Mt. Vernon City Council Met Monday

(MT. VERNON, IL) — The Mt. Vernon City Council held their meeting Monday night.  Among items on the agenda, the council rejected bid results for Lincoln Park concessions and later approved an agreement with Jefferson County Sports Authority for concessions.  A low bid for waterproofing the City Hall basement from Helitech for $36,000 was approved.  The City Manager requested and was granted permission to seek bids for Fourth of July Salute to Freedom fireworks display and to replace the approach pavement to Fire Station 1 engine bays, to seek quotes to replace the awning on the west entry of City Hall, and to close Pauline Street from 10th Street to 9th Street on April 22nd for the purpose of Route 37 performance. The City Attorney gave second readings concerning annexation of real estate, an ordinance concerning manufactured homes, which were both tabled. Approval was given for ordinances concerning the sale of fireworks, approving the rezoning of property, and approving a conditional use to allow a dwelling unit in relation to funeral home operations at 601 S. 42nd Street, as well as resolutions approving a contract for professional services with Peckham, Guyton, Albers, & Viets, Inc. related to the North 44th Street Business District. Also approved, was an agreement with Westport Pools for grate installation at the Aquatic Zoo, a proposal from Black & Sons Construction related to work at Park Plaza Shopping Center, and acceptance of a grant from the Illinois Housing Development Authority’s Trust Fund Home Accessibility Program. Finally, Mayor Mary Jane Chesley proclaimed Arbor Day to be held on April 28th.