We are excited to confirm our redesigned website is live and all of our email recipients have successfully made the transition with us! This enhancement will provide staff with greater flexibility to manage the content of the website on the back-end, which will result in an improved experience for visitors of our website. While our content has migrated over and received initial reorganization, we ask for your patience over the next few months as we continue to reach our content goals. A website is a living and breathing tool that will receive continuous updating after our initial maintenance.
The outstanding streets for the Village's paving efforts for this season are: Edgewood Avenue, Ely Avenue. Fowler Avenue, Wolfs Lane (Boston Post Road to Esplanade). Prep work will begin on Fowler Avenue this Friday and on Monday prep work will take place on Wolfs Lane. Milling and paving will occur Tuesday through Thursday next week. Residents residing in the areas should be on the lookout for no parking signs as the dates indicated will be dates in which the street will be paved.
Planning for which streets will be paved in the next paving season is underway. We take a coordinated approach with the utility companies to determine which streets need work in the foreseeable future and adjust our paving plans accordingly in an effort to make sure our resources are utilized in the most efficient way possible. In addition to coordinating with the utility companies, we maintain a paving index to guide the selection of streets to be paved.
It is finally time for New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to kick off their paving project along Boston Post Road! After substantial advocacy from our Village, with the support of our state elected officials, Boston Post Road (Route 1) will be paved for the length of the Village of Pelham Manor. NYSDOT will begin staging their equipment and carrying out their prep work (ADA ramps, cleaning out and repairing catch basins) this Sunday, August 27! For the duration of the project, the work schedule is Sunday through Thursday 9:00 pm to 6:00 am.
As of yesterday, the plumber for the property management company for the shopping center at Four Corners officially applied for, and was promptly issued, a permit for the replacement of both the water and gas service lines. We are hopeful to realize work at the site any day. Village representatives continue to communicate with the property management company daily to advocate for progress on restoration.
Village leadership remains committed to our stormwater conveyance system. As reviewed at the Board of Trustees meeting August 14, an operational meeting took place yesterday with representatives from the New York State Department of Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Village of Pelham Manor, Village of Pelham, and Pelham Public Schools to discuss the Hutchinson River. We were pleased to be informed that in the next few months, DEC will begin a Flood Recovery and Resiliency study of the Hutchinson River watershed through the Resilient NY program. Local representatives engaged in a robust conversation regarding the challenges our community faces with the Hutchinson River (the Hutch). Resilient NY is a state-wide program, and the Hutch was moved up on the timeline to receive attention due to continued communication about the challenges the waterbody poses to communities in Westchester. As we are informed of more information on this DEC project, we will relay it to our community, this will likely be later in the Fall.
Additionally reported at the August 14 Board of Trustees meeting, we are pleased to confirm Pelham Public Schools has constructed a removal section of turf on Glover Field that provides access to the conveyance system at any time. This allows further evaluation and maintenance to take place. This Friday, another key meeting will be occurring that relates to stormwater, the Village Manager will be meeting with Pelham Bay Parks, New York State Thruway Authority, and representatives from Senator Fernandez's office to review the downstream property that abuts Pelham Manor's Watershed 3. We are hopeful to hear a planned approach for preparing the area to receive any upstream capacity improvements that may be carried out in the future. Separately, the City of New Rochelle is actively carrying out their plans for addressing their outfall that is associated with our Watershed 5. The Village Manager remains in communication with New Rochelle Department of Public Works to stay up-to-date on their efforts.
In the meantime, Pelham Manor leadership is committed to mitigation efforts that are implementation ready. As we finalize these plans, we will provide information. We continuously strive to provide a systematic approach to ensure resources are responsibly utilized. Navigating stormwater management takes a multifaceted approach and we are proud to share the ways in which we continue to provide high-quality services to our residents.