Pierz City Council
The Pierz City Council rescheduled its regular Monday night meeting to Wednesday, Nov. 12, due to the weather and the fact that several Council members were stranded outside the city. During that abbreviated meeting held to take of the business that had to be dealt with, the Council: •Approved the...Read More
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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Golf cart paths will be paved on three holes at the Pierz Golf Course this fall. The City Council approved Tri-City Paving’s bid of $7,200 to pave cart paths on holes 8, 3 and 4. It was noted the work needed to be done this fall and before the installation of [...]...Read More
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Open forum to be aired live on Pierz Local Access Channel 10 By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Pierz Healy High civics class students will facilitate a candidate forum from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Pierz City Hall. A meet and greet will be held just prior to the forum. Residents are...Read More
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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor With several of the requirements already met, the Pierz Council signed a resolution to take part in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities Program, at step one. City Administrator Scott Saehr said the program offered recognition for the city for the ways it is trying “to be a...Read More
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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Kevin Smude and Joel Fischer want to locate their new business, “Four Season Shrimp Co.” in the Pierz Industrial Park. After presenting their plan to the Pierz City Council Monday, the Council gave a preliminary go-ahead to sell two lots in a corner of the city’s ...Read More
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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 agr...Read More
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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 w...Read More
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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....Read More
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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...Read More
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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 V...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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