By Stephen E. Lipken
Pelham Manor Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey announced the passing of esteemed Pelham Manor resident John Cermanski on March 21st. Cermanski, 72 was a member of the Pelham Manor Volunteer Fire Department, Pelham Civics and volunteer coach for Pelham Little League and Huguenot Hoops Basketball team.
“Our hearts are heavy tonight,” Mayor Lapey noted. “He was a gracious and supportive human being…” Trustee Breda Bennett added that her children knew him as the Santa sitting atop a fire truck two weeks before Christmas.
“Our hearts go out to his wife Ella who teaches at Huguenot Nursery School,” Lapey concluded. “He will be sorely missed.”
Village Manager John Pierpont presented the Tentative 2019-2020 Budget. Balance to be raised by Real Estate Levy is $12,866,540 with a 2.48% increase, under the Tax Cap of 2.49%. Public Hearing is set for Monday, April 8th.
Giving the DPW Report for January, Pierpont mentioned that the Waste Stream Recycling is 65%. “We are in the middle of our Spring Leaf Collections,” Pierpont said. “Residents have until Monday, April 15 to get their leaves out to the curb; otherwise they must be put in Recycling Bags.”
Norman Pure stated that E-Commerce trucks would probably not use the proscribed I-95 Conner Street Exit, because it is curvy, narrow with 90-degree turns; instead traveling straight down Boston Post Road.
Pierpont replied that E-Commerce’s Certificate of Occupancy would be revoked if proper route procedures were not followed; video monitoring would be used.
Results for the Tuesday, March 19th election were as follows: Mayor, running under the name Jennifer L. Monachino, 125 Republican plus 53 Neighborhood, 9 absentee ballots, total 187; Trustees Angela M. DeLillo, 120 Republican, 47 Neighborhood, 8 absentee, total 175; Joseph C. Senerchia, 126 Republican, 49 Neighborhood, 8 absentee, total 183.
Write-ins for Mayor: Louis Annunziata, 1; David Sparano, 1; Tara Weishaupl, 1; Deborah Winstead, 9. Trustee: Deborah Winstead, 34.