Twelve thousand viewed Freeport Fire Dept. Fireworks and
Firemanic Show on July 4th, which was one of the best in local his-
...tor.y^.... Aj.New Y.ork City bank is .anxious toalpeate.,onl.West1,Merrick •
Road. . .Boat dealers report many sales as a result of Boat Show held
on Newton Boulevard. .. Boating and pacing enthusiasts thoroughly
enjoyed Regatta sponsored by Chamber of Commerce on July 2nd at
Waterfront Park and Freeport received nation-wide publicity from
the "Around L.I. Marathon" race held on July 6th... South Shore
Federal Savings & Loan Association will build new headquarters on
W. MerrickRoad nearMain Street. . .Low bid for new fire truck with
1,000 gallon pumper for Hose Co. #1 awarded to Mack Trucks at net
price of $29, 975. 00. .. Street Improvement and Drainage bids for
-Meister Beach Area to be received on July 18th. ..Bids for widening
of No. Brookside Ave, north of R. R. to Bayview intersection will
be received on July llth. ..It is anticipated to receive bids for So.
Long Beach Ave. re paving from Atlantic Ave. south on July 25th. . .
Merrick Utilities, the low bidder, awarded water main replacement
contract for Westside Ave. , So. BayAve. , Cedar Street andSt. Marks
Ave. at figure of $53, 080. 00. . .Hempstead Town Board sets July 12th
as hearing date for rezoningto residential use, 170 acres of property
south of Freeport Village Line. Said property is within Freeport
School District #9.. .Oakley Gentry, Jr. appointed Special Counsel
to the Zoning Board of Appeals in Supreme Court action brought by
purchasers under contract in regard to the conversion of the Lenker
property on North Main Street to apartment house use, which use
was denied by the Zoning Board. . .Specifications for paving of Hud-son
Avenue and five streets in the Harbor Civic area and the paving
of Commercial Street, Prince Avenue and Colonial Avenue, will be
submitted to the Board by midr-July to set date for receiving bids...
The annual award of the Automobile Club of New York for pedestri-an
safety was won by the Village of Freeport and plaque presented on
July 7th. . .Large turn-but for Village employees annual summer din-ner
and boat ride held July 7th.. .A good way for Freepprt's residents
to enjoy a Summer evening is to plan to attend Hit the Deck r smash
hit show produced, by Free port's own well-known maestro, Guy Lom-
:barao. . .'Mayorr'Glackeh endeavoring to hayerNew~Y6rk''State locate
its boat registration and licensing office in Freeport.. .
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WILLIAM F. GLACKEN. MAYOR
THEODORE M. LANG
ARTHUR R. MULLER
ROBERT S. MCLELLAN
GEORGE H. FAIRBERG
ROBERT L. DOXSEE.
LEONARD D. e.- SMITH,
KENNETH E. VOUGHT.
PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
Vol. 1 0 - 7 July. I960
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NEW BEAUTY SPOT OF FREEPORT - MILBURN POND PARK
KNOW YOUR DEPARTMENT HEADS
Kent G. Thomson, 55 South Side
Avenue, as most everyone in the Vill-age
knows, from the littlest kids to
the senior citizens who participate in
the activities he supervises, is Re-creation
Supt. With a full time staff
of 2 and a part time staff of 100 Kent
boasted 143,638 attendance at various
"rccTeatibnial pur adits" lasit year at a
cost of less than $1. 30 per citizen
For this the Villagers have their
choice of parks, tennis, teen age
dances, in fa eta choice of over ninety
different activities throughout the
year, ranging from tiny tot to senior
Born inRye, N. Y. , he received
his B. S. in Physical Education, Health
and Recreation from Ithaca College
and has done post graduate work in
recreation. From 1944-46 he spent
in the Army Air Corps. Kent came
to Freeport as a Recreation Super-visor
in 1955. In March of 1957 he
became Recreation Supt. , the post he now holds.
Kent is president of the L. I. Recreationand Parks Assoc. , a group
withwhomhe has been associated, in various capacities, for the past
five years* He is also a member of the N. Y. Recreation Society, the
American Recreation Society, the National Recreation Assoc. and the
Kiwanis Club of Freeport. The first Christmas ToylandParade in
Freeport in 1959 was an activity he headed as chairman; he was pub-licity
chairman for the J. Russell Sprague Scholar ship Fund Dinner.
A few years back he was a Scout master and later became a commit-tee
member of the Boy Scouts of America.
His philosophy on community recreation is simply expressed--
a welt rounded program which furnishe s healthy diver sionary activitie s
for all groups, young and old. He finds that by cooperating with other
organizations in the community it is possible to offer a broad spectrum
ofactivities at lower cost. Thus the Recreation Dept. workswith local,
civic, fraternal, business and religious groups with this goal in mind.
Kent is proud that Freeport has the broadest program on L.I.
with the lowest budget for the size of the community. He notes that the
program receives up to 40£ per youngster fromN. Y. State for youth
recreational activities and $2000 a year from the Freeport Board of
Kent G. Thomson
Rec reation Superintendent
FUNCTION OF THE SEWER COMMISSION
The Sewer Commission is authorized by the State & Village law
and its three members are appointed for three year terms by the
Village Board of Trustees.
The Commission is responsible directly to the,Mayor and Board
of Trustees for the proper maintenance and operation of the Village
Sanitary Sewerage System. The system consists of slightly over 100
__mile_s of.main and lateral sewers,:-three pumping stations and the
Sewage Treatment Plant located at the foot of Albany Avenue. These
responsibilities can only be filled with the close cooperationwhich ex-ists
between the personnel of the Sewer Department, the Superintend-ent
of the Sewer Department and the Commission.
The~cost 'of construction of the mains, pumping "station's, lind Sew-age
Treatment Plant, and the maintenance and operation of the entire
system is paid for by the Village as a whole. The cost of construc-tion
of lateral sewers is assessed against the properties benefited.
The Sewer Commission can only create a lateral sewer district by
petition of the property owners and only after properly advertised pub-lic
hearings. With the Village approximately 95% sewered, it is im-portant
that the balance be sewered to avoid the danger of creating
health hazards and to satisfy State and County Board of Health regu-lations.
The Sewer Commission is particularly interested in discuss-ing
with property owner s in the unsewered streets, the steps neces-sary
to create a sewer district or districts and proceed with the in-stallation
of the lateral sewers in those areas.
Our Village Ordinance requires that all buildings be connected to
the SanitarySewers, where such sewers are available, by December
3 1, I960.
It is the duty of the Sewer Commission to enforce the Village Ordi-nance
Chapter 2 and the State and County Board of Health regulations
dealing with Health and Sanitation.
Regular meetings of _the Commissionare held the first Thursday of
each month with additional special meetings whenever necessary.
The present Commission is composed of
Edward M. Voelker
Harold K. Blinn
Gustav J. Berkel
Superintendent" of Sewer Department
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