Pelham Manor ranks No. 2 in county in census response; stakeholder working group on police reform holds meeting


Editor’s note: This press release was provided by the Village of Pelham Manor.

Pelham Manor presently has five (5) active, confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Westchester County portal.

Please remember to follow COVID-19 health and safety guidance as the weather changes and we spend more time indoors. It is important to keep six feet from others in public and wear masks. Halloween and seasonal celebration safety tips from New York State and and the CDC are available here:……/daily-life-coping/holidays.html

The Village ranked second in total 2020 Census response rates by municipality, according to the Westchester County Department of Planning. Throughout the 2020 Census, the Board of Trustees and Village Administration highlighted the importance of this effort and its critical contribution to secure appropriate representation and funding for our Village. Pelham Manor’s participation rate continued to improve versus 2010 and 2000. Additionally, our response rate exceeded the County, Station and National rates. (Editor’s note: Please see first table below.)

Pelham Manor remains in strong financial health, according to the NYS Comptroller’s 2019 assessment. The Comptroller’s Fiscal Stress Test Monitoring System is based on a score of 0 to 100. The lower the score, the better positioned the municipality is to sustain unsuspected events. For the second year in a row, our score was 5. The Village is committed to maintaining and improving our fiscal health. Pelham Manor remains completely debt-free (a key metric in the NYS Fiscal Stress Test Monitoring System). For more information, please visit:

The Village continues its work under Executive Order 203. Last night, Trustees Breda Bennett (Police Commissioner) and Maurice Owen-Michaane facilitated a meaningful discussion with members of the Stakeholder Working Group and Police Chief Jeff Carpenter.

Certain roads will be repaved in upcoming weeks. The Village will provide an updated schedule shortly so that residents can plan accordingly. (Editor’s note: Please see second table below.)

The Board will meet on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 8:15 p.m., for its regularly scheduled meeting. In accordance with Governor Cuomo’s State of Emergency Order and its subsequent guidance, the public participation will be restricted to 10 attendees, excluding the Board and staff. As required by the Order and guidance, the meeting will be live streamed on FiOS channel 46 and recorded. A link to the meeting video recording will also be available the following morning on the Village website. The Mayor, Board Members and staff will be observing the Village’s protocols with regard to social distancing and sanitizing surfaces before, during and after the meeting.

Enjoy the weekend, and stay safe!