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Fri
06
Jan

Edith Annette (Kennedy) Sommer, 83, of Ely, dies

Edith Annette (Kennedy) Sommer, 83, of Ely, passed away on January 5, 2017 with her family by her side. Edie was born June 13, 1933 and grew up in West Lafayette, IN. She graduated from Purdue University and held several job titles for the next few years, including Executive Secretary, Fashion Model, & Finishing School Instructor. She married Robert K. Sommer in the 1950s and re-located to MN, where they raised their family; Her most favorite career was Homemaker. After her husband passed in 1996, she married her best friend Robert H. Cary of Ely, remaining his loving wife until his death in 2006. Edie loved so many activities & especially loved winter & being outdoors. One of her greatest pleasures was spending time with her two grandsons and her beloved dog Cookie. She is preceded in death by her parents, sister, Rosemary Blechschmidt, and husbands.

Fri
06
Jan

Karin M. Scholz, 75, of Ely, formerly of Babbitt, dies

Karin Maria (Nilsen) Scholz passed away peacefully at Boundary Waters Care Center, January 6 at the age of 75. Karin was born in Bergen, Norway on July 14, 1941.
Karin was proceeded in death by her husband Eugene Scholz, her father Ole Nilsen, her mother Ruth Nilsen, and her special friend Fauna Aho.
Karin is lovingly remembered by son: Kirby (Beth) Scholz, daughters: Laura (Randy) Fredlund, Sonja (Jim) Pintar, grandchildren: Dustin (Jordan) Scholz, Lindy (Nick) Witzman, Dylan Scholz, (Kristin Raub), Jessica (Chris) Hanson, Joel (Jessica) DeMaris, Jamie (Jesse) White. Great grandchildren: Nicholas and Connor, Jabin, Austin and Kylee, Emmett & baby boy in May. Siblings: Jan (Joanne) Nilsen and Edwin (Mary Jean) Nilsen. Sister in-laws and Brother In-laws: Rosie, Helen, Thomas (Betty), Hugo Jr. (Linda), Donald (Marie), Annie, Gilbert, John (Susan) and Susan. Numerous nieces and nephews.

Fri
06
Jan

Ely’s official newspaper - The Ely Echo - Reporting each week on news of the Ely area

Ely Echo personnel have devoted over 112 years to the Ely Echo to make it Ely's largest circulation newspaper. We're proud of our people and our community. This is where we live , maintain our office, pay taxes and upkeep because we're committed to Ely - its present and its future. We appreciate our subscribers and advertisers! New subscribers always welcome. Phone 2`8-365-3141 for print or email subscriptions. elyecho.com web access is free!

Fri
06
Jan

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC The City of Ely is calling for interested applicants to fill the following vacancies on various City Boards, Commissions, and Committees:

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The City of Ely is calling for interested applicants to fill the following vacancies on various City Boards, Commissions, and Committees:

ELY AIRPORT COMMISSION
2- three year terms
*City or Non Resident

ELY LIBRARY BOARD
3- three year terms
*City or Non Resident

ELY PARK AND RECREATION BOARD
3-three year terms
*City or Non Resident

ELY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
1-three year term
*City Resident

ELY POLICE COMMISSION
3- three year terms
*City Resident

ELY UTILITIES COMMISSION
2- three year terms
*City or Non Resident

HERITAGE PRESERVATION COMMISSION
2-three year terms
*City or Non Resident

HOUSING REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
2- three year terms
*City Resident

TELECOMMUNICATIONS ADVISORY BOARD
2-three year terms
*Ely resident

Fri
06
Jan

Highway 88 Bridge Replacement Meeting at TOWN OF MORSE

Highway 88 Bridge
Replacement Meeting at TOWN OF MORSE

At the regular meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 the Board of Supervisors will discuss the proposed Highway 88 bridge replacement. This project is expected to take place in the summer of 2017 and could involve closures of the highway. Representatives from St. Louis County will be present to discuss the project and answer questons.

The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Morse Town Hall.

Nick Wognum, Clerk
Town of Morse

Fri
06
Jan

City of Ely - Public Notice

City of Ely - Public Notice

There will be a Public Hearing on January 17, 2017 at 4:45pm in the Ely City Hall Council Chambers for the purpose of discussing Ordinance No 306 2nd Series Point of Sale Certification.

Harold R Langowski,
City Clerk/Treasurer

Ely Echo
January 7, 2017
January 14, 2017

Fri
06
Jan

Dayton backs Prospector Loop ATV trail

by Tom Coombe
If at first you don’t succeed, try again.
That’s the approach Gov. Mark Dayton seems to be taking this year by submitting a $1.5 billion bonding proposal that, in many ways, is a rehash of a proposal that failed to take hold after a legislative standoff in 2016.
Two local projects will advance in a big way if lawmakers come to an agreement this time around.
Dayton’s plan includes $1 million for the Prospectors Loop ATV Trail and about $1.6 million to replace roofs on two classroom buildings at Vermilion Community College.
The proposal came as the legislative session opened in St. Paul, with Dayton pressing for action in a bill that he says will result in about 23,000 jobs across the state.
“I’m proposing a bonding bill that should have been passed nine months ago,” Dayton said in a conference call on Wednesday.
It’s the second time around in St. Paul for the ATV trail proposal.

Fri
06
Jan

CITY OF ELY NOTICE FOR LEGAL PRINTING BIDS

CITY OF ELY
NOTICE FOR LEGAL PRINTING BIDS

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Council of the City of Ely, St. Louis County, Minnesota, until Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 2:00 P.M. for doing legal printing and display advertising for the City of Ely, Minnesota for the year 2017.

No bid will be received after any bid has been opened. Bids shall be directed to the Ely City Council and may be filed with the Clerk/Treasurer on or before 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

Bids shall be securely sealed and endorsed upon the outside wrapper: “Bids for City of Ely Printing for 2017”.

The City Council reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informalities therein.

Specifications, instructions and bid forms for interested bidders are available at the office of the Clerk/Treasurer, 209 E Chapman St, Ely, Minnesota 55731.

Fri
06
Jan

ORDINANCE NO. 306, 2nd Series AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ELY, MINNESOTA, AMENDING CHAPTER 3, SECTION 3.08

ORDINANCE NO. 306, 2nd Series
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ELY, MINNESOTA,
AMENDING CHAPTER 3, SECTION 3.08

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ELY DOES HEREBY ORDAIN:
SECTION 1. Chapter 3, Section 3.08, of the City Code of the City of Ely, Minnesota is amended to read as follows:
SECTION 3.08. POINT OF SALE CERTIFICATION.

Subd. 1. Scope and Intent. The provisions of this Section shall apply to all real estate which is connected to the City’s sanitary sewer and located within the City. It is the intent of this ordinance to identify and eliminate inflow and infiltration resulting from cracked and leaking pipes, foundation drain connections, roof drain connections, and sump pump connections.

Subd. 2. Definitions. For the purpose of this Section, the following terms are defined as follows:

A. Buyer: Any person or entity who purchases a Property or to whom title to a Property is conveyed.

Fri
06
Jan

Council Minutes, December 20, 2016 Regular Meeting Ely City Council – City Hall, Council Chambers

Council Minutes, December 20, 2016
Regular Meeting Ely City Council – City Hall, Council Chambers

CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Novak called the Regular City Council Meeting to order at 5:37pm.

PRESENT: Council members A.Forsman(5:37pm), Kess, Debeltz, Omerza, Polyner, D.Forsman and Mayor Novak
ABSENT: None

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Debeltz/D.Forsman moved to approve the minutes from the December 6, 2016 Regular Council Meeting. Motion Carried Unanimously

ADDITIONS OR OMISSIONS TO AGENDA: None

MAYOR’S REPORT
Debeltz/D.Forsman moved to approve the National School Choice Week Proclamation. Motion Carried Unanimously.

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