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The City of Silver Bay is accepting proposals from qualified individuals for an Independent Contractor position to perform janitorial services for the City Administration Building (3 days/week), the Public Library (5 days/week), the Silver Bay Liquor Store (6 days/week), the Re-Union Hall (as needed), and the Dog Pound (as needed).  Proposal packets can be picked up at City Hall or click here to download the proposal packet. Proposals must be returned to City Hall, 7 Davis Drive, Silver Bay, MN 55614 no later than 4:00 P.M. on November 22, 2019.  Questions can be directed to Lana Fralich, City Administrator at 218-226-4408.

Medicare & Health Insurance Counseling for Seniors

A Senior LinkAge Line Volunteer will assist you Thursday, November 7, 14, and 21, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the North Shore Area Partners Room 20.

  • Medicare and Medicare related issues
  • Review Medicare Plans for 2020
  • Prescription Drug Assistance
  • Financial and forms assistance
  • and much more…

Call North Shore Area Partners to schedule an appointment 218-226-3635.

Plumbing Permits – Do you need one? Find out here.

City Code: Section 710 – Plumbing
710.01. State Plumbing Code Adopted. The Minnesota Plumbing Code, and regulations adopted thereunder, as amended, is adopted and incorporated herein by reference.
710.02. Permit Required. No person, including owners of property who wish to do their own plumbing work, shall construct, install or alter any plumbing, drain, vent, sump, water closet, sink, lavatory or other  plumbing fixtures within the City without first obtaining a permit from the Administrator or such other person that the Council may designate.
Subd. 1. Exceptions. No permit shall be required in case of routine maintenance and repairs not affecting sanitation such as mending of leaks in faucets, valves or water supply pipes, mending of broken fixtures, tanks, kitchen boilers, replacing fractures, releasing frozen pipes or rodding and flushing of any house sewer or drain.
710.03. Plumbing Inspector. A plumbing inspector (“Inspector”) shall be appointed by the Council and shall act under such rules and regulations as the Council may establish.
Subd. 1. Duties. It shall be the duty of the Inspector to enforce the provisions of this Section. The Inspector shall have the authority and power to issue citations or sign complaints for violations of this Section. The Inspector shall have the authority to enter any building or premises
in discharge of the Inspector’s duties.
Subd. 2. Compensation. The Inspector shall receive such compensation as may be set by resolution of the Council.
710.04. Compliance. All plumbing work, including that done by the owner of the property, shall comply with the Minnesota State Plumbing Code, as amended, and the provisions of this Section and shall meet the requirements of the Inspector.
Subd. 1. Inspection Required. All plumbing work hereafter constructed shall be inspected, and if found not to be in accordance with this Section, shall be corrected.
Subd. 2. Correction. If after written notice to the person installing work requiring correction thereof the person neglects or refuses to conform to the order, the City or any duly appointed Inspector may remove the work and charge the cost thereof to the person installing the
same. No person shall cover any such work without first having an inspection. Refusing to correct work when so ordered by the Inspector shall be a violation of this Section.
710.05. Forms. All forms for applications, permits and Inspector’s fee statement shall be furnished by the City and issued by the Administrator.
710.06. Fees. The fees for permits and inspections shall be as set by resolution of the Council.

Police Officer Job Opening

The City of Silver Bay is accepting applications for the position of Part-time Police Officer within the Police Department and also creating an eligibility list for any future Full-time Police Officer openings.  The primary function is to patrol city streets and roads, enforce laws and ordinances, and conduct investigations.  Applicants must be eligible to be MN POST Board licensed, or currently, MN POST Licensed at time of application.  A comprehensive background investigation, medical and psychological examinations are required as a condition of employment.  This is a part-time position with competitive wages.  Applications and full job description are available upon request at City Hall, 7 Davis Drive, Silver Bay, MN 55614.  Required city applications must be returned to the City Administrator. The position is open until filled.  Resumes are considered a supplement to the required city application.  EEOE/AA

Silver Bay Police Department Staffed Window Hours

Silver Bay Police Department Staffed Window Hours

Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
(hours are subject to change)

If you need police assistance outside of these hours, or the window is not being staffed, please call the Silver Bay Police Department squad phone at (218) 220-0700, or if it is an EMERGENCY, please dial 9-1-1.

Black Beach Municipal Campground – Coming May 2020!

Black Beach Campground will be owned and managed by the City of Silver Bay.  It is a 49-site campground that will have 30-amp electricity throughout all sites and 34 of the sites will also have 50-amp electric service and full water and sewer hookups. Most of the sites will accommodate larger RV’s that have difficulty finding appropriate size sites in other campgrounds along the North Shore.  There will also be a few pull-through sites.  Rentals will be either nightly or weekly.

The main building will house the required lavatories and bathing units.  There will be a playground, a group picnic area, and walking trail in the campground leading to Black Beach.

Click here to view the Black Beach Municipal Campground layout.

Click here to view the Black Beach Municipal Campground project partners.

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