You can make your neighborhood a more pleasant
place to live and increase the value of your
property. You can help the Village of Freeport
to be clean and attractive by observing the
DO'S FOR HOMES AND BUSINESSES
DO maintain your home or business establishment
by painting and repairing. Village Ordinances
require painting of all wooden surfaces to pre-vent
deterioration. This is being strictly en-forced
by the Building Department.
DO maintain your garages and fences and keep
them repaired and painted. Maintain your lawns,
gardens and yards for beauty and cleanliness.
Pick up all litter including any at curbside.
Cut down weeds between sidewalk and curb.
DO have proper rubbish and garbage receptacles
with covers in sufficient number. All contain-ers
must be kept closed, including the large
commercial dumpster units.
DO remove trash around your house, yard, fence
or hedge. Clean unsightly litter accumulation
from wire fences, bushes and hedges. Put out
trash at curb for Wednesday pick-up each week
(except in a holiday week when Wednesday trash
pick-ups are eliminated because garbage is
picked up on that day to offset the holiday).
DO call for special pick-ups for large or bulky
items, such as discarded refrigerators, stoves
and such. Put weeds, leaves, grass cuttings,
etc. in plastic bags for Wednesday pick-up.
DO use litter baskets when you are in the busi-ness
districts. Keep a litter bag in your car
DO report vacant lots that are in need of clean-ing.
Under Village Ordinances if the property
owner does not clean his lot the Village will
have it done by a contractor and the cost will
be charged against the property.
DON'T HURT YOUR VILLAGE
DON'T confuse or nix trash or garbage. Trash is
burnable items only, such as paper, rags, pieces
of wood, and it is to be put out for collection
only on Wednesday.
DON'T put out excessive amounts of trash for
pick-up on one day. If you have a large amount,
put only part of it outside on any Wednesday and
hold the rest for the next Wednesday pick-up.
DON'T put trash out before 6 PM on Tuesday
night prior to Wednesday trash pick-tip. DON'T
sweep leaves, twigs, grass clippings, etc. into
gutter. Pick them up and put them into closed
containers for trash pick-up.
If you are a businessman, DON'T pile boxes and
crates alongside your dumpster. Break them
down to flat units and put them in the con-tainers.
Use containers of adequate size to
handle all of your trash.
CALL THE SANITATION OFFICE AT FR 8-4000, EXT.
222 AflY TIME YOU HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT REGULA-TIONS
OR ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN OR CANNOT PUT OUT
LET S DRAW THE
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.
Why Electric Bills Are Higher
In a statement by Superintendent of Electric
Utilities Ludovic Long, the Village of Free-port
explained the high cost of "fuel adjust-ment
allowances" on electric bills as follows:
Electric energy in the Northeast region of
the United States is generated in large part
with residual fuel oil which has supplement-ed
coal to meet air pollution laws. Unfortu-nately
with tne recent Arab embargo on ex-port
of fuel oil to this country, this has
left electric utilities open to wide fluctu-ations
in fuel oil prices.
As a comparison^ the Village paid ^.90 per
gallon in 1970, then fuel cost increased
gradually to 110 per gallon by September
1973. Since November 1973 fuel oil in-creased
at an average of 90 per gallon to
reach a high of 390 per gallon for the
month of February 1971*. On March 1st the
prices went down to 350 per gallon and ap-pear
heading to more reasonable prices but
most informed sources in the oil industry be-lieve
that these will ultimately level off
somewhere between 250 and 300 per gallon. To
put this into perspective, the Village pur-chases
approximately one million gallons of
fuel oil per month for which it paid $^9,000
in September 1970; $111,700 in September 1973
and $390,000 in February 197^. The last fig-ure
doubles the Electric Department monthly
budget including both fixed charges and oper-ating
expenses, thus the explanation for
such a high fuel adjustment factor*
The Federal Energy Office in Case No. 02002-
53^ has allocated the Village IQO% of its
fuel requirements for the year 1971*. How-ever,
since all residual fuel oil used by
electric utilities in the Northeast is impor-ted,
it is not subject to price control and
we are faced with unduly high prices in fuel
cost. The Village regrets having to pass
this increase on to its consumers but it has
no other alternative, Mr. Long said, noting
that other utilities throughout the Northeast
part of the country are having the saaie diffi-culties
and are forced to impose the same
high charges for fuel adjustment costs.
Mayor William White presents Certificate of Ap-preciation
to Village Purchasing Agent Louise
Laino, retiring after "more than 20 years of
exemplary municipal service."
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.
A Third Term
Mayor William White (left) installs Or. E.
Mitchell Mallette to his third term as Freeport
Housing authority Chairman.
Join the Freeport Recreation Department on
Thursday, April 18, for a performance of
"Festa Brazil" at Madison Square Garden and
'Lunch Out.' The Village has obtained special
discount tickets for the morning performance.
This brilliant Brazilian Troupe will portray
in dance the folklore of their country in the
throbbing music from the pagan drumbeats of
the 17th century through the modern Carnival
with its prize winning costumes. Then on to
Schraffts for lunch consisting of fruit cup,
London broil, vegetable, salad, dessert and
beverage. We will meet at the Long Island
Railroad ticket office in Freeport at 8:30am
and return to the station at about 3:30pm.
The fee of $9 includes transportation, dance
performance and lunch.
Reservations may be phoned in to Mrs. Stern
at 378-4000 and all monies must be in the
Recreation Department office, ^6 N. Ocean
Avenue no later than April 11 in order to in-sure
your reservation. The trip is limited
on a first come-first served basis - detailed
flyers are available at the Recreation Office.
All participants must have a Freeport l.D.
Residents are reminded that a Village ordi-nance
governs the height of fences and other
enclosures within the Village's residential
and apartment areas. Chain link and other
open type fences can be no higher than four
feet while stockade and other solid enclo-sures
are limited to three feet. The re-strictions
apply to front yards (front prop-erty
line to front building line) only.
Those wishing to build an enclosure of stone,
concrete or masonry in a residential or apart-ment
area must apply for a permit.
Fencing of all types is limited to six feet in
height in other areas of the Village.
That red and white mini-library traveling the
streets of the Village carrying books to
adults and children has simply been known as
the Freeport Memorial Library Bookmobile. It's
a very formal title for something with such a
The Library now invites everyone to help find
a more affectionate name for this weekly
neighborhood visitor. Entry forms on which
you may submit your choice of names will be
available at the Library and on the Bookmo-bile.
A prize will be awarded to the person
who in the opinion of the panel of judges sug-gests
a name which best conveys its spirit of
friendliness and concern for each Freeporter at
its neighborhood stops.
You have it coming to you at 2*t different lo-cations
in town, so stop in, get acquainted
and pick up your entry form.
To Head Economic
Robert J. Cohen, Jr. has been appointed Direc-tor
of Economic Development for the Village of
Freeport. The announcement was made by Mayor
William H. White and the Village's Board of
Mr. Cohen is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsyl-vania.
He comes to Freeport after three years
as Executive Director of the North Side Civic
Development Council. The Council is a non-profit,
corporately financed organization con-cerned
with the economic, physical and social
renaissance of an old established section of
the City of Pittsburgh, comprising 83,859 peo-ple.
As the Executive Director, Mr. Cohen was
closely involved-in coordinating various govern-mental
activities in 19 highway, rehabilitation,
renewal and private projects, financed by local,
county, state and federal funds in excess of
Mr. Cohen has governmental experience as Assist-ant
Executive Secretary to former Pittsburgh
Mayor Joseph M. Barr. He was also Project Co-
Ordinator for Public Relations Department for
the Port Authority of Allegheny County, Penn-sylvania.
A graduate of Boston University, Mr. Cohen be-gan
his career as a reporter, working for
WIIC-TV of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Suburban
Community Newspapers, and the News Department
of WTAE-TV of Pittsburgh. He served in the
United States Air Force and with the Pennsyl-vania
Air National Guard.
Mayor William H. White said that Mr. Cohen's
primary objective will be to plan and execute
activities designed to attract desirable busi-ness
and residential uses to the Village of
Freeport. He said Mr. Cohen will work closely
with a business development commission or com-mittee
to be established by the Village, and
with the Freeport Chamber of Commerce, the
Freeport Association, and any other community
groups working towards economic progress.
The Mayor said that Mr. Cohen will give partic-ular
attention to such areas as North Main Street,
where the Village expects to see considerable re-development
in the near future. "There are many,
encouraging signs on North Main Street," Mayor
' White noted, "such as the fact that the Federal
' government has approved a three million dollar
Senior Citizen Apartment development, at no cost
to the Village taxpayers. This will effect a
tremendous improvement in the physical appear-ance
of the area.
"We have also been notified by our Building De-partment
that plans have been filed for a new
apartment building on North Main Street con-sisting
of M units, primarily efficiency
apartments. This should also encourage other
developers to come in.
"Two very handsome new churches have been con-structed
on Narth Main Street, which certainly
enhance the appearance of the neighborhood.
These are all plus factors and a goad start for
Mr. Cohen's development programs."
Check With Us
Check with your Building Department before
you invest any of your tax refund or hard
cash in any proposed addition to your dwell-ing.
The Freeport Building Department, like
the Police, Highway and Sanitation Depart-ments,
is a service oriented department. We
check the safety features and construction
requirements on all new and existing dwell-ings,
but foremost, we preserve the zoning
requirements of the Village.
Many people have been hurt financially be-cause
extensions, garages, swimming pools
and fences were not erected in accordance
with the Village Ordinances, and without the
required permits. There have been instances
where kitchens were removed from houses and
newly constructed garages were demolished be-cause
of Village and Supreme Court actions,
dormers that were built with the intention
of putting in a second family were left va-cant,
and fences removed or altered to sat-isfy
the Village Code.
WITH US - Before any contract
signing or purchase that may require a per-mit.
Call the Building Department to get a
preliminary approval or to find out what the
requirements should be. Your call may save
you thousands of dollars.
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