Monthly Archives: November 2020

Nomination for the Steel Magnolia Awards Now Being Accepted

Do you know an inspirational woman who has overcome obstacles to make a positive difference in the lives of others? If so, you are encouraged to nominate her for the 2020 Steel Magnolia Award.

Click here to read an email from Sandy Karnowski, Cleveland Cliffs District Manager, Public Affairs regarding nominations for Steel Magnolia Awards.

Click here to download the Steel Magnolia 2020 Nomination Form.

Gov. Walz Announces New COVID-19 Restrictions

[ST. PAUL, MN] – As hospitals express concern about capacity to treat Minnesotans with COVID-19, Governor Tim Walz today announced new restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the virus in Minnesota. Beginning on Friday, November 13, 2020, the restrictions will apply to social gatherings, celebrations and receptions, and bars and restaurants, which are three of the most significant sources of COVID-19 outbreaks across the state. Governor Walz also announced $10 million in funding to support small businesses affected by the pandemic.

Click here for the entire announcement.

Surplus Items for Sale – Call for Bid

The City of Silver Bay has for sale by sealed bid the following items:

  1. 2001 BMW 530i (minimum bid $500)
  2. 2004 Saturn Ion (minimum bid $500)

For inspection of items, please contact City Hall, Monday – Friday, between 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sealed bids will be accepted at the City Administration Office until 3:00 p.m., Friday, December 4, 2020 at which time bids will be opened.  All items listed above are sold “AS IS”, with no guarantees.  Bid forms can be picked up at City Hall, 7 Davis Drive, Silver Bay, MN 55614 or downloaded here.  The City of Silver Bay reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to award the bid in the best interest of the City.  Can be viewed on via the above links .

Interested in Serving on a City Board/Commission? The City needs volunteers!

The City of Silver Bay would like individuals interested in serving on various City Boards and Commissions to submit application. These Boards and Commissions are the working boards to recommend action to our City Council. Meetings are typically quarterly or monthly depending on the Board. There may be special meetings called, but are only on occasion. All you have to do is be committed to attending the meetings, engage in conversation, bring forth and be open to ideas, and be willing to work towards the betterment of our community. Please give City Hall a call for more information at 218-226-4408.  Applications can be picked up at City Hall or can be downloaded by clicking here and are to be returned to City Hall, 7 Davis Drive, Silver Bay, MN 55614. There are currently vacancies on the following, but feel free to apply for any Boards or Commissions of interest.  For a full listing, click here.   Thank you for your interest!

Economic Development Authority

Liquor Control Commission

Public Utilities Commission

Public Works Commission

Equipment Operator Position Opening


The City of Silver Bay is accepting applications for the position of Equipment Operator. The primary function of the Equipment Operator is to operate powered equipment to maintain streets, roads, sidewalks, recreation areas, airport, boulevards, cemetery, and all other city properties. In addition, this position maintains equipment, buildings, and other municipal facilities as necessary.

Applicants will have the minimum desired qualifications: Have a valid MN Class A commercial driver’s license with tanker endorsement, post-secondary technical education in heavy equipment operation, demonstrate skills to operate heavy and light equipment and hand tools properly and efficiently, and is physically fit to perform strenuous work. This is a full-time position with competitive wages and benefits. Applications and full job description with qualifications are available online by clicking on the links, by calling 218-226-4408, or emailing Completed applications with original signature should be returned to City Hall, 7 Davis Drive, Silver Bay, MN 55614. Resumes are considered a supplement to the required city application. Required city applications are asked to be returned to the City Administrator by 4:00pm on November 19th, 2020; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EEO/AA