City Council OKs license; approves requests

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By KIP CHEEK

Staff writer

MENDOTA – The Mendota City Council acted on several requests and heard about bid openings for the street maintenance program at its June 21 regular meeting.

During Mayor David Boelk’s report, he informed the council members that bid openings had been conducted earlier in the day for the 2021 non-motor fuel tax street maintenance program. This is for the Burlington Street curb and Welland Road pavement projects. Since the item was not on the agenda for the council’s consideration, the awarding of the bid could not be done, however, he asked the council to consider accepting the bid of Advanced Asphalt Company of Princeton. The formal awarding of the bid will be done at the first meeting in July.

In Aldermanic reports, Jay Miller presented a request from Cindy’s on 34 for a video gaming license to add another machine, which was approved by the council.

During Jim Fitzpatrick’s report, the council approved four requests. Two were from the Knights of Columbus Council 2090. The first was for the use of the city lot at the corner of Eighth Street and Sixth Avenue for sweet corn sales on July 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7, 21, 28 and Sept. 4. The second request from the K of C was to use the intersection of Main and Meriden streets for its annual Tootsie Roll fundraising drive on Friday, Sept. 17 and Saturday, Sept. 18.

Also approved by the council was a request from the Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce to use Strouss Park for a Sweet Corn Festival 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on Aug. 13-14 and a request from First United Methodist Church to use Veterans Park on Sunday, July 18 for an anti-racism rally and ice cream social.

The next regular meeting of the Mendota City Council will be Tuesday, July 6 at 5:30 p.m.