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Fri
19
Jan

Al Podominick, 83, of Ely, dies

Al Podominick, 83, of Ely, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely.
Al was born Sept. 15, 1934 in Keewatin, MN to Albert and Signe (Lindberg) Podominick. Al graduated from Keewatin High School in 1952 and from Dunwoody Institute in 1954. He worked at Bennett Mining Company until 1964, at Reserve Mining from 1965 to 1984 and for Waste Management from 1984 to 1996.
Al was a third generation miner and enjoyed watching sports. His family was the most important thing to him and he loved visiting them.
He is survived by his sons, John (Margie) Podominick of Lakeville and Ray (Kari) Podominick of Ely; and his daughter Vicki Podominick of Ely; two grandchildren, Liz Podominick of Colorado Springs, CO and Ashley Coombe of Duluth, MN.
He was proceeded in death by his wives Joanne and Rose and grandson Johnny.

Thu
18
Jan

Dina Hill, 70, of Ely, dies

Bernardine “Dina” Hill, 70, of Ely passed away at her home on January 11, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Dina was born on Dec. 2, 1947 to Bernard and Dorothy (Kobe) Hutar in Ely MN. She graduated from Ely Memorial High, Class of 1966.
Dina married Richard “Dick” Hill on January 19, 1968. On the day of her passing they were 8 days shy of their 50th wedding anniversary.
Together they raised three children: Sandy, Cory and Rich.

Thu
18
Jan

ELY: PUBLIC HEARINGS and COUNCIL MEETING DATE CHANGE

PUBLIC HEARINGS and COUNCIL MEETING DATE CHANGE

Notice is hereby given that the Ely City Council will be holding the following meetings on Wednesday, February 7, 2018:

5pm: Public Hearing for discussion and to hear public comment on the Ely Utilities Commission’s proposed rate increases on water, sanitary sewer, and electrical services.
Proposed Rates can be found on the City of Ely Website under City Departments – Ely Utilities or at the Clerk’s Office at City Hall.

5:30pm: Public Hearing for discussion and to hear public comment regarding the Interim Use Permit for the Jake Forsman Memorial Car Show and Burnout Competition on October 20, 2018.

6pm: City of Ely Council Meeting since the 2018 Caucus is during the regularly scheduled Council meeting time.

Harold R Langowski
Clerk/Treasurer Ely Echo, January 20 & 27, 2018

Thu
18
Jan

City of Ely ANIMAL LICENSES for 2018 for your dog or cat are now available!

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

City of Ely
ANIMAL LICENSES for 2018 for your dog or cat are now available!

Licenses are required by City Ordinance No. 102, 2nd Series and can be purchased at the Clerk’s Office in City Hall, 209 E Chapman St, Ely MN 55731 or at The Ely License Bureau located at 17 E Chapman St. License fee is $5.00 for spayed or neutered dogs/cats and $9.00 for those who are not. Please bring a certificate of current rabies immunization from your veterinarian.

City of Ely
Harold R Langowski, Clerk/Treasurer
Ely Echo, January 20 & 27, 2018

Thu
18
Jan

ORDINANCE NO. 319, 2nd Series

ORDINANCE NO. 319, 2nd Series

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ELY, MINNESOTA, ADDING TO THE ELY CITY CODE, CHAPTER 20, SECTION 20.13.18, ENTITLED VACATION OF ALLEY BETWEEN AHOLA ROAD AND FOREST STREET

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ELY DOES HEREBY ORDAIN:

SECTION 1. A new Section shall be added to Chapter 20 as Section 20.13.18, of the Ely City Code to read as follows:

SEC. 20.13.18 VACATION OF ALLEY BETWEEN AHOLA AND FOREST STREET

SECTION 2. The public right-of-way described as follows, to wit: That portion of the unbuilt alleyway parallel to Ahola Street and Forest Street bounded by Lots Two (2) through Eight (8), Block One (1), Maki Addition to the Town of Morse on the North and bounded by Lots Nine (9) through Fifteen (15), Block One (1), Maki Addition to the Town of Morse on the South

Said parcel contains 0.14 acres.

SUBJECT to the reservation of utility easements in favor of the City of Ely.

Thu
18
Jan

ORDINANCE NO. 317, 2nd Series

ORDINANCE NO. 317, 2nd Series

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ELY, MINNESOTA, ADDING TO THE ELY CITY CODE, CHAPTER 20, SECTION 20.13.16, ENTITLED VACATION OF A PORTION OF CITY-OWNED PROPERTY

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ELY DOES HEREBY ORDAIN:

SECTION 1. A new Section shall be added to Chapter 20 as Section 20.13.16, of the Ely City Code to read as follows:

SEC. 20.13.16 VACATION OF A PORTION OF CITY-OWNED PROPERTY. The public right-of-way described as that portion of Harvey Street lying east of 17th Avenue to 19th Avenue, in the plat of Robins Garden to Ely, is hereby vacated to wit:

ENTER LEGAL DESCRIPTION

Said parcel contains 0.45 acres.

SUBJECT to the reservation of utility easements in favor of the City of Ely.

SECTION 2. Effective Date: Pursuant to Section 3.08 of the Charter of the City of Ely, Minnesota, the adoption of this Ordinance is effective immediately after final adoption and publication.

Thu
18
Jan

PUBLIC HEARING

PUBLIC HEARING

The Ely Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday February 7th, 2018 at 5:30 pm in the 2nd Floor Council Chambers of City Hall to consider issuance of an Interim Use Permit (IUP) for the following event:

Jake Forsman Memorial Car Show and Burnout Competition.
The event is scheduled for Saturday October 20, 2018 from 8am until 6pm.

The permit request is to close Chapman Street from 2nd Avenue East to 4th Avenue East and to close 3rd Avenue East from Harvey Street to Sheridan Street. Subject to permit approval these sections of roadway would be closed to vehicle traffic during the event.

The Ely Public Library parking lot would also be closed to public vehicle traffic and utilized by this event on Saturday October 20th, 2018 from 8 am until 6 pm.

Thu
18
Jan

Council Minutes - January 2 & 9 2018 Regular Meeting Ely City Council

Council Minutes - January 2, 2018
Regular Meeting Ely City Council – City Hall, Council Chambers

CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Novak called the meeting to order at 5:30pm.

PRESENT: Council members A.Forsman, Debeltz, Callen, D.Forsman and Mayor Novak
ABSENT: Council Members Kess and Omerza

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Debeltz/D.Forsman moved to approve the minutes from the December 19, 2017 Regular Meeting. Motion Carried Unanimously.

ADDITIONS OR OMISSIONS TO AGENDA:

MAYOR’S REPORT
Proclamation Nation School Choice Week January 21-27, 2018 – to be posted at City Hall
Proclamation Northland 300 Day January 25, 2018 – to be posted at City Hall and Mayor Novak will be at their opening ceremony on January 25th to read the proclamation.
Council Members to various Committees for 2018- Mayor Novak suggested that the council look over the list and it will be discussed at the next meeting.

Thu
18
Jan

MPCA posts PolyMet draft water quality permit and Section 401 Certification

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has informed Poly Met Mining Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of PolyMet Mining Corp. (together “PolyMet” or the “company”) TSX: POM; NYSE AMERICAN: PLM – that it has posted the draft water quality permit and draft Section 401 Certification and supporting permit documentation on its website for the NorthMet copper-nickel-precious metals project.
As previously announced by the MPCA, public meetings on the draft air and water permits and the draft Permit to Mine will be held jointly February 7 and 8, 2018, in Aurora and Duluth, respectively. The public comment period for MPCA’s draft permits will begin prior to the February public meetings. The draft Permit to Mine was released for public comment by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on January 5, 2018.

Thu
18
Jan

Public Notice

Public Notice

The City of Ely is requesting Statements of Qualifications from interested and qualified Airport Consultants for Professional On-Call Airport Engineering and Planning Services for the Ely Municipal Airport for the next five (5) years. Professional, technical and advisory services are needed for projects identified in the Airport’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

Copies of the Request for Qualifications are available at Ely City Hall 209 East Chapman Street, Ely, MN. The deadline for submitting the RFQ to Ely City Hall is 4:30pm Friday February 9, 2018

Harold R. Langowski P.E.
Clerk-Treasurer
City of Ely
elyod@ely.mn.us Ely Echo 1/20 & 27/2018

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