City sells property; taking bids for summer street maintenance program


Staff writer

MENDOTA – The Mendota City Council sold a parcel of property and got the ball rolling on the summer street program at its April 4 regular meeting.

Mayor David Boelk opened three bids for the sale of city property located at 1107 Third Ave. The high bid of $5,000 was submitted by Dennis Gehant of Amboy and the city accepted. The other two bids were for $4,000 and $3,000.

Also from the mayor, it was proclaimed that April 10-16 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.



Alderman John Hessenberger presented a zoning variance request from Mary Politsch for the construction of a deck at 1201 Monroe St. The request was approved.

Alderman Jim Fitzpatrick noted that the bidding process for the 2022 motor fuel tax summer street maintenance program has begun. Bids will be opened at 10 a.m. Monday, April 18 at the Mendota city building.

Alderman John Holland presented two annual donation requests, which were approved by the council. The city will donate $3,500 to Graves-Hume Public Library for its summer reading program and will donate $3,000 to Mendota YMCA for its SCAMP program.

During Alderman Jay Miller’s report, the council agreed to an ordinance repealing the video gaming terminal push tax.

The next regular meeting of the Mendota City Council will be Monday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m.

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