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SERVING GREATER FARMINGDALE. BETHPAGE & MELVILLE
Vol. 4 No. 34 Sec- one' . Class Postage has been paid at Farmingdale, N. Y. 11735 Thursday, April 13, 1967
VILLAGE TAX RATE
At the budget hearing held on Monday by the Board of Trustees
of the Incorporated Village of Farmingdale, the budget of
$ 319,467 was adopted. The new budget, up $ 30,605.00 over the
1966 budget, will result in a tax rate increase of 16£ per
hundred of assessment making the tax rate $ 1.83 per hundred.
In his budget message, Mayor Zureck noted that the reason
for the increase was caused by the capital improvements to
the Village Water System, which alone is responsible for
practically the entire increase. Employee salary increase
and mandated State expenses rf as well as increased bonded
indebtedness for the purchase of Fire Department equipment
recently acquired, were other reasons given for the tax rise.
Mayor Zureck noted that the tax rate for the Village of
Farmingdale over the past ten years has increased by only
31%, which is considerably less than other municipalities.
During that time the village, it was noted/ has made major
permanent road installations to Prospect Street, Secatogue
Avenue, Staples Street, Melville Road, ( westerly of Main
Street), which included widening and sidewalk installation.
A new village drain basin was acquired on Harrison Place,
drainage facilities installed in practically all areas of the
village, engineering plans provided to Nassau County for
drainage of the northeast area and enlargement of the County
sump to relieve the flooding conditions in the northwest area,
particularly on Linwood Ave. The assessed valuation increased
by $ 100,000 although there were business property reductions by
order of the Supreme Court due to certiorari proceedings.
New improvements included a new 400,000 gallon ground
level storage tank, pump house and enlarged transmissionlines
from the Municipal Garage area on Ridge Road; a new 500,000
gallon overhead tank, pump house and enlarged transmission
lines emanating from the Village Water Works at Eastern
Pkwt; and treatment ,( f water to reduce the discoloration of water j
In' the last four years the Village has furnished the Fire
Department with a Chief's car, a 100 foot Aerial Ladder truck,
1250 g. p. m. Pumper, Rescue Van and a new Police Squad Van.
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Village Board Reserved Poll- Revise State Weapons Law
Decision On Gas Station
Attorney Charles F. Cronin,
representing 150 Fulton Realty
Corporation, presented a petition
on Monday evening to the Farmingdale
Village Board of Trustees
to consider the application of a
Special Use Permit for the erection
of a gasoline station, auto
repair facilities and a car wash
on the corner of Merritt Road
and Fulton Street.
The proposed building would
be of colonial design and would
necessitate the razing of some
buildings on the existing site.
There were no taxpayer objections
from the 16 people present.
The Board reserved decision.
New York State's Weapons Law
should be revised to permit
people to defend themselves
with a non- lethal weapon, according
to the majority of voters in
the recent Meadow Brook Community
The vote in South Farmingdale
was 69.3% in favor of revising
the weapons law to permit self-defense,
24.4% against and 6.3%
undecided, according to John Mc-
Grath, manager of the Bank's
South Farmingdale office.
Voters in South Farmingdale
also gave a decisive " yes" to
a proposal calling for physical
examinations of all licensed drivers
every three years. The vote
on this question added up to 55.1%
in favor, 40.8% against and 4.1%
In the area of education, 67.3%
approved of permitting recipients
of New York State Regents
Scholarships to use these awards
at colleges and universities outside
New York State, 28.5% disapproved
of the idea and 4.2%
The New York Mets were given
a resounding vote of non- confidence.
One the question of
whether the ill- starred team
would finish in the First Division
this year, 28.5% thought
it was possible, 59.1% thought
it was impossible and 12.4% ^ ist
Displaying the seal of the chief's office of the Farmingdale
Fire Department are the newly elected chiefs of the department.
Pictured are First Deputy Chief Ray E. Ward and Chief William
J. Sisco. The plaque they are holding is symbolic of their office.
Second Deputy Chief Donald F. Glascott, not pictured, was also
elected. ' Pokr « M w » u>
County Executive Eugene H. Nickerson, left, presents a 40-
year pin to the county Police Department's Assistant Chief
Inspector James M. Farrell of Farmingdale, deputy to the Chief
of Detectives and liaison officer with the District Attorney's
office. Farrell, who has been assigned to the Detective Division
since 1927 completed his 40th year of service last year.
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