City of Ely, Iowa

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September 27, 2014

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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

Ely’s Mayor and City Council members are:

Jim Doyle – Mayor

Bob Ballantyne – City Council member

Bill Grove – City Council member

Kay Hale – City Council member

Stephanie Mehmen – City Council member

Dave Rasmussen – 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.


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.



City Hall Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Hours.  Ely City Hall and Public Works Department will be closed Wednesday December 25 and Wednesday January 1 for Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.  Thank You!




































Contact Ely City Hall


319-848-7603 (after hours)


Mail: 1570 Rowley St, PO Box 248

Ely, IA 52227

New & Happening!

Boards & Commissions

Kids Soccer Postponed!

Kids Soccer for Monday April 14, 2014 is postponed due to inclement weather.  The makeup date will be announced soon.   

Business Listings

Living & Building in Ely


Email the Mayor

Public Library

 th_ElyFrmMark_200pxThe Ely Winter Market is in the Ely Library Meeting Room on the following Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to noon: Apr. 13 and 27. Email Ali at if you are interested in being a vendor.

Ely's Parks

Ely Recreation

Email the Park & Rec. Committee

Historic Preservation

Fire Department*

Ely Spring Kids Soccer and Baseball Starts Soon!.

Soccer Games – Mondays from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. April 7th through May 5th, at Community Center Park.  Two weeks of practice, and three weeks of games.

Baseball Games - Monday through Thursday starting May 12th and running through June 30th. Teams play at Ely City Park (North end of Hillcrest Street) and the College Community campus.  Practice starts in late April.  Schedules and more info at Ely Recreation.

Post Office

Church Directory

Ely Municipal Code of Ordinances


Contact Information

City Finance Stuff

Email Ely City Clerk

Ely Street Map

Ely Zoning Map

Ely’s American Legion Post, Post 555 invites everyone eligible to join the American Legion.  Check out the new Post 555 website at!

Voter Registration Form

Job Opportunities

Commission Application

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Two Residential Subdivisions Proposed for Ely.  Two residential developments proposed for Ely are in the review and consideration process.  “Edellen Meadows” is a proposed 179 lot subdivision proposed by Fred Showalter on the north side of Ely, west from Jappa Road.  Duane Kunkel has proposed a 92 lot residential subdivision on the north side of Banner Valley Road, east of Worley Lane, called “Kunkel Addition”. 

 Commission Application

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KGAN Talks About ElyCheck out a cool story about Ely from KGAN that aired Sunday November 20, 2011. 



“Leading Our Future” – Ely’s Strategic Plan.  Community volunteers worked together to put together a strategic plan for the Ely area.  The plan engages community groups to work together for Ely’s future. 



Ely’s Revolutionary 2010 Population.  Ely’s official population was 1,776 in 2010 according to the US Census Bureau.



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.



More New and Happening!


Newsletters & Other Media

·         Ely Expression  NEW!



2012 Water Quality Report -Annual report on the quality of Ely’s drinking water


Ely Community TV

Southslope cable TV subscribers can check Ely Community TV at Channel 266 to find out more of what is going on in Ely!




“NOJOCO” Ely has partnered with The Solon Economist/Hybrid Publications, Inc., to bring monthly newsletters to your mailbox.  The NOJOCO includes newsletters from Ely, North Liberty, Swisher and Solon Community Schools.  Hybrid Publications also publishes the Solon Economist.

Ely 2 & 5 Year Plan.  Click on the following link to see other projects that are on the Ely 2 & 5 Year Plan.

Ely Street Map

Ely Zoning Map