Great Neck Estates board announces public hearing on parking law

Great Neck Estates board announces public hearing on parking law
Great Neck Estates Mayor William Warner, as seen at a previous meeting, listens as someone speaks. (Photo by Janelle Clausen)

The Village of Great Neck Estates on Monday announced a public meeting for Aug. 21 on a local law to amend parking rules and regulations.

The law, as currently written, would change the rate for parking meters in certain areas to be 25 cents per half hour and amend the time limit for some parking meters to four hours.

Village Administrator Kathleen Santelli said the law aims to bring the village more in line with surrounding municipalities like Great Neck Plaza.

Hearings regarding the proposed 11-home Clover Drive development were also postponed. Representatives from Old Mill 2 LLC, the subsidiary handling the project, had requested an adjournment.

The residential development would build 11 single-family homes,  10 of which are in Great Neck. One would be in Great Neck Estates.

The project first emerged in 2014.

The village also authorized the purchase of a police vehicle, a 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, for approximately $39,000 from the state. The vehicle’s market value starts around $47,000.

Trustees also heard the 2017 Stormwater Management Report, which noted the progress made on implementing the best management practices and measurable goals.

Trustees, following recommendations from the village’s Architectural Review Board, approved three of four requests. One homeowner wanted a new awning, another to add to the kitchen, and two others submitted landscape plans. One of those two plans was denied.

The village had also received two requests to extend open permits. The owners of 11 North Circle Drive were not present at the meeting, but owners from 3 Ridge Drive East attended.

Mayor William Warner expressed some frustration with how long – more than 30 months –  the project has gone on. The discussion touched on landscaping, certificates of occupancy, appearance and fundamental fairness.

“I don’t think it’s fair to the village, the neighbors, anybody,” Warner said. 


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