City Council OKs ordinances and donation requests

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By KIP CHEEK

Staff writer

MENDOTA – The Mendota City Council approved several ordinances and requests at its March 15 regular meeting.

Alderman Kyle Kim presented two ordinances for the council’s consideration, both of which were approved. The first was an ordinance amending the ambulance billing to reflect the establishment of new rates. The second was an ordinance for lateral transfer within the police department. This ordinance will allow the Mendota Police Department to hire already trained certified law enforcement officers from other police agencies without them first having to go through a police academy or training.

Alderman John Holland informed fellow council members of two donation requests and also an ordinance proposal. The requests were both approved – a $3,500 donation to Graves-Hume Public Library for its July summer reading program and a $3,000 donation to the YMCA for its youth summer SCAMP program.

An ordinance to establish an outstanding check policy pertaining to uncashed checks was also approved.

During alderman Jim Fitzpatrick’s report, the council approved a resolution for the annual Sweet Corn Festival street closures in compliance with the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Mayor David Boelk read two proclamations that were approved by the council. One was for Junior Achievement Day on April 1, 2021, and the other was for Motorcycle Awareness Month in May 2021 as requested by A.B.A.T.E. (A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education).

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