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Public Notices

Board of Trustees Agenda 05-15-24

May 15, 2024
Village Hall – 8:00pm
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A. Approval of minutes from April 17, 2024

The village is holding a bid sale of our former board room chairs, anyone interested can email the village clerk with a bid. 7 traditional green chairs available. Pictures below.

B. Board discussion

C. Mayors Update



Our Village Pool will be opening soon!
Saturday May 25th 1-6pm Sunday May 26th 1-6pm Monday May 27th 1-6pm

Minutes of the Board of Trustees 03-20-24

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting Village of Kensington, 2 Nassau Drive, Great Neck, NY
March 20, 2024 8:00pm – Village Hall

Present: Mayor Susan Lopatkin
Trustees: Jeff Greener, Phil Bornstein, Brent Greenspan, Carey Ye

The Board meeting was brought to order by Mayor Lopatkin at 8:00pm.
Mayor Lopatkin made a motion to approve the February board minutes, all in favor.

Architectural Review Board projects before the board:

11 North Drive – Architect Bruce Spenadel – 25 New Windows, New Siding, & New Portico & Stoop
Architect Spenadel explained to the board that this proposed application is phase 2. The house is currently under interior construction. Regarding the exterior, 25 windows will be replaced with casement windows from the Anderson 400 Series in white. The windows that will remain are located in the family room and above the front door. The window trim and soffits will be Aztek in the color white. The windows will have raised panel shutters in the color black. The existing siding will be removed and replaced with Hardie Plank Lap siding smooth finish in the color Artic White. The existing roof shingles will be removed and replaced with GAF Timberline shingles in the color Charcoal. The existing front stoop and portico will be removed and reconstructed to be flat and not so grand and will have square Aztek columns. The front three (3) steps will be Bluestone

The landscape plan states that all the front landscaping will be kept very low. There are two (2) large holly trees that stand on either side of the existing portico that is blocking the entrance. These two (2) trees will be removed along with three (3)

additional trees. Mayor Lopatkin made a motion to approve this application, all in favor.


Mayor Lopatkin made a motion to introduce Local Law #1 Multiple Dwelling and Nonresidential Occupancy Licenses.

Section One. Kensington Code Chapter 64 entitled “Building Construction” is hereby amended by the addition of a new Article IV entitled “Multiple Dwelling and Nonresidential Occupancy Licenses” to read as follows:

Article IV Multiple Dwelling and Nonresidential Occupancy Licenses.
$64-67. Legislative intent.
The Board of Trustees seeks to be in compliance with New York State Law by requiring inspections of Multiple Dwellings and
Nonresidential Occupancies Premises to ensure compliance with the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code and the New York State Multiple Dwellings Law. The Code provisions herein will serve to safeguard the public health, safety, welfare, and good working order of Multiple Dwellings and Non-Residential
Occupancies Premises throughout the Village.

A public hearing for Local Law# 1 will be at next months’ board meeting: April 17, 2024


Mayors Update:
The village clerk sent an email to the clerk’s association to inquire about other municipalities filming permits. The village clerk put together a spreadsheet with her findings. The mayor and the board spoke in length and came up with costs,

requirements and procedures that they would like our village to adhere to. A new filming permit will be put together for the board to review at the next board

It was brought to the boards attention that a trailer was being parked in a resident’s driveway being blocked by other vehicles. The homeowners were made aware of a local law in the village that you cannot park trailers in your driveway and were given a warning. The residents wrote a letter to the board requesting extra time to move the trailer as they needed to find a place to keep it. Mayor Lopatkin and the board agreed to give the resident 14 days to move the trailer.

The speed signs are still pending with Nassau County Legislator Pilip, these are the movable speed signs all over the peninsula. We are expecting to hear back on the timing of this grant soon.

On a motion of Mayor Lopatkin, seconded by Deputy Mayor Greener accept the Police and Treasurers reports.

On the motion of Mayor Lopatkin, seconded by Trustee Greenspan, the meeting adjourned at 8:53pm.

Architectural Review Board Meeting



Board of Zoning Appeals


Court Dates for 2024

January 22
February 5
March 18
April 1
May 13
June 3
July 8
August 5
September 23
October 7
November 18
December 16

Rules & Ordinances

Auctions, Tag and Garage Sales and other Public

Notice of any public sale must be given in writing to the village clerk at least 15 days prior to the date of the sale. Limitations and restrictions on public sales such as tag and/or garage sales as well as auctions should be reviewed in the village code book, prior to planning the sale.

Boats, Trailers, other Recreational Vehicles,

Outdoor storage of boats, trailers, recreational vehicles and unlicensed vehicles is prohibited for more than ten consecutive days.

Clearing of Snow and Ice, Construction Debris, or Landscaping Debris.

Snow, ice, construction debris, or landscaping debris removed by the homeowner or someone working for them, may not be placed in the street, on the sidewalk or on the property of a neighbor. All such material must be contained within the homeowner’s own property and within the hedge line.

Condition of Private Property.

Houses and property must be properly maintained. Yards must be kept clean and free of garbage, building debris, litter, accumulation of brush shrubs and weeds and excessive growth of vegetation. In addition, each property owner is responsible for maintenance of the grass, hedges and other plantings located in the boundary between the owner’s land and the street, and in the easement between properties. Grass must be trimmed regularly, and hedges must be cut to regulation height and be kept free of weeds and saplings.

VIllage Trees In Grass Strip

Trees located within the grass strip in front of the hedge line are village trees. Village trees must be maintained in a healthy condition and kept free of weeds, and watered. The homeowner is not responsible for the trimming or removal of village trees when such is necessary. All other trees on the homeowner’s property are their sole responsibility for care and maintenance.

Dogs and Dog Noise

Dogs may not be allowed to run loose or disturb the peace. They must be curbed at all times and owners are subject to “pooper-scooper” requirements. Dogs must be maintained in such a manner as to prevent any noises which may disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood

Noise Ordinances & Quiet Times:

Work which is attended by loud or disturbing noises can be performed Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Construction work is not permitted on weekends. Professional lawn maintenance can be done Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Burglar and fire alarm systems must be maintained in a manner that will prevent their continuous operation for a period in excess of thirty (30) minutes.

The use of amplified music after 11:00 p.m. on Friday or Saturday nights is prohibited.

Professional Offices:

There are restrictions pertaining to the use of homes and accessory buildings and property. Check with the village code for specific applications. In general, however, the only home offices allowed are for the homeowner licensed under the Education Law of the State of New York to practice medicine, osteopathy, physiotherapy, dentistry, podiatry, psychology or chiropractic.

Solicitation Within the Village.

Residents who do not wish to be visited by organizations with licenses to canvas or solicit within Kensington must send written notification of this fact to the village clerk. Their name and address will be placed on a list of residents provided to the organization with the agreement that they will not be visited.

Traffic Laws:

The speed limit throughout the village is 25 m.p.h. Parking on village streets is prohibited between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a. m. Parking on the streets of Kensington at other times is limited to two hours, except in certain marked areas where parking is prohibited at all times. Cars should not be parked with wheels on the sidewalk or grass strips. Trucks and commercial vehicles are prohibited from traversing all east-west streets except when making deliveries within the Village.

Village Documents

Find meeting Agendas, Monthly Police Reports, Minutes of the Board of Trustees, Budget, Tax Roll and the Storm Water Report here.

Document Archive

2024 Tentative Tax Roll & Final Kensington Storm Water Annual Management Report 2022-2023

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