City Council sets trick or treat time period in Mendota

Leaf vac program now in full swing

MENDOTA – With Halloween quickly approaching, the Mendota City Council established trick or treat hours during its regular meeting on Oct. 2.

Those wishing to participate in trick or treating may do so from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Mendotans who will allow those participants to stop at their places of residence should turn on their front porch light during the designated time period.

Alderman Jim Fitzpatrick announced that the city’s annual leaf vacuum program began on Oct. 3. Pick-up will be on the day after your garbage collection. The leaves should be placed at the curb (not in the road) and must not contain sticks or branches.

Alderman Kyle Kim gave a report on the Mendota Civic Center. He said this September was possibly the largest month for booking events at the civic center since it opened. He said there were eight wedding receptions and five outdoor weddings held there in September. Kim commended Joanie Nichols, executive director, and Rachel Green, assistant manager, for their fine work.

During Alderman Randy Morris’s report, the council approved a request from Steve Olson for a plumbing permit.

Fire chief Dennis Rutishauser issued a reminder that there is a burning ban in effect in Mendota. He said until there is a rainfall of at least one inch, no burning is allowed, including in fire pits.

The next regular meeting of the Mendota City Council will be Monday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

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