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Street Resurfacing Project Advisory! – Friday June 10th

Street Resurfacing Project Advisory!
Tomorrow Friday June 10th
There will be heavy traffic on Sandford Blvd. between Columbus Ave. & the Pelham Borderline, during 7:00AM – 3:00PM.
One lane in each direction will be open to traffic, with a traffic controller present. Residents will be able to get to and from their homes but we ask the general public to avoid these streets if possible. Thank you for your cooperation
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Street Resurfacing Project!

Our Street Resurfacing Project is now underway and has begun resurfacing dilapidated streets that have been neglected for way too long as well as streets filled with thousands of potholes from years of severe winter seasons.

The following streets are scheduled to be Milled & Paved for the upcoming days. Please follow the “No Parking” rule signs in these designated areas to help move the project along quickly and efficiently. Prior notifications will be sent out if there are any changes made to the schedule. Thank you for your cooperation.

Birch St. (Between Gramatan Ave. & N. Fulton Ave.) – Paving
Sandford Blvd. (Between Highland Ave. & Colonial Pl.) – Milling
FRIDAY – 6/10
Sandford Blvd. (Between Highland Ave. & Colonial Pl.) – Paving
MONDAY – 6/13
Harding Pkwy – (Between Central Pkwy. & N. Fulton Ave.) – Milling
TUESDAY – 6/14
Harding Pkwy – (Between Central Pkwy. & N. Fulton Ave.) – Paving
If you have any questions please contact – (914) 665 – 2300
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Storm Hardening Initiative

The City of Mount Vernon, in partnership with Con-Edison, is modernizing the electrical system throughout the City. This modernization and overall system upgrade are part of a Storm Hardening Initiative, meaning we are toughening our defenses against future storms.

The “Initiative” includes installing eighty-four (84) new and much stronger utility poles.
These new poles will employ smarter technology that minimizes outages while improving system reliability. Also, once up and running, the upgraded system provides additional power sources, so in the event of a power outage, the number of households without power will be decreased by at least 60%.

Work on installing the system will commence on Monday, May 16th, with an estimated duration of 4 to 6 months, depending on weather conditions.

For more information contact Con Ed Public Affairs at (914) 925 – 6361 or email them:

Mayor Thomas’s administration will publish updates on this and the other uplifting projects it has planned to make Mount Vernon a great place to live and work.

Con Ed Storm Hardening


Open House at City Hall – May 19th at 4:30pm

The City of Mount Vernon will be holding a Open House at City Hall on May 19th between 4:30 and 6:30pm. There will be a chance to meet and greet the people who run the city. OPEN HOUSE FLYER

IMPORTANT NOTICE – Zika Virus Information

Mayor Thomas detailed his action plan to prevent and combat Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases. His plan includes dispatching all city departments to address potential health hazards such as zombie homes, standing water, and significant overgrowth of grass and foliage; encouraging residents to clean up their properties and offering up a public hotline for residents to call with concerns. Take a look at FIVE ways to prevent the Zika Virus.

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MOBILE SHREDDER – Friday May 27th

Attention Attention!!! The Mobile Shredder will be returning to Mount Vernon. If you have any unwanted personal papers and documents you need to safely destroy such as:

  • Pre-approved credit card applications
  • Old credit card bills
  • Receipts
  • Bank statements
  • Old tax returns
  • Any other documents containing your name, address and other identifying information.

 Each resident may bring a maximum of (4) file boxes, approximately 10″ by 12″ by 15″ in size.

All paper must be free of clips, bindings, folders and files.

 No bound or hardcover ledger books are allowed!

When: Friday May 27, 2016
Location: 5th Avenue & 2nd Street (Parking Lot Across from Grace Baptist Church)
Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM

May 27


SASF/Thornton High School students in collaboration with The City of Mount Vernon NY, Mayor Richard Thomas, Mount Vernon Department of Recreation: Darren M. Morton, Ed.D./Commissioner, Diane Atkins, MPA/Deputy Commissioner and the OFFICE FOR THE AGING: Geraldine Christiana, Director present SPRING FLING COMMUNITY SERVICE … Two days of fun with our community’s senior citizens:

Location: Mount Vernon Armory, 144 North 5th Avenue

When:      Monday,  March 21, 2016 – WOMEN’S LUNCHEON &

                 Tuesday,  March 22, 2016 – SASF INTERGENRATIONAL FUN DAY

Time:       10:00am thru 2:00pm (both days)

Enjoy:      MANICURES * ART * SINGING * ZUMBA * and so much more!!

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WMPF Planning Commendation Senior Housing Floating Overlay Zone

Mount Vernon, NY, June 9, 2014 – Mayor Ernest D. Davis announced today that the City of Mount Vernon has received a Planning Commendation from the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation (WMPF) for the recently adopted Senior Citizen Housing (RMF-SC) Floating Overlay Zone.  “We are so pleased to be recognized by the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation for our work here in the City of Mount Vernon.  The County, the region, the State and the world for that matter, should expect to see further good work through sound planning in the immediate future,” said Mayor Ernest D. Davis.

 The award was received by Jaime Martinez, Acting Planning Commissioner, Susanne Marino, Deputy Commissioner and William Long, Planning Administrator, on behalf of the City at the WMPF’s 41st Annual Awards Dinner on June 5, 2014, where honors went to the communities with the most outstanding contributions to planning in Westchester County this year.

 In December 2013, the City of Mount Vernon adopted the comprehensive Senior Citizen Housing Floating (RMF-SC) Overlay Zoning Ordinance.  The ordinance was created to foster the orderly development of senior housing within the City.  The City’s original senior housing ordinance, established in 1978, was created to permit senior housing primarily in conjunction with Federal and/or State housing programs.  As the City’s senior citizen population continued to grow, the City realized that senior housing of all types and for all incomes should be directed to areas within the City that warrant and could support higher density development. 

 According to Roberta Apuzzo, City Council President, “This senior citizen housing ordinance provides a great opportunity to foster the orderly growth and development of the City while enhancing the City’s tax base.”

 Following environmental analysis by the City’s planning consultants Ferrandino & Associates Inc., which looked at four prototypical senior housing sites, the RMF-SC Floating Overlay ordinance was established to identify locations within the City, close to mass transportation, shopping and other senior services, where senior housing could be constructed, provided it is compatible with the City’s proposed comprehensive plan.  The ordinance further ensures that any senior housing built preserves neighborhood scale and character and allows for enhanced building design while encouraging commercial development along the City’s existing commercial corridors.  The ordinance, developed in concert with the community, including prospective senior housing developers, not only simplifies the senior housing development process but aligns the City’s zoning code with current national, state and county population trends.

 Following the adoption of the ordinance in December 2013, an application for the Grace Terrace senior housing development on South Fifth Avenue was filed, and approved by the City Council for rezoning to the RMF-SC zone in March 2014.

City Woman Arrested on Prostitution Charge

Mount Vernon, New  York, May 25, 2012– A thirty-five year old  City woman was arraigned this past Friday on Prostitution charges after  soliciting sex for money from an undercover Mount Vernon Police Detective. 


“Neighborhood residents a right in complaining about this kind of  activity”, said Mayor Ernest D. Davis. “We’re going to crack down hard on  quality of life offenders until they get it that we won’t tolerate this kind of  activity in Mount Vernon”.

Jameelah Proffet Arrested on Prostitution Charge
Detectives, acting on complaints from area residents regarding  prostitution activity established surveillance in the area of Vista  Place  and W.  1st Street.  After observing potential prostitution activity an undercover detective  was deployed as a potential customer.


Jameelah Proffet of 55 Sheridan  Ave.  approached the undercover detective and offered to perform a sexual act in  exchange for money.  Proffet was arrested at the scene  and charged with Prostitution.

Mount Vernon Police Make History During Promotion Ceremony

Mount Vernon, NYOn Monday, December 12, 2011, Mayor Clinton Young along with city officials honored 6 members of the Police Department during a promotion ceremony held in the city council chambers.

Mayor Young Swears in new Lieutenant and Sergeants at Promotion Ceremony

Chief of Police John Roland presided over the ceremony which included comments from Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr., Commissioner Carl Bell, City Council members and a representative from the Mount Vernon PBA.

During the ceremony Mount Vernon Police promoted Sergeant Brian Kennedy to the rank of Lieutenant.  Detectives Jennifer Carpenter, Shawn Harris, Anthony Mitchell, Sean Fegan, and Police Officer Adam Grisanti were promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  Detective Carpenter is the first African-American female promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Department’s 219 year history.


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