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Viability, funding of constable’s office debated

The viability and funding of the local elected office of constable was debated and ultimately kept the same for the coming budget year with Judge Scott Lee casting the deciding vote.

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Water district sets tax rate, retires oversized flag idea

The 2019 ad valorem tax rate was set and a request to install an oversized flag in a residential area was retired by the Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors in its August meeting.

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Community investor support needed for planned hotel

Gary Webb, the CEO of Quanah Hospitality Partners, appealed to the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation last week to help in his  search for local investors

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New antenna to improve Sheriff’s office communication

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and all local area law enforcement utilizing the local dispatch center should soon have better communications throughout the county with the coming installation of a new antenna on a higher tower.

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City proposed budget filed

The formally proposed 2019-20 fiscal year budget for the City of Mount Vernon was placed on file last week with an all funds revenue projected at $4.0 million,

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City HOT funds defined, sidewalk engineer hired

The City of Mount Vernon’s Hotel Occupancy Tax allocations were clearly defined in their proposed 2019-20 fiscal year budget.

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Fire danger sign

Members of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department installed a fire danger sign in front of the station on Hwy. 37.Members of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department installed a fire danger sign in front of the station on Hwy. 37.

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City to apply for fourth sidewalk grant

The firm of Gary Traylor and Associates, Inc. was hired by the Mount Vernon City Council as administrative consultant and project administrator for putting together a Texas Capital Fund grant to improve sidewalks in the downtown plaza district.

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County to propose $50,000 HOT funds in 2020 budget

The Franklin County budget for 2020 is expected to include a proposal for the allocation of $50,000 in Hotel Occupancy Tax Funds, after three lengthy workshop sessions on the special purpose funds.

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