Town Update- February 2024: February 2024 – An update from The Pelham Town Council EMS It’s a new year and a new era in Pelham. The Pelham Town Ambulance has been up and running since January 1st with a smooth transition from Empress to Eastchester Volunteer Ambulance Corps. We are immensely grateful for our partnership with EVAC and all of the community members who worked so diligently to help us secure the contract and obtain a new ambulance. The average response times have been down compared to last year, with the average response time since January of approximately 4 minutes. We are currently looking for a location to house the ambulance together with the EMS flycar. At the January Town Council meeting Dr. Michael Lahn, MD, a longtime Pelham Manor resident  was sworn in as the Town of Pelham EMS Medical Director. This is a new position created this year as part of the town’s new EMS service with Eastchester Volunteer Ambulance Corp. Residents can follow town Ambulance updates on instagram @townofpelhamems Here are the January Stats for the town ambulance   Pedestrian Safety In addition to the emergency services the town oversees, we are pursuing a solution to the pedestrian safety issues near the Glover Field complex currently staffed by Town of Pelham constables after school.  The complex encompass multiple municipalities near the exit and entrance ramps to the Hutchinson River Parkway, the entrance to Glover field and the crosswalk over Sandford Boulevard to Memorial Field, with the main entrance in neighboring Mount Vernon. Supervisor McLaughlin and Councilwoman Burke met with the school district administration in December to review the safety issues and sent a letter to County Executive Latimer and our partners in government on the local and state levels. There is a meeting scheduled with Assemblywoman Paulin this month, and County Executive Latimer is organizing a workshop with the relevant municipal leaders led by the New York Metropolitan Council (NYMTC) with the goal of addressing existing issues and what opportunities exist through various programs and funding sources. We will keep the community updated. Recreation The seniors had a busy January.  In addition to our normal senior meetings and events there were a few special events: the Pelham Civics hosted a luncheon, the seniors enjoyed Pizza Day, an Arts and Crafts Day, and had a Wednesday afternoon Bingo game including prizes generously donated by many Pelham residents including Catherine Campbell, Chris & Laura Caruso, Samantha Scinta, DeCicco & Sons, Holly Mellstrom and David & Amy Sparano. The senior van was used by Pelham seniors making thirty-three round trips to medical appointments. For more information on senior programs please call the Pelham Senior Advocate Carolyn Veith at 914-738-5004. There is still availability in the Pelham Recreation February Break Camps which run from Tuesday, Feb 20th until Friday Feb 23rd.  There are a variety of camps: All Sports, Art, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball and a Cartoon Creations Camp – residents can register for the week or for a day. Spring break camp registration will open on February 26th and Summer Camp registration will also open on February 26th (upon approval of school availability.) Please visit the Pelham recreation website for more information or call (914) 738-0153. The Library In celebration of Black History Month, the library has put together a list of books, music, movies, and other resources about Black History that you can find at the library, or in their digital collections. (Click here to see this year’s list.) Did you know that you can check out more than just books at the Library? The Library of Things is continuously growing and includes bocci sets, birding backpacks, museum passes and more. the latest addition suggested by a patron: A Measuring Wheel. These are great for gardening, lawn projects, calculating distance of fire pits to meet fire code, and so much more.   There are many more activities scheduled- for more information please go to the library website– there are book clubs, crafts, sewing classes and a stuffed animal sleepover happening at the end of the month. You can also call the library at (914) 738-1234. Town Courts Information regarding court hours of operation and contact information for court clerks can be found on the Town Court webpage: https://townofpelham.com/courts/ Town Historian The Pelham Town Historian Arthur Scinta reports that while workers for Con Ed were digging a deep trench on Cliff Avenue for a new gas line, he asked the workers if they found anything interesting.  The next day they turned up a bunch of railroad spikes.  They must date to the time that the railroad was put through when perhaps the area that is now Cliff Avenue was used as a staging area for supplies. For more historical information and updates please visit this website. From State Senate District 34 Senator Nathalia Fernandez’s office is hosting two Flood Preparedness Workshops in the district to provide the best tools available, including Disaster kits, flood barriers, pumps, and many more resources will be provided. The first workshop will be on February 15th at the Edgewater Park Volunteer Fire House (1 Adee Dr, Bronx, NY), beginning at 6:00pm. To attend please RSVP here The second workshop will be on February 22nd at the City Island Community Center (190 Fordham Street Bronx NY), beginning at 6:00pm. To attend please RSVP here

Town of Pelham

Renew your passport and more on Thursday, October 7th

Happening Thursday October 7!

Making Government Easy

 

As we get back to (almost) normal, I want to remind the residents of Pelham that our Community Outreach Mobile Office will be visiting Pelham Town Hall on Thursday, October 7th, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Please note that for your safety and the safety of our employees, all visitors must wear a face covering or mask covering mouth and nose.

 

Let Us Help You …

 

Apply for a Passport.

 Do not wait until the last minute: The US Department of State estimates 18 weeks to process passport applications and an up to 12 weeks processing time for applications that are expedited at an additional charge. If you need your passport in less time, you must make an appointment to take your paperwork directly to a Regional Passport Office. Please visit the U.S. Department of State website at www.travel.state.gov for details.

 

 

·         Be sure to bring the proper documentation:

You will need proof that you are a US citizen such as an original or certified copy of your birth certificate, a consular report of birth abroad or a naturalization certificate. You will also need proof of your identity such as a current valid driver’s license or a government issued identification card. If your Adult passport is expired OVER 5 years, you can apply with us by bringing your old passport. If your passport expired UNDER 5 years, you must renew by mail with a DS-82 application. For minors under the age of 16, both parents should appear together and sign the application of the child. If only one parent appears and signs, that parent must submit the other parent’s notarized Statement of Consent form (DS-3053) and a photocopy of his/her identification. The Statement of Consent form can be found at www.WestchesterClerk.com.

 

·         Fees:

Adult passport fee is $110.00; Minor under the age of 16 fee is $80.00.  Fees can be paid only by money order or check made out to the US Department of State. There is an additional $35.00 service fee that can be paid by credit card, money order or check payable to the Westchester County Clerk. You can get a 2×2 photo taken at the Mobile Office for $10 ($7 for seniors). If you have questions about whether you have what you need to apply, do not hesitate to call our office at 995-3082 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or visit our website at www.WestchesterClerk.com. 

 

Complete your Passport Renewal Application.

Due to the US Department of State requirements, our office can no longer accept renewal applications (DS-82 Renewal by Mail). The DS-82 must be mailed to the US Department of State by the applicant. Although you cannot leave your DS-82 with us to mail, our staff is available to assist in completing the form and you can get your photo taken.

 

 Obtain Notary Services.

 

In-person notary services will be available free of charge. Bring photo ID.

Preserve Your Military Discharge Papers.

The County Clerk serves as a safe and local depository for your DD-214. Your DD-214 will be copied (you keep the original) and kept on file.

File Your Business Certificate.

If you are conducting any business in Westchester County under a name other than your own, and are not a corporation, limited partnership or limited liability company, you must file a Business Certificate in our office. Filing fee of $35 can be paid by credit card, money order or check payable to the Westchester County Clerk. Bring photo ID.

 

We look forward to the opportunity to help you when our staff visits.

Sincerely,

Idoni

Timothy C. Idoni

Westchester County Clerk