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Special City Council Meeting Recessed

The special meeting of the City Council scheduled to be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. has been recessed until 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers for the purpose of “adopting a resolution affirming the execution of a professional services contract for Cornerstone PLLC, preparation of technical specifications and bid documents guiding the remediation of Memorial Field”, and any other business that may be presented before said meeting.

Special City Council Meeting

A special meeting of the City Council will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in the City Council Chambers, Mount Vernon, New York for the purpose of “adopting a resolution affirming the execution of a professional services contract for Cornerstone PLLC, preparation of technical specifications and bid documents guiding the remediation of Memorial Field”, and any other business that may be presented before said meeting.

 

George W. Brown

City Clerk

Architectural Review Board May 22, 2019 Agenda

A regular meeting of the Architectural Review Board will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 6:30PM in the Mayor’s Conference Room, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York.

Download the ARB Agenda Here 

Zoning Board of Appeals May 21, 2019 Agenda

A regular meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:30PM in the Mayor’s Conference Room, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York.

Download the ZBA Agenda Here 

Real Estate Committee Meeting for the Month of May is Cancelled

The Real Estate Committee Meeting for the Month of May is cancelled.

2019 Community Development Block Grant available now!

Fiscal Year 2019 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)

PUBLIC SERVICE GRANTS

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.

PRE-APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

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

PUBLIC HEARING PRESENTATION

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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 

Friday, June 7, 2019 at 4:00pm

The FY 2019 CDBG Application is available here

Fillable Version (41 pages) available here

Questions

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:  Sbolivar@cmvny.com

*Special* Planning Board May 7, 2019 Agenda

A special meeting of the City Planning Board will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:30PM in the City Council Chambers Room, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York.

Download the Special Planning Board Agenda Here 

 

City Council Honoring Ceremony

The City Council is pleased to announce the honorees for the 2019 Spring Honoring Ceremony which will be held during a regular City Council meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.  Twice each year, Council Members honor individuals and organizations who have made valuable contributions to the Mount Vernon community.  Honorees are:

  1. Carlos Alexandre, former director of the Mount Vernon Human Rights Commission;
  2. Sonia Cole, MD- Community Psychiatrist and Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology;
  3. Jordan Gyapong, activist and honor student;
  4. Mount Vernon Public Library

All are welcome to join the City Council as they recognize these distinguished citizens and organizations.

 

 

Mount Vernon IDA May 8 meeting canceled

The regularly scheduled May 8, 2019 meeting of the Mount Vernon Industrial Development Agency has been canceled. The next scheduled meeting is June 12, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room.

City Council Advisory Committee

The City Council is seeking persons interested in serving on a City Council Advisory Committee which will assist the City Council in drafting an ordinance on the “Convention on the Elimination on all Forms of  Distrcimination against Women” (CEDAW), an international bill of rights for women which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1979.

On the local level, the Convention would define discrimination and engage in a number of measures to end discrimination against women in all forms.

All interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume via mail or hand delievery by Monday, May 6, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. to the:

 

City Council

c/o George W. Brown, City Clerk

One Roosevelt Square

Mount Vernon, New York 10550

 

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