VERNON - Vernon City Council approved a loan agreement with Washington County Board of County Commissioners.

At Monday's meeting, the council approved the agreement to accept a $28,000 loan from the county to make repairs and bring its water system up to date. The loan is set to be paid off within a year with revenue from fees generated at the plant itself.

With the system back up and running, it will allow for area sewer pumping businesses to have a local facility to use rather than driving to the closest plant in Port St. Joe, 90 miles away.

Also at the meeting, the council accepted a $31,685 bid from Mainstreet to do facility improvements at the Sportsplex. The council also approved to advertise bids for new CPA firm for audits.

Vernon City Council meets the first and third Monday at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 2808 Yellow Jacket Road.