MT. VERNON — The City Council will be asked to declare several city owned properties as surplus in preparation of selling them."We periodically declare equipment and property as surplus," said City Manager Ron Neibert. "With our properties, the goal is to alleviate the responsibility and costs of maintaining and mowing them, to recoup some of the expenses of having them declared dangerous and dilapidated and to further return the property to the real estate tax rolls."Properties which will be discussed during the City Council meeting on Monday night are 510 Grand St., 2100 College St., 430 S. 18th St., 231 Opdyke Ave., 2404 Forest ST., 112 N. 12th St., 1201 Veterans Memorial Dr., 2814 Cherry St., 429 S. 22nd St., 317 Herbert St., and 712 S. 15th St."We will be having the various departments with the city look at each of the properties to determine if the city has further need to keep them," Neibert added. "For example, the Public Works Department may decide a property needs to be retained to create a storm sewer."If the council declares the properties as surplus, Neibert said plans are to take active bids sometime in the next 30 days. In other business, the council will:Hear a financing quote for a roll-off truck;Hear quote results for financing of a fire pumper;Hear bid results for the purchase of street maintenance material; Hold a second reading on an ordinance amending the ordinance regarding the number of Mt. Vernon Police Department captains;Hear a first reading on an ordinance to declare financing for a roll-off truck to be bank qualified for tax exemption;Hold a public hearing and first reading on an ordinance authorizing vacating an alley requested by Central Christian Church and Doris McGinnis; andDiscuss a Tax Increment Financing inducement resolution with Frank Barlotta regarding 815 through 819 Jordan Street, located in the Downtown TIF district.The city council will meet 7 p.m. Monday at the Rolland W. Lewis Community Building at Veterans Park.
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