MOUNT VERNON — Three committee meetings will precede Monday’s City Council session.

The first session, at 6 p.m., is scheduled as an executive session on personnel matter related to the contract providing for the defense of indigents by the Public Defender’s Office. However, the News has challenged the executive session status as the public defenders are not city employees.

The second session, from 6:15 to 6:35 p.m., is to discuss how the city will want to handle the possibility of stores dispensing medical marijuana.

A 10-minute hearing was planned for 6:45 p.m. to discuss modification of the Enterprise Zone agreement with Replex Plastics, but Mayor Richard Mavis said he was pulling the item from the agenda because the language for the changes is not ready.

From 6:45 to 7 p.m. council will continue the discussion of charter government ideas raised at the public meeting May 16.

From 7 to 7:15 p.m. council will continue the discussion of the rezoning of 660 N. Sandusky St. from residential to business. The owner of the lots next door plan to create a parking lot for the Amato’s Pizza restaurant to open there. The rezoning is on the night’s meeting agenda for second reading.

Other business coming before Council Monday includes:

•An ordinance directing the Safety-Service Director to sell the old service garage property on Ridgewood Avenue.

•An ordinance creating an alternate member for the Historical Review Commission.

•An ordinance establishing the hourly rate-of-pay for 2017 seasonal workers hired as part of the summer seasonal work program funded through an Ariel Corporation Grant. The pay will be $10.60 per hour.

•A resolution authorizing the auditor to make supplemental appropriations.


Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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