Pierz City Council

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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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor  With so much snow and no place to put it anymore, the Pierz Council approved closing down the skating rink at Billig Park near the Pierz Fire Hall. Public Works Supervisor Bob Otremba sent the information with Council Member Mike Menden, explaining the problem. The snow has built up so much [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Public Access Television in Pierz, Channel 10, was up and running Tuesday after the City Council approved an operating policy for the station, Monday. Among other items, the policy outlines Pierz access users as residents (18 or older), businesses, groups or organizations residing in Pierz or non-profit organizations serving Pierz. These [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Anna Gruber, the Pierz city administrator for the past five years, will say goodbye to the city. The Council accepted her resignation and two-week notice with regret, Monday. Gruber has accepted the position as city and county manager for regional services at the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) in Staples. “Thank [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor  The city of Pierz does not have an ordinance addressing lot splits within its limits. But that will soon change. Any changes made due to lot splits, when one property owner sells a portion of their property to another, are recorded with the county, often without the city’s knowledge. Pierz City [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The city of Pierz does not have an ordinance addressing lot splits within its limits. But that will soon change. Any changes made due to lot splits, when one property owner sells a portion of their property to another, are recorded with the county, often without the city’s knowledge. Pierz [...]

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The Pierz City Council learned Monday that the city is one of 13 in Morrison County proclaimed as a Yellow Ribbon City by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. Morrison County Veterans Services Officer Paul Froncak and Tom Girtz were on hand Monday. Froncak explained that the Yellow Ribbon Network offered networking and help to families of [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The Pierz City Council voted to approve a 3 percent increase in the Pierz Library rent — or $24 — for $824 per month. However, Dick Bujalski, owner of the building, had requested a $50 per month increase. The city’s contract with Bujalski states increases in rent will be limited to [...]

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