Great Neck Plaza trustees approved a slew of new business permits and two new local laws at their organizational meeting last Wednesday, touching on topics ranging from the cannabis compound CBD to meditation.
In total, the Board of Trustees signed off on four conditional use permits for businesses after swearing-in Trustees Gerry Schneiderman and Lawrence Katz to their new terms.
These businesses included a store on 5 Great Neck Road selling CBD products, South Station Pharmacy at 26 South Station Plaza, Long Island Meditation at 40 Middle Neck Road, and Lady Lash at 10 Bond Street, contingent on the owners getting proper certification for microblading.
The Board of Trustees also approved signage for The Collection, which Trustee Pamela Marksheid described as a high-end jewelry store moving from the Village of Great Neck into 8 Bond Street, the former home of Foughnuts.
“This is a real quality place,” Marksheid said.
In other business, the trustees approved a law that requires anyone seeking to remove, cut down or substantially alter trees to get a permit from the commissioner of public services.
While no fee will be required, according to a draft of the law, the commissioner could request a $250 bond that would be held until a tree is replaced. If another is not planted, the $250 would go into a tree protection fund.
The trustees also approved new regulations on the placement, construction and modification of telecommunications facilities, as fifth-generation, wireless technology starts to be introduced.
In unrelated business, the trustees voted to amend their procurement policy to allow for “piggybacking,” which is using an existing contract to get the same services from another public entity, and enable the village to select bids that offer the best value.
Patricia O’Byrne, the village clerk-treasurer, said there are laws on the books but that this officially sets the procurement procedure as village policy.
The trustees also approved an engineering and transportation planning services agreement with Al Dawson of the engineering firm LKB for on-call services for small projects. His pay is $165 an hour.
Following the receipt of a memo from the Nassau County Planning Commission with recommendations on handling child daycare site plans, the Board of Trustees discussed how to regulate such facilities.
Village officials said they should likely make child-care facilities a prohibited use unless they are an accessory to an educational or religious facility for safety reasons. An applicant would then have to seek a conditional use permit.
“They still have to come to us and show cause,” Michael Sweeney, the commissioner of public services, said of a hypothetical law.
No public hearing date was set.
The next Great Neck Plaza Board of Trustees meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 17, at 8 p.m.