By , Managing Editor
Mount Vernon News

MOUNT VERNON — The proposed property maintenance ordinance will go through some simple changes before being presented at the next City Council meeting after Monday’s two-hour review session.

The meeting, which was well attended by property owners, allowed council members and administration the opportunity to discuss concerns regarding the recent updates and suggested tweaks that can be made to fix language to create a more concise ordinance.

In response to property owner concerns, council agreed to extend a 10-day time frame to allow tenants or landlords the opportunity to correct violations such as tall grass or appliances and furniture in the front yard. The agreement will make all such references consistent throughout the ordinance.

Claude Gates, a rental property owner, said he felt a “great working relationship” between the city and property owners was developed throughout the process.

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