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.
Farrington Grade School pursues Internet upgrade
Farrington Grade School is upgrading to a wireless Internet system to improve network speeds and offer more learning opportunities for students.Continued ...
Cove Connection to begin next round of parenting classes
The Cove Connection Community Parenting Group will begin its next round of mentoring classes Aug. 5, and local parents still have time to sign up for the next session.Continued ...
Collins appointed to RLCD
MT. VERNON — Perhaps the third time will be the charm for County Chairman Robert White in appointing a trustee to the Rend Lake Conservancy District.White announced during a special meeting conducted by the County Board on Thursday night he has appoiContinued ...
Christmas inthe Park revived
MT. VERNON — After a year hiatus, the Christmas in the Park program will be back this holiday season.“We skipped last year,” said coordinator Don Bigham. “We couldn’t get a chairperson. I was occupied, Gene Tucker was occupied and no one was able toContinued ...
MVTHS holds pre-bid meeting
MT. VERNON — Roughly 40 trade contractors attended a special pre-bid meeting Thursday to learn more about the ongoing rebidding of the new proposed Mt. Vernon Township High School.The informal session gave potential bidders an overview of the newly rContinued ...
- County Board calls last minute meeting
- MVTHS to hold pre-bid meeting
- Alleged arsonist pleads innocent
- Deer hunting changes released
- Bridge letting Aug. 1
- United Way selects theme
- MVTHS gears up for semester
- Clinical trial proves positive
- Gold Wing Rally to visit
- Republic adjusts first bill
- Farrington Grade School pursues Internet upgrade