Joshua Morrison/News A crew from Progress Rail, Albertville, Alabama, are working on rewiring the railroad signals on Parrott Street on Wednesday afternoon. The railroad signals will work with the crosswalk and traffic signals to keep travelers safe.

Railroad crossing project coming along

There have been a few snags, but improvements for the railroad crossing at Parrott and South Main streets will make things safer for motorists and pedestrians, Mount Vernon City officials said Friday.

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Joshua Morrison/News Bruce Malek, a member of the Stormwater Advisory Committee speaks during a public meeting Monday attended by Mount Vernon residents who could be assessed for repairs to the Knox Cattleman's Dam. To accommodate the large crowd, city council held the meeting at the Station Break.

More hearings to follow dam hearing

An amended ordinance that would allow tax liens for delinquent assessment payments on stormwater improvements ended up dominating Mount Vernon City Council’s Monday meeting, which followed a public hearing on another piece of controversial legislation concerning how to pay for repairs to the Knox Cattleman’s Dam.

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