Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Michael N. Petito( right) and Nassau County Public Works Commissioner
Herbert Simins take a close- up look at field of ragweed about to be levelled by tractor manned by Pat
Recio of Farmingdale. Petito said Town Operation ' Anti- Sneeze' will continue through October 15th.
Hundreds of acres of weed have been mowed to assist hay- fever sufferers.
McPartlin Favors Councilmatic Districts
Joseph P. McPartlin, Democratic
Candidate for Town Councilman,
this week at a coffee-klatch
in North Massapequa
strongly came out in favor of the
McPartlin said " that the evidence
clearly reveals that councilmanic
districting will provide
better local representation which
will be more responsive to the
needs of our community in such
matters as natural resources,
roads, traffic safely and zoning
At the present time each councilman,
McPartlin asserted, is
responsible for understanding the
problems of the entire township
including many areas with which
they are not familiar. Council-manic
Districting will focus the
councilman's responsibility to
his own local community.
This system will permit a
choice for each community to be
represented in Oyster Bay.
Under the present system it is
possible that an entire community
may be disenfranchised. McPartlin
cited as an example the
possibility that if Councilman
Angelo Roncallo was elected this
year and forced to vacate his
position on the Town Board,
Massapequa would have no representation
on the Town level.
This unfair system would then
disenfranchise 38% of the vote
in the Township of Oyster Bay.
McPartlin further asserted
that the Republican party opposes
this system solely on the grounds
that under Councilmanic Districting
one or two seats on the
Town Board Would be immediately
lost to the Democrats.
Approve Construction Plans
for Sewage Disposal District
Plans and specifications for the
first major construction in Sewage
Disposal District 3 have
been approved by County Executive
Eugene H. Nicker son. They
will be considered by the Board
of Supervisors next Monday. The
project involves construction of
1,525 feet of 108- inch diameter
pipe for the treatment plant
influent in Wantagh and 12,400
feet of 96- inch diameter pipe
for a major interceptor in the
Seaford Harbor and Seaford area.
" I am pleased that progress
on District No. 3 is continuing
to move on schedule," Nickerson
said. " Every project is bringing
us closer to the day when
our residents' precious underground
water supply is no longer
threatened by the taint of sewage
Interceptors are major trunk
lines which connect with the laterals
— the smaller lines to
which homeowners hook up. The
interceptors feed into the plant
influent which then carries waste
to the plant for treatment.
The interceptor will be constructed
under local streets
crossing Merrick Rd. at Seaford
Ave. and continuing up Seaford
Ave. to one block south of Sunrise
The estimated cost is
$ 2,630,000, of which 60% will be
covered by State and Federal
aid. Construction is expected to
get under way this fall and will
require about one year. No property
will be taken according to
Public Works Comr. Herbert J.
Mrs. Lillien P. Gould, a graduate
of the Carlton and Winthrop
Palmer Graduate Library School
of Long Island University, has
joined the staff of the Plainedge
Public Library as Children's Librarian.
Her duties will include
conducting children's programs,
developing children's book collection
and strengthening school-library
cooperation. One of her
first tasks will be to increase
the number of class visits in
order to familiarize as many
children as possible with the l i brary
and its services.
Mrs. Gould was a member
of the staff of the West Hempstead
Public Library where she
served as reference and reade
r ' s advisory librarian while attending
graduate library school.
During the summer of 1966, Mrs.
Gould was librarian under a Title
I project for the Manilas set School
Story hours conducted by Mrs.
Gould at the Plainedge Public
Library will begin on Wednesday,
October 11, for school children
and Thursday, October 19 for
pre- schoolers. Parents may
register their children for these
programs during library hours in
the children's room.
Oyster Bay Councilman italpli J. Marino, Board Majority Leader,
checks recently- installed eel grass nets oil* Nassau Shores, Massapequa.
Nets were installed in three key canals to prevent eel
grass from moving into the canal and is an attempt in the Town's
continuOng fight against the eel grass menace.
Farmingdale OBSERVER Thursday, September 2 1 , 1967
A P l a c e to Grow
For children up to
20 years of age
9: 30 AM. 11: 15 Sunday Morning
First Church of
Merrick Rd. & Piltmore Blvd.
Extend Ragweed Battle
To Private Property
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor
Michael N. Petito this week congratulated
all Town Departments
concerned on their efforts in the
battle against ragweed and at
the same time called upon all
Town residents to report to him
any private property on which
large amounts of the weed were
The Supervisor said that the
ragweed still growing on private
property is causing
thousands upon thousands of Town
residents untold suffering from
' Tf residents will contact me
at Town Hall," Petito said, " and
give me the exact locations of
the ragweed still growing, I will
have the appropriate Town Departments
get in touch with the
property owners involved in an
effort to enlist their cooperation
in getting rid of the weed."
The Supervisor said that the
Town's Public Works Commissioner
had reported to him that
the Town's Sanitary Services Division
and Beach Division ' ftavc
inspected all areas under their
jurisdiction and have eliminated
The Commissioner attached a
letter from the Town's Deputy
Highway Superintendent in which
the Deputy Superintendent reported
that all ragweed in off-pavement
areas has been de -
stroyed by constant vigilance. All
ragweed on rights of way has
also been destroyed he said as
well as any ragweed growing in
The little ragweed growing in
sumps which cannot be removed
by ordinary means will be taken
care of by the Highway Department
the letter said.
The Town's Parks Superintendent
also reported to Petito
that ragweed has been completely
removed from any and all Town
" Now ' we must get to work
on removal of the weed from p r i vate
property," the Supervisor
said. " For that we need the c o operation
of our residents."
P- TA's Participate In
Anti- Smoking Day
A pamphlet prepared by the
National PTA called " His First
Cigarette May Be a Matter of
Life or Death" is available at
Park side and McKenna Junior
High Schools in observance of
Anti- Smoking Day which has been
proclaimed for Saturday, September
The PTA is participating in a
state- wide smoking and Health
program which is financed by a
grant of $ 86,700 from the United
States Public Health Service and
limited to 21 states for a three
year period. According to the
United States Public Health Service,
about half the nation's teenagers
are smoking regularly by
the age of 18.
Mrs. HA. Gandt, President of
the Massapequa Jr. Sr. High
this week urged the support of the
community in this important project.
Albany Slow In Paying
Albany is more than four
months in arrears on payments
totaling $ 881,732.23 to Nassau
County, Executive Eugene H.
Nickerson disclosed this week.
In a strong letter to Gov. Nelson
called for " immediate" payment
of mandated State aid for • upkeep
of some 30 mental health clinics,
and for programs of hospital inspection,
service to veterans,
laboratory research, and health.
" This slothful disbursing policy
the people and taxpayers of Nassau
County," Nickerson wrote.
" Your action to correct this unnecessary
delay is required immediately."
According to the Nassau executive,
at least nine bills submitted
on or before May 18 to
Albany remain unpaid. Nickerson
gave assurances that none of the
programs would be jeopardized
as the county will finance them
until reimbursed by the State.
Plan Spring Opening
The million- dollar Williamsburg,
Virginia, National Wax Museum
will open in the spring of
1968. The museum is now under
construction on Richmond Road
just outside of Williamsburg.
The museum will present a
tableau of persons and events
from Virginia's early history.
from the first English settlement
at Jamestown in 1607 to
the British surrender at York-town
The Colonial - style museum
building is on a four- acre tract
and has 16,000 square feet of exhibit
Assemblyman Martin Ginsberg ( R) of Plainview and Angelo
Roncallo of Massapequa, Oyster Bay Town Councilman and Republican
candidate for NassauCounty Controller, discuss Assemblyman
Ginsberg's resolution which he plans to prefile with the State Legislature
memorializing the United States Congress to enact legislation
making October 12, Columbus Day, a national holiday. At
present, according to Assemblyman Ginsberg, New York State and
a number of other states have declared Columbus Day a legal holiday
within the state.
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