MOUNT VERNON — The licensing of trash haulers in the city is going well, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis said.
The city, as of July 1, requires trash haulers to be licensed and inspected by city officials. The Knox County Health Department used to do the inspections, but now the city has taken over responsibility.
Mavis said that so far 31 permits have been issued for trucks operating within the city limits. He said those trucks represent eight different companies.
Mavis also said there are 12 additional trucks set to be inspected.
The mayor attended a meeting with members of Columbus 2020. With the redistricting of the state, Mount Vernon and Knox County will now fall in the Columbus region instead of Mansfield and the organization covers economic development activities in the 10-county area.