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Council asks residents to “use common sense”


Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on June 2, 2016 for a swift meeting that lasted approximately 30 minutes. Photo by Barb Jeffers

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 other towns have noise ordinances for things such as construction work start and stop times, etc. With construction season being limited as it is, the council would rather not put a time frame on such things. Council member Jim Schott stated residents “just need to use some common sense” in regards to noise.

Consent agenda

Motion by Wangen, second by Gudmundson to approve the consent agenda items including Minutes from the April 7, 2016 regular meeting, Treasurer’s Report and Monthly City Bills/Fire Dept. bills. Motion carried.

City maintenance

Council is waiting for a second quote for replacement of Fire Hall doors so discussion was tabled. Motion by Schott, second by Ostby, to accept a quote received from Norby Tree Service in the amount of $800.00 for the removal of one tree on Cedar Street. Motion carried. Motion by Schott, second by Wangen, to accept a 10-year service contract with McGuire Iron, Inc. for maintenance on the water tower. Flattum will request photographs and a detailed report upon completion of work. Motion carried.

Old business

All 83 landscape timbers the city had for sale have been purchased.

New business

There will be a Fountain Trail Days meeting on June 14, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Community Center. Residents are encouraged to attend. The city office will be closed June 15 and 16. Preston Emergency Service will hold its appreciation dinner on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Council member Schott and Mayor Kujath plan to attend. Motion by Wangen, seconded by Gudmundson to allow NP Community to place a clothing drop-off bin behind city hall. Motion carried. Clothing, whether in good shape or not, can be placed in the bin. The company will also pick up items left after garage sales if contacted.

Police chief

Chief Mosher was unable to attend the meeting but provided a detailed report of activity for May 2016. May 5 - responded to medical at the Village Square. Preston ambulance transported patient. May 9 - Participated in handgun firearms training. May 11 - mailed out letter to family that is not in compliance with city dog ordinance re .....
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Fillmore Central accepts Boots & Badges donations from American Legion and VFW

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board met for their regular meeting on May 24 at 6 p.m. The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed and approved along with the district bills. Principal Heath Olstad reported that the local banks are continui ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Finding you

Mon, May 23rd, 2016
Posted in Fountain Journal Student Writing Project

By Blake Bigalk With my senior year coming to an end, and graduation within reach, this is my last article that I will be writing for the Fillmore County Journal. With that in mind, I really wanted to write about something that meant a lot to me a ..... 
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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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Kasey Back wins first place in Congressional Arts Contest

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Arts & Culture

Fillmore Central sophomore Kasey Back recently won first place in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District’s Congressional Arts Contest! Kasey’s oil landscape painting “Goodnight Moon” will be on display at the United States Capitol in Was ..... 
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Letter about Removal of MA liens... To the Editor,

Mon, May 16th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Letter to the Editor

In an article published May 9, Rep. Greg Davids was touted for being co-author on a bill to remove liens placed on properties of people over age 55 who are on Medical Assistance (MA). I know the importance of decent healthcare, and after years of ov ..... 
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RCTC Volleyball signs local student

Mon, May 9th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Sports

ROCHESTER, MN - Rochester Community and Technical College signed 11 new players to join its volleyball team for the 2016 season. These eleven women will join six returners from RCTC’s NJCAA Division III Volleyball Championship team. Included o ..... 
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Kiera Olson selected for All State Concert Band

Mon, May 2nd, 2016
Posted in Fountain Education

Kiera Olson, a junior trumpet player at Fillmore Central High School, was selected to participate in the 2016-17 All State Concert Band. This selection was based on a rigorous audition procedure. Kiera will attend the All-State Band Camp at Concor ..... 
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Fillmore Central approves fall coaching positions

Mon, May 2nd, 2016
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board met for their regular meeting on April 26, 2016. The minutes of the March 22 meeting were approved. The district claims and bills were reviewed and approved. High School Principal Heath Olstad gave his report ..... 
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