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Fountain discusses GPS unit on water tower

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Government

By Barb Jeffers

The Fountain City Council met Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm in the City Hall. All council members were present as well as Ronda Flattum, City Clerk, and Police Chief Tom Mosher.

Matt Schnabel and associates with SEMA Equipment attended the meeting to discuss a proposal between the City of Fountain and SEMA Equipment for placement of a GPS unit on the water tower. The council asked for the proposal to be on a per user basis. The representatives from SEMA agreed to this stipulation and set their price at $75.00 per user. Originally the proposal by SEMA had a minimum number of users set at four. The council stipulated the amount of minimum users be higher than four. Matt Schnabel proposed a minimum number of users be set to eight. The council agreed and will approve the revised proposal.

Dave Morrill with McGhie Betts, Inc. attended the meeting to discuss future improvements on the wastewater treatment plant. Several items will be considered with decisions to be made at a later date.

Tom Mosher reported that the month of May 2013 was the busiest month he has had in his law enforcement career between the towns of Fountain, Minn. and Ostrander, Minn. His report is as follows:

May 1 - Completed a video camera audit.

May 7 - Assisted a citizen with a civil issue.

May 13 - Attended Emergency Planning and Awareness Training.

May 21 - Report of a dog chasing another dog and talked with the owners. Attended four hours of Firearms Training.

May 28 - Received a call from a female who was receiving threatening phone calls.

May 31 - A dog was loose in town. The owner was on vacation so a relative took care of it.

Additionally, one citation was mailed out for a vehicle with no license plates.

Dave Gartner and Tom Madden, Representatives from PeopleService and Yaggy Colby were on hand to discuss the varying nitrate levels. They reported that the nitrate level is coming down and is close to normal level.

Bids for asphalt work were compared by the council members. The council approved Elcor Construction of Rochester, Minn. to complete the work.

The bid by North Star was accepted for work on the lift station rails.

The city clerk notified the council she would take PTO for June 10 and June 13.

Council members discussed Trail Days which would be happening the weekend following the meeting. The council hoped for good weather during the town celebration.

Concrete work for the bleacher area will be completed soon.

Some members of the Fountain City Council will be attending an annual dinner at the Emergency Services Building in Preston, Minn. Leaders of surrounding towns have been invited.

The council approved the purchase of a batting cage for the baseball field.

Meeting adjourned.

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