Bicentennial Group Selected
The Board of Trustees has set up a Bicentennial
Committee which in turn will submit the Village's
application to the Town of Hempstead for designa-tion
as a Bicentennial Community. Such designa-tion
entitles Freeport to Town services including
a National Bicentennial flag, the Town's new flag,
the,listing of Freeport events in a Master Bicen-tennial
Calendar, assistance in identifying and
cataloging local historic landmarks and aid in
publication of materials dealing with local his-tory.
Village Historian Clinton Metz was selected
by Mayor William White several months ago to rep- .
resent the Village on the Town's Committee. .
Appointed interim chairman was Robert Raynor, an
active member of the Freeport Historical Society
who served as vice president of Freeport1s Diamond
Jubilee celebration in 1967. Members of the com-mittee,
who are charged with the development of
plans for the celebration of the 200th anniversary
of the War for Independence on a local level are:
Sig Feile, .Freeport Chamber, of Commerce; Barbara
Schachter, PTA Council; Rhoda Keller, The Leader;
Ellen Extract, Freeport Association; Ramona, Crook,
Village Beautification Committee; .Rozanne Volta,
Freeport Heritage Garden Club; Harold Levy, Free-
Water Rates Going Up
Following a public meeting on May 19, the Board .
of Trustees voted to increase the Village's water
rates from 1\ to 10?.
The increase, recommended by the Municipal Board
of Water and Light, is needed to offset an antici-pated
loss of $67,000 in the Water Department.
The rate hike, the first since 1973, is estimated
to cost the small consumer an additional $2 per
Superintendent of Water Distribution Edward Voel-ker,
in backing the Board's recommendation, point-ed
to spiraling operating costs and decreased sales.
In 1975-7't, total operating expenses of the Depart-ment
amounted to 3696,88't with a profit of $61,580.
With electric power costs alone jumping 382,000
from that year, it is estimated that the total op-erating
costs for the current year will rise to
5875,000, with sales of only $808,000. "A 567-
000 deficit is not a workable situation as we
must have funds available for emergency repairs
and general maintenance," Voelker stated.
port Democratic Club; Marian Knoeller (Betty
Healy, alternate), Chamber Ladies Auxiliary; Mrs.
Charles Schilling, Order of the Eastern Star;
William Feigel, Freeport-Meadowbrook Camera Club;
Betty Lombardy,"Freeport Business Women; Rev.
Chester Ramsey, Interfaith Clergy; James Brown,
Southwest Civic Association; Carl Gould; Lillian
Glaser, Doris Nickerson and Ruth Nickerson, Free-port
Historical Society; Clinton Metz; Gloria Ne-vard,
Freeport Board of Education; Dorothy Storm,
Freeport Village Board; Ira Schildkraut, Freeport
High School faculty; Ruth Maynes (Margaret Ray
and Grace Metz, alternates), Transfiguration
Parish Day School; Mrs. Edgar Mapes (Mrs. Leroy
Phelps and Mrs. William Max, alternates), Ruth
Floyd Woodhull Chapter, Daughters of the American
Revolution; First Deputy Chief Arthur Lewis (Sec-ond
Deputy Chief Richard VanWicklen and Fireman
James McBride, alternates), Freeport Fire Depart-ment;
George Maynes (Russ Redfield and Frank Hall,
alternates), William Clinton Story Post, American
Legion; and Freeport High.School students Jan
Aroujo, Jackie LaMar,Je,;n Jackson, Nancy Warshaw-sky,
Muriel Nagle,.Pat Bessel, Jane Reilly, Cathy
Riley, Jamie McKeown, Kerri Woodward and Mary.
Fredsall. . - ' - , ' .
The Oil Heat:Institute, through local fuel oil
distributors^ has circulated literature among
Freeport homeowners which contains information
which may apply to electric customers of the
Long Island Lighting Company, but is in no way
applicable to Village residents and establish-ments
who are supplied electricity by the Free-port
Electric Department, Freeport Superintendent
Ludovic Long pointed out.
The circular states that the cost of electric
heat has quadrupled owr the last three years.
In Freeport it has increased 55?, not quadrupled,
Mr. Long noted. The Oil Heat Institute material
further states that the Public Service Commission
has ruled that part of the expense of heating an
all electric home shall be paid for by the oil
user and that "this will be reflected in your
next bill from your local utility company."
That statement is not true in Freeport. The
Village Electric Department is not passing elec-tric
space heating costs on to non-electric
space heating customers in the Freeport rate
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.
Very Special Recreation JUNE, 1975
(Left to right) Dr. Morton Thompson, Mayor William White, Woodward Mental Health Center Executive
Director Gertrude Berman, School District Coordinator of Special Services Dr. John McCafferty, .
Superintedent of Recreation and Parks Stanley Brekne and Kiddie Club Coordinator Mary Hall, dis-cussing
Village-funded program whereby children with emotional problems spend two hours a week
at the Recreation Center's pools and Kiddie Club room.
More Public Meetings
The Board of'Trustees has voted'to reverse an
earlier decision which set the 1975-76 schedule
of public meetings to the first and third Mon-days
of each month, with the exception of holi-days
or eves of a holiday, and limited summer
sessions to the first Monday. A summer schedule
had been maintained the past several years be-cause
of very poor attendance during the warm
Under the new schedule, public Board meetings,
Vpm,:tonference Room, Village Hall, '•6 North
Ocean Avenue, will be held the first and third
Monday of the month year around. In the event
of a holiday or holiday eve, the meeting will
not be cancelled but held the next available
Public voting sessions of the Board will con-tine
to be held each Monday at 7:30pm with the
excention of a holiday or the eve of a holiday.
Trustees: Thomas J. Lovelidge, Ralph P. Franco, Dorothy Storm, Wayne Jordan
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo-Treasurer: James J. Lyons - Counsel: Oakley Gentry Jr.
Mayor Leads Blood Drive Some Summer Warnings
Mayor William White will lead off a community -
blood drive when he travels to the Rockville
Centre offices of the Inter-County Blood Services
shortly to donate a pint of blood. Working with
the local unit of the Civil Service Employees As-sociation,
all Village employees will be urged to
do the same, in that way serving as an example to
their fellow residents as it is sought to meet the
continual need for blood supplies in the region.
The Inter-County Blood Services, a division of ttie
Greater New York-Blood Program which operates in
conjunction with the Community Blood Council of .
the'American Red Cross* approached the Village
government for aid during the months of July and
August, historically a time when voluntary blood
donations decline sharply due to vacations. Since
the^ transfusable life of. whole blood is just three
weeks, shortages mean that hospitals must resort
to frozen packed red blood cells which are less
satisfactory and very costly. Continually drain-ing
the supply of fresh blood are victims of anero-ia,
hemophilia and leukemia as well as those suf-fering
from liver or kidney disease and accident
and surgical cases. One factor, gamma globulin,
is used as a measles preventative.
Anyone between the ages of 17 and 65 is a potent-ial
donor. -Through increased technology, even
the blood of those once turned down as donors,
such as those with a history of malaria, may be
used. Donations through the Inter-County Blood
Services entitles the donor and his family to
unlimited blood replacement for one year through
three coverage plans.
"As Inter-County says, 'You may not be dying to
give blood, but some day you may be dying to get
it,1" Mayor White said. "If we do not keep pace
with the rising demand, people are going to die
for want of the blood that could have saved their
lives or their health. Remember, there is only
one production plant for human blood and that is
'in---the human body. There is no substitute. I
strongly urge that all Village employees, as well
as Freeport organizations, businesses and individ-uals,
get behind this drive.. Since just one pint
of blood can save as many as five lives, the over
*tO,000 people of Freeport can provide a great con-tribution
as the region approaches the perilous
More information may be obtained by calling Inter-
County at 536-7100.
Recreation Committee Set
Mayor, William White has appointed 15 residents to
Serve on a special advisory group, the Recreation
Programs Committee. Those selected nad been nom-inated
by their organizations or had volunteered
their services by virtue of experience in the
The Recreation Program Committee members are: '-•
Helen Fitzgerald, Harbor Civic Association; Jack
Extract, Freeport Association; Donald Pantina,
Freeport Chamber of Commerce; Meredith Manitzas,
PTA with Marilyn Roller and Barbara Schachter,
alternates; Adolph Ringer, Northwest Civic Assoc-iation;
Scott Fierner, 7th grade, Dodd.Junior High
School; Robin Oessaure, 8th grade, Dodd; Paula
Bernhardt, 8th grade, Dodd; Elizabeth Taub, fresh-man,
and Deidre Frierson, senior, Freeport High
School; and Elaine Latham, Richard Bolton, Marion
Gottschalk and Morton Posner, members at large.
Trustee Dorothy Storm will act as liaison between
the group and the Board of Trustees... . • . .
The purpost of the new citizens' committee is to
work with Superintendent of Parks and Recreation
Stanley Brekne and the Park Commission in suggest-ing
.new programs as well as changes in present pro-gramming
and to assist in the overall development
of the new Freeport Recreation Center.
Mayor White pointed out, "With each-member acting
as a liaison with the organization he represents,
the Village government will have the advantage-of
continuous community input as the Recreation Cen-ter
is developed to closely reflect the preferences
of the community."
Recycling Dumpster To Go
The newspaper recycling dumpster at the corner
of Sunrise Highway and Ocean Avenue will be re-moved,
the first week of July. The removal is
due to the costs involved in maintaining the
facility as well as the unsightly condition
which has occurred" on weekends.
Residents are urged to leave tied and stacked
newspapers at curbside each Wednesday, with the
excpetion of those weeks containing a holiday,
for collection by Village forces.
Residents are reminded that warn weather brings
some dangers to our community and its residents.
— The pollution and littering of bur waterways.
Whether committed by a" boater, householder or
commercial establishment, those who contaminate
our important marine resource will be levied
fines up to 8250 as will those who violate the
safety rules set up to make our waterways pleas-urable
for all who wish to use them.
—Children at leisure. It is expressly forbid-den
by Village ordinance to play ball in streets
shared by automobiles. While motorists must be
ever wary of this hazard, particularly at twi-light,
Freeport parents are urged to impress
upon their youngsters that the Village has set
aside park areas for such activity where their
lives will not be endangered,
—Bike riders. While the Village's innovative
bike safety and registration programs are now
being used as examples to other communities in
the region, the ever popular sport and mode of
transportation remains a potential threat to
bicyclist and motorist alike on our Village
streets. Bike registration for protection a-gainst
theft, at a one time cost of 250, may be
accomplished at Police Headquarters, 'tO North
Ocean Avenue, each Wednesday between 8:30am and
^pm, and on the first Saturday of the month be-1
tween 8:30am and 12:30pn. The July registration
date is the 12th due to the Independence Day hol-iday.
Bikes must be present at time of registra-tion.
Please ask for the bike safety brochures
available at Headquarters and adhere to the rules
and regulations which must be enforced by the
Village's Police Department.
—Ice Cream Vendors. No legislation will prevent
an excited child from darting to or from such an ,
attraction across a thoroughfare. Parental gui-dance
Bust be applied, but ultimately, a motorist
should not pass such a situation except slowly
— Vandalism and graffiti. Each year thousands
of tax dollars are expended to unde the senseless
danage done to Village property, most particularly1
in our parks. Such acts have caused the temporary:
closing of facilities which are meant to be enjoy-ed
by all. Too, the defacing of orivate property
downgrades our entire Village. '
Property Owner's Responsibility
One of the unsightly conditions that -detract from the appearance of Freeport neighborhoods is the
growths of high weeds between the curb and sidewalk areas. It is the property owner':s,responsi-bility
to keep "that area free of such weeds;- Please do your part towards a cleaner and neater
Freeport. Check your own property, whether residential or commercial, remove ugly weeds, litter
and other eye-sores.
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