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Fountain City Council cements Spring agenda


Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Government

A group of more than forty people attended the book-signing and presentation by author Julie Kramer. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The Fountain City Council met on April 4, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fountain City Hall. All members were present in addition to City Clerk Ronda Flattum and Police Chief Tom Mosher.

The first item on the agenda was Matthew Schnabel, an Integrated Solutions Consultant, and two associates from SEMA Equipment with a request to place a GPS unit for use with farm equipment in the area. The unit would be placed on top of the water tower in Fountain. The representatives from SEMA explained that each unit transmits a signal with a diameter of 24 miles and they need to have a permanent “bay station” for use with this equipment. A rental fee would be paid to the City of Fountain for space on the water tower. One consideration by Council member Jim Schott was whether this unit would interfere with the equipment AT&T has placed on the water tower, for which AT&T pays a fee of 1200 dollars per month. Mr. Schott was assured the GPS equipment would not interfere.

The council will take the information into consideration and tabled the discussion until more information is received from SEMA. The council members made a point to express that they need to support the local farmers and will look into the request further.

Consent agenda items were approved including the Treasurer’s report, monthly city bills, and monthly Fire Department bills. City Maintenance reported an inventory on tools has been completed. Council approved the purchase of additional tools in the amount of two hundred dollars. Another agenda item which the council took action on was the need for concrete work on certain sidewalks in town, as well as a platform underneath the bleachers at the ball field. Motion carried to get bids for the concrete work.

City Clerk agenda items included notice of a 2013 Safety and Loss Control Workshop that city employees Ronda Flattum and Dan Byers will be attending on April 16 as well as a MNWARN presentation that they will both attend on April 18. Ronda discussed the possibility of acquiring the services of David Drown Associates which sets up pay scales for cities. The council declined to take action on this agenda item. The personnel policy was approved.

Police Chief Tom Mosher reported there has been a male black dog loose around town. The owners have been identified and contacted. Officer Mosher assisted in a verbal domestic disturbance on March 14. On March 25 Officer Mosher took a six hour .....
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Lorraine Lois Johnston

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Lorraine Lois Johnston Lorraine Lois Johnston passed away April 4, 2013 at her second home in Mission, Texas where she had wintered for 37 years. Two of her children were there with her and all four had made the trip to Texas to see her. Lorraine ..... 
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In the service - Airman Steven K. McElmury

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Social Scenes

Airman Steven K. McElmury Air Force Airman Steven K. McElmury graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipli ..... 
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Trigger Time Firearms aims to serve the public

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Features

Trigger Time Firearms was Incorporated in March 2012, and has been doing business in Fountain, Minn. since June 2012. The owner of Trigger Time Firearms is Rick Dahly who says he is “passionate about people protecting themselves and their families ..... 
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Fountain woman celebrates 95th birthday

Fri, Dec 28th, 2012
Posted in Fountain Features

Alvira Klockeman of Fountain, Minn. celebrated her 95th birthday earlier this month surrounded by family and close friends. Alvira was born on December 6, 1917, to parents Edward and Barbara Klug in Caledonia, Minn., as one of thirteen children born ..... 
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Letter about Ag Alliance Debate

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Fountain Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, As I was reading the coverage of the SE Minnesota Ag Alliance debate, I read that Ken Tschumper made the claim that “there are over 200 farmers in Fillmore County alone that receive over $1 million in direct farm payments, and one ..... 
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Fifteen years of lutefisk and meatballs

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in Fountain Faith & Worship

By Barb Jeffers Fountain Lutheran Church held its 15th annual Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. This year’s dinner was overwhelmingly successful. Being one of the first dinners of its kind in th ..... 
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Letter about Kingsley’s article

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Fountain Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Andrew Kingsley hit the nail on the head. It was refreshing to read someone saying it like it is. “We the people” as the preamble states, have been lulled into complacency. The thought of standing for something has been made to l ..... 
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Letter about Fountain

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Fountain Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Only in Fountain: I frequently travel with my family between Dubuque and the Twin Cities and we love to stop at Fountain and ride bikes and play at the playground. When we left our new helmets at the playground on a recent Saturday w ..... 
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