Pelham Examiner

Pelham Examiner

Pelham Examiner

Village of Pelham Manor board approves $90,480 bid for smoke testing of sanitary sewers

The Village of Pelham Manor Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to accept a $90,480 bid from Fred. A. Cook Jr. Inc. for smoke testing of the sanitary sewers.

“This is something that we have done periodically through the years,” said Mayor Jenifer Monachino Lapey.

“The sanitary sewer smoke testing is a practice to assess how your sanitary sewer system is operating,” said Village Manager Lindsey Luft. “When you have any large-scale infrastructure, you go through this long process of maintaining, improving and asses multiple times. There will be smoke testing village-wide.”

Montrose-based Fred A. Cook Jr. Inc. has done the work for the village several times in the past and currently cleans the Manor’s sewer basins. 

“Cook knows our system well, which is why they were able to come in,” said Luft.  

Ashok Seecharran was acknowledged by the board for his hard work in achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 

“We are thrilled that he is the second in his family to become an Eagle Scout,” said Monachino Lapey. “We watched him grow and add arrows to their quiver and contribute to the community, and we are thrilled that he has provided a community benefit at Highbrook Highline. I can’t think of anything better.”

Seecharran created steps that provide an alternative path to safely ascend and descend a challenging steep slope to and from the community trail at Highbrook Highline, a two-acre park built from an on old railroad bridge that crosses Highbrook Avenue in the Village of Pelham. The platform steps leave enough space for strollers and bikes and includes a perimeter of pressure-treated wood with gravel poured into each one and topped with a thin layer of mulch to enhance the visual appeal. 

“What Ashok has done has improved this area and made it aesthetically pleasing, and he has remained mindful,” said Monachino Lapey. “All of us can concur that he has remained mindful of young parents with gear like strollers.”


Leave a Comment
More to Discover
About the Contributor
Phoebe Schwarz, Senior Editor
Phoebe Schwarz is a senior at the Harvey School. She loves to write and edit and has been involved in the yearbook production at school, where she has earned the role of co-editor-in-chief of the Harvey Yearbook. She is a member of the school's volleyball and lacrosse teams. She has enjoyed being a part of the Examiner since 2020, and can not wait to see what happens in her final year on the Examiner as Deputy Managing Editor!

Comments (0)

The Pelham Examiner intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Commenters must provide their FIRST NAME and their LAST NAME. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, foul language, personal attacks or the use of language that might be interpreted as libelous. Comments are reviewed and must be approved by a moderator to ensure that they meet these standards. The Pelham Examiner does not allow anonymous comments, and requires a valid email address. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments. We will check to see if it works and may also request a street address if an email looks to be spam.
All Pelham Examiner Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *