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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!


April 15, 2024

Annual spring hydrant flushing begins the week of April 15th.  Water pressure may drop precipitously but should return to normal within the hour.

April 9, 2024

Spring leaf pick-up will begin Monday, April 15th at 7:00 a.m., and ends on Friday, April 26th.

  • Leaves must be raked to the curb and be free of sticks, debris and other obstructions.
  • Adverse weather conditions may cause a delay in leaf pickup.
  • Residents may also bring leaves to the composting facility at 1655 Bryant Road SW.  Leaves must be free of bags, sticks and/or debris.

Uptown Streetscape Improvement Project

The City has initiated the kick-off of its Streetscape Master Plan project in 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.

Be in the know, and be part of it all! Take the survey and give us your opinion.

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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