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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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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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Production brewery approved by Fountain city council

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

During its regular monthly meeting on December 4, 2014 the Fountain City Council unanimously approved a zoning permit and an off-sale brewery liquor license for a production brewery and tap room for resident Eric Luoma. This would include the sal ..... 
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Fountain Fire Department Sets Up Ice Rink

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

Members of the Fountain Fire Department set up the ice rink at the park in Fountain on the evening of Monday, November 17, 2014. Wayne Thomas is seen spraying a fire hose on the rink to prepare the first layer of ice. The rink will be available to ..... 
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Fountain City Council has productive meeting

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain city council met on November 6, 2014 at the Fountain City Hall in Fountain, Minn. with all board members present. Also present was city clerk Ronda Flattum, Police Chief Tom Mosher, and local business owner, Elliott Riggott. Consent ..... 
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Fountain City Council locks brush dump

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

Due to misuse, the city council of Fountain, Minn. has decided to lock the entrance to the town’s brush dump. During last week’s council meeting, which had been re-scheduled from August 7 to August 13, 2014, city maintenance worker John Hans ..... 
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Fountain City Council discusses sinkhole

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

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 p ..... 
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New city attorney in Fountain

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

“We would be more than happy to become your city attorneys,” expressed Scott Springer of Springer & Gumbel, P.A. as he spoke to the Fountain City Council at their meeting June 5, 2014. With former City Attorney Kelly Wagner leaving to work in t ..... 
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Fountain City Council hears recommendations for WWTP

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on Thursday, May 1, at 6 p.m. instead of the normal 7:30 p.m. in order to accommodate guests whom they hoped had answers the council has been looking for in relation to problems with the wastewater treatment plant. Al ..... 
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