Sands Point Preserve 127 Middle Neck Rd, Port Washington, NY11050 The 216-acre Sands Point Preserve is a mixture…More of natural and landscaped areas. Forests, meadows, beach and cliffs, lawns, gardens and a freshwater pond provide habitats for a variety of plants and animals. The proximity of different habitats affords the visitor a varied outdoor experience within a relatively limited area. Nature Trails provide access to the preserve and highlight specific points of interest in self-guiding literature.
The Dog Project 127 Middle Neck Rd, Sands Point, NY11050 Located on the waterfront grounds of the Sands Point Preserve, The Dog Project has several objectives. It encourages…More local classrooms to foster a love of reading through interacting with animals and urges humane treatment of dogs and cats. The organization is currently promoting Team 2012 - the U.S. Olympic handball team - through special events.
Friends of Sands Point Preserve 800 Port Washington Blvd, Port Washington, NY11050 This not-for-profit company is gradually restoring the grounds and buildings of the 216 acre Guggenheim property to the…More natural look and feel of the Gatsby era.
Incorporated in 1910, the Village of Sands Point, New York covers nearly 3,000 acres at the tip of the Port…More Washington peninsula less than 25 miles from Manhattan. It is now home to more than 850 families.
Sands Point is a residential village: the only non-residential establishments permitted within the Village are houses of worship, primary and secondary schools, the Village Club, a nature preserve owned and maintained by Nassau County, a private golf club, and the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults. All of Sands Point is zoned for single-family dwellings only, and no partial rentals are permitted.
Most municipal services are provided for residents by the Village. Sands Point has its own water and police departments. The Village supplies refuse removal through its contract with a private carter. Most of the roads in Sands Point are owned by the Village, which contracts with independent firms for cleaning, plowing, and repair services. Fire protection, school, library, post office, and ambulance services are provided to Sands Point residents through the Port Washington Fire Department, School District, and Post Office. There are no sewers in Sands Point; solid waste is disposed of by private cesspools maintained by each home-owner.
Village services are paid for with funds raised primarily through Village property taxes. Sands Point residents also pay property taxes to the Port Washington School District, which supports the public schools and the public library; to the Town of North Hempstead; and to Nassau County. (County taxes are included in the Town tax bills.) Sands Point receives other income from its various fees, and from the state and federal governments.
The Village budget is drafted by the Mayor and adopted by the Board of Trustees. The Mayor and Trustees are elected by registered voters in annual elections held in the Village Hall during the third week in June and are responsible for the enactment of all Village laws and the appointment of all Village personnel, including the members of all other Village boards and commissions.
Mailing address: Incorporated Village of Sands Point P.O. Box 188 Port Washington, NY 11050-0109