Facade proposal passed to council for approval

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors approved an amended version of the new facade program last week and forwarded the program guidelines to the City Council for approval at their May session.

The proposal includes up to $20,000 earmarked annually from the EDC’s budget to make a bigger impact in improving historic buildings. Applications would be accepted from Oct. 1 through Dec. 1 with the grant awarded later in December for the 50/50 match grant. See the April 18 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information about this proposal.