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ATTENTION- FIRST STREET NE STREET CLOSURE

FIRST STREET EAST FROM A AVENUE TO CRESTVIEW DRIVE WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BEGINNING THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014 AND ANTICIPATED THROUGH OCTOBER 31ST, 2014, WEATHER PERMITTING. DESPITE A AVENUE DETOUR SIGN, FIRST STREET PARKING LOT WILL HAVE ACCESS FOR PARKING. ALL BUSINESSES ARE OPEN AS USUAL. SHOP LOCAL!

OCTOBER 30TH THE WEST SIDE OF 5TH AVENUE NW WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO ASPHALT APPLICATION AND SEALER. THIS WORK IS ESTIMATED TO LAST TWO DAYS.

 

 TRICK OR TREAT

Halloween will be on October 31st, 2014 from 5 to 8 pm. Be safe! Happy Halloween!

 

BE PATIENT WITH THE LEAF PICK UP THE LEAF FALL IS HEAVY THIS WEEK. YOU WILL BE PICKED UP.THE SEVEN WEEK CYCLE OF LEAF PICK UP BEGAN 10-06-2014. THE VACUUM TRUCK  IS GOING THROUGH TOWN. LEAVES NEED TO BE FREE OF DEBRIS AND YARD WASTE. LEAVES MUST BE BY THE CURB BEFORE MONDAY MORNINGS AND THE LEAF TRUCK HAS SEVEN DAYS TO COMPLETE THE TOWN. LEAF FALL IS UNPREDICTABLE AND TO PREDICT WHAT DAY THE LEAF TRUCK WILL BE AT YOUR RESIDENCE IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE. PLEASE BE PATIENT WHEN LEAF FALL IS HEAVY, EVERY EFFORT IS MADE TO PICK UP EVERYONE IN A TIMELY MANNER. DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF LEAF PILES, DO NOT PLACE YOUR LEAVES IN BAGS, DO NOT PLACE PILES AROUND SIGNS OR UNDER TREES OR THE LEAF TRUCK MAY NOT PICK YOUR LEAVES UP AND WILL NOT COME BACK UNTIL THE NEXT WEEK FOR PICK UP. 

 

Starting in November the IDOT will be doing some work on US Highway 30. Please be prepared to have to stop or possibly be detoured. Please click the link below for more details on the project.

Iowa Department of Transportation on US Highway 30

 

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7th Street Reconstruction Project 8th Avenue to Fifth Avenue

UPDATED 10/28/2014

  1. Alliant Energy has completed all work associated with relocating the overhead power lines. All water main work has been completed, including house service re-connections.There are no more anticipated water service shut downs.
  2. Storm sewer work along 5th Avenue from 6th Street to 7th Street has been completed. The stone surfacing is temporary and a more permanent surface will be installed at a later date.
  3. All anticipated pavement removal has been completed. Local access will continue to be very difficult. Anticipate the need to park on the side streets or alleys until the pavement has gained enough strength for traffic loads. Please drive slow and follow signs. Make adjustments to your time if necessary. If there is a need for a temporary rock surfacing on alleys, it will be provided as part of the contract.
  4. At this time the Contractor is installing longitudinal sub-drain, cutting sub-grade to elevation, performing moisture and density control for proper sub-grade compaction, and placing rock sub-base. 
  5. At this point it is anticipated that mainline paving will happen during this week of October 13th with side street intersections, driveways, and sidewalks to be constructed the week of October 20th.
  6. Due to some weather delays, and Alliant Energy work delays this project is anticipated to be completed the week of November 3rd, 2014.

 

Emerald Ash Borer- for more information go to the Public Notice Tab

 

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!


Community Wellness Center Survey

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.

 

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