Pierz Mayor Talks 2021 Budget, New State Relief from December 14 Meeting
The city of Pierz held a regular council meeting on Monday, December 14, so we spoke once again with Mayor Dave Fischer to get the scoop on what was discussed.
The city finalized its 2021 budget and property tax levy, which Fischer said represented a 3.5% increase at $336,256.
Fischer also provided an update from the loan program that rolled out in June to assist businesses hampered by the coronavirus shutdown, saying that the city decided to forgive the loans that were given out, turning them into grants.
Furthermore, some new businesses joined in on the program due to the latest shutdown and will be receiving some aid.
Finally, Fischer commented on the latest relief that was announced at the state level on Monday. He mentioned that, with the emphasis not going toward cities, but rather counties and individual businesses, the focus at the city level is on Local Government Aid (LGA) money.
We thank Mayor Fischer for his time. The next regular council meeting for the city of Pierz is scheduled for December 28. You may hear our full interview with Fischer below; he provides further updates on a new campground reservation system, the city’s agreement with the Morrison County Humane Society, and more.