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New city attorney in Fountain


Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Government

Visitors to the Fountain City Council meeting on September 1, 2016 included Gail Boyum, Julie Gade and Tim Kiehne. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The Fountain City Council met on September 1, 2016 for its regularly scheduled meeting. All council members were present.

City Attorney

Motion by Gudmundson, second by Schott to hire Dwight Luhmann of Luhmann Law, LLC as City Attorney for the City of Fountain. Motion carried. The contract will be for the remainder of 2016 and the entirety of 2017 at a rate of $135/hr.

Bike program grant

Gail Boyum and Julie Gade with the Root River Trail Towns attended the council meeting to discuss the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) grant. Each town that chooses to participate will be loaning out 1950s style bikes free of charge. Each town will have bikes in a color specific to that town. The bikes will need to be signed out. Each participating town will receive $3,000 in grant money which can be used to purchase bike racks, helmets, etc. as well as maintenance on the bikes. The program encourages people to walk more and bike more. Motion by Ostby, second by Gudmundson, to participate in the SHIP program. Motion carried.

PACC

Tim Kiehne, President of the Preston Area Chamber of Commerce (PACC), addressed the council to promote the PACC, to offer more involvement with the City of Fountain, and answer any questions the council had.

Cedar Street

Cedar Street resident Dan Byer attended the council meeting to address concerns of speeding traffic on Cedar Street. As Police Chief Mosher was not in attendance the matter was tabled until the October 2016 meeting.

Consent agenda

Motion by Schott, second by Wangen, to approve consent agenda items including minutes from August 4, 2016 regular meeting, treasurer’s report and monthly city bills/fire dept.artment bills. Motion carried.

City maintenance

City maintenance worker John Hanson presented quotes for road work on First and Second Streets. Motion by Schott, second by Gudmundson, to approve having five sample cracks filled by Four Season Maintenance at no charge, and if the council approves of the work, they will proceed with patch and repair on the rest of First and Second Streets. Motion carried.

Motion by Schott, second by Wangen, to purchase four tires for the city’s 2005 Chevy truck. Motion carried.

Motion by Wangen, second by Ostby, to hire Central Tank Coatings, Inc. of Elgin, Iowa, to paint the water tower. Motion .....
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Fountain Council hears vie for new city attorney

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on August 4, 2016 with all council members present. The first order of business was to hear from Dwight Luhmann from Luhmann Law, LLC in Preston, Minn. Luhmann expressed to the council that he would be interested in ..... 
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Fountain City Council addresses property line

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Government

By Barb Jeffers The Fountain City Council met for its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Council members present included Chad Wangen, Jim Schott, Bryan Ostby and Mayor Richard Kujath. Council member Dave Gudmundson was absent. P ..... 
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Council asks residents to “use common sense”

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Government

By Barb Jeffers As the Fountain City Council met on Thursday, June 2, 2016 there was a discussion about the city’s noise ordinance. A resident had inquired as to whether the city had a noise ordinance. City Clerk Ronda Flattum stated that oth ..... 
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Fountain Council tackles long agenda

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Government

As the Fountain City Council met for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on May 5, 2016 at the city hall in Fountain, Minn., there was a long list of items on the agenda. All council members were in attendance as well as City Clerk Ronda Flattu ..... 
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Police Chief Mosher warns of scams

Mon, Apr 18th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Government

As the Fountain City Council met for its monthly meeting on April 7, 2016, Police Chief Mosher warned of scams that area residents have experienced. On March 28, Mosher received a report of a scam off Craigslist. These types of scams have an ind ..... 
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Trail Days 2016 will be one day event

Mon, Mar 14th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on March 3, 2016 for the regularly scheduled monthly meeting. A community meeting was held at the Fountain Community Center on March 1 regarding Fountain Trail Days 2016. It was decided that the town celebration wi ..... 
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Future of Trail Days in question once again

Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on February 4, 2016 at the city hall for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. A discussion on Trail Days was held, as the staff at the First State Bank of Fountain wish to remain involved in the event, but would ..... 
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Fountain Council sets designations for 2016

Mon, Jan 18th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Government

The city council of Fountain, Minn. met for a regularly scheduled meeting on January 7, 2016 in the city hall. All council members were present. Designations for 2016 were approved as follows: Official Bank - First State Bank of Fountain, Officia ..... 
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