Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
January 14, 2014 11:28 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon City Council opened a new session Monday night by adopting legislation that organizes council and approving appointments for several area boards.

During the organizational meeting, John Fair was appointed president pro-tem, meaning he will serve as council president in the event president Bruce Hawkins is unable to attend.

Council members have elected to maintain their current committees which include:

Utilities — Sam Barone (chair), Janis Seavolt (ranking chair), Mike Hillier and John Francis.

Employee & Community Relations — Francis (chair), Susan Kahrl (ranking chair), Fair and Nancy Vail.

Parks & Lands — Kahrl (chair), Francis (ranking chair), Barone and Hillier.

Streets/Public Buildings – Fair (chair), Vail (ranking chair), Seavolt and Kahrl.

Fire/Police/Civil Defense — Seavolt (chair), Fair (ranking chair), Kahrl and Barone.

Finance/Budget — Hillier (chair), Barone (ranking chair), Vail and Seavolt.

Planning/Zoning — Vail (chair), Hillier (ranking chair), Francis and Fair.

Council will meet on the second and fourth Monday of the month, except in June, July and August, when meetings will take place only on the fourth Monday. The only exception for the year is the May 27 meeting which will take place on a Tuesday due to Memorial Day. All legislative meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall.

Council approved the appointment of the following individuals: Brett Wiley to the Board of Trustees of the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County; Mike Hillier to the Board of Directors of the Heritage Centre Association; Nancy Vail to the Board of Trustees of the Knox County Convention and Visitors Bureau; and Tom Karako to the Water and Wastewater Commission.




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