Amery News

Amery School Board Special Meeting Today

The Amery School District is scheduled to hold a closed session meeting this afternoon, January ninth, in regard to a settlement that is being negotiated with District Administrator James Kuchta.  A hearing that was scheduled for January seventh was rescheduled to allow time for settlement negotiations.  Kuchta has been on administrative leave since mid-November.

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Cardinal Glass In Amery Gave $8,000 To Salvation Army

Employees of Cardinal LG in Amery raised eight-thousand-dollars for the Polk County Salvation Army at their annual holiday party on December 15th. Employees and staff donated four-thousand-dollars and The Company matched those contributions for a total of eight-thousand-dollars.    This is the second year that proceeds from The Company’s annual holiday party have been donated into…

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Amery City Council Dec. 5th Special Meeting Highlights

The Amery City Council met in special session yesterday afternoon.  The council received a check in the amount of twenty thousand dollars from the Amery Lakes District for the Granum Boat Landing Project.   The Council also approved the subordination to Bremer Bank of the CFS Mortgage, and then went into Closed Session under statute 19.85(1)(c)…

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Amery City Council Meeting Highlights

A public hearing on the proposed City Budget for 2019 preceded the regular meeting of the Amery City Council last evening.  There was no public for the hearing, which opened and closed in about a minute. As the meeting got underway, city Administrator Kim Moore noted the absence of Management Analyst Barb Goeckner, who has…

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Amery School Superintendent On Leave Pending Decision On Employment Status

The Amery Free Press has reported on-line that Amery School Board President Chelsea Whitley opened the November 20th regular school board meeting by announcing that District Superintendent Jim Kuchta was not in attendance because he is on administrative leave pending resolution of his employment status.  On November ninth an email was sent to district staff…

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Serenity Home In Balsam Lake To Close By Dec. 1

The Salvation Army’s homeless shelter in Balsam Lake will be closing by December first, according to an annoucement by Angela Moulton.  All residents will be moved either into the 64-bed Grace Place Shelter in New Richmond or into as many as three homes around Polk County.  Those who stay in the homes in Polk County…

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Amery Finance Committee To Consider Tax Rates Today

Frances Duncanson, the Amery City Clerk-Treasurer, has announced that the Finance Committee will meet today, Monday, November fifth, at 5pm at the Amery City Hall.  The agenda includes a review of a draft agreement with Waterman Sanitation, 2019 budget matters, a review of the tax levy and projected tax rates, and a possible closed session…

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Amery City Council Meets With Consultant

Frances Duncanson, the Amery City Clerk-Treasurer, has announced that the Amery City Council will meet with Patrick Ibarra of The Mejorando Group regarding the City Strategic Planning process.  This meeting will be held at the Lake Wappogasset Bible Camp today, beginning at 8:30am.  This meeting will continue on Thursday as well.

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