Disposing Of Burnable Trash
If you wish to dispose of excess amounts of paper*
wood or other burnable material you may do so by bring-ing
it to the Incinerator Storage Pit which is open
daily except Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is
located on Albany Avenue, south of Merrlck Road, rear
of the Preeport Stadium. This service is available to
residents of the village only. There are also regular
curbside pick-ups of trash each Wednesday by the Sani-tation
Department, except during any week that contains
Garden Apartments For Boatport Site
After a public hearing that lasted until long
past midnight the Village Board decided last month to
rezone the Boatport property in southwest Freeport from
industrial to garden apartment. The change was made
conditional on the property owner limiting the number
of apartment units to less than the maximum allowable
under the village law, which would have been 200 units
for the five acre site.
The 20 acres of industrial property to the north
of the waterfront property was also considered for re-zoning,
but the Village Board decided not to make the
change from industrial to marine industrial, which would
have restricted the use to manufacturing or business
operations directly related to the boating industry but
also including boatels, motels or hotels.
Another proposal would have rezoned the property
on Altantic Avenue southward to the depth of each prop-erty
line, in that area, from industrial to business B,
which would have limited the use primarily to retail
stores. The Village Board also decided against that
A PUBLIC INFORMATION IULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
« NORTH OCEAN AVENUE TELEPHONE FR..part MOM ROKRT J. SWEENEY. MAYOR
Special Open House At The Power Plant
The Preeport Municipal Power Plant and its equipment
have been the subject of much discussion and news re-ports
in recent months, while the village continues its
program of building steadily towards a facility capable
of producing 100# of our electrical needs.
Those who wish to view the improvements in the plant
and observe the efficient operation which provides the
vital power for homes and businesses have an opportunity
to do so at the monthly open house for the public.
The open house sessions are on the first Saturday of
each month, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., at the plant on
Sunrise Highway near Bayvlew Avenue. Everyone is welcome
and there is no advance notification required. Groups
may arrange for special tours at other times by calling
the Superintendent of Electric Utilities, Mr. Ludovic
Long, at PR 8-4000.
In the month of February there will be two open house
sessions, on Saturday, February 4th and Saturday, Feb-ruary
llth, to acquaint Freeporters not only with the
present equipment but also with the two new generators
to be constructed by the Fiat Motor Company.
The new generators, when coupled with the present en-gines
and installed in the new plant soon to be built
south of the sewer plant, are expected to boost capacity
to the lOOJg mark, from the present production level of
about 60# of total village needs. The other 40# of re-quirements
is now purchased from the public utility.
A special display of representations of the new equip-ment
will be set up for the February open house sessions,
Visit the municipal plant on February 4th or February
llth and gain some first hand knowledge of one of your
most important assets.
Trustees: Henry M. Altengarten, Frank W. Somers, George H. Fairberg, Francis J. Musso
Village Clerk: John J. Mac Donald — Treasurer: Leonard D. B. Smith — Counsel;. Oakley. Gentry. Jr.
This Is The Diamond Jubilee Yeart
The committee for the celebration of Freeport's
75th anniversary of its incorporation will hold a public
meeting on the evening of Tuesday, January 31st at the
Village Hall, to which all interested Preeporters are
Plans will be outlined for many of the big events
to take place during the Diamond Jubilee year, and fur-ther
suggestions will be solicited on how best to put
the plans into effect, it was reported by Clinton £.
Metz and Robert J. Raynor, president and vice-president
of Freeport Diamond Jubilee Inc.
The big kick-off for the year of celebration will
be on April 1st, with matinee and evening performances
at Freeport High School of a special Jubilee show which
will feature an outstanding professional from the en-tertainment
world, backed up by a spectacular display
of local talent. Stars of the Freeport Chorale and many
other Freeport and Nassau County musical groups will be
giving preview performances of the shows they will be
staging later in the year.
Although the big Jubilee Parade will take place
in the fall there will be an earlier one in the spring
which will include an old-timers' line-up of auto-racing
stars and old cars. This will coincide with the April
opening of the stock car racing at Freeport Stadium.
Other sports will play an important role in the
Jubilee during the warm weather months. A waterfront
activities subcommittee has been established to arrange
for water sports and novelty events, and there will be
other sporting contests in the summer.
Souvenir certificates in an attractive style will
shortly be available for purchase at a nominal amount
and which all Freeporters will be able to keep as a
memento of the Diamond Jubilee celebration. During the
year local stores and industries will hold old-fashioned
sales and exhibitions offering a startling contrast be-tween
the old days and the new.
The full calendar of events is not yet complete
but some dates have been chosen. For example, a giant
extravaganza will open September 24th and close the
night of September 29th, with more than 300 in the cast
of historically costumed characters, on an outdoor stage
hundreds of feet long. This will be the biggest week of,
the celebration, with the big parade and daily attrac-tions
expected to draw thousands from miles around.
One of the summertime's major events will be a show
honoring actors and actresses who brought fame to Free-port
as the headquarters of the Lights Club, whose
clubhouse was located -on .-Fall-view Place in the 1920's.
There is still plenty of room for local talent and any
other interested Freeporters who want to Join in the
activities for the Festival of Fun. Much of the middle
months of the program is still open for development.
If you want to take part, drop a line to Freeport Dia-mond
Jubilee Inc., Municipal Building, 46 North Ocean
The celebration will culminate with a special observance
on October 22nd, 196?, the 75th anniversary day of the
incorporation of the Village of Freeport.
HOW THINGS'HAVE CHANGED IN FREEPORT is illustrated by
this old photograph of Woodcleft Canal in 1898, with
the site of what is now Randall park at the top. Crude
boat docking facilities may be seen on the canal's west
side, while the east side retained much of its natural
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