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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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Planning Board December 7, 2016 Agenda

Planning Board December 7, 2016 Agenda

Special City Council Committee Meeting

Please be advised that a special committee meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York 

For the Purpose of: To discuss the Proposed Annual Estimate for 2017

and such other business as may be presented before said meeting  

5th Annual Christmas Concert for Veterans

“Westchester Stars…and Friends” are hosting their 5th Annual Christmas Concert for Veterans at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill, NY on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm.

Tickets are normally priced at $35- $100 per seat, but are FREE to veterans (and their spouse/families) that would like to attend by calling or coming to The Veterans Office, Rm. 4 in City Hall to reserve seats. Interested parties should respond by Wednesday 11/30.

Feel free to contact Director Kristyn Reed for more information (914) 665-2319

 

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6th Ave Bridge Closure

After years of neglect our bridges are now beginning to receive the immediate attention and repairs that where long overdue. Metro North will commence with repairs to the 6th Ave Bridge between Stevens Avenue & 1st Street. The bridge will be temporarily closed from December 5th – 8th. #FixOurBridges #MVReady #MVDPW  

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Notice of City Council Public Hearing December 14, 2016

A public hearing will be held before the City Council of the City of Mount Vernon on December 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers in City Hall in reference to the Annual Estimate for the year 2017.

All interested citizens of the City of Mount Vernon will have the opportunity to give written and oral comment.

Click the link below for full Notice of Public Hearing

NOPH Proposed Annual Budget 2017

Proposed 2017 Budget adopted by the Board of Estimate and Contract

Please click on the link below to view the Board of Estimate and Contract Proposed 2017 Budget

Proposed 2017 Budget adopted by Board of Estimate and Contract

 

MINUTES ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS – 4/19/16

MINUTES  ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS  

PUBLIC HEARING  

A regular meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

Attachment: Minutes

MINUTES ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS – 7/19/16

MINUTES  ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS  

PUBLIC HEARING  

A regular meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

Attachment: Minutes

RFP – Comprehensive Corridor Plan

The City of Mount Vernon seeks to retain a qualified Individual, Firm or Corporation, (Consultant), to provide a range of consulting, planning and technical services to create a comprehensive corridor plan which includes public engagement for two blocks of South Fourth Avenue between East First Street and East Second Street in the City of Mount Vernon, New York.  This plan will be incorporated into the City’s long range comprehensive plan as an area-wide plan with specific goals and objectives to revitalize and reinvigorate this historic economic engine within the City’s Downtown.

Attachment: RFP – Comprehensive Corridor Plan

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE – ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD PUBLIC MEETING 11/30/16

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD

PUBLIC MEETING

A special meeting of the Architectural Review Board will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room, First Floor, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York, at which time and place the Board shall consider the following:

ITEM # 1 ROLL CALL

ITEM # 2 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

    1. Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

    1. Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

ITEM # 3 CONTINUED PUBLIC MEETING

3.1 Case No. 11-2014 560 South Tenth Avenue (Section 169.46,

Block 3032, Lot 17.1) Located in the R2-4.5 Zoning District.

The applicant David Christmas (Architect) on behalf of the owner (Rona Williams) proposes to construct a 2-family dwelling in the RMF-6.75 Zoning District. Certificate of Appropriateness review is required.

SEQRA Determination: This action is a “Type II” action; therefore, ending the SEQRA process.

3.2 Case No. 45-2015 4 Carwall Avenue (Section 159.81, Block 2036, Lot

12) Located in the R1-4.5 Zoning District.

The applicant NRG Home Solar proposes to amend their approved January 27, 2016 application to install 15 275W roof mounted solar panels on the roof top of the single family dwelling, which seven will appear on the side of the house and eight will appear in the back on the house. A Certificate of Appropriateness is required.

SEQRA Determination: This action is a “Type II” action; therefore, ending the SEQRA process.

3.3 Case No. 49-2016 20 Nuvern Avenue (Section 169.54, Block 3042, Lot

3) Located in the R2-4.5 Zoning District.

The applicant Sun Run Solar proposes to install 35 roof mounted solar panels on the top of the single family dwelling. The 35 panels are located on the both sides of the house and are visible from the street, was approved with changes and the applicant has returned with completely different design, in which the Board approved. An amended Certificate of Appropriateness is required.

SEQRA Determination: This action is a “Type II” action; therefore, ending the SEQRA process.

3.4 Case No. 68-2016 5 Johnson Street (Section 169.63, Block 3078, Lot

11) Located in the R2-4.5 Zoning District.

The applicant NRG Solar proposes to install 19 roof mounted solar panels on the top of the single family dwelling, which 12 will appear in the front of the house and (7) seven will appear in the rear of the house and visible from the street. A Certificate of Appropriateness is required.

SEQRA Determination: This action is a “Type II” action; therefore, ending the SEQRA process.

ITEM #4 PUBLIC MEETING

4.1 Case No. 29-2015 56 South Eleventh Avenue (Section 165.77, Block 3022, Lot 16) Located in the RMF – 6.75 Zoning District.

The applicant, Michael Williams, represented by John Levermore, the architect, proposes to construct a garage in the rear. Certificate of Appropriateness review is required.

SEQRA Determination: This action is a “Type II” action; therefore, ending the SEQRA process.

4.2 Case No. 63-2016 0 East 2nd Street (Section 165.71, Block 3124, Lot

11) Located in the RMF-10 Zoning District.

The applicant Christopher Smith, represented by Errol McIntosh, the architect, proposes to erect a 2 family, 2 story dwelling. Certificate of Appropriateness review is required.

SEQRA Determination: This action is a “Type II” action; therefore, ending the SEQRA process.

4.3 Case No. 67-2016 134 Lorraine Avenue (Section 165.57, Block 2094,

Lot 4) Located in the R2-4.5 Zoning District.

The applicant Empire Solar Solutions on behalf of the owner (Henderson Brathwaite) proposes to install 24 roof mounted solar panels on the top of the existing dwelling. Certificate of Appropriateness review is required.

SEQRA Determination: This action is a “Type II” action; therefore, ending the SEQRA process.

4.4 Case No. 72-2016 162 Cottage Avenue (Section 165.55, Block 1160, Lot 6) Located in the RMF-6.75 Zoning District.

The owner, Manny Lopes, represented by Imperial Contracting, LLC. (applicant), proposes to modify the existing facades by changing the material to stucco. Certificate of Appropriateness review is required.

SEQRA Determination: This action is a “Type II” action; therefore, ending the SEQRA process.

4.5 Case No. 73-2016 12 Drake Street (Section 165.56, Block 2070, Lot 2) Located in the R1-4.5 Zoning District.

The owner, Hugh Ingram, represented by Errol MacIntosh (applicant), proposes to modify the existing facades. Certificate of Appropriateness review is required.

SEQRA Determination: This action is a “Type II” action; therefore, ending the SEQRA process.

4.6 Case No. 74-2016 46 Palmer Avenue (Section 165.25, Block 2039, Lot 1) Located in the R1-4.5 Zoning District.

The owner, Eillen Kotz, represented by Thiago Rossi (applicant), proposes to change the roofing material from cedar shake to asphalt single. Certificate of Appropriateness review is required.

SEQRA Determination: This action is a “Type II” action; therefore, ending the SEQRA process.

4.7 Case No. 75-2016 0 South Nineth Avenue (Section 169.46, Block 3046, Lot 14) Located in the RMF-6.75 Zoning District.

The owner, Design Builders, represented by Tom Abillama (applicant), proposes to construct a 2-family dwelling. Certificate of Appropriateness review is required.

SEQRA Determination: This action is a “Type II” action; therefore, ending the SEQRA process.

4.8 Case No. 76-2016 374 Hawthorne Terrace (Section 165.41, Block 2124, Lot 1) Located in the R1-4.5 Zoning District.

The owner, Rose Luangisa, represented by Carlos Streber (applicant), proposes to reconstruct the existing garage. Certificate of Appropriateness review is required.

SEQRA Determination: This action is a “Type II” action; therefore, ending the SEQRA process.

ITEM #5 ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION – SEQRA Determination: This action is a “Type II” action; therefore, ending the SEQRA process.

    1. Recommendation From the ARB

Calendar # 1717-Z 435 S. Columbus Avenue (Section 169.33, Block 4069, Lot 44) Located in the R2-4.5 Zoning District.

The Applicant (Rosanna Ortiz) is proposing to convert the existing single family dwelling into a two family dwelling. An area variance is required. This requires an approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals.

5.2 Proposed MX-1 Zoning Ordinance Recommendation

  • Recommendation to City Council Regarding Proposed MX-1 Zoning Ordinance

According to Section 267-56 of the Zoning Code “If any amendment is to be considered by the City Council, it shall be referred for review and report to the

Planning Board, the Corporation Counsel and other board (Architectural Review Board), agency or official of the city which the City Council deems appropriate. All boards, agencies and officials to which such proposed amendments are referred shall not have less than 30 days from the date of forwarding, or from the date of revision by the petitioner whichever is later, to submit their reports”.

  • Recommendation on proposed MX-1 Zoning Ordinance Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS)

According to Section 617.12B (1-iii) of NY SEQRA, “The following documents must be prepared, filed, published and made available as prescribed: Type I negative declaration, positive declaration, notice of completion of an EIS,EIS, notice of hearing and findings must be filed with all involved agencies.

Note: Work Sessions will be open to the public but closed to public participation subject to the Open Meetings Law, [Section 105 of the New York State Public Officers Law, Article 7].

Note: Items listed on the agenda are subject to change and amendments and/or additions may be placed on the agenda.

Note: The Architectural Review Board will host its next work session on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, Mount Vernon, NY.

Note: The next regular scheduled meeting of the Architectural Review Board is scheduled to be held on Monday, December 19, 2016.

Reminder to applicants:

Sample of exterior finish materials must be presented at the meeting. Please be advised that approval from the Architectural Review Board does not constitute approval from the Building Department. Moreover, no work may be performed until a Building Permit is granted and conspicuously posted at the work site.

Lakia Perkins

Board Secretary


cc: Richard Thomas, Mayor Press

Shawyn Patterson-Howard, Commissioner

Lawrence A. Porcari, Corporation Council

Brian Johnson, Corporation Council Deputy Commissioner

William Long, Planning Administrator

George Brown, City Clerk

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