BURN RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT JUNE 16, 2023 at 12:01AM
ATTENTION MT. VERNON AND MT. VERNON RURAL FIRE DISTRICT RESIDENTS
OR Dept. of Forestry entered fire season June 9, 2023. Both Fire Districts will be following suite and restricting OPEN BURNING.
*Burn Barrels are still permitted between 6 - 10AM for those with an active burning permit.
2022 Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence)
City of Mt. Vernon 2022 CCR
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
The City of Mt. Vernon (“the City”) is committed to advancing equity, civil rights, equal opportunity, and nondiscrimination in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and statutes including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 13166 on Language Access, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and ORS chapter 659A. It is the policy of the City to eliminate discrimination based on protected classes of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or source of income.
It is unlawful to discriminate on the basis of the above listed protected classes in programs, activities, services, benefits, and employment, whether carried out by the City directly or through a contractor or any other entity with whom the City of Mt. Vernon arranges to carry out its programs and activities except as allowed by federal law, rules and regulations.
Any person or class of persons who believes they have experienced unlawful discrimination - practice, treatment, impact - under Title VI or Title II, in the receipt of City benefits, services, or actions may file a complaint with the City of Mt. Vernon. Any complaint must be filed within 180 days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. For information on how to file a complaint and for contact information visit out Contact Us webpage or call 541-932-4688 (TTY 711).
NOTICE OF FAIR HOUSING
LET IT BE KNOWN TO ALL PERSONS of the City of Mount Vernon that discrimination in the sale, rental, lease, advertising of sale, rental or lease, financing of housing or land to be used for construction of housing, or in the provision of brokerage or rental services because of race, color, religion, sex, disability (physical or mental), familial status (children) or national origin is prohibited by Title VIII of the federal Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 and to implement a Fair Housing Program to ensure equal opportunity in housing for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability (physical and mental,) familial status (1. children, and 2. action or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status or its members), or national origin. Therefore the City does hereby pass the following Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that within the resources available to the City through city, county, state, federal and community volunteer sources, the City will assist all persons who feel they have been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, disability (physical and mental), familial status, or national origin in the process of filing a complaint with the Oregon Civil Rights Division or the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Seattle Regional Office Compliance Division, that they may seek equity under federal and state laws.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City shall publicize this Resolution and through this publicity shall cause real estate brokers and sellers, private home sellers, rental owners, rental property managers, real estate and rental advertisers, lenders, builders, developers, home buyers and home or apartment renters to become aware of their respective responsibilities and rights under the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 and any applicable state or local laws or ordinances.
THE FAIR HOUSING PROGRAM, for the purpose of informing those affected of their respective responsibilities and rights concerning Fair Housing law and complaint procedures, will at a minimum include, but not be limited to:
1) the printing, publicizing and distribution of this Resolution;
2) the distribution of posters, flyers, pamphlets and other applicable Fair Housing information provided by local, state and federal sources, through local media of community contact; and
3) the publicizing of location where assistance will be provided to those seeking to file a discrimination complaint.