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Hedges Central School (Entrance #8)
716 Locust St
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716 Locust St
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410 Old Highway 69 S
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406 Old Hwy 69 S
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123 College Ave
Mount Vernon, IN 47620
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    Due to Windows XP and Windows Vista no longer being under support from Microsoft®, the payment processing vendors for the Mount Vernon Water Works online bill pay is no longer taking payments from computers running these versions of Microsoft® Windows. Making a payment from one of these systems is not secure. Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 are all supported. There are no reported issues with payments from the Mac operating systems at this time.

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The citizens of Mt. Vernon say "Welcome back" to friends and "Welcome" to visitors. Mt. Vernon is a great city to raise your family, a great place to live, and a great place to visit. Mount Vernon is located on the Ohio River in the southwest corner of the state in Posey County.
The early settlers came to Mt.Vernon in 1805 and 1806 and called their settlement McFaddin's Bluff. The town began to thrive and in 1816 changed the name to Mt.Vernon, after George Washington's home. The town grew and prospered because of its strategic location on the Ohio River. Mt.Vernon was the home to Alvin P. Hovey, Indiana's 21st Governor, serving from 1889 to 1891.

Agriculture around Mt.Vernon, with its grain products and supporting businesses, has been the foundation of this city's existence and
growth. Although, in recent years, through the industrialization of the Ohio River Valley, our area's interests and focus has also focused in additional directions.

Today, we are not only an agriculture community but we have industries that range from precision machined parts to nuclear components to
high end polymers production. We are home to the Port of Indiana- Mt.Vernon, which is the eighth largest inland port in the country. Our port moves more cargo by water and rail than any other port in Indiana.

Mt.Vernon is located just 15 miles west of Evansville, home of the University of Southern Indiana and the University of Evansville. Located 15 miles north of our city is the historic Town of New Harmony and Harmony State Park. We are located in the center of several metropolitan areas, travel time to St.Louis, MO is 2 ½ hrs , Nashville, TN is 3 hrs, Louisville, KY is 2 ½ hrs, and Indianapolis, IN is 4 hrs.

Mayor's Office

Mayor G. William "Bill" Curtis

The Mayor of Mount Vernon is G.William “Bill” Curtis. Bill is currently serving his first term as Mayor. Bill also served on the Mount Vernon City Council for 9 ½  years.

Bill is a native of Mount Vernon, who after obtaining a Masters Degree from Purdue returned home to work with youth. He worked with the schools, courts,  Dept. of Child Services and mental health center.  In all these endeavors he utilized a creative problem solving approach, emphasizing fact finding, exploring alternatives, and maintaining an open mind until a decision is reached.  He will continue to use this approach in dealing with current and future challenges and opportunities for community growth and development.   Bill wants to ensure and improve the quality of life for the residents by balancing residential, business & environmental interest in a fiscally responsible manner.

We have a lot to be proud of here in Mount Vernon. We have completed the Riverfront Revitalization making this a destination to meet friends and enjoy family activities.  The Ohio River has been a focal point in our community since the McFadin family settled here in 1806.  The second weekend in September Mount Vernon celebrates their heritage with the” River Days Festival”.  The City has obtained an INDOT Award to build a “Walking/Bicycle Trail” thru the city.  The trail will begin at the riverfront and travel Main Street to 6th Street and end at Brittlebank Park.  Letting for this project will be fall of 2017. 

Mount Vernon is proud of our schools and feels their major key for success is parent and student involvement. Not only do their students excel in the classroom, the schools  provides many  extra-curricular activities for the students to participate in.

Mount Vernon has a wide diversity of businesses, including agribusinesses, pharmaceutical, plastic and petroleum. It  is home to the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon which is a 1000-acre facility with 11 tenants.  This port is the eighth largest inland port in the country.  We also are surrounded by many other major industries……………Sabic IP, Astra Zeneca, Babcock & Wilcox, GAF, CountryMark and ADM Milling just to name a few.  Mid-West Fertilizer is breaking ground in the fall of 2016 to build a plant just outside of Mount Vernon.

Please take a moment to explore some of Mount Vernon’s highlights and surf our website.

William “Bill” Curtis, Mayor

 

 

Economic Development

Clerk-Treasurer

Cristi Wolfe

Cristi Sitzman is the Clerk-Treasurer for the City of Mount Vernon. She has worked in the Clerk-Treasurer's Office since 1991 and was elected as Clerk-Treasurer in 1996. She is a life long resident of Mount Vernon.

Deputy Clerk-Treasurer:

  • Denise Dike and Angie Kissinger.

The responsibilities and duties of the Clerk Treasurer's Office include the following:

  • Administering City Payroll
  • Coordinating the City Budgeting Process
  • Coordinating Weed Control complaints
  • Contractor Registration Forms
  • Use of City Facilities Forms
  • Peddler's Permit Forms
  • City Bill Payment

Common Council

Common Council meetings are every other Thursday at 7:00 PM of each month in the City Hall Annex. Citizens of Mount Vernon are encouraged to attend meetings when possible.

The Council is made up of 5 members voted in from9 precincts, representing four districts and one at-large.

Insight local cable channel 7 airs the meetings every Thursday afternoon at 5:00pm.

Building Commissioner

Permitting
For Permitting questions, please contact Brandon Bullard. His cellphone number is 455-5027 or you can e-mail him at bbull2124@yahoo.com.

Dilapidated Housing
To report housing that is in need of repair, contact Sherry Willis in the Mayor's Office at 838-5576 or at swillis@mountvernon-in.com

Fire Department

Welcome From the Chief

Welcome from the Chief

The Mount Vernon Fire Department was established in the year 1880 by a community that recognized the need for fast and reliable response to emergencies. In 2016, some 136 years later, the men and women of our department continue the tradition of providing quality emergency services to citizens and guests of Mount Vernon.  The Fire Department responds to well over 700 calls per year and we take pride in our quick and competent response to every call.

We moved into our new facility in January 2015 and are very proud to call this building our new home. This building provides our department the needed space to house our equipment, living space for our personnel and provide additional training on site to help keep our community safe. 

Our department has been working closely with other entities for city wide improvements. Our station is open to the public and we invite you to learn about our department and the services it provides. Thank you for visiting our site.

 

Yours in Safety,

Wes Dixon, Fire Chief

 

Parks & Recreation Department

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The Mt. Vernon-Black Township Parks and Recreation Department welcomes you to the City of Mt. Vernon website. The Parks Department is made up of individuals that are dedicated to serving the community and providing a variety of recreational opportunities.
Over the past few years we have begun to focus on the image of our department and our city. We have made progress, and with the help from the community we can continue to make improvements to our parks and programs. We will continue to update and change our section of the website and invite your ideas and opinions. Please email us at mvparksandrecreation@gmail.com with any questions.
 

 
Mission Statement

To unify the community of Mt. Vernon and Black Township by providing diverse recreational opportunities, beautiful parks, attractive facilities and innovative leadership for the enjoyment of our residents and visitors.

 

We have moved! Parks and Recreation offices and the Community Center are now located at the old Hedges Central School (716 Locust St). Enter Parks office through entrance #8 (on 8th St). Enter the Community Center through entrance #11 (eastside of school off 8th St).

 


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Police Department

 

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The Mount Vernon Police Department is located at 311 College Street near the corner of 4th & College Streets. The department is made up of 14 full-time sworn officers and employs two part-time secretaries. Grant Beloat was appointed Chief of Police on January 1st, 2004.

Mission Statement

Members of the Mount Vernon Police Department are dedicated to the protection of the lives and property of our citizens. We strive that each person, business and organization can prosper in an environment that is safe and secure. Through a partnership with the community we will continue to make Mount Vernon a place that people want to call home.

Wastewater Department

Wastewater Treatment Process

The main function of the Sewer Department is to treat the waste that is entering the plant's head works. Once the waste enters the plant, it goes through the treatment process as outlined below:

  1. Bar Screen: This equipment is designed to prevent pump clogs by removing most of the large floating objects that enter the plant.

  2. Grit Collection: This process removes objects that are small enough to pass through the bar screen and heavy enough to settle to the bottom of the collection system.

  3. Primary Sedimentation Tank: After the wastewater passes thought the grit collector, it's pumped to the primary tank where the solids settle to the bottom and floating material is removed by treatment plant employees.

  4. Secondary Clarifier: When solids reach a certain level of gm/l solids must be transferred from the clarifier to the digester for reduction.

  5. Final Tank: This is the last stage of the treatment and the most important. After the wastewater goes through the above process, it is returned to the Ohio River.. The limit of the wastewater must comply with the standards set forthNational Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit.

Responsibility for Sewer Lines and Lift Stations

The sewer department is responsible for only the main sewer line. This line receives wastewater from homes and businesses. Those homes and businesses are responsible for the lateral lines. Lateral lines are those sewer lines that from the house or business to the main sewer line.

In the event that a home or business is located in an area that prevents gravity flow, a lift station is used to pump the wastewater to the treatment plant. The Mount VernonSewer Department has several lift stations located at various sites throughout the city.

 

 

Street Department

Street department is responsible for just shy of 100 lane miles of street. We are responsible for maintaining nearly 50 miles of alleyways as well. The St. Dept. keeps your streets in good drivable condition; fixing potholes when we can and replacing the road surface entirely when necessary. This administration is also committed to maintaining the pavement that we have by preventive maintenance. RejuvTec, a company from Indianapolis was employed by the city in 2007 to apply a sealer to the pavement laid in 2006 and to do crack sealing on the older pavements. Statistics have proven that every dollar we spend on preventive maintenance now saves us up to $14.00 down the road. We at the St. Dept. are also responsible for maintaining street and traffic control signs, snow removal, and mosquito control.

TO REPORT POTHOLES CALL
838-2352

Water Department

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The City of Mount Vernon Water Department provides water for residents that exceeds the quality of many bottled waters. Our goal is to provide the highest quality services while still maintaining some of the lowest rates in the state.
 
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Mount Vernon Water Gets National Recognition
 

Chuck Gray, Water Superintendent for city of Mt. Vernon, Ind.was awarded with a Building Efficiency Local Leader (BELL) Award. The BELL Award was presented at the 2011 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE11) in Washington, D.C.

 

The BELL Award is presented to individuals and municipalities that demonstrate outstanding environmental stewardship and commitment to energy efficiency. With support from the city's utility board, Gray's leadership to successfully implement a comprehensive water conservation program earned him this recognition.

 

"I'm honored to receive this award on behalf of the city of Mt. Vernon," said Gray. "This vital water conservation program will have a lasting positive impact on our community, providing our city with safe water, significant cost savings and a reduced carbon footprint without increasing tax dollars."

 

The multi-phase water and energy program launched in 2007 with the implementation of an Automated Meter Reading (AMR), including the replacement of 3,300 outdated water meters. Phase two completed in 2010, included water treatment plant upgrades, increasing treatment capacity to 4.4 million gallons and preventing 720,000 gallons of contaminated water per day from being discharged into the Ohio River. The comprehensive program is expected to save Mt. Vernon more than $13 million in energy costs over 15 years.

 

"Gray and the utility board should be commended for their vision and ongoing efforts to make a real difference for Mt. Vernon residents," said Tom Hogan, account executive, State and Municipal Solutions, Johnson Controls. "The AMR and water treatment plant solutions will ensure a healthier and more sustainable environment for many years to come."




NEW PLANT ONLINE!
The new Trident filtration plants were officially dedicated on May 22nd, 2009. The new building by decree of the Mayor and the Water Utility Board shall henceforth be known as the Cooper Building in honor of Councilman Terry Cooper who made this project possible. The two new filters will each handle up to 1400 gallons per minute with a current clarity of .040 NTU's. Here's what the News had to say:

click on the picture in the upper right corner for this video.
http://www.news25.us/global/story.asp?s=10405590

 

 

 

 

Why does Mount Vernon have so many Boil Orders?

The short answer is, we don't. We have not had a city wide boil order since November of 2005. Boil orders are still necessary however. If a main breaks and causes pressure to drop below a certain point, potentially harmful bacteria could be drawn into the lines. An advisory is then issued as a precaution. Unfortunately, we cannot predict when or where a main break will occur, but rest assured that this repair crew is handpicked and among the best in the state.

 

 
 

Board of Public Works

Board of Public Works. The Board of Public Works meetings are every other Thursday afternoon at City Hall Annex at 4:00pm.

 

The Board of Public Works for the City of Mount Vernon

President of the Board: Bill Curtis, Mayor

Board Member: Councilman Larry Williams

Board Member: Councilwoman Becky Higgins

 

Water Utility Board

Water Utility Board: The Water Utility Board governs, controls, and manages the Mount Vernon Water Utility.The board members are the five councilman from the City of Mt. Vernon.On May 17, 1937 these decisions were put into ordinance form after the City's Water Utility was purchased from a private entity.

 

Councilwoman Larry Williams, Water Chairman

Councilman Mark Pharr

Councilman Mark Clements

Councilwoman Andy Hoehn

Councilwoman Becky Higgins