MOUNT VERNON — For almost 12 years, the city of Mount Vernon has been looking for a way to build a combined garage and service building for the Street Department, the Water and Wastewater departments and the meter readers. Now the city is going to start moving on the project.
“This is a big project,” Mayor Richard Mavis said. “It’s been a long time coming.”
He explained that since the water treatment plant was built, the city has wanted to build a garage/storage building/workshop to house the street and utility crews, but hasn’t had the money.
“We put $200,000 in the budget last year for planning,” he said, “but we couldn’t add to it this year.”
City Engineer Cameron Keaton met in September with representatives of the architectural firm Marr, Knapp and Crawfis to come up with a plan for what the city needs.