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Con Edison will be upgrading gas mains and underground gas services on Villa Street.

  • Phase 1 will begin from the end of Villa Street and continue to Westchester Avenue.
  • Phase 2 will continue on Villa Street through Westchester Ave and Livingston Street and end at Rich Avenue.

Con Edison will store material and equipment alongside the road while they work and may need to excavate parts of sidewalks, driveways, or lawns. Temporary repairs for phase 1 will be completed in 4 weeks. Temporary repairs for phase 2 will be completed 3-4 weeks from the start of phase 2. Permanent restoration of streets, sidewalks and lawn areas are scheduled for the spring.

If property owners have any private facilities such as sprinkler lines or electric dog fences buried in their lawn, please let Con Edison know.

If your service is temporarily interrupted while new gas lines are connected, Con Edison will need access to your gas appliances to restore your service. You will be notified in advance so an appointment can be scheduled when you will be home to let them in. Before letting any into you home ask for identification.

If you are not home when crews have completed their work, please call 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633) as soon as you return for prompt restoration of your service. 

A Resolution Establishing and Reporting the Standard Work Day for Elected and Appointed Officials

City Council Special Meeting January 30, 2015

Please be advised that a Special Meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council will held on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:30AM in the City Council Chambers located on the Second Floor of  City Hall

For the purpose of:  An ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into a renewal agreement with MRB/Group, Engineering, Architectural, Surveying, P.C.

And any other such business to come before this meeting.

5 Vacancies Announced – Submission Deadline February 6, 2015

The City of Mount Vernon announces the availability of five vacancies throughout various Departments. Applicants must click on the associated link to download the attached PDF for full details. Resumes must be received or postmarked by February 6, 2015.

Auto Mechanic – 1 position is available to a person with one year experience as a journeyman auto mechanic. Duties include making general repairs and much more. Full details in the attachment. Salary range is $47,169 – $64,865

Painter – 1 position is available to person with two years experience as a journeyman painter. Position requires a knowledge of scraping, sanding, varnishing mixing and more. Full details in the attachment. Salary range $52,983 – $74,429.

Sanitation Worker – 2 positions are available to persons who have physical abilities to perform manual labor, good knowledge of the operation of tractors and automotive equipment. Three years experience a minimum. Full details in the attachment. Salary range $44,579 – $60,365.20.

Traffic Maintenance Technician – 1 position available to persons with a good knowledge of installation, maintenance of electro/mechanical traffic control devices. Full details in attachment. Three years experience with tractors, trucks and other automotive equipment. Salary range $51,573 – $71,495.

Motor Equipment Operator – 2 Positions are available to persons who can operate a range of vehicles (tractors, trucks etc.). Minimum 3 years experience. Full details in attachment. Salary range – $44,579 – $60,365.

Deadline for all submissions is February 6, 2015. The City of Mount Vernon is an equal opportunity employer.

City Operations Back to Normal

Mayor Ernest D. Davis has lifted the Winter Storm Juno State of Emergency effective  8:30a.m. this morning. City operations are back to normal. Please take note of the following exceptions:

  • Alternate Side of the Street Parking is in effect
  • Metered Parking is in effect
  • Wednesday recycling has been suspended for Wednesday, January 28 and will resume Wednesday, February 4
  • Normal garbage pickup will resume Thursday on the Southside and Friday on the Northside
  • Recreation Department and Youth Bureau programs are back on regular schedules


City Council Committee Meeting Cancelled

The City Council Committee Meeting scheduled to be held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. has been cancelled due to inclement weather conditions.

The City Council Committee Meeting has been rescheduled and will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.  Following, the Committee of the Whole and Legislative meeting of the City Council will begin at 7:00 p.m. as scheduled.

City Hall Open Today 1/27/2015

City Hall will be open for business during normal hours today. Streets are passable and motorists should continue to use caution. Please check with departments for specific programs and/or activities that may be delayed or cancelled.


The major storm heading toward our area is expected to hit hard later this evening. There’s still a little time to get out and pick up essentials and run a few errands before the worst of the weather hits us. Mayor Ernest D. Davis has issued a State of Emergency effective for 5 pm this afternoon. It is suggested that people seek shelter and remain indoors until the storm subsides tomorrow.

High winds and low visibility during storm may whiteout conditions that will make driving and walking dangerous. The city is encouraging motorists to stay off of the roads during the height of the storm and is encouraging everyone to stay indoors unless it is absolutely necessary to go outdoors.  All Recreation and Youth Bureau activities have been suspended until further notice.

A warming center will be set up at the Armory located at North 5th and North Street and will open at 5:30 p.m. this evening for residents needing shelter.

Motorists are advised to keep snow emergency streets cleared and to find parking in other locations. Open air city lots can be used for temporary parking for residents who normally park along snow emergency streets.

In addition the city is reminding residents to take the following actions during the storm:

  • Keep hydrants cleared in      your neighborhood. Shovel out and dig around hydrants so Fire Department      personnel can quickly respond in the event of an emergency. This simple      precaution can save lives and property.
  • Don’t park vehicles too      far from the curb. Vehicles jutting out into the roadway, especially on      narrow streets, prevent emergency vehicles and street cleaning crews from      doing their jobs.
  • Don’t shovel snow into      the street. It is a violation of city code to do so. The Police      Department will be strictly enforcing this rule. When shoveling out a      vehicle, pile snow on sidewalk side, in front of or behind your vehicle      and never in the street.
  • Locate and mark your      home heating oil fuel line. Place an overturned can over      the fuel cap in the event you need a delivery. Trying to find a buried fuel      cap can be like looking for a needle in a haystack after a heavy      snowstorm.
  • Shovel snow with      precaution. Water filled and accumulated snow can be very heavy.      Take precautions to protect yourself when shoveling snow especially for      those with existing heart disease, a history of stroke, or those in poor      physical condition. If you have to shovel, clear snow in stages, take      frequent breaks, don’t eat a heavy meal right before or right after      shoveling and don’t drink alcohol right before or right after shoveling.      Use a small shovel if you must do it yourself or just hire someone else to      do it for you.
  • Have emergency      preparedness kits handy. In the event of power loss      due to expected high winds, make sure you are adequately prepared.      Flashlights, batteries, food, bottled water and a radio are helpful items      to have on hand. Assemble the medications you need and put them in a bag      that can be picked up in the event you have to leave your home.
  • Keep emergency telephone      numbers on hand. Update your contact numbers before the storm hits.      Charge up cellular phones and keep fully charged spare batteries on hand      in the event of power a failure.


            POLICE DEPARTMENT – 914-665-2500

            FIRE DEPARTMENT – 914-665-2626

            PUBLIC WORKS STORM EMERGENCIES914-665-2460


Blizzard Notice: Armory, Doles Closed till 1/28. No senior meal delivery tomorrow.

Due to the anticipated snow blizzard conditions, the Recreation Department has enacted the following
schedule of programs and services until Wednesday, January 28th, unless otherwise noted. Please
contact our office at 914-665-2420 during and after the storm for updates.

Community Center operations:
The Doles Center and the Armory will close at 1:30pm on Monday, January 26, 2015 and remain
closed until Wednesday, January 28th, if weather condition permit. Please call the above phone number
for updates.

Senior Programs and Home Delivered Meals
All programs are discontinued until Wednesday, January 28th. Seniors receive home delivered meals
will be given two regular meals for Monday and Tuesday and an emergency meal for Wednesday.
Normal home delivered meals will resume on Thursday, January 29th unless inclement weather
conditions prohibit delivery.

Recreation Programs
Sports Underdome at Hutchinson Field is closed and all programs are canceled for the rest of the
week. Normal operation will resume on Saturday, January 31st.

The Rose Simon (at Armory), Pennington After-school, and Doles Center Boxing Programs are
canceled for Monday, January 26th, and Tuesday, January 27th. Normal operation will resume on
Wednesday, January 28th, if MVCSD is in session.

City Council Radio Show Cancelled-January 26, 2015

The City Council Radio Show scheduled to be held on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. has been cancelled due to impending inclement weather conditions. 

The Radio Show will be rescheduled.  Please continue to check for updates.

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