City of Ely, Iowa

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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.

 

 

Emergency Sirens & Severe Weather

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

Ely’s emergency sirens sound for three continuous minutes when there is a severe weather event like a tornado or thunderstorm with dangerous winds in the area.  Go to shelter in a windowless room in your basement or the lowest level of your home immediately when the sirens sound 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

New & Happening!

Boards & Commissions

“Old” Water Tower to be Demolished.

Kosinski Demolition plans to move equipment in and start work to demolish the “old” water tower on Knoll Court Thursday October 23.  The Knoll Court water tower is inactive so demolishing this water tower will not water service.

Business Listings

Living & Building in Ely

EDGE

Email the Mayor

Public Library

 Fall Fest 2014 was a wonderful celebration of autumn in Ely, and raised a lot of money to support Ely’s parks.  We appreciate everyone who attended, and all the sponsors and volunteers. Thank You!

Ely's Parks

Ely Recreation

Email the Park & Rec. Committee

Historic Preservation

Fire Department*

Ground Breaking for Playground & Building at City Park

Mayor Doyle, Dave Schrock, Dave Rasmussen and Jeff Hilleman turn the first shovels of dirt for the new City Park Concession/Restroom building and playground area.  More information - Or check out the check out the story from CBS2/Fox 28.

Post Office

Church Directory

Ely Municipal Code of Ordinances

 

FAQs

Contact Information

City Finance Stuff

Email Ely City Clerk

Ely Street Map

Ely Zoning Map

  Visit the Ely’s Winter Farmers Market for a great variety of locally produced food and goodies in the Library Meeting room from 9:00 a.m. to noon beginning again Saturday November 8, Email Ali  if you are interested in being a vendor.

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 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.

 

 

More New and Happening!

 

Newsletters & Other Media

·       Ely Expression NEW!

 

 

2013 Water Quality Report -Annual report on the quality and contents 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