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Fountain City Council accepts resignation

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on October 3, 2013 in the City Office. All members of the council were present including Mayor Richard Kujath.

Consent agenda items approved included the minutes from the September meeting, treasurer’s report, monthly City bills, and monthly fire department bills.

City maintenance business included a notice a PTO being taken on October 11, 16, and 17. City maintenance worker Dan Byer turned in his resignation on October 3, 2013 giving the council two week’s notice. A motion was made and seconded to accept Dan’s resignation as public works employee. Motion carried.

City clerk report included a request by Ronda Flattum to begin a quarterly newsletter to get information out to the public. The council agreed this was a good idea. Jim Schott made a motion to have Flattum begin the newsletter on a quarterly basis and Chad Wangen seconded. Motion carried.

The insurance liability waiver was discussed and the council decided not to waive the monetary insurance waiver.

Flattum read Police Chief Tom Mosher’s report in his absence. September 4, 2013 there was a report of animal abuse. Paws and Claws removed the animal from the property and the owners were contacted. September 9, 2013 a bus arm violation occurred. A license plate number was unable to be attained. Also on September 9, there was a complaint of two dogs running loose.

On September 11, Police Chief Mosher sent out a dog citation. The owner was fined by the court and had not yet licensed the animal at the time of the council meeting. If the animal is not licensed within the required time, another citation will be sent out. On September 22, 2013 there were threats to an individual involving a deadly weapon. Chief Mosher attended electronic training during the month of September 2013. The Police Chief’s report was accepted as read.

In old business the city truck has been serviced at Herman’s Standard and the transmission is not faulty. The truck may need a new box in the future but otherwise is in good shape. The council discussed a tractor versus a plow for snow removal. Representatives from several businesses will be invited to the November meeting to discuss their equipment and costs.

In new business a lease agreement with SEMA was discussed. SEMA sent a lease agreement for signature. Motion was made and seconded to have the city attorney review the agreement. Motion carried.

Ads will be put in local newspapers to fill the position of City Maintenance/Public Works full-time employee. Meeting adjourned.

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