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Emily: City, MnDOT work on parking area, highway work

The Emily City Council reviewed a proposed layout of parallel parking along Highway 6 as presented by Matt Indihar of the Minnesota Department of Transportation during the April 12 meeting, according to an unapproved summary of draft meeting minutes.

The Emily City Council reviewed a proposed layout of parallel parking along Highway 6 as presented by Matt Indihar of the Minnesota Department of Transportation during the April 12 meeting, according to an unapproved summary of draft meeting minutes.

The city would share in the cost of that parking, which includes approximately 30 parallel parking stalls for businesses at a cost of $60,000.

At one point the council discussed working with MnDOT for the purchase of a different lot for city parking with MnDOT paying $58,500 of the cost. After negotiation, however, a different plan for construction of parallel parking space was created. The city still has a purchase agreement for the proposed lot, but for it to be finalized, it must be approved by both MnDOT and municipal consent.

A special meeting discussing the new layout was held April 22.

The city was also informed that MnDOT required directions on lighting.

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In other April business, the council:

• Approved a charitable gambling license for Over the Hills Gang ATV Club.

• Approved Nate Deshayes as wastewater operator contractor contingent on insurance and pending 90 days notice to PeopleService.

• Discussed work on the city park, including excavation for installation of a fire hydrant as well as installation of an underground tank for the park well and removal of tree stumps at the park.

• Approved cleanup day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 10.

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Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).
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