11/23/2020 Update

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Update to the water main break on Banner Valley Rd: As stated on Friday 11/20/2020 and per the door tags placed on houses in the area, Deer Valley residents will be without water beginning roughly at 11:30am – 6:00pm. Crews will be working quickly so that water may be restored sooner. There is no boil advisory in place. For questions, contact Public Works at 319-848-4260. We appreciate your patience and understanding! 

Water Main Break 11/20/2020

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There has been a water main break on Banner Valley Road between Worley Ln and Parkland Dr. This is the third break in this general vicinity in the past several months. City Staff is directing the contractor to replace 340′ of 12” water main in an effort to prevent future water main breaks in this area. Water will remain on throughout the weekend and there is no current boil advisory in place.


The contractor is planning to begin repairs on Monday morning, November 23. Water may be turned off while repairs are being made on Monday. Once the repairs have been made, a boil advisory will be issued. More detailed information will be provided as soon as we know more. Thank you for your patience.

2021 COY Nominations

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What a year 2020 has been.. Now more than ever it is important to lift each other up and remember what it means to be compassionate and lend a helping hand when you can.

Together we weathered the Derecho, we continue to battle the covid-19 pandemic and have struggled with much more in between. Ely even lost someone special early this year. A person who contributed a great deal to our city and had an impact on many of the families that call Ely home, Jim Miller. Though we have dealt with adversity in 2020, we have seen countless inspiring leaders step up in our community. 

The Jim Miller Citizen of the Year Award is a way for us to recognize the very people who represent what it means to Be Ely, just as Jim did. As of today, submissions are now being accepted for the 2021 award. If you know someone who deserves to be recognized in our community, please consider nominating them. There are no nominations too big or too small, we want to hear from you! Get more information here, https://www.elyiowa.com/citizen-of-the-year/

2020 Recipient: Cheryl Krob
2019 Recipient: Jeff Hilleman
2018 Inductee: Jim Miller

Boil Advisory 10/28/2020

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Out of an abundance of caution, a boil advisory has been issued for Worley Lane and all of Deer Valley Development from the point that water is restored this evening, roughly between 5-6pm, for a duration of 48 hours. The boil advisory for the area will be in effect through Friday evening. Again, this is out of an abundance of caution. For any questions, contact Public Works at 319-848-4260.
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For information on boil advisories, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/…/drinking…/boil-water-advisory.html

Water Main Break

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Tuesday October 27, 2020

💧 NOTICE: Water main break on Banner Valley Road. This will impact all of Deer Valley development but does not include Worely Lane. Water will be shut off Wednesday October 28 9:00am through approximately 6:00pm. The issue may be resolved sooner than predicted however residents should expect to be without water most of the day. An update will be posted on social media when the main is repaired. It will also be sent via Nixle. Door tags are being placed on impacted homes today.


To sign up for Nixle, text our zip code to # 888-777.

Tree Donation

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Grateful. That is the word that comes to mind when reflecting on the extremely generous donation awarded to our Parks & Recreation department by FG of Cedar Rapids. In addition to the 6 trees that were donated two weeks ago, they have since donated a whopping 16 MORE trees to be planted within our parks and along the trail through town. These Iowa native trees were given as part of their Planting Forward Initiative. Together we are all working toward the goal of repairing our fragile ecosystem that was drastically impacted by the derecho storm.

These oak, birch, hackberry, sycamore and other varieties will each have a tremendous ecological impact, having the ability to support over 500 different animal species.

On behalf of our entire community, we want to thank FG of Cedar Rapids for donating 22 trees in total to be planted within Ely’s parks and recreational areas. We are fortunate for partnerships such as this!

Parks & Rec Project

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Our Parks and Recreation Department has had some extra help these past couple of months. Luke, an intern from the University of Iowa, has been assisting in everything from our youth sport leagues to planting trees. A mini project was started today where an old pipe & tires, which was an eye sore and a hazard, is being repurposed into an esthetically pleasing Wishing Well. This well will be located along the walking trail up at City Park. The next step will be to build and install the awning.

Stop out at City Park to follow the progress and help us in thanking Luke for all of his hard work this semester

Fall Fest Road Closure

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Sept. 26 Road Closure

Due to the Fall Fest activities taking place tomorrow, Saturday September 26, certain streets near the downtown area will be closed for a portion of the day. See graphic below. If traveling through, please use alternate route as traffic will not be permitted until 4:00pm.


No on street parking within the designated area beginning tonight, to ensure the streets are completely clear for the Classic Car Show & Vendor Fair first thing tomorrow morning.


We appreciate everyones cooperation!

Knoll & North Street Neighborhood Meeting

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Project: Knoll and North Street Reconstruction

Date and Time: Tuesday September 15th @ 5:30pm

Location: City Hall Council Chamber & Zoom

City Staff and City Engineer will hold a public neighborhood meeting on September 15th at 5:30pm to discuss and answer question related to the upcoming Knoll and North Street Reconstruction Project. On September 8th, Ely City Council awarded the reconstruction project to Eastern Iowa Excavation with an expected start date by the end of September. The street is expected to be closed for no more than 7 days during construction (weather permitting) to allow the contractor to work expeditiously.

The meeting will be held via zoom as well for anyone who would rather attend the meeting in that way. We will record the meeting and have it available for viewing after the meeting has ended. You can also contact City Hall at 319-848-4103 after the 15th with questions related to the project. 

To view supporting documentation or the to the read the letter sent by the City Administrator, view the document attached below.

Zoom Meeting Information:

Web: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88032698364?pwd=cW5jd0NhYVVwcVd4R0Q4Njc2S3NNZz09

Meeting ID: 880 3269 8364

Passcode: ElyIowa

By Phone:  +1 312 626 6799

Meeting ID: 880 3269 8364

Passcode: 0651407