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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 Hanson informed the council that several types of wood had been placed in the brush dump.

The brush dump will now be locked with the key to be picked up and signed out at the city office during regular business hours and the load will be inspected either before the key is given out or the brush dump will be checked after the key is returned.

Other action taken by the council included the approval of Consent Agenda Items and approval to accept a bid from Rochester Sand & Gravel in the amount of $44,202.41 for work to be done on Pine Street and Third Street.

Hanson updated the council on efforts to receive bids for a snow blower to be mounted on the back of the tractor, a playground slide to replace the current one in the city park which is cracked, and a lawnmower.

A resident’s request to have gravel placed in their driveway was discussed. The city will place gravel on the right of way at no expense to the homeowner. The homeowner may pay for gravel and have Hanson spread the gravel on the resident’s driveway but the homeowner would have to pay an hourly rate.

AT&T has been informed the company will need to do a presentation at the September 4, 2014 council meeting to show how a dish would be mounted to the water tower. If a representative does not attend the September meeting, they will have to wait until the October meeting.

There was no report from Police Chief Mosher as he was unable to attend the meeting.

The council approved to have biosolids taken to the city of Stewartville, who will accept the biosolids at no charge. However, there will be a cost of approximately 2 cents per gallon for hauling out of their facility.

Minor improvements scheduled to be done at the WWTP have yet to be accomplished. City Clerk Ronda Flattum will call McGhie & Betts, Inc. to request a replacement for Dave Morrill when Morrill is on vacation. If unable to do so the city may begin looking for a different engineering group.

Motion by Jim Schott, seconded by Chad Wangen, to purchase lot #16 on the North side of the Cambern building (formerly Willie’s Grocery and Locker) for the asking p .....
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Fillmore Central Schools – Mini grant program

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the 18th straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony for the Fillmore Central School District. Grants of up to $500 each have ..... 
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Fillmore Central projects underway

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

There are multiple construction and capital improvement projects going on at Fillmore Central Schools this summer. Principal Heath Olstad and Dean Chris Mensink updated the school board on the progress at their brief mid-summer meeting on July 22. ..... 
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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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Fillmore Central to offer trap shooting

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Members of the Harmony Conservation Club attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on June 24. Board member Sue Sikkink explained they had approached her with the idea of starting a trap shooting team at Fillmore Central. The trap shooti ..... 
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A successful Dairy Night on the Farm 2014

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Features

A perfect summer evening brought a large crowd to Blue Valley Holsteins for this year’s Dairy Night on the Farm hosted by Bruce and Tracy Wingert along with their son Matt and daughter Loni. Blue Valley Holsteins is a third generation farm locate ..... 
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Fillmore Central Band and Choir perform at Disney World

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

This past week, June 16-22, the Fillmore Central Band and Choir traveled to Orlando, Fla., to perform at the Walt Disney World Resort. The marching band performed at the Magic Kindgom during the afternoon of Wednesday, June 18, for an enormous crow ..... 
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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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Fillmore Central looks at referendum options

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Patty Heminover from Springsted attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on May 27 to discuss possibilities for renewing a referendum. She went over statistics showing different schools in Minnesota that have attempted to renew a referen ..... 
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