City of Ely, Iowa

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September 16-18, 2016

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Ely is a progressive community located in the thriving Cedar Rapids/Iowa City corridor. We have a diverse cultural and ethnic background. We have been welcoming new citizens to our neighborhoods in record numbers. Our city has undergone tremendous growth over the last ten years. Even with the influx of new residents, the community has not forgotten its past. Many of the historical buildings from our past are still standing in our historic business district.

 

We hope you enjoy browsing this site for information about the Mayor and City Council, businesses, living in Ely, and much more.  We invite you to visit Ely soon, and experience our historic and forward thinking community. 

 

Ely is the gateway to a progressive yet historic community, your gateway to Lake McBride and lots of other recreation, and your gateway to prosperity. Our gate is always open for you!

 

Mayor and City Council Members

Eldy Miller – Mayor

Teri Billick – City Council member

Kay Hale – City Council member

Stephanie Mehmen – City Council member

Elizabeth Rohner – City Council member

Judy Wery – City Council member

 

Hazardous Weather

Please check various local TV and radio stations and other media for weather warnings and advisories; hazardous weather watches and warnings, notices, cancellations, forecasts, warnings and advisories regarding storms and severe weather.  Here are links to the Cedar Rapids area media outlets and TV stations: KCRG TV, KGAN TV, KWWL TV, the Cedar Rapids Gazette, and the National Weather Service.

 

Click here for the most recent weather forecast for Ely from the National Weather Service.

 

 

Emergency Sirens & Severe Weather

Take shelter immediately when the Fire/Emergency sirens sound continuously for three minutes!

Ely’s Fire/Emergency sirens sound for three continuous minutes when there is a severe weather event like a tornado or severe thunderstorm with dangerous winds in the area.  Go to shelter in a windowless room in your basement or the lowest level of your house immediately when the siren sounds for 3-minutes. Take shelter in the innermost room of the lowest level of your home if you do not have a basement. After you are safely in shelter check local radio, TV or other local media for more information on the weather emergency.

 

Linn County Emergency Management Agency (LCEMA), in partnership with our trained weather spotters, will closely monitor the weather conditions and activate the sirens from the Ely Fire Department when dangerous high winds or tornados become a threat to the area. During radar indicated weather situations, LCEMA directs our weather spotters to activate the sirens when needed.  An “All-Clear” siren will sound for 1 continuous minute once the severe weather event has passed.

 

The Ely Volunteer Fire Department tests the sirens the last Monday of the month.  During the test you will hear one short buzz for sound, followed by a voice warning that will cycle 3 times - once for each siren in Ely. 

 

 

Contacting Us After Hours

Please call (319) 848-7603 if you have water, sewer or other City related emergencies after regular office hours (8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday).  Please call 911 for all fire, ambulance, safety and law enforcement emergencies.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Ely City Hall

319-848-4103

319-848-7603 (after hours)

Email: elycity@southslope.net

Mail: 1570 Rowley St, PO Box 248

Ely, IA 52227

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Living & Building in Ely

EDGE

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Ely's Parks

Ely Recreation

Email the Park & Rec. Committee

Historic Preservation

Save September 16-18 for Fall Fest!

 Mark September 16-18 on your calendar for Fall Fest 2016.

Contact the P&R Crew at 319-848-4103 or by email at elyparks@gmail.com if you or your organization want to help with Fall Fest.

click here to register for the 5k/1 mile run

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Ely Municipal Code of Ordinances

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Contact Information

City Finance

Email Ely City Clerk

Ely Street Map

Ely Zoning Map

Youth Soccer League – Fall 2016

 

Fall soccer begins August 30!

Register children aged 6-8 before August 12, 2016 in order to participate.

 

REGISTRATION FORM

Word   //  PDF

 

Return completed forms to connor@elyiowa.com or in person to Ely City Hall

 

Location: Ely City Park, 1635 Hillcrest St.

Practice: Tuesday evenings @ 6:00 PM

Games: Saturday mornings @ 9:00 AM

Voter Registration Form

Job Opportunities

Commission Application

 (.pdf)

Commission Application

     (.pdf)

 

Youth Flag Football League – Fall 2016


Flag football begins September 27!

Register children K-3rd grade before September 3, 2016 in order to participate.

 

REGISTRATION FORM

Word   //  PDF

 

Return completed forms to connor@elyiowa.com or in person to Ely City Hall

 

Location: Ely City Park, 1635 Hillcrest St.

Practice: Tuesday & Thursday evenings @ 5:45 PM

Games: Saturday mornings @ 9:00 AM

Ely Day with Iowa Hawkeye Football!

Bravo Marketing reached out to the City of Ely to offer discounted Iowa Football Tickets for two games this year.  Ely residents can get discounted tickets to:

  • Iowa vs. Miami, OH – September 3
  • Iowa vs. Nebraska – November 25

Visit Bravo Sports Marketing - Ely for info

Ely Road Resurfacing

Linn County Secondary Roads reports as of July 8, 2016 that the contractor expects to start paving from just north of Ely city limits and work to the north. The contractor expects to pave one-half mile per day, The posted detour uses Highway 30 and Jappa Road to direct Traffic directly to Ely. This detour is only 2.5 miles longer than using Ely Road.”

Contact Linn County Secondary Roads at (319)-892-6400, or online for more information and updates.

 

 

Come to Ely!

Don’t let a little road construction detour you from enjoying a great day in Ely, Linn County is resurfacing Ely Road north of Ely, and unfortunately Ely Road may be closed for construction over the 4th of July weekend.  Here is how to get to Ely while Ely Road north of town is closed for construction. 

·         From the North or East:  Take the Jappa Road exit off Highway 30, this takes you right into downtown Dows Street in Ely.

·         From the South: Ely Road is fully open; you can get to us from Solon, Lake MacBride and other locations south of Ely just by driving north on Ely Road (aka County W6E).

·         From the West:  Take the 120th St/Shueyville exit off I-380, drive east and turn north (left) at Ely Road (aka County W6E).

Click here for the full size map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cart Based Garbage & Recycling Service Starts Monday July 25th

The new cart-based garbage/recycling service begins Monday July 25, 2016. Waste Management will work on correcting cart delivery over the next few weeks.  Recyclables will be picked up July 25 and August 1, and collected every other Monday after August 1.

 

Recycling Collection Schedule and Information

Ely’s American Legion Post - Post 555 invites everyone eligible to join the American Legion.  Check out the new Post 555 website at http://elylegion.com/!

Hoover Nature Trail - The Hoover Trail offers a recreational connection to Cedar Rapids and other trails throughout Iowa.  The Ely trailhead is at Ely City Park.

Linn County is considering options to extend the trail through Ely and further south.  More Information & Map.