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Silver Bay City Council moves forward on fire truck grant

On Monday Dec. 2, the Silver Bay City Council decided unanimously to move forward with resolution 2013-48, a written grant application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the purchase of a new fire truck.

The written grant application will go to FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The grant application will need to include the city's project description and budget, financial needs, cost benefit and statement of effect.

"The grant is to help us get a tender/pumper unit," Fire Chief Mike Rowlee said, adding that the unit would be very valuable for fighting fires where no city water or hydrants are available.

In other council news, the city announced that an open house will be held at the Minnesota Veterans Home on Dec. 11, from 2 p.m.- 5 p.m. Tours of the facility will be given and coffee and cookies will be served.

Other resolutions adopted:

Resolution 2013-46 - 2014 Final Budget

Resolution 2013-47 - 2014 Final Levy

The Council also approved the Certificate of Truth in Taxation Compliance and

custodial contracts for City Hall, the municipal liquor store, the fire hall, and the public library were approved.