By Stephen E. Lipken
Fronting the dais as Mayor Ron Belmont opened the Thursday, April 20 Town Board Meeting was the banner, “Amelia Earhart Conference ‘Exploring’ Corporate Visions and Career Opportunities,” presented by the Town/Village of Harrison to be held on Saturday, May 13 at Harrison Public Library (HPL) at 8:30 a.m.
This conference offers a unique opportunity for adults and teens to meet career mentors in the fields of Aviation, Law, Media, Wall Street, Banking, Insurance, Real Estate, Construction, Medicine, Sports and more.
Earhart lived off of Locust Avenue in Harrison and a monument honoring Amelia’s solo flight from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland to Londonderry, Ireland, May 20-21, 1932 sits in Station Park on Sunnyside Drive, adjacent to the Harrison Municipal Building and Library. The marker will be re-dedicated at 12:00 Noon. Registration: harrisonpl.org/amelia or 914-471-0704.
Among the Town Board Actions and Resolutions was a request by Town Attorney Frank Allegretti to enter into an Intermunicipal Agreement between the County of Westchester Department of Safety and Town/Village of Harrison for Repository for Integrated Criminalistic Information (RICI) for a 5 year term commencing on May 31, 2017.
Town Board approved Purchasing Department and Town Engineer Michael Amodeo’s request to award a bid for Ma Riis Park Playground Improvements— Phase 2A to Pat Corsetti, Inc., Fenimore Road, Mamaroneck at a total bid price of $188,028.25 to landscape the playground.
In Village Board Actions and Resolutions, after approval by a voter referendum, the Board authorized Purchasing Department and Fire Chief John Masciola, Jr’s request to execute a contract after Law Department review, with Seagrave Fire Apparatus LLC to purchase a 95-foot Aerial Ladder truck in the amount of $1,485,762 for Fire District #2.
Finally, Harrison Memorial Day Ceremonies will be held on Monday, May 29 from Halstead Avenue to Ma Riis Park; line up at 9:30 a.m., parade, 10:00 a.m.