Pierz City Council

By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Premium Property LLC, owned by Chris Young, is the newest business to locate in the Pierz Industrial Park. The agreement between the city of Pierz and the business for Lot 8, Block 1, was approved Monday night. The agreement offers assistance to the business as have agreements with other businesses locating [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor As it has for the past eight years, the Pierz City Council agreed Monday to a 0 percent increase in the city’s levy. It will remain flat at $280,515. The city showed a $104,000 surplus last year and after a budget meeting, where some one-time increases in the budget were made, [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor With a vote to pay off the remaining $110,000 for its Cassie Street Bond, the city of Pierz is one step closer to becoming debt-free in 10 years. That’s part of a goal the Council put together several years ago and provided the city doesn’t bond for another project. By paying [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The city of Pierz purchases its electricity wholesale from Minnesota Power and resells it to its residents at a lower rate than those outside the city would pay. With Minnesota Power to increase its rates to the city by 6 percent, effective July 1, the question wasn’t whether the Council should [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Minnesota Power, which sells wholesale electricity to the city of Pierz for resale to its residents, will now maintain the city’s electrical services. Crow Wing Power served the city by maintaining its power lines and poles for 16 years. With the retirement of Jerry VanKeuren, the company decided to discontinue its [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer Public Works Administrator Bob Otremba told the Pierz City Council that 14 garden plots were available for rent this year at $30 each. Otremba said the city would till the soil and water was available on the site. The lots are located near Horizon Health and are 25-feet by 25-feet in [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer Three industrial park lots were sold for $1 each with a waiver of assessment fees, by the Pierz City Council Monday. Although approval was given, the vote was 3-2. The motion was opposed by Council Members Mike Menden and Don Bujalski. Originally, the lots had been purchased by the city in [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor  Several fees for services provided by the Pierz Volunteer Fire Department will cost a bit more. For two of the services, the first hour of service was never billed, but will be from now on. In the past, the first hour of service for pumper #1 and tanker #1 was not [...]

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