Police, Fire pensions up in Mendota

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MENDOTA – The Mendota City Council heard a report on the police and fire pensions and received an update on the First Avenue bridge project at its Nov. 20 regular meeting.

During Aldermanic Reports, alderman Bill Hunt updated fellow council members on the police and fire pension levies. The fire pension is funded at 76.1 percent, up 1.3 percent from last year, and the levy is at $146,748. The police pension is funded at 56.5 percent, up 2.3 percent from last year, and the levy is $540,038. Both levies were placed on file.

In action from alderman Jim Fitzpatrick’s report, the council agreed to a request from the Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce to close Indiana and Illinois avenues from Washington to Jefferson streets on Dec. 1 and 2 for “A Mendota Christmas” celebration.

During alderman John Hessenberger’s report, the council agreed to send a petition for annexation to the Mendota Plan Commission.

The council approved a contractor registration ordinance, which will now require any contractor that is going to do work in Mendota to register with the city before beginning work.

Water superintendent Tim Kimrey informed the council that work is continuing on the First Avenue bridge project. He said the sanitary sewer has been moved and the 12-inch water main will be moved this week at First Avenue and Ninth Street. A date has not yet been set for actual demolition and reconstruction of the bridge.

The next regular meeting of the Mendota City Council will be Monday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m.

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