Pelham Manor Bids Fond Farewell to Manager;
Welcomes New Treasurer

Outgoing Village Manager John T. Pierpont, left, with Proclamation thanking him for 28 years of loyal service; right, Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey.

By Stephen E. Lipken


Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey convened the April 24th Pelham Manor Board of Trustees meeting, saying that she was fortunate to attend the annual Vic Henningsen Mayors’ Luncheon on April 22nd hosted by Pelham Manor former Mayors Brian Gallagher and Val Taubner, Jr. “It was a wonderful opportunity to re-live memories with Village Manager John Pierpont and welcome new Village Manager Lindsey Luft,” Lapey said.


Trustee/Police Commissioner Breda Bennett noted the 27th anniversary of the passing of Police Detective Charles Schuta, killed in line of duty in a traffic accident on April 15th, 1996.  “Each year the Pelham PBA places three wreaths, at Police Headquarters, Prospect Hill School and St. Mary’s Cemetery, Yorktown.”


Completing a two-week training course in New Jersey, Police Sergeant Thomas Ryan will appear in Grammar Schools with Officer Robert Vogel, instructing pupils about dangers of alcohol and drugs. 


Lapey then administered Oath of Office to new Treasurer Kyle Booth and presented John Pierpont with a Special Proclamation, honoring him for 28 years of distinguished service.  Former PM Mayors in the audience included Brian Gallagher, Lorri Gorman, Stephen Rooney, Val Taubner, Jr. and retired Trustee Louis Annunziata.  


Police Chief Thomas Atkins reminded residents that gasoline-powered leaf blowers are unlawful to use from April 16 through October 14 and can only be used up to five days following a severe storm. 


In the March Treasurer’s Report, opening cash balance was $9,948,350.95, closing at $7,984,348.43.  Revenue receipts totaled $114,063.48; expenditures, $2,077,816.

The $18.2 million-dollar Village Budget discussed during the April 10 Public Hearing was adopted unanimously.


Resident Toby Marxuach Gusciora inquired about Save the Sound litigation. Village Attorney Albert Cornachio replied that it is moving through the Court System.  Regarding the Monopole there will be an oral argument and the red-light camera is still on target, construction early June.