Vernon considers seeking $600,000 grant

Published: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 02:49 PM.

“Most of the time, these grants are used for housing or infrastructure,” Fox said. “One of the projects we are looking at with the engineers involves sewer and water line improvements.”

Following the public meeting, the regular meeting began and the council discussed approving the interlocal agreement with the Washington County Library.

“One thing in here that concerns me is the agreement says we’ll clean the library,” Council President Tina Sloan said.

At the time the interlocal agreement was being struck, the city had an extra employee, but that position is no longer filled, Mayor Michelle Cook said.

The council agreed to table the agreement until the county could be contacted and the cleaning situation discussed.

The council also approved $500 Christmas bonuses for the city’s three employees for a total expense of $1,500.

“Thank you for all the work you do for the city,” Hawkins told Deputy Clerk Karen Dodd and Public Works Director Gerald Ward, both of whom were at the meeting. The city’s third employee, Ronald Wood, was not in attendance. “Tell Ronald thank you for us as well,” Hawkins said.

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