Mendota City Council passes budgets

Mayor David Boelk, center, congratulates Randy Morris, left, and Walt Weiland for their time served on the Mendota City Council. Morris spent 12 years as Third Ward alderman and Weiland was a Fourth Ward alderman for 16 years. (Reporter photo)

Aldermen thanked for years of service

MENDOTA – The Mendota City Council approved Fiscal Year 2020 budgets at its April 1 regular meeting.

Alderman John Holland presented the General Fund and Civic Center budgets. For the General Fund, revenue was estimated at $6,001,103 and expenditures were budgeted at $6,043,016 for a deficit of $41,913. The Civic Center is projected to show a positive cash flow with revenue at $287,000 and expenses at $283,502 for a difference of plus $3,498.

Alderman Jim Fitzpatrick announced the Water and Sewer budgets for FY20. The Water Fund budget is estimated to run $163,308 in the red, with revenue at $1,494,500 and expenses at $1,657,808. The Sewer Fund budget should show a positive ending, with revenue at $1,493,250 and expenses at $1,351,081 for a difference of plus $142,169.

In another item from Holland’s report, the council approved a request from Karl’s Krusaders for a donation of $500 for a Harlem Wizards event to be held Wednesday, May 1 at Mendota High School.

Alderman Bill Hunt recognized former alderman Del Knowlton and former ESDA director Bill Politsch on their recent passing with a moment of silence.

Aldermen Walt Weiland and Randy Morris expressed their appreciation to fellow aldermen, the mayor, city workers and people in their wards as this was their last full meeting on the council. Weiland served the Fourth Ward for 16 years and Morris represented the Third Ward for 12 years.

In business from Mayor David Boelk, the council approved a request from A.B.A.T.E. (A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education) proclaiming May as “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.”

In other news, the Imagine Illinois Avenue Group will have a “Celebrate Spring” event on Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Veterans Park. There will be food, games and crafts for the children, as well as a visit from the Easter Bunny.

The next regular meeting of the Mendota City Council will be Monday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m.


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