New Pelham Manor Firefighter,
Promoted Fire Captain Sworn In

Left to right: Michael Hade; Jenny Hade; Pelham Manor Fire Chief Michael Greco; Firefighter Brian Hade; Jessica Filingeri; Lauren Hade; Michael D. Hade; Briana Hade; Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey and Trustee Joseph 


Left to right: Pelham Manor Fire Chief Michael Greco; Emily Rebholz;  promoted Fire Captain John Rebholz; Austin Rebholz; Karen Rebholz; Trustee Joseph Senerchia; Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey. 

By Stephen E. Lipken



The August 22nd Pelham Manor Board of Trustees meeting was marked by the promotion of Firefighter John Rebholz to Fire Captain and swearing in of new Firefighter Brian Hade.  Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey proudly pointed out that both Hade and Rebholz were born and raised in Pelham Manor. Rebholz has been a PM Firefighter for the past 24 years.

Earlier, Mayor Lapey called attention to a situation affecting 35 families.


  “There was commuter parking in two lots in the Village of Pelham which was terminated.  I did speak to VOP Mayor Chance Mullen. It is out of our jurisdiction. We appreciate the hardship that it has created for our residents and will do whatever we can to alleviate the problem.”


Next, Police Commissioner/Trustee Breda Bennett called attention to the recent statewide Speed Awareness Week. Police Chief Thomas Atkins said that in 35% of fatal 2021 accidents in New York City, speed was a direct factor. 


Bennett mentioned a burglary in which security cameras were not working.  To get on the Dark House List for Police to watch homes during vacations, call 914-738-1000. Vehicle larcenies are down; Atkins attributed this to motorists locking their cars.


Fire Chief Michael Greco noted that he will be attending a FDNY seminar concerning E-Bikes and scooters which could ignite from improperly charged batteries. Greco will be working with the Valhalla Hazmat Squad and stressed that in the case of an E-Bike fire to evacuate immediately, especially with deadly toxins being released.


Next, Administrator John Pierpont reported that the Cash Balance for June and July was $42,210,000. Revenue receipts totaled $4,830,917.48; Expenditures $1,298,824.58.


Revenues included $4,638,679.83 in property tax payments and $192,237.65 in other non-property tax revenues.


This year’s budget includes a proposed transfer of $1,150,000 from General to Capital Fund to fund Storm Drainage Improvements and complete funding for purchase of a new fire engine.