Applications Available for City Council Seat


Ely City Council Seek to Fill Vacant Seat

The City of Ely is seeking applications for a vacant council seat beginning in August. Applicants should submit an application and a résumé to City Hall no later than August 1st to be considered for appointment. Council will make the appointment at the August 14 council meeting and the term will expire after the regular election in November.  If the appointee would like to be considered for a permanent seat they will need to submit papers to be placed on the November Election Ballot.

If you have questions, please contact Denise Hoy, City Administrator at 319-848-4103.

City Council Application

New Ordinances in Effect


Ely Adds Fireworks and Mowing Ordinances

Two new ordinances have been approved by City Council in June. An amendment to the city code regarding fireworks and an ordinance regulating the mowing of properties have been put into effect.


City Codes and Ordinances

City Under Boil Advisory


Boil Advisory in Ely

The City of Ely is currently under a “Boil Advisory”. There is reason to believe that there may be a problem with the water supply and boiling water before drinking it is advised. The water is not inherently unsafe, though caution is encouraged. The DNR strongly recommended issuing a Boil Advisory to alert the community of the potential issue because it effectively encourages people not to use water, which helps us maintain positive pressure throughout the system.

There is no set timeline for how long the advisory will last. The advisory has the potential to extend into the weekend. Check back to the website and Facebook for future updates on the issue.


Update #1 (6/16 – 4:10 PM)

The repair to the water well will be complete and normal water use will be allowed after 5:00 PM today. The water is not unsafe, however caution is advised. The Boil Advisory will remain in place until Tuesday, June 20th, when the test results are returned.

Please note: the issue did not concern the quality of the water but rather a repair to the casing, a part of the well construction. Whenever there is a repair to a water system, a Boil Advisory is recommended until the water testing is complete.

Update #2 (6/18 – 8:00 AM)

The Boil Advisory has been lifted. Test results on the water came back and show the water is safe.

Main Street Closed for Fire Dept. Waterball Fights


Main Street Closed for Fire Dept. Waterball Fights

Road Closure: Main Street from Rowley Street south to the bridge will be closed on Saturday, June 3, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m. for the Ely Fire Department Waterball Fights.

(5/17) AA, T-Ball Canceled


AA, T-Ball Canceled (5/17)

The AA and T-Ball games scheduled for May 17, 2017 in Ely have been canceled due to weather conditions. Unless otherwise notified, these games will not be rescheduled for a later date.

Call 319-343-7925 for weather-related updates regarding youth baseball.