I am Pete DiPaola. I ask for your vote on November 7 as I seek a fourth term as Supervisor of the Town of Pelham. I seek re-election on the lines of the Independence Party, the Republican Party, the Conservative Party, and the Reform Party, all of which have endorsed me.
I seek re-election based on a proven record including three consecutive years with a zero percent tax levy increase. We have held the tax levy flat despite rising costs and the successful maintenance (and even expansion) of all Town programs and responsibilities including the Town criminal and civil court system; the Town Constable program for prisoner transport and court protection; property tax assessment and assessment review services; tax collection services for Westchester County, the Pelham Union Free School District, both Villages, and the Town; ambulance and separate emergency medical fly car services; the Town Library; expanded town-wide recreation programs; recreational field maintenance and Glover field lighting services; town-wide programs for Seniors; supervision of town-wide elections and election primaries; town-wide emergency preparedness and emergency management programs; Registrar of Vital Statistics services; marriage licenses; hunting and fishing licenses; dog licenses for the Village of Pelham; and much more.
I moved to Pelham with my family in 1952. I attended Pelham schools. After marrying my wife, we chose to raise our children in our beloved Pelham where we both were grew up. All of our children attended Pelham’s excellent schools. Even our grandchildren have attended Pelham schools.
While living in Pelham Manor I served in 1991 as a member of the Village Planning Board. I became a member of the Village Board in 1991. As a member of the Board I served as Trustee with oversight of Finance and Administration Planning (from 1993 to 1995), Commissioner of Public Works (from 1995 to 1997), Fire Commissioner (from 1997 to 1999), and Police Commissioner (from 1999 to 2001). I served as Mayor of the Village of Pelham Manor from 2001 to 2003. As Mayor I oversaw important projects such as the development of BJ’s Shopping Plaza Mall and the revitalization of the Shore Park green space, playground, and jogging path.
I served from 2004 until 2011 on the Town Council. I served for two years as Library Liaison and oversaw the upgrade and renovation of the library exterior, its mechanical systems, and exterior painting. Thereafter I oversaw all Town of Pelham facilities and supervised all major projects regarding those facilities.
I am thankful that friends and neighbors in Pelham have permitted me the privilege to dedicate myself for the past twenty-seven years to public service and the betterment of our small community. I am proud of what our community has accomplished in that time and before.
Although I am unopposed in this election, I respectfully ask for your vote as well as your vote for the experienced team we have assembled to continue our fiscally-responsible financial course while continuing a thoughtful stewardship of Town Government for the benefit of all Pelham residents.
Among those with whom I am running are Michael Recca, who already has had an energetic and positive impact for the benefit of Town residents while working as acting Town Clerk, and Cathy Mazzaro who is running for Receiver of Taxes. Cathy has a proven and impressive background in finance which has become critically important to the position in which she seeks to serve and ensures that she is the right person and best choice for Pelham’s future. They and our Town Councilwoman, Rae Szymanski, and our Town Councilman, Tim Case, both of whom are running unopposed, are part of a team dedicated to representing our Town faithfully, honestly, effectively, and with meaningful fiscal restraint. The entire team has been endorsed by the Independence, Republican, Conservative, and Reform Parties.
Please support me and our entire team, Cathy Mazzaro, Michael Recca, Rae Szymanski and Tim Case. Election Day is November 7, 2017.