By KIP CHEEK
MENDOTA – The Mendota City Council awarded a bid and handled several other items of business at its March 1 regular meeting.
Alderman Jim Fitzpatrick announced that four bids were received for disinfection improvements to the city’s waste water treatment plant. The low bid from Whittaker Construction of Earlville was accepted in the amount of $507,150.
Fitzpatrick also informed the council that the Mendota incinerator burn pit will open for the season on Saturday, March 27. Burn pit hours this year are: Monday from 3-6 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The incinerator burn pit is located south of Mendota near the sewage treatment plant.
During Mayor David Boelk’s report, he proclaimed that April will he Fair Housing Month in Mendota. This is the 53rd anniversary of the passing of the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination by direct providers of housing, such as landlords and real estate companies as well as other entities, such as municipalities, banks or other lending institutions and homeowners insurance companies whose discriminatory practices make housing unavailable to persons because of race or color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability.
The next regular meeting of the Mendota City Council will be Monday, March 15 at 5:30 p.m.