Fire Prevention Week
In the spirit of Fire Prevention Week, Fire Chief Michael Greco lead our local charge in boosting fire safety outreach! A few of the outreach highlights are: the Pelham Manor Fire Department (PMFD) attended Prospect Hill Elementary School where they provided a fire safety presentation to all grade levels, Huguenot Nursery School was hosted at the fire house, and next week the PMFD will be attending Siwanoy Elementary School. While this week is a great time to discuss fire prevention, the Pelham Manor Fire Department webpage provides educational materials all year long.
Fall Leaf Collection & Leaf Blower Usage
Leaves may be placed beside the road for collection and may not be placed in bags between October 15 and December 15. This curbside collection is for loose leaf piles only and may not contain garden refuse. For additional information, please see our Refuse and Recycling Calendar and Regulations (PDF). Pursuant to Pelham Manor Village Code Chapter 139 Article V, beginning October 15, through December 15, internal combustion leaf blowers may only be used:
- 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday
- 12:00 p.m. (noon) - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday
Use of an internal combustion leaf blower at any other time, or on a legal holiday, is prohibited.
We are pleased to share the end is near for the restoration work in the parking lot at Four Corners, which is owned by Friedland Properties. As of this week, patrons can walk from one side of the property to the other completely on the sidewalk! While the final restoration should be complete within the next couple weeks, this is a huge development in the project. Please continue to be mindful of the safety measures that are in place on the property as they are there to keep you safe.
Utility Work on Pelhamdale Avenue
Residents are advised that ConEdison will be starting utility work on Pelhamdale Avenue on Monday, October 16. The work will take place along Pelhamdale Avenue, roughly from Boston Post Road to Grant Avenue, and will include Country Club Lane, Lake Drive, Bonmar Road, and Black Street. In recognition of the various projects that are affecting the Four Corners area, the Village has required ConEdison to complete the section of work on Pelhamdale Avenue from Boston Post Road through Country Club Drive at night. We have also come to the agreement that equipment and materials are to be neatly stored at a location that does not affect street parking for patrons of the shopping center.
ConEdison has deemed this work to be a very high priority and is adamant it must be conducted promptly. Completion of this work ensures the safe delivery of utilities to the affected residents. It is important to share Village leadership has confirmed restoration of the roadways disturbed by ConEdision will not be funded with Village resources. Furthermore, adherence to our standard paving specification is required. To ensure the peaceful enjoyment of the centerstage of our community for years to come, the Village Manager is reaching out to other agencies, such as the water company Veolia, to ensure they complete any foreseeable work in the area prior to final restoration.
If you have any questions on the utility work, please reach out to Lindsey Luft, Village Manager, at 914-738-8820.
Boy Scouts of America in Pelham Manor
Pelham Manor is unique in the way we have a plethora of young residents who are dedicated members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) program. Many of which achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, often completing their service project within our community. At the September 5 Board of Trustees meeting, Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey had the pleasure of presenting two young residents with proclamations recognizing their efforts in the BSA program.
Liam DeCoursy Mead attained the rank of Eagle Scout, which is the highest honor in the BSA program! Liam oversaw the installation of a safety upgrade to the Christ Church playground in Pelham Manor which is used by the Montessori School, parishioners, and members of the community. The upgrade is a 112 ft. safety barrier made of wooden railroad ties buried deep in the ground to separate the playground from the parking lot. Liam has also completed all three programs necessary to earn the Triple Crown of National High Adventure award. We commend the dedication and leadership it requires to achieve these merits.
Julian Frank Kalehoff is a candidate for the rank of Eagle Scout. This past summer, Julian completed his Eagle Scout Service Project which renovated the restroom facilities at Shore Park. The renovation included scraping the walls, floors, and doors of the facility, followed by multiple coats of paint to dramatically improve the appearance. Julian faced a few challenges through the course of the project, but he persevered to see the project through completion; which is exactly what the Eagle Scout Service Project is all about!
School Crossing Guard
Are you, or someone you know, looking for a way to be involved in our community? The Pelham Manor Police Department is seeking candidates for the position of School Crossing Guard (PDF). The part-time position of School Crossing Guard is a rewarding opportunity to protect children and serve your community. Under the general supervision of the Police Department, this position is assigned a post that comes with a personal sense of job satisfaction.
Tallest Lego Tower in Pelham Manor
It's official, Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey has made the executive decision that Maddie Scott has the tallest Lego tower in Pelham Manor! This high achieving kindergartener displayed great patience, skill, and ability to build a Lego tower that stretched all the way from the floor to the ceiling. It is encouraging to know the future will have bright minds like hers. Keep up the good work, Maddie.