TAXI ORDINANCE DECISION RESERVED
. After a public hearing June 17 the Village Board reserved decision
on a proposed taxicab ordinance which would replace the one now in
effect. Suggestions and comments were made by individual citizens,
civic association and taxi industry representatives and a committee
from the Freeport Chamber ,of Commerce with John O'Neill as its
chief spokesman. .
Mayor Sweeney announced that, if the board makes small changes
in the proposed rules it will not set another hearing, but if major
changes seem necessary after careful consideration an additionalpub-lic
hearing will be given to a revised draft on.the board's .next -open
-meeting-night Monday, July 15. He thanked the committed ~which
drew up the proposed ordinance -- Frank Musico, owner of a large
fleet of taxis in New York City, Police Capt. Edward Dixonijiand Trus-tee
Henry M. Altengarten -- Village^Attorney ~ ~ ~ ^''"'"'f' "^""'"
all who participated in the hearing.
HOW NEW FIRE HEADQUARTERS WILL LOOK
The northwest corner of Broadway and the entrance to Parking Field
No. 4 will soon-be graced'-by this-headquafter s-building for the Free-port
Fire Department, a. block east of Main Street. Groundfloor fea-tures
will include six stalls for apparatus of Engine Company No. 1,
Hose Company No. 2 and Emergency Company No. 9, meeting rooms,
a.recreation room and a fire alarm equipment room, plus a dispatch-er's
room for future use.- Civil Defense Headquarters with a separate
entrance will occupy the rear of the basement, while the second-storey
plans call-for a band room, council room, chief's room and multiple -
purpose room. The Colonial-design face brick building, 106 feetwide
along Broadway and 125 feet deepj will; go on a site with 125 feet front-age.
The drawing was supplied by W. Thomas Schaardt, architect.
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
ROBERT J. SWEENEY. MAYO*
HENRY M. AJLTENOARTEN
FRANK W. COMERS '
GEORGE H. FAIRBERO
FRANCIS J. MUSBO
JOHN J. MAC DONALD
.' VILLAGE CLERK
LEONARD D. B. SMITH
JOHN O. TESSIER
•TELEPHONE FR 8-4OOO
"The Boating and Fishing Capital of the East"
LOW JD RATE REDUCED STILL FURTHER
: Youthful troublemakers in Freeport, who last year numbered
only half as many percentagewise as those in the rest of Long Island,
are being reduced considerably by active police work combined with
an educational program. .
Mayor Robert J. Sweeney told the Village Board recently that - ..
only one and one-half per cent of Freeport1 s juvenile population are •<
deliquent children -- a rate less than half as high as that reported
for the areas elsewhere in Nassau and Suffolk.Counties.
During 1962 there were 53 arrests of juveniles in Freeport, ac-cording
to police. At least half-a-dozen ringleaders in these cases
have been committed, after conviction, through constant patrol work
by the entire Police Department, which has kept watch on known
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BOARD URGES COW MEADOW PARK OR PRESERVE
Mayor Robert J. Sweeney has been authorized to send the follow-ing
telegram to County Executive Eugene Nickerson and the Nassau
-County'Sup'ervisorsr" ' - ;- " ' • -. . .^--^sv.rn'•-'.'""
"The Freeport Village Board at its meeting June 17, 1963 author-ized
me to ask the County of Nassau to consider acquisition of Cow
Meadow for conservation and/or park purposes of such nature that
would not impose a traffic strain on the single access street; With
a court decision on the.requested re-zoning of this area to. residen-tial
use imminent, this last remaining tract of open land of such size
could be lost to the public forever.- Earnestly request careful con-sideration
of such public use by County regardless of Court decision-on
re-zoning. : .
"ROBERT J. SWEENEY, MAYOR"
. . ; WEEK-END TENNIS REGISTRATION .
Week-end use of tennis courts at the Northeast Park will be sub-ject
to registration -in advance this summer, it is announced by Wal-ter
F. Richardson, Superintendent of the Recreation Department.
Persons who play on Saturdays and Sundays must purchase tickets
at one of the first-floor cashiers' windows in the Municipal Building
before 4:30. P. M. Friday, and reserve a tennis court for a specific
half -hour or half-hours. The fe'e covering each period is 50 cents
for either singles or doubles. -
When a person phones the Recreation Department for a.court res-ervation
he will tell the number on his ticket. This will be written on
a schedule for the week-end, guaranteeing a court, and will be refer-red
to by the attendant who takes the stub at game time.
• Only ticket-holders will have an opportunity to play during week-ends,
priority going to those who have registered for courts. If there
remain any open courts, other ticket -holders may use them by sur-rendering
a ticket for each half-hour of ..play.
Like other. Recreation Department activities, participation is lim-ited
to Freeport residents.
. - Young Boatsmen's Clinic
A four session course for boys and girls interested in learninghow
to maintain and pilot a small boat started June 28 and will continue
three more Fridays -- July 5, July 12 and July 19, starting at 7 P. M.
The Young Boatsmen's Clinic, free of charge, is open toboys and
girls from 10 to 14 years of age who need only phone the Recreation
Department office for permission to join.
Recreation Department staff members will conduct an instruction-al
swimming program at the Casino Salt Water Swimming Pool, 31
Casino Street, beginning August 2. Three-times -a -week lessons on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays will continue through August 28,
Children from the age of eight years up are eligible to join this
program, the cost of which will be $4 per person. Of the total $4 fee
$3.60 goes for renting the pool facilities which are used. Lessons
will be offered at the Beginner and Intermediate Red Cross levels^
Staff members conducting the course have earned Red Gross watr
er safety instructor certificates. Registration will take place in July.
MODERN KNIGHTS -
Village News hails those public servants, the linemen of the
Electric Department, who keep our power lines in working order
come blizzard, hurricane, storm or other -emergency. If they per-form
exceptionally important service or show courtesy beyond the
call of duty, how about recognizing it? To send praise where it will
do the most good, please write to the Superintendent of Electric
Utilities, Village of Freeport.
SEE RECORD TURNOUT FOR MARATHON JULY 10
Early entries indicate a record turnout of boats to compete in the
fifth annual Around-L. I. -Marathon, an event that brings Freeport na-tionwide
and international publicity. The East Point House will be
headquarters for the marathon, slated on July 10, a Wednesday.
There will be 15 classes, with handicapping based upon perform-ance
in previous years, according to Ed Kbtti; chairman of the
Around-L. I.-Marathon Association; The race will start off Jones
Inlet. ' - : ; " ' • ' • ' . < • - : • • • • - • • • : • • " • • •'• •" ' • • • - - : > - . - . • • ; - -^ •;•:-'-v.::.-*
For the first time the Village oi Freeport will accordKa'-special,:,
honor to the first Freeporter to finish. A plaque in the Municipal
Building will list, each year, the name of the most successiul local
' .Radio Station WHLI will broadcast from marathon headquarters.
ASTRONOMY SESSIONS AT WATERFRONT PARK
Astronomical observing sessions are being held Tuesday nights
for six weeks, from June 25 through" July 30, in Waterfront Par.k at
the foot of South Long Beach Ave. There is no admission charge or
registration. Interested persons are urged"to attend as early ir. the
series as possible, but anyone may join the group whenever he or
she chooses. . -
Peter A. Leavens, local space photographer and writer, and
Patrick D. McDonald, a Brown University student and son of Char-les
V. McDonald, local attorney, are conducting the series starting
at 8:30 P. M.
The Freeport Kiwanis Club in collaboration with the Village Re-creation
Department sponsors this free opportunity to gain kingsize
views of the moonr principal planets, stellar clusters and the still-orbiting
Echo I earth satellite.
A major subject of talks will be the total eclipse of the sun, due
to cross Alaska, Canada and Maine on July 20. Later gatherings will
feature looks at star fields in the constellation of Sagittarius and ring-ed-
planet Saturn which by thenwill benearingits closest 1963 approach
to the earth, .
--If"douds or: rain•forceyppstponem'ents, rthe schedule will~berex-" •"
tended into August. . . . . . . . .. . ; ,.... .. .
***** . " "*' ...'..I ••.-•-.
LOW JD RATE (CONT'D.)
Part of the credit for improvement is given to parents, some, of
whom apparently were alerted to the .situation by more than 30 talks
made before organizations recently by Detectives Robert Gordonand
"With the aid of parents," said Police Chief Peter Elar, "we are
steadily improving conditions which are already better than in neigh-boring
communities, and parents' continued help will enable Free-port
to reduce juvenile offenses still further,"
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