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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Special Board of Estimate and Contract Meeting

A special meeting of the Board of Estimate and

Contract will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2011

at 9:00 a.m. for legislation authorizing the

transfer of funds to the Mount Vernon Urban

Renewal Agency to pay for active and retired

employee benefits.

Special City Council Meeting

A special meeting of the City Council will be held

on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the

City Council Chambers for legislation authorizing

the transfer of funds to the Mount Vernon Urban

Renewal Agency to pay for active and retired

employee benefits.





Check out the Mount Vernon Seniors latest trips and activities sponsored by Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. and the Mount Vernon Department of Recreation

Mount Vernon Recreation Department to Launch a new Tennis Program at Mount Vernon High School July 5th


Mount Vernon, NY – On Tuesday, July 5, 2011, Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. and the Department of Recreation will kick off a newly enhanced summer tennis program at Mount Vernon High School. This new tennis program has something for everyone, whether you’re a beginner or advanced player.

“Many people were afraid that the construction of the Memorial Field Stadium would curtail Mount Vernon’s tennis program. The truth of the matter is we are enhancing our tennis program throughout the city. After Memorial field is built, we will still retain three tennis courts at the site. The Department of Recreation has always sponsored excellent tennis programs. This year we are ready to kickoff a brand new program that will provide residents with an outstanding tennis program that everyone will enjoy,” stated Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. 

The tennis program will be facilitated by long time veteran tennis instructor, Lennox Dressike.  Lennox has worked for over 16 years teaching, organizing and directing youth tennis programs for the City of Mount Vernon. He is a member of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA). He has taught tennis at the Joel Ross Tennis Academy for over a decade.

“My love for tennis inspires me to teach the game to the youth of Mount Vernon. My greatest passion is to teach the game of tennis and cultivate future tennis stars in the City of Mount Vernon,” stated Mr. Dressike.

The tennis clinic has two different program dates. The Junior Tennis Classis specifically gear towards children ages 7 – 16 years old will begin on Tuesday, July 5th though August 12, 2011. The adult instruction will begin Monday, August 15th though Friday, September 30, 2011. 

 “We are truly looking forward to the new summer tennis program that the Department of Recreation has put together, we are also proud to have Lennox Dressike on board providing us with a great tennis program that will hopefully inspire new champions in this sport,” stated Peter J. Neglia, Commissioner of The Mount Vernon Department of Recreation. 

For more information on the Department of Recreation programs and events, call (914) 665-2420 or log on to our website at Please follow us on Twitter and Face book.

Zoning Board Meeting: June 28, 2011

Architectural Review Board Meeting: June 22, 2011


Mrs. Golding receives Key to the City of Mount Vernon

 Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. and Westchester County Board of Legislators Vice Chairman Lyndon Williams hosted a special reception at Mount Vernon City Hall in honor of the First Lady of Jamaica, Mrs. Lorna Golding on Saturday, June 18, 2011. Mrs. Golding, wife of Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding, visited Mount Vernon to commemorate Caribbean American Heritage Month in Westchester County. Mayor Young presented the First Lady with a Key to the City during the reception.
 Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. noted, “It was my pleasure to present Mrs. Lorna Golding with the Key to City of Mount Vernon. Her altruistic spirit and strength resonated with many community members in our city. She has worked tirelessly to promote literacy and children’s programs throughout the world. I commend Assemblyman Eric Stevenson and Vice Chairman Lyndon Williams for their assistance in arranging Mrs. Golding’s visit to our city.” 

BOL Vice Chair Lyndon Williams and Mayor Young Greet Mrs. Golding

 Mount Vernon is so beautiful,” noted Mrs. Golding. “I will always remember the warm reception I received here. I can’t wait to go back to Jamaica and tell the Prime Minister of the wonderful time I had in Mount Vernon.”

 The City of Mount Vernon is home to the largest Caribbean American community in Westchester County. Mrs. Golding was greeted by many local dignitaries and community members including County Board Vice Chairman Lyndon Williams and members of the City Council.

 “As a proud Caribbean American, I believe Mrs. Golding serves as a true inspiration to all ethnic groups in Mount Vernon. On behalf of the Westchester County Board of Legislators I join Mayor Young in celebrating Caribbean Heritage Month and honoring Mrs. Golding in our city.”  

 Mount Vernon City Council President Karen Watts and Council member Diane Munro-Morris also expressed their admiration for the First Lady during the reception.

Mrs. Golding poses with Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, City Council President Karen Watts and Mayor Young

 “I am proud of the leadership of this City in bringing Mrs. Golding to Mount Vernon. She is very   gracious and her presence is an inspiration to all of us,” stated City Council President Karen Watts.

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Mount Vernon Neighbors United to Host Annual Summit June 25th

Mount Vernon Neighbors United to host annual Summit at the First United Methodist Church located at 227 East Lincoln Avenue, June 25, 2011 at 8:30am.

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City of Mount Vernon to Help Residents Beat the Heat

City to launch Sprinkler locations this weekend.

Mount Vernon, NY— Mount Vernon Board of Water Supply urges residents to refrain from opening fire hydrants to “cool off”. The primary function of hydrants is to provide water to fight fires. When residents open the hydrants illegally, they can damage the operating nuts so that the Fire Department can no longer use them. This places the neighborhood at risk as the Fire Department wastes precious time looking for a working hydrant. People who open fire hydrants can also drop neighborhood water pressure to dangerously low levels, so that water cannot reach the upper levels of apartment buildings. Flowing hydrants can cause other problems as well since children playing in the street in the spray of an open hydrant could be hit by a car.

The Fire Department will be installing sprinkler caps on certain hydrants throughout the City:

  • 7 Jefferson Place
  • South 15th Avenue & 2nd Street
  • Short Street & New Haven Railroad Street
  • Grove Street playground
  • Morrison Place (dead end)
  • Madison Street (dead end)
  • North Bond Street
  • South 3rd Avenue between 3rd & 4th Street

The hours of operation will be from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM, whenever the temperature exceeds 87°. Neighborhood associations wishing to have a sprinkler cap should call the Fire Department at (914) 665-2626. The site will be evaluated with respect to safety concerns and if approved, a sprinkler cap will be installed.

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Kid’s Hot Dog Saturday June 25, 2011

Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr., the Department of Recreation and the Holy Roay Arch Masons St. John Chapter #26 present Kid’s Hot Dog Saturday, June 25th from 12pm to 4pm at Brush Park Mount Vernon, NY.

Free hot dogs, sodas, chips, music, face painting and fun!

Call the department of recreation for more information (914) 665-2420

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