MT. VERNON — The newest park shelter at Veterans Memorial Park is slated for completion Friday."They are installing the roof panels today," said Mt. Vernon Parks and Facilities Director George Bryant on Wednesday. "They will then be dealing with the guttering system and completing some electrical work."The shelter replaces the wooden shelter structure which was torn down earlier this year."The older facility had wood construction and its life span had run its course," Bryant said. "The concrete flooring had broken and buckled to the point it was not able to be repaired."After demolition, the city went out for bids to build a new shelter, but bids came in higher than anticipated. City officials decided to bid out the materials and have city employees complete the work."It's a steel frame building with galvanized roof panels," Bryant said. "It has a concrete floor. ... I think the community will be very pleased with the new construction."The shelter will have water and electricity, and new fixtures have been installed. The Parks and Recreation Department have been reserving the shelter, and had only discontinued accepting reservations during the time when construction was expected. "We're going to be on schedule with completion, in time for the long weekend," Bryant said. A ribbon cutting for the shelter is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
In an article regarding the Rend Lake Conservancy District appointment, the River Conservancy Act was cited indicating the Jefferson County Board’s advice and consent was necessary for the appointment being made at this time. According to informationContinued ...
Cove Connection helps local parents
MT. VERNON — 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.Organizers say the free program is open to any Mt. Vernon area parentsContinued ...
County finds salt supplier
MT. VERNON — A national salt shortage has left many county engineers in Southern Illinois scrambling for supplies.A special meeting of the Jefferson County Board was held Thursday night to address the issue.County Engineer Brandon Simmons explained CContinued ...
Farrington school pursues Internet upgrade
BLUFORD — Farrington Grade School is upgrading to a wireless Internet system as part of a two-phase project to improve educational opportunities for students.The ongoing effort involves the district moving from a T1 line system to a wireless system.Continued ...
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 ...
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- Collins appointed to RLCD
- Christmas inthe Park revived
- MVTHS holds pre-bid meeting
- County Board calls last minute meeting
- MVTHS to hold pre-bid meeting
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- Alleged arsonist pleads innocent
- Deer hunting changes released
- Bridge letting Aug. 1