Pelham Village Manager John Pierpont has a meeting scheduled for this Thursday, June 27, with a staff member of the City of Mt. Vernon to discuss the noise level of concerts held at the city's Memorial Field and Hutchinson Field.
"We work collaboratively with our neighbors," said Pelham Manor Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey in announcing the Thursday meeting at the Village of Pelham Manor Board meeting on Monday, June 24.
Since a Father's Day concert that triggered many noise complaints in Pelham Manor, the Mayor said she has had discussions with Mayor Richard Thomas of Mt. Vernon as well as contacted County Executive George Latimer and County Legislator Terry Clements. She noted that the site of the concert and the fireworks display last weekend are city, not county property.
In the past the mayor, along with the Village Manager and police, have had discussions with Mt. Vernon officials on the noise levels of concerts and the placements of sound equipment at the concerts to ensure to reduce the impact on Pelham Manor residential neighborhoods.
Mayor Lapey said the Mt. Vernon mayor said his city's noise levels are not being violated.
"We are committed to being neighborly," Mayor Lapey said at the Board meeting on Monday night. "We are not opposed to concerts....We are protective of the quality of life."
She said the noise decibel levels in Pelham Manor during the concerts are being looked at as well as legal options.