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Mount Vernon West DGEIS Public Hearing Jan 27, 2016 7 pm

The Mount Vernon West Rezoning Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) is available for public review.  A public hearing is scheduled on the document in City Council Chambers on Wednesday January 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm. 

A copy of the DGEIS is available at the Office of the City Clerk and available for download at the link below:

Mount Vernon West DGEIS

If you would like to submit any comments, please forward them to:

George Brown
City Clerk
1 Roosevelt Square
Mount Vernon, NY 10701

or by email at gwbrown@cmvny.com

“What’s the Word?”….ARTS ON THIRD!

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On Sunday, September 6th, between 12 noon and 7:00 pm, Mount Vernon’s Mayor Ernest Davis with the Mount Vernon Arts Council and Montefiore Hospital present its seventh annual “Arts On Third” Arts Festival in Mount Vernon New York.  Arts on Third has established itself as Westchester County’s largest and most prestigious cultural celebration.

“Arts On Third”  attracts over 75,000 attendees and this year boasts three exciting stages: The Headliner Stage, The Power Industry Stage hosted by Power 105  FM and The Cultural Stage.

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Headlining this year  is Mount Vernon’s own Al. B. Sure, Sure, a former Mount Vernon High School QB, went on to become a three time Grammy nominated R & B singer and a major producer during the “ New Jack Swing” era.  He is credited for introducing recording artists, Jodeci , Tevin Campbell  ,Faith Evans, Dave Hollister, Case, and Usher to the music world. Doug E. Fresh, The World’s Greatest Entertainer, and crowd favorite, is a producer, business man and is known as the original “Human Beat Box” who has been a performer at the festival since its inception; and Tito Puente, Jr , son of the incomparable band leader Tito Puente is back by popular demand. He is keeping the legacy alive through performances of his father’s classic hits , as well as his original mambo compositions.

Also, on the playbill are Jazz musician, Tex Allen,  Rap Pioneer Roxanne Shante, reggae artists, Red Fox, Jahteff and Little John, Cece Peniston (Finally), Pop Dollarz, GQ of “Disco Nights” fame, singer/actress, Cheryl “Pepsi” Riley and Desi Arnaz’ and Lucille Ball’s grandson, composer Joe Luckinbill.

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The Cultural Stage captures the diverse make up and talents of the Mount Vernon community. One of the highlights of the “Cultural Stage” is Phyllis Yvonne Stickney and her brother, Timothy Stickney .  Ms. Stickney,  best known and respected for her work in film, stage, television and comedy, will perform an excerpt from “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.”. Floyd Cromwell will be holding off stage auditions for “For Colored Girls as well and excerpts from the gospel musicals “Black Nativity” and Who Side Are you On? will also be performed. VH1’s “Black Ink Crew” will make a special appearance as well.
Other artists scheduled for the cultural stage are: Venezuelan violinist, Yamileth Furchi, owner and operator of the Alamo Restaurant who has played the violin since she was 12 and grew up helping develop the renowned integrated Venezuelan orchestral system,  Ballet Folklorico Nuevo Amanecer, a traditional Mexican Dance company,The Irish Step Dancers, The Korean Fan Dancers who wowed the crowd at the Festival Kick-Off at Maggie Spillane’s and Italian Opera singer Nathan Resika who has been praised for his “sonorous” voice by critics and colleagues alike.  

The free family friendly event spans over six city blocks with various activities such as the Children’s Village featuring interactive games, arts & crafts and storytelling; Artists Row where visual artists exhibit their handcrafted art and authors are on hand for book signings and readings: the Pedestrian Mall with over 100 merchandise vendors and the “Healthy Living Pavilion” for attendees to receive free screenings and obtain holistic health and wellness information.  Sports entertainment includes 2 olympic size rings; each ring has exhibitions of : boxing, martial arts ,body building and wrestling. This year’s wrestling will include FBI (The Full Bloooded IItalians) and former WWE Champion and recognized body builder “Mr. Atlas.

This year’s health focus is “Domestic Violence Awareness”. Every minute, 20 people are victims of  intimate partner abuse.   85 percent of domestic abuse victims are women and 15 percent  are men. Mount Vernon ranks high among domestic violence incidents in Westchester County.  The “Arts on Third”  health focus is to shed light on this fact, encourage the community to break the silence and aid in ending the violence. It takes all of our voices to stop domestic violence.

So where’s the place to be on September 6th?  Mount Vernon…Third Street between 1st and 5th aves.   “What’s the Word?ARTS ON THIRD”!!!!!

“Arts on Third” was founded in 1999 as the catalyst for redevelopment, sense of community pride and promoting the arts.  For more information on “Arts on Third” call (914) 699-7230 or log on to http://www.artsonthird.com.   For sponsorship opportunities, please email jwilliams@cmvny.com or sharris@cmvny.com.

Relive the Arts on Third Experience in 2014 (Video courtesy of the Yonkers Voice)

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Arts on Third Newsletter

Arts on 3rd Newsletter

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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Board of Estimate and Contract Special Meeting

Please be advised there will be a Special Meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Estimate and Contract held on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 9:30 A.M. in the Mayor’s Conference Room, First Floor, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York

For the Purpose of: “An Ordinance Authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Agreement with the Westchester Department of Social Services and the Office of Workforce Investment”

and such other business as may be present before said meeting 

REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE MEETING – Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Please be advised that a Regular Meeting of the Real Estate Committee will be held on WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in the Memorial Room, Second Floor, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York.

Department of Recreation: SUMMER BREEZE CONCERT SERIES – Performance Lineup 2016

The City of Mount Vernon, New York – Richard Thomas, Mayor and the Department of Recreation: Darren M. Morton, Ed.D., Commissioner ~ Diane Atkins, MPA, Deputy Commissioner invite the public to another exciting season of the Mount Vernon Summer Breeze Concert Series. We are happy to recognize this year’s sponsors as: The City of Mount Vernon, New York, Mayor Richard Thomas, Mount Vernon NY Department of Recreation, Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow, New York State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, Westchester County Legislator Lyndon D. Williams, ArtsWestchester, Lusiadas Portuguese Restaurant, Maggie Spillane’s Ale House, and Dazzle’s Caribbean Restaurant.

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This season boasts of electrifying, foot-tapping, finger-snapping music of jazz, gospel, hip-hop, reggae, “ole skool” R&B, “Italian Night”, “Caribbean Night” and so much more! The series launched on July 2nd with the excitement of smooth & sexy jazz tunes from Mount Vernon native son, Rocky Middleton, also the sassy sounds of the all-woman band, SAGE.

As the enthusiasm continues, so does the anticipation of Thursday, August 18th as Sam Taybron, who stems from Queens, NY will hit the stage in the greatest of ease … Taybron recently launched his sophomore cd entitled “Love Station”, which contains a plethora of “love songs” that warms the heart … to start the night.  Inter-nationally acclaimed recording artist and actor CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS then shares his captivating magic and turns “all-the-way-up”!  Williams is a native of Bronx, NY whose musical career scored the hits: “I’m Dreamin'”, from the New Jack City soundtrack that became a #1 single on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks charts; “Talk to Myself”, “Every Little Thing U Do”, “Promises, Promises” among many. His acting career include the film New Jack City where he portrayed the role of Kareem Akbar, and cameo appearances in New York Undercover and The Gunmen starring Christopher Lambert and Mario Van Peebles. He has starred and co-starred in an array of successful off Broadway theatre productions: The Clean-Up Woman, A Good Man is Hard to Find, A House is Not a Home, Men Cry in the Dark … and the list goes on. Williams is the nephew of legendary jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald. What a night THAT is going to be!! …

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The fun doesn’t stop here! September 8th brings the dynamic performances of the FULL CIRCLE Band, also VALARIE ADAMS and The Dimension Band … WARNING, WARNING: Dress comfortably because you WILL be dancing all night long!

 

WHAT:  MOUNT VERNON SUMMER BREEZE CONCERT SERIES

WHEN:  THURSDAYS – JULY 2 thru SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 (unless otherwise noted – see Performance Lineup/Summer Breeze At-A-Glance for details)

WHERE: HARTLEY PARK (unless otherwise noted – see Performance Lineup/Summer Breeze At-A-Glance for details)

TIME:    7:00pm – 9:00pm (unless otherwise noted – see Performance Lineup/Summer Breeze At-A-Glance for details)

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER: Concert will assemble in Mount Vernon Armory | 144 North 5th Avenue / 2nd Floor (corners of North 5th & North Avenues at the red light, corner of Oakley & Gramatan Avenues … At Oakley – South of Hartley Park – you will see apartment building being constructed) go West – up the hill 1/one block to red light. FYI: Once on West side of Gramatan Avenue, Oakley Avenue turns into NORTH AVENUE. Will see red building/the Armory – Go to 2nd Floor … Same time as designated on Performance Lineup/Summer Breeze At-A-Glance.

This season’s Summer Breeze Series is dedicated to our fallen co-worker/musician:

DONWAYNE GARNER

(aka: D’Wayne” ~ aka: “New York”)

Please be sure to join us for a special show celebrating D’Wayne’s LOVE OF MUSIC!  on

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH

with performance by UPFRONT BAND and songs by SVP

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THOMAS 2016 – SumBrez at-a-glance THIS 7-19-16 

Bring your sports/folding chair or blanket, munchies, cold (non-alcoholic) beverages and join us for tantalizing music under the stars!  Click on “Summer Breeze At-A-Glance” above for performance details or stop by Department of Recreation | City Hall | One Roosevelt Square, Office #11 – Ground Floor | Weekdays 8:30am – 4:30pm | 914.665.2420 to pick up your copy.

For ongoing updates:

www.cmvny.com  ~  www.facebook.com/MVERNON  ~  www.mvinquirer.com

MOUNT VERNON NY ~ “The City of Hope”

Department of Recreation: SUMMER BREEZE CONCERT SERIES – Thursday, July 21st “Hip-Hop & ‘Ole Skool’ R&B

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The City of Mount Vernon, New York – Richard Thomas, Mayor and the Department of Recreation: Darren M. Morton, Ed.D., Commissioner ~ Diane Atkins, MPA, Deputy Commissioner invite the public to another exciting season of the Mount Vernon Summer Breeze Concert Series. Our sponsors this season are: The City of Mount Vernon, New York, Mayor Richard Thomas, Mount Vernon NY Department of Recreation, Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow, New York State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, Westchester County Legislator Lyndon D. Williams, ArtsWestchester, Lusiadas Portuguese Restaurant, Maggie Spillane’s Ale House, and Dazzle’s Caribbean Restaurant.

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016, in HARTLEY PARK

SPECIAL START TIME: 6pm until 9pm … Enjoy the talents of:

  • BLAZE (“Ole Skool” R&B) Band
  • Money Makin’ Mob (Hip-Hop)
  • 4 Square Hip-Hop Pioneers
  • Anieca Wright (R&B)
  • Back2Back (Hip-Hop)

Special Guest: RENAISSANCE YOUTH CENTER “Music with a Message” (Bronx, NY)

The evening’s MC & music spin: DJ iSLAM.

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER: Concert will assemble in Mount Vernon Armory | 144 North 5th Avenue / 2nd Floor (corners of North 5th & North Avenues at the red light, corner of Oakley & Gramatan Avenues … At Oakley – South of Hartley Park – you will see apartment building being constructed) go West – up the hill 1/one block to red light. FYI: Once on West side of Gramatan Avenue, Oakley Avenue turns into NORTH AVENUE. Will see red building/the Armory – Go to 2nd Floor.

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THOMAS 2016 – SumBrez at-a-glance THIS 7-19-16

MOUNT VERNON ~ “The City of Hope”

Department of Recreation: SUMMER BREEZE CONCERT SERIES – Tuesday, July 26 GOSPEL (make up concert)

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The City of Mount Vernon, New York – Richard Thomas, Mayor and the Department of Recreation: Darren M. Morton, Ed.D., Commissioner ~ Diane Atkins, MPA, Deputy Commissioner invite the public to another exciting season of the Mount Vernon Summer Breeze Concert Series. Our sponsors this season are: The City of Mount Vernon, New York, Mayor Richard Thomas, Mount Vernon NY Department of Recreation, Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow, New York State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, Westchester County Legislator Lyndon D. Williams, ArtsWestchester, Lusiadas Portuguese Restaurant, Maggie Spillane’s Ale House, and Dazzle’s Caribbean Restaurant.

TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016 @ 7pm

“GOSPEL NIGHT” in HARTLEY PARK

… Enjoy the talents of:

  • REV. DR. JEFFERY R. WHEELER, Pastor Mount Calvary CME “The Promise Church”
  • JOHN WILSON

From Shekinah Faith Ministries are:

  • APOSTLE BARBARA G. HENRY, Pastor
  • EVANELIST SHARON E. THOMSON with the Shekinah Faith Praise Dancers

The evening’s MC is REV. DAMON L. MACK of Allen Memorial COGIC … whom with him will be: “FRIENDS”

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER: Concert will assemble in Mount Vernon Armory | 144 North 5th Avenue / 2nd Floor (corners of North 5th & North Avenues at the red light, corner of Oakley & Gramatan Avenues … At Oakley – South of Hartley Park – you will see apartment building being constructed) go West – up the hill 1/one block to red light. FYI: Once on West side of Gramatan Avenue, Oakley Avenue turns into NORTH AVENUE. Will see red building/the Armory – Go to 2nd Floor.

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THOMAS 2016 – SumBrez at-a-glance THIS 7-19-16

MOUNT VERNON ~ “The City of Hope”

PLANNING BOARD MEETING – AUGUST 3, 2016

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Examination Police Captain Promotional Exam #76-426

POLICE CAPTAIN

PROMOTIONAL Exam # 76-426 

 EXAMINATION DATE:            SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 at 8:30 A.M.

PLACE OF EXAMINATION:       AB DAVIS MIDDLE SCHOOL                                          

FILING DEADLINE:                      AUGUST 11, 2016 AT 4:00 P.M. NO EXCEPTIONS

SALARY:                                         $132,278.00

REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING THE EXAM: One year of satisfactory permanent competitive class experience as a Police Lieutenant with the City of Mount Vernon Police Department immediately preceding the date of the exam.

DUTIES: Under general direction, unless detailed to act in a higher rank, commands or administers a unit, squad, bureau, or office, or occupies a position which, in the opinion of the Police Commissioner, requires the assignment of a Captain, because of its importance or responsibilities; performs related work as required.

SUBJECTS OF EXAMINATION: Written test will cover knowledge, skills and/or abilities in such areas as:

  1. Law Enforcement Methods and Practices;
  2. New York State Laws;
  3. Planning, Supervising and Administering Police Programs and Activities;
  4. Understanding and Interpreting Written Material;
  5. Preparing Written Material in a Police Setting;

Candidates are required to attain a final average rating of 70 in order to be eligible to have their names placed on the eligible list established as a result of this examination. Life of the list will be stated at the time it is established.

SENIORITY: One (1) point will be given for each creditable five-year period to the date of the examination. DAYS ARE NOT COMPUTED – MONTHS ONLY.

Less than 1 yr..0 pts                             1 yr. Up to 6 yrs..1 pt.                                Over 6 yrs. Up to 11 yrs..2 pts.

Over 11 yrs. Up to 16 yrs..3 pts           Over 16 yrs. Up to 21 yrs..4 pts.    Over 21 yrs. Up to 26 yrs..5 pts.

Over 26 yrs. Up to 31 yrs..6 pts.

Rating of seniority is based on the length of continuous competitive class service in the Mount Vernon Police Department.

CALCULATORS ARE PROHIBITED FOR THIS EXAMINATION

APLICATION FEE: A $25.00 FILING FEE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROMOTIONAL EXAM FOR MT. VERNON RESIDENTS. A $75.00 FILING FEE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROMOTIONAL EXAM FOR NON-RESIDENTS. THE APPLICABLE FEE IS REQUIRED AND MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION. IF YOUR APPLICATION IS RECEIVED WITHOUT THE REQUIRED FEE, IT WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE AND YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE EXAMINATION. ONLY MONEY ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE APPLICATION FEE. THE MONEY ORDER SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON AND WRITE THE EXAMINATION NUMBER ON THE MONEY ORDER. CASH AND CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. AS NO REFUND WILL BE MADE, YOU ARE URGED TO COMPARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS CAREFULLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION.

RELIGIOUS OBSERVERS AND DISABLED PERSONS: If special arrangements for testing are required, please indicate so on a separate sheet and attach to your application.

ALTERNATE TEST DATE POLICY: Alternate test(s) date(s) may be arranged upon review of the circumstances according to the alternate Test Date Policy adopted April 14, 2008 by the Civil Service Commission. Under specific circumstances an alternate test date may be arranged. Your request with written documentation must be received in the Mt. Vernon Civil Service office no later than two (2) weeks preceding the examination. If any emergency prevents you from appearing for the examination, please notify the civil service office at (914) 665 -2357 no later than 9:00 am on the Monday following the test date, (Tuesday if Monday is a legal holiday), and provide verifiable documentation of the reason. A determination will be made as to if an alternate test date well be scheduled.

VETERAN’S CREDIT: Veterans or disabled veterans who are eligible for additional credit must submit an application for veteran’s credit with their application for examination or at any time between the dates of their application for examination and the date of the establishment of the resulting eligible list. Applications for Veteran’s credit are available from this office. DD214 (Discharge papers must also be submitted). Veteran’s credits can only be added to a passing score on the examination.

Effective January 1, 1998, the State Constitution was amended to permit a candidate currently in the armed forces to apply for and be conditionally granted veteran’s credit in examinations. Any candidate who applies for such credit must provide proof of military status to receive the conditional credit. No credit may be granted after the establishment of the list. It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide appropriate documentary proof indicating that the service was in time of war, as defined in Section 85 of Civil Service Law, and that the candidate received an honorable discharge or was released under honorable conditions in order to be certified at a score including veteran’s credits.

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT

LAW ENFORCEMENT METHODS AND PRACTICES: These questions test for knowledge of accepted police methods and practices and/or their application to situations in the police field. The questions are a sampling of the various knowledge that police personnel may be required to possess in the course of their day-to-day work-related activities.

  1. NEW YORK STATE LAWS: These questions test for knowledge of the laws in effect on January 1

     2016 that law enforcement personnel may encounter in the course of their day-to-day work-related

     activities. The questions are a sampling of job-related sections of the Penal Law, Criminal Procedure

     Law, Vehicle and Traffic Law, Family Court Act and other laws relevant to law enforcement in New

     York State.

  1. PLANNING, SUPERVISING AND ADMINISTERING POLICE PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES: These questions test for a knowledge of the principles and practices involved in managing an organizational segment of a police department in New York State and directing the activities of subordinate staff, including subordinate supervisor. These questions cover such areas as planning, controlling, directing, organizing, and coordinating the activities of the organizational section.       Questions also cover the personal interactions between and upper-level supervisor and subordinate supervisors in the accomplishment of objective, and deal with issues of work assignment, job performance, and training.
  2. UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING WRITTEN MATERIAL: These questions test how well you comprehend written material. You will be provided with brief reading selections and will be asked questions about the selections. All the information required to answer the questions will be presented in the selections; you will not be required to have any special knowledge relating to the subject areas of the selections.
  3. PREPARING WRITTEN MATERIAL IN A POLICE SETTING: These questions test for the ability to prepare the types of reports and communications that police personnel write. The content is appropriate for the ranks/levels being tested. Some questions test for the ability to present information clearly and accurately. They consist of restatements of information given in note form. You must choose the best version from each set of four choices. Other questions test for the ability to organize paragraphs. They consist of paragraphs with their sentences out of order. For each of the paragraphs you must choose from four suggestions, the best order for the sentences.

The final rating key for this examination will be established by the State Civil Service Commission prior to the testing date, upon recommendation of a committee of police experts who will review all questions for appropriateness and accuracy. There will be no review of the questions by candidates. This committee was selected with the assistance of, and the endorsement of the Police Conference of New York, Inc., the New York State Association of Police Benevolent Associations, Inc., and the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc.

A Guide for the Written Test for Second-and-Third- Line Police Supervisors is available at the New York State website:www.cs.ny.gov/testing/localtestguides.efm. Candidates not having access to a computer or the internet may request copy of the test guide from the municipal civil service office conducting this examination using the contact information found elsewhere on this announcement.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to notify the Civil Service Office of any change in name or address. No attempt will be made to locate candidates who have moved.

7/19/16             THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON IS AN EQUAL OPPORUTNITY EMPLOYER

 

Examination Librarian II Promotional Exam #76-506 Training & Evaluation Only

EXAMINATION

LIBRARIAN II  

PROMOTIONAL – EXAM 76-506

TRAINING & EVALUATION ONLY

FILING DEADLING: AUGUST 31, 2016

SALARY RANGE: FOR FULL TIME POSITIONS: $55,616 – $69,690

The eligible list established from this examination will be used to fill appropriate vacancies in the City of Mount Vernon Public Library.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: THERE ARE NO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION.                                                                                                                                     

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING FOR EXAMINATION: Candidates must meet the following requirements on or before the date of filing applications.

Master’s Degree in Librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Department of Education: AND 2 years of professional library experience subsequent to MLS; AND

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLCIATIONS: Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional certificate at the time of application; possession of the certificate at the time of appointment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PROMOTION: Six months as a Librarian I in the City of Mount Vernon Library at the time of examination.

SUBJECTS AND SCOPE OF EXAMINATION: There will be no written or oral test for this examination. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will receive a rating based upon an evaluation of your training and experience against the duties of the position being tested.

Candidates must first complete an examination application and return it to the City of Mount Vernon, Civil Service Office on or before the filing date of August 31, 2016.

Approved candidates will be sent a notice containing directions to a website address needed to complete a Training and Experience Questionnaire.

The Training and Experience Questionnaire will be available on October 1, 2016 and approved candidates will be required to complete and submit this questionnaire between October 31, 2016 and midnight of October 31, 2016.  NOTE: Candidates will not be able to claim any credit for training and experience gained after the application filing deadline of August 31, 2016.          

Candidates who fail to submit a questionnaire by midnight October 31, 2016 will not receive a rating.

DUTIES: Performs professional library duties; supervises professional, paraprofessional, clerical and volunteer staff. The work involves performance of librarian duties in an assigned unit and generally involves planning, directing and supervising a specialized unit such as circulation, technical or audiovisual services. General supervision is received from a higher level librarian or administrative director. Does related work as required.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING IN LIBRARY SCIENCE: On the questionnaire you will be required to provide information on all courses you claim for credit in the categories in Breadth of Professional Training in Library Science and Breadth of Non-Library Science Education. Please provide course descriptions for all such courses claimed for credit. The following five subcategories will be used to evaluate your Breadth of Professional Training in Library Science: (1) Non-Book Studies; (2) Electronic Data Processing Studies; (3) Management/Administrative Studies; (4) Special Population Reader Services Studies; (5) Bibliographic and Reference Services Studies.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library science; good knowledge of on-line collection issues for a specific knowledge of bibliographic tools and sources; good knowledge of library materials; good knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services; skill and accuracy in the performance of technical library tasks; ability to perform as a team member in the planning and implementation of automation or other library programs; ability to think critically; ability to understand the needs of library patrons and groups and to prescribe information of materials accordingly; ability to carry out library policies and procedures; ability to read and comprehend library literature and research; ability to express ideas clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to groups and individuals; ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others; tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and the public.

APPLICATION FEE: A $15.00 NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EXAMINATION FOR MOUNT VERNON RESIDENTS. A $25.00 NON-REFUNDABLE FEE IS REQUIRED FOR NON-RESIDENTS. The applicable fee is required and must accompany your application. If your application is received without the required fee, it will be considered incomplete. Only MONEY ORDERS will be accepted for the applications fee. The money order should be made payable to the City of Mount Vernon and be sure to write the examination number on the money order. CASH OR CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Because NO REFUND will be made, you are urged to compare your qualifications carefully with the requirements for admission.

For applications go to the Civil Service office Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or send a stamped self-addressed legal-sized envelope to the Civil Service Commission, Room 103, City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mt. Vernon, New York 10550. You may also obtain applications from our website @www.cmvny.com.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CIVIL SERVICE OFFICE WITH YOUR FILING FEE. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED VIA MAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IF POSTMARKED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE DEADLINE OF AUGUST 31, 2016.

FEE WAIVER INFORMATION: A waiver of the application fee will be allowed if you are unemployed and are primarily responsible for the support of a household. In addition, a waiver of the application fee will be allowed if you are determined eligible for Medicaid, receiving Supplemental Security Income payment, or Public Assistance. All claims for an application fee waiver are subject to verification. If you can verify eligibility for the application fee waiver, you must complete a “Request for Application Fee Waiver” form. This form is available in the Civil Service Office. You must submit the completed fee waiver form with your completed application.

Applications are available in the Mount Vernon Municipal Civil Service Commission Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM or send a self-addressed, legal-sized envelope to the Civil Service Commission, Room 103 – City Hall, One Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. Applicants may also obtain applications from the City of Mount Vernon’s website at www.cmvny.com. All applications must be returned to the Civil Service Commission Office on or before the application deadline date.

Any applicant wishing to claim veteran’s credits must do so at the time of filing his/her application. You must submit form MSB-332 VP-1 along with your DD214 (Discharge).

In conformance with Section 85-a of the Civil Service Law, children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty shall be entitled to receive an additional TEN POINTS in a competitive examination for original appointment IN THE SAME MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH HIS/HER PARENT HAS SERVED. If you are qualified to participate in this examination and are a child of a firefighter or police officer killed in the line of duty in this municipality, please inform this office of this matter when you submit your application for examination. A candidate claiming such credit has a minimum

of two months from the application deadline to provide the necessary documentation to verify additional credit eligibility6. However, no credit may be added after the eligible list has been established.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to notify the Civil Service Office of any change in name or address.

No attempt will be made to locate candidates who have moved.

                        THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

07/20/16

Examination Librarian III Promotional – Exam 76-507 Training & Evaluation Only

 

LIBRARIAN II  

   PROMOTIONAL – EXAM 76-506

TRAINING & EVALUATION ONLY

FILING DEADLING: AUGUST 31, 2016

SALARY RANGE: FOR FULL TIME POSITIONS: $55,616 – $69,690

The eligible list established from this examination will be used to fill appropriate vacancies in the City of Mount Vernon Public Library.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: THERE ARE NO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION.                                                                                                                                     

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING FOR EXAMINATION: Candidates must meet the following requirements on or before the date of filing applications.

Master’s Degree in Librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Department of Education: AND 2 years of professional library experience subsequent to MLS; AND

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLCIATIONS: Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional certificate at the time of application; possession of the certificate at the time of appointment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PROMOTION: Six months as a Librarian I in the City of Mount Vernon Library at the time of examination.

SUBJECTS AND SCOPE OF EXAMINATION: There will be no written or oral test for this examination. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will receive a rating based upon an evaluation of your training and experience against the duties of the position being tested.

Candidates must first complete an examination application and return it to the City of Mount Vernon, Civil Service Office on or before the filing date of August 31, 2016.

Approved candidates will be sent a notice containing directions to a website address needed to complete a Training and Experience Questionnaire.

The Training and Experience Questionnaire will be available on October 1, 2016 and approved candidates will be required to complete and submit this questionnaire between October 31, 2016 and midnight of October 31, 2016.  NOTE: Candidates will not be able to claim any credit for training and experience gained after the application filing deadline of August 31, 2016.          

Candidates who fail to submit a questionnaire by midnight October 31, 2016 will not receive a rating.

DUTIES: Performs professional library duties; supervises professional, paraprofessional, clerical and volunteer staff. The work involves performance of librarian duties in an assigned unit and generally involves planning, directing and supervising a specialized unit such as circulation, technical or audiovisual services. General supervision is received from a higher level librarian or administrative director. Does related work as required.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING IN LIBRARY SCIENCE: On the questionnaire you will be required to provide information on all courses you claim for credit in the categories in Breadth of Professional Training in Library Science and Breadth of Non-Library Science Education. Please provide course descriptions for all such courses claimed for credit. The following five subcategories will be used to evaluate your Breadth of Professional Training in Library Science: (1) Non-Book Studies; (2) Electronic Data Processing Studies; (3) Management/Administrative Studies; (4) Special Population Reader Services Studies; (5) Bibliographic and Reference Services Studies.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library science; good knowledge of on-line collection issues for a specific knowledge of bibliographic tools and sources; good knowledge of library materials; good knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services; skill and accuracy in the performance of technical library tasks; ability to perform as a team member in the planning and implementation of automation or other library programs; ability to think critically; ability to understand the needs of library patrons and groups and to prescribe information of materials accordingly; ability to carry out library policies and procedures; ability to read and comprehend library literature and research; ability to express ideas clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to groups and individuals; ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others; tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and the public.

APPLICATION FEE: A $15.00 NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EXAMINATION FOR MOUNT VERNON RESIDENTS. A $25.00 NON-REFUNDABLE FEE IS REQUIRED FOR NON-RESIDENTS. The applicable fee is required and must accompany your application. If your application is received without the required fee, it will be considered incomplete. Only MONEY ORDERS will be accepted for the applications fee. The money order should be made payable to the City of Mount Vernon and be sure to write the examination number on the money order. CASH OR CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Because NO REFUND will be made, you are urged to compare your qualifications carefully with the requirements for admission.

For applications go to the Civil Service office Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or send a stamped self-addressed legal-sized envelope to the Civil Service Commission, Room 103, City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mt. Vernon, New York 10550. You may also obtain applications from our website @www.cmvny.com.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CIVIL SERVICE OFFICE WITH YOUR FILING FEE. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED VIA MAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IF POSTMARKED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE DEADLINE OF AUGUST 31, 2016.

FEE WAIVER INFORMATION: A waiver of the application fee will be allowed if you are unemployed and are primarily responsible for the support of a household. In addition, a waiver of the application fee will be allowed if you are determined eligible for Medicaid, receiving Supplemental Security Income payment, or Public Assistance. All claims for an application fee waiver are subject to verification. If you can verify eligibility for the application fee waiver, you must complete a “Request for Application Fee Waiver” form. This form is available in the Civil Service Office. You must submit the completed fee waiver form with your completed application.

Applications are available in the Mount Vernon Municipal Civil Service Commission Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM or send a self-addressed, legal-sized envelope to the Civil Service Commission, Room 103 – City Hall, One Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. Applicants may also obtain applications from the City of Mount Vernon’s website at www.cmvny.com. All applications must be returned to the Civil Service Commission Office on or before the application deadline date.

Any applicant wishing to claim veteran’s credits must do so at the time of filing his/her application. You must submit form MSB-332 VP-1 along with your DD214 (Discharge).

 In conformance with Section 85-a of the Civil Service Law, children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty shall be entitled to receive an additional TEN POINTS in a competitive examination for original appointment IN THE SAME MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH HIS/HER PARENT HAS SERVED. If you are qualified to participate in this examination and are a child of a firefighter or police officer killed in the line of duty in this municipality, please inform this office of this matter when you submit your application for examination. A candidate claiming such credit has a minimum

of two months from the application deadline to provide the necessary documentation to verify additional credit eligibility6. However, no credit may be added after the eligible list has been established.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to notify the Civil Service Office of any change in name or address.

No attempt will be made to locate candidates who have moved.

                        THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

07/20/16

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MINUTES – JUNE 23, 2016

ZBA June 23, 2016 minutes

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