Request for additional patrol officer cut expected by city

A request to hire an additional patrol officer for the City of Mount Vernon Police Department and related equipment costs are expected to be cut from the list of large ticket and capital purchase items as the City Council makes most of its final adjustments before  proposing a tax rate and a budget for review at its meeting next Monday night. For more about the city’s budget, see the August 3 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.