Month: May 2013

Soccer Clinic

The Department of Recreation, in partnership with Backyard Sports will be hosting a series of two week Soccer Clinics at Hutchinson Field from July 8th – August 15th for children in grades 2nd – 6th. The Program will run Monday – Thursday from 3:30pm – 6:00pm.   Program Fee: $120 per 2-week session.

MOUNT VERNON WINS COUNTY WATER TASTE CONTEST!

It’s official! Mount Vernon has the best tasting water in the county. Taste testers picked the City’s Board of Water Supply for top taste in the Westchester County Department of Health’s annual municipal water taste contest in front of the Michaelian Office Building in White Plains.

Mount Vernon entered the contest for the first time in fifteen years, confident that the city’s drinking water would fare well.  In the end Mount Vernon beat out last year’s winner,  Cortlandt Consolidated Water District.

Congratulations to the Board of Water Supply for winning gulps ahead of the rest of contestants. Now it’s on to the New York State finals.

 

Veterans Appreciation Day – Saturday May 27 at Playland Park

The City of Mount Vernon wants vets to join them at Veterans Appreciation Day festivities planned for the day before the city’s big Memorial Day Parade. The activities will take place at Westchester County run Playland Park in Rye.

Jonathan Logan, Commissioner of the Veterans Service Agency has announced that his agency will be distributing free parking parking passes to Veterans for the 6th Annual Veterans Appreciation Day festivities to be held on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Playland. Veterans can join others from across the county the day before the city’s big Memorial Day Parade at Westchester County run Playland Park in Rye. 

Veterans and their families will be treated to free entertainment and a picnic. This annual event draws a cross section of active and retired personnel from all military branches. There are a limited numbers of passes; therefore distribution will be on a first come first served basis. 

This outing will be one of many planned for local veterans. A Memorial War Bus Tour to Washington D.C. is planned for June 29th that will be the first organized trip by the city for veterans to see the Memorial. The Memorials on the National Plaza honor U.S. service members of the U.S. armed forces. Contact the Mount Vernon VSA to make reservations.

The Westchester County Veterans Service Agency additionally offers an Active Duty Military Personnel and Family Playland Discount Program for active service men and women and their immediate dependents. Westchester residency is required in order to participate in the program. Interested residents can apply for a seasonal discount at the Veterans Service Agency located at 112 East Post Road, White Plains.

Those veterans wanting a pass for Veterans Appreciation Day should contact Commissioner Jonathan Logan at the Mount Vernon Veterans Agency @ 914-665-2319. Requests can also be made for free Armed Force pins that can be worn during the Appreciation Day festivities and the City’s Annual Memorial Day Parade.

 

RESIDENT ALERT – Phone Call Scam Targets Seniors

The Mount Vernon Office for the Aging want you to know that reports have been received of phone calls being made from a man informing people that a friend has purchased a medical alert system for the person and it is free.  The man advises the person answering the phone that he wants to set a time for a man to come to your home and install equipment.

THIS IS A SCAM AND YOU SHOULD HANG UP IMMEDIATELY! DO NOT LET ANYONE COME INTO YOUR HOME TO INSTALL ANYTHING IF YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER DID NOT PERSONALLY PURCHASE THE EQUIPMENT.

This scam appears to be statewide and cases have been reported in Westchester. Your safety is important to us. Please follow common sense rules when letting people into your home.

Property Owner Reminder – Hydrant Flushing Throughout the City Until May 10

Hydrant Flushing Schedule

Property owners should have received notice in their water bills that the Mount Vernon Board of Water Supply would begin its annual hydrant flushing and  required hydrant flow tests throughout the city this month. Renters are reminded that it is the landlord’s responsibility to inform tenants of this annual procedure to improve the quality of water we deliver to customers.

The flushing involves some nighttime and some early morning flushing to minimize the impact in several critical areas.  The balance and larger portion of this program will be from 9:00 A.M.to3:00 P.M.Monday through Friday.

The flushing of these hydrants may cause discolored water.  This discoloration represents no health hazard.  Nevertheless, it is recommended that you check the water before using it for things such as cooking, drinking, washing clothes, etc. Flushing is necessary to rid water mains of accumulated rust and sediment.

Please check our schedule to see when flushing will occur in your neighborhood. For answers to your questions  or to know the approximate flushing time in your area, call the Board of Water Supply at (914) 668-7820. We will be happy to assist you.

Hydrant flushing is expected to be completed by May 10, 2013.

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Animal Warden Vacancy

The City of Mount Vernon is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving full and equal opportunity
without regard to race, religion, color, gender, physical or mental disability and sexual orientation.
The City of Mount Vernon has a zero tolerance for sexual harassment or reprisal.
OPENING DATE: April 16, 2013 CLOSING DATE: April 26, 2013
SALARY RANGE: $38,702.71- $56,013.22
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SPECIFICATIONS: This is a provisional position appointment to a vacant, competitive,
classified position until a Civil Service examination is administered and an established
eligible list is used. The applicant must meet the following qualifications: plans, develops
organizes activities necessary to the control of small animals within the City; ensure
compliance with all local codes, laws and ordinances pertaining to small animal control;
supervise and direct the work of subordinate personnel; directs and coordinates the issuance
of summonses and the presentation of information of violators of the provision of Chapter
16, City Ordinances, before a court of competent jurisdiction: maintenance and operation
of animal shelter and facilities; confer with state, county and city and other officials
regarding current and new laws pertaining to area of responsibility; patrols an assigned
area to locate and capture or remove stray, dangerous, dead, sick and/or injured animals.
Required Qualifications:
Through knowledge of the care and handling of dogs and cats, to include the maintenance
and operation of an animal shelter: through knowledge of the techniques and methods of
capturing and humane disposition of small animals; ability to ensure the sanitary and
efficient operation of a municipal animal shelter; ability to supervise.
Acceptable experience and training:
Graduation from high school or a high school equivalency diploma and 2 years of
experience involving responsibility for the operation and maintenance of an animal
hospital, shelter, or similar establishment, 1 year of which must include handling care of
small animals.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume summarizing your qualifications to: Department of
Human Resources, City Hall- Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, New York 10550.

Animal Warden Vacancy