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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Planning Board Meeting Cancellation Notice

MEETING NOTICE CANCELLATION

PLANNING BOARD

PUBLIC HEARING

There will be no regular meeting of the Planning Board on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the City Council Chambers, second floor, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York.

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED.  

The rescheduled date is Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The Planning Board will host its work session on Monday March 6, 2017 at 6:30 in the Memorial Room, City Hall.

 

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Urban Renewal Agency Meeting Notice and Agenda

 

 

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Public Hearing on Proposed Tree Ordinance Amendment

LEGAL NOTICE

CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON

 

Notice of Public Hearing on proposed amendments to Chapter 252 of the Code of the City of Mount Vernon, New York entitled “Trees”.

 

PURPOSE: The City Council of the City of Mount Vernon as lead agency pursuant to the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) seeks to receive comments from the public and interested agencies concerning environmental topics related to the amendment of the City’s tree ordinance.

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTION: Amendment to the City’s tree ordinance.

 

The City of Mount Vernon’s tree ordinance (Chapter 252 of the Mount Vernon City Charter) was last amended on December 23, 1965. Upon the request of the City Council, the Planning Board with the help of “The Mount Vernon Citizen Tree Committee” (a committee composed of Mount Vernon homeowners and residents formed to review, amend, and strengthen Mount Vernon’s existing tree ordinance) proposed Code amendments. The recommended ordinance changes were adopted by the full Planning Board on November 4, 2015 as its formal recommendation to the Mount Vernon City Council. Currently the Mount Vernon City Council is reviewing and assessing the suggested amendments for formal adoption.

 

LOCATION OF THE ACTION: City of Mount Vernon.

 

SEQRA CLASSIFICATION:       “Unlisted” action.

 

TIME AND LOCATION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Mount Vernon City Council Chambers

City Hall-Roosevelt Square – second floor

Mount Vernon, New York 10550

 

Copies of the proposed amendments are available online at www.cmvny.com, as well as the following location:

Mount Vernon City Clerk’s Office

One Roosevelt Square – Room 104

Mount Vernon, New York 10550

 

This notice has been prepared in accordance with Article 8 of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law.

 

Contact Person:

George W. Brown, City Clerk, Mount Vernon City Council

One Roosevelt Square – Room 104

Mount Vernon, New York 10550

(914) 665-2352 (T)

 

Dated:     February 23, 2017

 

               GEORGE W. BROWN

                        City Clerk

Click on the link below to review the proposed amendment.

http://cmvny.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Draft-Tree-Ordinance.pdf

 

 

Special Real Estate Committee Meeting – Friday, March 3, 2017

Please be advised that a Special Meeting of the Real Estate Committee will be held on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Memorial Room, Second Floor, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York. 

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss proposals for City-owned property located at 3 Cortlandt Street, Mount Vernon, NY (Block 3004, Lot 22) and such other business as may come before this body.

EXAMINATION HOUSING SPECIALIST Open-Competitive Examination #61-212

EXAMINATION

HOUSING SPECIALIST

     OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION #61-212

DATE OF EXAMINATION:          SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017

PLACE OF EXAMINATION:       TO BE ANNOUNCED

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: APRIL 12, 2017 at 3:00pm –no exceptions

SALARY:                                      $50,074.68 – $69,522.92

There is one vacancy in the Mount Vernon Department of Planning & Community Development.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be a resident of the City of Mt. Vernon for not less than one year immediately preceding the date of the written examination.

REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING THE EXAM:

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma issued by the New York State Education Department; PLUS 1 year of experience working in a housing program, performing duties related to affordable housing.                                                                                                                                                          

NOTE: For appointment from the resulting eligible list, applicants with a foreign high school diploma must submit a course by course evaluation of their educational credentials. You must pay the required evaluation fee. Evaluations will be accepted from services such as: WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES, INC., P.O. BOX 5087, NEW YORK, NY 10274 – 212-966-6311, GLOBE LANGUAGE SERVICES, INC. 319 BROADWAY #200, NEW YORK, NY 10027, 212-227-1994, OR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. P.O. BOX 3665, CULVER CITY, CA. 90231.

DUTIES: This is a professional position with the responsibility for assisting with problems relating to housing issues. The incumbent counsels and interviews community residents and implements and coordinates the City’s Housing Programs. While the ability to exercise independent judgment and make independent decisions is required, direct supervision is received from the Commissioner or his/her designee. Does related work as required.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have a good knowledge of housing programs and housing subsidies; good knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures and legislation of housing laws; good knowledge of current issues, developments and resolutions relating to housing discrimination; good knowledge of investigative and interviewing principles, practices and techniques; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; good knowledge of the English language; ability to establish effective working relationships; ability to plan and organize; ability to deal with persons of diverse economic, social and ethnic backgrounds; initiative; tact and courtesy; ability to effectively use computer applications; reliability; good judgment; ability to make decisions; neatness of appearance and physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

SUBJECTS OF EXAMINATION: The written test will cover knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the following areas:

              1) INTERVIEWING;                          

              2) PREPARING WRITTEN MATERIAL;       

              3) UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING NUMERICAL DATA RELATED TO COMMUNITY

                 DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING;

           4) UNDERSTANDING, INTERPRETING AND APPLYING HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

                 LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS.

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

 INTERVIEWING – These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices employed in obtaining information from individuals through structured conversations. These questions require you to apply the principles, practices, and techniques of effective interviewing to hypothetical interviewing situations.       Included are questions that present a problem arising from an interviewing situation, and you must choose the most appropriate course of action to take.

 

  1. PREPARING WRITTEN MATERIAL – These questions test for the ability to present information clearly and accurately, and to organize paragraphs logically and comprehensibly. For some questions, you will be given information in two or three sentences followed by four restatements of the information. You must then choose the best version. For other questions, you will be given paragraphs with their sentences out of order. You must then choose, from four suggestions, the best order for the sentences.

 

  1. UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING NUMERICAL DATA RELATED TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING – These questions test for the ability to understand and interpret numerical data related to community development and housing.       The data will be presented in formats such as tables and charts. All the information needed to answer the questions will be provided in the data presented. You may be required to perform basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and to calculate averages and percents. You should bring with you a hand-held battery or solar-powered calculator for use on t his test. You will not be permitted to use the calculator function of your cell phone or other electronic devices.

 

  1. UNDERSTANDING, INTERPRETING AND APPLYING HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS – These questions test for the ability to understand, interpret, and apply a variety of federal and State housing and community development laws, rules and regulations. You will be provided with a brief reading selection based on or extracted from a passage of legal text. You must read the selection and then answer one or more questions based on that selection. All the information needed to answer the questions will be provided in the reading selection.

The New York State Department of Civil Service has not prepared a test guide for this examination. However, candidates may find information in the publication “How to take a written test” helpful in preparing for this test. This publication is available on line at: www.cs.ny.gov/testing/localtestguides.cfm

Candidates are required to attain a final average rating of 70 in order to be eligible to have their name placed on the eligible list established as a result of this examination. Life on the list will be stated at the time the list is established.

APPLICATION FEE: A $15.00 NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EXAMINATION. The applicable fee is required and must accompany your application. If your application is received without the required fee, it will be considered incomplete and you will not be admitted to the examination. If a fee waiver is being requested, proof of documentation qualifying you for the waiver must accompany the application. Only MONEY ORDERS will be accepted for the applications fee. The money order should be made payable to the City of Mount Vernon and be sure to write the examination number on the money order. CASH OR CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Because NO REFUND will be made, you are urged to compare your qualifications carefully with the requirements for admission.

FEE WAIVER INFORMATION: A waiver of the application fee will be allowed if you are unemployed and are primarily responsible for the support of a household. In addition, a waiver of the application fee will be allowed if you are determined eligible for Medicaid, receiving Supplemental Security Income payment, or Public Assistance. All claims for an application fee waiver are subject to verification and proof of documentations qualifying you for the waiver must accompany the application. If you can verify eligibility for the application fee waiver, you must complete a “Request for Application Fee Waiver” form. This form is available in the Civil Service Office. You must submit the completed fee waiver form with your completed application along with proof of documentations qualifying you for the waiver.

Applications are available in the Mount Vernon Municipal Civil Service Commission Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM or send a self-addressed, legal-sized envelope to the Civil Service Commission, Room 103 – City Hall, One Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. Applicants may also obtain applications from the City of Mount Vernon’s website at www.cmvny.com.  ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CIVIL SERVICE OFFICE WITH YOUR FILING FEE. Applications received via mail will not be accepted if postmarked after the closing date deadline of APRIL 12, 2017.

RELIGIOUS OBSERVERS AND DISABLED PERSONS: If special arrangements for testing are required, please indicate this on your application and submit on a separate sheet of paper and attach it to your application at time of submission. You will be notified of the alternate test date which will take place in City Hall.%3

Mount Vernon Industrial Development Agency – 2/28/2017 Regular Meeting Notice

The Board of the Mount Vernon Industrial Development Agency will hold its next Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 11:00am in the Mayor’s Conference Room – City Hall, Mount Vernon, NY 10550.

REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE MEETING – Friday, February 24, 2017

Please be advised that a Regular Meeting of the Real Estate Committee will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Memorial Room, Second Floor, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York.

Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Cancellation Notice

MEETING NOTICE CANCELLATION

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

PUBLIC HEARING

 

There will be no regular meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the City Council Chambers, second floor, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York.

THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING FOR THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS WILL BE HELD TUESDAY MARCH 21, 2017.

Note: Work Sessions will be open to the public but closed to public participation subject to the Open Meetings Law, [§ 105 of the New York State Public Officers Law, Article 7].

Note: Items listed on the agenda are subject to change and amendments and/or additions may be placed on the agenda.

Note: The Zoning Board will host its work session on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at 4:00pm in the Memorial Room, City Hall.

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Architectural Review Board Agenda

                                                     MEETING NOTICE

                                           ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD

                                                      PUBLIC MEETING

A regular meeting of the Architectural Review Board will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room, First Floor, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York, at which time and place the Board shall consider the following:

ITEM #1 ROLL CALL                                                                                              

ITEM #2 APPROVAL OF MINUTES  

  • Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held on Monday, December 19, 2016.
  • Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held on Wednesday January 25, 2016. 

ITEM #3 CONTINUED PUBLIC MEETING     

3.1   Case No. 49-2016     20 Nuvern Avenue (Section 169.54, Block 3042, Lot

       3) Located in the R2-4.5 Zoning District. 

The applicant Sun Run Solar proposes to install 35 roof mounted solar panels on the roof of a single family dwelling. The 35 panels are located on both sides of the house and are visible from the street. The application was originally approved with conditions on August 24, 2016. The applicant seeks to amend the application. An amended Certificate of Appropriateness is required.

 

SEQRA Determination: This action is a “Type II” action; therefore, ending the SEQRA process.

ITEM #4 PUBLIC MEETING

4.1   Case No. 66-2016   90 Brookside Avenue (Section 165.73, Block 4010, Lot

       8) Located in the R2-4.5 Residential Zoning District. 

The applicant Empire Solar Solutions proposes to install 20 roof mounted solar panels on the rooftop of a 2-family dwelling. The 20 panels are located on the side and back of the house and are visible from the street. A Certificate of Appropriateness is required.

SEQRA Determination: This action is a “Type II” action; therefore, ending the SEQRA process.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

  • Case No. 1-2017 86 West Kingsbridge Road (Section 169.54, Block 3044, Lot 4) Located in the R2-4.5 Residential Zoning District.

The applicant Solar Maximum proposes to install 30 roof mounted solar panels on the rooftop of a single family dwelling. The 30 panels are located on both sides of the house and are visible from the street. A Certificate of Appropriateness is required.

SEQRA Determination: This action is a “Type II” action; therefore, ending the SEQRA process. 

ITEM #5 ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION – SEQRA Determination: This action is a “Type II” action; therefore, ending the SEQRA process.

5.1    Proposed MX-1 Zoning Ordinance Recommendation

  • Recommendation to City Council Regarding Proposed MX-1 Zoning Ordinance

According to Section 267-56 of the Zoning Code “If any amendment is to be considered by the City Council, it shall be referred for review and report to the

Planning Board, the Corporation Counsel and other board (Architectural Review Board), agency or official of the city which the City Council deems appropriate.

All boards, agencies and officials to which such proposed amendments are referred shall not have less than 30 days from the date of forwarding, or from

the date of revision by the petitioner whichever is later, to submit their reports”.

5.2   Proposed Tree Ordinance Recommendation

  • Recommendation to City Council Regarding Proposed Tree Ordinance

According to Section 267-56 of the Zoning Code “If any amendment is to be considered by the City Council, it shall be referred for review and report to the Planning Board, the Corporation Counsel and other board (Architectural Review Board), agency or official of the city which the City Council deems appropriate.  

All boards, agencies and officials to which such proposed amendments are referred shall not have less than 30 days from the date of forwarding, or from the date of revision by the petitioner whichever is later, to submit their reports”.

5.3   Proposed Historic Preservation Recommendation

  • Recommendation to City Council Regarding Historic Preservation

According to Article 5 – Section 96-a of the NYS General Municipal Law, “Protection of historical places, buildings and works of art. In addition to any power or authority of a municipal corporation to regulate by planning or zoning laws and regulations or by local laws and regulations. The governing board or local legislative body of any county, city, town or village is empowered to provide by regulations, special conditions and restrictions for the protection, enhancement, perpetuation and use of places, districts, sites, buildings, structures, works of art, and other objects having a special character or special historical or aesthetic interest or value. Such regulations, special conditions and restrictions may include appropriate and reasonable control of the use or appearance of neighboring private property within public view, or both. In any such instance such measures, if adopted in the exercise of the police power, shall be reasonable and appropriate to the purpose, or if constituting a taking of private property shall provide for due compensation, which may include the limitation or remission of taxes.”

Note: Work Sessions will be open to the public but closed to public participation subject to the Open Meetings Law, [Section 105 of the New York State Public Officers Law, Article 7].

Note: Items listed on the agenda are subject to change and amendments and/or additions may be placed on the agenda.

Note: The Architectural Review Board will host its next work session on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Mayor’s Conference Room, First Floor, Mount Vernon, NY.

Note: The next regular scheduled meeting of the Architectural Review Board is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the Mayor’s Conference Room, First Floor, Mount Vernon, NY.

Reminder to applicants:

Sample of exterior finish materials must be presented at the meeting. Please be advised that approval from the Architectural Review Board does not constitute approval from the Building Department. Moreover, no work may be performed until a Building Permit is granted and conspicuously posted at the work site.

 

 

 

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