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Fountain council hears from new wireless provider


Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Government

Joe Glende with HBC of Winona, Minn. discusses wireless internet service the company is bringing to Fountain, Minn. with the Fountain City Council. By Barb Jeffers

The Fountain City Council met on April 2, 2015 where the first order of business was being introduced to Joe Glende with HBC of Winona, Minn. HBC is bringing their wireless internet service to town to start with and if there is an interest they could also offer landline phone service.

Glende assured the council that their service is “a lot more reliable” than service residents have received in the past from another company. The tower HBC uses has a UPS on it so if power goes out service will not be lost. He also feels their pricing is competitive with several packages available.

Motion by Gudmundson, seconded by Ostby to approve consent agenda items including Minutes from the March 5, 2015 regular meeting, Treasurer’s report, and monthly city bills/fire dept. bills. Motion carried.

City Clerk Ronda Flattum reminded the council of the Safety & Loss Workshops on April 14, 2015 at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minn. which Flattum and city maintenance foreman John Hanson will attend. The 2015 SEMLM (Southern Minnesota League of Municipalities) Conference will be held April 29, 2015.

A Root River Trail Towns committee to represent and support the City of Fountain has been established which includes Ronda Flattum, Terri Allen, Barb Jeffers, and Julie Gade.

The next Trail Days meeting will be held Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the Community Center.

An issue with a resident’s utility bill was discussed as the resident requested their water turned off for one month while out of town and did not feel there should be a balance due. The council determined that as the water was shut off between billing cycles there was a balance due.

A second resident requested a separate water meter for water used to water a garden. Request denied.

Approved a $1000 donation to Trail Days 2015.

Fountain Police Chief Tom Mosher reported on activity in March 2015. March 3 - attended four hours of crime scene/ death scene investigation training in Rushford, Minn. March 5 - responded to a parent and child physically fighting. March 9 - checked on the welfare of a small child after a report of bruising on the child’s leg, which was unfounded.

March 12 - was requested to pick up a dead eagle on side of the road. Chief Mosher explained that the DNR collects all dead eagles for testing so anytime one is spotted it should be reported to la .....
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Mitchel Lentz wins a seat on the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Government

The ballots are in, which means the votes are in, as well. In the ripple effect that started with Tom Kaase winning the November 2014 election to be named the Sheriff of Fillmore County, Kaase’s seat as Commissioner for District 1 became an open ..... 
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Presentation during Fountain council meeting

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Government

As the city council of Fountain, Minn. met for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on March 5, 2015, the first item on the agenda was Terri Allen, owner of Terri’s Tender Lovin’ Stitches of Fountain. Allen presented three framed embroi ..... 
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Fountain Council approves hire of consultant for WWTP

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Government

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 Foun ..... 
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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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