Royalton City Council

By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Although the city of Royalton and Bellevue Township came to an agreement in May regarding a contract for shared mutual fire aid, the terms of the contract have not been closely followed. Bellevue Town Board members brought concerns to Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Jerry Brezinka spoke for the board, sharing four “procedural [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent The city of Royalton has accepted an invitation to join an energy challenge pilot project, at no cost. “Minnesota Power is offering two pilot community energy challenges (CEC) to customers and the city was asked to participate,” said Mayor Andrea Lauer. “The CEC is a way to raise awareness about energy conservation [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent In order to proceed with the digging of new well number four, the city of Royalton is required by the Department of Natural Resources to complete a water conservation plan. The City Council received more details regarding that plan at Tuesday’s meeting. A significant change under the plan will be the increase [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent In preparing to dig Royalton’s new well number four, City Engineer Les Mateffy discovered that the city must complete a Water Conservation Plan. “The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said they sent a letter in 2007,” Mateffy told the City Council, Aug. 5. “Now we know the plan needs to be done.” [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent After approving a conditional use permit for a proposed building by Royalton resident Gary Borash in June, the same issue came before the Royalton City Council as a request for a variance, Tuesday. “The building inspector wouldn’t sign off on the conditional use permit because the building is too large and there [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Due to the large amount of rain received in recent weeks, lift stations in the city of Royalton have been overtaxed and the city’s water treatment ponds are near capacity. “We’re getting some sewer infiltration,” Mayor Andrea Lauer told council members at Tuesday’s meeting. “Both the main station and station number three [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent After a number of errors were made in reporting tax increment financing (TIF) district information to the state of Minnesota in 2013, business, financial and technological advisory firm Kern DeWenter Viere (KDV) reached a settlement agreement with the city of Royalton. The settlement resolution was approved by the City Council, Tuesday. The [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer A written report from Royalton Fire Chief Duane Bursey saying the Fire Department needed more space was discussed at Tuesday’s Council meeting. Bursey asked about the possibility of purchasing the old grocery store and the vacant lot west of the fire department. “Purchasing either one or both would be giving the [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer Royalton Police Chief Adam Gunderson discussed concerns of the residents who live closest to his proposed shooting range which could be located near the city-owned waste ponds and compost pile in Royalton. At a previous meeting, Gunderson had been directed by the Royalton City Council to visit with the neighbors near [...]

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