Friday, 02 July 2010 00:00
Following the horrendous and devastating storm that befell Great Neck this past Thursday, Village of Great Neck Mayor Ralph Kreitzman announced the following measures the Village is taking to assist its residents and businesses:
Village Hall hours have been expanded to 8:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. until further notice.
The village has implemented a procedure for the issuance of temporary building permits.
Until the end of July, in appropriate cases, permits to repair or restore properties damaged as a direct result of the June 24 storm will be issued with limited review. Also, in most cases, the permit fees, other than a filing fee, will be waived. Work must be completed within 60 days of issuance.
In those cases where a temporary building permit is not available, for the next 60 days the building permit fee will be reduced by one-half, plus the filing fee, again for repair or restoration of property damaged as a direct result of the storm.
Contact the Village Building Department for details. And remember, most building permits are required by state law and are for the safety of our residents and property owners. No fee or deposit will be required for sidewalk repairs completed within the next 90 days. However, please notify the Village of that work. The Village will assess the situation before the expiration of those dates and consider if it should be extended.
Mayor Kreitzman added that, “while we have experienced a horrific shock and mature trees will take years to grow, with your help, we will restore our beautiful and historic village. A village is not just a physical place. Importantly, it is its people, and we – together – will continue to make our Village one of the best in which to live, work, raise our families and do business.”
Additionally, starting Monday, June 28, garbage and recyclable collection will resume on its normal schedule. However, please bring all garbage and recyclables to the curb, but not in the street, and do not let bags or containers exceed 40 pounds.
Tree, electric, cable and telephone work and cleanup will continue for the foreseeable future, please drive carefully near trucks and workers and obey their instructions and occasional road closures.
“If you see a threatening tree, limb, wire or whatever, please report it immediately. Please be patient, our village and other municipal and utility resources are being utilized to capacity and our staffs are doing all they can under the circumstance. We thank you for your understanding and patience,” the mayor stated.
Some important telephone numbers are:
Village Hall: 482-0019
For any Village emergencies after hours please contact the Sixth Precinct 573-6600 and they will notify the village. For all other emergencies dial 911.