Pierz City Council

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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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Everyone wanted to know why a video camera was set up on a tripod at Monday’s Pierz City Council meeting. Some joked that it was so the absent mayor could see the meeting later. But, with the help of new Deputy Clerk, Scott Saehr, the city is taping the meetings for [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Scott Saehr will be the new face at Pierz City Hall, starting Jan. 2, 2014. He was selected out of three applicants for the new position of deputy clerk with the city. In October, the Council voted to eliminate its utility billing clerk position and replace it with this new position. [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor This year, for the first time, Pierz residents enjoyed mosquito relief during the summer months, when the city contracted with a mosquito control company. Residents in Pierz will continue to reap the benefits of mosquito control as the City Council voted to not only continue the service, but on its own [...]

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By LIZ VERLEY, Staff Writer    The City of Pierz, as well as most Minnesota cities, is slated to see an increase in its Local Government Aid (LGA) payments. At Monday’s council meeting, Representative Ron Kresha cautioned city council members to be careful with their spending. He told council members that he was impressed with the [...]

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