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Planning Board Agenda August 2, 2017

The Agenda for the upcoming Planning Board Meeting on August 2, 2017 is now available.

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Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda July 18, 2017

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Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda  – July 18, 2017

July 31, 2017 is the due date for the 2nd Half City & 1st Half School Taxes!

The Department of Finance would like to inform the public of the updated due dates. You now have the option to pay your taxes online.

Payment Due Date Information
All tax payments are due within the month specified. Payments received (United States Postmark) after the last collection day of the specified month will be subject to interest and penalties from the first due date.

1st Half School Tax 2017-18 is due without penalty no later than 7/31/17 

Also 2nd Half City  Tax 2017 is due without penalty no later than 7/31/17

taxes can be paid online at

Late Payments
City and County late tax payments are subject to interest charges of 1 1/2% per month, or any part thereof, from the first due date.

Interest Charges
City School District late tax payments are subject to interest charges of 1% per month, or any part thereof, from the first due date up until February 20. Payments made after February 20 are subject to an additional 5% penalty at time of payment.

*Please note that under New York State law, we cannot waive penalties or interest on overdue or late tax payments, unless the Governor has issued an Executive Order and/or special legislation has been passed by the State Legislature. Your tax payments must be received or postmarked by the United States Postal Service (postmarks produced by home/office postage machines are not sufficient) on or before the due date to avoid penalties and interest. Due dates that fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday are automatically extended to the next business day. Postdated checks cannot be applied to taxes due, and will be returned to the issuer, which may result in late payment penalties.

Tax Bills & Delinquencies
Tax bills must be paid in full, including all interest and penalties due. Partial payments cannot be accepted.

Payment Methods
In Person
Tax payments can be made in person at the City Hall Department of Finance  located on the ground floor Room 1 of City Hall during office hours 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  at:
1 Roosevelt Sq Room 1
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

By Mail
Payments made by mail with the payment stub should be payable and sent to:
City of Mount Vernon, NY

Department of Finance
P.O. Box 1006
Mount Vernon, NY 10551

Payments made without the payment stub should be payable and mailed to:
City of Mount Vernon, NY

Department of Finance

1 Roosevelt Square Room 1

Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Any questions please call the Department of Finance.  914-665-2442

Memorial Day Parade seeks participants for May 29, 2017 event


For the first time ever, we will have Macy’s style parade balloons and local news coverage! This is an excellent opportunity for your organization or business to show its support for the Mt. Vernon Veteran community.

We are currently accepting applications for registration in the parade. Performance acts, floats, drum-lines, bands, vehicles, dancers, cheerleaders,
community organizations,
businesses, and others are encouraged to register
to participate in this parade honoring those that have made the ultimate sacrifice.

The Mount Vernon Veterans Service Agency (VSA) and Central Committee for Veterans Affairs (CCVA) under Mayor Richard Thomas present the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 9:30 am.

There is NO FEE for registration/ participation in the 2017 Memorial Day Parade or for your group to attend.

NEW FOR 2017 – Macy Style Parade Balloons – Corporations Needed!

Companies and Corporations this is a great opportunity for you display your civic pride by sponsoring a Balloon Float. For the first time in Mount Vernon’s history, the Memorial Day Parade will have larger than life balloons similar to those in the Macy’s Day Parade in NYC. Each balloon will need 6 – 24 persons to hold the balloon in place. This is a great volunteer opportunity for your administrators and staff. Area businesses will have a unique opportunity to sponsor these balloons and take part in the day’s events honoring veterans that have made the ultimate sacrifice. By investing in one of the outlined sponsorship packages, your company can be a part of the publicity surrounding this wonderful event and show support for the veteran community – while advertising your business.

For information please call 914-665-2391.

GROUP PARTICIPATION FORM (For Acts, Drum-lines, bands, dancers, cheerleaders and community organizations)



Zoning Board of Appeals – April 19, 2017 Meeting Agenda

Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda – April 19, 2017.

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Tax Reminder – County Tax Due April 30, 2017

Dear City Taxpayer. This is a friendly reminder that the 2017 County Tax is due no later than 4/30/17. Pay on or before that day to avoid interest penalties.

Taxes can be paid online at

You will need your block and lot number to process online payments.

Pay in person at the Office of the Comptroller. Office Hours are from  8:30am – 4:30pm  Monday – Friday.

Thank you.

Civil Service Commission Meeting Schedule for 2017

Listed below is the Civil Service Commission’s monthly meeting schedule for 2017.

Please note special meetings may be scheduled to address urgent matters. When such occurs, a meeting notice will be posted on the City of Mount Vernon’s website, In the event a public hearing becomes necessary, the Commission will adhere to the contractual obligation of providing 30 days advance notice to the labor unions.

All meetings are open to the public and will convene at 4:30 PM at City Hall in the Memorial Room located on the 2nd Floor.

If you would like to speak at the meeting, please submit your request with outline of the concern in writing to the Civil Service Office, Room #103 at least 10 days before the scheduled meeting.

January 11, 2017

July 19, 2017

February 15, 2017

August 16, 2017

March 22, 2017

September 20, 2017

April 19, 2017

October 18, 2017

May 17, 2017

November 15, 2017

June 21, 2017

December 13, 2017


2017 Youth Employment Application Now Available

The 2017 Youth Employment Application is now available for download. Applications will only be accepted on Monday, January 23, 2017 through Friday, January 27, 2017 between the hours of 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Youth Bureau, Room 306. SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE ELIGIBILTY OR ENROLLMENT INTO THE PROGRAM. Click here to download your copy.

Mayor Thomas hosts 225th Anniversary Celebration of the Bill of Rights


Monday December 19 at St. Paul’s Church ceremony celebrating 225th Anniversary.

On Monday, December 19, at 4:00pm, Mayor Richard Thomas and the City of Mount Vernon will hold a celebration commemorating the 225th anniversary of the final ratification of the Bill of Rights. Mayor Thomas will be joined by County Executive Rob Astorino, representatives from the offices of Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Charles Schumer, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and other dignitaries.
The City of Mount Vernon is the birthplace of the Bill of Rights and home of the sister to the Liberty Bell. In 1733, St Paul’s Church in Mount Vernon was a polling site during a controversial, tumultuous election where some voters were prevented from voting. John Peter Zenger, publisher of the New York Weekly Journal, covered the irregularities of corrupt officials involved with the election tampering. Zenger was arrested and his newspaper was ordered burned. His subsequent defense of his actions – that they were true – laid the groundwork for the Bill for Rights. Zenger’s non-guilty verdict in his libel trial and his brave embrace of the truth led to the foundation of the First Amendment – Freedom of Speech.
“Mount Vernon is a city of firsts. We are the birthplace of the Bill of Rights, one of the nation’s first roads at Route 22, and the creators of hip-hop. Mount Vernon has always been a place where people stood up for what is right from John Peter Zenger in 1733 to Denzel Washington today. We look to our Rebecca Turner who broke free from slavery to become one of the first African-American property owners in the country; Nina Simone whose potent protest music was banned by radio stations fearful of confronting discrimination. Humphrey Bogart who joined the Committee for the First Amendment to protest the unconstitutional House Un-American Activities Committee. Mount Vernon has always taken the lead in standing up for what is fair, what is right, and what is just. As Mayor, I will continue to stand firm and stand up for Mount Vernon,” said Mayor Richard Thomas.

2016 Fall Youth Employment Program is available for download

The 2016 Fall Youth Employment Program is available for download here. Please complete the 2016 Fall Youth Employment Application. In addition, when returning the completed application, please make sure all requested documents are attached. Applications will only be accepted on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 through Monday, October 3, 2016 between the hours of 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Youth Bureau, room 306. SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE ELIGIBILTY OR ENROLLMENT INTO THE PROGRAM. EMPLOYMENT IS VERY COMPETITIVE!!
APPLICANT MUST BE A MOUNT VERNON RESIDENT. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau at 914-665-2344 during business hours 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday.


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