5,632 JOBS IN OUR VILLAGE
Latest statistics show that 5,632 persons are gainfully employeed
in commercial enterprises in Freeport. The leading occupations ,
by number of workers, are:
Retail stores (other than food markets)... 1,342; Light industrial
.... 672; Services ... 524; Eating establishments ... 487; Pro-fessional
persons and their technicians ... 475; Hospital and nurs-ing
home workers ... 473; School employees ... 405; Food mar-kets
FREEPORT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
ROBERT J. SWEENEY
. HENRY M. ALTENGARTEN
Acting Village Clerk
LEONARD D. B. SMITH
EDWIN J. FREEDMAN
Public Relations Director
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. ADVERTISING OUR WATERFRONT.
At the suggestion of the Waterfront Committee, the large water
tank at the western approach to the village has been painted with the
message: . , •
': ' . FREEPORT :
' ' ' FOR •••-• \ ' - ' - - ' - ' ' .
BOATING AND FISHING
Visible for a great distance, the sign will be
a constant reminder to Sunrise Highway trav-elers
that Freeport is the principal boating and
fishing centre in this area. Since the tank was
in process of'being painted as normal mainten-ance,
there was very little additional work re-quired
to add the advertising, message.
The civic associations of Freeport perform a vital public service,
continually studying neighborhood problems and making recommend-ations
for improvements, or often avoiding problem situations by
forseeing their development. . . .
The officers and active members of these organizations devote
their time and .talents to civic affairs for the. betterment of the com-munity,
and they deserve the commendation of all residents who are
interested in keeping Freeport a. fine place to-live. . -- ' - - - . - -
' January, 1962
CITIZ ENS'" GROUP TO KEEP"POSTED
ON RENEWAL PLANS
A citizens' committee of Freeport civic leaders has been appoint-ed
by Mayor Sweeney to keep the residents of the village informed on
the administration's plans for general neighborhood renewal.
Known as the Citizens' Committee on Community Planning, the
group will meet regularly with the chairman of the Planning Board,
E. Richard Fortunate, and other public officials to discuss the vill-age's
plans for renewal of substandard residential and business areas.
Warren G., Schubert is serving as the Mayor's representative and
chairman. Other members are: • ...
Knowlton K. Boyce, Pres. , Atlantic South Civic Association
Thomas DeVincenzo, Freeport Public Relations Director
John J. Donovan, Pres., Southwest Civic Association
——Mrs. Rosamund tJavbrsky, vPr es.-,~Nx>rthw~est~CivicrA"ssociation-
David Kadane, Freeport Community Council
Gerald Magit, Pres. , Colony Park Civic Association
John O'Neil, Chamber of Commerce Representative
Ivan Rocafort, Pres. , Bay Estates Civic Association
Edmund Schenke, Pres. , Northeast Civic Association
Mrs. Dahlia Starks, Bennington Park Representative
Stanley Taylor, Pres., Columbia Heights Civic Association
Hy Wallis, Pres., Freeport Harbor Civic Association
Chairman Schubert said he will urge all committee members to
report regularly to their civic organizations SQ that all interested
Freeporters will be able to keep abreast of the village's "plans and
obtain complete answers to any questions which might arise .
PROPOSED BUDGET REQUIRES TAX INCREASE
The Village Board has presented a tentative budget
for fiscal 1962-1963 totalling $2, 588, 539.12. After de-ducting
estimated revenues other than real estate, and
appropriations from cash surplus, the amount to be raised
by taxation would be $1,890,639. 12, necessitating an in-crease
in the the tax rate from $2.20 to $2.49 per $100
of assessed value .
This would mean that the owner of a home assessed at
$5,000, for example, would be required to pay an addi-tional
$14,50 per year.
In submitting the budget Mayor Sweeney stated that
certain obligations could, not be put off any linger and had
to be met this year. He said that he was confident the ad-ministration
would be able to reverse the upward trend in:
costs of services and materials and bring about a tax re^
duction in the next fiscal year, by employing sound manage-ment
policies to curb expenses and by obtaining greater tax
revenue from the business community through a continuing
program of spurring business development. He cited four
budget, categories which required increases this year:
(.1) An increase of $70,000 for the Police Department,
to add four additional men and to adjust salaries to meet the
Nassau County schedule. (2} An additional sum of $61, 000
for village employees l salary increases and benefits. Approx-imately
half of this amount is a mandatory payment into the
retirement fund. . f3) An increase of $55, 000 to meet 1962-
1963 obligations on maturing village bonds, far bond issues
authorized" in previous years. £4)- € An added $24, 000 for the
Sanitation Departmentr-to-make-up for a deficiency in funds
allotted for personnel services in the previous year.
Mayor Sweeney indicated that budget requests of the var-ious
departments added up to a tax increase of almost 40
cents, but by carefully scrutinizing every item the Village
Board pared the total to 29 cents.
He also established a new policy of providing all inter -
ested civic groups with a detailed 94-page schedule showing
costs of all items in every department. In past years only
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YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERT
The Freeport Community Concert As-sociation
is sponsoring a special young peo-ple's
concert by the Minneapolis Symphony
Orchestra, on Saturday, February 17, at
2:30 p.m., in the auditorium of the high
school. Adults must be accompanied by a
student under 18 years of age.
SUGGESTIONS FROM CHIEF ELAR
Police Chief Peter Elar suggests that all motorists combat the el-ements
by keeping their cars fully winterized and in top mechanical
condition, abide by all traffic signals, drive safely and save lives.
He urges all home owners to keep doors and windows locked. Call
police headquarters immediately if any prowler or suspicious person
is seen about your premises and try to obtain the license number of
the car, if any. He also advises parents to caution their children not
to accept any gifts or rides from strangers.
The Village Board made the fallowing appointments last month:
John B. Mack, 40 Elm Place
""Chairman of the FreeporfHousing Authority -- -
Salvaiore F. Cataldo^ZS West First"Street' --
Member of the Park Commission
HYDRANTS SHOULD BE CLEARED OF SNOW
William E. Crevoiserat, Superintendent of the Water Department
advises that serious delays are experienced by the Fire Department _
He asks that property owners give particular attention to the snow a-round
a hydrant, with the thought: " The home you save may be your
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