Fiber optic internet lines to be installed in Mendota

Colored flags in Mendota yards are marking utility line locations in preparation for the installation of fiber optic broadband internet lines.

By KIP CHEEK

Staff writer

MENDOTA – The Mendota City Council handled several items of business at its May 2 regular meeting.

Mayor David Boelk said that some Mendota residents have probably noticed small colored utility flags stuck in their yards. Boelk said the flags are marking off where utility lines are located, as the installation of fiber optic broadband internet lines will begin soon. Surf Broadband Solutions will be installing the lines to offer its services to the community.

The mayor said the installation process could take six to nine months, and he added that residents should not call the city clerk’s office asking about the flags in their yards.

ALDERMANIC REPORTS

During Alderman Jim Fitzpatrick’s report, the council approved the employment of Nate Kim as the chief operator of the city’s waste water treatment plant.

Alderman John Holland presented an ordinance amending the annual wage ordinance to reflect the hiring of Kim, which was approved by the council.

Alderman Jay Miller presented several items for the council’s consideration. The council approved a resolution providing for review of decision of local commissioner on the record. It also approved an ordinance amending chapter 110 of the Municipal Code (alcoholic beverage), which sets forth in much more detail the powers of the mayor as the liquor commissioner.

Alderman Mark Peasley commended city employees Tim Kimrey and Nick Stremlau for taking care of a street light issue.

The next regular meeting of the Mendota City Council will be Monday, May 16 at 5:30 p.m.

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