(MT. VERNON, IL) — The Mt. Vernon City Council met Monday evening. Among items on the agenda, the Council heard and accepted low bids from Haier Plumbing and Heating of Okawville for both the Harlan and Brownsville Roads storm sewer project for $191,421.90, and for the East Last Street storm sewer project for $217,033.30. The City Manager requested a final reallocation of funds for the 2016-17 Fiscal Year budget and requested permission to seek bids for resurfacing Richview Road, both of which were approved and adopted; re-opened discussion on leaf burning, and provided updates on the 7th Street rail crossing and the Public Utilities Committee. The City Attorney gave a second reading of ordinances regarding an amendment to the rules of public participation to remove a time limit for number of speakers and adds a public forum to the end of the meeting which was approved, and gave a first reading of an ordinance amending the number of liquor license creating a restaurant license for Funblasters.