MENDOTA – A walk and bike path along U.S. 34 from First Avenue east to Interstate 39 could be one step closer to reality as the city of Mendota prepares to submit a grant request to the state of Illinois.
Alderman William Hunt announced an open house will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 in the council chambers, 607 Eighth Ave., Mendota during the regular council meeting Monday night.
City engineer Ed King said the city would like to apply for the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program grant to fund a walk and bike route from First Avenue east to Interstate 39. If the city is awarded the grant, it would pay 80 percent of the cost.
In other business
- Alderman Del Knowlton said a preliminary inquiry into a special use permit for 600 15th St. was received. A tentative meeting on Aug. 29 has been scheduled for the residential property. The owner would like to tear down the house and add a parking lot.
- The lease on the industrial park farm and Snyder's Grove farm property will be put out for bid soon. The lease will be for three years with the third year given the first right of refusal.
- Construction on a water main near 13 th Avenue and Meriden Streets should begin next week.
- A $500 donation to Mendota's Tri-County Fair was approved. The amount is the same as last year.