Service Request Forms Successful
Since June, 1973, when the Municipal Service
Request form began to appear periodically in
this publication, 1,266 have been filled out
and returned to Mayor William White.
The comments, pointing out where the services
of some Village department are needed, are for-warded
to Mayor White, and thenceforth referred
to the appropriate department for immediate fol-lowup.
Residents who give their name and ad-dress
are contacted and told what will be done
and when the matter will be corrected.
Typical complaints concern loose or barking dogs,
littered yards, pot holes, parking violations,
boat and auto speeders, traffic lights, dirty
lots and low-hanging branches.
Aside from informing the Village government of
problems, the Municipal Service Request form
has an educational value. Many residents have
learned for the first time that the quickest
way to get rid of loose dogs is to call the Town
of Hempstead Dog Warden and that the maintenance
of curbs and trees is the homeowner's responsi-bility.
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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.
Tp: Mayor William H. White, Municipal Building, Freeport, N.Y. 11520
Action Requested or Nature of Problem
Address or Location (Please be specific)
For Referral to: Sanitation Highway Building Department Code Enforces>ent_
Electric Water Sewer Narcotics Guidance Parking Meters
Parking Fields Vacant Lot Clearance Police Fire Recreation and Parks_
Stadium Sign Shop Other
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.
Holiday Greetings DECEMBER, 1975
When it comes to decorating Village Hall for the holiday season, many groups get involved. Here,
posing with the Chanukah menorah and Christmas wreath which always goes over the North Ocean Ave-nue
entrance, are nembers of the Freeport Girl Scouts, Trustee Dorothy Storm (kneeling, right),
Beautification Committee member Martha DeSalvo (kneeling, left) and Rev. Timothy Peternana of the
Inter-Faith Clergy Council. The traditional decorating of the Hall is one way in which ...
at this joyous season, we wish the best of
everything for each .and every one of you0
Mayor William H. White
Village Board of Trustees
trustees: Thomas J. Lovelidge, Ralph P. Franco, Dorothy Storm, Wayne Jordan
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo-Treasurer: James J. Lyons - Counsel: Oakley Gentry Jr.
FALL DISCOUNT TICKETS allowing unlimited admis-sion
to the Freeport Recreation Center's outdoor
ice skating rink and Health Wing of indoor pool,
gymnasium, exercise room and steam and sauna, ex-pire
January 31. NEW TICKE'TS, honored until June
15, are now available through the Center, 130
East Merrick- Road, at M for a family, $30 for
husband and wife, 825 for an adult and $20 for a
child. Residents over the age of 60 receive a
50? reduction. Single admission to the Health
Wing remains $2 for adults and Si for children
and senior citizens except Mondays from 3s30pni
to 6pm when students are admitted for 500.
ICE SKATING SESSIONS at the Recreation Center
are held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
at 9:30am to ll:30am, noon to 2pm, 3pm to 5pm
and 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Saturday sessions are
9:30am to 11:30am, noon to 2pm, 2:30pm to 't:30pm,
5pm to 7pm and 7:30pm to 9:30pm. On Sunday
sessions are held noon to 2pm, 2:30pm to ^Opm,
5pm to 7pm and 7:30pm to 9:30pm. On Sunday morn-ings
the rink is used for the Recreation Depart-ment's
Hockey Clinic and each weekday from 5pm
to 7pm by the Freeport High School's Varsity
Hockey Team. On Wednesdays the rink is available
for rental at $^0 per hour or $75 for two hours.
For information call 223-1777. There is no
charge to Discount Ticket holders for skating at
public sessions. Charge for a resident adult is
$1 per session and 50? for a resident child.
A 15 sessions discount plan is offered at $10
and $5 respectively. Figure and hockey skates
may be rented for 550.
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The Recreation Center WILL CLOSE at 5pm on both
Wednesday, December 2** and Wednesday, December
31. It will'remain closed on December 25 but
maintain a 9:30am to 10pm schedule on January 1.
Registration for SWIMMING LESSONS will be held
Saturday, January 10. Discount ticket holders
may register at the Center, 130 East Merrick
Road, from 10am to 2pm. Others, who will be re-quired
to pay the regular admission rate at each
lesson, may register after 2pm. New swimming
courses are offered for adults at the advanced
beginner and intermediate levels as well as in
The Recreation Department is sponsoring an ADULT
TRIP to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhat-tan
on Tuesday, January 20. To be featured by
the museum at that time is the Robert'Lehman
Collection, galleries of Islamic art and a selec-tion
of Japanese art from the Mary and Jackson
Burke Collection. Cost is 82.75 which includes
admission and transportation. Lunch may be pur-chased
at the Museum's Fountain Restaurant or
snack bar. The bus will leave the Center at 9ara
and return at 5pm. Reservations may be phoned
in to 223-8000, ext. 10. Money must be in the
Department's hands no later than January 15. All
participants must have a Freeport Activity Card.
Come out and support the Recreation Department's
SWIM TEAMS. Some 50 youngsters, ages five to 16,
practice each Tuesday and Thursday, *»pm to 6pm,
at the Center's pool,as well as on Sundays from
noon to l:30pm. The diving team, not yet in com-petition,
practices immediately after. On Janu-ary
l*f, 5pm, Freeport will compete against Hewlett
at the Center and on January 27, 5pm, against
Long Beach. Any competent swimmer or diver who
wishes to join a team should call 223J»11'» for
The Recreation Department is sponsoring a SKI
WEEK, February 8 to 13, at Lake Placid, N.Y.
tor boys and girls, ages 12 through high school.
The cost of $110 per person covers transportation,
lodging at the Lakeside Motor Inn, all meals ex-cept
Sunday dinners, and lift tickets. A permis-sion
slip and deposit of $25 is required by Janu-ary
15 with the balane due by January 22. Ad-ditional
day and weekend ski trips are sponsored
throughout the winter. Flyers are available at
The Northeast Rehabilitation Project, funded by
$376,500 in first year Community Development
funds, is now in the planning stages with the
Community Development Task Force meeting with a
committee of residents of the northeast area of
the Village, the Planning Board scheduled to
hold a Public Hearing on January 6, and applica-tions
available for potential homesteaders.
Rehabilitation of the northeast will include Vil-lage
acquisition of presently vacant, boarded-up
one family homes which will be brought up to
code standards and turned over to potential home-owners.
Since the houses will be purchased at .
lower costs than offered through the open market
and Community Development funds will be available
to give assistance by direct loans, home improve-aent
or mortgage loans and direct grants of money,
The guidelines through which homes will be turned
over for eventual ownership are the subject of
discussions presently taking place between the
Task Force, the Village-wide Citizens Conmittee
and the new committee of northeast residents ap-pointed
by Mayor William White. Serving on the
committee are Doris Pirodsky, Helen Jenkins,
Estelle Stein, Ferlyn Moon, Ray Henderson, Stanley
Chambers, Rosamund Javorsky and William Hicks.
Although the guidelines are not yet set, those
interested in homesteading are urged to send for
a preliminary application which is available
through the Community Development Agency, 50
Liberty Avenue. An application request may also
be included in your electric payment envelope.
Priority will be given to Freeporters when se-lecting
Freeport1 s homesteading program offers a unique
opportunity to young families and older couples
on limited or fixed incomes to purchase the home
they could otherwise not afford through conven-tional
financing. Also included in the reha-bilitation
plans are various street and utility
improvements in the area.
Applications are now being accepted for summer
positions with the Village of Freeport. Openings
to be filled include those of lifeguard, recrea-tions
attendant and leader and seasonal laborer.
In addition applications are available for those
seeking regular full time employment although
there are no openings at the present time.
Only Freeport residents over the age of 18 will
Those interested may apply at the Office of the
Village Clerk, *t6 North Ocean Avenue, between
8: 30am and 'tpm, or in writing. No telephone in-quiries
will be accepted.
The Freeport Human Relations Commission will
once again sponsor a celebration to commemorate
the birthday of the late Rev. Martin Luther King
Jr. The event will be held at noon, Thursday,
January 15, in the auditorium of the John W.
Oodd Junior High School. A prominent speaker
will be featured as will musical selections. Re-freshments
will be served,.
The results of the Task Force-residents sessions
will be the subject of a Public Hearing to be
held by the Planning Board on January 6, 8pm, at
Village Hall. The Board of Trustees will conduct
a similar hearing on February 9 prior to the final
adoption of the rehabilitation program.
A Gala Opening is planned for the Freeport Offi-cial
Bicentennial Gift Boutique, Saturday, Janu-ary
17, from 10am to 2pm. Costumed residents,
entertainment and refreshments will be on hand
and a free raffle will be held.
The Boutique, which is already operating and will
continue to do so through 1976, is located at the
Fulton Savings Bank, South Long Beach Avenue and
Merrick Road. It is open, and manned by volun-teers,
Monday through Friday from noon to 3pn
and on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.
Merchandise available at reasonable prices include
candles, greeting cards, calendars, jewelry, flag
sets, serving trays, decorative tiles, decals,
pins and bumper stickers — all in a Bicentennial
The proceeds of the Boutique, which is chaired by
Carole Feldman of the Freeport Spirit of '76 Bi-centennial
Committee, will go entirely to defray
the cost of Village-wide celebrations, projects,
and towards a permanent reminder of Freeport's
involvement in the Nation's Bicentennial.
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