HERE »N THERE
Commendation bars will be awarded to policemen who p'erfdrrn
:}>truly;;outstanding service. .. Men school-cross ing guards will s^oon;
wea^r khaki uniforms. . .Civics hail victory of Zoning Board and Vill-age
Counsel John O. Tessier in Appellate Division on denial of vari-ance
for auto storage outdoors in Residence "A" district.
: , • . CLEAN-UP WEEK--APRIL, 27 THROUGH May 1
The Village of Freeport is going "all out" to help you with your
During special "Clean-Up Week," April 27 through May 1, the
Sanitation Department will pick up anything if it is placed at the curb
by 6 A.M. for collection any day Monday to Friday inclusive of that
PROPOSED HOME FOR HOSE CO. 1 ON SOUTHSIDE AVENUE
Contracts have been let for a new building, just east of the old one.
OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT (Continued from Page 3)
and a higher number of still alarms, 164 compared to 120. The total
turnout of fire-fighters last year was 23,583.
"Eleven pieces of apparatus, among them the two aerial hook-and-ladder
trucks, respond to general alarms. In February the new 1,500-
gallon-a-minute pumper of Engine Co. 1 was dedicated. "
Chief Cotignola, a veteran of 13 years' service, was elected Sec-ond
Lieutenant of Engine Co. 1 in 1956, Captain three years later,
Warden in 1959-60, Second Deputy Chief of the department in 1961 and
First Deputy in 1962. A World War 2 Army veteran, he is a native of
Freeport employed in the Water-Department for the past 10 years.
(Continued in May "Village News)
CLEAN-UP WEEK STARTS APRIL 27 ^-- GET READY NOW
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
ROBERT J. SWEENEY. MAYOR
HENRY M. AL.TENOARTEN
FRANK W. SOMERS
GEORGE H. FAIRBBRO
FRANCIS J. MUS80
JOHN J. MAC DONALD
LEONARD D. B. SMITH
JOHN O. TESSIER
-TELEPHONE FR 8-4OOO
"The Boating and Fishing Capital of the East"
"CLEAN- UP WEEK"
APRIL 27 - MAY I INCLUSIVE
EVERY DAY, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY OF THAT WEEK:
TRASH WILL BE COLLECTED FROMr THE CURB
LOOK IN YOUR BASEMENT,
ATTIC (OR WHATEVER)
NOW FOR ARTICLES
YOU WISH TO DISCARD
PUT YOUR TRASH OUT
AFTER 6 KM. BUT
BEFORE 6 A. M.
APRIL 27 TO MAY I
FOR FIRE PREVENTION AND BETTER HOUSEKEEPING
DREAMS OF COW MEADOW PARK SLOWLY COMING TRUE
In May, 1961, when Mayor Sweeney appointed the Cow Meadow
Committee, the problem of Cow Meadow seemed so complicated and
controversial as:to defy .solution. Efforts were being made by the
private owner to .have the area rezoned for apartments, then private
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homes, and then to sell it to the Long Island Lighting Company as a
generator site. Hopes of finding a solution agreeable to the citizens
of Freeport were very dim.
The Cow Meadow Committee studied the problem for five intensive
months and then, on October 30, 1961, reported its recommendation
to the Village Board: "That Cow Meadow be removed from private
ownership and used for the benefit of the people."
There followed months of patient, often frustrating efforts by the
Cow Meadow Committee and Mayor Sweeney to get support from the
Town, County or State for public acquisition of Cow Meadow. At last,
in late 1963, the County of Nassau expressed interest in Cow Meadow
as a nature -center, conserva-tion-
type park. On March 9,
1964 the park proposal was ap-.
proved by the County Board of
Supervisors at a public hear-ing.
Step by step the Cow Mead-dow
Committee's dream of a
beautiful park in this marsh-land
area comes closer to real-ity.
Mayor Sweeney, in a brief
statement issued after the re-cent
public hearing, said: "It
all goes to prove that when ded-icated
people of good will get
behind a proposal, they can
literally move mountains.
Despite the calamity howlers,
petty political opposition and
numerous other obstacles, this committee of 12 civic leaders has per-for.
med a s er vie e, of . gr eat and. lasting- value .tOrFree.porrt.-;I ;W;ould like
to repeat at this time for the record, the names of the 12 members
of the original Cow Meadow Committee: John B. Mack, chairman,
Wilfred Allen, Clifton B. Smith, Mrs. Rosamond Javorsky, Jerry
Magit, Daniel Mandel, Ivan Rocafort, Stanley J. Roth, Fred Schwartz,
Hy WalHs, Stanley Taylor and Rod Vandivert. Regardless of the
broad political, racial and religious differences in the committee, it
found complete harmony on the common ground of public service."
CIVIL DEFENSE DIRECTOR —Henry J. Watts
IT'S CLEAN-UP TIME FOR ATTICS , BASEMENTS, YARDS
OUR VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
With its more than 380 members, the~voiunteer Fire Department
is larger than all other departments of the Village combined. Since
a payroll for so many trained workers would amount to many hun-dreds
of thousand dollars, local taxpayers are fortunate that Free-port
firemen serve without pay. We have reason to be thankful, also,
that nearly all the volunteers stay in active duty year after year giv-ing
us the benefit of their long training and experience.
Freeport enjoys Class A rating by the New York Fire Insurance
Rating Organization, based upon the efficiency, equipment and water
supply of the Fire Department. This "high mark" gives our residents
the lowest possible fire insurance rates.
Chief Patrick Cotignola has placed special emphasis in the past
year on two goals: (1) Preventing fires by having speakers and dem-onstrators
appear before several thousand persons a year, and (2)
Systematic cataloging of buildings and areas which could present
special problems, so that the department can develop a "battle plan"
to use if called there.
A newly created Public Relations Committee has given demon-strations
and/or talks on fire prevention before more than 4, 000
persons since its appointment last Spring by Chief Cotighols. Repre-sentatives
have appeared before all Sixth Grade classes in"the schools
and many organizations. The borrowed apparatus used during these
demonstrations was so effective that the department now owns its own
similar equipment. V;
Local organizations interested in having a fireman present one of
the dramatic safety demonstrations--or in selecting a sound film
from among the 15 available--may arrange it through the committee
which comprises James C. McBride and ex-chief Francis J. Musso,
co-chairmen; Joseph Cleary, James Clarke, Bruce Willets and
Fir-emen Well Trained
-.-.-:• '.'Each volunteer admitted into membership'must pass through a
probationary period in which he attends a fire school training course
conducted by a chief instructor and eight others, one from, each of
the companies," said Chief Cotignola. "He also attends the Nassau
County Firemen's School in Bethpage. Besides the thorough training
gained from both courses, every member of the Emergency Com-pany
must earn an Advanced First Aid Card from the Red Cross by
attending classes and passing tests.
"During the past year an average response of 90.2 men turned out
for general alarms, slightly better than in 1962. This improvement
was achieved despite an increase in general alarms from 203 to 249,
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TRASH PICKUPS DAILY FROM APRIL 27 THROUGH MAY I
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