By Stephen E. Lipken
Deputy Pelham Town Supervisor Daniel McLaughlin opened their 2019 Organizational Meeting on January 7, naming the re-appointed Town Government officials and swearing in new Recreation Commission member Aisling Bier, replacing Breda Bennett. Other members are John Boyce; Mary E. Curto; Kevin Fee and Danny Green.
Re-appointments included Thomas Kleinberger, Town Attorney; Nicholas A. Grecco, Town Engineer; Comptroller, Samantha Losurdo; Chief Constable Stewart Hanson; Lieutenant Steve Conte; Sergeants Joseph Bavosa, Anthony Camardella, Christopher Williams, Kai Yammamoto. Appointed as Town Police Constables: Anthony Bonilla; Carlos Dos Santos; Michael Farley; Nicholas Florio; Robert Iaboni; Jose LLamas; Nelson Moy; Harrin Platzner; Murad Rahem; Kirk Smith and Victor Torres.
Town Clerk Amy Rios appointed Francine Campion as Deputy Town Clerk; Receiver of Taxes Catherine Mazzaro appointed Darlene Paolercio as Deputy Receiver of Taxes. Supervisor Peter DiPaola re-appointed Ruthann DeSimone as Confidential Secretary and Blake Bell is Town Historian.
McLaughlin went on to say that any employee declining medical coverage by the Town is entitled to receive a $2,000 annual opt-out payment.
In the Flycar Report, Councilwoman Rae Szymanski said that the average November response time for backup vehicle was 8 minutes, 20 seconds; December: 8 minutes 53 seconds.
Bell relayed Deputy Receiver of Taxes Paolercio’s Monthly Statements. November 2018: Town/County Taxes, $3,248.71; School Taxes, $949,065.52; School Collection Fee, $6,073.18; Penalties and Interest, $8,357.37; Taxpayers Agreement, $1,014.19; Misc., $49; Pro-Ratas, $10,098.66; Total: $977,906.63. December 2018: Town/County Taxes, $12,121.85; School Taxes, $1,271,992.24; School Collection Fee, $8,146.83; Credit Card Fee (Town and School), $23.51; Penalties and Interest, $6,937.10; Taxpayers Agreement, $6,405.31; Misc., $750; Pro-Ratas, $2,096.86; Total: $1,308,473.50.
Check sent to Chief Finance Officer (CFO) on 12/19/18 for Justice John DeChiaro: $16,313; check to CFO on 12/14/18 for Justice John Gardner: $46,928.