Just prior to the opening of
Gouz ("rhymes with cows") food
market on North Main Street and
Grand Avenue, Mayor William
White and Trustee Dorothy Storm
took a tour of the large, modern
facility, which came to Freeport
through the use of the Village's
Community Development Funds.
Gouz, which was founded 50
years ago in Elmont features a
full line of poultry, produce, froz-en
foods, dairy and delicatessen
items and will have a barn full of
animals for Village youngsters to
view. Pictured in front of the store
which opened March 16, are (I. to
r.) owner Alan Gouz with daugh-ter
Tara, Ralph Yachmin, Free-port
Director James Dunne, Trustee
Storm, and Mayor White holding
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'TO':---,-.."•'• • " • ./- •'••-' ' ' • • • ' - • • • • - . • • - ' .
Mayor William H. White
Municipal Building, Freeport, M.Y. 11520
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Address or Location (Please be specific)
For Referral to:
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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.
Mayor William White (right) and Freeport Community Development
Director James Dunne (left) talk with Harold Dietz, President of Times
Square Stores, about Freeport's upcoming shopping mall. With the
chain investigating the possibility of establishing specialty shops in
"varousTorig "Island'communities, further contact will be made by the
Village's Community Development staff as part of an on-going econo-mic
A public hearing will be held
before the Board of Trustees on
April 14, beginning at 8 pm at
Village Hall to hear comments
from residents regarding the
awarding of a franchise to Cable-vision
Systems of Long Island,
Jericho to bring cable-TV-into the
A copy of the firm's proposal is
available for viewing in the
Village Clerk's office during busi-ness
hours. A representative of
the firm will also be present at the
public hearing to respond to any
The Freeport Arts Council is
presenting a mini-series for child-ren
which will feature productions
of "Young Mark Twain" :and
"Young Tom Edison" by the Per-forming
Arts, Repertory Theatre
Foundation, America's foremost
professional theatre .company
producing and touring plays for
young people. They have played
to over three million people.in-34
states with -appearances at .New
York's Lincoln Center,- the Ken-nedy
Center and Ford's Theatre
in Washington,- and at the Detroit
^ Arts Institute.
For those receiving ' 'The
Village News" early in the
month, "Young Mark Twain,"
a musical adventure based on one
of the stories in Twain's "Life
On The Mississippi," will be pre-sented
at 1 pm oh Saturday,
March 19, at Freeport . High
School. "Young Tom Edison," a
musical based on the inventor's
boyhood in Michigan, will be per-formed
on Saturday, April 16 at
-2 pm at the High School.
Tickets to both plays are $2,
with a 50<f discount, for those pur-chasing
tickets for both perform-ances.
Tickets will be available
at the door or may be purchased
by sending a check, and a self-addressed
stamped envelope, to
the Freeport Arts Council, P.O.
Box 97, Freeport.
Trustees: Thomas J. Lovelidge, Ralph P. Franco, Dorothy Storm, Wayne Jordan
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo-Treasurer: James J. Lyons - Counsel: Oakley Gentry Jr.
Monies For Commercial
As part of its Year II Com-munity
the Village has allocated $50,000
to assist property owners and
merchants m the central business
district in improving their pro-perties.
The monies, will reduce
the annual interest rate on a bank
loan to a low 4% annually. It has
been proposed that an additional
$50,000 be allotted from Year III
funds to expand this program.
Applicants for this assistance
must own and/or operate a com-mercial
establishment in an area
defined as being generally bound-ed
by the Long Island Rail Road
on the north,1 'Henry Street on
the east, Smith Street on the
south and South Ocean Avenue
on the west. They must meet the
bank's financial requirements for
a loan. The Community Develop-ment
staff will • assist applicants
• in their dealings. with the. finan-cial
institutions when necessary.
In. order to, have, the Village's
assistance in reducing the annual
interest rate,. the applicant. must
agree to bring the property up
to all applicable building codes.
The . program is meant to give
financial aid to those having to
remove code violations, those
wishing to take preventive main-tenance
steps to avoid costly
repairs in the future, for the
r. modernization' and • • improvement
of stores and offices, improve-ments
or alterations tp store-frontsTand
building facades or_im-
* ' r f ' outdbbr'^areaT f o r
customer convenience. The pro-gram
is limited to. properties
which are now primarily used as,
or will be converted, to retail,
personal service or office space.'
those wishing to apply should
submit a brief description of the
proposed rehabilitation work to
the Freeport Community De-velopment
Agency at 50 Liberty
Avenue. If the proposal is
deemed eligible, staff will discuss
the proposal with the applicant
and recommend a general design
which will best satisfy the needs
of the owner and relate positive-ly
to other downtown improve-ments
currently being undertaken
by the Village such as the mall.
The Freeport Building Depart-ment
will inspect the property
to determine if any violations
exist. While the applicant will be
responsible for securing archi-tectural
and/or engineering ser-vices
and for hiring a contractor,
the Agency's staff will provide
assistance in preparing plans ob-taining
bids and inspecting con-struction.
Pot Hole Problems
, Superintendent . of Public
Works Edwin Prefer has. an-nounced
that his department is
well aware of the current pot hole
problems on the Village's roads
which will: worsen -before spring.
•The-damage is-attributa'ble to the
extremely cold weather.
Because of .the . current, cold '
spell, the asphalt plants will not
reopen for .at least,, two more
months, and the. Village is unable
to obtain even cold patch. .
Highway foremen are survey-ing
each street at least once a
week'to record new damage. The
list of work to be done is grow-ing:
'When attempts at initial
repair are made, -the work does
not stay and a second attempt
must be made.
"We are doing the best we can
under the extremely difficult
circumstances faced by every
Public Works Department in the
Northeast this winter," Prefer
said, "and can only ask the public
LIRR Takes Over
Mayor William White has an-nounced
that he has received
word from the Metropolitan
Transportation Authority that its
subsidiary, the Long -Island Rail
Road Company, will immediately
assume all responsibility for the
escalator at the Village's railroad
station. The sum of $5,300 had
been allocated in . the 1977-78
municipal budget^ and, will .mow
become: part of. the:tcontingency
fund. The Villager, has '.assumed
all costs of'repair and .mainten-ance
of the' escalator since its
• installation in 1962.-••' ••• ••••'• -~>-
•: ' "The transfer''of the •'financial
responsibility came about,"
the Mayor said, "through my ap-
• proach' to' Senator Norman Levy.
Both he and Senator John Caem-merer,
Chairman of the -Senate
•Committee on -Transportation,
were instrumental 'in relieving
Freeport taxpayers of this por-tion
of our financial burden- and I
am deeply appreciative. of: the
efforts they took on my behalfi"
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WORK CLOSE TO HOME ?
Then Talk To Your Boss About Freeport...
Tell him how the Village's Community Develop-ment
Funds are being used to modernize our
Central Business District and to assemble land
which can be offered at write-down prices. Jell
him the local government stands ready to be of
every assistance possible, in locating his business
Talk To Your Boss
About Freeport.... and you may get to
EAT LUNCH AT HOME
''• -The Recreation Department
has planned a series of trips for
students during the spring school
recess. All participants must have
a Freeport Activity Card and the
bus for all trips leaves and re-turns
to the Recreation Center at
130 East Merrick Road.
A trip for teens in grades eight
through 12 will be held on Tues-
• . day; • April 5, '-into New York
' .. City to see the Broadway pro-
. duction of .'.'The Wiz." Cost •
. of $9.90 covers ticket and trans-r!
y:-:portation.-It -is suggested that a
. sn'ack be brought along. Bus
. • ' • leaves at 5:15 pm and returns
about 11:30 pm. • •' • , ' - • • •
•'•'•- ~ The following day, April 6,
'. "boys ' and- girls -age's- .eight -and
/:•!'= above can enjoy a performance by
5; ..-'the 'Ringling Brothers' and Bar-
•-.••num'and "Bailey -Circus at Madi-
: - • son-Square Garden at a. cost of
$5.70 which includes • ticket . and
transportation. Lunch should
be brought from home. Bus
., :..leaves ,at -;8- am . and _ returns
- , about 3pm. .•:?-. <
r'. On Thursday;: Aprjli 7, children
'•}< ages. five to eight, will be taken to
, - , Eisenhower . Park to see the
; .puppet show, "Rumpelstiltskin"
;,-! at •; -a cost ; of , $1.50. Children
' (-twill, be asked to bring,. their
; , lunches, -to. enjoy "picnic-style in
•: •' . the park before the performance.
Bus 'leaves .at 11:30 am and re-turns
about 2:30 pm.
The last trip, on April 12, is
« - ^ * - ^ ^
'• and will be to Adventurelarid in
s Farmingdale. The cost of $4.50
', ' covers admission to ^the amuse-
•"! ment park and transportation.
Bus leaves a 9 am, returns at
"•' 1 pm and tripgoers should bring
• - Detailed flyers, .including in-
' • formation on -making , reserva-
•': tions, will be circulated through
the schools and will be available
at the Recreation Center.
The Recreation Department
will hold registration at the Re-
. creation Center for adults and
children wishing to participate in
Adults holding Discount Tick-ets
may register, on March 29
from 7 to 9' pm with, others
scheduled for the following
evening at the same time. Adult
programs include art lessons,
social dance, slimnastics for
women and yoga...
Registration for children will
be held on April 2 with Discount
Ticket holders • accommodated
from 10 am to; noon and others
from 1 to 3 pm. Programs in-clude
art lessons, arts and crafts
baton itwirling, bowling, creative
'play, Vballefand " tap'-lessShs,
drama, fencing,' guitar- lessons,
gymnastics, judo and wrestling.
'' . Senior 'citizens have their" own
'programming. The Department
: also sponsors programs' speci-fically
designed for handicapped
children' and adults.' Further
information may be obtained by
, Most programs are - free to
Discount ticket holders with an
.average fee of .$5 per season for
others. All participants must hold
a Freeport Activity .Card.
April is a time for Spring
flowers and Easter lilies so the
for adults to the Arboretum "in
Oyster Bay. The bus will leave
from the Recreation Center -at
9 am, return about 4:30 pm and
the cost of $3.75 covers admission
and transportation.- The group
will stop at the Whaler's Inn in
Cold Spring- Harbor where a full
luncheon or sandwich may be
purchased. After lunch, a tour
will be made of the quaint Vil-lage.
Those wishing to make the
trip must pay the fee to the De-partment
no later than Wed-nesday,
March 30. Another trip,
to the historical town of Smith-ville,
N.J., is planned for Satur-day,
April 30. For detailed in-formation,
call 223-8000, ext. 10.
Conveniently located parking
spaces for the handicapped are
available at the Recreation Cen-ter
for use by those having a
special permit only. The permits
may be obtained by Calling the
Nassau County Department of
Labor at 535-3881, or by writing
the Department at 1550 Franklin
Avenue, Mineola, NY 11501.
The permits will be required
by June 1, 1977. they are also
valid at most shopping centers,
banks, hospitals and medical
centers throughout Nassau
An Easter Egg Hunt will be
sponsored . by : the Recreation
Department on Thursday, April
7 (raindate Saturday, April 9),
10 am," at Randall Park on South
Grove and. Front Streets. The
Hunt is for children from pre-K
level through the fourth grade.
Thousands of eggs will be
hidden and children are asked to
bring paper bags in which to put
their find. The Easter Bunny
will be present:
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