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Joshua Morrison/News The remodeling of the city law director’s office was one of many projects the Mount Vernon Engineering Department worked on during 2018.

Construction dominates engineering work

The city’s Engineering Department has responsibilities ranging from the construction of public projects to mapping and record retention, but it’s the construction projects that get the most attention throughout the year.

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More info wanted in gated community rezoning

The Municipal Planning Commission Thursday, after more than an hour of discussion, opted to delay making any decision on the rezoning request before it until more information could be obtained on several questions.

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Joshua Morrison/News Receiving awards on Wednesday at the annual Knox Development Disabilities luncheon are from left, Tiffany Cagnon, Dedication Award; Debbie Flack, Kristi White and Erica Newton with the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County received one of two Community Awards; Justin Newell, with Kenyon Athletic Center, received the Employer Award; Joceyln Gilardi was the recipient of the Individual Spotlight Award; Terri Pribonic was given the Local Hero Award, and Malinda Levenings and Cheyenne Caynor of Premier Theaters 7 were recipients of the Community Award.

Contributing to fuller lives for residents

Stories of people with developmental disabilities living richer lives with the help of new technology and the presentation of annual awards by the Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities highlighted the board’s annual Awareness Luncheon.

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Joshua Morrison/News This portion of Columbus Road was identified by the city as one of the 20 streets most in need of repair. It, along with other streets, are scheduled to be addressed this year, but budget restraints mean the remaining 10 of the 20 streets will have to wait.

City sets street paving list for 2019

The street paving program for 2019 targets 10 streets for resurfacing or repairs. The city has allocated about $400,000 for resurfacing, although the needs are much greater.

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Joshua Morrison/News The former Mount Vernon Middle School building on North Mulberry Street will have its property tax foreclosure case heard by the Board of Revision on March 13.

Old Mount Vernon school fate still up in air

The old Mount Vernon Middle School on Mulberry Street is still on schedule to be the first delinquent tax case to be considered by the Board of Revision, but that won’t happen when it meets at 2 p.m. today.

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Joshua Morrison/News To fund its share of the Mount Vernon Avenue bridge replacement project, city council on Monday approved the sale of bonds in the amount of $2.6 million. The total project is expected to cost $6.8 million.

City to sell bonds for bridge project

City Council Monday approved an emergency ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of $2.6 million in bonds to pay the city’s share of the $6.8 million Mount Vernon Avenue bridge replacement project.

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