MENDOTA – The Mendota City Council handled several items of business at its April 1 regular meeting.
Under Alderman James Fitzpatrick's report, the council approved a request by Mendota First! Ministries to use Lake Mendota for a fishing derby on Saturday, July 27.
Alderman Justin Setchell reminded dog owners that licenses may be purchased at the city clerk's office for $5 in April and May. After May, the fee goes to $15.
In action from Alderman Paul Norris, the council approved the hiring of Griffin Anderson, Kevin Hunt and Rick Stielow for part-time summer work in the Streets and Parks Department.
During Alderman Bill Hunt's report, the council approved the hiring of General Code to conduct codification services for the city. Hunt said the city codes and regulations have not been reviewed since the late 1990s. The cost is $13,900, and the services should take about one year.
In other items, the council thanked the Mendota American Legion for a $1,600 donation to purchase soccer goals to be placed at Blackstone Park.
Mayor David Boelk reported that May is proclaimed “Motorcycle Awareness Month.”
The next regular meeting of the Mendota City Council will be Monday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m.