Mendota Council considering snow removal ordinance


MENDOTA – The Mendota City Council addressed several items of business at its Feb. 4 regular meeting.

Alderman Jim Fitzpatrick announced that the Motor Fuel tax report has been reviewed and will be placed on file.

Alderman John Holland reminded council members that budget meetings for the upcoming new fiscal year will begin on Thursday, Feb. 7. Budgeting sessions were also set for Monday, Feb. 11 and Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Alderman Kyle Kim informed the council that 300 young ladies and their fathers attended the 13th annual Daddy-Daughter Dance on Jan. 25 at the Mendota Civic Center.

Alderman Bill Hunt said that contract negotiations with the fire department union and the police department sergeants and lieutenants union will commence in the next several weeks.

Alderman Walt Weiland brought up the possibility of adopting an ordinance regarding snow removal, requiring that homeowners and building owners remove snow from sidewalks in the residential and downtown areas. He said the issue will be reviewed by committee and a recommendation will be presented to the full council for its consideration.

Mayor David Boelk commended all city departments and their workers for the job they did in keeping the city functioning during the extreme weather conditions last week.

The next regular meeting of the Mendota City Council will be Monday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m.


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