Appointments Announced and
Village Justice Sworn In at Organizational Meeting
Fellow Village Justice Jerry Bernstein, left,
administers Oath of Office to Justice Thea Beaver.
By Stephen E. Lipken
Mayor Lorraine Walsh opened a live Village of Larchmont Organization Meeting on Monday, December 6th with the swearing in of Trustees Brigid Brennan and Dana Post. Village Justice Jerry Bernstein administered the Oath of Office to fellow Justice Thea Beaver, beginning her 6th term. Police Officer Daniel Calapai was promoted to Sergeant.
Walsh announced the following appointments: Justin Datino as Village Clerk and Registrar; James Cazzorla, Deputy Village Treasurer; Brian Rilley, Deputy Village Clerk/Registrar; Daniel Whittemore, Village Assessor; Village Prosecutors, James Cinque and Jay Rubin; Police Chief Christopher McNerney, Emergency Coordinator; Michael Gottfried, Darren Moss, Katherine Pannell, Louise Perez; Eliza Pertz, Ken Wieber and Natalie Monin-Voelker as members of the Larchmont Environmental Committee. Drisey G. Nunez was appointed Court Clerk.
In Mayor’s Address, Walsh reported 664 COVID cases, 1 fatality and 23 active new cases, also noting that the Village elections were moved from September to November General Election, also moving to a simpler format, larchmontny.gov. She noted an $800,000 shortfall, 1% Property Tax Levy increase and ban on gasoline-powered leaf blowers, effective January 2022.
Police Lieutenant Ron Knudsen said that the Village received a 2020 Silver Award for Traffic Safety from the AAA. They are interviewing several candidates; two retirements are expected.
Fire Chief John Caparelli discussed trying to secure a U.S. Fire Administration FEMA Assistance to Firefighters $1 million-dollar grant to purchase a new Tower Ladder Truck to replace their 25-year-old unit (www.usfa.fema.gov/information).
Resolutions included License Agreements: 26 Sherwood Avenue and 87 Willow Avenue drainpipes will convey water into the Village’s Stormwater System, going through a plastic Cultec Septic Chamber. The Village is reviewing Larchmont Temple’s request to place Security Planters in front of the Synagogue on Village property, plus checking insurance requirements.
At the Tuesday, December 7th Tri-Municipal Cable TV Board of Control meeting, it was mentioned that Larchmont would not deal with BOC but rather LMC-Media directly.