New Lieutenant and Police Officers
Congratulations Tim Galvin on your promotion to Lieutenant! Galvin was sworn in by Mayor Torres during the gap between the continuation of the BOT’s Work Session.
Two new officers, Village native Christina Reale and Rafael Valencia have transferred from Mt. Vernon and were also sworn in at the meeting.
All three were welcomed by the standing room-only crowd with hearty applause.
Village Manager Changes Resignation Date (Again)
Mayor Torres announced that Jerry Barberio, Village Manager, has moved up his departure date to March 11th. The Board began the process of searching for a replacement.
Save the Sound Settlement
In 2015, Save the Sound, a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and improve the land, air, and water of Connecticut and Long Island Sound, sued several Sound Shore communities, including the Village of Mamaroneck, under the Federal Clean Water Act to compel them to repair aging, leaking sewers. This lawsuit was settled in 2017 when the Village agreed to renovate the sewer system to meet current standards. Unfortunately, the Village did not meet the settlement agreement. Save the Sound filed an application, and the Village was found in contempt.
The BOT took action to settle the contempt application with the agreement that all sewer repairs will be made by the end of 2024. The Village will pay $150,000 to Save the Sound for legal fees and $350,000 for an environmental project enhancing the Long Island Sound to be done in conjunction with the Westchester County Water & Sewer District. The BOT approved the settlement 5-0. See HERE for the Village Attorney’s memo.
The Village must also adopt a local law amending the requirements for plumber’s certifications for sewer laterals. See HERE.