MOUNT VERNON — It was a story of the good, the bad and the ugly during Saturday’s budget hearing with Mount Vernon City Council and administration.
Personal income tax collection during 2016 was up by $368,629 over what was collected in 2015, said City Auditor Terry Scott.
That bit of information was about the only positive note during the nearly four-hour meeting that included council members Sam Barone, John Francis, Bruce Hawkins, Susan Kahrl, Janis Seavolt and Nancy Vail; andMayor Richard Mavis, Safety-Service Director Joel Daniels and Scott. Council members John Fair and John Booth were absent.
There’s a lot of it.
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