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Legislative Assistant Vacancy

The City Council of the City of Mount Vernon, New York is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Legislative Assistant to the City Council. Interested persons must submit a cover letter and resume by mail or hand delivery no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2017 to:

Honorable Members of the City Council

c/o George W. Brown, City Clerk

1 Roosevelt Square

Mount Vernon, New York  10550

No emails or faxes will be accepted.


Download job description HERE


Tree Planting Ceremony in Honor of Jeannette Pettaway

The City Council will host a tree planting ceremony in honor the late Jeannette Pettaway, a community activist who endeavored to beautify the City of Mount Vernon.  

The tree planting ceremony will take place at the Griffith and Valentino Memorial Firehouse located at 50 West Third Street on Thursday, May 25, 2017.  The ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m.


City Council To Host Financial Forum

The City Council will host a financial forum on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  The forum will be held in the City Council Chambers located on the 2nd Floor of Mount Vernon City Hall.

The purpose of the forum is to discuss the city’s finances based on the independent auditor’s report for the year ending December 31, 2015.  Comptroller Walker will also be present.

Join the City Council as they provide details of the city’s finances.

City Council To Honor Distinguished Citizens

The City Council is pleased to announce the honorees of the 2017 Spring Honoring Ceremony which will be held during a regular City Council meeting on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.  Twice each year, Council Members honor individuals and organizations who have made valuable contributions to the Mount Vernon community.   Honorees are:

  1. All Islands Association, Inc., a scholarship and fundraising organization;
  2. Ken Bright, President and Founder of The LIFE Progressive Services Group, Inc.;
  3. Geoff Munroe, community activist;
  4. Rev. Dr. Lillian F. Reynolds, youth advocate;
  5. Frank Trolio, Jr., community member and Mount Vernon businessman.

All are invited to join the City Council as they recognize these honorees.

City Council Town Hall Forum

The public is invited to attend a Town Hall Forum hosted by the City Council on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.  All are welcome to come with their questions or concerns.




Board of Estimate and Contract Meeting Cancelled

The regular meeting of the Board of Estimate and Contract, scheduled to be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 9:30 a.m., has been cancelled.

The meeting will be rescheduled; the new meeting date will be announced at a later time.


Lauren S. Carter

Deputy City Clerk

City Council Radio Show

Please join the City Council as they celebrate Women’s History Month during a live airing of the City Council radio show from station WVOX-1460AM.   

Philanthropist, educator, and founder of the Brown Urban Mother Partnership, Cynthia Turnquest-Jones, will be the City Council’s featured guest for the one hour program airing on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. 

Be sure to tune in for this special broadcast.


Call for Candidates to Serve on the Board of Ethics

CALL FOR CANDIDATES – Board of Ethics, City of Mount Vernon


The City Council is searching for individuals to fill confidential, volunteer positions on the Board of Ethics for the City of Mount Vernon.


The Board of Ethics is comprised of five members appointed by the City Council, all of whom shall reside in the City of Mount Vernon. Amongst its powers and duties, the Board of Ethics shall have the power and authority to investigate allegations of unethical practices relating to conflicts of interest, ethical conduct and interest of municipal officers and employees in contracts, and to render reports of such investigations and recommendations to the City Council for action.


To apply, submit a resume and letter of interest to:


Mount Vernon City Council

c/o George W. Brown, City Clerk

One Roosevelt Square, Room 104

Mount Vernon, NY 10550


Click or follow the link below to view the Board of Ethics ordinance.


For more information, contact the City Clerk’s office at (914) 665-2352 (T).



Dated: March 8, 2017



City Clerk




Public Hearing on Proposed Tree Ordinance Amendment




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.



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, 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.



Board of Estimate and Contract Meeting to Proceed as Scheduled

As Clerk of the Board, the Board of Estimate and Contract meeting originally scheduled to be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 will proceed at 9:30 a.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room. 

All official meeting notices are posted by the Clerk at the direction of Members of the Board of Estimate and Contract.

Please refer to the links below for more information. 


George W. Brown

City Clerk


1-31-17 BOE&C Meeting

1-31-17 Board of Estimate and Contract Agenda



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