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Special City Council Meeting Recessed

The special meeting of the City Council scheduled to be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. has been recessed until 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers for the purpose of “adopting a resolution affirming the execution of a professional services contract for Cornerstone PLLC, preparation of technical specifications and bid documents guiding the remediation of Memorial Field”, and any other business that may be presented before said meeting.

2019 Community Development Block Grant available now!



The City of Mount Vernon, Urban Renewal Agency, is seeking applications from qualified non-profit organizations interested in providing services that address one or more of the public service needs targeted in the city’s CDBG program.

The City of Mount Vernon’s CDBG allocation for FY 2019 is $1,661,732.  The City’s HOME allocation for FY 2019 is $440,662.  A maximum of 26.6% ($442,020.71) of the total CDBG allocation will be made available for public service programs and projects to be administered by the City or by sub-recipients. (Note:  This amount exceeds the 15% public service cap.  Mount Vernon is one of three entitlement communities that can exceed the 15% public service cap per HUD).

While there is no limit to the number of applications that an organization may submit, each project must be submitted as its own application.


It is mandatory that applicants attend a pre-application workshop. The pre-application workshops will be held on:

May 15, 2019 at 5:00pm, Memorial Room, City Hall
May 17, 2019 at 10:00am, Memorial Room, City Hall


It is mandatory that applicants participate in the Public Hearing on June 17, 2019 at 5:00pm.  Applicants must present a summary of their application and, if previously funded, a summary of past performance.  Applicants will have a limit of three minutes for presentations.  Applicants that have received CDBG funding in the past must also report on past performance within the same time limit.


Friday, June 7, 2019 at 4:00pm

The FY 2019 CDBG Application is available here

Fillable Version (41 pages) available here


Any questions or requests for additional information should be directed to Deputy Commissioner Sylvia Bolivar via phone at:  914-699-7230 or via email at:

Second Substantial Amendment to the City of Mount Vernon 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Annual Action Plan

The City of Mount Vernon is seeking public comment on the reprogramming of federal funds from prior years. A 30-day public comment period will begin on March 21, 2019 and end on April 23, 2019 at 12:00pm. All citizens, public agencies, and other interested parties may submit written comments. All written comments must be received by the City by 12pm on April 23, 2019.

Read the Second Substantial Amendment

City of Mount Vernon, New York Seeks Proposals for Five Year Consolidated Plan

The City of Mount Vernon is seeking proposals from experienced and qualified consultants and/or firms for professional services to prepare the five year Consolidated Plan.

The City of Mount Vernon is committed to partnering with the community to identify opportunities for improvements to programs and services to improve quality of life for Mount Vernon residents.

The Solicitation is available here.

Mount Vernon City Hall delayed opening- 3/4/19

Mount Vernon City Hall will open at 10:30 AM today, March 4, 2019, due to weather conditions.

Winter Wonderland – December 15th

Join the City of Mount Vernon at our Winter Wonderland on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 1PM to 5 PM at the Sports Underdome (657 Garden Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY).

Activities include a Santa appearance, ice skating, music, holiday fun and more.

Winter Wonderland Flyer

Zoning Board of Appeals November 20, 2018 Agenda

A regular meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 6:30PM in the City Council Chambers Room, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York.

Download the Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda Here


Are You Concerned About Your Mortgage? – Zombie Initiative 2nd Public Meeting

Are You Concerned About Your Mortgage? 

Join the Mount Vernon Zombie Home Taskforce and Westchester Residential Opportunities (WRO) at Macedonia Baptist Church (141 South 9th Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY) on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6:30 PM to discuss the following topics:

  1. Mortgage Assistance Program
  2. Loan Modification
  3. Scams & Deed Theft
  4. Project Reinvest-Financial Capability
  5. Financial Education
  6. Reverse Mortgage

Click here for the flyer

Zoning Board of Appeals October 16, 2018 Agenda

A regular meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 6:30PM in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, Mount Vernon, NY.

Download the ZBA October 16, 2018 Agenda Here

Planning Board October 3, 2018 Agenda

A regular meeting of the City Planning Board will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 6:30PM in the Memorial Room, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York.

Download the Planning Board Meeting Agenda Here

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