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Fountain Council approves hire of consultant for WWTP


Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Government

Fountain resident Paul Little addresses the city council to discuss the need for representation on the Trail Towns Committee. Photo by Barb Jeffers



The Fountain City Council heard from resident Paul Little as the first order of business during its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at the city hall. Little explained that as of August he will no longer be representing Fountain with the Trail Towns Organization and feels Fountain will need representation.

Tim Hagemeier, with the Minnesota Rural Water Association, attended the meeting to discuss the WWTP and recommended the city hire a consultant to assess the WWTP. Hagemeier gave a positive recommendation of consultant Jim Miller of Wenck Associates, Inc., who has visited the WWTP.

Motion by Schott, seconded by Ostby to hire Jim Miller as a consultant. Motion passed.

Dave Morrill updated the council on the current levels at the WWTP. Four probes have been installed, which will now test levels every five minutes to give more data for problem-solving.

The tentative date for placement of the microwave antenna on the water tower by Alcatel Lucent is May 25, 2015.

City Attorney Scott Springer provided the council with copies of the ordinance defining salaries for council members, including special meetings. Motion by Schott, seconded by Wangen to approve the ordinance. Motion passed.

Motion by Wangen, seconded by Schott, to approve Consent Agenda items. Motion passed. Consent agenda items approved included minutes from the January 8, 2015 regular meeting, treasurer’s report, month city bills/fire department bills, fire department picnic bills, and an interest payment of $5266.33 on G.O. Bond.

Approved purchase of a vacuum cleaner for the city hall from Torgerson - Ostby Floor Coverings & Stone, Inc. in the amount of $349.95.

Police Chief Mosher reported on activity in December 2014 and January 2015.

•December 23, 2014 - report of possible missing shotguns.

•Jan. 5, 2015 - owners of a black lab often loose in town have been found and notified.

•Jan. 7, 2015 2:41 am - received a report of six vehicles being entered with consoles and glove boxes ransacked. A garage was also entered. No items were reported missing. A witness watched an adult male entering one of the vehicles. Some evidence has been collected and an investigation is ongoing.

•Jan. 12, 2015 - responded to a custody issue which includes a 6 1/2 year-old child.

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Fillmore Central Tri-State MS Honor Band

Mon, Feb 9th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

Fillmore Central 7th and 8th grade band students were selected for the 2015 Tri-State MS Honor Band in Decorah, Iowa on Saturday, March 7. Left to right: Garrett Aggen (alto), Makenna Gatzke (percussion), Kelsey Biel (tenor), Madison Scheevel (clar ..... 
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Fillmore Central sets goals for 2015

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Richard Keith presented the school board with the goals for 2014-15 as recommended by the World’s Best Workforce committee. The state identified five areas to work on; kindergarten readiness, 3rd grade literacy, c ..... 
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Fountain business owner on pins and needles

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Progress Edition

In October of 2014 the Fillmore County Journal published an article about Terri Allen of Fountain, Minn. who had started her business, Terri’s Tender Lovin’ Stitches, in March of that year. Within months, the business is now expanding with its ..... 
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Dorian Honor Band students selected from Fillmore Central

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

The following ten Fillmore Central Band Students on being selected to participate in the 2015 Luther College Dorian Honor Band on Sunday, February 22 and Monday, February 23, in Decorah, Iowa: Participating in the Massed Bands: Cami Jones, flute ..... 
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Fountain business owner on pins and needles

Sun, Jan 25th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Progress Edition

In October of 2014 the Fillmore County Journal published an article about Terri Allen of Fountain, Minn. who had started her business, Terri’s Tender Lovin’ Stitches, in March of that year. Within months, the business is now expanding with i ..... 
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Council meets during blizzard

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Government

While the area was under a blizzard warning on January 8, 2015 the weather did not stop the Fountain City Council from completing the tasks at hand during their monthly meeting. Mayor Richard Kujath and council members Bryan Ostby and Jim Scho ..... 
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Juried High School Art Show opens January 10

Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

Lanesboro Arts will present the Annual Juried High School Art Show, showcasing work by 9-12th grade students from Chatfield, Fillmore Central, Lanesboro, and Rushford-Peterson High Schools. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, January 10 fro ..... 
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Local family loses dogs to shooting

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Fountain Features

A Fountain family has found themselves on the unfortunate end of what Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department is calling an intentional shooting. Now, the family is seeking any assistance from the public in bringing justice to those responsible. Sa ..... 
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