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Public Hearing on Port Washington's Main Street Visioning

The issue recently drew concern from community members.

The Town of North Hempstead will hold a number of public hearings at Tuesday’s Board of Trustee meeting at Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. One of the hearings includes a discussion on Main Street Visioning in Port Washington and proposed changes to the zoning code and the proposed overlay district. Earlier discussions drew concerns from some members of the community. 

The town will open the public hearing and take comments, and leave the hearing open to continue taking comments up until the town board meeting on Dec. 11, according to Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio. Residents will have the opportunity at either date.

See what else is on the agenda

Nancy November 20, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Town agenda 25. A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RETENTION OF MAURO LILLING NAPARTY, LLP AS SPECIAL COUNSEL. 26. A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RETENTION OF MARK A. CUTHBERTSON AS SPECIAL COUNSEL. Ok can someone tell us why we are hiring these lawyers with our tax money ?
NH taxpayer November 20, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Nice panoramic picture of Kaiman and his 4 puppets
Local Resident November 20, 2012 at 03:46 PM
This is a charade of a Town Hearing. Such an important issue, one that will affect the daily lives (and property values) of thousands of residents is being buried in a regular Town Board Meeting. This issue deserves it's own Town Hearing where anyone who wants can be heard. Please spare me that they have also reserved time at the December meeting to continue the hearing. Anyone who has attended any of the meetings regarding Main Street Visioning knows that this is being pushed through by a Town Board who has thus far refused to listen to the overwhelming negative response to the proposal. 1) Can someone please explain why they keep adjusting the Overlay Districts? 2) Why are the parking requirements reduced (ie: parking credits) as Owners "fulfill" certain requirements? Parking requirements should be parking requirements, period. Otherwise the existing parking issues on Main Street will only get worse. 3) How can street parking be included in the allowable parking for a property? This makes no sense. 4) Why are the Design Guidelines not required? 5) How much can we expect our school taxes to go up with hundreds of additional students in our schools? And the decisions will be made by the Town Board and NOT the BZA??? What a mess.
NH pays tax November 20, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Every town board meeting is set up as a give away to special interest just attend one of theses meetings , within less than half hour the Kaimam board and his dummy DemocRATS. Approve thousands and thousands of Dollars to be paid to connected people no questions asked .
jonathan winant November 21, 2012 at 01:00 AM
The Town Of North Hempstead government needs to be disbanned and reformed especially after the way they handled the storm and snow storm. Rezoning is the worst idea ever. There are numerous other ways to bring more business to Port Washington and fill vacant buildings. We the people do not need more residents and more traffic until something is done about the lack of parking. Burying utility lines is another issue residents need to know about. It nis far too costly will raise taxes and does not have to be done. We need LIPA to trim trees not trim the budget and raise rates. We need to get Kaiman out of North Hempstead politics and convince Cuomo that Kaiman is the worst possible person to head LIPA. Maybe the answer is to revision the entire North Hempstead government along with numerous people at the county level.
jonathan winant November 21, 2012 at 01:02 AM
LIPA is like a sinking ship which needs exterior work but never gets the repairs done. When the ship sink who pays to raise it from the bottom of the ocean? We will because we need a company to deliver electricity. Learn a good lesson from communities such as Freeport who generates their own electricity. I wonder why they decided to do that years ago?
OLD LADY November 21, 2012 at 04:06 AM
The lady from Astors lane needs a new pair of pants, they dont look good from BEHIND.
George November 25, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Isn't News Day the paper that sent truckloads of its papers to the dump so it could charge more for its advertising? Now News Day wants us to believe "bases on anonymous source ". Kaiman is on the list to head LIPA ? Kaiman and News Day made of lies. , they belong with each other

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