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October 2019

Mayor Commends 2019 10U Boys Baseball District 20 Champions

By Stephen E. Lipken


Mayor Ron Belmont Presented Certificates of Achievement to the Harrison 10 and Under (10U)Boys Baseball District 20 Champions at the Thursday, September 19 Board of Trustees meeting.


“Tonight is one of those special nights with champions in our house,” Belmont exclaimed.  “If anyone, youngsters or adults do something outstanding we like to celebrate their accomplishments...This is a great group that is going to Williamsport.  I feel it in my bones.”


Belmont awarded Certificates of Achievement to Aldo Buonocore; Ryan Connors; Jason Crupi; Zach Davidson; Baylor Lapin; Naoki Odayama; Chris Petrillo; Matt Patrillo; Yuta Sone; Vincent Straface; Jack Weinberg and Dylan Zomick.  Belmont thanked coaches Mike Connors; Neil Davidson; Billy Simmons and Vincent Straface for their winning efforts.


Then Town Attorney Frank Allegretti opened a Public Hearing to acquire Block 253, Lot 37, more commonly known as 14 Calvert Street, necessary for the construction of a new Recreation and Community Center.  Architectural plans by KG&B are in place.

Village Engineer Michael Amodeo said the property was 100 x 100 feet and 100 feet deep.


Recreation Superintendent Gerry Salvo stated that the Frank P. Sollozzo Recreation Center is 120 years old, obsolete and in poor condition.  Recreation has had to rent facilities at Holy Child and hold many of its non-sports activities at the Veterans Center on Halstead Avenue.


The Public Hearing will continue to Thursday October 3rd.


Comptroller Maureen MacKenzie requested approval for contracts from BPAS for actuarial services provided to the Town/Village to determine whether the Plan’s retiree prescription drug benefits are actuarially equivalent to Medicare Part D benefits for plan years beginning January 1, 2019 and January 1, 2020.  This is an annual requirement of the Federal Government.


An important request from Comptroller MacKenzie was for Purchasing Department to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for an Information Technology Audit/Assessment.   “We don’t want our computers held for ransom—we need cyber security,” Belmont stressed.