Mamaroneck High School Seniors
Commended for Science Fair Awards
By Stephen E. Lipken
Mamaroneck High School (MHS) Science/Original Science Research (OSR) Program Teacher Guido Garbarino and Physics/OSR Teacher/Alejandro Victoria, appeared at the Monday, April 18th Larchmont Board of Trustees meeting with 12 OSR students who received awards at virtual Regeneron Science Talent Search; Junior Science Humanities Symposium and Regeneron-Westchester Science and Engineering Fair, March 19-20, 2022.
Mayor Lorraine Walsh awarded Certificates of Achievement to Garbarino, Victoria and pupils.
Then Trustee Dana Post announced the appointment of Glenna Lee to Parks and Recreation Committee.
The first Public Hearing was to authorize a Property Tax Levy; since the limit was not exceeded the Hearing was not held. The next Public Hearing concerned the 2022-2023 Tentative Village Budget.
“Our Fiscal Year runs from June 1st, ending May 31st, and Budget must be passed no later than May 1st,” Village Administrator Justin Datino stated. “The Tax Levy next year is going to be 2.39%; the Tax Rate is decreasing about 1.45%. This is due to a lot of building activity that gets translated to home values. We are purchasing hybrid Police vehicles, investing in sidewalks, Sanitary Sewers and Storm Drain Work. We are fully funded next year with no staff layoffs.”
The Budget was adopted.
Fire Chief John Caparelli discussed the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) which provides a Public Protection Classification (PPC) from 1 to 10 for property fire protection. Insurance companies use the PPC for marketing commercial fire insurance; 10 indicates the area’s fire-suppression program does not meet ISO’s minimum criteria; Larchmont is rated at 3. With improvements of hydrants, classification went from a 3 to 2.
“Most of us don’t realize that we just have two minutes to escape a home fire,” Caparelli stressed. “The American Red Cross has a fire prevention campaign, installing free smoke alarms. Reach out to the Metro NY Chapter by going to www.redcross.org/soundthealarm,” Caparelli concluded.