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Quick city council meeting to set 2019 levy

Grand Marais City Council in session
Grand Marais City Council in session

The Grand Marais City Council held one of its shortest-ever meetings on Wednesday, December 19. The last meeting of 2018 was held primarily to adopt the city’s budget and levy.
A unanimous motion passed to approve the city levy with an increase of 2.72 percent.
The other matter on the agenda was consideration of salary increases for non-union employees. The city previously negotiated a 3 percent cost-of-living increase with the city’s union employees, but supervisory staff is not included in that decision. Another unanimous motion passed to approve the same COLA increase for non-union city employees.
Having covered those two matters, Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux adjourned the meeting in just under four minutes.
The next Grand Marais City Council meeting will be Wednesday, January 9 at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.

WTIP's Rhonda Silence talks to the mayor about the motions passed, as well as the beaver situation in the Grand Marais harbor.