By Randy Lee

Ely City Councilman

Well it looks like fall is upon us and I’m wondering what happened to the long, hot summer that wasn’t. Now I’m hearing a lot of talk about the long, cold winter ahead. Oh well1 We still have what appears to be a pleasant fall in front of us and I’m going to make the most of it, even if it turns out to be a short one.

The mayor and the city council have been making a big effort to make the town more appealing to the eye and more friendly to visitors. We encourage everybody to pay attention to the appearance of their own front yards and make visitors feel welcome here. I think the snow bird parade has started and hunters are arriving daily. There is nothing like a greeting and a smile to keep people coming back.

In case you missed it, the city has hired a new clerk and he is busy getting acclimated to a new area as well as his responsibility for keeping the city running smoothly. We have also hired a new Animal Control Officer. This would be a good time to remind everyone that dogs must be licensed, up-to-date on vaccinations and contained or restrained. These requirements are meant to protect the pets as well as the people. During the short period when we did not have animal control patrolling, I personally picked up a small dog running down Highway 6 and another little guy roaming Murry Canyon. One has been claimed by his owner and the other is enjoying his new home. We are still doing everything we can to run a “no kill” shelter, but we need the help of all concerned citizens.

As always, we would like to hear from you if you have suggestions to improve our city. Expanding our recycling program is presently being discussed. Again, if you have any suggestions or comments, make yourself heard.