Trustee & Public Works Commissioner Maurice Owen-Michaane, Deputy Mayor & Police Commissioner Breda A. Bennett, Julian Frank Kalehoff (center) with parents on each side, Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey, Trustee & Administration, Finance, and Planning Commissioner Daniel W. McLaughlin, and Trustee & Fire Commissioner Timothy M. Case
Trustee & Public Works Commissioner Maurice Owen-Michaane, Deputy Mayor & Police Commissioner Breda A. Bennett, Nicole Mead, the Rev. Matthew Mead, Liam DeCoursy Mead, Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey, Trustee & Administration, Finance, and Planning Commissioner Daniel W. McLaughlin, and Trustee & Fire Commissioner Timothy M. Case
Eagle Scout Liam Mead and Eagle Scout Candidate Julian Kalehoff Honored by Board of Trustees
By Joyce Farrell
When the Village of Pelham Manor’s Board of Trustees convened its first post-summer meeting on September 5, the top item on the agenda was the conferring of proclamations to members of Boy Scout Troop 1’s exemplary scouts. The two scouts were Eagle Scout Liam DeCoursy Mead and Eagle Scout candidate Julian Frank Kalehoff.
Liam’s Eagle Scout Service Project was the installation of a safety upgrade to the Christ Church playground. The upgrade, a 125-foot barrier made of railroad ties and buried three ties deep into the ground, separates the playground from the parking lot next to it, increasing the safety of those who use the playground, including the Montessori School, Christ Church’s parishioners, and the community.
Julian also completed his Eagle Scout Service Project, the improvement and renovation of the restrooms at Shore Park. He did so by scraping the walls and doors and repainting them to dramatically improve their appearance. Both scouts felt that the biggest challenge they faced was being in charge of their projects and supervising the younger scouts who assisted them.
On September 5, Fire Chief Michael Greco, who is a newly certified Code Enforcement Officer, supervised the installation of the fire safety system at the parking lot site at Four Corners, which is owned by Friedland Properties and is in the midst of an ongoing restoration.
Deputy Mayor/Police Commissioner Bennet wants citizens of Pelham Manor to be aware that if there’s an emergency, calling (914) 738-1000 rather than 911 may sometimes be quicker as calls to that number go immediately to the Pelham Manor Police Department.
The board also approved the use of Shore Park for two events. The first was its use for a family to host a gender reveal party that took place on September 10; the second was to Rabbi Benjamin Resnick for an outdoor Rosh Hashanah service on September 16.
A public hearing for Local Law 1 of 2023 was scheduled for the next Board meeting on September 26. The law would clarify the mandate of a camera on both approaches of Pelhamdale Avenue.
Capital budget transfers totaling $525,000, which were anticipated and planned without the use of bonding in Pelham Manor’s adopted budget, were approved. From that total, $250,000 will be used for storm drainage improvement, and $275,000 will be allocated to complete the refuse packer.