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Monthly Archives: April 2011

State of the City 2011

Watch the mayor deliver the 2011 State of the City address from the City Council chambers:

Fiscal Year 2011 Action Plan Ready for Review

The City of Mount Vernon, through the Department of Planning and Community Development (“PCD”), is advising the citizens that Year 2011 Action Plan document is available for review and comments. Year 2010 federal allocations are estimated to be follows: $1,942,598 Community Development Block Grants (“CDBG”) and $691,168 HOME Investment Partnerships (“HOME”) programs.

The 2011 Action Plan describes the specific activities to be undertaken under the CDBG and HOME. The plan was developed after two (2) public hearings were held to obtain the views of citizens on housing and community development needs, including non-housing community development needs and the proposed use of federal funds and objectives.

The majority of the activities will take place in the CDBG target area principally benefiting low and/moderate income persons, aid in the prevention or elimination of slum and blight and to address other community development need having a particular urgency that is not addressed by other financial resources.

The 2011 Action Plan will be available for review and comments for a 30-day period from Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the office of PCD. All comments must be submitted by May 27, 2011 in writing to the Department of Planning and Community Development, City Hall, Roosevelt Square-2nd fl., Mt. Vernon, NY 10550 – Att: Carmen Sylvester, Executive Director.

2011 Draft Action Plan

Architectural Review Board Meeting: April 27, 2011

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Mayor Young Applauds Memorial Field Funding

Mount Vernon, New York — Mayor Clinton Young, Jr. said he is very pleased that the Mount Vernon City Council finally approved additional funding and BID documents for Memorial Field. Last night at their regularly scheduled meeting, the City Council enacted resolutions for $1.5 million in additional funding and approve construction BID documents for the new Memorial Field.

The new funding will complete the City’s $3 million contractual obligation to the overall project outlined in the Inter-municipal Agreement with the County. The additional capital funding will add:

  • Field lighting
  • An upgraded score board
  • Away team bleachers
  • An additional ticket booth and concession stand
  • Satellite rest room

“These items were always apart of the base structure of the field. I’m pleased that we were able to resolve the remaining issues with the City Council and move on,” stated Mayor Young. “Now hopefully we can begin constructing this magnificent stadium without any further delays.”

Memorial Field has been a municipal park since the early 1930’s, but was significantly deteriorating and had structural and environmental concerns. The Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. and Westchester County Board of Legislators Vice Chairman Lyndon Williams envisioned converting the site into the premier sports and entertainment venue in Westchester County. The Stadium at Memorial Field facility will provide active and passive recreation for all ages and will serve as a critical component to the revitalization of the downtown Mount Vernon Area.

For more information on programs and events in Mount Vernon, call (914) 665-2300 or visit our website at www.cmvny.com.

Park Avenue Bridge in Mount Vernon Opens after $10 Million Replacement Project

The century-old Park Avenue Bridge in Mount Vernon, which carries vehicular traffic over the MTA Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line, reopened Monday after a 16-month replacement project.

Trucks, school buses and emergency vehicles, which had been banned from the old bridge because it could not bear the weight, will now be able to use the new, three-span bridge, improving traffic flow and reducing emergency response time in the city.

Mount Vernon Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. stated “The Park Avenue Bridge is a major conduit in our city, which connects many residents and commuters to our downtown business district. The reopening of the bridge marks a crucial step towards strengthening our infrastructure. I commend Metro North and the New York State Department of Transportation for partnering with us to bring this project to fruition.”

“This new bridge will protect the railroad tracks below as well as restore normal traffic patterns to the city and eliminating the need for detours over adjacent bridges,” said Metro-North President Howard Permut. “It’s good for the city and good for the railroad.”

A new superstructure was erected and the substructure was rehabilitated. Sidewalks and fences were replaced and drainage was installed to protect the tracks below. A water main and telephone conduits were replaced and new electrical conduits were installed. Telephone and electrical work was paid for by private utility companies while the water main was replaced as part of the project.

City of Mount Vernon Unveils New Street Sweepers

City Also Launches “Cleaner, Greener Mount Vernon” Campaign

Mount Vernon, NY—On Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. and Public Works Commissioner Terrence Horton unveiled three new sweeper trucks at Mount Vernon City Hall, as well as kick off a “Cleaner, Greener Mount Vernon” campaign. The new trucks were funded through the city’s 2010 Capital Projects program.

“These new sweepers will go a long way in improving the quality of services in the City of Mount Vernon,” noted Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. “Cleaner, Greener Mount Vernon” campaign is designed to encourage residents and business owners alike to participate in neighborhood clean ups and discourage litter-bugs who leave their garbage in our neighborhoods. I commend the City Council and Capital Projects committee for their assistance in acquiring the sweepers. We all want a cleaner city. Together, we can make it happen,” said Mayor Young.

Commissioner Terrence Horton says the new style Elgin Pelican NP trucks will be dispatched throughout the city. The sweepers are equipped with John Deere engines with latest Tier III Emissions compliance. The Tier III engine has significantly fewer exhaust particulates then units currently in our fleet for a more “green” and environmentally friendly product. This new engine not only runs cleaner, but with multiplex functionality is able to do more at lower RPMs yielding 15 to 20% fuel savings. This engine also is able to operate on environmentally friendly Bio-Diesel fuel. Outstanding maneuverability makes this sweeper design a leader in the industry, especially for municipal applications as evidenced throughout Westchester County.

“This city has not purchased a new sweeper in over 16 years. Our youngest sweeper was more than 20 years old and in constant need of costly repairs. We made this investment in order to improve our city aesthetically and environmentally. These state of the art sweepers are the most energy efficient vehicles available, and will save the city thousands of taxpayer dollars in equipment repairs and overtime,” stated Horton.

Mayor Young says the city will step up ordinance and parking enforcement to keep our neighborhoods clean beginning April 10th. He also urges residents to report all illegal dumping to the police department.

“Contractors, trucks and cars drive through our city and dump their garbage illegal and/or dangerous materials in vacant lots, on the street, and in our city trash cans. I urge residents to be more vigilant by reporting the vehicle and license plate of the individual immediately to the police department at (914) 665-2500. We have zero tolerance for illegal dumping. We will bring all perpetrators to justice.”

Mayor Young Touts a Victory for Taxpayers as State Supreme Appellate Court Upholds Decision on “Pro-Bono Counsel”

Mount Vernon, NY— Mount Vernon Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. announced today that the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division: Second Judicial Department upheld a decision by State Supreme Court Judge Rory J. Bellantoni that the termination of Ravi Batra as “pro-bono counsel” to the Office of the Mayor was lawful. Batra had attempted to collect attorney’s fees from the City of Mount Vernon in the amount of $250,000, but all such motions were denied by the court.

“This is a major win for taxpayers,” said Mayor Young. “I thank our outstanding Corporation Counsel Loretta Hottinger and her exceptional staff for their work in resolving this matter. I will fight all attempts by either elected officials or those from outside the city who work to carry out political agendas and seek monetary gain all to the detriment of the citizens of Mount Vernon.”

The decision declared that all subpoenas issued by Batra are now moot, as Mayor Clinton Young terminated his position immediately upon coming into office January 2, 2008. The decision by Appellate supported Mayor Young’s decision to fire Batra in 2008 as a legal act, stating that “the Office of the Mayor…has the power to terminate such appointments.”

For more news about the City of Mount Vernon please visit our homepage www.CMVNY.com.

Mayor Young Applauds Additional Memorial Funding

Mount Vernon, New York — Mayor Clinton Young, Jr. said he is very pleased that the Mount Vernon City Council finally approved additional funding and BID documents for Memorial Field. Last night at their regularly scheduled meeting, the City Council enacted resolutions for $1.5 million in additional funding and approve construction BID documents for the new Memorial Field.

The new funding will complete the City’s $3 million contractual obligation to the overall project outlined in the Inter-municipal Agreement with the County. The additional capital funding will add:

  • Field lighting
  • An upgraded score board
  • Away team bleachers
  • An additional ticket booth and concession stand
  • Satellite rest room

“These items were always apart of the base structure of the field. I’m pleased that we were able to resolve the remaining issues with the City Council and move on,” stated Mayor Young. “Now hopefully we can begin constructing this magnificent stadium without any further delays.”

Memorial Field has been a municipal park since the early 1930’s, but was significantly deteriorating and had structural and environmental concerns. The Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. and Westchester County Board of Legislators Vice Chairman Lyndon Williams envisioned converting the site into the premier sports and entertainment venue in Westchester County. The Stadium at Memorial Field facility will provide active and passive recreation for all ages and will serve as a critical component to the revitalization of the downtown Mount Vernon Area.

For more information on programs and events in Mount Vernon, call (914) 665-2300 or log on to our website at www.cmvny.com.

Park Avenue Bridge Opens

PARK AVENUE BRIDGE IN MOUNT VERNON OPENS AFTER $10 MILLION REPLACEMENT PROJECT

The century-old Park Avenue Bridge in Mount Vernon, which carries vehicular traffic over the MTA Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line, reopened Monday after a 16-month replacement project.

Trucks, school buses and emergency vehicles, which had been banned from the old bridge because it could not bear the weight, will now be able to use the new, three-span bridge, improving traffic flow and reducing emergency response time in the city.

Mount Vernon Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. stated “The Park Avenue Bridge is a major conduit in our city, which connects many residents and commuters to our downtown business district. The reopening of the bridge marks a crucial step towards strengthening our infrastructure. I commend Metro North and the New York State Department of Transportation for partnering with us to bring this project to fruition.”

“This new bridge will protect the railroad tracks below as well as restore normal traffic patterns to the city and eliminating the need for detours over adjacent bridges,” said Metro-North President Howard Permut. “It’s good for the city and good for the railroad.”

A new superstructure was erected and the substructure was rehabilitated. Sidewalks and fences were replaced and drainage was installed to protect the tracks below. A water main and telephone conduits were replaced and new electrical conduits were installed. Telephone and electrical work was paid for by private utility companies while the water main was replaced as part of the project.

Adopted City Budget for 2011

Mount Vernon’s Adopted City Budget is now available:

2011 City Budget

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