west side sidewalk N Sandusky St

The west side of North Sandusky Street in Mount Vernon is slated for a new sidewalk in 2023 between Franklin and Burgess streets. The city will use $120,000 in Community Development Block Grant money on the improvement project.

MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon City Council gave the green light for several improvement projects at its Monday meeting. Funding for all three projects includes Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money.

Council authorized the city's safety-service director to bid and contract for two of the projects: a new sidewalk on the west side of North Sandusky Street, and the Catherine Street brick street rebuild.

Catherine Street flooding

A rebuild from East Vine Street to Coshocton Avenue will eliminate flooding and other problems on North Catherine Street. The project is slated for 2023 and is partially paid for through $470,000 in CDBG money.