Mount Vernon, NY – On March 14, 2019, The City of Mount Vernon awarded the contract to deliver Radio Products and City-Wide Fiber Optic Broadcasting and Communications Network and Operational Management Services to an organization with a proven history, extensive, and impeccable record, Hollywall Development Company, LLC, (HWDC), a Washington DC Limited Liability Company.
As further outlined in the presentation HWDC delivered to Mount Vernon on February 11, 2019, titled, “Response for The City of Mount Vernon, New York RFP for Radios and RFI for Fiber Network,” the City of Mount Vernon is currently exploring opportunities in the public safety technology communication.
“HollyWall Development Company (HWDC) is honored to be partnering with Corbel Communications, the premier leaders in the telecommunications and cable industry, who are also the foremost authorities on Microtrenching; and Motorola Solutions, a global leader in mission-critical communications, to assist the Mayor of Mount Vernon, the Honorable Rich Thomas, as he commences a historic effort to upgrade and advance the level of the city’s communications network and operational management services,” said Darnell Sutton, Founder/ President & CEO, HWDC. “I congratulate Mayor Thomas for his vision and profound concern for law enforcement, and for the residents and business community of Mount Vernon. I look forward to working with the Mayor as he begins to integrate and upgrade the city’s communications system, which will make Mount Vernon a safer place to work and live for many years to come; and, which will make it one of the nation’s new Smart cities.”
“Corbel Communications is excited to be a part of the HollyWall Development (HWDC) team, in partnering with the City of Mount Vernon to build another Smart City in the US,” said A.J. Pino, President, Corbel Communications. “We will be providing a state-of-the-art conduit and communications network,” he continued, “by deploying our Microtrenching technologies which will assist City agencies by bridging the digital divide with minimal impact to the residents and businesses of Mount Vernon. We commend Mayor Thomas for his vision and are grateful or the opportunity.”
“The PBA is happy to see that progress is being made to help the Citizens of Mt. Vernon,” said Mount Vernon PBA President Brent Gamble. “The police officers on the street will get the much needed and long overdue basic phone & reliable communications equipment for use in the field. We put our lives on the line every day and this is a great start towards a safer city. We love the residents of Mount Vernon. Thank you to the Mayor and everyone involved for coming through for us.”
“This is only about the people’s needs and the business of doing our jobs. We are thankful to finally get positive actions,” said Police Chief Ziadie. “This critical need of police communication equipment has gone on for years. Like everything else, you have to update and replace inoperable equipment. Our priority is to protect and serve the community, and it is key and important to have basic tools and equipment to do our jobs. THANK YOU MAYOR THOMAS, and thank you to the people for your support of us.”
“Everyone who knows our city charter and follows the news knows it has been a tsunami of opposition from the very elected officials that are supposed to help our citizens stay safe and feel protected,” said Mayor Richard Thomas. “Enough is enough, and I will continue to do what is in the best interest of the PEOPLE of Mount Vernon, even when it makes me a target. Mount Vernon will continue to rise with whatever means is necessary to provide good & timely services to our community. We are worthy, we deserve proper working police communication equipment and so much more. This is why the Mount Vernon City Charter needs to be revised now. Now the Mount Vernon Police Department can do what they are hired to do in our City of Hope. Mount Vernon keeps rising despite the challenges.”
The City of Mount Vernon expects to achieve the following goals with the implementation of the new public safety communications network:
- A turnkey, state-of-the-art, public safety radio communications network.
- Enhance coverage and reliability
- Seamless integration with federal, state, and local law enforcement and first responders in the region.
- Seamless interagency radio system to support mission critical communications within the City of Mount Vernon.
- Upgrade and/or replacement of existing public safety radio communications network, with minimum disruption of current network.
- Warranty and maintenance of the network for a period of, at minimum, ten years.
- Technical support for a period of, at minimum, ten years.
About HollyWall Development Company, LLC
HollyWall Development Company LLC is a minority- majority controlled and operated consortium, led by its Founder/ President & CEO, Darnell Sutton, an award-winning visionary, strategist, and entrepreneur. HWDC consists of seasoned corporate executives who have partnered with premier financial institutions including: Investment banks, Global Capital Funds, Public Financial and Wealth Management firms, Construction and Engineering companies, Federal agencies, State and Local governments, Non-profits, Faith-based Organizations, and Housing authorities. HollyWall Development Company is building, restoring and creating “SMART” communities and networks throughout the US, in partnership with Corbel Communications Industries, Motorola Solutions, Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., Securitas AB, the Ditch Witch Organization, and Dura-Line.
In addition, HWDC has partnered with a national P3 Foundation, and a preeminent global NYSE Financial services firm, which provides investment banking, securities, wealth management, and investment management services to clients.
About Corbel Communications Industries
Corbel Communications is a full-service telecommunications company headquartered in New York, which has successfully designed and built some of the most advanced and complex telecommunications infrastructures for many of the largest Communications companies in the United States. Corbel Communications is the foremost authority on Microtrenching. In addition to Mount Vernon, Corbel is currently involved with projects in New York City, Westchester County, Connecticut, New Jersey, Austin, TX, San Antonio, TX, Dallas, TX, Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, Fullerton, CA, Irvine, CA, Louisville, KY, and Charlottesville, VA.
Mount Vernon New York
The City of Mount Vernon is a New York City inner ring suburb located just north of The Bronx and also bordered by the Villages of Pelham and Pelham Manor to the East, the Village of Bronxville and the Town of Eastchester to the North and the City of Yonkers to the West. The City is 4.4 square miles and is home to approximately 67,292 residents, making it the 8th largest city in New York State; the 2nd most densely populated city in New York State, and 11th most densely populated city (with a qualifying population over 50,00) in the United States. Given the City’s location within the New York City Region and its transportation infrastructure, Mount Vernon is extremely accessible to all areas of the New York Metropolitan Region.