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City approvess reimbursement for installation of pressure pumps

The reimbursement of $12,886 for costs related to the installation of pumps to increase the water pressure available to the Zambaka USA facilities in Mount Vernon was approved by members of the Mount Vernon City Council in their January meeting.

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Property tax deadline nears, payment options available

Franklin County Tax Assessor / Collector Sue Ann Harper wants to make sure county residents know 14 days remain to pay their property taxes without additional penalties.

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Shotgun purchase questioned, phone maintenance approved

Questions were raised about the proper tracking of funds used to purchase shotguns from 2018 funds in the budget for the constable’s office in the Thursday and

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Keith Stretcher sworn into 11th Court of Appeals

Keith StretcherKeith Stretcher, formerly of Saltillo, was sworn in for the 11th Court of Appeals Friday, January 11. He was appointed to the post by Gov. Greg Abbott.

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City to approach ordinances involving signage in phases

Shannon Ostertags speaks to City Council  members about the sign ordinance.A full house at the Mount Vernon City Council, which was primarily in favor of changes proposed to the current alcohol ordinance to allow additional signage at local establishments, made their voices heard at the Monday night meeting.

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Facade grant funding expansion, new scholarship proposed

The expansion of funding for facade grants administered through the Mount Vernon Main Street program and a scholarship for Mount Vernon High School graduates were proposed to the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors at their January meeting.

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Initial request made for county to assume road maintance

The Franklin County Commissioners received an initial request to provide road maintenance for a short stretch of road off CR SE4312. It was made by Peggy Lilly, one of several residents living along that roadway.

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Contract with Carollo to be executed for PER on dam needs

A contract with Carollo Engineers, Inc. was ordered executed with the Franklin County Water District pending the review of documents by the district’s attorney at the January meeting of the district’s board of directors.

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Six cases handled during December

Six cases were handled  by Franklin County Judge Scott Lee during December. There were five dismissals and one conviction. For a listing of the cases and their dispositions, see the January 10 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.