Welcome to the Plandome Heights Civic Association (PHCA)!

 

Plandome Heights

 

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 and Dan Cataldo.  Currently, there is one annual meeting held and members attend monthly meetings of the Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations.

 

 

Our Mission

 

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

 

From left, NCPD officer Steven Krukowski, MPD Commiss Dave Paterson, President Chuck McCarthy, TNH Supervisor Judi Bosworth, VP Michael Schwartz, Prior Pres Marion Endrizzi, Dennis Sears, Treas Anne Dorogoff, Roxanne Fitzig & Secy Nicole Longo-Sims

Our 2017-19 Plandome Heights Civic Association Board:

President — George “Chuck” McCarthy (eMail Link)

Vice President — Michael Schwartz
Secretary — Nicole Longo-Sims
Treasurer — Anne Dorogoff
Executive board members — Roxanne Fitzig, Dennis Sears and Matt Sherwood

Legal Counsel — Michael Tiliakos

 

Past President: Marion Endrizzi

 

Current Events/News

 

Public Comment Sought Regarding PSEG LI Winter 2018 Storm Response

 

The NYS Department of Public Service is sponsoring a series of public statement hearings regarding the March 2018 winter storms and resulting power outages. The NYS Public Service Commission has initiated an investigation of the storm preparation and response by PSEG Long Island and will hold the public statement hearings to solicit public input and comments concerning the utilities’ performance regarding the storm events.

 

Comments can be made in person at the public statement hearings (in Mineola on April 16, 2018, and at other locations and dates), or through the Department website, by mail or telephone by Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

 

The NY Department of Public Finance fact sheet provides detailed information on how to participate in the public statement hearings and the other options to submit comments. Information about the investigation can be found at www.dps.ny.gov.

 

View the Fact Sheet 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:

https://theislandnow.com/news-98/endrizzis-years-public-service/

 

 

2017 Annual Meeting

 

Plandome Heights Civic Association held its Annual Meeting on October 19, 2017 at the Port Washington Yacht Club.  Plandome Heights Civic President Marion Endrizzi opened the meeting addressing the 80-plus members who were present.

 

The agenda included presentations from five guest speakers including local civic leaders, including Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations President Richard Bentley, Manhasset Park District Commissioner David Paterson and Nassau County POP officer Steven Krukowski.  Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth was also in attendance.

 

Manhasset Park District Commissioner David Paterson provided an update on parking enforcement as well as plans to expand LIRR parking.

 

Officer Stephen Krukowski of Nassau County’s Problem Oriented Police (POP) Team spoke to members about underage drinking and drug use and how officials are addressing these problems, the need for more police presence in Manhasset, and traffic enforcement – particularly on Plandome Road.

 

Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) and Jack Martins (R-Old Westbury), in separate presentations, each spoke about their qualifications and experience that would make them a good fit for the position and addressed questions covering their positions on the Long Island’s water supply which is threatened by the re-opening of the Jamaica wells in Queens, county property assessments, and reopening the 6th police precinct including returning detectives and administration to the facility as well as repairs to the physical condition of the building. Both candidates agreed that they were fully committed to this restoration.

 

Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations President Richard Bentley provided an overview of various projects in the Manhasset area.

 

The event concluded with the election of new Board Members for the 2017-2019 term.  The Board includes:

 

President — George “Chuck” McCarthy

Vice President — Michael Schwartz

Secretary — Nicole Longo-Sims

Treasurer — Anne Dorogoff

Legal Counsel — Michael Tiliakos

Executive board members — Roxanne Fitzig, Dennis Sears and Matt Sherwood

 

Outgoing President Marion Endrizzi was presented with a bouquet of flowers and was thanked for her years of service to the community.

 

 

LIRR Parking Space Expansion

 

Dialog with the Town of North Hempstead is in progress to secure the necessary approval to create nineteen (19) additional parking spaces along the roadway adjoining Mary J Davies Park.

 

 

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.

 

Important Dates

 

ToNH Stop Throwing Out Pollutants (S.T.O.P.) Program

 

North Hempstead Beach Park North Lot
Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22
9:00am to 3:00pm

Westbury High School
Saturday, June 23
9:00am to 3:00pm

North Hempstead Beach Park North Lot
Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21
9:00am to 3:00pm

 

Additional information, including what pollutants may be accepted, can be obtained by visiting the ToNH S.T.O.P. Program web page.

 

 

PHCA Annual Meeting

 

The next meeting will be in October 2018.  More information to come.

 

 

Current and Past Initiatives

 

  • 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)

 

  • We represent Plandome Heights as a member of the 3rd/6th Precinct Safety Council Meetings

 

  • Participated in Plandome Road Visioning Project and Plandome Road Parking Meters Study

 

  • Advocated for restoration of Plandome Pond Park and the Pond

 

  • Worked with Nassau County Mosquito Control Testing for West Nile Virus

 

  • Attend monthly Greater Council of Manhasset Civic Meetings and inform PHCA membership on any issues

 

  • Hold Annual Membership Meetings; guest speakers have included: ToNH Supervisor, Nassau County District Attorney, NYS State Senators, Former Police Commissioners, Greater Council President, Manhasset Parks Commissioner, and notable others

 

  • Coordinate and participate in relief efforts following hurricanes and other natural disasters

 

 

Your Dues Provide For the Following

 

 

  • 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

 

  • Manhasset American Legion – sponsor of new American Flags on Plandome Road

 

  • Coordinate and participate in relief efforts following hurricanes and other natural disasters

 

  • PHCA Annual Meeting, when we strive to provide members information on various pertinent issues.

 

Membership

 

Dues are only ten dollars ($10) per household per year, however, any additional contributions are welcome!

 

Fill out the Membership Form below, then mail or deliver payment with your completed Form.  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.

 

PHCA Membership Form:

 

Alternatively, you may pay dues online via PayPal using the following options:

 

Annual Recurring Payment

 

 

Unsubscribe from recurring payments here:

 

Pay your dues (non-recurring)

 

 

Contact Information

 

Inquires may be addressed to:                Plandome Heights Civic Association, Inc.

                                                            74 Summit Drive (c/o Chuck McCarthy)

                                                            Manhasset, NY  11030

                                                            Email: PHCA@manhassetcivic.org

 

 

Community Links

 

Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations, Inc.

 

Kiwanis Club of Manhasset-Port Washington (Division: Long Island North)

Contact: Matthew Falcone

E-Mail: mfalcone@optonline.net

5 Van Arsdale Pl, Manhasset, NY 11030-2225

Home Ph.: 627 4524

 

Manhasset American Legion Auxiliary Unit 304

 

Manhasset Bay Protection Committee

 

The Manhasset Booster Club

 

Manhasset CASA (Coalition Against Substance Abuse)

 

Manhasset Chamber of Commerce

 

Manhasset Library

 

Manhasset Park District

 

Manhasset Secondary School

 

Manhasset-Lakeville Water District

 

National Grid

 

NorthShoreALERT.org

 

Plandome Heights Women’s Club

 

Port Washington-Manhasset Office of Emergency Management (PWM OEM)

 

Public Service Electric and Gas Company Long Island (PSEGLI)

 

Tuesday’s Children

 

The Tower Foundation of Manhasset, Inc. (benefits education of the students in Manhasset schools)

 

 

Government Related Links

 

Village of Plandome Heights

 

 

Town of North Hempstead

 

North Hempstead’s 311 Online

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

Email: feedback@northhempsteadny.gov

It is recommended to request a call-back in your email.

 

Supervisor – Judi Bosworth

 

Councilperson (District 6) – Dina M. DeGiorgio

 

 

Nassau County

 

County Executive – Laura Curran

 

County Legislator (District 9) – Richard J. Nicolello

 

County Comptroller – Jack Schnirman

 

 

New York State

 

Governor – Andrew Cuomo

 

Senator (District 7) – Elaine Phillips

 

Assemblyman (District 16) – Anthony D’Urso

 

 

Federal Government

 

Senator – Charles Schumer

 

Senator – Kristen E. Gillibrand

 

Congressman (District 3) – Thomas Suozzi

 

The Constitution of the United States:

 

 

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