New Police Officer Sworn In; Flood Mitigation Discussed

By Stephen E. Lipken

 

 

Pelham Manor Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey opened the Monday, July 11th Board of Trustees meeting, announcing that Village Manager John Pierpont in his capacity as DPW Superintendent met with Congressman Jamal Bowman; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), “and had some important conversations out in the field about possible flood mitigation measures and their assistance.”

 

“We had a good conversation about the assistance that the Army Corps may be able to give us in terms of modeling and analysis of the receiving streams,” Pierpont began.  “So much of our system is dependent upon the outfalls (outside our jurisdiction).  We talked about some of the outfall constraints, including going under the Thruway into neighboring jurisdictions, Hutchinson River tidal influence and Mount Tom.  

 

“The Bolton-Roosevelt-Pelhamdale area drains into a creek that goes under Mount Tom Road in New Rochelle. The Army Corps asked if they could have a follow-up meeting with our consulting engineers.” 

Next, Police Officer Intiaz Jaipal, 34 received the Oath of Office from Mayor Lapey. 

 

Regarding the Stormwater Update, Pierpont pointed to interim flooding mitigation measures to capture stormwater on the street, get it into the storm drain system so that it does not flow beyond existing basins and pile up at downstream locations. 

 

Then Danny Peluso, Project Engineer, AI Engineering stated that his office let out two bids for capturing water in certain locations with a “laundry list” of repairs, including televising, cleaning and inspecting stormwater sewers. 

 

Antonio Oliveri, Professional Engineer (PE), also from AI, referred to aerial mapping, ground surveys utilizing MS-4 and GIS, plus a 1929 Drainage Map used for topography. Elevation and sizes of pipes are needed; computer models are then developed.

 

Finally, the Board approved a Resolution regarding the Pelham County Club Site Plan Amendment, with a Negative Declaration.