Grinding began Friday morning to make way for paving on Venture Drive near the Knox Village Square shopping center. Mount Vernon Safety-Service Director Dave Glass stated, “This is not a permanent fix but a pretty significant fix.” The city owns three-fourths of the drive being paved which is being paid through the city’s Tax Increment Funding District. They will also pay up front for the remaining portion which is owned by Mount Vernon Partners Limited with reimbursement scheduled at a later date. Paving is to take place early next week with intermittent closures of Venture Drive. Cost for the city’s portion of the paving is $32,400, while the remaining portion’s bill is $14,480.