Mendota City Council awards bids for street maintenance

MENDOTA – The Mendota City Council awarded bids for the summer street maintenance program at the Sept. 3 regular council meeting.

Three bids were submitted for the motor fuel tax portion of the street maintenance program. The low bid of $128,036 was accepted from Advanced Asphalt Co. of Princeton. Other bidders were Universal Asphalt & Excavating ($145,986) and AEA ($155,720).

For the non-motor fuel tax street maintenance program, the council accepted the bid of $237,611 from Universal Asphalt & Excavating of LaSalle. Advanced Asphalt submitted a bid of $242,844 and AEA’s bid was $253,818.

The streets proposed for maintenance this year are: Diana Drive from 22nd Street to Carolyn Avenue; Gwendolyn Avenue from Carolyn Avenue to Maplewood Avenue; Maplewood Avenue from 21st Street to 22nd Street; Third Street from 11th Avenue to 10th Avenue; Third Street from Fourth Avenue to Third Avenue; Third Street from First Avenue to Second Avenue; 20th Street from First Avenue to Lincoln Avenue; Pennsylvania Avenue from Washington Street to Burlington Street. Proposed alleys are: between Indiana and Illinois avenues from Burlington Street to Chicago Street; between Indiana and Illinois avenues from Chicago Street to Springfield Street; between Indiana and Pennsylvania avenues from Burlington Street to Monroe Street; between Indiana and Pennsylvania avenues from Monroe Street to Jefferson Street; between Fifth and Sixth streets from Eighth Avenue to alley east; east of Eighth Avenue from Fifth Street to Sixth Street. 

The council acted on two ordinances during alderman John Holland’s report. The council voted to terminate TIF V and agreed to an extension for the completion of TIF VI to Dec. 31, 2019.

In other news, a representative from Casey’s General Stores inquired about a request from the Mendota store for a liquor license allowing it to sell hard liquor. Mayor Boelk said the matter is currently before committee for its consideration.

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


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