Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
December 7, 2013 12:04 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — With the year winding down and most major projects completed or nearing so, the city is looking ahead to what will be on the table for 2014.

But first, the Street Department was getting ready Friday for the weekend’s predicted snow and ice.

Street Superintendent Dave Carpenter said crews were in at 4 a.m. to do a little salting and get ready for the bad weather expected in the afternoon.

A shipment of 50 tons of salt was received, to go with the 300 tons the city had on hand, Carpenter said. The six trucks that handle the plowing and salting were ready to go and crews were ready to work shifts from 4 p.m. to midnight and midnight to 8 a.m.

The weather was expected to ease off today, so that if another snowfall comes Sunday as predicted, crews will be rested and ready to go, Carpenter said.

At his Friday news briefing, Mayor Richard Mavis said the biggest project for the coming year will probably be the paving program during the second half of the summer.

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