Liberatore appointed to Pelham Manor Zoning Board of Appeals

Joseph Liberatore (center) with Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey, surrounded by trustees and members of the village professional staff.

The Village of Pelham Manor Board of Trustees appointed Joseph Liberatore to the zoning board of appeals Monday, filling the vacancy created when Daniel McLaughlin was elected to the village board in March. 

Liberatore “is the finest of the fine and smartest of the smart in his area of expertise,” said Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey. “He has more than 35 years of international expertise in investment banking, real estate, insurance and nonprofits.”

Liberatore heads a consulting practice and is a lecturer at the City College of New York. He serves as a trustee at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Bronx, where he grew up, and volunteers at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. He has lived in Pelham Manor for 20 years.

“I am glad that I am able to appoint Joe to the zoning board,” Monachino Lapey said. “This is a wonderful opportunity.”

Matt Michaloff, a Pelham Memorial High School junior, was commended by the village board for his outstanding work as an Eagle Scout.

Eagle Scout Matt Michaloff (center) holds the proclamation awarded by the village board.

“We are proud and honored to attend Matt’s court of honor,” Monachino Lapey said. “He is in the long line of Eagle Scouts.”

Michailoff has been a member of the Boy Scouts since 2012. He earned 25 merit badges and has been a den chief, patrol leader and a troop historian, gathering a database of historic photos and Pelham Scout alumni. Michaloff completed his Eagle Scout service project at the Town of Pelham Public Library. This included a detailed proposal for the library board of trustees, cleaning a lot of the overgrowth in front and designing and building a sensory garden using native plants.

The village board voted to set a May 22 public hearing on the federally mandated MS4 Annual Report on the stormwater sewer system.