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Fri
23
Jul

National Forest Timber For Sale

National Forest
Timber For Sale
Superior National Forest

Fri
23
Jul

NOTICE OF Special General Election

NOTICE OF
Special General Election
City of Ely
State of Minnesota, County of St. Louis
For the Office of Mayor

To the Electors of the City of Ely in the County of St. Louis, State of Minnesota

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: that the Special General Election for the Office of Mayor
will be held at 27 South 1st. Avenue, East (the Senior Center)
on TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2021,
the polls will be open from 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.

City of Ely Offices
One Seat -Mayor

Anyone who wishes to Vote Early can obtain an Absentee Ballot Application by:

• In person – Clerk’s Office, 209 E Chapman St, Ely MN
o Monday –Friday 8am-4:30pm,
o Saturday, August 7th 10am-3pm
o Monday, August 9th 8am-5pm
• Call - City Hall, Clerk’s Office - 218-226-5449
• Email - deputyclerk@ely.mn.us

Fri
23
Jul

CITY OF ELY-NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TESTING

CITY OF ELY-NOTICE OF
PUBLIC ACCURACY TESTING

Pursuant to MN Statutes 206.83, the City of Ely will be conducting a public accuracy test for its voting system equipment for the Special General Election to be held on August 10, 2021. The testing will take place at Ely City Hall, Council Chambers, 209 E Chapman St, Ely MN on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 3pm.

Harold R Langowski
Clerk/Treasurer

Ely Echo
July 24, 2021

Fri
23
Jul

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

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

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

Cemetery Committee
1- Mid term
*resident or non-resident

Library Board
1- Mid Term
*resident or non-resident

Telecommunications Advisory Board
1- Mid Term
*resident subscriber

For more information on the committees go to www.ely.mn.us - City Government – Commissions, Committees, 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 casey.velcheff@ely.mn.us by August 13, 2021 at Noon. Questions, please contact the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office at 218-226-5474 or 218-226-5449.

Casey Velcheff
Deputy Clerk

Fri
23
Jul

Regular Meeting Ely City Council – July 6, 2021

Regular Meeting Ely City Council – City Hall,
Council Chambers
July 6, 2021

1. CALL TO ORDER
The regular City Council Meeting on July 6, 2021 was called to order by Mayor Novak at 5:30pm.

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

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Debeltz/Callen moved to approve the minutes from the June 15, 2021 Regular Council Meeting. Motion Carried Unanimously.

4. ADDITIONS OR OMISSIONS TO AGENDA:
A. Twin Metals Proclamation Updated
B. Addition 8.A Housing and Redevelopment Authority
Additions were added without objection.

Fri
23
Jul

ORDINANCE NO. 346, 2nd Series

ORDINANCE NO. 346, 2nd Series

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ELY, MINNESOTA, ADDING TO THE ELY CITY CODE, CHAPTER 20, SECTION 20.2.34, ENTITLED ZONING MAP AMENDMENT

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ELY DOES HEREBY ORDAIN:

SECTION 1. A new Section shall be added to Chapter 20 as Section 20.2.33, of the Ely City Code to read as follows:

SEC. 20.2.33. SALE OF LAND LOCATED IN THE EAST SPAULDING PLAT. The Council of the City of Ely is hereby authorized to sell land located in the East Spaulding Plat, on terms and conditions acceptable to the City Council and the Mayor and Clerk are hereby authorized to execute all documents and do all things necessary to effect the sale of that certain real estate described as follows, to wit:

Block Lot Total Price
2 8 $15,000.00
2 9 $18,000.00
2 10 $18,000.00
2 11 $18,000.00
2 12 $20,000.00
2 13 $18,000.00
2 14 $18,000.00
2 15 $15,000.00

Fri
23
Jul

Vets invited out to the ballpark

Tuesday figures to be a special night at Veterans Memorial Field.
The Ely Baseball Association is inviting all veterans out to the ballpark for its annual Veterans’ Night celebration.
All veterans and military personnel will be admitted free for the Northeast Substate Division II playoff doubleheader at the ballpark, and they’re also invited to take part in the on-field veterans tribute that will occur at approximately 7:15 p.m.
Veterans will also be treated to a free meal and beverage from the ballpark concession stand, courtesy of the Ely American Legion Auxiliary.
Started in 2005 during a regional tournament that brought teams from several states to Ely, the veterans tribute has become an annual part of the summer baseball season in town and is usually held in conjunction with an American Legion baseball tournament.

Thu
22
Jul

Robert (Bob) Joseph Champa Jr.

Robert (Bob) Joseph Champa Jr., 70, of Ely, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly at his home on July 20, 2021.
He was born to parents Robert and Helen Champa on October 30, 1950 in Winton, Minnesota.
He graduated from Ely Memorial High School in 1969 and went on to study HVAC at Dunwoody Institute.
Bob worked as a Hvac Technician for 30 years in the Ely area. He retired from Starkman Oil Company in 1998.
He enjoyed hunting & fishing, splitting and stacking wood on his wood pile, morning coffee at the GEL, and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren who he especially loved sharing his outdoor passions with. Bob spent countless hours teaching firearms safety to the youth of Ely and was honored with an award for 40 years of volunteer instructor service by the MN DNR.

Mon
19
Jul

Forest Service ignites fire near Fourtown Lake

The U.S. Forest Service used aerial ignition to limit the growth of a fire between Fourtown and Boot Lakes. The fire started from a lightning strike on July 25. It grew from a quarter acre to 20 acres overnight. On July 27, ping pong balls filled with glycerin were dropped from a helicopter to burn the fire to natural barriers. The balls ignite 25-30 seconds after being released from the helicopter. Once they hit the ground, they quickly ignite the vegetation on the ground. The fire ended up being 225 acres. “I do think it went pretty well in the short window we had to work with,” said Kawishiwi Ranger Aaron Kania.
The U.S. Forest Service has been busy with a number of fires including the Delta Fire at the end of the Fernberg.
As of Thursday afternoon, Delta was 92 percent contained with no smoke detected. There were already reports of plants starting to grow where the fire burned.
A fire on Fourtown Lake was fought with fire (see page one).

Fri
16
Jul

BWCA closures expanding to west; USFS, DNR install fire bans

BREAKING:
A new closure in the BWCA west of Basswood to Crane Lake is in place as of July 17. There are currently seven wildfires burning in Quetico Provincial Park with the potential to spread into the Crooked Lake travel corridor and beyond Crooked and Iron Lakes, into more heavily visited areas of the Wilderness. Fire managers have identified two fires with a serious potential to spread across the border. Recent reconnaissance flights have indicated an increase in fire behavior with Canada’s fires, despite the lighter winds; fuels in this area are pre-heating and becoming more volatile. Closures will remain in place until fires in this region no longer pose a risk to the public. Visitor and firefighter safety is the number one priority during a closure due to wildfire.

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