MT. VERNON – The Mt. Vernon City Council approved to set aside up to $74,000 for a financial incentive for city residents to fill out this year’s census online.
The council approved the measure to give each household which fills out the census online and brings their confirmation code to the city clerk’s office a $10 Walmart gift card.
Lori Ulrich, the census liaison for the city of Mt. Vernon, said the money brought back to the city for each person counted will more than cover the money to be spent on the incentive.
For questions about the census or the new census incentive program in the city of Mt. Vernon, call Ulrich at Mt. Vernon City Hall at 242-5000 ext. 3.