(MT. VERNON, IL) — Mt. Vernon City Council met Monday evening. Among items on the agenda, the council heard from the City Manager and approved permission requests to seek bids for an outdoor chemical storage building and for fireworks for the Annual 4th of July Salute to Freedom Celebration. The council also approved waiving bidding procedures to install cured in place piping of a sewer line. The council also heard the City Attorney give a first reading of an ordinance annexing real estate to the city of Mt. Vernon located adjacent to the new industrial park.