City Council agrees to union contracts
By KIP CHEEK
MENDOTA – The Mendota City Council approved union contracts and several requests at its Aug. 1 regular meeting.
Alderman Jim Fitzpatrick informed the council of three requests, all of which were approved. The Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce and the Mendota Lions Club will use the Strouss Park basketball courts for a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to be held Aug. 12-13 during the Sweet Corn Festival. Love Church will hold a music and food event the evening of Saturday, Aug. 20 at Veterans Park. Also, Mendota Youth Football will conduct its annual Tag Days on Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8 at the intersection of Main and Meriden streets.
Alderman Kyle Kim presented four union contracts for the council’s consideration. They included the Mendota Fire Fighters Local 4200 successor contract, the FOP Mendota Patrol Officers contract, the FOP Mendota Sergeant/Lieutenants contract and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 contract. The council approved all four contracts.
Alderman John Holland presented four ordinances and a resolution. The council passed amendments to the annual wage ordinance, the annual appropriations ordinance and the prevailing wage ordinance, and approved an ordinance authorizing establishment of 2022 TIF.
Also, the council approved an inducement resolution for Prescott Brothers. The car dealership is planning an approximately 15,000-square foot, $2.4 million building project contingent upon the creation of a TIF District. If the TIF District is approved, the city will form a redevelopment agreement with Prescott Brothers when the TIF is created. If, for some reason, the TIF is not created, the redevelopment agreement may be null or renegotiated.
Alderman Jay Miller presented a request from Arteaga’s Liquor for a Class E liquor license, which was approved by the council subject to a building inspection by the fire chief. The building is located at 605 Sixth St.
Mayor David Boelk announced that a TIF public meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22 at the Mendota City Building, 800 Washington St., to discuss a Mendota 2022 proposed TIF District.
Also, the mayor proclaimed Tuesday, Aug. 9 as Community Health Partnership of Illinois Day.
The next regular meeting of the Mendota City Council will be Monday, Aug. 15 at 5:30 p.m.