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Public Notices

Meeting of the Board of Trustess

Minutes of the Board of Trustees 12-14-22

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting
Village of Kensington, 2 Nassau Drive, Great Neck, NY
December 14, 2022
8:00pm – Village Hall


Present: Mayor Susan Lopatkin via zoom
Trustees: Deputy Mayor Greener, Phil Bornstein, Brent Greenspan

Architectural Review Board projects before the board:
16 Beverly – Driveway Homeowner Gottlieb – Landscape Designer Sal Masullo – Driveway & Patio

Landscaper Designer Masullo. began with the details of the project. Homeowner Gottlieb presently has a gravel driveway which goes to the property line. The project will be to pave the driveway to asphalt and create a patio/parking area by the garage constructed of pavers. The garage is located at the back of the house and occasionally Homeowner Gottlieb and family park cars in that area which is compact. The development of the backyard from the driveway will be to open-up some space towards the garage area and add a patio. The patio will have a dual purpose of parking cars and entertaining. The patio will be same level as the driveway. There were no issues will the design of this project as per the ARB board.
Deputy Mayor Greener made a motion to approve, seconded by Trustee Bornstein, all in favor.

5 Sutton – Exterior renovation – Homeowner Friedrich – Architect Edna Guilor – Exterior renovation to the existing house to include new brick, new siding, new windows, extend deck, new A/C’s and generator

The original proposed design of the home was not a traditional home and was not a style that was in favor. The ARB asked Architect Guilor to come back with a different design. The board asked for simpler style materials to keep with the Kensington character. They will replace all existing clapboard siding with Hardy Plank in the color Artic White. The existing brick to be painted white. Soffits, fascia boards, and gutters will all be white Azek. The windows are wood interior with black fiberglass composite exterior clad manufactured by Andersen A Series. The ARB board accepted the design of the home. Deputy Mayor Greener made a motion to approve, seconded by Trustee Bornstein, all in favor.

Mayor Lopatkin introduced Local Law #4

Chapter 6. Architectural Review Board §6-6 Guidelines.
C (4) The use of inferior windows, particularly those utilizing vinyl window frames or which have excessively large frames in comparison to the surface glass area, is prohibited. Direct application to the Board of Trustees may be made for exceptions to this rule.

The board of trustees agreed with this addition to the ARB guidelines. A public hearing will be held at the next board meeting on January 21st.

Deputy Mayor Greener opened the discussion of the tentative 2023-2024 village budget. Mayor Lopatkin went on to discuss the various grants that were added to this budget, including the upgrade to the kiddie pool, an electric car for the police department and refurbishing of the outside of village hall, including an upgrade to the driveway to mitigate the water issue. The village will also be getting $30K parkland fee money from the subdivision of 29 Arleigh Rd. We will most likely appropriate $380K of cash funds to offset the appropriations. The Village will also be under the 2% tax cap. Mayor Lopatkin stated that we will have a public hearing for the 2023-2024 Budget on January 18, 2023.

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

On the motion of Deputy Mayor Greener, seconded by Trustee Greenspan, the meeting adjourned at 8:34pm.

Architectural Review Board Meeting 02-01-23 at Village Hall

Public Notice
Architectural Review Board

PLEASE BE ADVISED that the Architectural Review Board of the Village of Kensington will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2023 at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall located at 2 Nassau Drive, Great Neck, NY on the following application:

3 ARLEIGH RD., Tsang also known as Section 2, Block 214, Lot 47-52 (Installation of 28 windows, a sliding door at the back of the house and installation of a new front door).

85 NASSAU DR., Mirza also known as Section 2, Block 227, Lot 204 (Installation of 49 windows)

All persons will be heard at the time and place above stated. Copies of the application are available at the Village Hall for inspection during regular business hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Andrea Dennett, Chairperson
Joyce Cheung, Co-Chairperson Architectural Review Board

Dated: January 5, 2023

Board of Zoning Appeals 02-09-23 Meeting


Kensington Board of Appeals

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Kensington Zoning Board of Appeals will conduct a public hearing on February 9th, 2023 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at 2 Nassau Drive, Great Neck NY to consider the following application:
David Bakst – Applicant seeks to install a hot tub and to maintain an existing deck in the rear yard of the premises known as 35 Bridle Path, Great Neck, New York. Said premises is designated on the Nassau County Land and Tax Map as Section 2, Block 351, Lot 93 A & B. The applicant seeks to install the hot tub with a 5’ 10” rear yard setback and the deck is proposed to be maintained with a 5’ 11” rear yard setback when a minimum of 15 feet is required under Kensington Code §151-9 F. The applicant seeks to install the hot tub 2’ 2” from the lot line when a minimum of 10’ is required under Kensington Code §151-9 G. The applicant appeals the determination of the Building Department, and, in the alternative, seeks variances.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the application is on file at the Village Hall and may be inspected during regular business hours daily 9 am. – 4 pm.

Anna Nardiello
Deputy Clerk – Building Department

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.

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