Board of Adjustment - Variance Frisky Otter - Additional Sign

The Ely Board of Adjustment will be holding a public hearing for considering a Variance on Wednesday, May 15th, 2024 at 5:00 pm in the City Hall council chambers.  At this public hearing the Board of Adjustment will be considering the approval of a Variance Application submitted by Michael Cascone, representing the “Frisky Otter”; located at 302 E Sheridan St Parcel# 030-0370-00930. The applicant is seeking a Variance from the Sign Ordinance (14.08), to allow for (2) freestanding signs on a commercial property. The current sign ordinance only allows for (1) freestanding sign per commercial zoned property.

Public comment will be heard on the date of the hearing and/or may be submitted to any of the following addresses below before May 13th to be included in the public hearing. Names and addresses must be submitted in order for comments to be recorded into the hearing minutes.

   Any questions should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Administrator, 218-365-3224, Ext 3 or email


Scott Kochendorfer

Zoning Administrator

209 E Chapman St

Ely MN 55731

218-365-3224, Ext 3