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Fountain Council approves lending library


Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Government

Fountain resident Joan Clement attended the Fountain City Council meeting on May 7, 2015 asking for permission for the Fountain Study Group to place a Lending Library in the city park. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The Fountain City Council met May 7, 2015 with all council members present. Also present were City Attorney Scott Springer, City Clerk Ronda Flattum, and Fountain Police Chief Tom Mosher.

Joan Clement with the Fountain Study Club approached the council requesting permission for the club to place a lending library in the city park. Request approved upon councils consent of the location.

Joan Clement requested a zoning permit to build a deck, which was approved. A request by Ken Hollerman to build a storage unit on his property was approved, with a motion by Schott and second by Gudmundson motion carried.

A request by Colleen Mulvihill for a book shelf in the city hall building was denied due to space issues with emergency vehicles as well as the risk of water damage to the books.

Geri Hanson asked for permission to use part of the city sidewalk for an Art & Craft show. Request denied as city sidewalks cannot be blocked by tables.

Tom Kellogg with WSB & Associates introduced himself to the council. Kellogg is replacing Dave Morrill as city engineer. Kellogg stated that he has been in the Municipal Engineering business for approximately 20 years and stated “my strong suit is not waste treatment plants” but says he is “learning quickly”.

Kellogg gave the council three equipment options, which he states is needed at the WWTP. The equipment includes Oxygen Reduction Potential (ORP) meters. The prices of the three options ranged from $12,000 to almost $23,000.

A special meeting was posted and was held Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the matter further and approve one of the three options provided.

City Attorney Scott Springer discussed the off-sale liquor license ordinance, and amending ordinance number 85. The ordinance was amended to include two types of off-sale licenses the first being a brewery or brew pub off-sale license and the second an exclusive liquor store off-sale license. The city shall not exceed one of each type of off-sale license.

Motion by Schott, seconded by Gudmundson to approve the changes to the ordinance. The new ordinance, with amendments included, is ordinance number 99. Motion carried.

Motion by Wangen seconded by Schott to approve the consent agenda items which included minutes from the April 2, 2015 regular meeting, treasurer’s report, monthly city bills and fire .....
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Wykoff street repairs discussed

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

The Wykoff City Council met in regular session on May 13 with all members in attendance. Darren Sikkink and Kevin Graves spoke on behalf of WHKS Engineering, and gave an update on the new water treatment facility, which is complete and operational. ..... 
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Peterson wraps up, discusses a series of issues

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Government

The Peterson City Council breezed through a relatively full agenda Wednesday, May 13, as many of the items were brief updates to long-standing agenda items. The County Highway 25 Project in Peterson is now just around the corner. The county-led pr ..... 
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Rushford gets clean audit

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Government

The city of Rushford received it’s official annual audit from Smith Schafer & Associates, Ltd. Financial statements were reviewed May 1 and report was presented by Tom Wente Monday, May 11. There were no significant issues documented in the audit. ..... 
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Government this week - 5.18.15

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in All Government

•Monday, May 18, Rushford-Peterson School Board, Rushford Biology Room, 5:30 p.m. •Monday, May 18, Preston City Council, Council Chambers, 6 p.m. •Monday, May 18, Kingsland School Board, District Conference Room, 6:30 p.m. •Monday, May ..... 
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Preston’s 2014 audit

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Preston Government

Pam Ristau, CPA, summarized her examination of Preston’s 2014 financial accounts at the May 4 city council meeting. As auditor she issued an unqualified opinion to the city for its 2014 financial statements, saying everything is in order. Many c ..... 
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Spring Valley “junk ordinance” being enforced

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met in regular session on April 27, with all members present. Minutes of the previous meeting, and April accounts payable, were approved. A citizen, Paul Mittelstadt, addressed the council about the city’s “junk o ..... 
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Lanesboro makes zoning change to allow short-term rentals

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Lanesboro City Council met on May 4, 2015 at 5:30 pm. All city council members were present. The minutes from the April 6, 2015 meeting were reviewed and approved. A public hearing was opened to discuss the zoning change request for the 200 ..... 
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Rushford Village continues support of trail development

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

Vern Bunke, head of Bluff Tracks, is continuing efforts to see development of an expansive all- trail system in the Rushford Peterson Valley. Presenting an update to the Rushford Village Council, Tuesday, May 5, Bunke noted that approximately 500 mi ..... 
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