Clock installed at Carnegie Museum commemorates Roseville Electric’s 100 yearsBy: Roseville Press Tribune Photography by Philip Wood
It didn't take long before some of Roseville's original citizens got upset over their electric service.
In 1909, 37 residents signed a petition criticizing the poor service provided by a private utility company. So what happened next? Citizens voted 237 to 28 in 1910 to approve a bond for the city to build its own electric light and power distribution system.
By October 1912, 150 customers were receiving power from the new municipal utility. Roseville Electric's centennial was celebrated Thursday with the installation and dedication of a clock and time capsule outside Carnegie Museum.
Roseville Electric now serves more than 54,000 customers, said Director Michelle Bertolino during the ceremony.
"I can tell you that having our own electric utility is an investment that pays dividends," she said.
~ Sena Christian