SATURDAY. JUNE 10
Old Fashioned Bargain Days
Street Stands And All!
FOURTH OF JULY
At The Municipal Stadium
With Jubilee Special Events
NEW POLICY ON PUBLIC NOTICES
In lieu of publishing all legal notices in one newspaper during
the year, the legal advertising will be alternated among the
three established community newspapers in Freeport, four months
at a time, as follows: During April, May, June and July in
The Leader. During August, September, October and November in
The Long Island Graphic. During December, January, February
and March in Long Island Kernel, The Home Town News. When the
importance of any notice warrants,publication may be made in all
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND CEREMONIES
Memorial Day, Tuesday, May 30, will be observed in the tradi-tional
manner with a parade through the village and ceremonies
at the Village Green adjacent to the Municipal Building on
North Ocean Avenue. All Freeport residents are invited to par-ticipate
in this tribute to all those who gave their lives to
preserve our freedoms.
Frank Manz is Grand Marshall and Chairman. Samuel D. Gerber is
Honorary Chairman and Col. Dominick Pellicio is Chief of Staff
and he will give the principal address. The parade will start
at 10:00 a.m. from the John W. Dodd school grounds, east on
Little Pine Street to South Main Street, south on Main to
Merrick Road, west on Merrick Road ;to Long Beach Avenue, north
on Long Beach to Brooklyn Avenue, east on Brooklyn to Ocean
Avenue, and north on Ocean to the Village Green.
Mayor Sweeney will give the official greeting. Rev. Herbert
White of the Community Church of the Nazarene will deliver the
Invocation, and Rev. H. Edgar Thoren of the First Baptist Church
the Benediction. Music will be furnished by the Freeport High
School Band. In event of rain the ceremonies will be held at the
John W. Dodd school auditorium on Pine Street. Please display
your Flag on Memorial Day, half-mast until noon, full mast until
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
46 NORTH OCEAN AVENUE TELEPHONE FReeport 8-4000 ROBERT J. SWEENEY, MAYOR
HIGHER COSTS FORCE WATER RATE INCREASE
To cover a deficit between the cost of supplying water and the
income from water bills, the Village Board has.decided to in-crease
municipal water rates rather than put the additional bur-den
on real estate taxes.
"Our water rates have not been increased since 1959," said the
Mayor in announcing the rate rise, "and in that period the cost
of operating our municipal water system has climbed steadily
higher, as has every other operation involving salaries and" ma-terials.
We are faced with the choice of either raising water
rates now or allowing the difference to be made up in general
real estate tax increases." The new rates will still be from 18
to 32% lower than those of surrounding areas not serviced by the
village, the Mayor noted.
For the first 7,000 gallons the rate will go from $.5714 per
1,000 to $.70 - or slightly less than 13$ per 1,000 gallons. For
the next 93,000 gallons the rate will be. $.40 per 1,000 as com-pared
with the previous charges of- $.30 for 23,000 gallons ad-ditional
and $.28 for 70,000 gallons above that. For over
100,000 gallons the rate will be $.33 instead of $.25.
A consumer using 100,000 gallons, for example, will pay a total
of $42.10 instead of $30.50 at the old rates. A comparison with
the private water company rates shows that for the same 100,000
gallons a consumer outside Freeport would pay $60.34. The new
rates were recommended by the Board of Water and Light and by
the Superintendent of the Water Department.
The Mayor pointed out, "Here in Freeport we have enjoyed the
blessings of good, clean municipal water in unrestricted supply,
even in times of drought elsewhere in the metropolitan area.
This is partly due to our natural endowment and partly to the
forward looking policy of continually improving and enlarging
our distribution system to keep pace with public need for this
vital municipal service."
Trustees: Henry M. Altengarten, Frank W. Somers, George H. Fairberg, Thomas J. Lovelidge
Village Clerk: John J. MacDonald — Treasurer: Leonard D. B. Smith — Counsel: Oakley Gentry, Jr.
KNOW YOUR VILLAGE . . .
The Village Board has decided to tie-in with the Town of Hemp-stead's
plan for a beautification program to be undertaken with
federal aid. In order to do so it will be necessary to provide
an overall beautification plan for the village, which would
include all projects contemplated for the next five years ap-plicable
to the federal government's urban beautification pro-grams.
The board voted to hire the firm of Planning Associates
Inc. for the purpose of preparing a master beautification plan,
at a cost of $2500.
Amendments to the building and zoning ordinances are expected
to tighten the definition of a "family", to help prevent ille-gal
occupancies and discourage use of one-family homes as boar-,
The Village Board confirmed the election of the new officers in
the Fire Department. Richard Mitthauer is Freeport Fire Chief,
John D. Walis is First Deputy Chief, and Irving S. Gray is Sec-ond
Deputy Chief. John A. Sutherland is Battalian District
Village Treasurer Leonard D.B. Smith urges all residents to be
certain proper postage is placed on all mail sent to the village
office, to avoid delay in recording payments and possible loss
or misdirection of mail.
Superintendent of Highways Harry Chuisano reminds us that leaves
should no longer be swept into the street but should be put into
containers for the regular Wednesday refuse pick-ups. In the
autumn the Highway Department will again go into the annual leaf
removal program, when the personnel, special vacuum trucks and
other equipment will be available for this purpose.
Sanitation Superintendent John Marra reports that non-burnable
material is no longer being accepted at the land-fill area, in
keeping with the program begun this year whereby non-burnables'
are transported to areas outside the village. They should in-stead
be placed at the curb for Wednesday refuse pick-ups.
Chairman of the Beautification Committee Hildegarde Schubert re-ports
that many new trees are being added this year in the co-operative
planting program. The committee offers its assistance
to any resident who plans to put a new tree in the curb area.
For requirements of village ordinances and other helpful infor-mation
please write the Beautification Committee at the Munici-pal
Building, 46 North Ocean Avenue. Mrs. Schubert also asks
the cooperation of all who have new trees planted in front of
their homes, in watering the trees during dry spells, to help
them survive and grow. Look for every opportunity to help beau-tify
UPZONE AREA NEAR TOWN MARINA
The area on South Grove Street immediately north of the tran-sient
marina to be built by the Town of Hempstead has been re-zoned
from Marine Business to Residence A. This will restrict
the use of the property to construction of one-family homes, to
protect residents of the Freeport Harbor peninsula from any un-desirable
A public hearing had been held on the rezoning on March 27, at
which time the Village Board had reserved decision. On April 10
the board decided to proceed with the upzoning. The vote was
4 to 0, with Trustee Thomas Lovelidge abstaining because he was
not a member of the board at the time of the hearing.
The zoning change affects 17 acres of land south of Howard
Street and east of South Grove. Among those who spoke in favor
of the rezoning was John DiGrazia, President of the Freeport
Harbor Civic Association.
APPOINTMENTS FOR NEW FISCAL YEAR
At the annual organization meeting in April the Mayor and Board
of Trustees made appointments to village positions, including
to the many boards, commissions and committees which serve the
village government in an advisory capacity for little or no fi-nancial
compensation. Here are excerpts from the Mayor's state-ment
at the public meetingi
aces or tnis uoara oy ootn siaes or ine aisie, so tna-c sucn acts
are submitted to the test of principles, ideas, ideals and pos-sibilities.
We, each of us, realize that no one group of men,
no matter how dedicated, possesses infallibility in all the an-swers
-- that no one group of men exercises a monopoly of truth
"We welcome back to the Board, George Fairberg. He has served
this Village long and faithfully. Although he and I have dif-fered
in the past - and I am sure that on certain subjects we
will differ in the future - I know that each of his decisions is
soundly reasoned, responsible and honest. The critical dialogue
between us tends to insure that balance which is essential to
the healthy functioning of our government.
"It is with great pleasure that we welcome Tom Lovelidge to the
Board. I have long known Tom.as a man dedicated to that which is
best for our Village. He is a roan of a boundless sense of re-sponsibility
and kindness and his presence on this Board will
provide.a fresh approach and insight to the problems which con-stantly
"This meeting, the annual meeting of the Board, is fixed by law,
and our agenda is limited to the appointments to office of De-partment
Heads and other critical key positions in Village gov-ernment.
On their face, these appointments would seem a simple
task. Paradoxical as it might appear, the contrary is the case.
Let me assure all that no decision has been made by me without
full, searching self-examination.and self-criticism. Responsible
leadership calls for a practical recognition of our common pur-poses
and obligations, and for an honest concern for the general
welfare and future of Freeport. And so, such decisions, although
difficult, have been made."
The following appointments were announced:
Trustee Henry Altengarten as Deputy Mayor. Members of the new
Board of Ethlcsi Tredwell Hopkins, John Lacy, William F.
Glacken, Franklin Frontera, Hale 3nith. Deputy Village Clerk -
Wyatt Anthony. Second Deputy Village Clerk - Marguerite Johnson.
Village Assessor - Leonard D.B. Smith. Deputy Treasurer and
Deputy Assessor - James Lyons. Deputy Treasurer - Marie
Barbieri. Deputy Assessor - Brian Phillips. Village Counsel r
Oakley Gentry. Acting Police-Justice - Charles Mehrmann. Sup-erintendent
of Buildings - William Noll. Superintendent of
Highway Maintenance - Harry Chuisano.
Superintendent of Sanitation and Incineration - John Marra.
Superintendent of Garage - Fred Frankel. Superintendent of the
Water Department - William Crevoiserat. Superintendent of Elec-tric
Utilities - Ludovic Long. Village Engineers - Baldwin and
Cornelius. Police Surgeon - Rudolph Joseph and Bernard Ross.
Assistant Police Surgeon - Benedetto Caruso. Police Matron -
Estelle Wattenmaker and Allene Warzer.
Member, Sewer and Sanitation Ccmnission - John Augustine and
Peter Cattano Jr. Counsel to commission - Anthony DiGregorio.
Member, Board of Water and Light - Sidney Stark and former vil-lage
trustee Frank Musso. Member, Park Commission - Frank Smith.
Member, Human Rights Commission - Rev. Harold Berry, Rabbi
Reuben Katz and Rev. Eugene Strebel.
Member, Zoning Board of Appeals - Taylor Hall. Chairman of the
Planning Board - Lloyd Orr. Member, Electrical Board - Anthony
Montenigro, Bernard Buckwald, Frank McKenna, John Stonitsch,
Ludovic Long, William Noll and Peter Meyer. Chairman - Anthony
Montenigro. Member, Examining Board of Plumbers - Louis Bloom
(Chairman), Otto Demuth and John Marshall.
Member, Traffic Safety Committee - Milton Danziger (Chairman),
Joseph Gallo, Charles Mills, James B. Mahoney and Th
Member, Waterfront Conmittee - Otto Kunz Jr. (Chairman), Edward
Kotti, Bennett Minton Jr., Robert Perkins, Joseph Van Blerck,
Edgar Richartz, Frank Bradford, Edward Warnke, Al Lindroth,
William White, Charles Pigadis, Russ- Redfield,-Al Grover,
Milton Riedel and Sterling Keyes.
Member, Air Pollution Control Conmittee - Edward Voelker (Chair-man),
Walter Pope, Peter Fried, Martin Costello and Edward
Citizens Committee on Community Planning - Elliot Samuel son
(Chairman), Daniel McNamara Jr., Peter Cattano Sr., Patricia
Collins, Leal deRoza, John DiGrazia, Harold Held, William
Helland, Marge Johnson, Robert Kinsey, Sue Levine, Dan Mandel,
Edward Eiseman, David Fegal, Christopher Warrell, Ingrid Weng,
Freda Radin, Leo Young, Mrs. G. Popkin, Milton Riedel, Emile
Skraly, Warren Samet, Stanley Chambers, John Donovan, Louis
Martin, Lloyd Orr, Stanley Taylor, Robert Feingold, Lewis
Wierth, Seymour Jarmul, Mrs. Frederick Whitehouse, Alfred
Nelson, Robert Burns and Ruth Maynes.
Public Auditor - Fred C. Berge Co. Insurance Agent and Broker
- Al Vollraer Inc. Depositories of the Village Funds - Meadow
Brook National Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank, Long Island Trust
Company, First National City Bank.
Public meetings of the Board of Trustees will be held on the
first and third Mondays of each month at 9tOO p.m., except
during June, July, August and September when it will be the
first Monday only. There will be no public meeting on a legal
holiday or the eve of a holiday.
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