Royalton City Council

by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The Royalton City Council adopted revisions to the current pay scale and six-step plan to include four additional steps, Monday. The only dissenting vote came from Council Member Ron Verley. Mayor Andrea Lauer and Council Member Al Libke studied the current plan and compared it to area cities. “We [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   After the overabundant June rains, pressure from groundwater had built up to such an extent that a 10-inch plug for future service was pushed right into Royalton’s lift station #5 early June 25. “Ground water flowed into the lift station along with gravel, rocks and dirt,” Royalton City Council [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The Royalton City Council approved Mayor Andrea Lauer’s request to complete a grant application for submission to the Bush Foundation, Tuesday. The grant is the Bush Prize for Community Innovation, awarded to honor and support innovative organizations with a track record of making things happen. The Bush Prize provides [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   A water main leak survey was recently conducted in the city of Royalton by Water Conservation Service Inc. The survey included listening to all of the city’s hydrants to determine noise levels and suspected leaks. Three suspected leaks were found: a hydrant leak near the Cedar Court water tower, [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer named a Tree City USA, for the 17th consecutive year. There are more than 3,400 Tree City USA communities across the United States, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation. The city also received the Growth Award for demonstrating environmental improvement and a higher level of tree care. Tree Board members Paul [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer     Royalton City Council approved the hiring of Water Conservation Services Inc. of Lino Lakes to complete a water system survey of Royalton water lines. City water usage records indicate that as many as 7 million gallons of water were unaccounted for in 2012. Thirty-four point eight million gallons [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Royalton’s City Council authorized the increase of some of the fees charged for garbage and recycling services, and water and sewer service in the city, effective Jan. 9. The following increases  were made to garbage and recycling services: green bag service increased from $11.83 to $11.87; 32-gallon cart from [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer     When Royalton’s 2013 levy came up for a vote at Tuesday’s meeting, Council Member Ron Verley presented his proposal to maintain the levy at the 2012 rate. After passing out a packet of information prepared in part by City Clerk Carol Madsen, Verley explained that a number of line [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Former township assessor, Post Office employee, developer of 19 parcels of land and owner of Mel’s on 10, Mel Oelrich is recommending a “concept of growth” to the city of Royalton. Oelrich asked the City Council Tuesday for permission to form a committee to be more proactive in the community [...]

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