PARK NAMED FOR DR. KING
As a result of a survey conducted by the Neigh-borhood
Civic League among the residents of the
area, the Village Board has decided that the
new park.facility at.Stevens Street will be,
known as "Or. Martin Luther King, Jr., Park".
Formal dedication ceremony will take place
after the construction is completed.
CENSUS DATA AT THE LIBRARY
DOGS RUNNING LOOSE
The Town of Hempstead Dog
Warden located in ivantagh
is authorized under a con-tract
with the Village of
Freeport to pick up all
stray dogs and unleashed
dogs in the Village-of Free-port.
If you are troubled by dogs
running at large call 785-
5220 direct, Monday through
Friday, 8 to 5 PM. On week-ends,
call the Freeport Po-lice
PARKING SCOFFLAWS MAY NOT
Do not ignore your parking tickets as you risk HELP
the possibility of having your registration "
revoked. In accordance with a new State Law
which becane effective June 1, 1970, registra-tions
nay be revoked .or a renewal thereof de-nied
if three ormore parking tickets are ig-nored
in an eighteen month period. This ap-plies
to Village of Freeport parking tickets
as well as any others.
The Freeport Memorial Library has recently been
designated as one of the Summary Tape Informa-tion
Libraries by the Bureau of the Census of
the U.S. Department of Commerce. This program
has been set up in order to provide information
for potential users of the products resulting
from the 1970 census of population and housing.
Patrons will be able to study technical documen-tation
of the summary data files in order to de-cide
whether the additional data on the tape,
but not found in the printed reports, would be
of interest to then.
Census information at the Library will include
the 1970 Census User Guide, technical documen-tation
of census summary tapes, a Master Enu-meration
District List for New York State, in-dexes
to census maps and regular data access
In addition, the Library will continue to sup-ply
both-preliminary and final printed reports
of the Census as they become available. For
further information on the 1970 CgBsus program
consult the Library's Reference Librarian.
TICKETS FOR DIRTY SIDEWALKS
THE VILLAGE BOARD HAS EMPOWERED THE METER MAIDS TO ISSUE SUMMONSES FOR FAILURE TO KEEP SIDEWALKS
CLEAN, IN ADDITION TO THEIR PARKING METER DUTIES. THE SANITATION INSPECTOR WILL ALSO BE CHECK-ING
SIDEWALKS, TO HELP MAINTAIN THE APPEARANCE OF THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT. THE GREAT MA-JORITY
OF STOREKEEPERS FULFILL THEIR OBLIGATION BY DAILY SWEEPING OF THE SIDEWALK, BUT .THERE ARE
A FEW WHO DETRACT FROM THE OVERALL EFFORT BY NEGLECTING TO ABIDE BY THIS VILLAGE ORDINANCE.
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
46 NORTH OCEAN AVENUE TELEPHONE EReeport &4000 ROBERT J. SWEENEY, MAYOR
Public Meetings On The 1st and 3rd Mondays Of The Month, At 9:00 P.M.
FUEL SHORTAGE AFFECTS ELECTRIC RATES
essee Valley Authority recently had a 23? in-crease
in electric rates, largely attributable
to increase of 10$ in fuel costs during the
last 8 months.
Freeport1s Municipal Electric Superintendent,
Ludovic Long, asked the Village Board to file
a special request with the State Public Service
Commission for a fuel adjustment rate in the
Electric Service Classifications. The Village •
Board directed Treasurer L.D.B. Smith to file
the formal request with the state commission.
"At this time additional money is urgently
needed," Mr. Long said, "because the National
fuel shortage has driven prices of residual oil
to a record high". He pointed out that only a-bout
two weeks(ago the President of the Ameri-can
Public Power Association, Alex Radin, had
urged President Nixon to consider a system of
allocation of fuel in scarce supply and the
imposition of price controls on coal and oil.
Supt. Long said the higher cost of the oil in
short supply could add as much as 868^,000 to
the annual operating costs of Freeport's muni-cipal
generation expenditures. The latest bid
price exceeds 64 per gallon over the previous
contract price on fuel oil, he noted. If the
fuel adjustment rate is granted by the Public
Service Commission, the consumer's average e-lectric
bill of 811.00 per month could rise by
as much as 81.60 per month by December. As and
when the oil cost declines, the rates will de-crease
accordingly based on Fiscal Year 1969-70
fuel oil cost. Should fuel oil cost go below
1969 costs, billing will be below existing rates.
"This problem is not uniquely our problem," Mr.
Long said. "There are indications from all
over the country that electric utilities are
feelinq the squeeze. For example, the Tenn-
Mr. Long quoted American Public Power expert
Radin as to the causes of the major fuel short-age.
He said there were a variety of factors
responsible for the critically short supply:
1 - Demand for energy continues to rise at
a more rapid rate than the producers of fuel
anticipated. The rate of increase has almost
doubled in recent years.
2 - Oil companies in the last few years have
bought out the largest coal companies permit-:
ting then to effectively control all fossil—
3 - Anti-pollution laws have forced coal-fired
generating stations and industrial complex to
switch over to oil and gas. , .
*» - Shortage of natural gas places an additional
demand on the supplies of fuel oil,-driving
5 - Damage to a pipe line in Syria contributed
to the oil shortage. Also, the nationalization
of foreign oil complex by Libyan' Government re-duced
production output in that country.
6 - Serious shortage of oil tankers is another
7 - Oil import quotas are another contributing
Trustees: George H. Frfrberg,
Vfflage Clerk: John J. MacDondd - Ti
1 timMgr. Lloyd E. Orr, WOSmm H. WUte
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40,000 PAIRS OF EYES
SEE SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY CALL POLICE-FR 8-0700
The Freeport Police Department has initiated a
program of citizen participation for the pro-tection
of our neighborhoods. This project is
known as the "W,000 PAIRS OF EYES PROGRAM".
It is designed to encourage all Freeporters to
assist their local police in the prevention of
criae by developing in each neighborhood a feel-ing
of personal responsibility for what is hap-pening
The concept of the program is a "Brothers' Keep-er"
approach. Each participant is requested to
be alert for anything concerning his neighbor's
houses on his right, left,.in back, across the
street and also the house on the left and right
of the houses in back of his and across the
street from him. In this way, each person will
be watching eight houses. Citizens should also
report anything they, notice while driving or
walking around in the area, to the Freeport Po-lice
Department, FR 8-0700.
In order to facilitate the operation of this
program, .please follow the procedure as out-lined:
A-.Participating residents should not take any
action of an enforcement nature, but should
serve only as a source of information for the
B - Residents are requested to report to the
Police information pertinent to crime preven-tion
1 - Suspicious persons or circumstances of
which they have knowledge.
2 - Suspicious automobiles together with reg-istration
numbers and descriptions of occupant.
3 - Homes which are vacant for an extended pe-riod
*» - Any similar information which would be rele-vant
to the prevention of crime in the commun-ity.
C - Residents finding it necessary to call the
police should adhere to the following proced-ure:
1 - Call .the Freeport Police Department at
FR - 8 - 0700.
2 - Furnish all necessary information so that
a patrolman can be .rapidly dispatched to the
scene of the incident.
3 - Expect that it might be necessary for the
police to recontact you by telephone, so give
your number to the Police and stand by.
Freeport Police have been instructed to respond
directly to the scene of the incident and not
to the home of the person who made the report,
unless so requested by the complainant. If it
is necessary to contact the person making the
original report, it will be done, whenever pos-sible,
cm is nosic TO oug
Reverend S.Frank Emmanuel, Pastor of the Bethel
African Methodist Episcopalian Church,has been
appointed to the Human Rights Commission.
CREATE NEW POST TO FIGHT HOUSING VIOLATIONS
Freeport is taking a unique step in its program
to upgrade neighborhoods, by establishing a new
position to deal exclusively with enforcement of
housing occupancy laws, Mayor Robert J. Sweeney
The new post is known as Code Enforcement At-torney,
the Mayor said, and will be concerned
with over-occupancy situations such as illegal
two-family houses and illegal rooming houses.
Chosen for the job is Raymond S. Lavalee, an
attorney in the Nassau County District Attor-ney's
office for the past five years and cur-rently
Deputy Chief of the Rackets Bureau.
Prior to his service in the District Attorney's
office Mr. Lavalee was an agent of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation from 1959 through 196^.
He is 38 years old, a graduate of St. John's
Law School and of the N.Y.U. Graduate School
of Business Administration.
"Ray Lavalee has just the type of background
we need in this position," Mayor Sweeney said,
"a combination of investigative skills and thor-ough
knowledge of the legal requirements of
prosecuting these cases. He will be able to
handle from beginning to end any case involv-ing
Zone Code violations, being empowered to
make investigations,,issue summonses and pre-sent
the Village's case in court when necessary."
Mayor Sweeney said, "This is one more important
step in our continuing program to forestall the
sort of neighborhood decline that has occurred
in some other Long Island communities. We have
turned the tide and we are definitely winning
this battle, because we have made it clear that
we will not tolerate the over-occupancy situa-tions
that contribute to neighborhood deterior-ation,
overburden our school system with addi-tional
children not provided for in zoning plans,
and bring into the community an undue number of
transients who do not have the interest in keep-ing
Freeport a desirable place in which to live."
The Mayor cited as other steps in the'program:
(l) Maintaining a continual community liaison,
through an aide in his office, Mrs. Marilynne
Moynihan, who receives complaints from civic
organizations, refers them to appropriate de-partments
for action and follows up to see that
each case is satisfactorily concluded. (2) A
weekly visual inspection program whereby each
department head is responsible for reports to
the Mayor on the appearance of the village.
(3) The employment this year of a Sanitation
Inspector, an innovation in the Village, to
enforce anti-littering and sanitation regula-tions.
CO Enactment of an amendment that now
prohibits more than one person as a roomer in
a one-family house, and regular review of zon-ing
ordinances to close any loopholes. (5) The
use of the search warrant, for the first time,
"as a potent weapon in documenting over-occu-pancy
violations." When adequate evidence is
presented to Village Justice Edwin J. Freedman,
a warrant is obtained for an unannounced in-spection
of the premises at a time when the
occupants are expected to be at home.
"All of these, plus many.special administra- -
tive steps have been takan^ with.very good re-sults,"
Mayor Sweeney said, "and with the ap-pointment
of Mr. Lavalee we are serving.notice
on any potential violators of our occupancy
laws, including absentee landlords, that we
are going to haul them into court and sock
them as hard as we can for every infraction."
He pointed out that Freeport laws call for a
fine of up to $250 per day for each day the
violation is continued.
The Mayor noted that Mr. Lavalee will not sup-plant
anyone in the Building Department, but
he would have the assistance of the inspectors
and other personnel, %$ well as the detectives
in the Police Department and other Village em-ployees
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