The Emily City Council approved a final 2019 general revenue tax levy of $1,000,100.96, or a 2 percent increase over 2018. The increase corresponds with projects to build a maintenance shop, replace Emily Dam bridge beams and purchase a grass rig for the fire department.

During the Dec. 11 meeting, the council also approved a fire department recommendation to buy a Polaris Ranger Crew XP 1,000 EPS Northstar edition as a grass fire rig and discussed maintenance shop construction.

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The council decided to move the maintenance shop east of the previous location. The city will work with Sourcewell to streamline the construction process.

In other business, the council:

• Agreed to renew a police protection agreement with Little Pine Township.

• Agreed to continue with Ritter and Ritter for sewer jetting and televising services.

• Amended a land use and subdivisions ordinance to add a definition of commercial storage use and modification of the use chart to include commercial storage facilities, modification for extractive uses and modification of extractive use special provisions.

• Approved repair of the city dump truck for $5,000 for Quality Fabricating.

• Agreed to hire Pike Plumbing and Heating to install a valve on the kitchen radiator for $874.

• Approved a contract between the city of Emily and Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority for small cities development program grant administration services for up to $29,000.

• Agreed to create a fund for the Emily City Library.