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Pelham village board to hold work session on flooding with focus on reservoirs and pumps proposed for Julianne’s Playground

The stormwater reservoirs would be constructed under the blacktop and tennis courts (right) at Julianne’s Playground. (Courtesy Google Maps)

Editor’s note: This meeting notice was provided by Village of Pelham Mayor Chance Mullen. The Pelham Examiner publishes notices in the form received as a service to the community.

Dear neighbors,

I hope this message finds you well. I’m writing to share that the Village Board will be holding a work session to discuss the Village’s conceptual plan for flood mitigation, next Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:00pm. As with all the Village Board’s work sessions, this session will be open to the public.

The primary focus of Tuesday’s work session will be the detention system and pump station needed for the “North Pelham” branch of our storm drainage system, which is recommended to be installed under the tennis courts and blacktop at Julianne’s Playground. We’ve asked our engineers to address a series of topics related to the location of the detention system, alternative options for the pumps, design ideas to protect the charm and character of the playground, and analysis of any potential downstream impacts for those who live near the Hutchinson River. We’ll also be discussing the project’s timeline and next steps, so that the Village Board can finalize the conceptual design and move the project forward to the next phase (geotechnical studies).

Our professional engineering team has expanded since the conceptual plan was first delivered by our lead engineer, Anthony Oliveri from AI Engineers. Joining Anthony for the work session will be Ralph G. Mastromonaco, P.E. PC (hydrologist), Paul J. Pelusio, P.E., J. Robert Folchetti & Associates (pump station design), John Hargett from AI Engineers (architect), and Nanette Bourne from NHB Planning Group (professional planning consultant). They will each be present on Tuesday to speak to different elements of the conceptual plan, and I’m excited to introduce them.

You are welcome to attend the meeting virtually via Zoom or in person at Village Hall, which is located at 195 Sparks Avenue. The Village Board will be in person, but the engineers will be presenting their plans virtually to ensure that everyone is able to see the presentation. Given the limited capacity inside Village Hall and the difficulty of viewing on-screen presentations, we recommend joining virtually. We will include time at the end of the presentation for the public to ask questions, and the meeting will be recorded for those who are unable to join.

After the work session, the Village Board will hold its regularly scheduled board meeting.

I look forward to seeing you soon.




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    Bill PontesApr 18, 2024 at 9:01 am

    While this is an important topic, having this meeting on Tuesday April 23rd, the 1st full day of Passover — during the Seder — is culturally insensitive to those of the Jewish Faith in our Village. I call on the Village to change the date of this meeting, and demonstrate cultural understanding of the holy observance of Passover.