Royalton City Council

by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Wind energy generation is one step closer to being a reality for Royalton. The city began investigating wind energy in earnest in 2012 when Mayor Andrea Lauer and Council Member Al Libke began meeting with SheerWind executives about a possible system in Royalton. The City Council authorized Lauer to sign [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer An updated pay scale was approved by the Royalton City Council, Dec. 3. The new guidelines will go into effect Jan. 1, 2014. “This new pay scale was used in putting the budget together,” said Mayor Andrea Lauer. “It extends the step plan from six steps to 10. Steps seven [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The city of Royalton became the owner of the old “antique building” on the corner of Highway 10 and Centre Street at its Council meeting, Tuesday. The City Council, with member Al Libke absent, voted unanimously to approve the purchase of the tax-forfeited property from Morrison County for $5,000 plus closing [...]

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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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