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On September 22, 2013, Westchester’s premier and largest arts and entertainment festival will kick off its 12th year. The festival, which began with a humble attendance of approximately 3500 people, has grown to over 40,000 festival goers. The arts on third festival began in 1999 as a precursor to Mayor Ernest D. Davis vision to transform 3rd Street into an arts district. Mayor Davis then formed a task force to research the development of an arts district. This blue ribbon task force, called the Third Street Task Force was composed of each sector of the community and became the impetus behind the Arts On Third Festival. Art was the vehicle used to revitalized the area and as a catalyst to social change. The festival brings together hundreds of volunteers and is the largest, single community effort in Westchester, New York.

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Red Light Cameras Operational: 30 Day Warning Period Until January 15

Mount Vernon is testing out its new red-light safety camera system with the installation of two red-light safety cameras. The cameras went operational on December 15th as part of a 30-day warning phase during which written notices will be mailed to the vehicle owner if the car is detected running a red light. This new approach to traffic safety program will go live on January 15th when Red-light Safety Cameras will be activiated at the following intersections:

  • EB/WB E Lincoln AVE @ Darwood Place /Sheridan
  • NB/SB S Columbus AVE /SR22 @ E 3rd ST/MLK BLVD
  • WB/EB/SB East Sanford BLVD @ South Fulton AVE
  • EB/WB East Sanford BLVD @ Garden AVE

This program puts a new law enforcement tool into the hands of our police officers. Red-light safety cameras will help us reduce the number of regrettable traffic collisions at our most dangerous intersections and it is anticipated that once motorists get used to the technology, they will react to the cameras in much the same way that they react to seeing an officer along the side of the road watching for speeders; they will slow down and stop in time to avoid running the red light. 

A red light violation occurs when the entire vehicle crosses the intersection’s line of demarcation after the traffic signal turns red. Technicians at American Traffic Solutions (ATS), oversee the review of violation images and event data being submitted to the Mount Vernon Police Department. A sworn law enforcement officer from the Mount Vernon Police Department conducts a final review to determine if a ticket and fine are warranted based on the evidence. This procedure will ensure that tickets are issued with full knowledge of local roadways and traffic patterns and laws.

Mount Vernon is attempting to enforce traffic laws at the most dangerous intersections, allowing police officers to be available for other patrol and crime prevention duties. Cameras provide a cost-effective service because they don’t cost taxpayers a dime; only those who choose to break the law and put the safety of others at risk pay the fines that are used to fund the cameras. These photo-enforcement cameras effectively change driver behavior from recklessly running red lights to stopping at them for the benefit of themselves and others on the road.

Beginning on January 15, 2015 motorists running red lights at intersections will be ticketed using the new technology. For additional information contact the Mount Vernon Parking Bureau at 914-665-2470.

 

Be Fire Safe This Holiday Season

The Mount Vernon Fire Department wants all residents to keep safe this holiday season and has issued common sense tips to keep your family safe. Remember, It’s never too late to be fire safe!

Board of Estimate and Contract Special Meeting December 19, 2014

Please be advised that there will be a SPECIAL MEETING OF THE MOUNT VERNON BOARD OF ESTIMATE AND CONTRACT on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014 AT 9:00AM, E.S.T. in the MAYOR’S CONFERENCE ROOOM, First floor, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York.

“COMPLETING AND ADOPTING AN ITEMIZED STATEMENT”

And such other business as may be presented before said meeting.

Board of Estimate & Contract Approves Proposed 2015 Annual Budget

On Monday, December 15, 2015 the Board of Estimate and Contract approved the Proposed 2015 Annual Budget prepared by Mayor Ernest D. Davis. Click on the following link to view the document.

Proposed Budget 2015_BdEstContract

 

 

City Council Special Meeting December 16, 2014 at 6:00pm to Discuss the 2015 Annual Estimate

Please be advised that a Special Meeting of the City Council will be held on Monday December 16, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the City Council Chambers. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the 2015 Annual Estimate.

City Council Special Meeting December 16, 2014

Please be advised that a Special Meeting of the City Council will be held on Monday December 16, 2014 at 8:30 am in the City Council Chambers. The purpose of the meeting is to set a date for a Public Hearing for the 2015 Annual Estimate.

City Council Special Meeting on December 15, 2014

Please be advised that a Special Meeting of the City Council will be held on Monday December 15, 2014 at 10:00AM in the City Council Chambers. The purpose of the meeting is to set a date for a Public Hearing for the 2015 Annual Estimate.

Board of Estimate and Contract Special Meeting December 15, 2014

Please be advised that a Special Meeting of Board of Estimate and Contract will be held on Monday at 9:30am December 15, 2014 in the Mayor’s Conference Room.

The purpose of the meeting is to adopt the 2015 Annual Estimate.

 

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD – DECEMBER 15, 2014

MEETING

City Council Radio Show

Do you want to stay up to date on the latest city news?  Then tune your radios to WVOX- 1460 on the AM Dial. 

This month’s radio show is scheduled to air on Monday, December 15, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Guests include City of Mount Vernon Police Commissioner, Terrance Raynor who will discuss traffic control measures along South Fulton Avenue and code enforcement initiatives, particularly in the downtown shopping district. 

Deputy Commissioner for Special Initiatives, Gaylord Worrell, along with a representative from PanGo will discuss the PanGo pay-by-phone parking system recently launched in the city.   

Continue to count on the City Council to keep you informed.

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