2018 February Newsletter

The City Council: The next City Council meeting will be on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 6:15pm at City Hall.

Having Problems? If it’s a water/sewer/electric problem, call Bruce Bentele 507-360-5660. If it’s a Natural Gas problem, call Derek Nelson 507-360-3096 or call City Hall 507-945-8127 and leave a message if not during business hours.

Extra Recycling? Behind the old bank there is a red and white shed that customers of the City utilities can use for free! Please don’t use the dumpster, as that belongs to the company that is renting the bank. Large cardboard boxes and other recyclables that don’t fit in your own container can be placed in the shed at any time. There are containers & dumpsters up by City Hall that are for any extra garbage or recyclables, if they are small in size. Larger items should go to the shed by the bank, please!!! Thank you for your attention to this section.

New Water Rates: Notice to all customers – water rates have increased from $8.49 to $8.66/ 1,000 gallons for 2018.

Round Lake Fire Department: We are in need of more volunteers to be a part of the Fire Department. If this is something that you feel would be a good fit for you, please call or stop in to City Hall for more details. 507-945-8127.

2018 Dog License: Are past due! Please stop down to City Hall and pay the $2.00 per dog to satisfy your responsibility as part of the Round Lake community. Bring proof of rabies shot so we can have it on file for your dog. It’s in our ordinances that all dogs need to be licensed and on a LEASH AT ALL TIMES!!!! Thank you. City Hall has received reports of dogs running loose, please tie them when you put them out!  And clean up their messes, your neighbors don’t want to! It’s our City policy. Reminder: when your dog is tied up, the length of the leash should be short enough to keep it on YOUR OWN property.

NEW THIS YEAR – Dog License Fees: If you do not get your dog license prior to March 1st, the fee will be $10.00/dog. So plan ahead and get them before March 1st. They were due January 1st!!! And don’t forget the proof of rabies shots.

SNOW REMOVAL REMINDER! City ordinance states “no vehicles or other items are to be parked on the street during snowfall, until AFTER snow removal is done”. PLEASE honor this ordinance! Having vehicles parked on the street makes it dangerous for the plow drivers and risks damage to your vehicles. Do NOT push or blow snow onto your neighbor’s property, it’s disrespectful and they don’t appreciate it. City Ordinance states that you are not to blow snow into City streets either. Clear snow around mailboxes to make it easier to deliver the mail, we all need to work together to make the winter months better for all of us! Thank you in advance!

Gentle Reminder: If it is during business hours, PLEASE don’t put your payment in the door, stop in and hand it to me at the counter. I have earlier hours to accommodate our residents and would be happy to process your payment for you while you wait. The drop box is there for your convenience when the office is closed. City Hall is open 7:00am – Noon and 1:00pm – 4:00pm Monday thru Friday for your convenience. Also, I would appreciate having the bottom stub returned with your payment. It really helps me record your payment more accurately. Thanks!


 Round Lake American Legion: Pancake breakfast will be served on Sunday, February 4th from 8:00am-Noon! Pork chop dinner will be served on Saturday, February 17th from 5:00pm – 7:30pm (or until gone). Show your community pride and let them cook for you. January pork chops had a great crowd and it was a lot of fun! Come check it out, you won’t be disappointed! Where else can you get a great meal for $10 and have some to take home? ½ orders are $7.00. Don’t like crowds? Call your order in at 507-945-8321. Just add $.50 to these prices for an order to go!

Legion Birthday Party is open to Legion members and their families. They will be celebrating the 98th Birthday of Post 461 American Legion & Commemorating the 99th Anniversary of the Founding of the American Legion at the Round Lake American Legion on March 3rd. For more information, contact a current Legion member.

Remember your sweetheart on Wednesday, February 14th!! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

City Hall: Will be CLOSED on Monday, February 19th, 2018 to observe the President’s Day holiday!