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. The community is both a resort city for fishermen and a bedroom community for Toledo, Ohio and Monroe. 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. The population was 1,483 during the 2000 census.
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—assigned to Luna Pier—but also the extreme southern portion of the community lies within ZIP code 48133—assigned to Erie. The city has the FIPS code 26-49700.
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. Located off of exit 6, the community is bound to the west by Interstate 75 and to the east by Lake Erie.
- 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.
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.
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 City of Luna Pier, Official Website
- ↑ USGS GNIS: Luna Pier
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Census map of Monroe County from the United States Census Bureau
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 InfoMI entry on Luna Pier
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Google Maps
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 "American FactFinder" from the United States Census Bureau
- ↑ Map of 48157 from the United States Census Bureau
- ↑ City ZIP code look-up
- ↑ ZIP code look-up
- ↑ Map of 48133 from the United States Census Bureau
- ↑ ZIP code look-up
- ↑ Monroe News Election coverage