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Akeley hires interim liquor store manager

The Akeley Council, having received the resignation of liquor store manager Bob Winner effective March 31, appointed Lacey Hitchcock to fill the position on an interim basis.

Hitchcock is currently employed at the liquor store at $9.09 per hour; she will receive $12.50 per hour as manager.

The council will interview applicants at 4 p.m. Monday, April 12, the interviews open to the public. The council agreed the position should be paid on an hourly basis, as opposed to salaried.

A final determination on filling the position is expected at the regular April 14 meeting. Five have applied.

The council has also scheduled a work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 6 to discuss a three-year plan for road repair, a city survey on road repair and discussion on roads with poor drainage.