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7/7/2014 8:48:00 PM
Water, waste water departments reorganized in Mendota

Tamara Abbey
Mendota Bureau Chief

The city of Mendota began reorganizing the public utility departments following action taken during the regular council meeting Monday night.

Jon Kaufman retired recently which led to combining the water and waste water departments as one department. Tim Kimrey will supervise the new combined department and Toby Fitzgerald was promoted to waste water lead. Kimrey was supervisor of the water department prior to accepting the new position. The council also promoted Mark Grinka from part-time to full-time as public works at large.

Alderman Bill Hunt then told the council to expect a discussion on proposed increases in the sewer and water rates at the next meeting.

Storm damage

Mayor David Boelk commented Mendota did not escape the severe storm last week and there are still branches and trees that need to be cleared.

It's going to take a couple, maybe three weeks to clean up,” he said. “Maybe not as fast as our citzens would like.”

City crews will continue to clear branches and remove damaged trees.

In other business

. Boelk declared July 11 as Upper Illinois Valley Relay for Life Day.

. The plan commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 24 to consider subdividing and rezoning property at 1315 Memorial Drive, the former site of Mendota Community Hospital. The property may be sold for retail use.

. Aldermen approved the purchase of a new squad car at a cost of $22,347.

. Bids for the street maintenance and resurfacing program will be opened Aug. 1. Plaza Drive road work bids should be ready for opening in mid-August and work completed later this year according to city engineer Ed King.

. A redevelopment agreement for the new McDonald's on Rt. 251 was approved. The construction is eligible as part of the Tax Increment Finance district. The project could qualify for up to $88,000 in tax incentives.

. Aldermen also approved the use of Veterans Park downtown for a Christian revival 5 8 p.m. July 21-27 sponsored by the Mendota Ministerial Committee. The Aaron Olsen 5k Color Me Run on Sept 14 also was approved at Lake Mendota park.

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