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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Architectural Review Board Meeting: November 30, 2011

Special Board of Estimate & Contract Meeting

Please be advised that a special meeting of the Board of Estimate & Contract

will be held on November 23, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. in the Mayor’s Conference 

room.  The purpose of the meeting is to fix a date for a public hearing for the 

 2012  annual estimate.

Architectural Review Board Meeting: November 22, 2011


Join us for the festivities at 6pm at City Hall to mark the holiday season.

holiday tree lighting flyer


Zoning Board Meeting: November 15, 2011

Answers for Business Owners Workshop

Answers for Business Owners Workshop

What could you do with $50,000 Working Capital?

What is the Biggest Challenge General Contractors Have?

Is Owning a Franchise Right for You?

Come here the answers to these questions and more, and hear about resources to help establish, build and grow your business.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

7:00pm to 9:00 pm

Roosevelt Square Professional Building
11 W. Prospect Ave. 3rd Floor
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
(Municipal parking in the garage across from City Hall)

For more information Contact:

Robbin – 667-0142
Kim – 747-8020 ext. 12
Tamara – 747-8020 ext. 16

Sponsored by:

City of Mount Vernon

Community Capital Resources

Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce



Event Organized by RSFG Consulting Group

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Mount Vernon Citywide Marketing Study

The City of Mount Vernon, through it consultation with HR&A Associates, has released a citywide demographic, market and development study.  The study identifies market niches and existing specialized businesses in Mount Vernon for expansion, and explores ways to enhance those niches, while attracting new businesses into the City.  The study also included a gap (leakage) analysis on a regional scale, examining where local residents are going to shop. Additionally, the City’s demographics, infrastructure and socio-economic factors were evaluated to provide data for commercial enterprises to perform cost-benefit analysis related to their potential for growth and development in Mount Vernon.

“I am pleased the results of this study both highlight and validate that Mount Vernon has the  physical and social attributes to support the further growth of its economic base in a way that reflects smart growth patterns and will benefit the lives of its residents and visitors.” said Mount Vernon Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr.

 Key findings of the study emphasize the City of Mount Vernon’s significant assets that appeal to developers and investors such as:

  • Higher household incomes than similar urban areas in the New York region
  • Significant local market demand as one of the most densely populated cities in the United States
  • Three Metro-North Stations and the multiple opportunities for Transit Oriented Development within their vicinity.

 The study determined that while 40% of Mount Vernon resident and worker spending currently occurs outside of the city (representing a $205 million untapped retail potential each year) increasing local spending opportunity would be achievable by the City’s pursuit of the following: 

  • Bolstering the identity of Downtown Mount Vernon
  • Fostering Transit Oriented Development opportunities
  • Enhancing the City’s economic development capacity
  • Creating a Downtown Business Improvement District

To view the report, download here:

Citywide Marketing Study

Printed copies of the report are available for viewing at the offices of the City’s Department of Planning and Community Development and the City Clerk (both located in Mount Vernon City Hall) in addition to the Mount Vernon Public Library, located at 28 South First Avenue.

If you would like to provide comments, please email at before 5pm, November 30, 2011.

Civil Service Meeting Schedule Change

Please click here to view changes to the Civil Service Meeting Schedule

Marketing Study Community Meeting November 14, 2011

Come to the Citywide Marketing Study Community Meeting

November 14th, 2011

6:30-9:00 pm

City Hall City Council Chambers

Mt. Vernon, NY 10550

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National Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test Set for Nov. 9th

On November 9, 2011 at 2:00 PM ET, the Federal Communications Commission, along with FEMA, will be conducting their first National Emergency Alert System (EAS) test.  The national level EAS leverages the communications support of all participating cable providers.   The test will be approximatly 30 seconds in duration and once the test is over, your normal programming will resume.  

On November 9, at 2 PM EST, FEMA will transmit the EAS code for national level emergencies to Primary Entry Point (PEP) stations in the national level of the EAS. The PEP stations will then rebroadcast the alert to the general public in their broadcast vicinity, as well as to the next level of EAS Participants monitoring them. This should continue through all levels of the system, until the national alert has been distributed throughout the entire country.

 Although the Nationwide EAS Test may resemble the periodic, monthly EAS tests that most Americans are already familiar with, there will be some differences in what viewers will see and hear, which is one reason for conducting a nationwide EAS test. Although the activation will include an audio message indicating that this is a test, a visual message indicating that “this is a test” may not appear on every television channel, especially for cable subscribers. This is due to the use of a “live” national code – the same code that would be used in an actual emergency. FEMA and the FCC are conducting outreach to the public, especially the deaf and hard of hearing, in advance of the test. Outreach will include specific information tailored to the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing and will be readily available at online sites. In addition, FEMA and the FCC will continue to work with EAS Participants to explore possible solutions to address this limitation.

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