Chuck Martin/News At Monday’s City Council meeting, Mayor Richard Mavis presents John Owens with his Volunteer of the Year Award. The awards were presented at First Friday on Sept. 1, but Owens was unable to attend.

MOUNT VERNON — The City of Mount Vernon has taken its first steps to “borrow” money from itself to help offset a shortfall in funding for 2017.

Monday night, City Council approved, as an emergency, a resolution authorizing the auditor to transfer $4,515 in funds into County Auditor Deductions from the TIF Improvements account, $5,000 from Water Reserve into Vehicle Maintenance and $10,000 from Fire Equipment into Fire-Maintenance of Equipment.

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