Mendota's General Fund budget projected to end slightly in red

MENDOTA – The approval of the Fiscal Year 2021 budgets was among the items handled by the Mendota City Council at its July 20 regular meeting.

Alderman John Holland reported the projected revenue in the General Fund at $5,904,768 and estimated expenditures at $6,011,002 for a deficit of $106,234. Last year, the General Fund was estimated at a deficit of $41,913.

The council approved the annual appropriations ordinance in the amount of $13,384,656, which is a reduction of $1.9 million from last year.

Also during Holland’s report, the council acted to modify the certificate of appropriateness grant for 716 Illinois Ave. to include a $10,000 loan to be paid back over five years at an interest rate of 4.25 percent.

Alderman Jay Miller presented license additions, which were approved by the council. They include a liquor license for Cindy’s on 34 and video gaming licenses for Beck Oil and Cindy’s on 34.

The council acted on two measures from alderman Jim Fitzpatrick. The first was approval of a request from the Knights of Columbus to hold its annual Tootsie Roll fundraiser at the corner of Main and Meriden streets on Sept. 18 & 19.

The second matter was to give authorization to proceed with the bidding process for the lift station project and waste water treatment facility improvements.

Alderman Vicki Johnson informed fellow council members of a zoning variance request for the construction of a garage at 605 Donnelley Drive. After brief discussion, the request was approved.

Mayor David Boelk thanked the Mendota Chamber of Commerce for a very great fireworks celebration on July 11, despite the disruption because of stormy weather.

The next regular meeting of the Mendota City Council will be Monday, Aug. 3 at 5:30 p.m.


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