MOUNT VERNON — Information on a connector route that will run the Kokosing Gap Trail under South Main Street will be presented to Mount Vernon City Council at its meeting Monday.

The route will pass under South Main through the south arch of the viaduct. It will follow a gradual slope down beginning on the depot side of South Main.

Council has a resolution before it for first reading, in which the city asks approval to advertise for bids and enter into a contract for the project.

Other business before council includes a third reading to amend the city’s trash hauler ordinance to include revisions regarding recycling. Mayor Dick Mavis has sought to clarify language that requires trash haulers to provide recycling as part of their overall residential package, rather than on an optional, ala carte basis.

Mavis had hoped that the council would pass the amended ordinance at their last meeting, in time for scheduled inspection of trash haulers Nov. 18. However, Councilmember Mike Hillier said he had further questions regarding whether recycling had to be picked up at least once a week, citing rules from the Knox County Health Department.

The city canceled the Nov. 18 inspections.

Mavis said he has spoken with the health department, but is not sure if he will have an answer for Hillier at Monday’s meeting.

Council will further hear information on the donation of a Mount Vernon Fire and EMS Department ambulance to the Knox County Career Center. The ambulance will go to KCCC’s fire/EMS training program, Mavis said.

Committee hearings begin at 6 p.m. and are scheduled to conclude at 7:15 p.m. Council will reconvene into its legislative session at 7:30 p.m.

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