Mayor’s Weekly Report

Active: 431 Cases | New: 31 Cases | 0 Deaths
Candlelight Vigil to be held for DMX in Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Homeowners – have you fallen behind on your mortgage? Please register for a housing webinar scheduled for Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30 pm. Register here :(Link)

Important Update on Tax Collections

Midday Update on Tax Collections - April 12, 2021

Earlier today, Mayor Patterson-Howard gave an update on the fiscal operations of the Comptroller’s Office. We’ve received numerous complaints about paying taxes in the Comptroller’s office. Mail has pilled up in the mailroom and residents are unable to reach Comptroller Reynolds office and her office closes at 2pm. For those who are having trouble please email and You can also pay your taxes online through the portal on

Deadline Extended: 2021 Summer Youth Employment & Training Program

Deadline for Police Exam is April 20

Baseball is Back in Mount Vernon
RESCHEDULED: Mobile Shredder Truck in Mount Vernon

The mobile shredder truck will be rescheduled for Mount Vernon residents at a later time. The date will be announced in the Weekly Report.

In letters to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Tish James, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Westchester District Attorney Mimi Rocah, Mayor Patterson-Howard has documented the need for an investigation into the city of Mount Vernon’s finances. You can view these letters here. (LINK)

Located on the Westchester County Government website are the locations and allocation of vaccines. To find a location for the COVID-19 vaccine click here (LINK).
Travel Advisory: East Lincoln Avenue Bridge April 17 & 18

DPW Advisory for Metal Pick up

Please be advised that metal pick-up will begin Thursday, April 8, 2021. DPW will begin scheduling appointments the week of March 29, 2021. You may call 914-665-2465 or 914-665-2343 to schedule an appointment. Please note that there will be no appointments scheduled during holiday weeks.
The following items can be picked up by appointment:
– Stoves
– Hot water tanks
– Metal cabinets
– Refrigerators (EPA sticker is required, showing freon has been removed)
– Cast iron tubs
– Metal sinks
– Metal desks
– Washers / Dryers
– Sofa bed frames (*frames only)
***Yard Waste Update***
Yard waste collection will commence in April. Yard waste must be in an open container or brown paper refuse bag for proper collection.
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Available

Soon, families will be able to apply for retroactive reimbursements to cover the cost of burying their loved ones lost to COVID-19. The program is expected to open up in April, but if you want to apply for reimbursement, you should collect documentation now. FEMA will only award COVD-19 funeral assistance for a deceased individual on a single application.
If multiple individuals contribute toward funeral expenses, they should register under a single application as applicant and co-applicant The deceased’s documentation status is not considered, but the applicant must be U.S. citizens, legal residents, asylees, refugees, or non-citizen nationals.
The applicant must provide:
  • A copy of the death certificate. The death certificate must indicate the death “may have been caused by” or “was likely a result of” COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms. Similar phrases that indicate a high likelihood of COVID-19 are also considered sufficient.
  • Proof of funeral expenses incurred. Documentation (receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) must include the applicant’s name as the responsible person for the expenses, the deceased individual’s name, the amount of funeral expenses, and that funeral expenses were incurred after January 20, 2020.
Informal Property Assessment Grievance

In lieu of the annual Board of Assessment Review (Grievance Day). The Assessor encourages any taxpayer who would like to contest their assessed value to take advantage of our Informal Grievance Period January 2nd through April 30th each calendar year.
Informal Grievance Filing Procedure
1.      Write a letter to the Assessor Office expressing that you would like to grieve your assessment.
(Please provide your name property address, phone number and email address.)
2.      Provide an appraisal or a CMA (Comparable Market Analysis; a Realtor can provide this service. This is the best way to prove market value)
3.      You may provide any other supporting evidence i.e., pictures of interior & exterior. repairs if any?
The Department of Assessment Address
City Hall Roosevelt Square
RM 8
Mount Vernon NY. 10550
IF your property had a fire please contact the Department of Assessment immediately so that we may conduct a field inspection and adjust your assessment based on the percentage of damage. Please also provide your contact information.
The Department of Assessment mailed out re-certification letters for all Veterans please return via email, fax or mail, by May 1, 2021.
Fax: 914-665-3522
The Department of Assessment Address:
City Hall Roosevelt Square
RM 8
Mount Vernon NY. 10550
Food Distribution Schedule for March & April

Have a Public Works issue? Contact DPW

The new Sanitation Schedule has been available online since January. Click the links above to download them.

Upcoming Youth Bureau and Recreation Events
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The COVID-19 Pandemic is not over

Department of Public Works Issued Sewer Guidance for Residents


Special Board of Estimate & Contract Meeting

Sunday's with Shawyn


Sunday’s With Shawyn
Darren Morton
Dakari and Michelle Maynard
Cathlin Gleason
This week’s topics include :
-Why residents chose to stay in Mount Vernon and community updates.