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The Pierce County Board met ….

The Pierce County Board met …. The Pierce County Board met ….

The Pierce County Board met for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 25, and wasted no time getting agenda items completed.

The Pierce County Board announced funding for the county from the American Rescue Plan Act, which was passed by the United States Congress on March 11, and was officially given to communities in May. All communities receiving funding from ARPAhave until Dec. 1, 2024 to spend these funds.

Specific needs fromARPAfor Pierce County are still being reviewed by the county board for municipal services needed at the current time.

The board passed zoning ordinance no. 2104, which rezones approximately 6.887 acres of agricultural-residential land near Plum City in the town of Union into commercial use land. The land, currently owned by Fetzer Farms Inc., will be the site of a facility for JM Watkins, a meat processing business currently located in Plum City. The new facility will be located in the Ono/Grange Hall area.

The Pierce County Board also approved a number of appointees to local government boards.

The ADRC Board has three new members appointed: Una Jenny, who is replacing John Matzek; Dawn Huberty, who is replacing Mari Waters; and Carrie Bechel, replacing Jackie Erlandson. These terms run from 2020 to April 2023.

The Ethics Board had one new appointee: Julie A. Hoffman, who is replacing Robert Jeffrey. Hoffman’s term begins immediately and runs through Aug. 31, 2022.

Information Services Committee has one new appointee: Torey Kauth, replacing Mary-Alice Muraski. Kauth’s term begins immediately and runs through April 2022.

For its next meeting, the Pierce County Board will look to approve 2022 budget guidelines.