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Disaster Relief 

Click link to find help with costs of the recent storm damage and flooding. This information is for anyone who suffered damage from recent severe storms. 

Disaster Loan Outreach Center 

 8th Avenue closing notice

The Union Pacific Railroad will be closing the rail road crossing on 8th Avenue Monday July 28th, 2014 for some repair work needing to be done. If you use this route to get to your destination you may want to make extra time and find a different route for your day. This closing and repair work is estimated to be finished within this one day.  

Heat Relief locations

If you are looking for some relief from the heat, please click the link below to give you an idea of where to go. Mount Vernon heat relief location is City Hall. If you need immediate assistance and City Hall is closed please call the Police Department non emergency number 319-895-8742. Stay cool! 

Heat Relief locations


Library Book Drop Off

The Public Library has a drop box now at City Hall. If you cannot make it to the library and want an alternative drop spot, it is located in the lobby and is checked everyday by library staff. Happy reading!


Emerald Ash Borer

The City of Mt Vernon is implementing a preventive treatment plan for the Ash trees in the City Right of Ways. A treatment schedule has already started with an injection system into the trees. Trees have been marked and letters have been sent. If you would like to learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer, please go to our Public Notice Tab and you will find 3 helpful links.


Want to know about street projects scheduled for 2014? Click on the link below to view the City Engineer Report, and be in the know! 

2014 City Engineer Report 

Budget Pie Chart FY

The residents of Mt Vernon were sent a survey asking what they would like to see in a proposed Community Wellness Center- here are the results of the surveys that were turned back in. Here are also the comments that were compiled from residents on the surveys.

Community Wellness Center Survey 2013
Community Wellness Center Survey Comments

The City of Mount Vernon now has a drug drop box for all unwanted medications. Do you have expired or unwanted medications that you don't know how to dispose of? Just bring your medications to the drop box located at City Hall inside the West entry (old fire station side) and the Mt Vernon Police Department will make sure it gets disposed of properly. No liquids or inhalers please. 

The City of Mount Vernon does not endorse any individual business or event. If you would like more information about businesses and events in the City of Mount Vernon, please contact the Visitor's Center at (319) 895-8214, or visit the web page of the Community Development Group at

If you find there is information missing from our site or if certain information is difficult to find, please contact the Site Administrator at  Your comments are important to the continued development of the City Web site.   


Last updated 7/25/2014 3:30:39 PM
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