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Fountain City Council discusses sinkhole


Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

Fountain resident Jason Sethre discusses sinkholes with the Fountain City Council. Photo by Barb Jeffers

Fountain resident Jason Sethre attended the July city council meeting held on July 3, 2014 to request assistance in dealing with an ongoing sinkhole problem on his property. According to Sethre this is the third sinkhole that has developed on the property.

Sethre explained the first two seem to have been managed but the current sinkhole continually re-develops despite his best attempts to fill it in and is a danger to the public. The city will dig an approximate six foot wide path to investigate how deep the sinkhole is and will attempt to fill it in with coarse rock.

Consent agenda items approved included minutes from the June 5, 2014 regular meeting, Treasurer’s report, and monthly city and fire department bills.

John Hanson, City Maintenance employee, discussed the method of notifying residents of hydrant flushing. An ad will be placed in the Fillmore County Journal notifying residents prior to hydrants being flushed.

Hanson notified the council that there are items at the brush dump that are not supposed to be there including particle board. Hanson will inform Police Chief Mosher to investigate. If the activity continues the brush dump may be kept locked once again with residents needing a key to enter the brush dump.

The water tower was cleaned the day of the meeting and has some surface rust. The water tower has never been painted and the council will discuss whether to put painting in the budget at the August meeting.

One additional bid for blacktopping Third Street and Pine Street has been received. Hanson will inform the council when all bids have been received.

City Clerk Ronda Flattum reported that she and Jim Schott attended the Preston Ambulance Appreciation on June 18, 2014. Flattum noted that in 2013 Preston Emergency Services members volunteered 21,646 hours.

The dates for residents to file for Mayor of Fountain and two council positions are July 29 -August 12, 2014. The fee to file is $2.

Chief Mosher was unable to attend the meeting but filed a report. June 5 - Report of two young boys riding go-cart on neighbor’s property. Spoke with boys and mother. Problem solved. June 6 - Report of items missing from an empty apartment. Report filed for insurance purposes.

June 7 - Trail Days went well. June 15 - Report of a child custody dispute. Issue resolved for now. June 17 - Report of three lig .....
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Canton denies request to vacate alley

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

The request to vacate the alley between 301 & 303 East Fillmore Avenue in Canton was denied at the Canton City Council meeting on July 9. The request was made by Canton residents Holly and Jamie Knutson at the city council meeting in May and a pub ..... 
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Lanesboro looks at arts campus project

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Courtney Bergey attended the Lanesboro City Council meeting on July 7 to speak to the council about the Arts Campus Project. Bergey works for the Lanesboro Arts Council, and they have been working on a plan that will create better signage around ..... 
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Judge's administrative order discussed

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in All Government

By Karen Reisner Fillmore County Attorney Brett Corson presented information at the county board’s July 1 meeting concerning Third Judicial District’s Chief Judge Jeffrey Thompson’s administrative order (October, 2013). The order requires a v ..... 
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Government the Week of July 7, 2014

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in All Government

•Monday, July 7, Lanesboro City Council Meeting, 5:30pm, City Hall. •Monday, July 7, Preston City Council Meeting, 6pm, Council Chambers. •Tuesday, July 8, Fillmore County Commissioners Meeting, 9am, Fillmore County Courthouse. •Tuesday, ..... 
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Ag land continues steep value increase

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in All Government

Fillmore County Assessor Cynthia Blagsvedt reviewed the numbers on property values at the June 24 meeting of the Board of Appeal and Equalization. Because there are only four commissioners at this time, County Auditor/Treasurer Shirl Boelter was sw ..... 
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County to continue participation in Minnesota performance measurement program

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in All Government

At the county board’s June 24 meeting the board approved a resolution to continue participation in the Minnesota Office of State Auditor Performance Measurement Program. The county has participated since 2010 when it adopted and implemented 10 per ..... 
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Loan funds approved for Spring Valley’s Chateau de Chic

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on June 23 and approved an application for revolving loan funds for working capital for the Chateau de Chic in the amount of $25,000. The application stated that the business needs gap financing to pave the way for ..... 
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Rushford grabs opportunity during project

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

With the Highway 43 Project slated to begin Monday, June 30, the Rushford Electric Commission is considering expanding lighting upgrades along the highway corridor. The lighting will be temporarily removed for the project, so the commission will sei ..... 
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