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Silver Bay City Council Meeting Clocks in at Under 10 Minutes

The Silver Bay City Council conducted its business in a nimble manner last Mon­day night. Though business was conducted quickly, several important issues of interest to the public were brought before the Coun­cil for a vote. An annual event sponsored by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce called the 2024 Sessions Priorities Gathering will be held in Saint Paul in February of next year. The gathering gives business leaders and local officials the opportunity to meet with elected State officials to get a preview of the coming legislative agenda and to gain an understanding of the complexities of the current legislative landscape. Though we are fortunate to have an informed and responsive group of people representing us in Saint Paul, having a local presence at such a gathering helps make sure that Lake County communities are considered when the legislature is setting policy and allocating funding. The Council voted to send two representatives from the Council to this event.

The Council has also scheduled a special meeting concerning Boathouse Bay for No­vember 29th at 1:00 p.m. at City Hall. The purpose of this meeting will be to ask the Council to waive any conflict of interest issues concerning the Fryberger Law Firm of Duluth. The Fryberger firm has worked with the City in the past and in this instance, has also done work with developer John Ander­son on the Boathouse Bay Project. Interested residents are invited to attend this meeting but should know that the time and date for the public meeting may need to change depending on whether or not there are enough Council members available to make a quo­rum. Stay tuned for further details.

Finally, the Council voted to accept with regret the resignation of Sylvia LeBlanc from the Silver Bay Liquor Control Commission.

The next regular Silver Bay City Council meeting is scheduled for December 4th at 7:00 p.m.

Rick Evans
Rick Evans
My wife, Marsha Kinzer (a proud DEHS Greyhound, class of ‘77) introduced me to the North Shore on vacation in 2012. It became our regular escape when the stress of our careers in education became overwhelming, and it didn’t take me long to fall in love with the breathtaking scenery, the nice people, and “salad” containing Jell-o and marshmallows. So you can either blame or thank my loving wife for my being here, because when we needed to choose a retirement hometown, Marsha advocated hard for her beloved Duluth, and here we are, six months later. Yes, this will be my first northern Minnesota winter. Yes, I welcome thoughts and prayers. Government, public policy, and social justice weighed heavily in the curriculums I taught at the high school level over a thirty-eight year career. In addition, we were a laboratory school focused on critical thinking in conjunction with technical and scientific writing. So when I found myself adrift on the great ocean of retirement and spied a raft, I jumped at the chance to take up what I’d left behind…minus the bad teachers’ lounge coffee. My position at the NSJ allows me to combine my passions for government and writing, and it’s helping me to feel less out of touch in new surroundings. When I’m not being “Cubby” (Marsha’s favorite new nickname for this green reporter) I enjoy pointing at eagles and saying, “Look, honey. There’s an eagle.” I’ve had an active side hustle as a professional musician for almost as many years as Charlie Parr. As a guitarist/singer/songwriter, I graced the stages of clubs and festivals around southern Wisconsin, including an appearance on A Prairie Home Companion. Should I even mention A Prairie Home Companion, or am I the only one here old enough to remember what that is? Look! An eagle!
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