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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 Flattum and Police Chief Tom Mosher.

Richard Parr with WSB attended the meeting to discuss the WWTP noting that he had doing research to learn about the problems with the treatment plant since it began operation saying he was “frustrated just reading about it” and hopes to move in a positive direction.

Parr stated that the good news is that the “pumps are doing what we want them to”, which will help them control the process while the bad news is that the plant is “currently not performing the way we want it to”, with high ammonia and nitrogen levels.

A four- to eight-week pilot study is the next step. Weekly samples of plant influent and plant affluent will be monitored. Parr says he is “optimistic about the pilot study” saying it should be “quite helpful in analyzing how the plant is doing overall” and hopes it will provide some answers.

After the initial four weeks they will look at the data they have compiled and decide if they have the answers they need or whether they need to continue with the study for an additional four weeks.

City Attorney Scott Springer provided the council with the updated Personnel Policy for approval. Changes were made, as discussed at previous meetings, regarding items such as hours of operation, how employees are taking holidays, evaluations, and termination PTO. Motion by Schott, seconded by Wangen to approve the Personnel Policy as presented. Motion carried.

The policy pertaining to clothing allowance for city employees was adjusted to provide a yearly clothing allowance in an amount up to $300 per year for Chief Mosher and maintenance worker Hanson. Flattum will be provided with City of Fountain shirts to be purchased at Terri’s Tender Lovin’ Stitches.

Consent agenda items were approved following a motion by Schott and second by Gudmundson. Consent agenda items included Minutes from the April 7, 2016 regular meeting, Treasurer’s Report, Monthly city bill and fire department bills.

Also included in the consent agenda items were 7/800 MHz radios for the Fountain Fire Department with a 50/50 grant through Fillmore County.

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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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Read Across America “I Love to Read” - a big success for kids at Fillmore Central

Mon, May 2nd, 2016
Posted in Fountain Education

Fillmore Central Community Education and area businesses partnered up to encourage a reading program for kids PreK-6th grade to promote Read Across America month in March. The Area businesses offered rewards to children who met their reading goals. ..... 
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Fillmore Central Spring Band Concert date change

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Education

The annual Fillmore Central Spring Band Concert is now scheduled for Monday, May 16, at 8 p.m., in the high school varsity gymnasium in Harmony. This change in schedule avoids a conflict with other important school activities. This year’s conc ..... 
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Fillmore Central announces Summer Food Service Program participation

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
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). Site name and ..... 
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