Resolution Awarding Contract for
Lift for Village Hall Passed

Front row, left to right:  Pelham Manor Jennifer Monachino Lapey; Deputy Mayor A. Michelle DeLillo.  

Second row, left to right: Trustees Maurice Owen-Michaane; Breda Bennett

By Stephen E. Lipken


Pelham Manor Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey called to order the Monday, October 24th Board of Trustees meeting, announcing the tragic death of PM resident Larissa Acocella, “following a long medical battle.  She was a brave, brilliant young woman and accomplished Banking Strategist. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her entire family.” 


Mayor Lapey went on to say that PM E-Blast information can be obtained by going to website and clicking on “E-Subscribe” at the top of the page.

A bid was awarded to Central Contracting to construct a lift, allowing handicap access to the upper floor of Village Hall, with a $150,000 grant received. Lapey assured the community that the Village Hall façade would not be compromised and character of the building will be preserved. 


Police Chief Thomas Atkins reported a drop in larcenies, due to motorists locking their vehicles. 


He warned shoppers not to leave pocketbooks in shopping carts unattended; also, packages should be delivered to back doors, porches and patios and not in front of houses.


Village Treasurer John Pierpont said that the September opening cash balance was $16,120,296; closing of month balance was $16,120,296.  Revenues received for the month totaled $182,775.68; expenditures, $922,971.55. On revenue side, $42,346.47 was collected in property tax payments and $139,929.21 in other, non-property tax revenues, which included rental of real property, $24,000; Building Permit fees, $31,001.40 and $54,359 in general state aid. 


Expenditures for General Government Support: $96,016.87; Public Safety: $477,023.30.  Transportation totaled $19,332,97; Parks and Recreation: $32,880.50; Community Services: $50,908.52 and Employee Benefits totaled $246,809.39.


Manor Tree was awarded a $7,450 contract for tree pruning and removal.  Trees are being replaced in a one-for-one program, in which the Village receives a free tree from NYS for each one purchased.