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City of Emily offers Clerk position to Okerman

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The position of city clerk/treasurer for the city of Emily was offered to Krista Okerman, the current Jenkins city clerk, according to draft meeting minutes from the Emily City Council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 10.

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However, Okerman declined the offer.

The Emily City Council also approved a 2014 preliminary tax levy of $924,405, according to draft meeting minutes. That’s a 6 percent increase over this year. The council will hold a truth in taxation meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 10. Until the budget is finalized in December, the preliminary levy can be lowered but not raised.

The council also decided to rescind a motion from the Aug. 13 regular council meeting for a 99-year lease with the Emily Emergency Food Shelf. The new lease offered to the food shelf includes a 25-year span at the cost of $1 per year with the option to renew with the same terms.

In other business, according to draft minutes, the council:

• Accepted the verbal propane contract rate of $1.499 per gallon to Ferrellgas for the 2013-14 heating year.

• Decided to contact the DNR to set a public meeting to discuss issues with the dam and low water levels for the Emily and Mary Lake Chain.

• Announced the Emily and Fifty Lakes City Clean Up Day will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 21. The collection site will be located by the Emily City Shop/Recycling area.

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