Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Simms Road will have on going highway construction from 7:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Thursdays until further notice. Road closed barricades are to prevent through traffic. Road open to any emergency vehicles.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Support Zion Lutheran Church's donation yard sale to benefit World Hunger. Location of the sale is the Gardner residence, 4199 Hartland Road (corner of Hartland & Slayton-Settlement Roads) in Gasport, this Friday, May 15th and Saturday May 16th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Monday, May 11, 2015


The Board of Trustees of the Royalton Hartland Community Library is hosting an Open House to welcome Sonora Miller, the library’s new Director, on Saturday, May 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the library at 9 Vernon Street in Middleport. Residents are invited to come and meet Ms. Miller, enjoy some light refreshments, and to learn more about her and what is planned for the library.

Sonora, who spent most of her childhood in Medina, earned her Master’s Degree in Library Information Science from Drexel University. She was the Director of Children’s and Young Adult Services at the Pennsauken, New Jersey Library before returning to Western New York to begin her position as Library Director the week of April 20.

After the first couple of weeks on the job, Sonora says she has been warmly welcomed by patrons, staff, Board members, Friends of the Library and even by other area libraries.  “I am thankful to be here, and I hope that my passion for libraries can continue the long tradition of service and excellence that has been set by previous directors,” says Miller.

“Starting this spring, there will be a slate of new programs for children and teens, and a genealogy workshop for adults.  Beyond that, I’m looking to expand our programs and services, connect with the local schools and local organizations and reach out to the whole community to find out what they’d like to see from their local library.

The library provides everyone, regardless of who you are or how much you make, with a safe space to get help, to learn, to relax and to connect with your community. I want to make sure that everyone in the towns of Royalton and Hartland knows that our library is here to support their needs,” she says.

Residents are encouraged to attend the Open House on Saturday, May 16 at the library to meet Sonora, to see their neighbors and have some refreshments. She also is interested in what patrons would like to say about their library. “The Open House will be a good time for people to let me know how the library can better fit into their busy lives.”

If you are unable to attend the Open House, residents can always visit the library and meet Sonora Miller at their convenience.  For more information about the Royalton Hartland Community Library and its programs, please visit the library’s website at or you can call the library at 735-3281.

Monday, May 4, 2015


If you missed the Solid Rock open house this past weekend, here's a nice write-up at the Lockport US&J that looks at the history behind the church...

Thursday, April 23, 2015


The town of Royalton has extended the deadline for submission of applications for the Recreation position. They will be accepting applications until Friday, May 8th instead of the 1st.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Not only are herbs a great way to spice up meals in a healthy way, they can also make your garden more beautiful. Linda Hedley, a Charter Member of the Friends of the Kenan Herb Club in Lockport, will be at the Royalton Hartland Community Library Community Room on Monday, May 11 at 7 p.m. to offer her expertise on how to do both.

Her program “How to Grow and Use Herbs” will cover the basics of how to plant and care for a variety of herbs in your garden. Hedley has grown her own herbs and offers some of them for sale at the Middleport Farmers’ Market. She will share her many ideas about how to use homegrown herbs for cooking as well as some other uses that may surprise some folks!

Currently, Hedley serves as the President of the Friends of the Kenan Herb Club, an affiliate group at the Kenan Center which was established in 1985. Through the years, the Club has offered a number of programs and activities with a focus on herb-related topics ranging from culinary usage to herbal gift making.

The “How to Grow and Use Herbs” program is free and anyone interested is invited to register for this educational session by stopping by the library at 9 Vernon Street or by calling (716) 735-3281.

The Royalton Hartland Community Library offers a wide variety of programs and   services to local residents throughout the year. For more information please call the library at 735-3281, visit

Friday, April 17, 2015



The Town of Royalton will be accepting applications for one (1) Recreation Counselor position for our Summer Recreation Program.  This is a five (5) week program which runs from 7/6/15 – 8/7/15.  CPR training will be required & provided.  Applicants must be town residents.  Applications can be obtained at the Town Clerks office, 5316 Royalton Center Road, Middleport, NY 14105, or can be found at under the “Employment” section.  Applications must be submitted no later than  May 1, 2015. 

Marie L. Little, CMC/RMC
Royalton Town Clerk

Monday, April 13, 2015


Middleport Fire Co. will cease providing Advanced Life Support (ALS) at the end of the month. Details at the East Niagara Post...

Friday, April 10, 2015


April 13, 201; 7:00 PM

1. Open Meeting
2. Pledge to the Flag
3. Additions or corrections of the minutes as presented

4. Public Comment - Agenda Items Only
5. Communications / Petitions
New Business

Resolution to accept the Supervisor's Report for the month of March 2015.

Resolution to accept the following membership changes for the Wolcottsville Volunteer Fire Co.,:
Remove Joshua Groff from the Membership Rolls due to his resignation submitted to the fire company on March 5, 2015.

Resolution to support the following in creating "Two (2) New York States":

WHEREAS, the State of New York has one of the highest rates of population loss; and
WHEREAS, the State of New York spent more in 2012 on Medicaid than Florida and Texas combined; and
WHEREAS, Florida just surpassed New York in total population; and
WHEREAS, New York City's special issues, including Mass Transit and Rent Control, continue to dominate the state's yearly budget process; and
WHEREAS, the overwhelming majority of the state's Senators and Assembly members reside in district's south of the Tappan Zee Bridge; and
WHEREAS, the interests, concerns, and needs of the constituents who reside in the New York City metropolitan area differ drastically from those who reside upstate; and
WHEREAS, there is legislation pending in the Assembly to allow a referendum on the question "Do you support the division of New York into two separate states?"; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Royalton Town Board supports the right of the citizens to decide whether to continue to be joined with New York City;
NOW, THEREFORE IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Royalton supports passage of to put the question of "Two New York's" to a vote of the citizens.

Resolution to authorize Supervisor Bieber to sign the Municipal Cooperation Agreement with the Village of Middleport for a three-year contract (6/1/2015 - 5/31/2018) for Speed Enforcement in the Town of Royalton. There will be a 3% increase per year. The contract numbers are as follows:

June 1, 2015 -May 31, 2016 $46,230.79 = $3,852.57 / month (June - December)

Beginning in January 2016 there will be an additional officer to work in the Royalton Town Court due to the addition of a Metal Detector. There will be an additional $600.00 charge for this service.

The total due per month for:

January - May 2016 will be $4,452.57 / month
June 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017 $55,033.77 = $4,586.15 / month
June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018 $56,684.78 = $4,723.73 / month

Resolution to authorize Supervisor Bieber to transfer $12,473.42 to the "B Fund" from the Refuse Line Item in the Budget (SR8160.4T - Tote Loan Reimbursement Expenditure) to pay down the cost of the Recycle Totes. This is the payment for 2014.

Resolution to authorize the Loyal Football & Cheerleading Organization to utilize Veterans Park in Gasport Monday through Thursday from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM beginning July 27, 2015 through October 30, 2015.

Resolution for permission to pay the bills.

Any additional items that need to come before the board at this time.

6. Public Comment - Good and Welfare of the Community
7. Adjournment - Motion to Adjourn