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Christa Andrews appointed new City Clerk/Treasurer

The Emily City Council appointed Christa Andrews as city clerk/treasurer at its Oct. 8 regular monthly meeting.

Andrews will begin Nov. 1. Current clerk/treasurer Patricia Kestner will train her until Dec. 31.

In other business Oct. 8, the council:

• Presented Bob Swanson with a plaque in appreciation of his three years of service to planning and zoning and his five years as a council member.

• Learned that the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Department and Emily Police Department are working together on a narcotics investigation and to stop a recent rash of burglaries in Emily and other nearby communities.

• Approved hydro testing for SCBAs at a cost of $1,100. The testing is required every five years.

• Briefly discussed a road project for 2014 involving Robinson, Blue Lane East, Blue Lane West and Anna Drive, West Trout Avenue, Bloomquist Drive, Dahler Avenue and Trout Avenue.

• Heard that Heidi Peper of Short Elliott Hendrickson will work with the Park Commission to apply for grants for a trail system within the city.

• Approved a 25-year lease agreement for the Emily Emergency Food Shelf for the use of the former Unity Bank Building.

• Approved liquor licenses for Granny’s, Barrett’s Log Cabin, Bungalow and Redding’s Off-Sale.