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Council makes quick work of agenda


Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on Thursday, June 4, 2015 with all council members present.

Motion by Wangen, seconded by Ostby, to approve consent agenda items including minutes from the May 7, 2015 regular meeting, treasurer’s report, monthly city bills, and monthly fire department bills. Motion passed.

In City Maintenance the public parking lot has been completed and city maintenance employee John Hanson has put grass seed down around it. A sign will be placed on main street with an arrow to highlight the public parking space. Hanson will be taking a day of PTO on Friday, June 12, 2015.

City Clerk Ronda Flattum made a request on behalf of the Trail Days committee to close off a portion of First Street on Saturday, June 27 for Trail Days activities. Motion by Schott, seconded by Gudmundson. Motion passed.

Police Chief Tom Mosher gave his report of activity in May, which included responding to a medical call for a female that collapsed on May 11. The women was transported by Preston Ambulance to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

May 5 - attended five hours of training. May 20 - mailed a letter to a resident after receiving complaints that the person was disassembling a lot of televisions, which is illegal, without a license due to mercury and other concerns. The individual has since stopped the activity.

Chief Mosher received a taser and a digital camera through a grant in 2010 and was notified that the taser company was audited and no tax was paid on the taser. The users, not the purchasers, are being held responsible for the sales tax amount. The amount of sales tax $59.86 and the City of Ostrander would pay half, making the City of Fountain’s contribution $29.93. Motion by Schott, seconded by Wangen, to pay $29.93 for half of the sales tax amount.

In Old Business the council was reminded of the Ribbon Cutting for Terri’s Tender Lovin’ Stitches on Wednesday, June 10 at 1:30 p.m.

In New Business Flattum informed the council of the Preston Ambulance Services summer picnic on Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m. Fillmore County is inviting everyone to an Economic Development Summit, which will be held June 10 at 6 p.m. A thank-you was received from Lanesboro High School for the donation from the City of Fountain.

The DO system from the Hach Company was delivered and a date will be determined for installation. A pump imp .....
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Retiring Fillmore Central teachers recognized for years of service

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board met on May 28, 2015 at 7 a.m. All board members were present. The minutes from the April 28, 2015 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The district bills and payroll were approved by the board. Dea ..... 
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Fillmore Central summer food program for kids

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Fillmore Central Schools will be providing free meals for children this summer! Free meals for children will be served at the elementary s ..... 
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Fountain Council approves lending library

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met May 7, 2015 with all council members present. Also present were City Attorney Scott Springer, City Clerk Ronda Flattum, and Fountain Police Chief Tom Mosher. Joan Clement with the Fountain Study Club approached the c ..... 
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Fillmore Central Junior High Golf

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Sports

Congratulations to three FC Junior High Golfers for their placement at the 2015 Three Rivers Conference Golf Tourney at Harmony. Shown are (left to right): Hailey Lange, 7th grade champion; Taylor Bushman, 7th grade , 2nd place; and Madison Bakken, ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

Fillmore Central Public Schools #2198 is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and meet nutritional standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Meals will be ..... 
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Loren Lee Graskamp

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Loren Lee Graskamp, of Fountain, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Loren was born May 27, 1923, in Fountain Township, to Edward and Ethel Graskamp. In 1948, Loren married the love of his life, Dorothy Henke. During the ..... 
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Root River One Watershed, One Plan

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Features

The public was invited to the kick-off event for the Root River One Watershed, One Plan at the Fountain Community Center on April 8. The four hour open house was well attended. Roughly 100 residents listened as plan consultant Mark Deutschman, Houst ..... 
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“Mysteries of the Driftless” uncovered at Dinner on the Bluff

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Features

On April 26, 2013, an article I wrote entitled “Another Sinkhole” was published in the Fillmore County Journal (http://fillmorecountyjournal.com/single.php?article_id=30184) which described the sudden appearance of a sinkhole north of Fountain, ..... 
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