New Waste Collection System
Coming to Village in 2023

By Stephen E. Lipken



Village of Pelham Mayor Chance Mullen opened their Work Session on August 9th, announcing a Tri-Municipal paving project involving the Village, Larchmont and Pelham Manor to resurface Colonial and Pelhamdale Avenues to the New Rochelle line; estimated cost is $298,000, offset by CHIPS funding, according to Administrator Chris Scelza.  “Every road will be paved within 10-15 years,” Mullen noted.


Next, a Resolution authorized Professional Services Agreement with JHW Plan Review Services LLC in connection with Pelham House Project, to review the following code disciplines: Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Energy and Accessibility, not to exceed $33,750.


A new Waste Collection System is coming to the Village in 2023, with the advent of Next-Gen, touchless garbage trucks.  Residents will trace pickups by downloading MyVOP app and receive new, efficient toters.


During Public Comment, resident Maryanne Joyce inquired about a potential privacy issue concerning mounting video cameras on sanitation trucks.  Scelza replied that their Route Management Software will photograph still pictures of trash sites; e.g., recording that a toter was not at the curb for the record; photos will not be kept for any length of time.


Then Mullen announced the promotion of Police Officer William Stapleton to Sergeant, effective August 14, 2002.  New Police Chief is Daniel Green, along with Lieutenant Michael Sheehy.


At the Regular Meeting, Trustee Lisa Hill-Ries reported speaking to Highbrook Avenue homeowners regarding severe flooding. Administrator Chris Scelza said that an audit by O’Connor Davies revealed that the Village now has a $714,000 Operating Surplus.


Mayor Mullen stated that the Pelham House Site Plan Development continues, with internal design reviews of Municipal Center, including Police Department Holding Cells and Fire Department apparatus storage space.  Final review of Parking Transition continues with planned demolition of Capital One Bank in September, freeing up approximately 60 public parking spaces and conversion of Parking Lot 3 for staff parking.