MOUNT VERNON — The city of Mount Vernon and Knox County have received official word that they will receive significant grants in 2019. The city and county received unofficial word in September that the grants would be awarded.
The city was notified by the Ohio Development Services Agency that it will receive the $500,000 Neighborhood Revitalization grant that was announced in September. The grant will help install a new park and conduct general park improvements; resurface 6,500 linear feet of road, replace 8,000 linear feet of curbs, replace 4,200 linear feet of sidewalk and install 17 curb cuts; install eight fire hydrants and replace nine water valves; install 920 linear feet of storm sewer and 16 catch basins; and install 750 linear feet of waterline and a water fountain in the northwest part of the city.
The sidewalks will improve safety for students walking to Dan Emmett School.
The area affected is generally bounded by Mansfield Avenue, Curtis and Charles Streets, Marion Street and Jones Street.
The county grant is a $480,000 Critical Infrastructure grant to replace the truss bridge on Parrot Road in Clinton Township with a reinforced concrete bridge.