April 15, 2020

Due to the restrictions necessitated by reason of the coronavirus health emergency, and as authorized by Executive Order 202.1 of NYS Governor Cuomo, the meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Plaza scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at 8 pm, will be conducted by phone conference. If you wish to listen in or participate, you can access the meeting by calling in to the following number: 425-436-6349, access code 684278. Access may work better if you use a cellphone rather than landline. The meeting will also be transcribed by a court reporter and will subsequently be available to the public in a written format. The protocol for conducting the meeting is posted. The agenda of the meeting is as follows:

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2020 – 8:00 P.M.               
Public Hearings as Advertised (Cont’d or New)

Conditional Use Permits:

  • 16 Maple Drive, Proposed 4-Story Mixed Use Building (1st Floor Retail Space with 13 Residential Units in Aggregate on Floors 2, 3,4 & 5) (Cont’d)
  • To be Adjourned to 5/6
  • GPS Academy Great Neck, 1 Bond Street, (New) Adjourned to 5/20

Board Discussion, Authorization:

  • Authorize Clerk-Treasurer to Pay Claims on Abstract#2942 thru #2944 - Total: $197,296.89 
  • Authorize the Mayor to Enter into Regulatory Agreement for 7 Affordable Housing Units at 15 Bond Street & Approve Form of  Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for 15 Bond Street
  • 15 Bond Street: Revised Parking Layout



  • Mayor Jean Celender of the Village of Great Neck Plaza will welcome everyone joining her and open the meeting at approximately 8 P.M.  She will serve as Moderator running the Board of Trustees meeting. 

This meeting of the Board of Trustees is being conducted by phone conference (audio only). The call-in information for this meeting, as well as the agenda, has been posted on the Village website and at Village Hall. The Village is in the process of arranging a Zoom account so that future meetings may have both a visual and audio capability, but that has not yet been set up and sufficiently tested.

The Mayor will ask each person on the call to identify themselves, starting with the members of the Board of Trustees (any member of the public kindly wait to be called upon).

The Mayor will call upon the Village Attorney, Clerk-Treasurer and Superintendent of Buildings to now please announce your presence on this call.

The Mayor will call upon our Stenographer to please identify themselves.  There will be a written transcript prepared for this meeting in roughly a two-week time period following the meeting.

The Mayor will ask for anyone else on this call to please identify themselves by stating their name and address.

The Mayor will go over the protocol that will be utilized for this meeting:


  • The Mayor will be the first person to speak about each issue on the agenda. Then, the Mayor will call upon Richard Gabriele, Patricia O’Byrne or Rich Belziti, by name, to add anything to supplement or clarify the issue. Then the Mayor will ask each trustee by name, if they have anything, to add or any questions. Then the Mayor will ask any members of the public, if they have any input.
  • Any person who speaks should begin by stating their name and address for the record.
  • The Mayor asks that everyone should be mindful of others on the call and to please make a deliberate effort not to speak over anyone else on the line. If two people are speaking at the same time, the stenographer can’t get what is stated and the Board members and Mayor won’t be able to understand the concern.  We thank everyone for their assistance in ensuring we have an orderly meeting.

The documents relevant to the items on the agenda to be considered by the Board are also posted on the Village website and will be sent by email to anyone requesting them.