Village of Pelham Manor Honors PMHS Head Varsity Ice Hockey Team Coach Witz Upon His Retirement

Left to right: Pelham Manor Trustees Maurice Owen-Michaane; Breda Bennett; Joseph Senerchia and Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey, holding Proclamation honoring Pelham Memorial High School Head Varsity Ice Hockey Coach Ed Witz upon his retirement.

By Stephen E. Lipken


Pelham Manor Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey opened the March 28 Board of Trustees Meeting, saying that she and Pelham Hockey Association Co-Chairs, Trustees Breda Bennett and Joseph Senerchia attended the March 26 Parade of Champions, celebrating the Pelham Memorial High School Varsity Ice Hockey Team’s Division II State Championship. 


“Master of Ceremonies Vincent Mazzaro appropriately noted that this sleepy little town has taken this crown two times in five years,” Mayor Lapey stated.  “I was honored to sign a Proclamation for Head Coach Ed Witz.”  Witz was presented with the Proclamation on March 31 at the Pelham Youth Hockey Association Dinner at Lake Isle Country Club.


The Proclamation reads in part, “WHEREAS, Ed Witz has tallied five hundred twelve wins, twelve Section Championships, eight Regional Titles and two State Championships during his distinguished career…


“NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees of the Village of Pelham Manor hereby recognizes and thanks Ed Witz on the occasion of his retirement.”  


Next, Treasurer John Pierpont reported that total Revenues for February was $706,461.66; expended $895,650.13.  “On the Revenue side, nearly $695,000 was from non-property tax revenues, including Quarterly Sales Tax Distribution through the County, $359,000; Utilities Gross Receipt Payment, $129,000; Licensing Fees, $66,000; Building Permit Fees, $25,294.


“On the Expenditure side, General Government Support, $97,000; Public Safety, $430,000; Transportation, $55,000 of which $20,000 was for snow and ice control operations; Parks and Recreation, $16,600; Community Services, $62,000 and Employee Benefits, $235,000.


“This year’s Budget appropriates $1,498,000 from the previous year’s Fund Balance to reduce property tax and fund the storm drainage system, 75% reimbursed by FEMA. Street paving is planned as well as $750,000 to purchase a Fire Truck,” Pierpont concluded.


Public Hearing on the Budget is scheduled for April 11 at 8:15 p.m.