Please highlight to view the 2015 Proposed Budget adopted by the Board of Estimate and Contract on December 15, 2014.
Please be advised that a City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers due to the Christmas Holiday, as per the City Charter (C-35). The committee meeting will be held on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
A public hearing will also be held prior to the legislative session of the meeting in reference to the 2015 Annual Estimate as posted in the Journal News Legal Notice Section on December 17, 2014 and December 19, 2014.
All interested citizens of the City of Mount Vernon will have the opportunity to give written and oral comment.
Copies of the detailed proposed budget will be available for the public in the Office of the City Clerk for review.
Mount Vernon is testing out its new red-light safety camera system with the installation of two red-light safety cameras. The cameras went operational on December 15th as part of a 30-day warning phase during which written notices will be mailed to the vehicle owner if the car is detected running a red light. This new approach to traffic safety program will go live on January 15th when Red-light Safety Cameras will be activiated at the following intersections:
This program puts a new law enforcement tool into the hands of our police officers. Red-light safety cameras will help us reduce the number of regrettable traffic collisions at our most dangerous intersections and it is anticipated that once motorists get used to the technology, they will react to the cameras in much the same way that they react to seeing an officer along the side of the road watching for speeders; they will slow down and stop in time to avoid running the red light.
A red light violation occurs when the entire vehicle crosses the intersection’s line of demarcation after the traffic signal turns red. Technicians at American Traffic Solutions (ATS), oversee the review of violation images and event data being submitted to the Mount Vernon Police Department. A sworn law enforcement officer from the Mount Vernon Police Department conducts a final review to determine if a ticket and fine are warranted based on the evidence. This procedure will ensure that tickets are issued with full knowledge of local roadways and traffic patterns and laws.
Mount Vernon is attempting to enforce traffic laws at the most dangerous intersections, allowing police officers to be available for other patrol and crime prevention duties. Cameras provide a cost-effective service because they don’t cost taxpayers a dime; only those who choose to break the law and put the safety of others at risk pay the fines that are used to fund the cameras. These photo-enforcement cameras effectively change driver behavior from recklessly running red lights to stopping at them for the benefit of themselves and others on the road.
Beginning on January 15, 2015 motorists running red lights at intersections will be ticketed using the new technology. For additional information contact the Mount Vernon Parking Bureau at 914-665-2470.
Please be advised that there will be a SPECIAL MEETING OF THE MOUNT VERNON BOARD OF ESTIMATE AND CONTRACT on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014 AT 9:00AM, E.S.T. in the MAYOR’S CONFERENCE ROOOM, First floor, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York.
“COMPLETING AND ADOPTING AN ITEMIZED STATEMENT”
And such other business as may be presented before said meeting.
On Monday, December 15, 2015 the Board of Estimate and Contract approved the Proposed 2015 Annual Budget prepared by Mayor Ernest D. Davis. Click on the following link to view the document.