ERHEST ORIAHI IS HOUSING COMMISSIONER /
Mayor Sweeney has appointed Ernest J. Oriani as a Commissioner of the Free-port
Housing Authority, to replace Peter Cattano whose term expired.
Mr. Oriani is a local businessman and a resident of northeast Freeport. He
has long been interested in community.matters and he has been'active in the
Neighborhood Civic League. : .
Chairman John B. Mack said, "The authority is very pleased to have the ded-iaated
services of Mr. Oriani. We are involved with many important matters,
including the new Rehabilitation Housing program, and we are sure that Mr.
Oriani'a abilities will be of great help to us.?. . ' -
PUT TRASH OUT TUESDAY NIGHT ONLY
Sanitation Superintendent Henry Skellington reminded Freepbrters that the
.regular Wednesday trash pick-ups are in effect, whereby no trash is to be
put out on the curbside before 6:00 p.m. Tuesday or after 6:00 a.m. Wednes-day.
"This is to minimize the time that unsightly trash is left outdoors and
to avoid the possibility that it will be put out after the sanitation crews
have already been through the street," he noted. He also reminded all resi-dents
that there-is no Wednesday trash pick-up in any week that contains a
During the special Spring Clean-Up program conducted over a four week period,
Freeport residents were relieved of 3»709j3Ul pounds of trash, Superintendent
Skellington reported. Sanitation and Highway crews collected 491 truck loads
of discarded materials. The drive was successful, Mr. Skellington said, in
giving residents every opportunity to get rid of accumulated Junk that might
otherwise wind up as fire hazards or debris around the property.
SET $300.000 FOR PARK IMPROVEMENTS
A comprehensive park improvement program has been authorized by the Village
Board, financed by a $300,000 bond issue. Planning Associates of West Hemp-stead,
a professional consulting firm, has been hired to prepare a survey
and use plan, for modernizing and overhauling existing Preeport parks and
.developing the newly acquired Stevens Street playground area.
Park improvements will be designed with the goal of reducing maintenance
costs and.minimizing effects of possible vandalism, according to Freeport
Recreation and Parks Superintendent Stanley A. Brekne. "The modern design
and increased ease of supervision will save money from year to year and -go
a long way towards'amortizing the cost of the bond issue," Mr. Brekne said.
Priority is being'given to developing the Stevens Street site and improving
the baseball fields used by about 900 youngsters in Little League each year.
All village parks are being surveyed with a view to installing up to date
equipment, making play areas more attractive and easier to maintain.
Al T. Cirino, Chairman of the Freeport Park Commission, said of the improve-ment
program, "In recent years there have been times when our park system
has had to take a back seat to more urgent needs in municipal services, such
as sanitation, police and fire fighting equipment. But now the .time has come
when we can give more attention to the important' recreational services of
the community, and we are pleased with the Village Board's response in ap-proving
this bond issue."
DON'T ALLOW YOUR DOG TO RUN LOOSE. CONSIDER YOUR NEIGHBORS AND CONSIDER
THAT YOUR DOG WILL NOT BE HAPPY IP HE IS PICKED UP AND IMPRISONED. UNDER
VILLAGE ORDINANCES YOU ARE ALSO SUBJECT TO A $25 FINE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER
THE DOG IS PICKED UP BY THE WARDEN.
. A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
46 NORTH OCEAN AVENUE . TELEPHONE FReeport &4QOQ ROBERT J. SWEENEY, MAYOR
Public Meetings On The 1st and 3rd Mondays Of The Month, At 9:00 P.M.
JOIN THE .SPECIAL POLICE SQUAD
Freeport men looking for an interesting and rewarding avocation should con-sider
the Special Police unit of the Freeport Police. Chief Anthony Elar
announced that the department is recruiting men for the part-time positions.
They will be paid on an hourly basis.
The Specials will not be issued firearms but they will work in pairs and
will be equipped with pocket-size walkie-talkie radios for instant communi-cation
with the regular police patrols. There are presently 20 men on the
Special Police, and this will be expanded to a new high of 50.
The hours will be flexible, for day or night duty, to fit in with the man's
regular Job or other activities. Police uniforms will be supplied, and the
Specials will undergo a training program fitted to their duties.
All applicants must have a clean record and be of good character. The mini-mum
age is 21 years. Men who are semi-retired or retired will be considered
regardless of age but depending upon their physical condition. There is no
specific height requirement but-height and weight.must be in proper propor-tion.
Interested Freeport residents are asked .to obtain applications at Police
Headquarters, (4.0 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport,-daily from 9:00 a.m. to
9:00 p.m. Chief Elar said he wishes to.recruit men who will remain in the
Special Police Squad on a regular basis and-not merely for a few months time.
Mayor Sweeney said of the program, "This -is one of-measures we are putting
into effect.to .utilize our police department for maximum effectiveness."
He pointed out that extended use-of. the supplementary force, will relieve -
more of the regular patrolmen for active police work. . .
-'•;-' POLICEMEN IN TAXICABS ! .
Another innovation will be Freeport police working-as cab drivers in their
spare time. Many patrolmen had asked permission'to take such Jobs,. Mayor
Sweeney said, and the-Village Board has granted the requests. "This has'been
a major crime deterrent in New York City," the Mayor noted, "and we will be
glad to.have the advantage of-additional, trained: policemen riding around the
village in piainclothes.
- . - -..' ONE PUBLIC MEETING IN SUMMER MONTHS .
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Public meetings of the Village Board will be held' on the. first Monday of the
month only, during June, July, August and September.• The" meetings are held
twice a month in the remainder of .the year.
All Freeport residents are we'lcome at the public meetings, which begin at
9:00 p.m. in the Village Hall, U6 North Ocean Avenue.
Trustees: George H. Fairberg, Thomas J. Lovelidge, Lloyd E. OTT, Wiffiam H. White
Village Clerk: John I. MacDonald — Treasurer: Leonard D.B. Smith — Counsel: Oakley Gentry, Jr.
FREEPORT REACHES GOAL OF IQOg ELECTRICAL POWER
The new $7,000,000 Power Plant No. 2 went into operation last month, bring-ing
to full fruition the Village Board's plans to make Freeport one of the
few municipalities in the state able to generate all of its own electrical
power requirements. One week after the great regional blackout of November,
1965, Mayor Sweeney had announced the decision to embark on a program for
Now the municipal department is producing sufficient electricity for all of
the village's lj.2,000 residents and over 1500 commercial establishments. The
new plant at the foot of Buffalo Avenue houses two 10,000 kilowatt generators
manufactured by the Fiat Motor Company. Coupled .with the older Freeport plant
on Sunrise Highway, the generators will produce over 32,000 kilowatts, which
should be adequate to cover the ever-increasing demand for electricity over
the next several' years. ••- '
"Perhaps the best part of this accomplishment," Mayor Sweeney said, "is that
we will have achieved 100# electrical production without any cash outlay by
the taxpayers of Freeport. The long-term bond issue financing the plant will
be paid completely .out of electricity sales, at no increase in electrical
rates'." , " ' . ' - . ' . .' . ' . ' ' " ' •
A rate study will begin shortly, to compile information for the state's
Public Service Commission as a prelude for a village request for rate re-ductions.
Freeport residents and business firms are expected to benefit from
progressively lower charges as village electrical revenues increase. The PSC
rules on all rate schedules.
Although Freeport will be able to produce all of its own power, a cooperative
agreement is being maintained with the Long Island Lighting Company whereby
the village will be able to obtain electricity from the utility for emergen-cies
or special cases, and vice versa.
REHABILITATION HOUSING PROGRAM IS UNDERWAY
Working with a $9lj.0,000 federal appropriation the Freeport Housing Authority
has been checking into houses it wants to buy for its newly approved Rehab-ilitation
Program, authority chairman John B. Mack reported. A total of 50
one-family houses in northeast Freeport will be renovated and made available
to prospective home owners in the moderate income range.
The program is designed to make it possible .for qualified Freeport families
to become home owners who otherwise could not afford the carrying charges in
• today's market. A couple earning-as little as $5175 a year, for example,,
might qualify for one of the rehabilitated houses. Or, a family of four with
an income of about $6700 could move into an attractive three or four bedroom
home. Income limits are higher for larger families.
There'are also big gains for the community because this program can take'
individual sub-standard houses and.remake them into very desirable homes that
will help upgrade the neighborhood. Houses .can be bought.from single owners
or in any number offered by a seller, the Housing Authority's Executive Dir-ector,
John E. Williams said. The authority can only take those offered for
sale, since condemnation is not permitted in this program. .
Each house will be brought up to high, federal standards, including interior,
exterior and grounds. Then a "tenant-buyer" can rent it from the Housing
Authority. A typical three or four bedroom home might rent for about $130-
per month, including all utilities. The tenant will have an option to buy the
house at any time up to three years from moving in. After deductions for local
taxes and services, a good part of the money paid as rent will be credited to
the purchase price. To qualify, a family or couple must have lived in Freeport
for at least two years, and meet income and other requirements.
Anyone interested in applying for a home is urged to write the Freeport
Housing Authority at No. 3 Buffalo Avenue, or phone 623-2508.
•.(SET-,-.-:.-:, - -'
THE COMMUNITY CALENDAR
NAME OF ORGANIZATION
Citizens Committee On Community
Northwest Civic Association
School Board Public Meeting
Neighborhood Civic League
TIME AND PLACE
Zoning Board of Appeals '
Atlantic South Civic Association
Village Board Public Meeting
Freeport Harbor Civic Association
Neighborhood Civic League
- Village Hall
- South Shore
- Village Hall.
- Giblyn School
- Greek Orthodox
LITTER HURTS YOUR VILLAGE
HELP KEEP FREEPORT FREE FROM LITTER. EVERY "LITTER-BIT" COSTS YOU DEARLY,
IN APPEARANCE OF YOUR VILLAGE, PROPERTY VALUES AND SANITATION EXPENSES.
THINK BEFORE YOU TOSS, AND AIM FOR A CLEAN COMMUNITY!
Mayor Sweeney throws the switch on the village's new
$7,000,000 Power Plant No. 2, with an assist from Village
Trustee Thomas Lovelidge, starting the generators that now
enable Freeport to produce all of its own electricity.
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