Rose Voigt of the Trail Towns committee presented an update to Fountain's city council on Thursday, April 3, regarding the committee's intentions to replace maps that are posted along the Root River Trail before the 2014 Taste of the Trail event.

Voigt informed the council the committee had drafted new maps and hoped to have the finished maps installed by May 1.

Furthermore, the committee determined that while it originally planned to install the maps and protect them using Plexiglass, finding a more weatherproof covering might prove more cost effective.

In other business, the council approved the installation of a three-foot wide AT&T communications dish on the water tower and a policy governing the use of the city employee credit card.

City clerk Ronda Flattum will draft an ordinance establishing the termination and reconnection policies for persons whose utility bills are delinquent, and the council will examine a fee schedule for various city services during the May meeting.

The city's brush dump officially opened April 14 and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Fountain's police chief, Tom Mosher, and city maintenance foreman, John Hanson, will attend a safety and loss workshop in Rochester this month

Council members were invited to attend a Southeast Minnesota League of Municipalities (SEMLM) meeting in Spring Valley on April 30 to learn more about the Destination Medical Center (DMC) initiative affecting towns surrounding Rochester.

Mosher's police report surprisingly did not include loose or stray dogs, but did include a note that he assisted the state and county in clearing snow along intersections on Highway 52 to improve driving visibility. He also assisted Dodge County law enforcement with a harassment and custody issue, helped handle another custody issue and was part of Fountain resident Willie Cambern's funeral escort.

The next meeting of the Fountain City Council is set for Thursday, May 1, at 6 p.m. instead of the regularly scheduled 7:30 p.m.