Ambulance RFP and Muni Con Resolutions Passed

By Stephen E. Lipken


The Monday, November 7th Town of Pelham meeting opened with Councilwoman Rae Szymanski recounting two emergency Flycar incidents involving children.  All incidents were handled and worked out with positive results.  Szymanski then went over what occurs when a 911 call goes through, saying that all emergency calls go to 60 Control.


Next, Supervisor Daniel McLaughlin discussed a Request for Proposal (RFP) concerning input from different ambulance companies, stemming from a comprehensive draft from Village of Pelham Fire Department, Administrator, input from Pelham Manor Fire Chief Michael Greco and Municipal Certificate of Need (Muni Con), that the Town becomes its own Ambulance District as discussed at the Monday, October 3rd Town Council meeting.


The Resolution, read by Supervisor Daniel McLaughlin reads: “Whereas the Board of the Town of Pelham has determined it necessary to be in the best interest of public safety and welfare to obtain Operating Authority in connection with the provision of Ambulance Services to the residents of Town of Pelham, including Villages of Pelham and Pelham Manor,


“Whereas the Pelham Town Board hereby authorizes the Supervisor to file a copy of this Resolution with the NYS Department of Health and complete any documents necessary to obtain Municipal Ambulance Services Operating Authority to the Town of Pelham,


“Whereas coverage of EMS Ambulance Service will encompass areas within the Town and both Village Boards, as indicated on the attached map.” 

The Motion Passed. 


Councilwoman Kara McLoughlin noted that October was a very busy and productive month for seniors, including numerous field trips.  The Pelham Recreation Department and Chamber of Commerce will partner on Saturday, November 26th for Tree Lighting, Caroling and Shop Local Saturday, as well as a party for Special Needs Children on Friday, December 2nd. 


Supervisor McLaughlin added that Nick Senerchia received the John Marshall Award for his support of Recreation and Youth Sports.  Dr. Marshall, an orthopedic surgeon for the New York Giants was killed in a plane crash near Lake Placid.