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New Building Plan Approved; Seniors to Renew Vows at Mass Ceremony

A glimpse at recent news from the Town of North Hempstead.

A sleek new office building is set to be constructed in Port Washington.

Plans to build a 72,457 square foot facility at 3 Seaview Blvd. were approved by the North Hempstead town board Jan. 29 following a public hearing at Town Hall.

Submitted by Ivy Enterprises, Inc., the site plan includes construction of a new warehouse and office space on a three-acre vacant parcel in the Seaview Planned Industrial Park for Ivy, a nail and cosmetic supply company. 

About 60 employees are expected to be employed at the new location, according to an attorney presenting the site plan to the board.

"The question is whether or not this site can hold the parking required by the applicant," said Supervisor Jon Kaiman before voting in favor of the plan last week.

Upon recommendation by the town planning department, the board approved the site plan, 7-0.

Ivy Enterprises currently shares headquarters space with Kiss Enterprises in Port Washington. Ivy is a subsidiary of Kiss, the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of professional quality nail products. 

In other news:

Mass Valentine's Day Vow Renewal Ceremony Planned

Approximately 70 Town of North Hemsptead couples are expected to recommit themselves to each other at an annual Valentines Day event for seniors.

Themed “Love is in the Air,” the fourth-annual ceremony features couples married 50 years or more who will retake their vows Feb. 14 and share some insight on personal formulas for long-lasting marriages.

“Perhaps those of us still young in our relationships can learn something from these couples about how to love,” said Town Clerk Leslie Gross.

The event begins at 11 a.m. at Harbor Links Golf Course in Port Washington.

$14.8 Million Appropriated For Carle Place Water District Improvement

Following a public hearing last week, the town board unanimously approved a bond resolution authorizing $14,830,000 in serial bonds to be used for the increase and improvement of facilities of the Carle Place Water District.

Leonard's Of Great Neck To Get $20K For Senior Recognition Lunch

The town board unanimously approved $20,000 in funding to Leonard's of Great Neck for catering of the upcoming senior recognition lunch. Hosted annually by the town's Department of Community Services, hundreds are expected to attend the popular annual event in 2013, according to town officials. Tickets are $30.

Town Approves Purchase Of Electric Car

The town board unanimously agreed to the purchase of a 2013 Ford C-Max plug-in hybrid car for $29,934 from Tower Ford of Great Neck. Rejected bids included a 2013 Chevy Volt for $37,188 and a 2013 Ford Focus SE electric hatchback for $36,247.

Funding For Harbor Links Golf Course Projects Approved

The town board passed last week two separate bond resolutions calling for $220,000 in funding for Harbor Links Golf Course projects. The board approved the acquisition of grounds maintenance equipment for $120,000 and the appropriation of $100,000 for improvements to the golf course. Each resolution passed 5-2. Town board members Dina DeGiorgio and Angelo Ferrara voted against the resolutions.

Improvements To Sound Abatement At Animal Shelter On The Way

Sound abatement improvements are planned for the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter. The town board has unanimously approved $125,000 in funding for the project.

Local Resident February 04, 2013 at 03:13 PM
How does the Town Board approve a site plan when the Town Supervisor says "the question is whether or not this site can hold the parking required by the applicant?" Shouldn't the parking issues be resolved BEFORE it goes before the Town Board for a town hearing and vote? What exactly did they vote on then? What if the applicant can not conform to parking requirements? Just stupid.
Vincent February 04, 2013 at 03:34 PM
You mean to tell me that Supervisor Kaiman asked a relevant question and therefore was looking out for the residents? In my opinion that's a good thing.
Local Resident February 04, 2013 at 04:16 PM
Agreed, parking is definitely a relevant question...but maybe it should have been addressed (and resolved) by the Planning Department or Building Department before it came to a vote. How do you approve a site plan if the parking requirements have not been confirmed? At best, the Town Board should have said "nice building, but come back to us when you can show us the required parking has been figured out."
David February 04, 2013 at 09:13 PM
In north Hempstead. All decisions are made before the "public". Meeting , the puppets are instructed how to vote The hearing is just a show
sadeto February 04, 2013 at 10:08 PM
I don't know why people are bent out of shape over his parking comment, in fact if you have driven over there you know his comment is a lame attempt to look like he's actually paying attention. Parking isn't an issue there, and do you think they are going to put up a building on an empty lot without accounting for their employee's parking? And if they do...so what? On Seaview Blvd.?? And besides, they are a subsidiary of Kiss, which has an enormous half-empty parking lot. Just like every other building down there except the ice rink.

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