Pierpont Appointed Interim Village Manager; Volunteer Firefighter Sworn In at Pelham Manor Meeting
By Stephen E. Lipken
Pelham Manor Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey called the Monday, October 10th Board of Trustees meeting to order, wishing a Happy Columbus Day to those who celebrate it and Italian Heritage Month to those who acknowledge it as well.
Interim Village Manager John T. Pierpont announced a communication from the NYS Department of Transportation, regarding their paving of Boston Post Road in 2023 and asking the DOT to make the yellow-hatched space down the hill toward the Hutch into a planted island “to soften the entrance into the Village and with our paving program underway, we have already started installing Handicapped ADA Ramps.
“We repaved and restriped the parking lot across the street, creating Handicapped Parking Spaces and ordered Handicapped Parking Signs. The only ‘question mark’ is Prospect Avenue; since Con Edison is doing gas work there, we will wait until Spring.”
Mayor Lapey stated that she and Trustee Breda Bennett attended the Shop Rite Grand Opening, formerly the Fairway Market on Sunday, October 9th, emphasizing that Shop Rite donated $10,000 to Feeding Westchester and stayed open during the renovation.
Next, Lapey administered the Oath of Office to new Volunteer Firefighter Jennifer L. Mondido, noting that Mondido served in the Military for over 22 years, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in Aviation and Psychological Operations and was deployed in Afghanistan, flying over 200 combat hours, plus Operation New Dawn in Iraq.
Fire Chief Michael Greco cited the 100th Anniversary of Fire Prevention Week, with the theme, “Fire Won’t Wait—Plan Your Escape.”
A Resolution was passed, appointing Pierpont as Interim Village Manager, authorizing Mayor Lapey to sign an agreement retaining Pierpont for his post retirement services from October 18, 2022 through September 30, 2023.