MOUNT VERNON — City Council will jump straight into what happens following the passage of the 1/2 percent income tax increase with a Finance and Budget Committee meeting at 5:55 p.m. Monday.

Mayor Richard Mavis said he has the feeling council wants to move quickly on some of the priorities they had listed when the tax was proposed.

It is earmarked for police, fire and emergency services, which will free other General Fund money for city operations.

Hiring three firefighters and a police officer are probably first on the list. Mavis said he has talked briefly to Fire Chief Chad Christopher and Civil Service Administrator Tony deIulius.

“We’ll need to schedule tests, so it will probably be February before we can interview candidates,” he said.

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