City gets tough on illegal dumping

No Dumping signs have been placed near the brush burn pile on FM 21.Repeated illegal use by commercial firms, non-city residents, as well as those dumping of items other than brush and wood products has forced the City of Mount Vernon to close their site for brush and wood disposal south of the City Lake off FM 21.

Verbal warnings issued to those found dumping at the site have been ignored. The site is now off limits for dumping of any kind. See the July 25 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for the rest of this story.