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Silver Bay City Council Meeting; June 5, 2023

The Silver Bay City Council met in a fast paced meeting on Monday night. The Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics was on the agenda. The run will take place during the week of June 19th. Tra­ditionally, law enforcement officers from communities across the State carry the Flame Of Hope to Special Olympics competitions. This year’s run culminates on Saturday, June 24th in Stillwater. The public is invited to par­ticipate in the run. The cost for the event is $20 and each participant will receive either a commemorative t-shirt or a hat.

The Council approved a request to apply for State bonding funds for city wide street and utility improvement projects. The city will also be entering into a mutual aid agree­ment with the Saint Louis County Sheriff’s Department.

The Council authorized an Economic In­terest Disclosure Policy at the suggestion of City Attorney Timothy Costly. This poli­cy is common for elected officials and was recommended by the city auditor. The policy requires that any elected official report any vested interest that they may have with a project that comes before the Council.

Juneteenth, recognizing the end of slavery in the United States, has become a public hol­iday across Minnesota. City and State offices will be closed on June 19th in recognition of this historic event.

The next City Council meeting will be held on June 20th 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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