MENDOTA — Mendota City Council welcomed a new alderman and, with some stipulations, approved the hiring of a new full-time-firefighter Monday.
The city council voted 6-0 to approve Mayor David Boelk’s appointment of a new 2nd Ward aldermen. Leo Hochstatter took the oath of office from city attorney Mike Guilfoyle to take the seat of John Pierson, who passed away last month while still actively serving the city.
The council approved the hiring of Dalton Huftel as a full-time firefighter, as long as he passes four specific examinations.
Retiring police officer Mike Long appeared before the council to express gratitude to the city for employing him for his entire police career.
No residents made comments at a 6 p.m. public hearing that was required before the city could take action on an annexation agreement and annexation of property south of U.S. 52 on the northeast corner of town for Mike and Catherine Wasmer.
The council voted 7-0 to approve a conditional use permit for Total Biological Solutions to do business blending agricultural nutrients at 705 Sixth St.
Engineering consultant Andy Washelesky said residents may see flagmen from the railroad present to slow down trains this week where the city is performing an emergency repair to a water line and boring under the BNSF tracks at Ninth Avenue.
After months of work, the council updated its occupancy permit rules.
The council approved a Class H liquor license for Delao Celebrations.