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Friday deadline for county Hotel/Motel Tax allocations

The deadline for applications for funding from organizations seeking support through the Franklin County Hotel / Motel Tax (HOT) for 2020 projects is 10 a.m. Friday, August 9.

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Water district offers used boat to sheriff’s office

The Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors authorized the purchase of a new patrol boat for use by the district’s Lake Patrol personnel, and subsequently approved giving the old patrol boat to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

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County proclaimed a “Haven for the Unborn”

Members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court formally proclaimed the county a “Haven for the Unborn” through a written proclamation adopted at their regular meeting Monday morning, July 22.

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Hotel/Motel Tax applications called for by county

Organizations that would like to secure Franklin County Hotel / Motel Tax funding for 2020 projects must submit an application for consideration.

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Tenative agreements reached on city budget plan

A budget workshop Monday, July 22 for the City of Mount Vernon yielded several tentative agreements in the council’s approach to the 2019-20 fiscal year budget.

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SWEPCO Seeks Approval of Low-Cost Renewable Energy

Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power company, recently, announced plans to add 810 megawatts (MW) of wind energy by 2022.

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Citizen groups appeal for HOT fund allocations

Approximately 20 citizens representing five or more volunteer organizations who conduct events and/or maintain facilities that attract tourists appealed to the Franklin County Commissioners Court to distribute Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) funds in their 2020 fiscal year.

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City to begin disinfecting water lines August 1

The City of Mount Vernon will perform a routine chlorine burnout to the water system for 30 days, which will help prevent long term discoloration, odor and taste in the city’s water.

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Taxable values up slightly for local taxing entities

The Franklin County Appraisal District released the certified tax rolls to local taxing entities this week.

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