City Information


City Information

City Council: Mayor – Pete Zimmerman, Council members – Tom Kutz, Mike Mitchell, Al Munson, and one spot vacant as of press time.

The council meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the city hall at 625 8th Ave., (320) 543-3670, fax (320) 543-3306. The city website is

City Staff: City Administrator/Community Development Director/Clerk  Nick Haggenmiller; email:; Accountant/Treasurer Meghan Rathkamp.

Police Chief Dave Thompson; Sergeant Eric Anderson, and Darek Szczepanik; police station, (320) 543-3670.

Public Works Staff: Tom Goepfert, Tim Kosek, and Clayton Prestidge; (320) 543-2318.

Howard Lake Wine & Spirits: Store Manager Myra Laway; (320) 543-2038.

City Planner: Nate Sparks, Northwest Associated Consultants; (320) 543-3670.

City Financial Advisor: Shannon Sweeney, David Drown & Associates; (612) 920-3320.

Building Inspector: Metro West Inspections; (800) 223-1720.

Fire Chief: Daryl Drusch, fire station; (320) 543-2001.

Assistant Fire Chiefs: First Assistant Chief Glenn Hofer; Second Assistant Chief Scott Graham.

Ambulance Director: Jake Drusch.

City Attorney: Halverson, Langemo & Paschke; and Couri, Ruppe PLLP; (763) 497-1930.

City Assessor: Ken Yager; (320) 963-6219

City Auditors: Conway, Deuth, and Schmiesing

City Engineer: Bolton & Menk, Inc

Civil Defense Director: Craig Lobertmann

Public Finance Advisor: David Drown & Associates

Building Official: Metro West Inspection Services.

Health Officer: Ridgeview Medical Clinic

Acting Mayor: Tom Kutz

Acting City Administrator: Dave Thompson

Economic Development Authority: City council

Housing Redevelopment Authority: City council

Park and Planning Commission: Jean Schmidt, Vern Kleve, Mike Mitchell, Mike Horn, and April Debner

Liquor Commission: Tom Kutz and Pete Zimmerman

Cable/ Public Access Commission: Margaret Marketon, Kendell Kubasch, Tom Kutz, and Mike Mitchell

Public Works Committee: Al Munson

Community Development Committee: Pete Zimmerman and Al Munson

Public Safety Committee: Tom Kutz and Mike Mitchell

Intergovernmental Committee: Pete Zimmerman and Tom Kutz

Finance Committee: Pete Zimmerman

Personnel Committee: Pete Zimmerman and Al Munson.

Official Website:

Official Public Access Channel: PACT 10

Official Newspaper: Herald Journal

Official Depositories: Citizen’s Alliance Bank; Citizen’s Alliance Bank of Clara City; Community Bank, Goldman Sachs, New York, NY; CitiBank, Salt Lake City, UT; Amex Centurion