Retaining Wall Dispute
MT. VERNON -- A Mt. Vernon couple is taking on city hall after a wall collapse raises safety concerns in their neighborhood. That retaining wall fell down six months ago, blocking a city sidewalk along a busy thoroughfare in Mt. Vernon. Residents say they now have to walk in the street to pass through that area.
Sarah and Jon Henninger say they've been working with the city officials for more than a year. They insist the wall is city property and up to Mt. Vernon to maintain. But city leaders disagree.
Sarah Henninger has lived on North 42nd Street in Mt. Vernon for five years. Every day she wakes up worried about what's out front.
"The geogrid had they actually put it in there, that would get laid in there like that and that would help hold that wall in place," said Keen.
"We don't want to see anyone get hurt," said Henninger. "We want it to be fixed. We want the city to do the right thing, and that's what we want."
The two sides are next scheduled to meet on October 21st.
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