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City of Mount Vernon ponders road equipment purchase

City Administrator Tony Stonecypher, center, watches the Asphalt Zipper in action  on Leftwich Street. The city is consider purchasing the equipment to repair streets.The Mount Vernon City Council is considering investment in a piece of road equipment called an Asphalt Zipper which is used to reclaim and reuse road materials. Administrator Tony Stonecypher brought the proposal to the council after seeing the equipment in operation. Pct. 4 Commissioner Sam Young has such a machine and demonstrated it  on the west end of Rutherford Street. For more information, see the May 16 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.