City street repairs to begin soon

Repairs to Elberta, Robin Way and Red Bird streets are expected to begin by the end of March at an estimated cost of $110,173, City Administrator Tina Rose reported to the Mount Vernon City Council at their Monday night meeting.

“We were hoping to do more; however, the contractor whom we worked with before increased his quote for the same work almost $15,000 on one street over his quote given less than a year ago,” Mrs. Rose said Tuesday. For more information about this planned work and other topics discussed at the City Council meeting, see the March 15 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.