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Fountain City Council reviews financial statements


Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the City Hall.

By a motion made by Jim Schott and seconded by Chad Wangen the Consent Agenda items were approved including minutes from the February 6, 2014 meeting, Treasurer’s Report and monthly city bills.

A representative from Smith, Schafer, and Associates, Ltd. reviewed the 2013 Financial Summary for the City of Fountain, Minn. A discussion was also held on the 10 year trend analysis. LGA will increase to $68,555. The General Reserve equals 142 percent of annual general fund expenditures.

City maintenance worker John Hanson discussed the accumulating snow and the possibility of getting some snow hauled out to the brush dump. Hanson also asked the council to approve the purchase of a snow blower attachment for the city tractor to improve snow removal and save time. The council tabled this discussion until a later date.

City Clerk Ronda Flattum will be on vacation March 17-20 and April 14-17, 2014. The City Office hours during these times will be from 8 a.m. to noon. Jim Schott will be covering for Ronda during her time away.

Police Chief Tom Mosher and John Hanson will be attending Safety and Loss Control Workshops in Rochester, Minn. on April 14, 2014. Schott motioned and Ostby seconded to approve a Visa Business credit card with a limit of $500 to be used to pay city bills when necessary such as the cost for Flattum to develop a website for the city.

Doug McCabe attended the meeting to discuss past due utility bills of a renter living in a home he owns in town. He left and returned with a payment towards the account received from the tenant. The city has not been able to turn the water off to the residence due to the amount of snow in the area. McCabe and the council then discussed further action on any unpaid balance in the future. The City of Fountain has a policy to shut off water after 90 days late. McCabe requested the water to the residence be turned off after 60 days late.Flattum will look into putting together a policy for the council to review and approve at next month’s meeting so the city has an official policy in place for dealing with past due utility bills.

Police Chief Mosher received a report of a bad check in the amount of $45 to a local business. On February 16 he received a call on another bad check for approximately $200. The person had been writing chec .....
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Fillmore Central looks at maintaining facilities

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Richard Keith presented the school board with some of the facility projects that need to be done in the next few years. “We have two great facilities,” he said. “We want to maintain and improve them the best ..... 
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Winslow attends National Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference

Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Agriculture

Young farmer leaders from Minnesota attended the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Conference held in Virginia Beach, Va., February 7-11. Katie Winslow of Fountain in Fillmore County was among the more than 1,0 ..... 
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Fountain City Council shows support for Taste of the Trail

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the city office. All members were present with the exception of Chad Wangen. Mayor Richard Kujath, City Clerk Ronda Flattum, and Police Chief Tom Mosher were also present. ..... 
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Winslow finishes in top four of National Discussion Meet competition

Thu, Feb 13th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Katie Winslow of Fountain in Fillmore County finished in the top four of the National Collegiate Discussion Meet competition today at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Conference in Virginia Beach, Va. Sh ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses land owned by school

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board recently hashed out the confusing details of a one-acre parcel of land apparently legally owned by the school. The land is wooded, and located two miles south of Preston. A country school was once located there, and ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education school readiness program earns a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Congratulations to Fillmore Central Community Education School Readiness program for earning a 4-Star Parent Aware Rating! This is the highest possible rating. Parent Aware Star Ratings help parents find programs that go above and beyond to prepar ..... 
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Engagement: Lien - Hollermann

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Social Scenes

Kim Lien and Jason Hollerman are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are Scott and Pat Lien of Holmen, Wis. Parents of the groom are Ken and Gloria Hollerman of Fountain, Minn. Kim is a UW-La Crosse graduat ..... 
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Root River Ag Services has expanded to Fountain

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Progress Edition

Root River Ag Services has taken ownership of the former Spex Feeds in Fountain, Minn. adding to its Lanesboro, Minn. and Wykoff, Minn. locations. Root River Ag Services is an independent farm service company. Originated in 2009 by owners Jeff, Mich ..... 
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