The Mount Vernon Fire Department is uring residents to put “Safety First” this holiday season. Recognizing that the season is a time when family and friends get together, to have a good time and enjoy one another’s company, think about giving gifts that can help keep them safe. Consider gifting someone you know a quality fire extinguisher, flashlight and batteries or light sticks. A first-aid kit, carbon Monoxide detector, mobile phone or second floor escape ladder are also neat stocking stuffers.


Mount Vernon will celebrate the holiday season in City Hall Plaza on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Mayor Ernest D. Davis hopes the celebration will help residents get into the spirit this holiday season. “It’s been a tough year for so many people. This is the season when we all need to spread as much cheer as we can,” said Mayor Davis.

This year’s holiday tree was donated by American Christmas, a Mount Vernon design company responsible for magnificent displays at such notable retailers as Saks Fifth Avenue, Radio City Music Hall, Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Rockefeller Center, J Crew, and dozens of other well-known retail and entertainment venues. Besides the 20 foot tree decorated with LED lights standing in front of City Hall, American Christmas also generously decorated trees for the police and fire departments.

Santa will be on hand to greet youngsters and a special appearance by the colorfully attired “Three Kings,” wise men of biblical teachings that are popular in the Spanish speaking countries.  Three Kings are supposed to represent the journey from distant lands to Bethlehem while bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh upon the birth of baby Jesus.

Holiday performances will be provided by the Columbus School Band, The Westchester Marching Cobras, Young at Arts and the Mayor’s Interfaith Choir.

In the event of rain, the festivities will be held on the ground floor of city hall.


Parking Meter time extended to 8:00 PM

On March 28, 2012 City Council enacted Legislation authorizing

the Parking Bureau to extend on street parking meter time to 8:00 p.m.

effective May 1, 2012.  The same was approved by the Board of Estimate

and Contract on April 3, 2012. Therefore please be advised that on street

parking meter time will be extended to 8:00 p.m. effective May 1, 2012.