EDC, City okays rental assistance for martial arts studio

The Mount Vernon City Council followed the recommendation of its Economic Development Corporation board and approved a rental assistance grant for Oscar Cruz, doing business as Mount Vernon Martial Arts at 506 W. Main St. in Mount Vernon.

Under the program, Mr. Cruz was approved for up to $6,300 in rental assistance over the next 18 months. See the October 26 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more about action taken at the city council meeting.