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Fountain comes to agreement with AT&T


Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Commentary

Brian Malm, of Bolton & Menk, Inc. addresses the Fountain City Council during its October meeting. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The Fountain City Council met Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Fountain City Hall. All council members were present. City attorney Scott Springer was also in attendance.

After months of negotiating, the city of Fountain has reached an agreement with AT&T to have a microwave dish mounted to the water tower. There will be plates welded to the water tower and the dish will be bolted to the plates. The Notice to Proceed order will be sent and the issue is resolved.

Brian Malm, with Bolton & Menk, Inc. of Burnsville, Minn. approached the council, stating that his business had been contacted by Dave Gartner of PeopleService about the problems with the waste water treatment plant. Malm stated his company is available and would be happy to help the city with their problems at the WWTP. Bolton & Menk works with PeopleService to perform work on waste water treatment plants for many others cities and offered their assistance in solving the problems the city is having with its plant.

Malm stated that his company would do a field inspection and study all data relating to the plant. The city would then receive “a report that would identify a path forward” from Bolton & Menk, Inc. The cost would depend on the work involved, but would be approximately $3,000-$5,000. Council member Jim Schott stated, “we’re spending money this town can’t afford to keep spending”, noting that a solution needs to be found. Malm stated, “there is a fix to your problem, but it’s probably going to include construction”. Malm also informed the council that the PCA has grant money available to fund projects, which the city may want to investigate. The council will discuss hiring Bolton & Menk, Inc. and make a decision at a later date.

Consent agenda items carried included minutes from the Sept. 4, 2014 regular meeting, the treasurer’s report, and the monthly city/fire department bills.

In city maintenance, John Hanson requested that the major inspection of the generator at the WWTP be performed by an outside company. Hanson stated he has the knowledge and tools to do the mechanical side of the inspection, but not the electrical aspect of the process. The council approved having Generator System Services, Inc. of Mapleton, Minn. perform the major inspection of the generator.

Hanson will be receiving education October 28-30 to obtain his class D water license. The plow truck needs a replace .....
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

By LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator Thanks to several hundred of you, Fillmore County held a very successful Household Hazardous Waste Day on October 7. One hundred seventy vehicles bringing HHW from more than two hundred sevent ..... 
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GasBuddy update

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

Minnesota, October 20- Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.93/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the natio ..... 
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Local conservationists to be honored as area finalists at state soil and water conservation district convention

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

The Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) has named John and Deb Bruihler of Rushford as one of eight Area Finalists in the 2014 Outstanding Conservationist Award Program. The Bruihlers will be recognized at a Dec. ..... 
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Peterson approves County 25 project

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Commentary

Peterson saw standing room only at the Wednesday, October 22 council meeting, a portion of which was dedicated to a second public hearing on the County 25 project planned for 2015. The state aid highway is scheduled to have a complete reconstruction ..... 
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Peterson approves County 25 project

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Commentary

Peterson saw standing room only at the Wednesday, October 22 council meeting, a portion of which was dedicated to a second public hearing on the County 25 project planned for 2015. The state aid highway is scheduled to have a complete reconstruction ..... 
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Peterson approves County 25 project

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Commentary

Peterson saw standing room only at the Wednesday, October 22 council meeting, a portion of which was dedicated to a second public hearing on the County 25 project planned for 2015. The state aid highway is scheduled to have a complete reconstruction ..... 
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Fired up

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

By Yvonne Nyenhuis ‘Tis the season. In the 2010 election, Congress was taken over by a group of politicians who are extreme in their beliefs and don’t represent the majority of the American people. The result has been gridlock in government, un ..... 
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Anti-fracking laws vs. property rights

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

By Robert D. Culver of Houston, Minn. This is the headline of an article in the Wall Street Journal (8-1-14). I am a small property owner in Houston County and I thoroughly reject the growing intrusion of government at every level into our privat ..... 
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