Municipal Service Request
Do you have a specific problem that needs the
attention of a Village department!
If so, please use this Service Request form to
bring it to the attention of your Village ad-ministration.
It will be acknowledged and giv-en
to the appropriate department head for ac-tion.
We recommend that you include your name and ad-dress.
It will not be disclosed to any third
party, but it will enable us to let you know
what was done or why it couldn't be done.
You may conveniently send your Service Request
to Village Hall by including it in the same re-ply
envelope with your Electric Bill payment.
TO: Mayor William H. White, Municipal Building, Freeport, N.Y. 11520
Action Requested or Nature of Problem
Address or Location
_ Building Department Code Enforcement
Narcotics Guidance Parking Meters
Vacant Lot Clearance Police Fire Recreation and Parks
For Referral to: Sanitation Highway
Electric Water Sewer
Stadium Sign Shop Other
Summer Job Deadline
Freeport residents over the age of 18 have until
May 1 to file an application for summer positions
.4th the Village of Freeport.
Openings to be filled include those of life
guard, recreation attendants and leaders and
Those interested may apply at the Office of the
Village Clerk, ^6 North Ocean Avenue, between
8:30am and /t:30pin, or in writing. No telephone
inquiries will be accepted.
Recycle And Help
The Recreation Department offers residents a
chance to recycle empty containers. Weeded for
the summer crafts programs are small juice cans,
egg cartons and small tomato sauce cans.
Items may be left in the collection box at the
Freeport Recreation Center.
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.
Community Development Plans Filed APRIL, 1975
Mayor William White, having received authoriza-tion
from the Board of Trustees, submitted the
Village's application for $1.3 million of first
year funding under the federal Housing and Com-munity
Development Act of 197^. Freeport's al-location
is $5.3 million over the next five
years. The application, mailed February 28,
went to the New York State Office of Planning
Services and the Tri-State Regional Planning
Commission for review, as is required, before
the formal application is submitted to the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Board's action followed two Public Hearings,
one held on December 17 and attended by over
200 residents, and another held February 25 and
attended by 50. The input from the hearings, as
well as written comments from organizations and
individuals formed the base from which the Mayor
Task Force of Village department heads and the
Citizens Committee composed of representatives
from Freeport's civic organizations, in consul-tation
with KRS Associates, developed the Vil-lage's
In general the aim of the Village's first year
Community Development plan is to (l) improve
the quality of housing in the Village with em-phasis
on the rehabilitation of boarded-up
houses and other blighted structures in the
northeast section for homeowner occupants who
will be assisted through financial grants; (2)
the acquistion of properties along North Main
Street to attract developers with emphasis on
the creation of neighborhood shopping facilities;
(3) a beginning of the revitalization of the
Central Business District, through the creation
of a pedestrian walkway'to the west side of
South Main Street, 2'.^. improvement gnd expansion
of Municipal Parking Lots #11 and 12; CO a
study of Freeport's waterfront area to determine
its development capabilities and any zoning
changes which might assist in its development;
and (5) Village-wide improvements through im-proved
street signs, plantings and other urban
beautification projects as well as the reevalu-ation
and study of parking regulations, commuter
parking areas and zoning.
The Housing Assistance Plan, which is part of
the Community Development application, initially
supports the 100-unit senior citizen housing de-velopment
proposed by the Freeport Housing
Authority on North Main Street, 15 rehabilitated
homes in the northeast and five existing units
for relocation purposes. Long term housing needs
will be studied during the first year.
Breakdown of the !>1.3 million to be spent in the
first fiscal year, June, 1975 to September, 1976,
is: northeast housing and neighborhood rehabili-tation,
$386,500 or 292 of the funds; North Main
Street development, J^OOO or 3*$; Central
Business District improvements, $27^,900 or 20?;
waterfront study, f>20,000 or l%- Village-wide
improvements, i?20,000 or 1%; and administration
and management including study of future Commun-ity
Development programs, $83,600 or 6?. A con-tingency
fund, required under the law, will hold
9% of the monies.
Mayor White indicated that the Village would con-tinue
to seek community input as first year plans
are implemented and future ones determined.
Trustees: George H. Fairberg. Ralph P. Franco, Thomas J. Lovelidge, Dorothy Storm
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo Treasurer: James J. Lyons - Counsel: Oakley Gentry Jr.
Programs For Handicapped New Fire Chief
Dr. Morton Thompson has been retained as a con-sultant
by the Village to develop recreational
programs for the Freeport handicapped. After
conducting a survey to determine the number of
disabled residing in Freeport and the types of
disabilities involved as well as analyzing the
facilities, equipment and existing staff of the
Department of Recreation and Parks, Dr. Thompson
will set up a pilot program, using staff members
and college students.. The students will be given
academic credit but.no salary for their work.
Dr. Thompson's work will be coordinated with
that of all .agencies in the Village dealing with
the handicapped such as the Woodward Mental Health
Center. Cost to the Village will be $3,000 and
state and federal funding will be sought when the
pilot program is in operation.
Or. Thompson developed the Town of Hempstead's
ANCHOR program which serves 600 disabled children.:
The Village of Freeport is conducting a preliminary survey to determine the needs and interest for
the development of a Village recreation program for children and adults in Freeport with special
It would be of great value to us if you would assist us in this survey by answering the questions
on this form.
1. Do you have a child or adult with special problems?
Physical Emotional Retardation
2. Is this individual presently participating in a.recreation program?
If yes, name of program
Preserving Our Heritage
Members of the Freeport Fire Department elected
William Cominos to the Office of Chief of De-partment.
Mr. Cominos was last year's First
Deputy and will head the 350 man volunteer force
for the 1975-76 term.
3. Would you be interested in having your child participate in a recreation pronram for excep-tional
children in Freeport?
Yes No Weekday Saturdays
Please return this questionnaire to the Recreation Department, 130 East Merrick Scad, Freeport,
New York 11520.
On behalf of the various community groups involved, thank you for your cooperation and interest.
Dr. Morton Thompson
If you wish us to contact you with program information, please complete below:
Mayor William white presents Proclamation designating April as "Freeport Historical Society Month,"
to Society President Lillian Glaser outside of the Museum maintained by the voluntary organization
since 1962. The Museum at 350 South Main Street recently reopened with new exhibits and may be
visited without charge each Sunday from 2pm to 5pro« As of July 1, ths Museum will also be open on
Thursday afternoons. The Mayor joined with Mrs. Glaser in urging that residents interested in the
continued preservation of the Village's heritage show their support of the Society through member-ship.
(See Application blank below.)
APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
Yes, I would like to join the Freeport Historical Society and I am enclosing fee for the type of annual
D Regular, $3 D Student (under 18) $1 D Sustaining, $25
D Corporate, $25 D Life, $10O
Name (if corporate, include title)
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