HOW TO DISCOURAGE BURGLARS AND PROWLERS...
If you're leaving home for an evening or extended period
of time . . . HAVE YOU:
D 1- Cancelled all daily deliveries?
D 2. Left a lamp or two connected to an automatic timer,
so that your lights turn on at dusk, turn off again at
bedtime to create a "lived-in" look while you're away?
n 3- Discontinued the newspaper (or arranged to have it
HI 4. Notified your Police Department and a neighbor as to
date of your departure and return?
D 5. Left shades or blinds in normal position—not com-pletely
D 6- Closed and locked all windows and doors—including
D 7. Arranged to have your lawn cut?
D 8. Arranged with a neighbor or post office to hold all
D 9- Used pin-tumbler cylinder locks (with a dead lock
mechanism) on all exterior doors?
D 10. Rented a safety deposit box for storage of all
K ., . . . . . .
Help your Police Department combat burglaries by
following this guide when leaving your home.
And always report—SUSPICIOUS PERSONS—
QUESTIONABLE OR DANGEROUS ACTIONS—
to your police department ' '
TRUCKS IN RESIDENTIAL ZONES.
There have been several recent complaints at
Village Hall concerning commercial vehicles
parked in residential areas. This is prohibited
under the Freeport Code of ordinances, Sec. 17-
A6, and violation is subject to a fine of up to
8250. The law reads:
"No person shall be permitted to park a house
coach, trailer, truck, hearse or ambulance on
public streets within any zoned Residence A or
Residence AA district for a period of more than
one (1) hour unless the said house coach, trail-er,
truck, hearse or ambulance is actually be-ing
engaged in loading or unloading into prem-ises
located within said districts or is being
used in connection with construction repairs or
emergency services in connection with premises
located within said zoned districts.1*
The efforts of the students
in the Freeport High School
Select Chorale and the
parents in the Chorale Club
resulted in enough money
(via washing cars, selling
records, light bulbs and doughnuts, plus
donations) for a special trip to Maryland; On
February 19 the musical aggregation, including
Freeport Schools Musical Director Kirk M.
Ounklee and several parents acting as chaper-ones,
departed for Silver Spring, Maryland.
There, the Freeport singers were hosted by
student families of the Northwood High School',
where the Freepdrters gave a concert. Due to
the proxinity of Washington, D.C. the group
was also able to take in some-of the high spots
in the nation's capitol. On their return Sun-day,
February 22 the Select Chorale et al were
greeted at the railroad station by many parents
DOGS RUNNING LOOSE
Any resident who allows his dog to run loose is
being unkind not only to his neighbors but also
to his dog. All dogs not redeemed within a per-iod
of five days after they are seized by the
Dog Warden are destroyed, as required by the
Agriculture and Markets Law of New York State.
It is not always possible to determine owner-ship
and reach the owner in time.
The Village Ordinance explicitly requires a
leash for any dog taken outdoors, as follows:
"No person owning or harboring a dog shall
suffer or allow it to run at large in any of
the streets or public places of the village or
upon the preaises of anyone other than the
owner ... and no dog shall be permitted in any
public place or street within the village unless
it is effectively restrained by a chain or leash
not exceeding six (6) feet in length..." Sec.
V-2 Animals and Fowl.
In addition to paying a fee of 510 for redeeming
a.loose dog, violators are subject to a fine of
up to S100 for each offense.
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
46 NORTH OCEAN AVENUE TELEPHONE FReeport 8-4000 ROBERT J. SWEENEY, MAYOR
Public Meetings On The 1st and 3rd Mondays Of The Month, At 9:00 P.M. MARCH, 1970
OPEN LAND FOR NOW AND TOMORROW
There is a growing awareness throughout the
country of the urgent need to protect our en-vironment
and preserve our natural resources,
including open land for public use, which grows
more scarce with every
passing year. '
Freeport has had very little
open land in public owner-ship
over .the years. Mayor ,.a
Sweeney several years ago-,
began actively working to
obtain additional acreage for Freeport's future.
Virtually the only remaining open land in Free-port
suitable for park use was the watershed
properties owned by New York City, including
the parcels known as Hanse, Buffalo and Liberty
Realizing that the cost of open land would be
too high for the Village to bear on its own,
the Mayor also vigorously sought federal and
state financial aid. One of the proposed uses
of the land was a site for a permanent Communi-ty
Center at Hanse Park, and the first grant
in aid came from the state, $533,000 towards
the construction of that facility.
Recently the Village also received word that
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban De-velopment
had granted Freeport (833,575 in
matching funds, to allow the Village to acquire
3ftfc acres from New York City.
Initial planning for the Community Center in-dicated
it will include a swimming pool com-plex,
meeting room, game rooms, special facil-ities
for the elderly, a gymnasium, auditorium
and ice rink.
Parks and Recreation Superintendent Stanley
Brekne said he was hopeful that construction
could be started this year.
The available new land
may also prove to be
a boon to Freeport's
urban renewal project,
according to Urban
Renewal Director John
Salvadore. The agency'
hopes to make use of fe acres of the property,
with permission of the federal officials and
the Village Board, to expedite the construc-tion
of relocation housing.
Mr. Salvadore explained that, instead of hav-ing
to relocate and build in slow stages,
enough garden apartment units could be built
on the open land adjoining the urban renewal
project area to accommodate all of the present
residents of the area.
Then the project site could be razed in one
total operation rather than piecemeal, and
additional housing constructed there, he
Mr. Salvadore said the original number of
total housing units would not be increased.
"The total will not exceed 500 for both the
ftfc acre site and the Bennington Park Project
Area," he noted.
"However, this plan will not only add more
green area to the project but will also ex-pedite
completion of the project by as much
as five years," Mr. Salvadore said. He urged
anyone who had questions about any phase of
urban renewal to contact hia.
Trustees: George H. Fatrberg, Thomas J. LoveBdge, Lloyd E. Oir, WOBam H. White
VBhge Clerk: Joka J. MacDooald - Treason*: Leonard DA Smttfa - Counsel: Oakley Gentry, Jr.
VILLAGE NEWS BRIEFS
Some Freeporters are finding out that it doesn't
pay to ignore those $1 and $2 parking tickets.
Scofflaws who fail to nail in their fines are
getting personal service of a notice by a patrol-man,
followed by an arrest warrant. The Judge
has been socking scofflaws 85 for each ignored
ticket of 81, adding up to amounts such as $250
and $180 in recent cases.
Vincent Baliunas has been appointed by the Mayor
to the Citizens Coonittee on Community Planning,
as a representative of the Atlantic South Civic
Association. ••'"•:• ••.•.-,.
The Village has renewed its contract with the
Town of Henpstead whereby the Town Dog warden
is.responsible forpicking up dogs running .
loose within village boundaries. .
Village ordinances covering residents1 respon-sibilities
for keeping premises clean have been
tightened up and a new section added, as fol-lows:
(b) The owner or occupant or any prem-ises
shall keep the premises free of debris,
junk and rubbish, including but not United to
old furniture, automobile parts, kitchen appli-ances,
building materials, shrubbery, clippings
Theodore J. Wolfe has resigned fros the Landlord-
Tenants Relations Committee, citing the pressure;
of other activities. The Village Board accepted
the resignation and thanked Mr. Wolfe for his
service to the Village.
ETCHINGS OH EXHIBIT
The Freeport Menorial Library will have an
exhibition until March 31 of a collection, of
etchings based on the paintings of Charles
Henry Miller, a noted Long Island artist who
enjoyed the peak of his fane during the late
According to Wilfred L. Morin, Library Director
Miller's art offers a fusion of Aserican tra-ditions
and foreign technical refinements.
The viewer can recognize a preference for
casual scenes. The interpretations of nature
is direct and personalized, stressing the
quiet refreshment of the countryside.
Several of the works included in the display
are: Old Mill at Roslyn, Under the Water
Willows, A Long Island Mill Pond, Old Mill At
Springfield, Cutter's Mill of Great Neck,
The Freeport Memorial Library is pleased to
offer this prized exhibit to library patrons
and guests, made possible through the joint
efforts of the Nassau Library System and the
Nassau County Historical Museua.
Burglary is a problem, but to
avoid it happening to you, some-thing
can be done! Whenever
you leave your residence to
spend an evening at the movies,
or take off for a weekend of
fun in the sun, housebreakers
can and will move in if they're
certain you've left. Burglars
spend their daylight hours can-vassing
for uncut lawns and overstuffed
mailboxes. They spend their
spare evening hours looking for
darkened houses—or lights that
are left on too long. You can
help your police department re-duce
^FEEEPOBT IN THE NEWS
Reprint from North American Edition of Noted Trade Mag:
DIESEL AND GAS TURBINE PROGRESS JANUARY 1970
Fiat Large Bore, Heavy Fuel Engines
In Generating Service At Freeport
In the field of municipal electric power genera-tion
where the trend calls for larger and larger
blocks of single engine, power with each installa-tion,
the Village of Freeport, Long Island seems
to have pulled but all the stops. During 1969, the
Freeport Electric Company built a new power
plant and installed and. started up. two. Fiat super
large bore- diesel engines for stationary power
generation. These engines are each rated at 13,800
hp at 124 rpm representing what could be the
largest single engine horsepower capacity placed
in operation in the western hemisphere in a sta-tionary
application. According to Ludovic A.
Long, superintendent of electrical utilities for
Freeport, these engines were selected primarily for
their ability to burn heavy fuel and the. economy
of operation they offer and the fact that trained
personnel in the operation of diesel engines gener-ating
units were available.
Freeport had only about 2200 population when
its municipal electric plant first went to work on
April 12, L898. A tiny brick building on Center
Street (now Sunrise Highway) contained one 150
hp steam engine, which had been used for pump-ing
water, and two small generators. At first it sup-plied
only 24 carbon lamps, for street lighting
from dusk until midnight. Now the system con-sists
of two power plants. Plant No. 1 has a ca-pacity
of 12,500 kw and the startup of the two
Fiat engines in plant No. 2 almost tripled the
installed capacity. . Long plans to use the
overload capability available for two hours in each
24 for the new plant.
Planning for the expansion of the Freeport system
started in 1966 and construction of the new power
plant started in January of 1968. (See Diesel and
Gas Turbine Progress, Nov. 1966). The expan-sion
cost a total of some §7,000,000. The new plant
is built on an old municipal disposal site. Some
1500 piles had to be driven to furnish the neces-sary
supports.for engine foundations, the building
itself, and appurtenances. :
The new generating station was built around the
two diesel engines built at the Turin, Italy
plant of Fiat Grandi Motori. The Fiats (Model
906-ES) in the new plant are being used for base
loading, while the other plant maintains peak gen-eration.
Long estimates that the new station will burn 1,-
000,000 gals, of heavy fuel annually to produce
100,000,000 kwh of energy. The large fuel storage
facilities enables the Village to obtain low cost fuel
because the supplier can deliver when his trucks
are not otherwise occupied. • .
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The central control room, when completed will con-tain
all the usual gauges and dials. However it will
also be equipped for full remote control of all
engines and accessories in the system and with
automatic data logging systems to permit maximum
efficiency in the system control.
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