After we posted our latest Memorial Field update, Walk Thru With Commissioner Anthony Bove, Mount Vernon City Councilman Richard Thomas agreed to meet with us in the Best Buys parking lot over looking Memorial Field. After the interview we were scheduled to take a tour of MF.
Thomas addressed everything from his concerns over the progress of the renovations, OSHA regulations, workers not properly dressed (no hard hats, gloves, mask and boots), the possible removal and disposal of asbestos without permits, public safety, as well as rumors he was discrediting Ernie Davis because of his was making a run for the mayoral seat himself.
We discussed $2,562,381.20 of the $3.4 million advanced by the county that was spent by Aug 26, 2013, according to a report generated by Mount Vernon’s Chief Accountant, George Townsend. Mt. Vernon is over budget a year later since Commissioner Bove told us last week the balance of funds haven’t been released by Westchester County Exec, Rob Astorino.
During the end of interview, Water Commissioner Anthony Bove came across the street and joined the conversation, which lead to a heated debate. While there are still many questions yet to be answered, one things was painfully clear, the city administration is still divided and not on the same page at least where Memorial Field is concerned.
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