MOUNT VERNON — With 2010 ready to come to a close, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis reported on several issues being reviewed by city officials as well as other projects occurring this winter.
The brick street project continues as city employees work through the cold weather to replace bricks and curbing on Vine and McArthur streets.
“Because of the cold weather, they have made a plastic cover to shield against the weather and can be moved as they go,” Mavis said.
This shield will allow workers to pour concrete along the curbs, sidewalks and driveways as they re-brick areas of the streets.
The project also involves trimming shade trees along these streets as well as prepare for the future replacement of several trees come spring. The city plans to remove the trees along McKenzie Street, between Chestnut Street and Sugar Street. However, the re-bricking on McKenzie Street will not take place until mid-February when the weather warms up. Mavis explained this portion of the project is a complete rebuild and requires the replacement of water and wastewater lines. When the project takes place, a month and a half from now, the road will be closed for a time to complete the task.