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City of Emily manages public safety groups

The Emily City Council saw changes in police and fire personnel at its regular January meeting, according to a meeting summary.

The council approved the resignation of Eugene Genz from the fire department and learned that officers for the fire department for 2014 are Chief Kenny Roden, Assistant Chief Chad Jordan, Training Officer Chad Wosmek, Secretary Phil Yetzer and Treasurer Josh Rooker.

The council heard that First Response Chief Mariann Guentzel will renew her licensing. Guentzel will also advertise for new members.

The council approved Dan Schad as a part-time police officer. A meeting was scheduled for Monday, Jan. 27, in the council chambers for a presentation from the Pequot Lakes Police Department about police administration.

The council extended the resignation of Police Chief Kyle Larson to March 1.

A police protection agreement of four hours a month for $35 an hour for Little Pine Township was approved.

In other business, the council:

• Approved a request by the food shelf to remove the drive-up window from the property it leases from the city and agreed to review a request to cover unanticipated repair costs to the property.

• Approved submission of level 1 and 2 watercraft inspection grant applications and delegation agreements with the DNR.

• Approved ATV parking in the city parking lot on Second and Lake streets by request of the Over the Hill Gang ATV Club.

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