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City of Fountain hires new maintenance employee


Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Fountain Government

Fountain City Council met on Thursday, November 7, 2013 in the City Office. The first order of business was to hear bids on a tractor from a representative from Marzolf Implement of Spring Valley, Minn. A motion was carried to buy a tractor with the purchase price of $28,965 with trade in. The tractor comes with a two year/2,000 mile warranty.

Consent Agenda items were approved including the minutes from the October 3, 2013 meeting, the Treasurer’s report, monthly city bills, monthly Fire Department bills, and year end payroll.

In City Maintenance John Hanson has accepted the position of City Maintenance employee and will begin on November 18, 2013. The city council approved hiring John Hanson for the position. The council then discussed how each of them could assist Hanson in any way possible to help him ease into the position.

The city clerk was absent due to a family emergency.

Police Chief Tom Mosher reported that he has been completing a lot of training mostly consisting of electronic filing training and e-charging training. E-charging training deals with DWI arrests. Chief Mosher also completed a three hour training session with the BCA during a phone conference.

A letter was sent for an expired dog license and that dog has now been vaccinated and licensed. On October 9 Chief Mosher contacted a Fountain business with information on a check which had been written and then cancelled. The person who wrote the check has been convicted and will pay restitution. Officer Mosher also dealt with a second business which also had a problem with a check.

On October 24, 2014 a complaint was received by a business about a suspicious person. The person was staying with people in town and was from Chicago. The person was told to stay away from the business. The person has now left the area.

Chief Mosher attended 24 hours of refresher training with the LETG program which connects the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office, the courthouse, the city attorney and the county attorney. Police Chief Mosher stated he may eventually need a laptop in his squad car as all Fillmore County police cars are now being equipped with them.

In Old Business the proposed budget was reviewed, which is $1,700 more than last year. The roof over the city equipment shed is in need of replacement as well as the carpet in the meeting room. A replacement needs to be found for Dan Byer on the Zoning Committee. Mediacom will not be coming into Fountain as the corporate office denied it.

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