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Jan

Council Minutes - December 18, 2018 Regular Meeting Ely City Council

Council Minutes - December 18, 2018
Regular Meeting Ely City Council – City Hall, Council Chambers

1. CALL TO ORDER – Mayor Novak Called the Regular Council Meeting to order at 5:30pm

2. PRESENT: Council members A.Forsman, Kess, Debeltz, Omerza, Callen, D.Forsman and Mayor Novak
ABSENT: None

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
D.Forsman/A.Forsman moved to approve the minutes from the December 4, 2018 Regular Council Meeting. Motion Carried Unanimously.

4. ADDITIONS OR OMISSIONS TO AGENDA
A. Addition 8.A. Events Coordinator Bureau
Item A added without objection.

5. MAYOR’S REPORT
Mayor Novak stated at the 1st meeting in January we will discuss Council Committee Assignments.

Thu
03
Jan

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC - calling for interested applicants

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

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

Ely Utilities Commission
1- two year mid term
1- three year term
*resident or non-resident
Please remit a letter of interest and qualifications by 4:30p.m. on January 10, 2019.

Library Commission
1- three year term
*resident or non-resident
Please remit a letter of interest and qualifications by Noon on January 15, 2019.

Police Commission
1- three year term
*resident
Please remit a letter of interest and qualifications by Noon on January 15, 2019.

Remit the letter of interest to the Ely City Clerk’s Office, 209 E. Chapman Street, Ely, MN or email casey.velcheff@ely.mn.us. Questions, please contact the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office at 218-226-5474 or 218-226-5449.

Casey Velcheff
Deputy Clerk

Thu
03
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 15, 2019, 2:00 P.M. for doing legal printing and display advertising for the City of Ely, Minnesota for the year 2019.

Bids shall be securely sealed and endorsed upon the outside wrapper: “Bids for City of Ely Printing for 2019”.

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.

BY THE ORDER OF THE ELY CITY COUNCIL
Harold R Langowski, City Clerk/Treasurer

Ely Echo
January 5, 2019
January 12, 2019

Mon
31
Dec

Kids snowmobile oval racing returns to Fall Lake on January 5

The Ely area will host youth snowmobile oval ice racing for the fifth year.
The KCPRO East ice racing circuit returns to Fall Lake, in front of the Longbranch in Winton.
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.
Race divisions include Kitty Cats, 120s, 206s, champ sleds and 340s.
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 10, who’s in his sixth year of racing.
Brant is the son of Adam and Shawntel Gruba and the grandson of Rod and Sheila Gruba of Ely.
The event is part of a circuit of races that this season will be held in Ely, Duluth, Chisholm, Virginia, Cloquet, Britt and Rice Lake, WI.

Sun
30
Dec

From the miscellaneous drawer - Holiday time

Having the photo booth and equipment at the Echo, operator Cam Weisert has found his techie skills put to test often, especially with the elderly.
Not me. I still haven’t joined the skill level to deal with smart phones. I still have a flip phone, upgraded from the washing machine mishap, but still a flip phone.
What’s your favorite story from the Christmas holiday? One of mine this year are the men who had a heartbeat printout encased in a snowflake ornament for their wives, sisters, who were mourning their mother this season.
Another was the man who mentioned that an anonymous cash gift had prompted an unexpected gift for his son to enjoy. This is a truly kind community so I’m sure there were many other acts of thoughtfulness shown. Joe Bianco’s revolving carousel on Burntside among them. Wow, what a lot of work!

Sat
29
Dec

Hook and bullet club - Father-Son time

Two paths to the outdoors last Saturday. Megan took to the ice and a walk across the BWCA line for some crappie fishing. Evan and I took a wheeler ride out to the shack for some deer stand clean-up work.
Megan had a head start and had a crappie on the ice by the time we got out to the stand. The weather was decent, with a slight breeze.
Working inside a covered stand, Evan released the straps and then called for help to lift the canvas over the top of the metal frame.
The two of us slowly worked the material over the edge of the framework, trying not to add any more rips.
“This might have been the last year for this one,” said Evan.
“I’ll have to see if they still make this material,” I replied.
“Or we’re going to have to go to old school with wood walls,” said Evan.
We were able to take down what we needed to and load it into the back of the side by side along with a heater that had only been used a couple times this past deer season.

Sat
29
Dec

Alumni basketball games on for tonight

by Tom Coombe
It’s a turn back the clock sort of night at Ely’s high school gymnasium.
After the current Timberwolves teams wrap up their weekend with games in a pair of home holiday tournaments, the home court will belong to more than 30 former Ely basketball players.
The occasion are a pair of alumni games, set for Saturday evening.
The girls game tips off at approximately 5:30 p.m. while former Ely boys basketball players will follow at 7 p.m.
As of Wednesday, 14 Ely girls basketball alumni and 16 boys had signed up to participate, and there’s still time to register up to the day of the event. There is no age limit.
Sisters Missy (LaTourell) Mackenzie and Mindy LaTourell, who led Ely to a district title in 1993 are the oldest Ely girls alumni set to participate. One of their teammates, 1996 alumni Jen (Klobuchar) Zgonc is also signed up.

Fri
28
Dec

Tragedy on White Iron Lake

A couple riding on a snowmobile ended up in the waters of White Iron Lake. They didn’t make it out. But the story doesn’t end there. Our local first responders spent many hours searching over the Christmas holiday when they should have been home. The tragedy was felt by many.
If you’ve never broken through the ice and had to get yourself out of the water, consider yourself lucky. If you ever do find yourself in that position and are able to get out, consider yourself blessed.
We will likely never know exactly what happened that day. Some accidents are like that. Was it avoidable? Did the weather play a factor? Were there mechanical issues? We can play the what if game forever and in the end two people lost their lives. A tragedy.

Fri
28
Dec

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Fri
28
Dec

Burntside Christmas carousel goes viral

CHRISTMAS CAROUSEL on Burntside Lake in front of the Bianco residence became a viral sensation online.CHRISTMAS CAROUSEL on Burntside Lake in front of the Bianco residence became a viral sensation online.

by Nick Wognum -

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