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Legals for October 21, 2023

Regular Meeting Ely City Council – City Hall, Council Chambers

October 3, 2023 – Minutes

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Omerza called the meeting to order at 5:30pm in the City Hall Council Chambers.

 

PRESENT: Council members A.Forsman, Kess, Debeltz, Callen, Campbell, and Mayor Omerza

ABSENT: Council Member Bisbee

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Debeltz/Callen moved to approve the minutes from the September 19, 2023 Regular Council Meeting. Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Bisbee Absent.

 

ADDITIONS OR OMISSIONS TO AGENDA:

A.Additions 13.E Mortgage Subordination Agreement for the Residential Rehab Loan for Jerome Debeltz dated January 26, 2021 as Document No. 1402078.

B.Additions 13.F. Resolution 2023-024 Resolution Supporting Grant Application to the MN DNR Grant-In-Aid Off Highway Vehicle Trail Assistance Program for Maintenance

Callen/Campbell moved to approve the additions A and B. Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Bisbee Absent.

 

MAYOR’S REPORT:

Mayor Omerza indicated that she held the finish line tape for the Ely Marathon and had a lot of fun congratulating the runners.

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

Callen/Debeltz moved to waive the readings in entirety of all ordinances and resolutions on tonight’s agenda. Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Bisbee Absent.

 

REQUESTS TO APPEAR: None

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Standing/Special

Cemetery Committee

Debeltz/Campbell moved to approve the recommendation from Cemetery Committee to have City Public Works Crew do the Landscaping and Concrete Work (Foundations, Sidewalks, with possible tinting, brushing, etc.) at estimated $50,000 savings for the Columbarium Site.

Langowski indicated that we had bids from contractors to do other work around town and if the Public Works department does the concrete work for columbarium, it could be a great savings for the Cemetery. Langowski indicated that the savings could go towards the purchase of a mini excavator that could be used for cemetery burials and lawn mower.

Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Bisbee Absent.

 

Ely Utilities Commission (EUC)

A.Forsman/Campbell moved to approve the recommendation from EUC to approve change orders #9 for $1,897.04, #10 for $11,556.89 and #11 for $3,698.15 for the Waste Water Treatment Facility Project. Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Bisbee Absent.

 

A.Forsman/Callen moved to approve the recommendation from EUC to approve payment of the August EUC Bills list in the amount of $394,057.88. Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Bisbee Absent

 

A.Forsman/Debeltz moved to approve the recommendation from EUC to approve payment of $1000.00 to Mick Shusta for July and August A Operator Services for the Water and Waste Water Treatment Plants. Motion Carried Unanimously.

 

A.Forsman/Campbell moved to approve the recommendation from EUC to approve payment of $2,302.15 to Frontier Energy for professional services for Conservation Improvements. Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Bisbee Absent

 

A.Forsman/ Debeltz moved to approve the recommendation from EUC to approve payment of $3,400.00 Fryberger Law for the WWTF Project Legal Services.

Langowski indicated that this was for the PFA loan financing.

Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Bisbee Absent

 

A.Forsman/Campbell moved to approve the recommendation from EUC to approve payment of $33,483.61 to AE2S for the WWTF Improvement Project. Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Bisbee Absent

 

Housing and Redevelopment Authority: Minutes included in the Council Packet

 

DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS:

Clerk-Treasurer

Langowski indicated that we are working on finishing up projects, patching will be done by Starkman, and the other bigger projects will be completed soon.

The Utility Department will be working on closing down the parks water and winterizing the water lines in the next couple of weeks.

 

Fire Chief

Chief Marshall discussed the recent calls for the fire department. The public safety open house was a success with approximately 300 people attending. The Fire Department will be supporting the Jake Forsman Memorial Car Show and Burnout Competition by selling burgers and brats out of the fire hall.

Chief Marshall indicated that we received an offer for the 1983 Seagrave Ladder Truck from the City of Cook for $15,300.

Kess/A.Forsman moved to accept the offer for the 1983 Seagrave Ladder Truck to the City of Cook for $15,300. Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Bisbee Absent

 

Library Director

Library Assistant Tricia Flake discussed the current programming at the library which can be found on the library website. Flake also thanked the council for allowing the library workers to attend the ARSL Library Conference.

 

Police Chief

Chief Houde indicated that the radar sign has been installed by the school.

 

City Attorney

Discussion on Ordinance 372, 2nd Series An Ordinance of the City of Ely, Minnesota, Amending the Ely City Code, Chapter 10 and Ordinance 373, 2nd Series An Ordinance of the City of Ely, Minnesota, Deleting From the Ely City Code, Chapter 6, Section 6.32, Entitled Kennels.

Attorney Klun indicated that if the council has any changes, they would like to the ordinance to make a motion for each change, then we can have discussion and a vote on the matter.

A.Forsman/Kess moved to limit the licensing of the animals to dogs and not to include cats.

A.Forsman stated that his reasoning behind not having cats licensed is there are 100s of families that have cats that do not let them out of their homes. Forsman indicated that he does understand that we do have cats that run at large around town, but the ordinance discusses those incidences.

Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Bisbee Absent

 

A.Forsman/Kess moved to include household pets and not just dogs in Subd 13: Running at Large. Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Bisbee Absent

 

Attorney Klun asked the council about Subd 6 and allowing 6 animals per dwelling. Council was fine with how it was written with 6 animals allowed. Attorney Klun asked if any other changes needed to be made. No one had any more changes. Attorney Klun indicated that the 2nd Reading of the Ordinance with the changes will be on the next council agenda.

 

A.Forsman/Debeltz moved to approve the 2nd Reading Ordinance 374, 2nd Series An Ordinance of the City of Ely, Minnesota, Adding to the Ely City Code, Chapter 5, Section 5.01, Alcoholic Beverages Licensing and Regulation. Roll Called: Council Members A.Forsman – Yes, Kess- Yes, Debeltz – Yes, Callen – Yes, Campbell – Yes, Bisbee – Absent, and Mayor Omerza – Yes. Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Bisbee Absent

 

Debeltz/Campbell moved to approve the Note and Mortgage for the Residential Rehab Loan for Michael Dusich Jr and Alyce Dusich at 129 S 16th Ave E for $10,000 for a new furnace. Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Bisbee Absent

 

A.Forsman/Callen moved to approve the Note and Mortgage for the Commercial Rehab Loan for Surrey Trail, LLC – Abby Dare – at 15 E Sheridan St for $17,500 for a new heating system. Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Bisbee Absent

 

City Engineer

 

COMMUNICATIONS: None

 

CLAIMS FOR PAYMENT:

Kess/Debeltz moved to approve the City and EUC Claims for October 3rd, 2023 for $291,781.79. Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Bisbee Absent

 

OLD BUSINESS: None

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Callen/A.Forsman moved to accept the bids for the Trailhead Building project were received on September 14, 2023 the low bidder was Max Gray Construction at $2,760,000 ($862/SF), pending approval from granting agency. Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Bisbee Absent

 

Campbell/Callen moved to approve the Residential Rehab Loan for Joe and Nicole Shusta at 539 E Chapman St for up to $10,000 for a new energy efficient propane furnace, pending proper paperwork, fees and to direct Attorney Klun to work with the applicant and proceed with loan application. Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Bisbee Absent

 

A.Forsman/Callen moved to approve Resolution 2023-023 - Resolution Making Levy Assessment Against Taxable Properties for Delinquent Water, Sewer, and Electric Accounts. Roll Called: Council Members A.Forsman – Yes, Kess- Yes, Debeltz – Yes, Callen – Yes, Campbell – Yes, Bisbee – Absent, and Mayor Omerza – Yes. Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Bisbee Absent.

 

Consider Public Hearing regarding Blighted Property at 1545 E Harvey St

Langowski indicated that the property owner reached out and they plan on fixing/securing the trailer and selling the property.

Building Official Whitney indicated that he talked to the property owner and she plans to fix up the property and sell it.

A.Forsman/Campbell moved to get a schedule/timeline from the property owner at 1545 E Harvey Street for fixing up the property. Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Bisbee Absent.

 

Kess/Campbell moved to approve the Mortgage Subordination Agreement for the Residential Rehab Loan for Jerome Debeltz dated January 26, 2021 as Document No. 1402078. Motion Carried 6-0-1-1 with Bisbee Absent and Debeltz abstaining.

 

Callen/Debeltz moved to approve the Resolution 2023-024 Resolution Supporting Grant Application to the MN DNR Grant-In-Aid Off Highway Vehicle Trail Assistance Program for Maintenance.

Langowski indicated that this is for the Prospector Loop Trails to support the application process for Grant-in Aid, also for the planning, permitting, and maintenance of the trail sections.

Roll Called: Council Members A.Forsman – Yes, Kess- Yes, Debeltz – Yes, Callen – Yes, Campbell – Yes, Bisbee – Absent, and Mayor Omerza – Yes. Motion Carried 6-0-1 with Bisbee Absent.

 

OPEN FORUM:

Joe Prioreschi – 1325 N 19th Ave E – Prioreschi stated that as people were leaving after the Board of Adjustment meeting on September 20th someone fell going out the front steps.

Langowski indicated that we are working on doing tuck pointing and some improvements at City Hall, with that project we are looking at doing improvements to the front stairs.

 

Doug Johnston – 1302 18th Ave E – Johnston apologized to the Board of Adjustment Commission stating that the system was rigged. Johnston invited the council members to his house to check out how the RV Park is going to affect the neighborhood.

 

Fredericka Musgrave – 30 W Shagawa – Musgrave thanked the council for the process of the animal licensing ordinance. Musgrave was happy about the process and opening the process up to the public comment several times. Appreciate the council taking input from the citizens. Musgrave indicated that she is upset that the public comment is closed for the next meeting for the Board of Adjustment on October 11th. She would like to see that meeting open to public comment.

 

ADJOURN:

Mayor Omerza adjourned the council meeting at 6:20pm without objection.

 

Casey Velcheff

Deputy Clerk

5001-252337

Oct. 21, 2023

 

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Study Session Meeting Minutes Sept. 26th 2023

Joint Study Session with Planning & Zoning

 

Mayor Omerza called the meeting to order at 6:37pm

Present: Council members A.Forsman, Kess, Debeltz, Callen, Campbell, and Mayor Omerza.

Absent: Council Member Bisbee

 

Also Present- Planning and Zoning Commissioners Mauro Caruso, Emily Roose, Mike Banovetz, Alan White and David Hernesmaa

 

ADDITIONS OR OMISSIONS: None

 

OLD BUSINESS: None

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Discussion with Planning and Zoning to discuss the updated evaluation of permissible and conditional uses list.

 

Planning and Zoning Chair Mike Banovetz started the discussion by giving a background on the length of time P&Z has been working on the permissible and conditional uses list. He stated that there is information on changes that have been made, and since they started working on this most on the P&Z Commission are now new and a lot was done within the last month. Near the end, a couple new things were added such as mini storage and a dog park. Banovetz stated that him and Commissioner Mauro Caruso started working together to eliminate things that they didn’t think were appropriate for the City and discussed these with the commission. Right now they are cleaning the list up and had good insight from new folks on the commission.

 

Planning and Zoning provided a side by side comparison of the original permissible and conditional uses list as well as an updated one for Council to compare.

 

Mayor Omerza- asked if there were any areas that they wanted Council to look at first or if the P&Z Board wanted to start.

 

Banovetz -stated that the updated list combined P1 and P2 (Public 1 and Public 2).

He stated that they didn’t change C1 (Commercial 1) and C2 (Commercial 2) but wanted to make a recommendation to combine C1 and C2 to just C1. He stated that he and Commissioner Caurso had a word doc that has the current definitions and what they are proposing for definitions and the reason they are wanting to combine them is because the wording is so similar.

 

Banovetz- stated they were recommending to just to have P1 and C1 and eliminate P2 and C2. He read the definitions from the code book (C1-C2) and combining the two into C1- to provide for a shopping area with general offices and general retail sales including businesses that require large amounts of land to conduct business and desire highway frontage.

 

Kess stated that C2 was created for the businesses in the business park on Miner’s Drive where they did not want to have retail, they didn’t want people to buy the property and create another retail center and that C2 was aimed at businesses that need standalone facilities.

 

Caurso stated that when this came about it was when they were working on the comprehensive land plan, they spotted stuff everywhere. The reason to combine C1 and C2 is for larger areas that are commercial. The only difference in C2 now states that they would need minimum setbacks which is still required because there isn’t anything existing, and would have to be built new. This would fall under the building official which meets the frontage because of parking, everything that we now apply to any new building.

 

Kess stated that the biggest difference is that it is retail and do we want retail to be able to go anywhere. And why not have two commercial zones?

 

Caruso stated that the business park we do have is on Miner’s Drive and we already have rules for that. The commission went through the land that the city owns, and what the possibilities are. You will see we took out some things, and if it was annexed in it would apply to the new rules. If someone wanted to open a retail shop in the business park depending on the type it is, if it is not zoned properly they wouldn’t be able to.

 

Kess-if it was a retail shop they could because it would be an allowable use- C2 now is reserved for the business park and shouldn’t have mixed kinds of business.

 

Caurso- It is very spotted, and there are C1 and C2s and RTs that are all mixed together.

 

Forsman- The majority of the businesses on the East end of Sheridan St are zoned C2-so C2 is being used as retail.

 

Caurso- We are thinking of what we already have, expansions and how we can minimize how we can have all this spot zoning. There is stuff everywhere. It was a way to try and reign in and make a commercial district and a residential district as we move forward.

 

Banovetz- Further down in the ordinance there are examples of basic provisions, under C1. It says central district business shops, general commercial uses and services. It says on site size not to exceed 3 units or 25 feet of square frontage. In C2 it says services, roadside uses for travelers’ convenience, grocery stores, limited shopping facilities, on sight signs and drive-ins. With lot areas, set-backs, side setbacks, rear yard setback total building coverage and height. Under C1 they are not applicable until you get to total building coverage which is 90 percent and a height of 3 stories or 45 feet. Under C2 square foot is not applicable, sidewall dimension not applicable, lot width not applicable, lot area not applicable, but front set back at 25 feet, side yard setback at 8 feet, corner side yard at 15 feet, rear yard setback at 15 feet, and total building coverage 50 percent and 2 stories or 35 feet. That is the definition we have right now.

 

Mayor Omerza- Is there something else that covers the business park? Are the covenants still in place?

 

Banovetz- according to ordinance they still exist.

 

Mayor Omerza- I see planning and zonings side in cleaning it up and also why there is a need to keep them separate.

 

Banovetz- let’s move on to P1- Currently states lands owned for the establishment of public services, utilities, structures, and other buildings necessary for the health, safety and welfare and the public. P2 says lands owned for the establishment of public services, utilities, structures, and other buildings necessary for public and related works, for the health, safety and welfare of the public, just make it P1.

 

Mayor Omerza-are there any differences in P1 or P2?

 

Banovetz- nothing in ordinance that distinguishes them.

 

Forsman- Are public parks and schools considered part of this? Public works is grouped in this as well. Public Works has fuel tank storage and now that is not a permitted use in that zoning.

 

Caruso- we are not saying to change any zoning, the zoning is staying where it is, we are just saying to combine the two. So for public works it still fits in public 1 or 2 it doesn’t matter. That zoning for public is already there.

 

Forsman- Fuel storage is not zoned for any public use. So it is conditional everywhere, however it is appropriate in a public works area.

 

Caruso- we are just saying the definition still fits under both, there are no gas filling stations in P1 or P2.

 

Banovetz- They are listed as O (open) and not X in the uses, so someone would have to come and let Planning and Zoning what they want to do and they will decide if it is appropriate or not.

 

Forsman- it should be an O for public also.

 

Caruso- It isn’t in there

 

Forsman- Public works has fuel storage it should be a conditional use in a public facility, as a conditional use you’ll have to consider it.

 

Banovetz- Fuel storage will have to come before P&Z to make sure it is appropriate.

 

Forsman- Commercial Zoning C1 or C2, especially in downtown Ely a majority of businesses were built with residents above them. Say you have a building with a residence on top and it is not being used as a residence does that negate the ability for that place to become a rental or residence.

 

Caruso- We have a housing issue so we would love to have housing, the idea was that if you take a home and turn it into a business in a commercial district it would remain a business from that point on. Not the ones with a residence on top, but a home, if it turns into a commercial property it should remain a commercial property. The point was to make commercial, residential and eliminate all these spots.

 

Kess- This is of concern to me, apartments are listed as acceptable in a residential area but not in a commercial area, so if I had a business with an apartment above and I tried to sell the unit I would be out of compliance. We have lots of apartments in C1 and C2 areas, we don’t want to make it tougher on these people. There should be X’s there as an allowed use. If someone wanted to build an apartment on Sheridan St. we would say no? This is a concern for not only the existing uses in the commercial zone and any potential ones.

 

Roose- This was intended to be the primary use of the building and the apartments above would be secondary so therefore would be allowed.

 

Forsman- I’ve heard that before and it would help if that was written somewhere.

 

Banovetz- When I went through examples there was nothing in there about apartments it’s not allowed today.

 

Roose- Could we add in a definition for primary and secondary use in the ordinance?

 

Caruso- That is already under the building and occupancy. We have a shop at the bottom and an apartment on the top in a commercial zone, doesn’t the use of the building fall under the occupancy use that is already in there, and that defines primary and secondary.

 

Kess- Easiest way to fix this is to make it an allowable use. Or to be sure it allows multiple occupancies. If someone tries to sell, this will complicate the transaction.

 

Caruso- Everyone that is grandfathered in is not changing. The idea was to take out all the spots everywhere and to unite the residential and commercial.

 

Banovetz- We are providing the information you are the deciders.

 

Mayor Omerza- We have it covered it should be understood. Hotels and motels are allowed, outfitters and recreational, would that cover it as well? Rooming house, boardinghouse?

 

Kess-Boarding house would be long term.

 

Forsman- Rooming housing we referred to in the short-term rental, we were keeping them separate for the outfitters.

 

Banovetz- There was some discussion specifically to Voyageur North Outfitter during the summer that is for the canoeing customers, but in the winter they change it over to rooming for college students.

 

Kess- Sounds like a hybrid license can do short term rental for part and long term for the rest.

 

Mayor Omerza- Are we ok with the housing?

 

Kess- when it comes to what we want to add.

 

Banovetz- One of the things Mauro brought up about Sheridan St. was thinking about that being a commercial zone down the whole street in the long term. When the city was young it was the only road into Ely, and that is why there are a lot of homes along there. When they get converted into a business they should stay a business. However there are some businesses that are in homes, that could be still be sold as a home. It is really difficult to cover every situation with these things so the tendency is to put O’s instead of X’s so we can have them come before the commission to talk about what they are planning on doing to see if it is a compatible use.

 

Forsman- There are plenty of examples of business that went from house to business from business to house.

 

Caruso- There is nothing in place that stops them now.

 

Forsman- There were comments made that once it is a business we don’t want it going back to being a residence.

 

Kess- We have seen several examples of people going back and forth and there is no reason to require it stays a business if the owner wished to re convert it. I am generally not in favor of it.

 

Caruso- Just to be clear it’s a discussion we had. There is nothing in place now that stops it.

 

Building Official Whiney- Short term rental is permitted in the C district because we don’t have a limit in the C district. So we look at short term rentals and commercial use. We haven’t had too many that have converted from business back to house, we have a few that converted to a short term rental.

 

Banovetz- Comparing the right side to left side of permissible uses, you can see on the right side it includes more uses into one.

 

Mayor Omerza- Define child care center?

 

Caurso- We had a lengthy conversation about that, the state defines that.

 

Mayor Omerza- Taking out explosives and distribution?

 

Banovetz- We thought storing explosives in town wasn’t a good idea

 

Banovetz- When you look at the chart, there are a lot of markings and we tried to make it less. One of the things we saw when we worked on this plan, we saw how our city was a patch work of zones instead of having a consistent area of zones.

 

Campbell- RV parks, are not included on the right side.

 

Caruso- It is combined with campgrounds

 

Campbell- It is a public campground?

 

Banovetz- it is not a P use- when we did the research on P (Public) we are thinking of schools, hospitals, parks, things are for public services, or things that are owned by the City.

 

Kess- Are we talking about private campground?

 

Banovetz- You are right

 

Mayor Omerza- Is it under campground?

 

Caruso- It is because it is open to the public.

 

Mayor Omerza- What does RV fall under?

 

Caruso- Campground-public campground.

 

Kess- Think we should re name public campground to private campground

 

Forsman- If you look at school you can have public or private school.

 

Mayor Omerza- So we can do that? Change public or private campground, because it would be privately owned.

 

Caruso- We can put it on the agenda and see how it falls.

 

Forsman- What is O as far as zoning?

 

Caruso- It stands for open area

 

Mayor Omerza- Anything else anyone needs to add or say? What is the next step?

 

Caruso- We are going to do some research on public and private uses, we are going to go over some of the wording for commercial businesses and apartments on on top. We will add some O’s to some of those spots.

 

Mayor Omerza- Can we check on business park covenant?

 

Forsman- When schools were brought up, public or private, they are on the list twice. Can we take a look at that?

 

Mayor Omerza- We need to change it to private and charter.

 

Caruso- We can eliminate and just change to school.

 

Mayor Omerza- Anything else.

 

Banovetz- We didn’t talk about adult business, we didn’t talk about SSL&SR and SML. Shoreline uses. We did not address these at all and weren’t part of our work. Not sure if we have any land for these.

 

Caruso- Isn’t the comp plan due again? Every 5 years? This could be part of the comprehensive land use to remove some of those items that don’t exist.

 

Mayor Omerza- Would be good to meet again and good to figure some of this stuff out. We appreciate the work you do.

 

Mayor Omerza- Adjourned the meeting at 7:37pm

 

Katie Richards

Accounting Clerk

5001-252335

Oct. 21, 2023

 

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Notice of Meeting

Ely Public Schools

Board Negotiations Committee

 

Monday, October 23rd at 5:00 p.m.

 

School Board Meeting Room

2nd floor of the Memorial building

600 E. Harvey St.

Ely, MN 55731

 

Purpose: EEA Contract

 

Ely Echo October 21, 2023

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POSITION OPENING

Ely Public Schools

Paraprofessional

 

Ely Public Schools is accepting applications for a Paraprofessional for the 2023-2024 school year; background check required.

 

Qualifications include:   

•  Associate’s  Degree/equivalent or complete a Para Pro exam with a passing score (www.ets.org/parapro)

•  Preferred experience working with school age children

•  Evidence of ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively in a collaborative setting

•  Ability to perform job description duties

 

Benefits include:           

•  Paid sick leave, personal days and vacation

•  Health and life insurance

•  Flexible spending account

•  PERA retirement

 

Application available at: www.ely.k12.mn.us

 

A complete application must include the following:

       •    District Application

       •    Resume

       •    College Transcripts

       •    2 letters of recommendation

 

Return materials to: Ely Public Schools, Attn: Superintendent, 600 E. Harvey St., Ely, MN 55731 or email lwestrick@ely.k12.mn.us. Contact the District Office

for a complete job description.

 

Starting Rate of Pay: $17.23/hour

 

Hours: 6.5 hours/day

 

Deadline to apply: October 25, 2023; open until filled.

 

Ely Echo October 14, 21, 2023

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POSITION OPENING

Ely Public Schools

High School Paraprofessional 

 

Ely Public Schools is accepting applications for a Paraprofessional for the 2023-2024 school year; background check required.

 

Qualifications include:   

•  Associate’s  Degree/equivalent or complete a Para Pro exam with a passing score (www.ets.org/parapro)

•  Preferred experience working with school age children

•  Evidence of ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively in a collaborative setting

•  Ability to perform job description duties

 

Benefits include:           

•  Paid sick leave, personal days and vacation

•  Health and life insurance

•  Flexible spending account

•  PERA retirement

 

Application available at: www.ely.k12.mn.us

 

A complete application must include the following:

       •    District Application

       •    Resume

       •    College Transcripts

       •    2 letters of recommendation

 

Return materials to: Ely Public Schools, Attn: Superintendent, 600 E. Harvey St., Ely, MN 55731 or email lwestrick@ely.k12.mn.us. Contact the District Office

for a complete job description.

 

Starting Rate of Pay: $17.23/hour

 

Hours: 6.5 hours/day

 

Deadline to apply: October 23, 2023; open until filled.

 

Ely Echo October 14, 21, 2023

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FULL-TIME POLICE OFFICER

 

The City of Babbitt is accepting applications for a full-time police officer. We will be considering both lateral and entry level police officers for this position. Lateral officers must have at least one year of experience in law enforcement and compensation will be negotiated depending on experience. The City of Babbitt has approximately 1400 residents and encompasses more than 107 square miles of jurisdiction. We are located within the Superior National Forest, approximately 20 miles from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The area hosts a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities and serves as a vacation destination for many who enjoy our forests, lakes, trails, and campgrounds.

 

General Statement of Duties: perform responsible police work to protect life and/or property enforce state laws and local ordinances, render first aid, and create and maintain public safety and relations. All applicants must be licensed by the Minnesota POST Board or be eligible to be licensed by the date of employment. The selected applicant must also pass a medical and psychological exam, as well as background check, prior to employment.

 

Applications are available at www.babbitt-mn.com and must be returned to City Hall at 71 South Dr. Babbitt, MN 55706..

 

Ely Echo

October 21 and 28, 2023

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Notice of Meeting

Ely Public Schools

Facilities Committee

 

Thursday, October 26th at 11:00 a.m.

 

Submarine Conference Room

New building

600 E. Harvey St.

Ely, MN 55731

 

Purpose: Facilities Planning

 

Ely Echo October 21, 2023

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CALENDAR PARKING

 

Calendar Parking Begins November 1st at Midnight.

Residents should begin parking their vehicles on the night of October 31st on the North side of the Streets and the West side of Avenues. (on this side all house numbers are odd) since November 1st is an odd numbered day.

 

Calendar Parking is in effect from November 1 through May 31. You may park after 6:00 p.m. each evening for the next day’s calendar date whether it is an even or odd date as follows:

 

STREETS:        ODD date-park on NORTH side (on this side all house

               numbers are odd)

               EVEN date-park on SOUTH side (on this side all house

               numbers are even)

AVENUES:       ODD date-park on WEST side (on this side all house

               numbers are odd)

               EVEN date-park on the EAST side (on this side all house

               numbers are even)

 

For example: Today is Friday, February 4th. You need to park your car after 6 pm or before midnight for the following day Saturday, February 5th (which is an ODD date) so you would park on the NORTH side of the street or the WEST side of the avenue. On Saturday, February 5th you need to park your car after 6 pm or before midnight for the following day Sunday, February 6th (which is an EVEN date) so you would park on the SOUTH side of the street or the EAST side of the avenue.

 

Tickets will be issued to violators. If you have any questions please call the Ely Police Department at 218-365-3222.

 

Reminder: Calendar parking tickets must be paid within 14 days of issuance unless an Administrative Hearing is requested. Failure to do so will result in an additional late fee of $25.00. The City of Ely, at its discretion, may choose to send the matter for collections or your vehicle may be towed and impounded until all fines and fees are paid.

 

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Ely Police Department

Ely, MN

Full-time Patrol Officer

Deadline: Open until Filled

 

The Ely Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of a full-time Patrol Officer. Our department consists of 7 fulltime licensed peace officers and 1 administrative assistant. Starting base salary for 2023 is $29.95, with pay increases at 6 months, 1 year, and reaching top pay at year 2 ($33.58). Longevity steps on top of base pay. Employees also shall receive 4 % wage shift differential for all hours worked between 3:00pm and 7:00 am. Benefits include, health, dental, health savings, uniform allowance, 14 paid holidays, 2 personal days, vacation and sick leave.

 

Applicants must be P.O.S.T. licensed or eligible for licensing at the time of hire. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, possess a valid MN driver’s license, pass a background check, physical fitness exam, and psychologic examination prior to appointment. To be considered, you must submit a City of Ely application. Lateral transfers are encouraged to apply; pay and benefits may be evaluated based on years of service and experience.

 

Contact Sandy at Ely Police Department at 218-504-5146 to obtain an application or go to the City of Ely website at www.ely.mn.us

 

The City of Ely is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Ely Police Department

209 E. Chapman Street

Ely, MN 55731

(218)504-5146

 

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Boards and Committee Openings

 

The City of Ely is calling for interested applicants to fill the following vacancies on the

 

Tree Board

1-Mid Term

*resident or non-resident

 

Police Commission

1-Mid Term

*resident or non-resident

 

For more information on the committees go to https://www.ely.mn.us/boards If you are interested in serving on a committee please remit a letter of interest or fill out the “Application to serve on city commission” and remit to the Ely City Clerk’s Office, 209 E. Chapman Street, Ely, MN or email deputyclerk@ely.mn.us by November 2, 2023 at 4:30pm. Questions, please contact the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office at 218-365-3224.

 

Casey Velcheff

Deputy Clerk

 

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TOWN OF MORSE

 

The regular Tuesday, November 14, 2023 meeting of the Board of Supervisors for the Town of Morse has been changed to THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2023 at 5 p.m. at the Morse Town Hall.

 

Nick Wognum, Clerk

Town of Morse

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