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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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REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE MEETING – Friday, February 24, 2017

Please be advised that a Regular Meeting of the Real Estate Committee will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Memorial Room, Second Floor, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York.

Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Cancellation Notice

MEETING NOTICE CANCELLATION

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

PUBLIC HEARING

 

There will be no regular meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the City Council Chambers, second floor, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York.

THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING FOR THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS WILL BE HELD TUESDAY MARCH 21, 2017.

Note: Work Sessions will be open to the public but closed to public participation subject to the Open Meetings Law, [§ 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 Zoning Board will host its work session on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at 4:00pm in the Memorial Room, City Hall.

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REMINDER: REVISED SANITATION SCHEDULE – LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY WEEK

Revised Sanitation Schedule – Lincoln‘s Birthday Week

The following garbage pickup schedule will be in effect for the week of February 13 – 17, 2017.

Monday February 13th
NO PICK-UPS

Tuesday February 14th
NORTHSIDE – No Pick-ups
SOUTHSIDE – Garbage Pick-ups

Wednesday February 15th
NORTHSIDE – Garbage Pick-ups
SOUTHSIDE – Recycling (Bottles, Cans, Plastic)

Thursday February 16th
NORTHSIDE – Recycling (Bottles, Cans, Plastic)

SOUTHSIDE – Garbage & Rubbish

Friday February 17th

NORTHSIDE – Garbage & Rubbish
SOUTHSIDE – No Pick-ups

 

Alternate side of the street parking is suspended on both sides of the street on Monday, February 13th, 2017 for Lincoln‘s Birthday.

If you require additional information, contact the Department of Public Works at (914) 665 – 2300.

Architectural Review Board Agenda

                                                     MEETING NOTICE

                                           ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD

                                                      PUBLIC MEETING

A regular meeting of the Architectural Review Board will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 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  

  • Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held on Monday, December 19, 2016.
  • Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held on Wednesday January 25, 2016. 

ITEM #3 CONTINUED PUBLIC MEETING     

3.1   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 roof of a single family dwelling. The 35 panels are located on both sides of the house and are visible from the street. The application was originally approved with conditions on August 24, 2016. The applicant seeks to amend the application. An amended 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. 66-2016   90 Brookside Avenue (Section 165.73, Block 4010, Lot

       8) Located in the R2-4.5 Residential Zoning District. 

The applicant Empire Solar Solutions proposes to install 20 roof mounted solar panels on the rooftop of a 2-family dwelling. The 20 panels are located on the side and back of the house and are visible from the street. A Certificate of Appropriateness is required.

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

  • Case No. 1-2017 86 West Kingsbridge Road (Section 169.54, Block 3044, Lot 4) Located in the R2-4.5 Residential Zoning District.

The applicant Solar Maximum proposes to install 30 roof mounted solar panels on the rooftop of a single family dwelling. The 30 panels are located on both sides of the house and are 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 #5 ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION – SEQRA Determination: This action is a “Type II” action; therefore, ending the SEQRA process.

5.1    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”.

5.2   Proposed Tree Ordinance Recommendation

  • Recommendation to City Council Regarding Proposed Tree 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”.

5.3   Proposed Historic Preservation Recommendation

  • Recommendation to City Council Regarding Historic Preservation

According to Article 5 – Section 96-a of the NYS General Municipal Law, “Protection of historical places, buildings and works of art. In addition to any power or authority of a municipal corporation to regulate by planning or zoning laws and regulations or by local laws and regulations. The governing board or local legislative body of any county, city, town or village is empowered to provide by regulations, special conditions and restrictions for the protection, enhancement, perpetuation and use of places, districts, sites, buildings, structures, works of art, and other objects having a special character or special historical or aesthetic interest or value. Such regulations, special conditions and restrictions may include appropriate and reasonable control of the use or appearance of neighboring private property within public view, or both. In any such instance such measures, if adopted in the exercise of the police power, shall be reasonable and appropriate to the purpose, or if constituting a taking of private property shall provide for due compensation, which may include the limitation or remission of taxes.”

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 Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Mayor’s Conference Room, First Floor, Mount Vernon, NY.

Note: The next regular scheduled meeting of the Architectural Review Board is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the Mayor’s Conference Room, First Floor, Mount Vernon, NY.

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.

 

 

 

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EXAMINATION – Inventory Control Clerk Open-Competitive #60-714

EXAMINATION

INVENTORY CONTROL CLERK

                                         OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION #60-714

DATE OF EXAMINATION:          SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017

PLACE OF EXAMINATION:       TO BE ANNOUNCED

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: APRIL 12, 2017 at 3:00pm –no exceptions

SALARY:                                      $48,000.00       

There is one vacancy in the Mount Vernon City School District.                            

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be a resident of the City of Mt. Vernon for not less than one year immediately preceding the date of the written examination.

REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING THE EXAM:

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma issued by the New York State Education Department; PLUS 1 year of experience working in an office ordering essential facilities supplies and equipment, which shall have included resolving accounts payable discrepancies related to ordering and experience using the Munis software or comparable requisition program.      

NOTE: For appointment from the resulting eligible list, applicants with a foreign high school diploma must submit a course by course evaluation of their educational credentials. You must pay the required evaluation fee. Evaluations will be accepted from services such as: WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES, INC., P.O. BOX 5087, NEW YORK, NY 10274 – 212-966-6311, GLOBE LANGUAGE SERVICES, INC. 319 BROADWAY #200, NEW YORK, NY 10027, 212-227-1994, OR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. P.O. BOX 3665, CULVER CITY, CA. 90231.

DUTIES: Under supervision, the incumbent in this class is responsible for the maintenance of a perpetual inventory of materials, supplies and equipment, including parts of equipment, utilized by staff members on the School District’s custodial, maintenance and grounds departments, including the receiving and inspection of delivered items. Will also be responsible for sorting, organizing and overseeing the distribution of the materials, supplies and equipment to and within the various school buildings. Supervision is not a responsibility of this position, but the incumbent may serve in a lead capacity to ensure proper accounting and distribution of the materials. Does related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have a good knowledge of the methods used in keeping records of purchases and payments for materials and supplies by means of a manual and/or automated record system; good knowledge of the fundamentals and inventory record keeping; good command of the English language and arithmetic and computation skills; ability to use computer systems and applications designed for maintaining good inventory control; ability to establish good working relationships with others; ability to communicate well both orally and in writing; ability to follow complex oral and written directions; attention to detail; clerical aptitude; ability to compile and analyze data; dependability; honesty; initiative and physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

SUBJECTS OF EXAMINATION: The written test will cover knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the following areas:

              1) ARITHMETIC COMPUTATIONS WITH CALCULATOR;

              2) KEEPING SIMPLE INVENTORY RECORDS; 

              3) NAME AND NUMBER CHECKING.

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

  1. ARITHMETIC COMPUTATIONS WITH CALCULATOR – These questions test for the ability to use a calculator to do basic computations. Questions will involve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.       You may also be asked to calculate averages, to use percents, and to round an answer to the nearest whole number. You should bring with you a hand-held battery-or-solar-powered calculator for use on this test. You will not be permitted to use the calculator function on your cell phone.
  2. KEEPING SIMPLE INVENTORY RECORDS – These questions test for the ability to follow instructions in keeping simple inventory records of different materials received and distributed from a central location.   The ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide will be required. You may have to compute total costs from quantities (number of units) and cost or price per unit… Knowledge of specific record keeping systems and techniques will not be needed.
  3. NAME AND NUMBER CHECKING – These questions test for the ability to distinguish between sets of words, letters and/or numbers that are almost exactly alike. Material is usually presented in two or three columns, and you will have to determine who the entry in the first column compares with the entry in the second column and possibly the third. You will be instructed to mark your answers according to a designed code provided in the directions.

The New York State Department of Civil Service has not prepared a test guide for this examination. However, candidates may find information in the publication “How to take a written test” helpful in preparing for this test. This publication is available on line at: www.cs.ny.gov/testing/localtestguides.cfm

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

APPLICATION FEE: A $15.00 NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EXAMINATION.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. If a fee waiver is being requested, proof of documentation qualifying you for the waiver must accompany the application. 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.

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 and proof of documentations qualifying you for the waiver must accompany the application. 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 along with proof of documentations qualifying you for the waiver.

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 OFFICE WITH YOUR FILING FEE. Applications received via mail will not be accepted if postmarked after the closing date deadline of APRIL 12, 2017.

RELIGIOUS OBSERVERS AND DISABLED PERSONS: If special arrangements for testing are required, please indicate this on your application and submit on a separate sheet of paper and attach it to your application at time of submission. You will be notified of the alternate test date which will take place in City Hall.

VETERAN’S CREDITS: Veterans or disabled veterans who are eligible for additional credits must submit an application for veteran’s credits with the 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 in the Civil Service 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 credits 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 ELIGIBLE 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 the 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.

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 (10) 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 (2) months from the application deadline to provide the necessary documentation to verify additional credit eligibility. However, no credit may be added after the eligible list has been established.

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 an emergency prevents you from appearing for the examination, please notify the Civil Service office in writing no later than the Friday before the test date and provide verifiable documentation of the reason. A determination will be made as to if an alternate test date will be scheduled.

APPLYING FOR CIVIL SERVICE EXAMS IN MULTIPLE JURISDICTIONS WHEN EXAMS ARE SCHEDULED ON THE SAME DATE: If you have applied for any other Civil Service Exams for employment with New York State or any other local government jurisdiction, you must make arrangements to take all the exams at one test site. If you have applied for both State and Local government exams, you must make arrangements to take all your exams at the State exam center by calling the State to make the arrangements, no later than two weeks before the test date.

SPECIAL REQUEST FOR MAKE UP EXAM DUE TO MILITARY DUTY: A make-up test will be available for written or any other portion of the test for persons who are in the activity military. A person eligible for military make-up test does not have to wait until discharge from active duty to take the test. Applicant must submit to this office a copy of a military order, DD214, or any other military document that substantiates active military service prior to the make-up test.

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.

 

02/08/17          THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Message from the Comptroller – January 2017 – Vol 24 Issue 1

January 2017 – Vol 24 Issue 1 – Page 1

January 2017 – Vol 24 Issue 1 – Page 2

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

 

 

UPDATED Mayor Richard Thomas – Transparency Document

2016 Adopted Budget Vs. Actual Budget

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