Road widening of No, Brookside Avenue fromR.R. to No. Bayview
Avenue intersection awarded to low bidder, John C. Peterson Con-struction
Corp. at their figure of $72, 246, 75. . .This project also in-cludes
storm sewer drainage for this area north to Wilson Place...
Bids for road improvement and drainage facilities for Meister Beach
section received by Village Board on July 25th and award is expected
to be made shortly to the low bidder, Hendrickson Bros, at their price
of $188,426.00...Mayor WilliamF. Glacken's strenuous presentation
of the Village's objection to the rezoning of Cow Meadow to apartmen.t
use before the Hempstead Town Board drew loud and spontaneous plau-dits
from large delegationof Freeporters present who fear higher
school taxes if the application is approved, .. The Mayor has now sug-gested
to the Board of Education to.initiate immediate action with the
New York State Department of Education to eliminate this area and all
outlying islands and marshlands south of the Freeport Village Line
from Union Free School District No. 9 making the southerly boundary
of the school district co-terminus with the Freeport Village Line...
Waterfornt Committee studying recommendation that all prpperty a-butting
a waterway be subject to mandatory bulkheading. . .Mrs. Har-riet
Lyons, Secretary to the Village Clerk retired on July 31st, I960
but will continue to serve on a part-time basis as secretary to the Sewer
Commission. .. John M.Collins named Chairman of the Freeport Park
Commission to succeed David K. Kadane, resigned. .. Samuel I-selin,
former member of commission having served under Branch Rickey,
Jr. and with Everett C, Furman appointed to fill vacancy due to Mr.
Kadane's resignation brought about by his acceptance as President and
Chairman of the Nassau County Welfare Agencies Association which
will demand all of his spare time...Mr. Kadane ser ved nine year s and
was extremely instrumental in the development of Freeport's park
and recreational programs. . .Freeport Village Officials challengedby
Hempstead Town Board to a golf match in August and the awe some four-some
from Freeport will be composed of low "80" shooters Murray,
Fairberg andMcLellan plus the Mayor who just shoots. .. Plans for the
widening of Broadway, a county road being expedited at the Villagers
request. . .Construction has commenced on new commuter parking plaza
at R. R. station. .. This is a busy vacation period for the Village Board
who are now endeavouring on the commuter.'s behalf to get the L.I.R.R.
running again. . .Village's suit based on serious economic effect to the
community and the obvious detrimental effect to the public welfare was
heard in Supreme Court on Tuesday, August 2nd,I960 and presented by
Attorney Bernard Levy of Virginia Avenue voluntarily without fee as a
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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. B. SMITH,
KENNETH E. VOUGHT.
PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
Vol. 10 - 8 August, I960
The work~"of widening & paving together with the necessary
drainage of No. Brookside Aye. from Sunrise Highway to the
intersection of No. Bayview Ave. has commenced.
The above picture shows the contractor constructing one of
the drainage basins.
This is another step in the Village's vast street improvement
program for the year 1960-61.-
PRESENTING YOUR COMMISSIONERS
Brooklyn claimed Walter J. Brad-shaw,
Park Commissioner and his
wife, the former Maude Blower, un-til
1938 when they moved toFreeport
and have been happy and productive
in our Village ever since. Their son
John W. Bradshaw was graduated
from Freeport schools andfromGor-nell.
Married, he now lives in Sy-osettandhas
one daughter--the apple
of the eye of her grandfolks;
Walt has an inborn fondness for,
children.and a deep concern about
combatting the causes which lead to
juvenile delinquency. He knows much
delinquency actually stems from
boredom and a lack of healthy out-lets
for young energy. Thus he is
strong for parks and supervised recr
reational activities on a broad basis.
He feels that the more children who
are kept busy and interested in nor-mal
entertainment and recreational
pursuits the less time there will be
for the type of hanging around which
so often leads to trouble.
A chief claims examiner in the County Attorney's office, and pre-viously
an evaluator in Ind. Div. of the Motor Vehicle Bureau, Wal-ter
has served on the Commission for the past three years. Like
most people he is proud of what we have in Freeport in the way of
parks but wishes it were possible to have more. He says that he feels,
along with Robert Moses, that potential park land once lost to the com-munity
is gone forever.
In a village where every second person's main hobby seems to be
fishing, Walt has an unusual hobby. He raises azaleas, not just a-round
the foundation either. Walt owns a plot of ground on Babylon
Turnpike with 6,000 azalea bushes. He started with a small green-
Chouse in his backyard; raised SO-varieties-and-soon-found'the"azaleas
were literally pushing him out of the house. So he bought the land on
Babylon Turnpike to keep his varied and lovely bushes.
Walt, who naturally advises the Park Commission on landscaping,
and his wife Maude, live at 133 Putnam A venue. After 22 year s in the
village they have seen many changes and much growth but they still
feel it is a great place to live; agreat place to raise children and a
great place to raise azaleas as well. ..that is if you don't over do it
like Walt did.
Walter J. Bradshaw
KNOW YOUR DEPARTMENT HEAD
Henry G. Ankenmann, better .
known as "Frenchy" has lived in
Freeport in the same house since
1923, at 19 Gordon Place, or per-haps
it should be called LaRue Gor-don,
for Frenchy, who speaks and
reads French fluently, though born
in Manhattan, lives there with his
wife the former Eugenie Gayet, who
was born just outside of 'Paris. Hen-ry's
folks were from the French sec-tion
Frenchy workedfor the Village in
1930 as an automobile and truck me-chanic
until that position was abol-ished
in 1937. He returned to the
Village service in 1948 and became
Foreman of the Garage in 1949. He
supervises three other mechanics
and one maintenance man and they,
together , service about 140 vehicles
including the .Sanitationtrucks, Vill-age
cars, Police Department vehi-cles,
electric power and other de-partmental
vehicles. The Garage is
open six days a week and they stock numerous parts for all depart-mental
vehicles. So close and careful is their inventory procedure,
that when the Village discontinued using a specific model car, Frenchy
had only two fan belts and two door handles left over for the discon-tinued
The Ankenmanns met, not in Paris in the Spring, but in New York
City in .the Winter, but romance blossomed and their two children are
married and have children of their own. There is Marguerite Sullivan
who has one child and Henry Ankenmann, Jr. with three children. All
the Ankenmann off-spring live in North Merrick.
World War 1 saw Frenchy, who had enlisted in the New York Nat-ionalGuard,
serving in the Air Corps and in the Infantry and he spent
•n-early"th'ree-year's-over sea's "serving in the army of occupeiti'dn'."3""'" "
Frenchy is a member of the American Legion and the Freeport
Elks; an Honorary Captain in the Freeport Fire Department, Engine
Company #1; he drives the venerable old steam engine in the local pa-rades.
He has served as Treasurer of this Engine Company for the
pasttwenty years. He is also a member of the Freeport Exempt Fire -
men's Assoc. and currently serves as Sergeant-at-Arms.
As to hobbies he used to enjoy dangling a line for "lepoisson", but
in recent year s he finds his job consuming more and more of his time.
Henry G. Ankenmann
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