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Water, sewer system sale still topic of discussion in Mt. Vernon

The City of Mt. Vernon has since ended talks to sell the city's sewer and water system. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) The City of Mt. Vernon has since ended talks to sell the city's sewer and water system. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
Mayor Mary Jane Chesley also acknowledged that she's currently corresponding with the Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's Office. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) Mayor Mary Jane Chesley also acknowledged that she's currently corresponding with the Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's Office. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
MOUNT VERNON, IL (KFVS) - The Mount Vernon, Illinois City Council voted on Monday, April 6 to release the minutes from previous executive session talks regarding a possible sale of the city's sewer and water system.

The minutes from those behind closed door meetings consist of more than 50 pages of transcribed talks and documents.

The city attorney acknowledges that a complaint has recently been filed with the state against the city for a violation of the Illinois Open Meetings Act.

Mayor Mary Jane Chesley also acknowledged that she's currently corresponding with the Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's Office.

One Mt. Vernon resident, Kevin Fradelos, spoke out at Monday's meeting calling for the resignation of the mayor and city councilmen Dennis McEnaney and Todd Piper because of their handling of possible sale of the Mt. Vernon Sewer and Water System.

“It's become evident to myself and most of the citizens of Mt. Vernon that your intentions are not noble, fair, or reasonable," Fradelos said. "And our best interest are not truly at heart.”

Fradelos accused the city council of “misleading and dubious behavior,” regarding talks about the city's sewer and water system.

The City of Mt. Vernon has since ended talks to sell the city's sewer and water system.

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