By KIP CHEEK
MENDOTA – The Mendota City Council passed the city tax levy and purchased property at its Dec. 20 regular meeting.
John Holland presented the 2021 tax levy in the amount of $2,068,576 to fellow council members and the levy was approved. The levy is slightly higher than the 2020 levy of $1,974,761. Holland said the increase will have minimal effect on property tax bills.
In other action from Holland’s report, the council approved a cyber policy quote from National Specialty Insurance in the amount of $9,335 and granted bonuses of $50 in Mendota Chamber Bucks to all full-time employees.
Also during Holland’s report and handled at the conclusion of other aldermanic reports, the council went into closed session to discuss the purchase of property. After resuming in open session, the council approved the purchase of the building at 1017 Main St. (formerly The Head Hunter Salon & Day Spa) in the amount of $210,000.
During Jim Fitzpatrick’s report, the council approved a 2022 motor fuel tax resolution of $200,000 for repair of streets and highways according to the Illinois Highway code.
Fitzpatrick noted at the Dec. 6 council meeting that there will be special hours for the city burn pit for Christmas tree disposal. The hours are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8.
Mayor David Boelk extended Happy New Year wishes to everyone.
The next regular meeting of the Mendota City Council will be Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at 5:30 p.m.