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Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Media Release from St. Louis County

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF FAYAL TOWNSHIP
WANTED ONE VOLUNTEER FOR THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
This is a three year term. The PUC meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 at the Fayal Town Hall. Please call if interested.

NOTICE OF ROAD VACATION HEARING
The Town Board of Fayal Township will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Fayal Town Hall located at 4375 Shady Lane, Eveleth MN 55734 for the purpose of considering and acting upon a petition it received calling for the vacation of the following described road: A twenty-five foot wide platted road known as Beaver Road from the Plat of Ely Lake Beach was dedicated for public use July 31st, 1917. Beaver Road is a three hundred feet in length platted road that runs North to South and located to the West of Block 12, Lot 10 and Lot 11, and located to the East of Block 13 Lot 1 and Lot 20.
All persons interested in this matter are encouraged to attend the hearing.


CABLE COMMISSION
Wanted one volunteer for the Public Access Television Joint Cable Commission. This is a three year term. Cable Commission meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM at the Eveleth-Gilbert School.

BOARD MEETINGS

The Fayal Town Board meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 PM at the Fayal Town Hall, 4375 Shady Lane, Eveleth, MN 55734

Public Utilities Commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall.

Fire Department Business Meeting is the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM, in the Fire Hall.

Fayal Township Planning Committee meets third Wednesday of every month at 5:30 PM in the Town Hall.

Public Access Television Eveleth – Fayal – ISD #2154 Channel 12 Joint Cable Board meets the first Wednesday of every month at 4:00 PM at the Eveleth-Gilbert High School.

FAYAL CLERKS OFFICE 218-744-2878
FAYAL PUBLIC UTILITIES 218-744-4373
FAYAL GARAGE 218-744-2655
FIRE 911
POLICE 911

2019 YARDWASTE OPERATING

OPEN NOON - 5:00 PM Organic Waste Only!

Spring Dates
April 27 and 28
May 4, 5, 11, 12

Summer Dates
June 15 and 16

Fall Dates
September 21 & 22
October 12, 13, 19, 20,
26, 27

Leaves, needles and light vegetation are acceptable feedstock for composting. Tree branches and trunks are allowed for disposal in the brush pile. Stumps, garbage, lumber, and household trash are not acceptable at this site.

A FINE OF $700 will be given to anyone violating St. Louis County Ordinance 45 for illegal dumping on this site of any non organic waste.


ORDINANCES

FAYAL ORDINANCE #2013-01 ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE REQUIRES ALL DOMESTIC ANIMALS MUST BE ON A LEASH WHEN OFF OF THEIR OWNERS PROPERTY. DOGS & CATS OVER THE AGE OF 6 MONTHS MUST HAVE RABIES VACCINATION AND HAVE A FAYAL ANIMAL LICENSE. LICENSES ARE AVAILALABLE AT THE CLERKS OFFICE FOR $5 WITH PROOF OF VACCINATION. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO VISIT THE CLERKS OFFICE FOR YOUR ANIMAL LICENSE, PLEASE CALL 218-744-2878 AND WE CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE LICENSE BY MAIL.

Photo of St. Mary's Lake

History of Fayal Township

Fayal Open Pit Iron Ore Mine
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Pocket Fayal Lannex

Pictures of Fayal Township's early history hang on the walls of the Fayal Town Hall. Mining was the driving force in the organization of the township when in November 1893, David T. Adams of Duluth, discovered merchantable ore in Fayal. This discovery was in the vicinity of the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section 5, and the north half of the northwest quarter of section 6, township 57-17. The Fayal No. 1 was explored by the McInnis Mining Company and organized on the 31st day of January 1894. The area was divided into five mines by different mining interests and was classed among the greatest mines of the Mesabi Range. Eventually the Fayal mines passed to the Oliver Iron Mining Company, which has since controlled them. By the end of 1919 they had yielded an aggregate of 29,908,246 tons, more than a million tons a year since the beginning. At first, the mining was by shaft, but later three different systems were being operated concurrently. There were two large open pits, milling being carried on in one and loading direct into cars with steam shovels in the other, while underground mining was continued.



Boys At Scout Camp 
Boy Scout Camp

Even though there was much work to do in those days, there were places to go and have fun. The Scout Camp, now called Camp Chicagami, was host to many good times for area youth.



Oliver Retreat Half Moon Lake

For the women, the Oliver Mining Company constructed the Olcott Lodge on the shore of Half Moon Lake. It was here that women could come to rest and relax for a few days. In 1927, seventy women registered to spend time at the Lodge, and in 1928 there were seventy-two. A matron was employed at the Lodge to operate the enterprise and keep harmony amongst the guests. Women would register to spend time at the Lodge and a selection committee would try to process the grouping of women by nationalities, due to limited knowledge of the English language.



1928 Ely Lake Beach Picture Of course there was always the Ely Lake Beach for all to enjoy!


If you have any historic pictures about Fayal Township, please use the form on the contact page to let us know. We would be happy to include them in this website.


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