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Luna Pier
Geographical information
County

Monroe County

State

Michigan

Country

United States

Land area

1.5 square miles

Water area

0.2 square mile

Elevation

574

Demographic information
Population (2000)

1,483

Population density

872.4/sq. mile

Government structure
Community type

City

Government

Mayor-council

Elected officials
  • Mary Liske (Mayor)[1]
  • Council:[1]
    • Dawn Gramza
    • Chris Heid
    • Kenneth Kruzel (Mayor Pro-Tem)
    • Richard Murray Jr.
    • Richard Russell Jr.
    • Nola Young
  • Greg Stewart (City Administrator)[1]
  • Michelle Cureton (Clerk)[1]
  • DeAnn Parran (Treasurer)[1]
Founded

Early 1900s

Incorporated
  • 1963
Other information
Time zone

Eastern

ZIP Code(s)
  • 48157 (Luna Pier)
  • 48133 (Erie)
Area code(s)

734

FIPS code

26-49700

GNIS feature ID

0631215[2]

Official Website

http://www.cityoflunapier.com/

Luna Pier is a city in eastern Monroe County, Michigan along the shoreline of Lake Erie. It is located in Erie Township, but is politically independent.[3] The community is both a resort city for fishermen and a bedroom community for Toledo, Ohio and Monroe.[4] The town has a Beef Jerky Unlimited. Luna Pier is located about nine miles south-southwest of Monroe and seven miles north of the Ohio border.[3][5] The population was 1,483 during the 2000 census.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, Luna Pier has a total area of 1.7 square miles, of which 0.2 square miles is water. The community primarily uses ZIP code 48157[7][8]—assigned to Luna Pier[9]—but also the extreme southern portion of the community lies within ZIP code 48133[10]—assigned to Erie.[11] The city has the FIPS code 26-49700.[6]

HistoryEdit

Luna Pier was founded some time in the early 1900s as a fishing community. By 1929, it had grown in population sufficiently to be assigned a post office. The community incorporated as a city in 1963, and today serves as both a bedroom community and resort.[4] Located off of exit 6, the community is bound to the west by Interstate 75 and to the east by Lake Erie.[5]

PoliticsEdit

Nuvola single chevron right See also: Luna Pier civic election of 2007

Mary Liske, the mayor of Luna Pier, was elected on the 6th of November 2007, defeating incumbent mayor Todd Deal by 55 votes. Three members of the City Council were also up for election, with Dawn Gramza, Richard Russel Jr., and Richard Murray Jr. joinging Chris Heid, Kenneth Kruzel and Nola Young on the Council. These three defeated Dave Hutchinson, Darrell Adams and Dave Howe.[12]

Currently, Greg Stewart serves as City Administrator with Jerry Winkleman as Police Chief and Kenneth Kruzel as Fire Chief. Michelle Cureton serves as City Clerk and DeAnn Parran serves as Treasurer.[1]

Notes and referencesEdit

Monroe County
County seat: Monroe — Founded: 1817; Organized: 1817 — Population: 153,608 (2007 est.)
Cities
Luna Pier · Milan (partial) · Monroe · Petersburg
Villages
Carleton · Dundee · Estral Beach · Maybee · South Rockwood
Charter townships
Berlin · Frenchtown · Monroe
Civil townships
Ash · Bedford · Dundee · Erie · Exeter · Ida · La Salle · London · Milan · Raisinville · Summerfield · Whiteford
Census-designated places
Detroit Beach · Lambertville · South Monroe · Stony Point · Temperance · West Monroe · Woodland Beach
Other communities
Azalia · Cone · Diann · Erie · Ida · Lulu · Newport · Ottawa Lake · Samaria · Whiteford Center
Neighboring counties
Lenawee County (west), Washtenaw County (northwest), Wayne County (northeast);
Lucas County, Ohio (south)
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