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Mayor William H. White signs for the Village of
Freeport a new two-year contract with the Civil
Service Employees' Association. Seated at the
conference table are, left to right, Nassau
County CSEA President Irving Flaumenbaum, Free-port
Chapter President William Jakubowski, the
Mayor, and Freeport CSEA 2nd Vice-President
Joshua Crafton. Standing are the Village Trus-
Freeport Memorial Library offers many free ser-vices
for the homebound and handicapped of all
ages from pre-school to senior citizens.
If you are physically unable to come to the Li-brary
you may apply by mail or phone for a li-brary
card and have books delivered to your home.
Other special materials and services include:
(1) Talking books (recorded discs) with mach-ines
to play then on. (2) Large print books,
There are over 100 miles of sewer lines under
the Village streets which are rodded and cleaned
throughout the year by the Maintenance Crew of
the Sewer Department. This crew also responds
to emergencies such as sewage stoppages in the
street and broken or noisy manhole covers, etc.
In the past few months there have been several
instances of basement flooding because a property
owner or a plumber opened a sewage house trap in
tees, Dorothy Storm, Ralph Franco, Deputy Mayor
George Fairberg, and Thomas Lovelidge.
The agreement was reached after months of inten-sive
bargaining, and with the help of a State
mediator and a fact-finder. It provides, for
most municipal employees, a 73$ salary increase
in fiscal 1973 and a 73;? increase in fiscal
newspapers and magazines. (3) Magnifiers for
book pages and fine print. CO Recommended
books and filns on hobbies and things to do for
the homebound, handicapped and the aged. (5)
Cassettes you may borrow for fiction, music lis-tening,
lectures on current events, etc. (6)
Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Retire-ment
Call Adult Services 379-327't and find out what
the Library can do to meat your paricular needs.
the home without first checking the street sewer
lines. If there is any doubt that the stoppage
is not located in the home please call the Vil-lage
Sewer Department at FR 8 - <tOOO, ext. 228,
before opening the house trap. Lateral sewer
pipe connections from the house to the village
sewer lines and the proper fitting of house trap
plugs are the responsibility of the property-owner.
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
46 NORTH OCEAN AVENUE TELEPHONE FReeport 8-4000 WILLIAM H. WHITE, MAYOR
Public Meetings On The 1st and 3rd Mondays Of The Month, At 9:00 P.M.
At this joyous season, we wish the best of everything
for each and every one of you,,
Mayor William Ho White
Village Board of Trustees
Martha DeSalvo, Chairman of the Freeport Beau-tification
Committee, presents a Beautification
Award to Vinnie Prochilo, owner of Freeport
Florist on Freeport Plaza. "Mr. Prochilo's ar-tistic
talent and imagination has made his shop
beautiful both inside and outside, and an asset
to the Village of Freeport," Mrs. DeSalvo said,
"and he has donated his time, talents and floral
work to many community projects." The Committee
invites interested persons to nominate commer-cial
establishments for beautification awards.
Trustees: George H. Fairberg, Ralph P. Franco, Thomas J. Lovelidge, Dorothy Storm
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo- Treasurer: Leonard D.B. Smith-Counsel: Oakley Gentry Jr.
Freeport Cooperates In Energy Crisis
The Village of Freeport is cooperating .fully
with the energy conservation program announced
by the President, to alleviate as much as pos-sible
the present energy emergency, Mayor White
Thermostats in Village Hall and other Village
buildings are set atj)8e, to conserve fuel oil,
the Mayor said. In addition, all lights that
were previously left burning in Municipal
buildings are extinguished, except the minimum
number needed for safety of night workers.
"The step we are taking with the greatest re-gret,"
Mayor White said, "is the elimination
of the traditional seasonal lights in the bus-iness
district. It will make our Holiday Sea-son
a little less merry, but we cannot justify
this heavy use of electricity at a time when
real hardships might be caused by the energy
shortage. It takes millions of gallons of
fuel oil to operate our electrical generators,
and we are already experiencing serious prob-lems
in obtaining an adequate supply of the
special fuel required."
The Mayor said that Village department heads
have also been directed to make recommendations
for any other specific steps to be taken in
each department to conserve fuel oil, electric-ity,
Mayor White is also calling upon residents and
commercial establishments to follow the exam-ple
of the Village government. "I hope that
these measures will only be necessary for a
relatively short period of time," the Mayor
said, "but I know that we can rely upon the -
cooperative spirit of Freeporters exhibited in
every emergency situation."
Lloyd G. Ryan, Fire Marshall of Nassau County,
and Ronald Buckingham, Director of Suffolk
County's Department of Fire Safety, joined in
issuing a warning to the public about the pos-sible
dangers of auxiliary heating devices that
Long Island residents may use if a shortage of
home heating oil forced householders to find
other ways of heating their homes. The fire
safety experts offered the public the follow-ing
cautions and guidelines for safe "alterna-tive
The use of top burners or ovens in gas stoves
for home heating presents a serious potential
hazard. If these stoves are used for long pe-riods,
such as all night, in an area in which
doors are not opened frequently to allow fresh
air in, the oxygen in the area can be depleted,
and the improper combustion can produce carbon
monoxide that may lead to asphyxiation. If
the gas oven door is kept open, the thermostat
will not periodically shut off the oven and the
stove elements may actually burn out.
The Long Island Lighting Company has advised
that if large numbers of people use their gas
ranges for heating on a very cold day, the un-expected
substantial demand for natural gas
could cause a drop in gas pressure in gas mains
that would force the shut down of portions of
the gas system. It would take days to restore
this service (every pilot affected would have
to be individually relighted) and cause great
hardship to numerous families.
Fireplaces are probably the most inefficient
means of heating a house. Surprising as it
may seem, if there is any heat in a house be-sides
that provided by the fireplace, because
of the draft more heat will go out through the
chimney than will be generated by the fireplace.
Both wood fires and gas logs in fireplaces
should be used only in well-ventilated rooms
as they burn up oxygen and can lead to asphyx-iation.
Any gas log used should bear the Amer-ican
Gas Association's seal of approval and
must be properly vented either through the
chimney or by means of a special approved vent.
If you use any type of fossil fuel heater such
as oil, kerosene, or gas, make sure it is prop-erly
vented to the outside, to prevent the'
build-up of combustion products. If a room is
completely closed, the fossil fuel heater can
use up the oxygen in the room, leading to in-complete
combustion and the production of car-bon
monoxide and the possibility of asphyxia-tion.
The most dangerous of potential home heating
devices are charcoal grills. These should
never be used in a house unless directly con-nected
to a flue or chimney. Charcoal bri-quets
produce about 20? carbon monoxide at all
times and in a closed room can contribute very
quickly to carbon monoxide poisoning.
The simplest and best form of auxiliary heater
'is an electric heater that meets the following
1. It should bear the Underwriters Laboratory's
seal. All new heaters that carry the U.L.
seal are equipped with a switch to shut off
the appliance if it is in danger of over-heating.
2. It should have a "tip-over switch" that
automatically shuts the heater off if it
should accidentally tip over.
Before using an electric heater, check your home
wiring. U.L. approved heaters for 110-125 volt
service are usually designed for operation be-low
1,650 watts. .However, most home wiring is
equipped with 15 amp. fuses and is limited to
carrying 1,800 watts." Therefore, very few
lights and no other appliances should be used
on the same line with an electric heater. Us-ing
a heavier fuse than the one intended for the
line is dangerous and can cause a fire.
Electric stoves should not be used for heating.
If stove elements burn continuously for long
periods (which would occur if the oven door
were left ajar), they would probably burn out.
Keep all auxiliary or portable heaters away
from flammable materials such as curtains or
bedding. Make sure that someone responsible
sees that children, the elderly and disabled,
are safeguarded from accidents. Keep these
heaters out of general home and office traffic
patterns and do not allow children to play near
If you have an old heater that you plan to use,
have it checked by a qualified service agency
to make sure that there are no frayed wires,
corroded or deteriorated fittings that can
create shock or fire hazards.
Love Finds All Ages
John E. Williams, Executive Director of the
Freeport Housing Authority, announced the re-cent
marriage of Mr. Edward Sanders, 77 years
of age, a resident of the Senior Citizen Apart-ments
to Rosetta Bean, a senior citizen from
Flushing, New York.- Many residents of the
Senior Citizen Apartments feted the newlywed.s
with wedding cake and gifts in the Community
Room of the John J. Madden Senior Citizen
Joining in the celebration were Housing Commis-sioners
Reverend Eugene K. Strebel, Frank J.
Smith and Freeport Police Chief Anthony J. Elar.
The Chairman of the Freeport Housing Authority,
Reverend E. Mitchell Mallette and other mem-bers
of the Commission who were unable to at-tend,
sent their felicitations to Mr. and Mrs.
Director Williams reported that Freeport was
the first community to build public housing for
senior citizens on Long Island and that Decem-ber
1, 1973 marked ten years of such housing.
He said, "this is the first time one of our
seniors has married and it proves that love
finds all ages."
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