City of Mount Vernon Officials have been caught sleeping at the wheel again. It appears that the videothat Helena R. Edwards created has caught the attention of city officials.Desperate to clean up the corruption and official misconduct surround this property, city officials gave the owner a deadline of Saturday October 17th, 2009 to demolish the property or else they would step in and do it for him and bill him for the work. It seems someone has not been forthcoming with the community. The job was shut down today October 14th, 2009 because asbestos has not been removed prior to demolition of the property. Was there some underhanded money to be made? Why is the City is such a rush all of a sudden? Who is going to benefit from the demolition of this property?
It appears that The City of Mount Vernon does not care about the health concerns of Southside residents. Was this asbestos overlooked intentionally or is this a reflection of the incompetence of the Clinton Young administration? Stay tuned there is much more to this saga.
NYS Department of Labor Law-Asbestos