Pelham Manor trustees: Con-Edison ‘woefully inadequate’ in responding to Tropical Storm Isaias


Village of Pelham Manor officials criticized Con Ed for its poor performance restoring power after Tropical Storm Isaias during the board of trustees meeting last Monday.

Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey said Con Edison’s handle of the storm’s aftermath was “woefully inadequate.” The village was keeping in touch with Con Edison and had highlighted areas in the village that are in greater need of assistance. Board members said they are making themselves available to work with residents to improve their communication with Con Edison.

Monachino Lapey said Con Edison’s handling of power outages after Tropical Storm Isaias was “lackluster and insufficient response” and that the board is working with the state legislature for “real ramifications (for Con Edison) for not preparing properly for storms that were forecasted.” The Con Edison restoration status report as well as the residential reimbursement form can be found on the Pelham Manor website.

Regarding Covid-19, as of the day of the meeting, only one new case of Covid-19 in Pelham Manor had been recorded. Members of the board of trustees encouraged residents to continue to follow social distancing orders, wear face coverings and to continue following protocols from the department of health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

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Board members and other officials present practiced social distancing and sanitation procedures throughout the duration of the meeting, and only essential members were present. The next board meeting date is yet to be announced.