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City Council Mtg Feb 6 2024 – Wolf Center & Lodging Tax

Regular Ely City Council meeting held on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. Highlights:

Time marker 3:10 – 18:10 International Wolf Center presentation by Grant Spickelmier and Krista Woerheide. Highlighted projects and education events in 2023. They wanted City of Ely to support their 2024 funding requests from the State for $2,150,000.

Time marker 15:00 – […]

Recording City Council mtg Jan 16 2024

Regularly scheduled Ely City Council meeting on Jan. 16, 2024. Agenda and packet available on City website:

Mayor’s Report: (1) Recognition of Mike Popesh’s 43 years of service to City of Ely. (2) Council Members representation on committees, commissions, and boards.

Project Committee reports, recommendations, and resolutions passed by Council. HRA partnering with […]

Recording Public Info Hearing on Fire & Ambulance Bldgs Jan 16 2024

City of Ely, MN, required informational hearing 5-5:30 pm. See City website for packet documents, including drawings:

These are preliminary plans. The City wants project ready for bidding in next few months, so construction can start this summer 2024. Harold Langowski, Ely Clerk/Treasurer, provided details of locations and building improvements, using the […]

Recording City Council mtg Jan 2 2045

Time markings and topics below are not always chronological.

Ely, MN City Council meeting – first regular scheduled meeting meeting for 2024. .Agendas & packets for 2024 Council meetings — Council meeting agendas & packets –

49:25 Changes for dog licenses: forms for lifetime and annual dog licenses are now available […]

Recording City Council Dec 19 2023 mtg

Read details below YouTube video for time markers and topics.

Ely Girls High School Volleyball Proclamation and Recognition

City Council Approves Emergency Payroll for Ambulance Dec 12 2023

l to r: Fire Chief Dave Marshall, Al Forsman, Paul Kess

Click here to watch YouTube.

Click here to watch YouTube.

This is NOT a permanent fix. Many issues were well articulated tonight at this special 20-minute Council meeting. Hope was expressed that Ely’s hospital will bring the ambulance back under its […]

Recording City Council Dec 5 2023

The meeting was split into 2 parts, because they recessed for Truth in Taxation Open Hearing.

Part A Highlights 

1:00-14:30 Well Being Development power point on Community Based Recovery Program.

14:30+. P&Z motion for P&Z to receive education from City Atty. Compare evolution of motion on Nov 15th (P&Z minutes, pp […]

Recording Joint Study Session Nov 28 2023 Council with P&Z This video is a benchmark educational tool for the Study Session’s participants: Ely City Council, the Planning & Zoning Commissioners, and City Hall…as well as the residents of Ely, MN. Listen to great questions and comments. I was personally impressed with the candor. Candor lets us truthfully identify problems and then agree on […]

Recording City Council Nov 21 2023 This is a benchmark recording by citizen volunteers who are seeking a more transparent, accountable, and accessible city government in Ely, MN. This meeting on November 21, 2023 is multi-purpose educational tool for residents to observe City Council in action. It’s also intended to be used as a mirror for City Hall, City […]