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Fountain City Council holds first meeting of 2014


Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council completed its organizational business at the first 2014 meeting. Photo by Barb Jeffers

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 November 7, 2013 meeting, treasurer’s report, monthly city bills, and monthly Fire Department bills.

In City Maintenance John Hanson reported the recently purchased tractor has arrived. Hanson requested the purchase of a walk-behind snow blower for use in areas too small for the tractor or the truck. Motion made by Jim Schott and seconded by Dave Gudmundson to accept a quote from Kingsley Mercantile in Harmony, Minn. for a snow blower.

Auditors from Smith Schafer and Associates will be here February 4, 2014 and February 18, 2014 and will also attend the March 2014 meeting to discuss the 2013 financials.

Police Chief Mosher reported he attended the annual PRISM training on December 12, 2013. December 16, 2013 received report of a person believed to have a restraining order violating the order. Found restraining order had been dropped and person was in prison using phone to contact the person. Phone privileges were taken away. On December 18, 2013 possible vehicle tampering which is under investigation.

In Old Business the council will hold off on any action with the shingles on the city building until Bryan Ostby is in attendance.

In New Business Designations for 2014 were approved: Official Bank - Fountain State Bank, Official Newspaper - Fillmore County Journal, City Attorney - Kelly Wagner, Insurance Agent - Alton Erickson, City Engineer - Dave Morrill, City Auditor - Smith Schafer and Associates.

Mayor Appointments for 2014: Weed Inspector - David Gudmundson, Park & Recreation - Bryan Ostby, Water & Sewer - Jim Schott/Chad Wangen, City Streets - Dave Gudmundson/Bryan Ostby, Mayor Pro-Tem - Dave Gudmundson.

John Hanson accepted a four year appointment on the Planning & Zoning Committee. There is a $25 Stipend for Zoning meetings.

Motion carried to accept resolution 185 for fee schedule. There will be no kennels permitted within city limits. No more than three dogs per residence.

2014 Board of Appeal & Equalization - April 21-24, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Fillmore County Assessor’s Office.

Fire Department Officials include Fire Chief - John Hanson, Assistant .....
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Budget and levy approved by Fillmore Central School Board

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board approved the budget for the 2014-2015 school year, as well as the 2013 payable 2014 tax levy, at the regular board meeting on December 18. There was an increase in the levy of 24.32 percent, a difference of more ..... 
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Second annual Spanish banquet fundraiser approaching

Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

On March 14-16, 2014, six students in grades 8-12 from Fillmore Central will travel to Bemidji, Minn. to take part in a Spanish immersion weekend at Lago del Bosque, one of 15 language-themed camps offered by the Concordia Language Villages for over ..... 
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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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Fillmore Central SAC kids send letters to Heroes

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

Children at Fillmore Central’s School Age Childcare (SAC) wrote letters to service members in the Holidays for Heroes program to wish them happy holidays and to thank them for their service. Janeen Wingert, Director of Fillmore Central SAC, said ..... 
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Earl G. Groby

Wed, Nov 20th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Earl G. Groby, 94, of Fountain, Minn., died Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Spring Valley Care Center. Earl was born on September 3, 1919 in rural Spring Valley, Minn., the son of Vilan and Clara (Rongley) Groby. He attended country school. He ..... 
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Notice of Time Change, Fountain Township

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Legals

Notice of TIme Change Fountain Township The Fountain Township Board will conduct regular monthly meetings on the first Thursday of each month at the Fountain Fire Hall. Meetings for the months of December, 2013 through March, 2014 will begin at 7: ..... 
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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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Fillmore Central High School Club

Fri, Nov 8th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Education

The Falcon Scholar Club was formed to recognize academic excellence. The criteria to become a club member are to maintain a 3.5 grade point average or higher with an all grades being a “C” or better for the previous school year. Therefore, only ..... 
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