MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon City Council approved emergency legislation Monday night to allow the city, in partnership with the Woodward Development Corp., to apply for a Downtown Tier 3 Community Block Development Grant.



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6 Responses to “City, Woodward apply for $200,000 grant”

  1. willieboy

    The Woodward has all ready recieved three million dollars from the public, how much more do they need.

  2. Alumni

    Dear Knoxcat, 100% of your tax dollar goes to payment of the interest on Federal Borrowing which finances the Grant which is nothing other than debt. Next time you write a check to pay a Federal Income tax carefully inspect the endorsement on your returned check or go online and read the history of the purpose of the tax.

  3. miriam st. jean

    alumni – it’s a grant – not a loan – no “debt” – and if you have suggestions on how to further improve a local arts festival that brings in visitor dollars to the community, do let us know…………and when you’ll be setting up office


  4. Erasmus

    Ok, I understand that this will supposedly cost the City nothing. What I don’t get is how it’s a City emergency to help a private land owner to fix up their place.

  5. Knoxcat

    My understanding of a grant is that it is not borrowing. it is given money. Plus something like this is getting some of our tax dollars back.

  6. Alumni

    More borrowing—-more debt—-Your tab—-Is’nt government wonderful?