Homeowners, business owners, cities, and towns all rely upon fences for different purposes. Homeowners may need fencing to keep their pets safe, maintain privacy from neighbors, or enhance their feeling of safety. Business owners, meanwhile, utilize fencing for security purposes and often even to improve the atmosphere around their venue. In Mount Vernon, Ohio, the city is now funding a fence project to help keep residents and visitors safe.
Mount Vernon, Ohio is a 9.6 square mile city that was founded in 1805. Rich in charm, history, and personality, it’s a small town that prides itself on friendly neighbors and personalized service. Mayor Richard K. Mavis welcomes visitors and serves residents to create a city that is a wonderful place to live, visit, work, place, and study. In particular, Mount Vernon is proud of its Kokosing Gap Trail, community parks, and walking paths.
One park in particular, the Ariel-Foundation Park, is the subject of new construction that aims to keep residents and visitors safe. The east lake at Ariel-Foundation park is surrounded by a sidewalk that passes the lake and goes underneath a railroad bridge. Since the walk is so close to the water, Mavis approved a $40,902 Nature Works grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources so that the city can construct a safety fence along the path. (more…)