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Meeting about sewer rate increase Oct 26th

My husband and I were the only people that attended the sewer meeting.

Here is what I learned: This is just for Fish/Royer lake. We have approx. 220 people that the sewer company services. The sewers were put in approx. 21 years ago, 1999 we paid $52.00 2005 $55.00 2010 $63.25 NOW they want to raise it $13.40 per month That would be $76.65 starting in January 2018. they had 136,000 in reserve but need 147,000.

Let me ask this question, when the sewers were put in did they state the price increase would only be for the project for putting in the sewers, and the price would go down? That’s what I’m hearing.

I did ask that everyone is notified, it will be in 2018 January new billing sent out. When the sewers were put in there is an overflow that drains into our creek, which means it drains into our lake, shouldn’t that be fixed first before they raise the rates. They fixed approximately 10 in 21 years

In January we will be getting phone calls, be prepared.


Mothers Day May 14th

A true angel

A mother is special, she’s more than a friend.
Whenever you need her, she’ll give you a hand.
She’ll lead you and guide you in all that you do.
Try all that she can just to see you get through.
Good times and bad times, she’s there for it all.
Say head up, be proud, and always stand tall.
She’ll love you through quarrels and even big fights,
or heart to heart chats on cold lonely nights.
My mother’s the greatest that I’ve ever known,
I think God made my mother like He’d make his own.
A praiser, a helper, an encourager too,
nothing in this world that she wouldn’t do.
To help us succeed she does all that she can,
raised a young boy now into a man.
I want to say thank you for all that you do,
please always know mom, that I love you.

George Zellars

and me. Miss you Mom, 12/20/1925-12/24/2015


Fish & Royer Lakes Association meeting June 3rd

The Royer & Fish Lakes Association meeting will be at the Maple Wood Nature Center on June 3rd at 1:00 PM.

This will restart our carry-in tradition.  Nancy Block is organizing the carry-in and has broken it down into 4 categories; main dish, sides, salads, and deserts.  Please let her know what you wish to bring, her contact info is listed in the newsletter.  The association will provide beverages, but you may bring your own as well.