City Councilman Bruce Setterstrom sits on the witness stand during a preliminary injunction hearing Tuesday. (Garrett Estrada photo)

City Councilman Bruce Setterstrom sits on the witness stand during a preliminary injunction hearing Tuesday. (Garrett Estrada photo)

The ongoing legal battle between the Nevada Northern Railway’s management board and the Ely City Council headed into the courtroom on Tuesday. Chief Justice Robert Rose pesided over the proceedings, hearing argument from attorney’s on both sides of the management board’s lawsuit against the council and Railroad Board of Trustees.

The hearing, which proceeded into a second day Wednesday in the White Pine Courthouse, was held for the purpose of letting Rose decide on several different preliminary injunctions requested by the board in the lawsuit. The preliminary injunctions, which were unavailable as of this writing, will determine how both parties will be able to proceed until the lawsuit reaches a full trial. All five members of the Ely City Council as well as Mayor Melody Van Camp were called to the witness stand on Tuesday to testify on one of the injunctions, which was to determine if the council and board of trustees had violated the Nevada Open Meeting Law.