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Silver Bay City Council Meeting; May 1, 2023

Rocky Wall Productions will be staging eight concerts at City Center Park in Silver Bay starting on July 14th and running through September 1st. This summer’s line up of musicians includes Charlie Parr, Pert Near Sandstone and Pat Donohue and the Prairie Allstars. As in years past, Food Trucks will be present to offer concert goers culinary delights. The concert series offers free enter­tainment for the whole family.

The Bay Area Historical Society has issued a statement acknowledging that the image of Rocky Taconite is in the public domain. Any­one can use the image as long as it is used in an appropriate and respectful manner.

The Council passed a resolution to move ahead with the MultiModal TrailHead Proj­ect. Transportation Alternative Funding in the amount of $600,000 is available for this work.

Joe Rhein, from Bolton & Menk was on hand to present a proposal for a Topograph­ic Survey and Hydraulic Risk Assessment to address water drainage issues along Banks Boulevard, Davis Drive and Outer Drive. The Council approved the proposal. The pur­pose of the survey is to look at how storm water drains in the area and to determine, given the increased amounts of rainfall and snow melt, how to design improvements into the system to alleviate flood damage to area homes, businesses and roadways. The results of the survey will be presented to the Council prior to a feasibility study and related design work. Lake County will be doing road con­struction on some ofthese same streets so any work resulting from the survey will need to be coordinated with the County. The survey should be done by the end of May and the Council will revisit the issue at that time to determine the next steps moving forward.

Finally, the Council voted to have the City of Silver Bay join the Lake County Chamber of Commerce.

The next City Council meeting is sched­uled for May 15th at 7:00 PM.

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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