MENDOTA – The annual summer street maintenance program will commence later this month after the Mendota City Council awarded the bid contract at its Aug. 7 regular meeting.
Three bids were submitted and the city approved the hiring of Advanced Asphalt, which turned in the low bid of $98,490. Also bidding were AEA Estimate ($119,600) and Universal Asphalt & Excavating ($131,810).
Two streets that will be repaved are 22nd Street from just west of Diana Drive to Cedar Avenue, and 16th Street from East Main Street to Indiana Avenue. Four alleys will be redone. They are from 13th Avenue to Wisconsin Avenue between Chicago and Burlington streets, Burlington and Monroe streets, and Monroe and Jefferson streets. Also, a small portion of street will be redone just off of First Avenue near Ninth Street.
In other action from Alderman Jim Fitzpatrick’s report, the council approved a request from the Mendota Police Department to use Lake Mendota Park for its second annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 24.
Fitzpatrick informed fellow council members that the Mendota Lions Club organized a painting and cleanup day in the Lake Mendota area using members of the Mendota High School Fine Arts Department. Students and staff, as well as some Lions Club members, painted the baseball dugouts at Faber Field and did general cleanup in the lake area.
Fitzpatrick said that the city has been treating sewer basins for mosquitoes and said spraying throughout the city is being done during the early morning hours when there is less traffic and fewer people out and about. He also advised citizens to remove any standing water that could enhance breeding of mosquitoes.
During Alderman John Holland’s report, the council approved a revolving loan fund agreement with Starved Rock Wood Products in the amount of $525,000 over seven years at an interest rate of three percent.
Alderman Kyle Kim reported that a new sign has been put up at the Mendota Civic Center and landscaping will be done in the future.
In action from Alderman Bill Hunt’s report, the council approved a three-year contract with Northern Illinois Ambulance Billing.
The next regular meeting of the Mendota City Council will be Monday, Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m.