How To Fight Block-Busters
The Office of Freeport Code Enforcement Attorney
Raymond Lavallee issued the following message
concerning some unscrupulous real estate dealers:
"Don't let block-busters use you. They can
spread needless panic and fear where none should
exist unless you let it. A minority group fam-ily
buying a house in your neighborhood is not
block-busting, but letting an unscrupulous real-tor
panic you into selling your home is. The new
family does not affect your investment—but you
do if you listen to the block-busters.
"All residents of Freeport have a stake in re-sisting
their 'efforts. A coordinated program is
being drawn up to attack this problem. It will
be ready soon. But you can do something now.
Write and send the letters suggested below. If
you are solicited in any way after sending the
letter to Sec. of State Lomenzo, notify the Code
Enforcement Office at Village Hall. Action can
be taken to stop them. Organize the neighbors
on your block to resist the speculators who are
looking to make a fast buck only. If you have,
a good reason to sell your home, list it with a
reputable realtor who has the interests of all
the community in mind.
Hon. Norman J. Levy
Albany, New York .
Dear Senator Levy:
I urge you to support the bill introduced by
Senator Ralph Marino which would bring unlicensed
real estate speculators under state supervision,
as is now the case with real estate brokers.
I believe you have already been advised by many
of your constituents in the Village of Freeport
of the activities of such speculators and we
urge you to see that they are brought under su-pervision.
- - . _ : . v ~ ^.
Very truly yours,
Also write same letter to:
Hon. Arthur J. Kremer
New York State Assembly
Albany, New York
Hon. John P. Lomenzo, Sec. of State
New York Dept. of State
New York, New York 10007
Dear Mr. Lomenzo:
I, the undersigned registered owner of property
located at in
Village of Freeport, Nassau County, N.Y., do
not wish to sell such property. Accordingly,
I hereby revoke my implied invitation to so-licit
in any manner whatsoever.
I hereby request you, by virtue of the power
vested in you as Secretary of State, pursuant
to Article 12A of the Real Property Law, to
order all licensed brokers and salesmen to
cease and desist from soliciting the undersigned
until such time as I may notify you in writing
to the contrary.
Copies of the above letters are available at
Village Hall is you wish to have them.
"You might have a block-buster around you now.
He is the neighbor who is indifferent to how
his property looks, a little careless or sloppy.
He affects your property value more than any
good family who might buy a house near you.
Let's get after him. If you have any such com-plaints
write to the Code Enforcement Office,
Village Hall. If you wish to sign your name,
please do, so that you can be informed of the
disposition of the matter."- In cases'of sus- •-"
pected over-occupancy we will need your name so
we can check for further information from you—
but the matter will be entirely confidential
and your name will not be revealed.
Address "Be involved - be a good neighbor.
Freeport a fine community!"
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. MAY 1971
Village Board Announces Appointments
Heads are bowed in prayer as the Reverend S. Frank Emmanuel, left, of the Bethel A M E Church de-livers
the invocation on Organization Night in Village Hall, when the reelected Village Trustees,
George Fairberg and Thomas Lovelidge officially took their office.
The Freeport Village Board last month announced
appointments to all expiring positions, at the
annual Organization Meeting. There were prelim-inary
remarks by Mayor Robert J. Sweeney and re-elected
Trustee George H. Fairberg, in which
they" both indicated their concern"with"1 the social
ills in human relations that are found in Free-port
as in communities everywhere in the Nation.
The Mayor said he was hopeful that new programs
in Urban Renewal, the recreation and community
center, and other projects, would go far towards
alleviating these social problems. He also
pointed out that the Village is engaged in var-ious
stages of planning and construction towards
the needed expansion of-our.sewer'plant, modern-ization
and expansion of our incinerator plant,
more electrical generating capacity, a major
road-building program, and substantial renova-
Tratees: George H. Fairberg, Thomas J. LoveBdge, Lloyd E. Oir, WnHam H. White
Vflbge Clerk: loin J. MacDonald - Treasurer: Leonard D.B. Smith - Counsel: Oakley Gentry, Ir.
tion in the parks.
In his statement George Fairberg said,"l hereby
pledge my entire physical and mental resources
to the elimination or reduction of the divisive-ness
which exists among some of our people. As
a Trustee, I shall strive to have this Board do
everything within its legally delegated powers
to reduce the causes of friction amongst our
citizens and their children."
William White was reelected Deputy Mayor. Thomas
DeVincenzo was appointed Administrative Assist-ant
to the Village Board and Deputy Village
Clerk. Leonard D. 8. Smith was reappointed Vil-lage.
Assessor. James Lyons was designated to
act as Deputy Treasurer. Marie Barbieri was al-so
designated to act as Deputy Treasurer. Barry
Dunn was designated to act as Deputy Assessor.
Oakley Gentry Jr. was reappointed Village Counsel.
Michael Solomon was reappointed Assistant to Vil-lage
Counsel. Charles Mehrmann was reappointed
Village Justice. Raymond Lavallee was reappoint-ed
Code Enforcement Attorney. William Noll was
reappointed Supt. of Buildings. Henry Skelling-ton
was reappointed Supt. of Sanitation and In-cineration.
Harry Chuisano was reappointed
Supt. of Highway Maintenance.
Edward Voelker was reappointed Supt. of Water
Distribution. Ludovic Long was reappointed
Supt. of Electric Utilities. Stanley Brekne
was reappointed Supt. of Parks and Recreation.
Daniel Schoen was reappointed Supt. of Sewerage
John Lacy was appointed a member of the Board
of Ethics. Tredwell Hopkins was reappointed
Chairman of the Board of Ethics. Fabian Adler
was appointed a member of the Sewer and Sani-tation
Commission. Robert Burger was also ap-pointed
a member of the Sewer and Sanitation
Commission. Allan Bernhardt was reappointed
Chairman of the Sewer and Sanitation Commis-sion.
Anthony DiGregorio was reappointed
.Counsel to the Sewer & Sanitation Commission.
'Henry Altengarten was reappointed Chairman
of the Wa.ter & Light Commission. Irving Gray
was appointed a member of the Water & Light
Al Cirino was reappointed Park Commision Chair-man.
Norman Schmeling was reappointed Chair-man
of the Highway Commission. Edward Yamin
was reappointed Chairman of the Commission on
Human Rights. Madie Saylor, Charles Friedman,
and Rev. S. Frank Emmanuel were appointed mem-bers
of the Commission on Human Rights.
Louis Bloom was reappointed Chairman of'the
Planning Board. Helen Meenan was appointed a
member of the Planning Board. John Vark was
appointed -to the Zoning Board of Appeals to
complete the term vacated by Norman Leek.
Frank McKenna, George Hubschmitt, Edward Rein,
Ludovic Long, William Noll, William Hill and
Peter Meyer were reappointed members of the
Electrical Board. John Marshall was appointed
Chairman of the Examining Board of Plumbers.
Louis Bloom and Robert Nelson were appointed
members of the Examining Board of Plumbers.
Milton Danziger was appointed Chairman of the
Traffic Safety Committee. Joseph Gallo and
Frank Wiesenfeld were appointed members of the
Traffic Safety Committee.
T. Gibbons, Edel Karone, Dorothy Forman, Paul
and Joan Boudreau, L. Phelps, Elizabeth Denton,
Dora Phillips, Isabel Stark, Betsy Gordon, and
Patricia Knox were reappointed members of the
Beautification Committee. Bennett Minton, Jr.,
Frank Bradford, Al Lindroth, Russ Redfield, Al
Grover, Michael Wainz, Robert Storm, Wesley
Carman, Joe Van Blerck and Richard Hall were
appointed members of the Waterfront Committee.
Vincent Baliunas, Elliot Berrin, Frances Buchanan,
Stanley Chambers, Eli Chernoff, Patricia Collins,
John DiGrazia, Rev. Green, Alan Jay, Robert
Johnson, Fran McAndrews, Vincent Misiano, Leroy
Phelps, Nancy Pirodsky, Sue Poppe, Freda Radin,
Jomer Rand, Thomas Re, Robert Reel, Martin
Rothblum, Martin Schachter, Norman Schmeling,
Henry Spitzler, Berkley Swezey, Genevieve Van
Buren, Fred Visel, Clarence Warren, Jr., Horace
Weed, Robert Wiener, Roy Wilde and David-Winans
were appointed as members of the Citizens Com-mittee
on Community Planning. Harold Held was
reappointed Chairman of the Citizens Committee
on Community Planning.
Emanuel Ochital was appointed Chairman of the
Environmental Pollution Commission. Thomas Re,
Robert Loughlin, Ed Kelsey and Leo Canalize were
appointed members of the Environmental Pollution
Baldwin 8T Cornelius Co. was reappointed Vil-lage
Engineers. Rudolph Joseph, Bernard Ross,
Nicola Muia and Benedetto Caruso were appointed
Police Surgeons, Mattie R. Sutton and Mary A.
Long were reappointed Police Matrons.
Canale & Gerardi were Appointed Public Auditors
to audit the accounts and books of the Village.
Schmeling Insurance Agency was designated as
Insurance Agent and broker to provide bonds for
officials of the Village and include such em-ployees
as may be required.
Memorial Day Ceremonies
Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st, will be observed
in the traditional manner, with a parade through
the Village of Freeport and ceremonies at the
Library, (the Gold Star Window and the Vietnam
Memorial), and then to the Village Green adjacent
to the Municipal Building on North Ocean Avenue.
All Freeport residents are invited to attend and
participate in this tribute to all those who gave
their lives to preserve our freedom.
Frank Manz is Grand Marshall and chairman. Bill
Helland is Vice Chairman and Gary Ilgner is Sec-retary.
The parade will start at 10:00 A.M.
sharp from the John Dodd school; east on Little
Pine Street from Main Street; to Merrick Road;
West on Merrick Road to Long Beach Avenue, stop-ping
at the Library for the placing of wreaths;
"North on Long Beach Avenue to Brooklyn Avenue;
east on Brooklyn to Ocean Avenue, where there is
a stop for the Firemen's Memorial and then con-tinue
to the Village Green.
Mayor Sweeney will give the official greeting.
Rev. Joakim Valasiadis, pastor of the Greek Or-thodox
Church will give the invocation. Rev.
Oliver Wirth of the Community Church of the Naz-arene
will give the benediction. Music will be
furnished by the Freeport High School Band. In
the event of rain the ceremonies will be held at
the John Dodd School auditorium on Pine Street.
It is requested by the committee that residents
of the Village display the flag at half mast all
day, to honor all Freeporters who died in the
service of their country.
Meet With County On Welfare Problem
Freeport Mayor Robert J. Sweeney set up a meeting with County officials for Freeport housewives,
so the ladies could tell of their specific concerns about the social problems created when too j
many welfare families reside in one community. . i .;•
The Mayor and the Freeport residents urged the County officials to place welfare families in other .
areas of the County, since the Village has assumed more than its fair share of the problems result-ing
from the large influx of persons who need help. The County representatives assured the Free- t
porters that they would not continue to allow indiscriminate placing of welfare recipients in the •
Village. Standing with the Mayor are Deputy County Executive Joseph Driscoll, left, and Commissioner,
of Social Services James Shuart, who is a Freeport resident. The Ladies' Committee is Mrs. Nancy
Lamb, left, Mrs. Luba Snook, Mrs. Adele Valentino, Mrs. Martha DeSalvo, and Mrs. Mary Stegner.
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