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Judith Mackie, 76, of Babbitt, formerly of Ely, dies

Judy Mackie, 76, technically of Babbitt’s Carefree Assisted Living, but in her heart always Ely, passed away on February 9, 2017, after battling a long illness.
Judy took great pride in being a citizen of Ely, the faculty secretary for many years at Vermilion Community College and a member of the Grace Lutheran Church. The family gives heartfelt thanks to all that helped Judy during her long illness, especially our mother’s other half and cousin Luana Riikola, who orchestrated, arranged and attended everything single thing with our mother. It was because of Luana and the wonderful people of the Ely area that our mother was able to stay up in the area she loved so much.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents Toumi Ahola and Aune Ahola Gheen, her husband Paul Mackie, her brother Richard “Slim” Ahola, sister and brother-in-law Paula and Frank Zupec, and nephew Rory Vesel.

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10
Feb

Dressing up for history - John Meyer’s fourth grade class

WAX MUSEUM participants from John Meyer’s fourth grade class: (front l-r): Josh Janeksela, Jace Huntbatch, Trenton Bishop, Owen Brecke, Senja Kess, Anna Larson, Aaylah Myers, Kennedy Zupancich. Middle: Jon Schlosser, Anya Moger, Madelyn Moen, Rena Johnston, Annabelle Henry, Dylan Durkin. Back: Sylvia Shock, Morgan Lassi, Noah Anderson, Max Cochran, Brady Eaton, Kohner Baltich, Lillian Rechichi, Evie Cavalier, Eli Olson, Blake Schaller (Einstein). Photo by Pam Roberts. Lots of photos in this week’s Ely Echo! On newsstands today!

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Feb

Children enact Wax Museum figures - Nancy Preblich’s fourth grade class

WAX MUSEUM participants from Nancy Preblich’s fourth grade class were: (back l-r)Rowan Smith, Milo McClelland, Johnathan Christen-Ruoho, Lucy Finnegan, (kneeling in front of her Caid Chittum and Alex Merriman) Carena DeBeltz. Wyatt Mattson, Maija Mattson, Janae Murphy, Carmen Nelson, Bella Davis. Middle: Peyton Gregory, Ely Hall, Shealie Bartel, Ben Leeson, Anya High, Jake Rice, Silas Solum, Henry Zgonc. Front: Anna Dunn, Ava Sundell, Clare Thomas, Rylee Larsen. Photos by Pam Roberts.

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Feb

EUC Public Hearing Notice

EUC Public Hearing Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Ely City Council will be holding a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 5p.m. in Ely City Hall, Council Chambers, for the following purpose:

For discussion and to hear public comment on the Ely Utilities Commission’s proposed rate increases on electric, water and sanitary sewer services.

Proposed Water Rate: Increase base rate from $10.25 per month to $12.25 per month with no change in the usage rate.

Proposed Sewer Rate: Increase base rate from $13.20 per month to $15.20 per month with no change in the usage rate.

Proposed Electric Rate:
Commercial: Base Rate $17 set charge per month and $0.10 per KWH
Residential: No Change in the Base Rate of $15 per month for first 100KWH, Increase in
usage charge over 100KWH from $0.092 per KWH to $0.095 per KWH.

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10
Feb

ORDINANCE NO. 306, 2nd Series AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ELY, MINNESOTA, AMENDING CHAPTER 3, SECTION 3.08

ORDINANCE NO. 306, 2nd Series
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ELY, MINNESOTA,
AMENDING CHAPTER 3, SECTION 3.08

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ELY DOES HEREBY ORDAIN:
SECTION 1. Chapter 3, Section 3.08, of the City Code of the City of Ely, Minnesota is amended to read as follows:
SECTION 3.08. POINT OF SALE CERTIFICATION.

Subd. 1. Scope and Intent . The provisions of this Section shall apply to all real estate which is connected to the City’s sanitary sewer and located within the City. It is the intent of this ordinance to identify and eliminate inflow and infiltration resulting from cracked and leaking pipes, foundation drain connections, roof drain connections, and sump pump connections.

Subd. 2. Definitions. For the purpose of this Section, the following terms are defined as follows:

A. Buyer: Any person or entity who purchases a Property or to whom title to a Property is conveyed.

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10
Feb

4th of July Committee

4th of July Committee

The City of Ely is looking for interested individuals to be on the 4th of July Committee and to help out with the 4th of July Parade.
If you are interested please contact Casey Velcheff at 218-226-5449 or casey.velcheff@ely.mn.us

Ely Echo
February 11, 2017
February 18, 2017

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10
Feb

Seeking applicants

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 PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
1-three year term
*City Resident

ELY UTILITIES COMMISSION
1 - Mid Term Expiring January 31, 2018
*City or Non Resident

Letter of application should be filed with the Clerk/Treasurer, 209 E Chapman St, Ely MN 55731 prior to Noon on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Harold R Langowski
Clerk/Treasurer

Ely Echo February 11, 2017

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10
Feb

Minutes: January 17, 2017 - City Hall, Council Chambers

PUBLIC HEARING
January 17, 2017 - City Hall, Council Chambers

Call to Order:
Mayor Novak called the public hearing to order at 4:47pm.

Roll Call:
PRESENT: Council Members A.Forsman, Kess, Debeltz, Omerza, Callen, and Mayor Novak
ABSENT: Council Member D.Forsman

Purpose:
To hear public comment concerning Ordinance 306 - Point of Sale

Mayor Novak opened the hearing for public comment.

Kate Davies a Broker from Bear Island Land Company stated that she had talked to several realtors and the concerns that they have is the timeframe for remedy. Davies stated that there should be a longer timeframe for fixing any issues. Currently the Ordinance has a 6 month time frame; Davies stated that it should be a minimum of 12 months with money in escrow.

Adjourn:
Mayor Novak Adjourned the meeting at 4:53pm without objection.

Casey Velcheff
Deputy Clerk

Fri
10
Feb

Shirley Markovich, 70, of Ely, dies

Barbara Shirley Markovich, 70, passed away February 9, 2017 surrounded by family at Boundary Waters Care Center.
Shirley was born December 14, 1946 to John and Julia Puzel. She married Jim Markovich in February of 1964 and had two daughters. She spent her entire life in Ely and enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling and antique cars, but later in life she and Jim enjoyed spending time together at their hunting shack until Jim passed away in 2010 and Shirley’s health declined.
She is survived by daughters: Michelle (Dan) Carlson of Bemidji and Patricia Velcheff of Ely; mother Julia Puzel of Ely; brothers: John Puzel of Florida and Jim Puzel of Ely; grandchildren: Billy Taylor of Bemidji, Dylan Haas of Ely and Lacey Velcheff of Ely; great-grandson Logan Haas of Florida; nieces and nephew: JJ (Rhonda) Puzel of Ely, Becky (Nathan) Moyer of St. Michael and Hailey (Ryan) Ring of Florida.

Thu
09
Feb

Patricia “Pat” Kinzer, 86, of Babbitt, dies

Patricia “Pat” Kinzer, 86, of Babbitt, Minnesota, died peacefully February 8, 2017, surrounded by her children.

Pat was born in Cicero, Illinois, June 15, 1930. She had a wonderful childhood in Buckman, Minnesota, with her mom, dad and seven siblings. Pat graduated from Royalton High School in 1946 and furthered her education by getting an elementary
education degree from St. Cloud Normal School in 1948. Pat taught in rural elementary schools throughout Minnesota in the 1950’s.

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