Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
February 26, 2013 10:16 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — At its meeting Monday, city council gave only a first reading to the resolution approving the 9-1-1 call center consolidation plan, but approved a resolution the increase admission fees at Hiawatha Waterpark/Pool.


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At a hearing before the regular meeting, council members raised several questions about the 9-1-1 plan, but at the end decided, since they have the time, to hold another hearing at the March 11 meeting to give the public more opportunity to ask questions or express their opinions.

Council has a deadline of April 12 to act on the consolidation issue.

Law Director Chip McConville explained that the consolidation plan has three basic rationales, the most important being that economic projections show that, with the present structure, the 9-1-1 system will be operating at a deficit by 2016, based on the income projected for the levy that supports 9-1-1. Consolidation will allow the same job to be done with fewer staff. Instead of two centers with two dispatchers at each, one center will have three dispatchers.

Response time will be improved by doing away with call transfers between the centers. All cell phone calls to 9-1-1 currently go through the center at the sheriff’s office, and those that need to go to the city dispatchers have to be transferred.

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2013 Season Aquatic Complex Rates

  Prior to April 30** May 1 - July 31 After August 1
  Resident*** Non-resident Resident*** Non-resident Resident*** Non-resident
Household membership* $180 $200 $200 $220 $65 $90
Individual (6-59) $85 $100 $95 $110 $45 $55
Children(1-5) $45 $60 $55 $70 $35 $45
Senior Citizens(60+) $50 $65 $60 $75 $40 $50

*Household membership: Anyone living within the same household (resident). Limit 4 people. $25 for each additional person above the 4 residing in the same household

**Payment must be postmarked prior to April 30, 2013 to receive discount price.

***Residents must live within Mount Vernon City School District

Absolutely no refunds for season or day passes.

Season Pass for Lap Swim $35.
Lap swims are from 11 a.m. - noon, Monday through Saturday

Daily Walk-in Rates

  Noon - 5p.m. After 5p.m.
Individual (6-59) $7 $5
Children (1-5) $4 $3
Senior Citizen (60+) $6 $4
Children (Under 1) Free Free
Source: City of Mount Vernon


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