Vernon council to decide on its zone on Monday

Published: Friday, September 20, 2013 at 09:56 AM.

“We are the only community along the north-south corridor that isn’t bridge limited,” Hawkins said. “We have great potential as an industrial site, and we already have water utilities in place, which gives us a great advantage.”

The Vernon City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

 Thursday, Everett was in Ebro, discussing possible Enterprise Zone expansion with members of the town council, who seemed less certain about the benefits of an expanded Enterprise Zone than their Vernon counterparts.

In Ebro, Everett suggested the expansion be made east along Highway 20, but council members voiced concerns about the many waterways in and around Ebro and the negative impact development could have on the environment.

“Because of the waterways and Karst formations, there are a lot of places here industry couldn’t build,” Everett said. “Besides, the state Department of Evironmental Protection wouldn’t let them build there.”

Everett told both councils that he had an engineering firm prepared to do the initial studies at no cost to the towns.

“So this will be no cost to the city?” asked Councilman Charles Scott.



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