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Joshua Morrison/News After being read twice at City Council, an ordinance to allow deer hunting on 40 acres of private property was tabled indefinitely as nuisance permits are no longer issued by the state. Speaking at a committee meeting before the regular session are State Wildlife Officer Michael Budd, left, Granville Clerk of Council Mollie Prasher, center, and State Wildlife District 1 Wildlife Supervisor Gary Comer, right.

City shuts down hunting ordinance

City Council killed an ordinance adding 40 acres off Vernon View Drive to area inside the city where bow hunting for deer is allowed with the issuance of nuisance permits, but only after a 30-minute committee meeting and confusion by council over what they were doing.

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Joshua Morrison/News Arms of An Angel President Dave Culbertson, left, presents a check to Mount Vernon Police Chief Roger Monroe during City Council Monday. Arms of An Angel was able to raise money to purchase another police K-9 dog for the department. The police chief updated council on the currently active dog, Laya, and her first day on the job.

Council to inject ideas on use for money

At the urging of First Ward Councilman Sam Barone, City Council Monday agreed to have a work session at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, to discuss how the budget should be approached in the wake of the voters’ approval of the 1/2 percent income tax increase.

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