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Fountain City Council to consult attorney


Mon, Aug 17th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council had a full room as they met on August 6, 2015 for their regularly scheduled meeting. Council members present were Chad Wangen, Dave Gudmundson, and Mayor Richard Kujath, along with City Clerk Ronda Flattum and Fountain Police Chief Tom Mosher. Council members absent were Jim Schott and Bryan Ostby, as well as city maintenance worker John Hanson.

First on the agenda was Tom Tienter of Chatfield, Minn. who requested the city extend Elm Street by 50 feet as is shown in the plat book and lay gravel for access to property he recently purchased in order to build a personal storage shed.

Several residents who live on Elm Street attended the meeting to oppose the road opening. The additional two property owners whose land abuts the portion of Elm Street in question, Brian and Barb Jeffers and Donna Ulwelling, presented the council with a petition to vacate that portion of Elm Street, stating that Tienter has other access to the land he recently purchased and stated that the end of Elm Street has been a cul-de-sac for many years, while the end of the old road, that reached the boundary of the old railroad right of way, has grown over with grass and had been maintained by them for over 20 years.

Tienter stated that “the city is obligated to finish out that street to the property”, saying it’s a “designated road” and “it needs to be finished to the property line” in order for him to create a driveway. The residents of Elm Street contend that when they purchased their homes the road ended in a cul-de-sac and they feel the road is not suitable for construction equipment and heavy traffic and also have other concerns.

Barb Jeffers stated “in that case, all old roads in Fountain need to be re-opened”, to which Mayor Kujath replied “if people request that” saying “there are a lot of alleys in this town that nobody even knows about because over the years they have never been used” and added that the city has had to lay rock in an alley for someone to get their horse trailer backed up.

The council tabled the matter until an attorney is consulted, as city attorney for Fountain, Scott Springer, was Tienter’s attorney to close on his recently purchased land, it may be a conflict of interest, and if so, another attorney will be contacted. The matter will be discussed further at the September meeting to be held September 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

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Short summer meeting for Fountain council

Mon, Jul 13th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council made quick work of its agenda at the regularly scheduled meeting on July 2, 2015. All council members were present. Motion by Schott, seconded by Wangen, to approve the Consent Agenda items. Motion passed. Consent Agen ..... 
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Council makes quick work of agenda

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on Thursday, June 4, 2015 with all council members present. Motion by Wangen, seconded by Ostby, to approve consent agenda items including minutes from the May 7, 2015 regular meeting, treasurer’s report, monthly ci ..... 
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Fountain Council approves lending library

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Government

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 c ..... 
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Fountain council hears from new wireless provider

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Government

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 cou ..... 
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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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