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2019 Fall After-School Youth Employment & Training Program Application

Complete the 2019 Fall After-School Youth Employment & Training Program application. When
returning the application, make sure all requested documents have been copied and attached forms
are filled out COMPLETELY. Applications will only be accepted on Monday, September 30, 2019
through Friday, October 4, 2019 between the hours of 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Youth Bureau,

Fall Employment Application 2019

City of Mount Vernon Charter Revision Commission Public Hearings

The City of Mount Vernon will hold public hearings to review the draft commission report. The hearings are scheduled for:

-Thursday, August 1st at 1:00 pm Mount Vernon Public Library – 28 South 1st Avenue, Fiction Room and

-Thursday, August 1st6:30 pm (MV Board of Education – 165 N. Columbus Avenue).

Download the Draft below:

Draft of MV Charter Revision

Proposed 2019 Annual Action Plan – Available for Review


The City of Mount Vernon Proposed 2019 Annual Action Plan is available for public review and comment for 30 days from July 1, 2019 through July 30, 2019.

All interested citizens are invited to submit written comments during the 30 day review period.  Notice of the comment period was published July 1, 2019.

Download the Annual Action Plan Here

Public Comments

The Public is hereby notified that comments on the Proposed 2019 Annual Action Plan will be accepted via email to:  Dominique McCoy Mount Vernon Urban Renewal Agency email:

The 2019 Annual Action Plan is available on the City website at:

Hard copies are available for review at the:

City of Mount Vernon Department of Planning & Community Development
1 Roosevelt Square, 2nd floor, Mount Vernon, NY 10550


City of Mount Vernon City Clerk’s Office
1 Roosevelt Square, 2nd floor, Mount Vernon, NY 10550


Mount Vernon Public Library

28 South First Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10550

No comments will be accepted via telephone.

2019 Community Development Block Grant available now!



The City of Mount Vernon, Urban Renewal Agency, is seeking applications from qualified non-profit organizations interested in providing services that address one or more of the public service needs targeted in the city’s CDBG program.

The City of Mount Vernon’s CDBG allocation for FY 2019 is $1,661,732.  The City’s HOME allocation for FY 2019 is $440,662.  A maximum of 26.6% ($442,020.71) of the total CDBG allocation will be made available for public service programs and projects to be administered by the City or by sub-recipients. (Note:  This amount exceeds the 15% public service cap.  Mount Vernon is one of three entitlement communities that can exceed the 15% public service cap per HUD).

While there is no limit to the number of applications that an organization may submit, each project must be submitted as its own application.


It is mandatory that applicants attend a pre-application workshop. The pre-application workshops will be held on:

May 15, 2019 at 5:00pm, Memorial Room, City Hall
May 17, 2019 at 10:00am, Memorial Room, City Hall


It is mandatory that applicants participate in the Public Hearing on June 17, 2019 at 5:00pm.  Applicants must present a summary of their application and, if previously funded, a summary of past performance.  Applicants will have a limit of three minutes for presentations.  Applicants that have received CDBG funding in the past must also report on past performance within the same time limit.


Friday, June 7, 2019 at 4:00pm

The FY 2019 CDBG Application is available here

Fillable Version (41 pages) available here


Any questions or requests for additional information should be directed to Deputy Commissioner Sylvia Bolivar via phone at:  914-699-7230 or via email at:

2020 Census is Coming…Get ready

Every 10 years, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution, our nation conducts a census, which is an effort to count every person in the United States. Every resident in the City of Mount Vernon included in 2020 census means more funding for jobs, housing, health care and library services. More hope for Mount Vernon. More promise for Mount Vernon. For further information contact: Mount Vernon Planning Department. (914)699-7230. Or on the web at

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Memorial Day Parade seeks participants for May 29, 2017 event


For the first time ever, we will have Macy’s style parade balloons and local news coverage! This is an excellent opportunity for your organization or business to show its support for the Mt. Vernon Veteran community.

We are currently accepting applications for registration in the parade. Performance acts, floats, drum-lines, bands, vehicles, dancers, cheerleaders,
community organizations,
businesses, and others are encouraged to register
to participate in this parade honoring those that have made the ultimate sacrifice.

The Mount Vernon Veterans Service Agency (VSA) and Central Committee for Veterans Affairs (CCVA) under Mayor Richard Thomas present the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 9:30 am.

There is NO FEE for registration/ participation in the 2017 Memorial Day Parade or for your group to attend.

NEW FOR 2017 – Macy Style Parade Balloons – Corporations Needed!

Companies and Corporations this is a great opportunity for you display your civic pride by sponsoring a Balloon Float. For the first time in Mount Vernon’s history, the Memorial Day Parade will have larger than life balloons similar to those in the Macy’s Day Parade in NYC. Each balloon will need 6 – 24 persons to hold the balloon in place. This is a great volunteer opportunity for your administrators and staff. Area businesses will have a unique opportunity to sponsor these balloons and take part in the day’s events honoring veterans that have made the ultimate sacrifice. By investing in one of the outlined sponsorship packages, your company can be a part of the publicity surrounding this wonderful event and show support for the veteran community – while advertising your business.

For information please call 914-665-2391.

GROUP PARTICIPATION FORM (For Acts, Drum-lines, bands, dancers, cheerleaders and community organizations)



Zoning Board of Appeals – April 19, 2017 Meeting Agenda

Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda – April 19, 2017.

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Tax Reminder – County Tax Due April 30, 2017

Dear City Taxpayer. This is a friendly reminder that the 2017 County Tax is due no later than 4/30/17. Pay on or before that day to avoid interest penalties.

Taxes can be paid online at

You will need your block and lot number to process online payments.

Pay in person at the Office of the Comptroller. Office Hours are from  8:30am – 4:30pm  Monday – Friday.

Thank you.

Civil Service Commission Meeting Schedule for 2017

Listed below is the Civil Service Commission’s monthly meeting schedule for 2017.

Please note special meetings may be scheduled to address urgent matters. When such occurs, a meeting notice will be posted on the City of Mount Vernon’s website, In the event a public hearing becomes necessary, the Commission will adhere to the contractual obligation of providing 30 days advance notice to the labor unions.

All meetings are open to the public and will convene at 4:30 PM at City Hall in the Memorial Room located on the 2nd Floor.

If you would like to speak at the meeting, please submit your request with outline of the concern in writing to the Civil Service Office, Room #103 at least 10 days before the scheduled meeting.

January 11, 2017

July 19, 2017

February 15, 2017

August 16, 2017

March 22, 2017

September 20, 2017

April 19, 2017

October 18, 2017

May 17, 2017

November 15, 2017

June 21, 2017

December 13, 2017


2017 Youth Employment Application Now Available

The 2017 Youth Employment Application is now available for download. Applications will only be accepted on Monday, January 23, 2017 through Friday, January 27, 2017 between the hours of 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Youth Bureau, Room 306. SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE ELIGIBILTY OR ENROLLMENT INTO THE PROGRAM. Click here to download your copy.

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