More than one million dollars in building permits issued by the
Building Department during the month of November which points to-ward
a busy Spring...New water main contract for Brooklyn Avenue
awarded to low bidder, Elmore Associates at their figure of $40,097.00
by Board on December 27th .. .After installation this street will be
repaved come Spring... East Bedell Street drainage bids received
December .20th and referred to village engineers for recommenda-tion
for award of contract; ..Elevator Erectors Union returned to
work-on December 5th, 1960~to install electric escalator "stairway*
which should be completed before the end of January... Good news
for taxpayers as Village Board adopts Budget for 1961 Fiscal Year
with NO increase in tax rate of $2.20 per $100.00 of assessed val-uation.
.. This is the third consecutive year that there has not been
an increase in the tax rate. . .Included in this budget are funds to pro-vide
four (4) additional policemen and $25, 000 for employee payroll
raises.. .Freeporters morning sudden passing of popular Leo F.
Giblyn, President of the Board of Education for tHe past 25 years...
Tragedy struck during Christmas Holidays with the drowning of An-thony
Greco... Heroic efforts of Edward Doerr, Patrolman Bryan
Whitty, Patrolman Bruce Snook and- members of Fire Department
Rescue Company-#-9 sayed.two others who had Submerged.... Mrs.
Patricia Hannan and Mrs. Molly Kue'.hn are also to be commended
for their efforts in saving Richard and DonaldOstrander.. .Highway
personnel to be commended for outstanding performance in battling
heavy snowfall of December 11th.. .All streets were cleaned and
sanded in record time and no interruption of garbage collection ser-vice
was encountered by this action.
FREEPORT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
f.REEPORT, NEW YORK
WILLIAM f. GLACKEN. MAYOR
THEODORE M. LANG
.ARTHUR R. MULLER
ROBERT S. MCLELLAN
GEORGE H. FAIRBERG
ROBERT L. DOXSEE.
LEONARD O. B. SMITH.
^ PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY THEJ/ILLAGE_OF FRJEEPORT^
Vol. 11 - 1 _ January, 1 9 6^
.VILLAGE OF FREEPORT BUDGET ADOPTED JANUARY 9. 1961
SUMMARY OF TAX BUDGET
'•Fiecal Year .Ending February 28. 1962
260, 1-32. 50:
2.74, 661. 00
THE REVEREND REGINALD HEBER SCOTT MEMORIAL
We were very pleased to hear that a committee has been formed
by The Church of the Transfiguration in order to honor the memory of
a man of the cloth who was very dear to the hearts of the many res-idents
of Freeport, the late and beloved Rev. Reginald Heber Scott.
His was a life of zeal for God and for Man and his anselfish devotion
to the many residents of Freeport is something - nat should respect-fully
be permanently memorialized.
Estimated RevenueSp other than Real Estate
Appropriated Cash Surplus
Balance of Appropriation to be Raised
by Real Estate Tax Levy
$ 2,300,,9220 26 $ 2,300,922.36
(After Long Island
$73,450, 0120 00
Tax Kate $2. 20
A MOTOR VEHICLE BUREAU RELEASE
A Branch Office of the County Motor Vehicle Bureau was estab-lished
inFreeport during the year 1926, located at 88 Church Street,
Freeport, Long Island, under the supervision of the Long Is land Auto-mobile
Club. This office was officially taken over by the County of
Nassau on April 27th, 1931.
The Freeport Branch Office is one of four Branch Off ices located
in Nassau County, namely Hicksville, Valley Stream and Manhasset,
whose function is to issue Passenger, Commercial, Suburban and
Trailer license plates; also reregistrations, that is, transferring
plates from one car to another car in the same name and renewing
Operator and Chauffeur licenses, the exception this year being that
Suburban plates have been discontinued and we :now issue standard
series license plates for Passenger cars and Station Wagons.
All Branch Offices are under the direct supervision of the main
office in Mineola and the County Clerk, Francis J. Anderson, is the
Agent for the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.
The I960 license plates will be continued in use for the year 1961
and the 1961 registrations will be validated by the issuance of a num-bered
metal tab to be affixed to the rear license plate.
The Freeport Branch Office is presently located at 149 West Mer-rick
Road, Freeport, L.I. and is in charge of our Branch Office Man-ager
- Harold F. Siegel. This office as well as our other Branch Of-fices
is equipped to give over the counter service only.
During.the year 1959 the Freeport Office issued approximately
73,000 sets of license plates; 15,100 reregistrations and renewed
approximately 16,000 Chauffeur and Operator Licenses.
The dead line for Commercial and Trailer registrations is Jan-uary
16th and for Passenger and Station Wagons -January 31st, 1961.
In accordance with a new law, effective May 31st, 1961 all Chauf-feur
Licenses must be reclassified. Chauffeur licenses expiring May
31st, 1962 and May 31st, 1963 will be reclassified during the months
of Fejjr^ajry and Marj^h. A^U ^
1961 will be reclassified and renewed during the months of April and
Harold F. Siegel, the Manager of our Freeport Branch Office is
ably assisted by amiable, always smiling Henry Herr, one of Free-port's
finest committee men.
PRESENTING YOUR COMMISSIONERS
Benedict P. Ciaravinb, born a
stone's throw from the village, in
Baldwin, probably can claim a Free-port
record in that he is a member
of a family of 9 children all of whom
were graduated from Freeport High.
Ben, a member of the Planning Board,
now resides at 17 Pear sail Avenue
having come over from Baldwin four -
teen years ago.
Ben attended Cornell, Hofstraand
Brooklyn Law School and received a
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psycho-
1 ogy and his Bachelor of Laws degree.
He is also just a plain bachelor as
well but, at 36, there is still a pretty
good chance that some Village maiden
may yet catch his eye.
A singer inamateur musical come-dies,
a boating and fishing hobbiest
and a golfer Ben, who maintains a law
practice at 8 West MerrickRoad would
scarcely seem to have time for civic
services but he gives freely of him-self
as evidenced by the fact that he
is a past Commander of the William Clinton Story Post of the Amer-ican
Legion; Exaulted Ruler of the Freeport Elks; a member of the
South Nassau Bar Association and active in numerous charity drives.
And that is only part of it. He is alsoChairman of the Nassau Coun-ty
Legion Legal Committee; a member of the National Legion Com-mittee
on Military Justice; Legislative Chair man of the William Clin-ton
Story Post of the Legion, a member of ^he Nassau County Legion
By Laws Committee.
There's an old saying that when you want something done, ask a
busy man. Ben is a living embodiment of that for he also serves as
Navy Recruiting Officer of the Naval Reserve Surface Division 3-63
of Freeport. This is a direct result of his service not in one, but in
both wars, World War II and Korea. Ben served on aircraft carriers
as communications officer; gunnery officer and legal officer. He was
graduated from the Naval Justice School and now holds the rank of lieu-tenant
Commander in the U.S0 Naval Reserve. And, oh yes, he also
serves as Republican Committeeman in the 48th District.
When does he get time for those hobbies he lists?
Frankly we don't believe he ever does'.
Benedict P. Ciaravino
Commissioner - Planning Board
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