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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Youth Bureau’s 2016 After-School Youth Employment Application

Department of Recreation: Tennis FREE (+) – KELA INDOOR TENNIS

NYJTL/New York Junior Tennis & Learning: KELA INDOOR TENNIS CENTER  has 6 weekends left of FREE indoor tennis instruction. Contact Kela (525 Homestead Avenue, MtVernon NY) for exact dates & additional information: 914.668.0720.

This is followed by their end of the year tournaments in March. See below flyer (English & Spanish). It’s a wonderful opportunity to get Mount Vernon children introduced or involved during the winter months.

REGISTRATION & ATTENDANCE: Registration for all NYJTL CTPs is continuous and OPEN. Players can register at any time during the season. Registration must be in person ONLY. There is not an “application” – no one is rejected or placed on a waiting list. Registration can be done ONLY on the days and times of each location’s hours of operation. Attendance on any given day is optional.

EQUIPMENT, EVENTS & SCHEDULES: All equipment is provided for use during the FREE training session. There is no charge for use of the rackets. Tournaments and events are planned for all ages during every season.  ~  ~  ~  www.facebook/MVRECREATION

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 Kela Tennis WINTER 2016 eng-span A Spanish Version

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Mount Vernon Department of Recreation is on Facebook!

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Department of Recreation: UPDATE – Annual INTER-GENERATIONAL EDUCATIONAL EXCURSION to New York State Assoc. of Black & Puerto Rican Legislators’ Conference

Calling Mt. Vernon Young People – ages 14-17 years old & Mt. Vernon Senior Programs attendees

Join us for City of Mt. Vernon’s annual Day Trip to Albany NY for this year’s 45th Annual Legislative Conference.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2016, at Convention Center, Empire State Plaza South Mall Arterial, Albany, New York

The event/trip is free with limited seats available – “First Come, First Seated”, so sign up early. 

Bus departs Mt. Vernon City Hall @ 7am – SHARP!! Boarding starts @ 6:15am. Bus returns to Mt. Vernon @ approx. 7:30pm

Reservation must be emailed by parent to:  Deadline: FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016

See flyer for additional information.

Co-sponsors: City of Mount Vernon – Richard Thomas, Mayor, Mount Vernon Department of Recreation; New York State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (36th Senate District); New York State Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow (89th District); Westchester County Legislator Lyndon D. Williams (13th District); Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus (WBWPC); NewFlex Youth Programs Inc.; and Coleman & Coleman

For this and additional Mt. Vernon Recreation Happenings go to:

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Legislator's CONFERENCE 2016 - Flier - Save the Date UPDATE 1-20-16


City of Mount Vernon, New York: EMERGENCY CONTACT #s

City of Mount Vernon, New York – RICHARD THOMAS, MAYOR



LIFE THREATENING                            911

Non-Life Threatening                             211 (open 9am-7pm Saturday & Sunday)

City Back-Up/Command Center           914-665-2300

DSS/Department of Social Services     914-995-2099

United Way                                                211  -or-  800-899-1479

Westchester Emergency Center             914-864-5450


  • Do not block fire hydrants – Cleaning around fire hydrants will also assist greatly in case of emergency.
  • Do not shovel snow in streets. Use the “tree lawn”, the area between curb and sidewalk, to place snow.


Public Hearing on Mount Vernon West Rezoning Rescheduled

Please be advised that the public hearing on the proposed rezoning for the Mount Vernon West area scheduled to be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. has been rescheduled.  The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

You may contact the City Clerk’s Office at 914.665.2351 if you have any questions.


George W. Brown

City Clerk

Real Estate Committee Meeting – Friday, January 29, 2016

Please be advised that a Regular Meeting of the Real Estate Committee will be held on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in the Memorial Room, Second Floor, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York.


SNOW STORM ADVISORY – General Information


#MVReady for Winter Storm

The City of Mount Vernon will declare a SNOW EMERGENCY and institute emergency procedures when snowfall is predicted to accumulate three (3) or more inches. This will allow City personnel to clear roadways and streets.

Parking restrictions go into effect when there is a SNOW EMERGENCY. There is no parking on any street designated as a “SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTE.”

Download Snow Emergency Routes Here 

Any vehicles parked on a SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTE during the Snow Emergency will be summonsed and towed. Otherwise, parking restrictions on residential streets will be lifted.

Residents are urged to travel only when necessary during a SNOW EMERGENCY. Your cooperation is needed and much appreciated to keep the public safe and facilitate an orderly removal of snow.

For more information, check the City’s website at or call 914-665-2460. On social media, use #MVReady to follow and participate in real time information on snow removal in your neighborhood.  You may also call “211” for further assistance from United Way.

You can also check the reverse sides of this flyer (below) and the Sanitation schedules issued by and available at the DPW office.





The following conditions determine enforcement of Snow Emergency within the city streets:

  1. Whenever snow falls in the city during any period of twenty four (24) hours or less to a depth of three (3) inches or more, impairing transportation of people, food, medical care, fire, health and police protection and other vital services and facilities to the city.

  1. Parking restrictions in aid of snow removal. It shall be unlawful to delay, hinder or obstruct any vehicle or equipment engaged in the operation of snowplowing or snow removal on the designated snow emergency streets.

  1. Impounding unattended or illegally parked vehicles. During such emergencies, any vehicle found to be parked or unattended on the snow emergency streets causing obstruction to traffic and snow removal operations shall be removed under the direction of Department of Public Works by means of towing. Such removal shall be at the risk of the owner of such vehicle.

The following streets have been designated Snow Emergency.

North & South Snow Emergency Streets



Columbus Avenue

Bronxville to 3rd Avenue

Fulton Avenue

Parkway South to East 3rd Street

Fourth Avenue

1st Street to 4th Street

4th Street to Sandford Blvd.

Eleventh Avenue

Bronx Line to Scott’s Bridge

Mount Vernon Avenue

Scotts Bridge to Yonkers Ave

North Fifth Avenue

W. 1st Street to W. Lincoln Avenue

Gramatan Avenue

Centre Street to 1st Street

East & West Snow Emergency Streets



Devonia Avenue

Gramatan Avenue to Columbus Avenue

Lincoln Avenue

Scotts Bridge to Columbus Avenue

Station Place to Pelham Line

Third Street

Warwick Avenue to Bronx Line

First Street

Fulton Avenue to Bronx Line

Sandford Boulevard

Mundy Lane to Highland Avenue

West to Bronx Line – Fulton Avenue

Fulton Avenue – East to Pelham

Oak Street

Lincoln Avenue to Yonkers Line

Stevens Avenue

Lincoln Avenue to Gramatan Avenue

Valentine Street

North 5th Avenue to West Lincoln Avenue

Prospect Avenue

North 3rd Avenue to North 5th Avenue

North 3rd Avenue to North Columbus Avenue

Fiske Place

Gramatan Avenue to North 3rd Avenue

Grand Street

Fleetwood Avenue to Westchester Avenue

Broad Street

Locust Street and Westchester Avenue


DPW EMERGENCY – (914) 665 – 2460 EMERGENCY TOWING – (914) 665 – 2500



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