By Stephen E. Lipken
Convening the Tuesday, March 12th Village of Pelham Board of Trustees meeting, Mayor Michael Volpe introduced their new Secretary/Assistant Administrator, Cara Farrell who will also be performing functions pursuant to Civil Service rules and regulations. Farrell has a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) and attended State University Brockport.
Trustee Xaira Ferrara thanked the Junior League of Pelham for their donation of a water paint table to Woodland Park. Volpe called for a Resolution acknowledging the contribution.
Village Trustee Hanan Kamal Eldahry mentioned that she met with the Westchester Municipal Officials Association (WMOA) Refuse Committee, led by Tarrytown Mayor Drew Fixell. The Village Refuse Contract with Westchester County is coming up for renewal and Eldahry wanted to check if any changes had to be made.
Volpe then discussed the Five Points, where Ancon Avenue, Kings Highway, Boulevard, Colonial Avenue and Manor Ridge all come together. “There have been stops and starts, with further signage. Sidewalks/crosswalks were configured around 1900 and we don’t want to take the Ancon pillars out. The planning was in excess of $30,000 with signage and labor on top of that,” Volpe noted, adding that Assistant Village Administrator/Treasurer Chris Scelza and Village Administrator Omar T. Small will be meeting with consultants to try to reduce the fee.
An e-mail from Ancon Avenue resident Peter Wies, Intersection Committee Chair suggested: 1) Additional “5-Way Stop Ahead” signs at each approach to the intersection; 2) Add “All Way” signs to each of the 5 stop signs; painting “STOP” on the pavement at each of the 5 stop lines; Movement of Ancon stop sign forward and add “No Parking Any Time” signs to designated Ancon areas.
Then the Board voted to declare itself the Lead Agency pursuant to the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) for 163 Wolfs Lane, Concrete Ventures, LLC, Mamaroneck and 139 Fifth Avenue, Momentum Realty Acquisitions and Pelham RE Partners.