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Fountain City Council discusses sinkhole


Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

Fountain resident Jason Sethre discusses sinkholes with the Fountain City Council. Photo by Barb Jeffers

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 property.

Sethre explained the first two seem to have been managed but the current sinkhole continually re-develops despite his best attempts to fill it in and is a danger to the public. The city will dig an approximate six foot wide path to investigate how deep the sinkhole is and will attempt to fill it in with coarse rock.

Consent agenda items approved included minutes from the June 5, 2014 regular meeting, Treasurer’s report, and monthly city and fire department bills.

John Hanson, City Maintenance employee, discussed the method of notifying residents of hydrant flushing. An ad will be placed in the Fillmore County Journal notifying residents prior to hydrants being flushed.

Hanson notified the council that there are items at the brush dump that are not supposed to be there including particle board. Hanson will inform Police Chief Mosher to investigate. If the activity continues the brush dump may be kept locked once again with residents needing a key to enter the brush dump.

The water tower was cleaned the day of the meeting and has some surface rust. The water tower has never been painted and the council will discuss whether to put painting in the budget at the August meeting.

One additional bid for blacktopping Third Street and Pine Street has been received. Hanson will inform the council when all bids have been received.

City Clerk Ronda Flattum reported that she and Jim Schott attended the Preston Ambulance Appreciation on June 18, 2014. Flattum noted that in 2013 Preston Emergency Services members volunteered 21,646 hours.

The dates for residents to file for Mayor of Fountain and two council positions are July 29 -August 12, 2014. The fee to file is $2.

Chief Mosher was unable to attend the meeting but filed a report. June 5 - Report of two young boys riding go-cart on neighbor’s property. Spoke with boys and mother. Problem solved. June 6 - Report of items missing from an empty apartment. Report filed for insurance purposes.

June 7 - Trail Days went well. June 15 - Report of a child custody dispute. Issue resolved for now. June 17 - Report of three lig .....
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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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Fountain City Council approves Structure Lease Agreement

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on the evening of Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. with all council members present as well as City Clerk Ronda Flattum and Police Chief Tom Mosher. Consent agenda items approved included the minutes from the March ..... 
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Fountain City Council reviews financial statements

Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the City Hall. By a motion made by Jim Schott and seconded by Chad Wangen the Consent Agenda items were approved including minutes from the February 6, 2014 meeting, Treasure ..... 
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Fountain City Council shows support for Taste of the Trail

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the city office. All members were present with the exception of Chad Wangen. Mayor Richard Kujath, City Clerk Ronda Flattum, and Police Chief Tom Mosher were also present. ..... 
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Fountain City Council holds first meeting of 2014

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met for their first meeting of the year on January 2, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall meeting room. All members were present with the exception of Bryan Ostby. Consent agenda items approved included minutes from the ..... 
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Fountain City Council welcomes new employee

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fountain City Hall. All council members were present in addition to Ronda Flattum. John Heibel attended the meeting to discuss his property and to determine that no f ..... 
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City of Fountain hires new maintenance employee

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Government

Fountain City Council met on Thursday, November 7, 2013 in the City Office. The first order of business was to hear bids on a tractor from a representative from Marzolf Implement of Spring Valley, Minn. A motion was carried to buy a tractor with th ..... 
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