Mt. Vernon Register-News


January 4, 2014

City to receive award

MT. VERNON — Officials from Tnemec Co., will be at Monday’s City Council meeting to officially recognize the Times Square Water Tower, which was voted as Tank of the Year.

Nearly 200 water tanks and towers from across the country were contenders for the honor, with the winner gracing the cover of the 2014 Tnemec Tanks calendar. The company which painted the tower, TriKote Industrial Coatings, LLC., nominated the tank for the contest.

It was announced in November that Mt. Vernon had won the contest, with Mayor Mary Jane Chesley saying, “This is an extreme honor for the city of Mt. Vernon to receive this national recognition. It’s also recognition for the planning and teamwork it took to get the water tower completed.”

The tower is the first edifice to show the city’s new logo and brand prominently, and was recommended by the Brand Leadership Team, part of the city’s 2012 rebranding project.

In addition to receiving the recognition, council will:

n Hear a request to seek bids for construction of a storage building at the Mt. Vernon Police Range;

n Hear a capital projects report from City Projects Manager Nathan McKenna and City Engineer Brad Ruble; and

n Discuss a resolution approving an amendment to the engineering agreement for the North 42nd Street reconstruction project.

The City Council will meet 7 p.m. Monday at the Rolland W. Lewis Community Building at Veterans Park.

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