MOUNT VERNON — The old American National Can property should soon be in city hands. On Monday’s City Council agenda for third reading is a resolution accepting the donation of the property from Pechiney Plastic Packaging Inc., (now Rio Tinto).

The measure has been on the agenda anticipating the arrival of the “covenant not to sue” from Rio Tinto to close out the project to clean up the property. Mayor Richard Mavis announced Thursday the document has arrived.

Also on the agenda for final approval is the ordinance altering the makeup and functioning of the water/wastewater appeals board. The major change will be to reduce the board to three members instead of five: The Utilities director, the Safety-Service director and the city engineer.

Four resolutions appointing people to various boards and commissions are on the agenda for first reading, but could be passed as emergencies. They include reappointing Nancy Vail to the board of trustees of the Knox County Convention and Visitors Bureau; reappointing Susan Kahrl to the Heritage Center Association; confirming the reappointment of George Curry to the Taxicab Board for a three-year term, and confirming the mayor’s reappointment of Marilyn Nagy to the Shade Tree and Beautification Commission for a three-year term.

On the agenda for second reading are a resolution authorizing the safety-service director to arrange for bid and the purchase of three new police vehicles and authorization to enter a contract with CT Consultants for engineering design services related to the Pleasant Street to Coshocton Avenue waterline loop project and the Parrot Street South Main Street intersection improvement project.

On the agenda for first reading is a resolution authorizing the Safety-Service director to take bids for the sale of 12 pallets of sand. Utilities Director Matthias Orndorf said this is sand left over from the last rebuild of the filter beds. The sand is too old to use for the filters and has been getting in the way of other stored materials, but is too valuable to give away.

Resolutions authorizing the auditor to pay some latearriving bills, to transfer funds between accounts and make supplemental appropriations are on the agenda for second reading.


Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews



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