Mt. Vernon City Council To Meet

(MT. VERNON, IL) — The Mt. Vernon City Council will meet this evening. Among items on the agenda, the city manager will request permission to seek bids for the Peek, Last, and Rufus Streets Storm Sewer projects, as well as the Brownsville & Harlan Road storm sewer project, the Lake Terrace Northeast resurfacing project, and the South 28th Street sanitary sewer project. The City Attorney will give a second reading of an ordinance annexing real estate to the City of Mt. Vernon, a pair of rezoning ordinances, a first reading of an ordinance revising open burning, a resolution approving a subordination agreement with SBA Financing related to the Weedy Acres LLC Development, and a resolution relating to participation by elected officials in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. The Mayor will announce the reappointments of Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Sargent as the Emergency Management Agency Coordinator and Chris Mendenhall to the Police Pension Board. He will also present the Mt. Vernon Police Department Merit Award to Sergeant Koontz and Detective Haney. Finally, the Council will discuss the opening of the 7th Street rail crossing and a motion directing city managers to draft an ordinance repealing the public utilities capital improvement fee before the council goes into executive session. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Rolland W. Lewis Community Building.