Route 15 Bypass Spurs Late Discussion at First Mt. Vernon City Council Meeting of 2019

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MT. VERNON – A new year does not necessarily mean all new issues for the Mt. Vernon City Council as the Route 15 Overpass Project was brought up again at the first meeting of 2019.

The motion to direct the City Manager to create a resolution regarding prioritization of the project was made by Councilman Jim Rippy, but did not receive a second by anyone on the council.

A citizen then stepped forward to question the reasoning behind no second on that motion. Mayor John Lewis replied.

Jerry Shaw, a Route 15 committee member, provided the final request of the council that would in turn end discussion on the issue.

The next city council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22 as they are observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day that Monday.