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CITY OF ELY REQUEST FOR ELECTION JUDGES

The City of Ely is accepting applications for Election Judges for the Primary Election on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 and for the General Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Judges must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of Minnesota for at least 20 days. Election training will be provided prior to the election.

Application forms for an Election Judge can be found on the City website at www.ely.mn.us or at the Clerk’s Office in City Hall, located at 209 E Chapman St., Ely MN 55731. If you have questions, please call our office at 218-226-5449. Applications must be submitted to the Clerk’s Office by Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

Harold R Langowski
City Clerk/Treasurer

Ely Echo June 9 and 16, 2018

Fri
08
Jun

ORDINANCE NO. 325, 2nd Series AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ELY, MINNESOTA, AMENDING CHAPTER 20, SECTION 20.2 SALES OF LAND CITY CODE OF THE CITY OF ELY

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ELY DOES HEREBY ORDAIN:
SECTION 1. Chapter 20, Section 2, of the City Code of the City of Ely, Minnesota is amended to read as follows:
SEC. 20.2.51. AUTHORIZING SALE OF REAL PROPERTY TO NEGLEY PROPERTIES, LLC. The Council of the City of Ely is hereby authorized to transfer, for the price of Eight Thousand Dollars ($8,000.00) and the Mayor and Clerk-Treasurer are hereby authorized to execute all documents and perform all acts necessary for the transfer to Negley Properties, LLC , subject to terms and conditions of the Development Agreement Between The City of Ely and Rural Living Environments, Inc and Negley Properties, LLC executed on April 17, 2018 and subject to easements of record on the real property legally described as follows:
Exhibit A
That part of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 33, Township 63 North, Range 12 West, St. Louis County, Minnesota, described as follows:

Fri
08
Jun

ORDINANCE NO. 324, 2nd Series AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ELY, MINNESOTA, ADDING TO THE ELY CITY CODE, CHAPTER 10, SECTION 10.48, ENTITLED REGULATION OF CITY TREES AND SHRUBS

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ELY DOES HEREBY ORDAIN:

SECTION 1. A new Section shall be added to Chapter 10 as Section 10.48, of the Ely City Code to read as follows:

SEC. 10.48 REGULATION OF CITY TREES AND SHRUBS.

Subd. 1. Definitions. As used in this Section, the following definitions shall apply,

A. “Person” shall mean individual, firm, association or corporation.

B. “Public Right of Way” shall mean any portion of the property reserved for public use and accepted for such use by the City to provide circulation and travel to abutting properties, including but not limited to: streets, boulevards, alleys, and sidewalks.

C. “Public Property” shall mean any area owned by the City of Ely including but not limited to: boulevards, parks, playgrounds, ditches, streets, sidewalks, alleys, and public parking lots.

Fri
08
Jun

DNR announces next phase of construction at Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park

SENATOR Tom Bakk, who grew up on Lake Vermilion, spoke at the ribbon cutting Thursday for the new campground at the Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park. Bakk said over $50 million has been spent on the park with another $50 million needed “to make it be this park the jewel it’s going to be.” Photo by Renee Passal.

Fri
08
Jun

Ely’s Class of 2018 graduates

UP THEY GO - Ely High School’s Class of 2018 followed tradition and sent their graduation caps flying after the June 1 ceremony at Washington Auditorium. Photos by Tara Kay Photography.

RETURNING HOME - Jeff Anderson, a 1995 Ely graduate, longtime chaperone on the annual senior class trip and current aide to U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, spoke to Ely graduates June 1 during the commencement ceremony at Washington Auditorium.

Fri
08
Jun

Bridge repairs on 88 progressing

APPARENT PROGRESS is being made on the County 88 bridge as the bridge receives its final concrete capping. Macadam on the approaches is yet to be done. Photo by Anne Swenson

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08
Jun

Community helpers

SHOP CLASSES’ COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION - Students in Ely’s high school industrial education department made wooden benches for community use as well as Adirondack chairs for Incredible Ely’s annual chair fundraiser. Pictured with their work are students (l-r): Austin Meskill, Tyler Housey, Nick Mattila, Gage Merhar, Shane Spangler, Kalley Fischer, Evan Rabe, Blake Hines, Tyler Moravitz, Nick Walter and Emma Kari. Photo by Tom Coombe

Fri
08
Jun

Touring Soudan Mine from Pioneer Mine in Ely

MINE GROUPS MEET - the board and guests of Ely Arts & Heritage Center was invited to tour the Soudan Underground Mine this week. Taking part were, l-r: Jean Peshel, French student Leo Georges, John and Gloria Seliga, Seraphine Rolando, Sue and Lowell Syverson and Sandy Brandley.

Thu
07
Jun

Edward “Eddy” Anthony Tezak, Jr., 71, of Duluth dies

Edward “Eddy” Anthony Tezak, Jr., 71, of Duluth passed away suddenly in his home on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. He was born January 25, 1947 in Duluth to Edward and Christine (Koprivnik) Tezak and was raised in Ely, MN. He was drafted into the US Army and served in the Vietnam Era. He married Linda Johnson July 26, 1967 in Tower, MN. Eddy was employed as an electronic technician with MN Power for 38 years retiring in 2012.
Eddy was a member of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, American Legion Post #71; IBEW Union and served as the union steward previously. His passion was his family; in his free time he enjoyed fishing and spending time at the cabin on Lake Vermilion with his family and friends.

Thu
07
Jun

James E. Dargontina, 71, dies

James E. Dargontina, 71 passed peacefully from this world on may 28, 2018. Survived by by his two sons Eric and Christopher and two granddaughters Lauren and Abigail. A Celebration of life be held at a future date to be announced.

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