(MT. VERNON, IL) — The Mt. Vernon City Council is scheduled to meet this evening at 7 p.m. Among items on the agenda, the Council will hear a request from the City Manager to waive bidding requirements for new industrial park signage. The City Attorney will give second readings of an ordinance annexing real estate to the City of Mt. Vernon, of an ordinance authorizing the sale of municipal property located adjacent to S. 42nd Street, and a resolution approving the naming of the new industrial park. The Council will swear in the newly elected mayor and city council officials. They will read a resolution requesting IDOT approval for a temporary closure of Illinois Route 15 for the Salute TO Freedom Fireworks on July 4, 2017. The mayor will appoint Shirilyn Holt to the Mt. Vernon City Housing Authority Board to replace Brad Henson and appoint a blue ribbon committee for the study of public utilities system. Finally, the Council will make motions directing the city manager to draft an ordinance amending public forum rules of participation, amending the open burning ordinance, and necessary measures for opening the South 7th Street rail crossing. The meeting will be held at the Rolland W. Lewis Community Building.