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05
Jan

Council Minutes - December 19, 2017 Regular Meeting Ely City Council – City Hall, Council Chambers

Council Minutes - December 19, 2017
Regular Meeting Ely City Council – City Hall, Council Chambers

CALL TO ORDER- Acting Mayor Omerza called the meeting to order at 5:30pm.

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Debeltz/D.Forsman moved to approve the Minutes from the December 5, 2017 Regular Meeting. Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Mayor Novak Absent.

ADDITIONS OR OMISSIONS TO AGENDA:

MAYOR’S REPORT
Debeltz/D.Forsman moved to cancel the study session on December 26, 2017. Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Mayor Novak Absent.

Fri
05
Jan

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The City of Ely is looking for applicant(s) to be on the Ely Charter Commission, applicants must be a City of Ely Resident.

Letter of application should be filed with the Ely Charter Commission, 209 E Chapman St, Ely, MN 55731.

Ely Echo, January 6 & 13, 2018

Fri
05
Jan

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
1- three year term
*City or Non Resident

ELY CEMETERY COMMITTEE
1– three year term
*City Resident

GARDNER TRUST BOARD
three year term
*City Resident

ELY LIBRARY BOARD
1- three year term
*City or Non Resident

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

ELY POLICE COMMISSION
1- three year term
*City Resident

Letter of application should be filed with the Clerk/Treasurer, 209 E Chapman St, Ely MN 55731 prior to Noon on January 16, 2018.

Casey Velcheff
Deputy Clerk

Ely Echo, January 6 & 13, 2018

Fri
05
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 16, 2018, 2:00 P.M. for doing legal printing and display advertising for the City of Ely, Minnesota for the year 2018.

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 16, 2018 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 2018”.

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
05
Jan

Notice of Draft Permit to Mine for PolyMet NorthMet Project

Public Comment Period Open Through March 6, DNR to hold 2 Public Meetings in February
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has opened a public comment and objection period on a draft permit to mine for the proposed Poly Met Mining, Inc. (PolyMet) NorthMet mining project. Following review of PolyMet’s permit to mine application, the DNR has prepared draft special conditions for the NorthMet project. Together, the application and the draft special conditions are considered the draft permit to mine. The draft permit to mine and several related fact sheets are posted on the DNR’s permit to mine webpage for the NorthMet project: www.dnr.state.mn.us/polymet/permitting/ptm.html.

Submitting Public Comments and Objections

Wed
03
Jan

Looking back at 2017: Ely Echo’s year in review

JANUARY

Wed
03
Jan

Kids snowmobile oval racing returns to Fall Lake on January 6

The Ely area will host youth snowmobile oval ice racing for the fourth year.
This time the races return to Fall Lake, in front of the Longbranch in Winton.
The KCPRO East ice racing circuit tried Shagawa last year but will return to Fall Lake for 2018.
The awards banquet following the race will be held at the Grand Ely Lodge.
Races are for kids ages four to 14 and there is a demo machine for youth who would like to try it out.
The event is free for spectators with 11 different classes of races starting at 10 a.m.
This year there will again be at least one Ely connection with Brant Gruba, age 9, who’s in his fifth year of racing.
Brant is the son of Adam and Shawntel Gruba and the grandson of Rod and Sheila Gruba of Ely.
“So far the temps for that day predict 15 degrees above zero. It’s been so cold last few years,” said Shawntel Gruba. “We are predicting a big turn out with members from Canada and KCPRO West joining us.

Wed
03
Jan

Ely named to top 20 MN Airbnb sites

by Anne Swenson -

Mon
01
Jan

Revenues flat, operating loss at EBCH

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
01
Jan

Lake Country Power’s Operation Round Up reaches $2 million milestone

Operation Round Up recipients are pictured receiving their program funding at Lake Country Power’s service center in Mountain Iron. Left to right: Christine Johnson, Operation Round Up Trust Board; Debra Frazier, former Operation Round Up director and president; Bobbi Maish, Operation Round Up Trust Board; Captain Teresa Brecto, The Salvation Army of Hibbing; Caleb Littler and Billie Rouse, Boundary Waters Choral Festival; Jeanne Tomlinson, STEM Workshops in Ely; and Kristin Wagner, Twelfth Step House, Inc.

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