(MT. VERNON, IL) — The Mt. Vernon City Council met Monday in a special meeting. Among items on the agenda, The council heard bid results for demolition of 9 residential properties within the city of Mt. Vernon and approved the bid from Heck’s Excavating for $43,455. The City Attorney approved a rezoning ordinance for property at Continental Tire located at 11525 North Illinois Route 142 from AG-General Agriculture to I2-General Industrial., as well as a six month moratorium on granting variances on minimum floor area for residential units established by Article 21 of the zoning code. Also, authorization was granted for a sale of municipal surplus vehicles and approved a tax increment redevelopment agreement with Menard, Inc., which will be for $1.87 million in funding.