City hires new employees, amends two ordinances

Mendota Optimist Club gives sizeable donation to city

Matt Faber, right, president of the Mendota Optimist Club, and Dave Barkman, left, treasurer, present a $2,700 check to Mendota mayor David Boelk to be used for the purchase of handicapped accessible playground equipment. (Reporter photo)

MENDOTA – The Mendota City Council amended two ordinances and hired two employees at its Feb. 5 regular meeting.


Alderman John Hessenberger presented an ordinance to amend building permit fees, which was approved by the council. The minimum fee is now $50.

In action from alderman John Holland’s report, the council agreed to renew the city’s health, vision and dental insurance.

Alderman Kyle Kim presented the names of two new employees that were approved to join the city staff. Kim Mueller was hired as the assistant director of the Mendota Civic Center, while Ryan Wittenauer was employed to a full-time position with the Mendota Police Department.

During alderman Randy Morris’s report, the council approved a Class A liquor license for DB Jackpot at 724 Main St. and a Class C liquor license for Waterfalls.

In action from alderman Bill Hunt’s report, the council approved an amendment to Chapter 110-9 of the Mendota Municipal Code, adding two new Class C liquor licenses. Also, the liquor license fee was increased from $400 to $450.

Alderman Walt Weiland recognized the work of the Mendota Men’s Garden Club for decorating and beautifying various areas of the city.


During Mayor David Boelk’s report, two members of the Mendota Optimist Club – president Matt Faber and treasurer Dave Barkman – presented the city with a donation of $2,700 that will be used to purchase handicapped accessible playground equipment for the Lake Mendota Park area.

In other action from the mayor’s report, Bill Truty resigned from the Plan Commission and Shelby Weide was appointed to fill the vacancy.

The next regular meeting of the Mendota City Council will be Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

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