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Supervisor & Board Set Hearing Dates to Consider Change in Business Waterfront Zoning for ‘Boatels’

October 16, 2014
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Town Board Round Up
Supervisor & Board Set Hearing Dates to Consider Change in Business Waterfront Zoning for ‘Boatels’
Also Approve Appointments to Various Boards and Committees

North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and members of the Town Board considered a full calendar of items at the September 30 Board meeting, including setting a date of October 21 for a public hearing to consider a change to the “Business Waterfront District” in Port Washington. If the change is approved, developers could add "boatels", which are essentially hotels on a waterfront with docks for use by boaters, to mixed-use projects in that district.

The Board also held a public hearing to consider the adoption of a local law that would reduce the minimum lot size required for senior housing located in “senior residence” zoning districts from five acres down to two. The hearing will continue on October 21.

In Other News:

  • The Board accepted a $1,000 gift from City Sports, to be used for playground equipment at Manhasset Valley Park; accepted a monetary gift for the purchase of Kindles for the Department of Community Services Senior Book Club; accepted a gift of organic garden treatments for Clark Botanic Garden from Organic Solutions Inc from Bayles Garden Center & Nursery of Port Washington and accepted the volunteer services of Jonai Singh for the Department of Services for the Aging. The Board also appointed Anne Cybriwsky to the Landmarks Preservation Commission; and appointed the following people to the Stepping Stones Lighthouse Committee: Rachel Brinn, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs; Carole Trottere, Director of Communications; Robert Lincoln, Jr., Commissioner, Great Neck Park District; Thomas Devaney, Grants Coordinator; Alice Kasten, President, Great Neck Historical Society; and Charles Schneider, Vice President, Great Neck Historical Society.

The next Town Board meeting is scheduled for October 21 at 7:30 p.m.

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