Use of Red-Light Cameras on Pelhamdale Avenue and
Boston Post Road Discussed

By Stephen E. Lipken



Pelham Manor Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey called to order a Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, December 13, 2021, stating that according to Governor Kathy Hochul’s announcement and NYS Department of Health mandates, it is necessary to present proof of COVID-19 vaccinations to attend in person.



Mayor Lapey introduced distinguished guests Paul McLaughlin, son of former Village Trustee and Village Attorney Matthew McLaughlin and Ash Seecharran, whose brother Sanjay achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.  Lapey then announced the deaths of Allye Migliarini, who with his father, helped restore the Police Booth at Four Corners and working with Eagle Scouts, refurbished the Shore Park Gazebo as well as CPA Chris Kalyvas, who coached two different teams with her husband. Both were under 55 years of age.



Next, Village Manager John Pierpont pointed to a very robust tree planting program, planting an average of 50 trees a year.  “This past year we planted 90 and participated in New York Power Authority offer of a free tree with each tree purchased.  If residents want a tree planted in front of their houses, they can call 914-738-1000.”



Lapey then opened a Public Hearing on proposed Local Law 6 of 2021, Use of Red-Light  Cameras on Pelhamdale Avenue and Boston Post Road.  Allison Frost cited Insurance Institute of Highway Safety data, that red-light violations are significantly reduced with cameras.


Pierpont mentioned that the cameras can differentiate between left turn signals in an intersection along with Police Officers viewing the videotapes.  “It is not a moving violation with points,” Pierpont stressed.



No action was taken.  A Resolution was introduced, authorizing the Village Manager to sign contract with Sensys Gatso regarding the Red-Light Cameras. 


Approval will not take place until the Law is passed.