MOUNT VERNON — City council is going on road trip Monday. They won’t be going far, but at 6 p.m. they will pile in the mayor’s van and visit the street garage and wastewater garage, then travel down Plum Alley behind the Mount Vernon Nazarene University facility on South Main Street.
Mayor Richard Mavis said he thought some of the new council members may not have been at either of the garages before and it might help them to visit the buildings that would be replaced if the city builds the new utility garage the administration is proposing.
He said council might also find it helpful to take a first-hand look at the alley that has been the subject of much debate recently over which direction traffic in the alley will move.
At 6:45 p.m., The Employee and Community Relations Committee, chaired by John Francis, will meet to hear comments about raising the wages of seasonal employees to conform to the new minimum wage levels.
At 7 p.m. the Planning and Zoning Committee, chaired by Nancy Vail, will meet to discuss whether the city needs legislation governing garage sales. No measure is on the ballot. Mavis said council has discussed the issue before, but hasn’t done anything on the subject.
The only legislation on Monday’s agenda will be a measure authorizing the financing of the new utility garage, the seasonal worker wage measure and second reading on the inventory legislation.