Pelham Examiner

Pelham Examiner

Pelham Examiner

Tuesday: Village of Pelham’s public hearing on condemning and taking parts of Julianne’s park for sewer project

Editor’s note: This meeting notice was published online by the Village of Pelham.

North Pelham Watershed Flood Mitigation Project EDPL Article 2 Public Hearing



The Village of Pelham (“Pelham Village”), will hold a public hearing pursuant to Article 2 of the New York State Eminent Domain Procedure Law (“EDPL”) on the proposed acquisition of real property by eminent domain, pursuant to Eminent Domain Procedure Law Article 4, of real property designated on the Town of Pelham Tax Map as Section 158.84, Block 2, Lot 62, commonly known as Julianne’s Playground, 6th Street, Pelham, NY 10803 (the “Property”).  The proposed property interests to be acquired are: (i) a permanent property interest in fee simple absolute consisting of approximately 5,663 square feet, or .13 acres; (ii) a permanent subterranean easement of approximately 30,492 square feet, or .70 acres; and (iii) a temporary easement consisting of approximately 74,488 square feet, or 1.71 acres.

The hearing will review the proposed acquisition of the Property by Pelham Village for the North Pelham Watershed Flood Mitigation Project (the “Project”), as well as the benefits and location of this Project; and the hearing will give the public an opportunity to comment on the Project and the proposed Property acquisition.

I.    Description of the Project

Pelham Village, through its powers of eminent domain under EDPL §401 et. seq., wishes to acquire the property interests designated above in order to move forward with the Project, which shall include the implementation of a Village-Wide Flood Mitigation Plan to address deficiencies in drainage infrastructure that handle the flow of Village stormwater, by way of constructing a wet well and pump station.  The Project will provide a necessary public benefit to Village residents and property by reducing flooding.

II.    Hearing information

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Village Hall (Village of Pelham)
195 Sparks Avenue
Pelham, NY 10803

Meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. Registration to speak in person will close at 7:30 p.m.

As space is limited, members of the public are encouraged to attend this public hearing via Zoom.

III.    Use this link to pre-register to speak in advance via Zoom:

To join the meeting via Zoom, use this link: ;

IV.    Those wishing to be heard at the Public Hearing must attend in person or register via Zoom using the above link(s). Verbal presentations will be limited to three (3) minutes. You may present verbal testimony or submit written statements in lieu of or to supplement oral testimony concerning the proposed project.  You may pre-register to speak on zoom using the above links, or register in person at the hearing.  In person registration will be open from 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Written comments will be accepted via postal mail to: Duane Morris LLP, c/o Jennifer Polovetsky, Esq., 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.  All written comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 28, 2024. Comments received after this date and time will not be considered.

Any property owner or other interested party who may wish to challenge the proposed property taking via judicial review may do so only on the basis of issues, facts, and objections raised at the EDPL public hearing.

Accessibility Services

Members of the public who do not have access to a computer or who do not have access to the Internet can listen to the hearing by calling in to the Zoom meeting a 1 (646) 931-3860, Then enter Meeting ID 847 8132 8406, followed by the pound (#) sign.

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    Scott WolfgangJun 15, 2024 at 5:52 pm

    All of Julianne’s is 75k sq fr so point iii is VoP taking all Julianne’s as it implements its project. The original plan called for 20k underground tank, but this public hearing calls for 30k+ so the underground tank increased in size by 50%. Between the tank and the 5k permanent structure, VoP is estimating to use half the space of the park for its project at this point.

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      Jane Mansfield BouvierJun 17, 2024 at 7:30 pm

      It seems that giving up some playground space to prevent families having their homes flooded out is not a huge price to pay , and it would certainly be a lesson in neighborliness for the children who use the playground.