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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.

June 10, 2024
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April 24, 2024

Exciting updates from the city of Mount Vernon including pool information, summer parks and rec programming, and the Police Department open house!  Chalk the Walk is May 4-5!


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.

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Minute with the Mayor

April 15th, 2024

Congratulation to the Lisbon/Mt Vernon Ambulance Service as they celebrate 50 years of service! Did you know they have 34 members and last year they had 1022 calls? This is definitely a needed local service.

Watch for construction to start soon on the 30 unit Cottonwood Apartments going South of the Catholic Church. This complex will include some low-moderate income apartments for seniors as well as some market rate units.

Watch for ground preparation happening around town as we prepare for some prairie sites in the parks and trails.

Upcoming events include- City Clean Up Day on April 27th. No Mow May, with more signage this year, and Chalk the Walk on May 4th and 5th!

Have a question for the City or our staff? Use the contact form on the City of Mt Vernon webpage or contact me at

Enjoy Spring in Mt Vernon. Staycation here!


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