Mendota City Council meets, street maintenance to start Aug. 14

MENDOTA – One city project will be wrapping up soon and another will be starting, it was announced at the Aug. 6 meeting of the Mendota City Council.

Alderman Jim Fitzpatrick reported that the First Avenue bridge project will likely need about three more weeks before the road can be opened to traffic. He indicated that curbs and sidewalks still need to be poured.

Fitzpatrick added that the city’s street maintenance program will kick off on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Also, the alderman noted that bids for the pump station for the ADM flour mill project are due on Tuesday, Sept. 4. This is the second phase of the project.

Alderman John Pierson reported on the results of a Plan Commission meeting to discuss a pre-annexation petition request from Patti Griswold. Pierson said there were no objections, so the Plan Commission recommended to approve the request. The council agreed to authorize the execution of the pre-annexation agreement.

Pierson said that the Plan Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 to hear public input into adding solar farms as a permitted use in M District.

The Plan Commission will handle several other items at its Aug. 30 meeting. It will discuss a request from Garry and Rita Borelli to divide parcel #01-33-438-003, and will have a public hearing to consider an annexation petition from Isidro Escatel, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Finally, Pierson said the city has received a request to study parking on Ninth Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets. Currently, there is no parking allowed on the west side of the street and a request has been made to not allow parking on the east side. No action was taken.

Mayor David Boelk proclaimed September as Suicide Prevention Month in Mendota.

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

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