Monthly Archives: September 2021

Water Assistance Applications Available Now

Water Assistance Applications Available Now

Minnesotans with disconnected water service, a water shutoff notice, or a past due water bill may be able to get help paying their water bill.

Customers apply for water, energy, and weatherization assistance with one application.

Press Release

See Commerce’s September 9, 2021 press release for more details.

Contact Information

Questions? Contact your local Energy Assistance Program Service Provider or the Minnesota Department of Commerce at

City Utilities Due By 4:00 PM Sept. 30th, 2021

Reminder: The third quarter utility bills are due by Thursday, September 30th, 2021.

The City of Silver Bay now accepts credit and debit card payments through AllPaid dba GovPayNet for city utilities (water/sewer/garbage). PLEASE NOTE: there is a non-refundable service fee retained by GovPayNet based on the charge. PLEASE READ for credit card processing service fees.  Click here to view their terms and conditions.

Click here to be directed to the online payment site.

Hwy 61 near Two Harbors bridge construction to start September 15

DULUTH, Minn. – Construction at Silver Creek on Hwy 61 north of Two Harbors will begin on September 15. Work this fall will include the construction of a temporary bypass at Silver Creek, associated earth retention system and a surcharge for the bridge.

Traffic will be shifted over on Hwy 61 until the temporary bypass is completed at which time traffic will be placed on the temporary bypass through Fall 2022. Motorists should expect intermittent flagging, restricted to Monday-Thursdays only. All work this fall will be limited to the Silver Creek area. Project work will resume in 2022 and continue into 2023.

For more details and project maps, please visit the website:

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Accepting Applications for Full-Time Police Officer Position


The City of Silver Bay, located on the North Shore of Lake Superior, is accepting applications for the position of Full-Time Police Officer within the Police Department. The primary function is to patrol city streets, enforce laws and ordinances, and conduct investigations.  All applicants must provide a copy of their current Minnesota P.O.S.T. license with the application, a copy of their Minnesota P.O.S.T. eligibility letter, or at minimum be P.O.S.T. eligible at the time of appointment.  A comprehensive background investigation with medical and psychological examinations is required as a condition of employment.  This is for a full-time position with competitive wages and benefits. The 2021 full pay rate is $24.50 – $30.62/hour, depending upon qualifications and experience, with full pay rate achievable within one year. The 2022 full pay rate is $31.12/hour. Applications and full job description are available upon request at City Hall, 7 Davis Drive, Silver Bay, MN 55614 or by clicking here.  Required city applications with original signature must be returned to the City Administrator preferably by 4:00pm on October 15th, 2021; however, applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.  Resumes and cover letters are considered a supplement to the required city application.  EEOE/AA.