(Mountain View) – The Mountain View City Council met Monday evening and swore in new alderman Jeff Wade and returning alderman Larry David. Wade replaces Dave Cattell, who has been involved with the city for over 50 years.
At the meeting, Mayor Patrick Reed talked about Cattell’s service to the city in various capacities, and presented him with a plaque on behalf of the city.
In old business, Mayor Reed discussed an electric rate increase for commercial businesses that wasn’t addressed at the previous meeting. The 11.7% increase was the same for commercial customers as it was for residents. It was unanimously approved. A new consulting firm for the airport was also selected at the meeting.
Spring clean up week was also announced to be April 22-26. That week, the city will collect the extra items on the residents’ normal trash day. Blue recycling bags can be picked up at city hall. Brush will be picked up as well that week, and any brush should be separated from other trash. Only a two-yard limit, or about a pick up truck full, will be collected. No hazardous waste like paint or motor oil will be collected.
Mayor Reed said that Bay, Park, Jackson and East 5th Streets are scheduled to be paved this season, and some utility work needs to be done in the area.
More on the council meeting will be in our newscasts Thursday.