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Silver Bay City Council Meeting; February 20, 2024

The Silver Bay Council was able to conduct business fairly quickly last Tuesday evening. In addition to typ­ical agenda items like approving the agenda and paying monthly claims, there were a few items of interest to be discussed. Troy LeBlanc and two associates are planning a Snow Day Event for Saturday, March 9th. The festivities will include a craft fair, vintage snowmobile rides, a snow­man building contest and dog sled rides. A dance will also be held at Union Hall and will feature the band Beer Money. Food and drink vendors will be on hand through­out the day. Outdoor activities will be held at City Center Park and on the golf course and contingency plans were discussed for providing snow in the event that Mother Na­ture doesn’t come through on her own. LeBlanc said that he would like to see the event expand to a weekend long community event in the coming years. Come out on March 9th and enjoy the fun!

The Council accepted a proposal that would allow property behind the Mary MacDonald Center to be used for housing development. Using the vacant space for hous­ing will not impact the operation of either the business center or the ball field. It would would allow the City to develop the land for hous­ing, if needed.

The Council also approved the ad­vertising for a campground host for the 2024 season and granted Rocky Wall Production’s license request for this summer’s concert series.

The next City Council meeting will be held on Monday, March 4th at 7:00.

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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