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July 2018

Mayor Lorraine Walsh, left, presents plaque to former Trustee John Komar in gratitude for his many years of service.

Accolades Pour in for Former Trustee Komar at Trustees Meeting

By Stephen E. Lipken


Accolades poured in for former Village of Larchmont Trustee John Komar from Mayor Lorraine Walsh and fellow Trustees in tribute to his many years of service at their Monday, September 18 Board Meeting.


Spoofed by the Mayor and Board, who wore cutout masks imprinted with Komar’s photograph, Komar received a small tote bag gift from Cape Cod from former Mayor Anne H. McAndrews.


Mayor Walsh presented him with a plaque inscribed with a picture of Komar with wife Kathy wearing a German dirndl and lederhosen, plus a gift certificate to Lenny’s Steakhouse.


Then Komar and Larchmont Police Department Sergeant Ronald Knudsen drew the winning Skull Patrol raffle tickets; Police issued 525 tickets, redeemable for prizes from local merchants to students wearing bicycle helmets. The tickets were collected for a drawing of three bicycles, donated by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Larchmont and Miller’s Toy Store, Mamaroneck; and helmets from Police Benevolent Association (PBA).


Police Chief John G. Poleway pointedly reminded residents that that motorists must halt for stopped school buses loading and unloading in both directions; School Zone speed limits  drop from 30 to 20 mph.


Fire Chief John Caparelli stated that rescue training is being conducted in homes slated for demolition and with the hurricane season approaching, safety information can be found at website www.coned.com/customercentral.


“Gasoline generators should be used outdoors, at least 10 feet from a window or door.  Never point the exhaust toward a neighbor.  Never approach downed power lines which can electrify telephone wires or branches with inadvertent contact.  Do not enter a flooded basement where the water could flood electrical outlets, causing severe shocks,” Caparelli stressed.


Next, Trustee Carol Casazza Herman reported that DeCicco’s Market received the Larchmont Beautification Award at Larchmont Day/Arts Festival on Saturday, September 16 for their outdoor seating area and Green Wall.


Resolutions included setting a Public Hearing on Monday, October 16 for proposed Local Law regarding Veterans’ Property Tax Exemptions at 7:30 p.m. and authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with BFJ Planning for a Comprehensive Parking Study, pending legal review.


Another Resolution presented a request for a grant from the Westchester County Stormwater Task Force for a Phase I study of the Pinebrook Drainage Area.