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Council gets updates from community groups

 

Last updated 8/18/2021 at 9:46am | View PDF

Karin Hill

The Fountain City Council recognized Battalion Chief Ryan Torres (center, to left of Chief James Maxon) for his designation as a Fire Officer (FO) through the Center for Public Safety Excellence on Aug. 10. Torres is the first in Fountain Fire history to obtain his FO designation.

At their meeting on Aug. 10, the Fountain City Council heard updates from various organizations, including the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber President James Flowers highlighted the upcoming Fountain Fall Festival and noted that the city's fire and police chiefs had "volunteered themselves" for the dunk tank at the festivities at Metcalfe Park on Labor Day.

The Chamber continues to grow in membership and activity, with new committees formed recently to address issues from military/veterans to minorities. (See chamber networking event p. 7).

The council also heard from Homefront Military Network, which provides numerous resources to veterans.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6461 Commander Steve Bustamente also updated the council on the VFW's activities, noting that the group offers something for a wide variety of interests.

"We're not the same VFW everybody thinks of," he said.

The council also recognized Fountain Fire Battalion Chief Ryan Torres for being the first ever in the Fountain Fire Department to achieve Fire Officer (FO) designation through the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

In other business, the council:

Set a date of Sept. 1 for a work session to revise the city's Strategic Plan 2022-24;

Set a hearing date of Sept. 28 to consider annexation of 12 acres along Marksheffel Road between Furlong Circle and Peaceful Valley Road.

Set a hearing date of Aug. 24 for American Legion's request for a special events liquor permit.

At the Aug. 24 meeting, city officials will present updates to the Water Master Plan. The document discusses supply, treatment, storage, demand, distribution and maintenance of the water system.

 

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