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Greater Council Urges Town BZA Denial of Renewal of Commercial Parking Permit at 17 Mytle St, Manhasset NY.

Click on image at left to read the entire letter Unanimously adopted by the Greater Council at it March 14 2018 meeting. Past Town BZA leadership has blindly approved the renewals, touting BZA has no authority to deny the permit – turning the entire BZA permit process into a superficial waste of time that no longer serves the Town and its communities. Town BZA’s obvious “turning a blind eye” and lack of scrutiny of the changes in area conditions over the years in the Plandome Rd business area has turned this vacant home and its yards into a 100% use as a paved parking lot with many code violations that Town also takes no meaningful action to remedy. Its time for change and invoke some common sense that improves our community.


Rotary Speaks: Enlightened Parenting April 10, 2018 @ Library 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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Join us for this FREE important discussion on how parents can create the space for deeper connections with their children, increase their children’s self-confidence and reduce their anxiety, stress and unhappiness. Presented by Enlightened Parenting. CoSponsored by Manhasset Rotary and CASA.


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Common Sense Guidelines for Signs
Its political season and campaign lawn signs on roadways are popping up - Chronic safety and visual pollution concerns. Greater Council adopted these common sense guidelines in the Manhasset area and has asked for the voluntary cooperation of all campaigns to comply.
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Hurricane Donation Drive- Manhasset Locations. NYS Senator Elaine Phillips and local villages are partnering in this donation drive. Click on the image at left to view the flyer for details of local village halls drop-off sites and items that are of most needed.


Financial Contributions- The Better Business Bureau (BBB) encourages citizens to use caution when donating in order to avoid organizations that are questionable, or that do not have a documented record of providing disaster relief. To obtain more information, prospective donors can contact the BBB Wise Giving Alliance at http://give.orgBelow are just a few you can consider for donations:

The Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts can be made:

  • Online:
  • By Calling: 1-800-RED CROSS
  • By Texting: the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Donations to the Salvation Army for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts can be made:


Senator Elaine R. Phillips; Dist Office- 252 Mineola Blvd; Mineola, NY 11501 Phone: 516-746-5924 

Town Notices and Information - Call 311 (516-869-6311 from outside Town).

TNH Mobile Evening Office Hours: The TNH Constituent Services holds periodic mobile evening hour sessions throughout the town for residents to discuss any questions or concerns.  The Fall 2017 Manhasset area schedule:

  • Monday, Sept 18th, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Ave.
  • Click on Flyer for other TNH location and dates

Town's Building Department is now offering new early hours beginning at 7 a.m., Monday through Friday. These early hours offer applicants the opportunity to speak with representatives from the Building Department, prior to normal business hours. Board of Zoning and Appeals (BZA) hours will remain from 9am to 4:30pm. Building Dept; 210 Plandome Road.


More info:, or call 311 [ from outside Town dial 516-869-6311 ].

MORE PARKING SPACES! Article on the approved Town ordinance for the MJDavies parking spaces, but additionally highlights the current efforts underway to get the MPD Lot#3 Reconfiguration Project "back on track" (draft IMA between Town and MPD). See

Online petition demanding that Nassau County reopen the Sixth Precinct:

Greater Council Calls For Nassau Action to Restore Sixth Precinct
May 23rd at noon, front steps of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building @ 1550 Franklin Avenue in Mineola to urge the County to reopen the Sixth Precinct as a fully staffed precinct. The Nassau County Legislature’s meeting follows at 1pm in the Legislative Chambers with a public comment period. Those who wish to speak (max 3 mins per person) will need to fill out speaker registration forms after entering the Legislative Chambers. Everyone is welcome to fill the chambers and hold signs to show support for the reopening of the Precinct.
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Garbage Pick-Up Schedule and Recycling 

The Town of North Hempstead's Residential Garabage and Recycling (Town unincoprporated Manhasset areas) pick up schedule is available online (link) or call 311. Residents in Incoorporated villages- see you village's webpage or call your Village Clerk's office. Are you recycling properly? See the Town's Recycling Guidelines online at (link).

Town STOP Events (Stop Throwing Away Pollutants). Upcoming Drop Off Dates & Locations. All events now include a clothing drop pff for BigBro's/Big Sisters. More info link

Town Clean Sweep 2017 (annual street sweeping) Schedule for Manhasset Areas - North of the Long Island Expressway is:
MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017 :  Manhasset:  South Strathmore, Strathmore Vanderbilt, Strathmore Village
TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017: Manhasset:  South Strathmore, Strathmore Vanderbilt, Strathmore Village
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017: Manhasset:  North Strathmore, Manhasset Park, Bayview, Shorehaven
THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017: Manhasset:  Bayview, Shorehaven, Terrace Manor

FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017:  Touching up, cleaning up and spot sweeping where necessary
Your roadway got missed? Call 311 so that Town crew can  re-visit that roadway on the touch up day!


Scheduled work is weather dependent and may be slightly modified, but on your scheduled days, and until your roadway is completed, please:

  • MOVE CARS into driveways if at all possible. 
  • If its your garbage day, DO NOT put your garbage pails in the roadway.

The clearer a roadway is, the more efficient the street sweeping staff can accomplish entire roadway to make your block look its best. Town's Clean Sweep covers all Town of North Hempstead Unincorporated Areas. Incorporated Villages are done independently by each Inc Village- consult your Village Hall.


Councilwoman Anna Kaplan announces roll-out of Solarize North Hempstead - a program to help Town residential and commercial property owners make the transition to renewable energy.  Many property owners want to install solar panels in order to reduce their impact on the environment and save money on their electrical bills, but don’t know where to start. The Solarize program does much of the homework. Program runs through December 31, 2016, by which time contracts must be signed in order to qualify for discounts and incentives.  Program is open to property owners of the unincorporated area; however, the companies may choose to extend the Solarize discounts to Village property owners, at their discretion. This program increases our use of renewable energy, and helps residents reduce their costs of owning a home or business. Town's letters are posted below.


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ATTENTION SENIORS - If  you need assistance reviewing your Medicare Part D Drug Plan, and are unsure of what changes you need to make for the coming year, please call 311 or 516-869-6311 and get connected to a Project Independence Nurse! Click on flyer at left to enlarge.


TNH Blddg Dept Educational Series
What to know when preparing to Buy or Sell a home
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National Grid Gas Main Project on Northern Blvd between West Dr and Shelter Rock Rd- October 2016
The attachment shows the map of the affected project area - South side of Northern Blvd and describes the project work
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GC Letter Supporting Aircraft Noise Reductions
Letter to Sens Schumker and Gillibrand approved by GC via eMail
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CASA Sector Meeting highlights 10/1/15
Coalition Against Substance Abuse (CASA) - a summary of efforts within many sectors of our community.
CASA Oct Sector Mtg Notes 10-1-15.pdf
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Public Hearing on County's 5 year Housing & Community Development Plan: 5/5/15 10am Mineola
All interested civics and residents are welcome to attend.
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Selling your house? Be prepared- TNH Bldg Dept Seminar Wed 5/6/15 7pm Library
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TNH Bldg Dept for Seniors - by Appt In Manhasset at Town Hall Annex
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Town gives Community Champion Award to Rich Bentley; click on article below

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MWCABC Annual Fun Run Walk Sun 10/26/14 Flyer and Registration
Mary Jane Davies Green; Registration starts 8am; race starts 9:30am sharp. More @ MWCABC website-
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Nassau County new 24 hour a day, Mental Health Substance Abuse Helpline, (516) 227-TALK. Updated Fall 2014 Narcan Training
Our children, siblings, spouses or other loved ones are abusing opioids (Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and Heroin) at alarming rates; too many are dying from it. It can happen to your child or loved one. Learn what to do in case of an overdose and how to administer the life-saving, overdose- reversal agent called Naloxone, or Narcan. Narcan is the antidote to an opioid overdose; Attend & get your kit free!

Nassau County now has a 24hr Mental Health Substance Abuse Helpline, (516) 227-TALK. Calls are answered by mental health or substance abuse professionals from the County and the LI Crisis Center to better serve residents who struggle with mental illness and substance use disorders.
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TNH Road Repaving Projects Completed Summer 2014 included South Strathmore areas:

  • Old Mill Road, between Deepdale Dr., & Pickwick Rd. – 881’
  • Great Oak Road, between Deepdale Dr., & Pickwick Rd. – 848’
  • Crown top Road, between Great Oak Rd., & Quaker Ridge Rd. – 506’
  • Quaker Ridge Road, between the deadend & Knickerbocker Rd. – 1,421’
  • Marlboro Road, between Crown Top Rd., & Pickwick Rd. – 462’
  • Woodland Way, from Millspring Rd., north to the dead-end – 564’
  • Millspring Road, between Old Mill Rd., & Chapel Rd. – 2,100’
  • Payne Whitney Lane, between Country Club Dr., & Country Club Dr. – 1,840’ 

TOTAL = 8,622’ 

Thank you to Councilwoman Anna Kaplan and TNH Dept of HIghways!

Manhasset Article in Wall St Journ Real Estate 8/2/2014
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MLWD Water Tower Replacement
TNH Public Meeting was held 4/8/14 to discuss Manhasset Lakeville Water District plans to replace the elevated storage tank, located on a 3-acre site in Munsey Park. Ultimately the new water tower was approved for replacement as planned.
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                       MLWD Tower Replacement in litigation; See Manhasset Times Article 7/18/14

TNH Dept of Buildings Homeowner Amnesty program Ends 12/31/2014.
Town North Hempstead extended its Dept of Buildings Homeowner Amnesty program through 12/31/2014. The program waives the increased permit fees for work that was done without required permits at the time of construction. Call 311 or visit TNH Website.for more detail.
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TNH Bldg Dept Mobile Hours
TNH Bldg Dept Applicant Advocate is available by appt for Seniors who need assistance. Call 311 to schedule an upcoming appt.
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Town of North Hempstead Business & Tourism Development News/Events

Starting A New Business? Seminar 11/14/14
A free two hour seminar on How to Get a Business Up and Running, Funded and Sold. thinking of starting a business? Or, better yet – do you already own one? Are you doing everything that is necessary to successfully build a solid foundation? To grow? To fund it? Do you have an exit strategy? Topics to be covered include Business Plans, Marketing and Operating plans, Angel Funding (Early Stage Seed Money), Typical Angel Investment, the Long Island Angel Network and the required legal documents you need to protect yourself (Formation, Intellectual, Angel Round, IT, Exit Strategy). More info at:
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TNH Downtown Revitalization Annual Conference
The last annual conference was held 6/6/14 at Harbor Links. Civics are a key constituency in planning your neighborhood's 'downtown' revitalization. Learn more by visit their webpage at
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PSEG Overhead Transmission Line Project

PSEG Project Overview
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Pentachlorophenol "Penta" and octachlorodibenzo-dioxin (OCDD) Quick Fact Sheet
More Info about the toxic chemicals used in telephone pole treatment.
Quick Facts - OCDD_V2.pdf
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PSEG Port Wash - Great Neck Fact Sheet -[...]
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TNH Public Info Session 3/24/14 @ Harbor Links 7pm
PSEG Pole Install Project Info Session 3[...]
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Other Events/ News

Town North Hempstead extends its Dept of Buildings Homeowner Amnesty program through 12/31/2014. The program waives the increased permit fees for work that was done without required permits at the time of construction. More details: at:

Manhasset-Lakeville Water District Radio Tower Debacle: MLWD is dismantling the 190 Ft radio communication tower it constructed on the Columbus Day (10/2013) weekend adjacent to their water tower near Dogwood La in Munsey Park, bordering Flower Hill.  It took just about everyone by surprise. Here's the newlinks:

Newsday 10/31/13: Munsey Park antenna tower falls to community protest (link)

Manhasset Press 10/30/13: Manhasset Lakeville Water Department Votes To Remove Radio Tower (link)

Manhasset Times 10/24/13:  New water district tower irks Munsey Park trustees (link) 

Spinney Hill Farmers Market starts 7/14/13 on Sundays @ 9am-2pm
Sundays at 125 Community Dr parking lot @ corner of Pond Hill Rd.
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1950 Northern Blvd Application (adjacent to Americana): Site Plans
4/2/13 Commercial Application: 1,020 sq ft bldg addition w/ parking reconfiguration for net increase of 3 spaces. As-of-Right; no variance requested. TNH approved plan after Public Hearing. Site work
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County Legislative District FINAL approved map
You can zoom in on this map to the street level to see district boundaries. Dist 9= Rich Nicolello, Dist 10= Judi Bosworth, and Dist 11= Wayne Wink
NC Leg Redist FINAL Map Mar 2013.pdf
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Greater Council's 11/24 Open Letter to Town on MPD's Plan for Plandome Rd Parking Meters
Only after this open letter severely criticizing MPD's lack of transparency (secrecy and outdated website) , has MPD finally begun working on a new updated website.
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Editorial- Plandome Rd Parking Meters (editorial)
printed in Manhasset Press
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More Shopper Parking on Orchard St and Locust Place
90min shopper parking available on Orchard St. US Post Office will continue to park trucks there eve/nights. MPD is converting about a dozen new metered shopper spaces in MPD's Locust Place Lot.
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Apple Bank Update 1/18/14:  In the dead of winter on 1/18/14, a saturday morning of a long holiday weekend, Apple Bank cut down every tree in the buffer zone. Did valid permits get issued? and if so, HOW and why? It needs investigation. Media coverage:

Manhasset Press: not available online

Manhasset Times (link to article)

9/19/12 Apple Bank Withdraws Request Variance to Expand Parking Lot. The Apple Bank BZA application for proposed parking lot expansion into the established 30ft buffer zone to the neighboring property (covered by the existing Restrictive Covenant) has been withdrawn by the bank after last week's 9/19 BZA public hearing.

The portion of the Apple Bank's application for their requested variance for the non-conforming existing insufficient number of parking spaces in their current lot remains in the Bldg Dept process and is expected to be granted.

The very important heart of the issue is that the Town of North Hempstead must uphold the existing Restrictive Covenant on the Apple Bank property and deny the current BZA application. If the Town takes ANY OTHER ACTION, it will give a loud and clear signal to all Town of North Hempstead residents that Restrictive Covenants are meaningless. That will fully collapse all efforts made to date at the Village Bath/ Belanich Property. The Greater Manhasset area civic and resident support outside the Strathmore Village area that had been given to the Town's Property Zoning Change and its current Site Plan at the Belanich/Village Bath property were all heavily weighted/based upon the Restrictive Covenant being in place for that Property. Absent the Restrictive Covenant, there is absolutely NO civic or resident support.



Spinny Hill Documentary. Two public screenings held on 2/15&23/12 @ Manhasset Library were a big success. The DVD is available for purchase on eBay from a reputable seller near $15.

Manhasset's Community Calendar:

The Greater Council urges all Manhasset organizations to use the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce's community calendar for major events. This helps plan future events avoiding substanital event conflicts with other organizations and serves as a community wide resource. Individual organization coordinators/leaders can register on the Chamber site so that you have immediate 24/7 access to add and edit your organization's calendar items, and you can link your calendar item to your own organization webpage for further details. All organizations can continue to use its own website and calendar, but if your intent is to let the whole community know about the event and avoid community wide scheduling conflicts, its suggested that you also post the event on this Chamber Community Calendar. Visit the Manhasset Community Calendar.

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