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July 9, 2024

Mount Vernon’s Heritage Days 2024 celebration begins at 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 12!

June 17, 2024

Summer is in full effect! Mount Vernon City Hall is open as a cooling station this entire upcoming week. Be safe out there!

June 10, 2024
Springville Road

The contractor has completed work on the bridge deck and thru-traffic has been restored.

West Mount Vernon Road – Bridge Rehab / Closure at Irish Lane

Bridge work has started at Abbe Creek on West Mount Vernon Road.  Traffic control will be established June 11, 2024, with travel restricted to one lane for the duration of the project.   Please use caution while driving through the site and expect possible delays.   Traffic signals will be placed near Museum Road and Irish Lane, with Irish Lane closed to thru-traffic.  The project is estimated to take 3-6 weeks for completion.

Uptown Streetscape Improvement Project

The City has initiated a Streetscape Master Plan project for Uptown Mount Vernon, IA. This plan will serve as a vision for the future design of Uptown for 1st Street from 3rd Avenue SW to B Avenue SE, as well as the adjoining North Alley area.  Stay tuned for more information.

Our Town

Welcome to historic Mount Vernon, Iowa. Take a stroll through our lively uptown district filled with charming shops and boutiques. Dine at top-rated restaurants with local flair. And discover countless cultural treasures — from art galleries to historic sites, a farmer’s market, local and state parks, a landmark theater, and more.

Stay in the Know

Minute with the Mayor

June 12, 2024

Congratulations to the Mt Vernon School District for getting a $50,000 grant to focus on a local drug intervention program. 

Water meter replacement project is on track to begin this fall. This will involve transitioning to “radio read” meters which will eliminate City Staff having to manually read each meter. Completion is set for the end of the calendar year. 

Prairie preparation is beginning on the north slope of main street by the gazebo and walking trail. This is a several year process, so watch it grow. 

Streetscape project for the downtown area is still being worked on as are efforts to work on childcare solutions for our community. 

Coming up downtown: 

Nitty Gritty Antique Fair  July 4

Heritage Days  July 12/13

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