MENDOTA – The Mendota City Council approved several requests at its March 4 regular meeting.
Alderman Jim Fitzpatrick presented the council with two requests, which were both approved. The first was to allow the Imagine Illinois Avenue group to use Veterans Park on Saturday, April 13. The second was to allow Christ’s Church the use of Veterans Park on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 2-6 p.m. for a Chosen Ones concert.
Fitzpatrick also announced that the city’s burn pit (incinerator) will open for the season on Monday, March 25. The burn pit will be open the same days and hours as last year.
Alderman John Holland presented a request from the Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce for a donation from the city to pay for the portable toilets and brochures for this year’s Sweet Corn Festival. The council agreed to the donation in the amount of $5,195.
Alderman Bill Hunt said the second round of budget meetings have been scheduled to work on the Fiscal Year 2020 city budget.
Hunt added that preliminary discussions have been done in regard to the Mendota Fire Department and the Mendota Police Department sergeants’ and lieutenants’ contract negotiations.
Also, Hunt said spruce-up work has been done at the Mendota Police Department, including the council chambers, and the fire department will be addressed next.
Mayor David Boelk presented two requests to the council that were approved.
Illinois Valley Building Trades Council will hold its annual D.A.D.’s Day Tag Day on Saturday, June 15 at the intersection of Main and Meriden streets.
Also, the Illinois Valley Association of Realtors request to proclaim April as “Fair Housing Month” was approved.
The city accepted a donation from the Mendota Optimist Club to pay for half of the cost of a baseball scoreboard.
The next regular meeting of the Mendota City Council will be Monday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m.