Welcome to the Plandome Heights Civic Association (PHCA)!
Plandome Heights, incorporated in 1929, has since grown to 323 households including 1,000-plus total population. The village boundaries are Village of Plandome to the North, Manhasset Bay to the West, Village of Flower Hill to the East, and the unincorporated hamlet of Manhasset to the South. The majority of the Plandome Heights is within walking distance to the Manhasset LIRR train station. Children in the village can attend the nationally ranked school district. Plandome Pond Park and Plandome Heights Preserve on Manhasset Bay are but two of the many park-like settings throughout the village.
Plandome Heights Civic Association
Plandome Heights has always been a very civic minded village. The precursor of our current civic association and the incorporation of our village began as the Plandome Heights Association. In 1929, the community rallied to voice its concerns regarding two issues. The first issue the Association addressed was objecting to development of apartment buildings on the land adjacent to Plandome Heights.
The second issue was objecting to formation of the Manhasset Sewer District. The Plandome Heights Association protested. While not opposed to sewers for the rest of Manhasset, Plandome Heights residents were opposed to the added taxation resulting from the sewers. After the Town Board voted in favor of a one million dollar sewer district, Plandome Heights moved to secede and incorporate. This led to other events and the Town Board moved to dissolve the Manhasset Sewer District: it could no longer finance the project based on the reduction in the sewer district’s assessed valuation.
Today’s Plandome Heights Civic Association was formed on July 20, 1943 and has served the community since that time in many important ways. For a time the Civic Association became inactive, but it was reactivated in 2010 by a group of former Village Officials and concerned residents including Marion Endrizzi, Paula Abate, Mike and Jayne Knox, Roxanne Fitzig, Robert Timperman and Dan Cataldo. Currently, members attend monthly meetings of the Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations.
The goals of the Civic Association are to:
- Promote the rights, interests and welfare of our members through civic activities
- Advocate transparent and accountable government that is responsive to our residents
- Encourage the wise and efficient use of taxpayer dollars
- Work actively with The Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations
- Provide pertinent information and encourage public participation
- Preserve and contribute to the safety, beautification and general welfare of the community
Our 2021-23 Plandome Heights Civic Association Board:
President — Rosemary Mascali
Vice President — Mary Oleske
Secretary — Michael Schwartz
Treasurer — Roxanne Fitzig
Executive Board Member — Marion Endrizzi (Past President)
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l-r: PHCA Board Member Michael Schwartz, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, PHCA Board Members Marion Endrizzi, Rosemary Mascali and Roxanne Fitzig
2021 Annual Meeting
Plandome Heights Civic Association held its Annual Meeting on October 18, 2021 at the Port Washington Yacht Club. Plandome Heights Civic President Rosemary Mascali opened the meeting addressing the 60-plus members and other guests who were present.
The agenda included presentations from four guest speakers including Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations President Richard Bentley, North Hempstead Town Supervisor candidates Wayne Wink and Jennifer DeSena, and Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. (An invitation was also extended to County Executive candidate Bruce Blakeman but no response was received.)
In her opening remarks, PHCA President Rosemary Mascali reviewed the Civic Association’s mission and accomplishments and thanked members for their support: The Civic strives to keep our members informed on all civic matters affecting our community and to be strong advocates for our Village. In the past, the Civic has partnered with Plandome Heights Women’s Club to help fund holiday decorations and flowers in the Village, contributed to flowering hanging baskets and flags on Plandome Road, and attended monthly meetings of the Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations (Greater Council) representing Plandome Heights interests on important issues including the proposed medical marijuana location on Northern Boulevard, the 7-Eleven location on Plandome Road, the Macy’s / Brookfield mixed use development plan, the 6th Police Precinct re-opening, and the Army Corps of Engineers proposed sea gates project. Current Greater Council issues include proposed sewers on Plandome Road, and the Town’s position on opting out of cannabis sales. The Civic held a webinar to educate members on the sewer project and started a petition to build support for the project. On Village issues, the Civic evaluated pros and cons of the proposed elimination of Village Planning Board and evaluated the pros and cons of the proposed purchase of a Village Hall, surveyed residents and pressed the Village for increased transparency. The Civic kept our members informed on these and other important matters via email and our website.
Jennifer DeSena addressed the residents, highlighting her priorities if elected as Town Supervisor. These include supporting opting-out of retail marijuana businesses; a business advisory council to hear ideas raised and streamline the process; pedestrian safety; and staffing Town positions with qualified candidates in place of patronage posts.
Wayne Wink spoke of the need to address the Town’s Building Department, including transparency in pending permits status; revitalize our downtowns; infrastructure and environmental concerns, including our shorelines; and youth and family programs such as parks, community centers, etc. Addressing a resident’s question regarding marijuana, Mr. Wink balanced the issue referring to the need to expand restricted zones away from schools, parks, etc. while acknowledging the tax revenue the Town stands to receive that could be directed toward prevention and treatment programs.
County Executive Laura Curran spoke about successful efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19 and noted the County’s high vaccination rate as key part of that success; touted Nassau County as now rated by US News and World Report as “the safest community in America”; emphasized the police are not being defunded and noted that the 6th Precinct successfully reopened – fulfilling her campaign promise to do so. On the economic front, Ms. Curran noted that, though fiscal discipline, the County budget is finally balanced and the outlook for the County’s issuer rating has been revised to positive by Moody’s.
Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations President Richard Bentley provided an overview of various projects in the Manhasset area and reminded attendees of the current online petition to encourage Town of North Hempstead to “opt-out” of allowing marijuana retail stores or consumption sites within the Town, that residents are encouraged to sign.
The last order of business was the reelection of the Civic Association’s current Board members for the term ending October 2023. Without opposition, Richard Bentley administered the oath of office for a two-year term to:
Rosemary Mascali, President
Marion Endrizzi, Past President
Mary Oleske, Vice President
Roxanne Fitzig, Treasurer
Michael Schwartz, Secretary
PHCA thanks past President Marion Endrizzi for her invaluable assistance in helping to bring County Executive Curran, and the other candidates to our Annual Meeting.
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1st row, l-r: Anthony Stanco, Richard Ceriello; 2nd row, l-r: Deputy Parks Commissioner Kelly Gillen, Ashish Rana, Sal Siminerio, Labor Supervisor Michael De Pinto, PHCA Board Members Marion Endrizzi, Mary Oleske, Roxanne Fitzig, Rosemary Mascali, TNH Councilwoman Marianne Dalimonte; 3rd row, l-r: Jaquan Mingo, Deputy Parks Commissioner John Darcy
Macy’s, Brookfield Unveil Plans for Manhasset Mixed-use Development
Macy’s and international development company Brookfield Properties have designed plans for a mixed-use development on the department store’s Manhasset property, a vision that includes three apartment complexes, a full-service hotel, an office building and additional retail and dining space, company officials told local community leaders.
Sign the Petition here.
Read the whole October 16, 2019 Manhasset Times article here.
Read the whole July 10, 2019 Manhasset Press article here.
Read the whole June 28, 2019 Manhasset Press article here.
Read the whole June 10, 2019 Manhasset Times article here.
Read the whole June 4, 2019 Manhasset Times article here.
Read the whole May 9, 2019 Manhasset Times article here.
Army Corps of Engineers Proposes Sea Gates for New York Harbor
The proposed NYC Sea Gates will impact the Long Island Sound and Manhasset Bay coastal areas. The US Army Corps of Engineers has conducted a study, released an Interim Report and moving ahead with next steps in the process.
Read the whole September 6, 2019 Manhasset Press article here.
Read the Feb. 2019 Coastal Storm Risk Management Interim Report here.
Read the whole July 10, 2018 article here.
For more information, visit the US Army Corps of Engineers project page here.
MedMen Presentation to CGMCA
With Plandome Heights Civic Association Board Members in attendance, representatives of MedMen gave a presentation at a Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations Board meeting on Oct. 10, 2018. Materials and related correspondence may be viewed on the Greater Council webpage here.
Meet and Greet
The Plandome Heights Civic Association and the Plandome Heights Women's Club hosted a special meet and greet with the New Manhasset School Administration on September 27, 2018 at the Port Washington Yacht Club. Residents welcomed and mingled with the Superintendent of Schools, Principals of Shelter Rock and Munsey Elementary Schools, and District Coordinators for English Language and Math. A good time was had by all.
LIRR Parking Space Expansion
Dialog with the Town of North Hempstead reached successful conclusion resulting in the addition of seventeen (17) commuter parking spaces along the roadway adjoining Mary J Davies Park.
Summit Drive Subdivision
The Plandome Heights Planning Board met for the first time since 2014 to discuss a potential subdivision of one lot into two.
Read the whole June 13, 2018 Manhasset Times update article here.
Read the whole May 29, 2018 Manhasset Times update article here.
Read the whole May 2, 2018 Manhasset Times update article here.
Read the whole February 28, 2018 Manhasset Times update article here.
Read the whole January 30, 2018 Manhasset Times article here.
Seafield Services, Inc.
Residents, business owners, elected officials and Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations members packed North Hempstead Town Hall on April 11, 2018 to discuss a Manhasset outpatient drug and alcohol treatment center.
Read the whole Manhasset Times article here.
Endrizzi thankful for opportunity to help Plandome Heights thrive -Manhasset Times
Many people think civic service work is thankless, but not Marion Endrizzi.
“Everyone says that what you do as community service is completely thankless, and I have always told everyone it’s not thankless at all,” Endrizzi said...
Read the whole article here.
Problem-Oriented Policing (POP) Team
PHCA coordinates with the POP Team to enhance the routine patrol of our community.
Manhasset Valley Park
Nassau County Police Department has increased traffic enforcement due to vehicles frequently parking illegally along the Maple Street and Bayview Avenue roadside adjoining the Park. Nassau County’s Councilwoman Anna M. Kaplan and Legislator Richard J. Nicolello have communicated their commitment for shared use of the County’s Department of Public Works land across from the Park to be utilized for additional Valley Park parking. At the same time, steps are being taken to ensure improved pedestrian safety and traffic flow.
ToNH Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (S.T.O.P.) Program
North Hempstead Beach Park North Lot
Saturday, March 19, 2022
9 a.m. to 3 p.m
Westbury High School
Saturday, June 25, 2022
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
North Hempstead Beach Park North Lot
Sunday, September 18, 2022
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
North Hempstead Beach Park North Lot
Sunday, November 20, 2022
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Additional information, including what pollutants can be accepted, may be obtained by visiting the ToNH S.T.O.P. Program web page.
Current and Past Initiatives
- Work with the Nassau County 3rd/6th Precinct Police POP (Problem Oriented Police) Team to enhance the routine patrol of our community and help solve recurring problems in the community
- Represent Plandome Heights as a member of the 3rd/6th Precinct Safety Council Meetings. PHCA is one of only a few civic associations invited to attend these meetings
- Advocating for complete restoration of the Plandome Pond and the Plandome Pond Park. Through our efforts, $330,000 has been secured in the last few years from the ToNH
- Worked with Nassau County Mosquito Control Testing for West Nile Virus
- Participated in Plandome Road Visioning Project; and participated in Plandome Road Parking Meters Study, successfully avoiding the installation of parking meters on Plandome Road
- Support LIRR parking space expansion to create 19 additional parking spaces along the roadway adjoining Mary J Davies Park – in progress
- Support additional parking and improved pedestrian safety and traffic flow adjoining Manhasset Valley Park – in progress
Advocated successfully with the Town of North Hempstead for Plandome Heights to remain in ToNH District 6 (with the Plandomes) and not be moved to ToNH District 4 (Great Neck)
Your Dues Provide For the Following
- Work with Greater Council to restore the Nassau County 6th Police Precinct to full capacity
- Coordinate and participate in relief efforts following hurricanes and other natural disasters
- Beautification: Partner with the Plandome Heights Women’s Club for: holiday decorations throughout the Village, the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Adopt-A-Pole program (hanging floral baskets) during the summer months, and the American Legion’s program of American Flags on Plandome Road
- Partner with Plandome Heights Women’s Club to decorate signs and signposts during holidays and plant flowers in green areas
- Manhasset Chamber of Commerce’s Adopt-A-Pole – to ensure that beautiful, hardy flowers are planted in hanging baskets on the poles
- Hold Annual Membership Meetings hosting VIP guest speakers that have included: the ToNH Supervisor, Nassau County District Attorney, Nassau County Legislator, NYS State Senators, Police Commissioners, Greater Council President, Manhasset Parks Commissioner, and notable others
Dues are only ten dollars ($10) per household per year! Save the postage stamp and use Zelle* to make a convenient, no fee, mobile payment.
Mail or deliver electronic payment with your completed Membership Form below. Your email address will be added to the PHCA mailing list to receive important news and events. All member information will be used exclusively for the PHCA and will not be distributed to outside sources.
*Dues payment via Zelle may be submitted using our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to make a payment using Zelle:
Logon to your bank account and select the Pay with Zelle option
Select Send Money (for first time payment to PHCA, select Add a Recipient and enter our email address)
Select the recipient, enter the payment amount, and select Send Money
Inquires may be addressed to:
Plandome Heights Civic Association
c/o Rosemary Mascali
36 Bourndale Road South
Manhasset, NY 11030
Kiwanis Club of Manhasset-Port Washington (Division: Long Island North)
Manhasset CASA (Coalition Against Substance Abuse)
The Tower Foundation of Manhasset, Inc. (benefits education of the students in Manhasset schools)
Government Related Links
To report or inquire non-emergency municipal problems, use the 311 Online page. Click on Submit Service Request then 1) select a service type or enter keywords and press Go; 2) enter the service location and press Next Step; 3) enter the service information details and press Next Step; 4) enter your contact information and press Next Step; 5) enter any additional information and upload any photos, audio or video files that may be helpful (it is recommended to use this field to request a call-back) and press Next Step; 6) review the information and press Submit.
How to Reach North Hempstead’s 311 by email
It is recommended to request a call-back in your email.
Supervisor – Jennifer DeSena
Councilwoman (District 6) – Mariann Dalimonte
County Legislator (District 9) – Richard J. Nicolello
County Comptroller – Jack Schnirman
Governor – Kathy Hockul
Senator (District 7) – Anna Kaplan
Assemblyman (District 16) – Anthony D’Urso
Senator – Charles Schumer
Senator – Kristen E. Gillibrand
Congressman (District 3) – Thomas Suozzi
The Constitution of the United States: