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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

 

 

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