MOUNT VERNON — Five committee meetings, highlighted by the third portion of Area Development Foundation VP Jeff Gottke’s presentation about the downtown enhancement plan, will open the Mount Vernon City Council session Monday.
Gottke’s presentation at the March 11 meeting described the basics of the plan, the March 25 presentation described the design of the plan and Monday’s session will look at how the plan can be implemented, including cost estimates.
The evening will start at 5:25 p.m. with a 20-minute executive session of the Streets and Buildings Committee on property acquisition, followed by a 10-minute session of the Finance and Budget Committee on support for the Area Development Foundation.
Gottke’s presentation will last 30 minutes, starting at 5:55 p.m. and then an Ariel-Foundation Park update for the Parks and Lands Committee will last 20 minutes.
A public hearing of the Planning and Zoning Committee on the Vacant Property Registry will last 30 minutes.
Two significant purchases are on the legislative agenda. One is a resolution authorizing the Safety Service Director to purchase a new Emergency Medical Services ambulance for the Fire Department through the state’s Cooperative Purchase Plan. The other authorizes the Safety Service Director to purchase a new IBAK Rapid View Sewer Camera, also through the Cooperative Purchase Plan.
Other items on Monday’s agenda include:
•A resolution authorizing the Safety Service Director to apply to the Ohio Department of Transportation for Transportation Alternatives Program funding for a multi-use path (sidewalk) along Mansfield Avenue.
•A resolution confirming the Mayor’s appointment of Diane Goodrich of Woodlake Trail to the Knox County General Health District Board, completing the unexpired term of Kelly Bailey.
•A resolution authorizing the Safety Service Director to enter a contract with the Central Ohio Technical College to allow COTC to continue to use the parking lot at the northeast corner of Ohio Avenue and Gay Streets.
•A resolution authorizing the city auditor to pay bills from 2018.
•A resolution authorizing the auditor to pay bills pursuant to “then and now” certification.
•A resolution authorizing the auditor to transfer funds.
•A resolution authorizing the auditor to make supplemental appropriations, including an $8,791 grant to Municipal Court Probation for the MERIT Drug Program.
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