The latest fire in Mount Vernon confirms that Criminal Mayor Ernie Davis is burning down the City of Mount Vernon to intentionally to make way for low income housing all across the City of Mount Vernon.
Ernie Davis has willfully and intentionally understaffed the Mount Vernon Fire Department so that fires that are intentionally set by Ernie's arson crew can burn longer than necessary ensuring that structures are burned to the point beyond repair.
It was revealed that the strip of stores that recently burned down on Gramatan Avenue was for sale for $3.1 M. The asking price of $3.1M is way overpriced for a depressed real estate market such as Mount Vernon. The corner of Fulton Avenue and Third Street that was also caused by Ernie's arson team was also for sale prior to being engulfed in flames.
In Mount Vernon, the fox is constantly watching the hen house. Ernie's arson team causes the fires and his hand appointed Fire Chief investigates the fires and then covers them up so insurance companies can cover the massive claims.
Sources have told Mount Vernon Exposed that one property owner part of the Fulton and Third assemblage of properties refused to sell after approached by Mount Vernon City officials. A political insider told Mount Vernon Exposed that Commissioner of Assessment Tom Terry, who also moonlights as a licensed real estate agent for Fleetwood Realty, told the owner it was in his best interest to sell or "else".
Commissioner Tom Terry is no stranger to corruption and breaking the law. Terry's brother in law, Wayne Charles defrauded the City of Mount Vernon by receiving millions of dollars in no bid contracts at the urging of Mayor Ernie Davis. Charles was convicted in federal court of mail and wire fraud. Commissioner Terry's home address was the address registered with the State of New York for the entities used by Charles for his criminal activity.
|LARRY REGAN OF REGAN DEVELOPMENT|
Another developer looking to do a land grab is Larry Regan of Regan Development. According to Regan Development's website, they build low income housing across the tri state area. Regan Development is currently looking at a large parcel of property in downtown Mount Vernon and is looking to construct a large low-income army barracks style housing. Regan Development is also looking for a lucrative tax incentive from the Mount Vernon IDA (controlled by Criminal Mayor Davis). Such a tax break with further drive the City of Mount Vernon towards bankruptcy.
According to Regan's website, the only market rate project under the control of Regan Development in Westchester County is a 17 unit building in Sleepy Hollow, NY. It is quite clear that low-income housing is this company's bread and butter.
|REGAN DEVELOPMENT'S PROPOSED LOW INCOME VILLAGE IN DOWNTOWN MOUNT VERNON|
So how does a developer looking to do business with Mount Vernon get to the table one may ask? It's simple. When a developer visits City Hall, the Mayor's office instructs them that they must use a planner approved by the City of Mount Vernon because that planner knows exactly what the City of Mount Vernon wants.
|CORRUPT PLANNER VINCE FERRANDINO|
In this case, the preferred planner is Vince Ferrandino of Ferrandino and Associates. Mr. Ferrandino is a former Planning Commissioner for the City of Mount Vernon and a close ally and friend of Mayor Ernie Davis. Developers are steered towards Ferrandino who then extorts developers into paying him exorbitant consulting fees for development projects that never get off the ground. A political insider told Mount Vernon Exposed that portions of the fees are then funneled to Mayor Ernie Davis. Vince Ferrandino is also the planner for 42 W. Broad Street and is present at every City Council meeting. Ferrandino also has ties to several bogus shell companies (I.E. Traffic Studies) that get paid by Mount Vernon taxpayers.
One developer told Mount Vernon Exposed that he paid more than $700K than he was supposed to in consulting fees to Ferrandino's firm and others for a development project because he was directed to by City officials. The developer was told that if he didn't pay the fees, his project would never get approved.
The U.S. Attorney must look into the business dealings of Regan Development, Vince Ferrandino, and others and exactly how they are approved to do business in the City of Mount Vernon. These same developers are now trying unsuccessfully to buy their way into the new administration. These developers must keep in mind, that the days of paying off people in the City of Mount Vernon are long gone. The days of slapping up low income developments that breed criminal activity are also long gone.
U.S. Attorney Preet Baharra must subpoena Regan Development, Vince Ferrandino, and various Mount Vernon City officials and their associated financial records and it will be clear that City Hall and the City of Mount Vernon is for sale.
We must keep developers like Regan Development from turning Mount Vernon into a welfare City. A political insider also told Mount Vernon Exposed that Regan Development was also in talks to develop the site of yesterday's massive fire on Gramatan Avenue.
Mount Vernon Exposed will continue to monitor the activities of Regan Development and Vince Ferrandino and make sure that they do not build any low income tax payer funder public housing in the City of Mount Vernon. If approvals some how make it through City agencies, such developers will be in a a very long and costly court battle.