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Fountain City Council holds first meeting of 2014


Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council completed its organizational business at the first 2014 meeting. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The Fountain City Council met for their first meeting of the year on January 2, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall meeting room. All members were present with the exception of Bryan Ostby.

Consent agenda items approved included minutes from the November 7, 2013 meeting, treasurer’s report, monthly city bills, and monthly Fire Department bills.

In City Maintenance John Hanson reported the recently purchased tractor has arrived. Hanson requested the purchase of a walk-behind snow blower for use in areas too small for the tractor or the truck. Motion made by Jim Schott and seconded by Dave Gudmundson to accept a quote from Kingsley Mercantile in Harmony, Minn. for a snow blower.

Auditors from Smith Schafer and Associates will be here February 4, 2014 and February 18, 2014 and will also attend the March 2014 meeting to discuss the 2013 financials.

Police Chief Mosher reported he attended the annual PRISM training on December 12, 2013. December 16, 2013 received report of a person believed to have a restraining order violating the order. Found restraining order had been dropped and person was in prison using phone to contact the person. Phone privileges were taken away. On December 18, 2013 possible vehicle tampering which is under investigation.

In Old Business the council will hold off on any action with the shingles on the city building until Bryan Ostby is in attendance.

In New Business Designations for 2014 were approved: Official Bank - Fountain State Bank, Official Newspaper - Fillmore County Journal, City Attorney - Kelly Wagner, Insurance Agent - Alton Erickson, City Engineer - Dave Morrill, City Auditor - Smith Schafer and Associates.

Mayor Appointments for 2014: Weed Inspector - David Gudmundson, Park & Recreation - Bryan Ostby, Water & Sewer - Jim Schott/Chad Wangen, City Streets - Dave Gudmundson/Bryan Ostby, Mayor Pro-Tem - Dave Gudmundson.

John Hanson accepted a four year appointment on the Planning & Zoning Committee. There is a $25 Stipend for Zoning meetings.

Motion carried to accept resolution 185 for fee schedule. There will be no kennels permitted within city limits. No more than three dogs per residence.

2014 Board of Appeal & Equalization - April 21-24, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Fillmore County Assessor’s Office.

Fire Department Officials include Fire Chief - John Hanson, Assistant Fire Chief - Elliot Riggott, 2nd Assistant/Secretary/Treasurer - Wayne Thomas. There are currently 18 members of the Fountain Fire Department.

Meeting adjourned. Next meeting February 6, 2014.

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