You can make your neighbor-hood
a more pleasant place to live
and increase the value of your
property. You can help the Vil-lage
of Freeport to be clean and
attractive by observing the
Do's For Home And Business
DO maintain your home or bus-ness
establishment by painting
and repairing/Village Ordinances
require painting of all. wooden
surfaces' to prevent deterioration.
This is being strictly enforced by
the Building Department.
•'•' DO maintain your garages and
fences arid keep them repaired
and .painted. Maintain your
lawns;1 gardens and yards -for
:beiiuty and cleanliness^ Pick" up
atf"litter-including any at curb-side;
Cut'.Vlbwn weeds between.
sidewalk;and-curb7 J,"- ' :
^'Dp^ifave' rirojper^rubbish1 ari*df
garbage receptacles with covers
in sufficient:number. All contain-ers
must be kept closed,^including
units.' : • ' . ' : , " .
DO remove trash around your
house, yard, fence or hedge.
Clean unsightly litter accumula-tion
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
DO call for special pick-ups for
large or bulky items, such as dis-carded
refrigerators, stoves and
such. Put weeds, leaves, grass
cuttings, etc. in plastic bags for
DO use litter baskets when you
are in the business districts. Keep
a litter bag in your car or boat.
. pOssrepbrt vacant,lots that'are-in
need of cleaning. Under Village
." ordinances if the property, owner
does "not clean'his. lot the Village
-will=:nave it- dorierby a contractor5
and': the cost will be charged
against the property. .
Don't Hurt Your Village
• ; t»ON'Ticbnrusef!6r mix'trash or
garbage. Trash is burnable items
only, such as paper, rags, pieces
of wood, and 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
DON'T put trash out before
6 PM on Tuesday night prior to
Wednesday trash pick-up.
DON'T sweep leaves, twigs,
grass clippings, etc. into gutter.
Pick them up and put them into
closed containers for trash
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 containers. Use con-tainers
of adequate size to handle
~all;of yourtrasn.-*'?; -*.'.-. v-
Call the Sanitation. Office at
FR 8-4000, Ext. 226 any time you
have a question about regulations
*br*ab6ut" what ybir can -orr cannot
put out for pick-up.: . • • • • -
No Water Shortage As Yet
Edward Voelker, Freeport
Superintendent of Water Distri-bution
and Chairman of the Board
of Directors of the Long Island
Water Conference, has announc-ed
that the Conference has issued
a statement pointing out that
there is no water shortage at
present on Long Island. • The
water table has risen steadily over
the past few years .to near.pre-drought
levels and is of high
quality, Voelker points out.
"However, the recurrence of an
extended drought period as we
experienced during the 60's could
create serious problems necessi-tating
"Considering present growth
rates on Long Island," Voelker
continued, "there is not'likely to
be a shortage created- by over
consumption. • The Long Island '
Water Conference recognizes,
however, the danger of depletion
of our water resources through
increased sanitary sewering and
strongly supports the research
and development of recharge
facilities and other alternatives.
"In spite of the fact that the
supply is good and plentiful, con-sumers
should make every effort
to conserve and not waste our
precious .resource. The Long
Island Water Conference strongly
urges all consumers to ensure
that their plumbing remains in a
good state of repair in order to cut
down waste of water. One area of
high waste which could be cur-tailed
considerably is that of lawn
sprinkling. Generally, lawns are
overwatered and they are watered
at the wrong time of day. Water-ing
during the heat of the day
allows a good bit of water to be
lost through evaporation. The
optimum time for -watering- is-early
morning — as early as
possible. This allows the water
not utilized by the lawns to be re-turned
to the water table. Early
sprinkling has the two fold pur-pose
of easing the load on water
supply facilities during the peak
hours of 4 pm to 8 pm."
The Long Island Water Con-ference
is an organization of the
major water suppliers in Nassau
and Suffolk counties, the regulat-ing
agencies, professionals and
water equipment suppliers.
Voelker is the Immediate Past
President of the group.
Vill E1978 ews
A:PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
46 NORTH OCEAN AVENUE TELEPHONE FReeport 8-4000 WILLIAM IH. WHITE. MAYOR
Public Meetings On The 1st and 3rd Mondays Of The Month, At 8:00 P.M.
Police On The Waters r
Freeport Police Sergeant Bryon Sullivan shows Deputy Mayor Dorothy
Storm, who also serves as a Police Commissioner, a map of the inland
Village waters currently being patrolled by the Village's Police Marine
Division. Members enforce speed limits'dri trTe'waters; as well as such
environmental laws as anti-littering ordinances, and deter many
marine-related criminal activities The Division will continue to patrol
throughout the boating season.
Commissions Hold Open Meetings
It Is A Grand Opening
The Freeport Chamber of .Com
merce's Retail Division sponsored
a week long festival of events last
month opening up the Village's
new .pedestrian shopping Mall on
the former .South._Main Street
between Sunrise .Highway ..and
Merrick Road. - •. .
Thousands of Freeporters and
visitors enjoyed band concerts, a
square dance, singing" groups,
twirlers, exhibits by .BOCES,
.:clowns 'and- magicians and 'a
photography and'art show. With
the fountains. running, and flags
flying, many :fouhd-;the.^Mall'va
. pleasant place to stroll as well as
shop.- " -*" •'.•-'•.-
Other activities will be held on
the Mall throughout "the warm
weather months. All residents are
urged to consult the local 'media
and join in the celebration of Long
Island's newest Mall. • - - • • - .
Under the Open Meetings
(Sunshine) Law, the public may
Boards and Commissions has the Power Plant #1.
Plumbing Board meeting the . • .
attend, but not participate in, the. thirdJVlpnday trf.'thejmnnth, jjl.pjn;._ ^_Jjie Village^ Board^of Trustees
sessions Held by the various Planning" "BoardV^second and meets"Vveiy'Monday at" 7:30 pm
boards and commissions of the
Village government.. All meet-ings,
unless otherwise noted, are
held on the second floor of Village
Hall, 46 North Ocean Avenue.
Those attending other than the
meetings of the Board of Trustees
and the Zoning Board of Appeals
must enter Village Hall through
the Freeport Police Station,
where they will be required to
sign in and out as the meetings
are held after normal business
hours and the building is officially
The ' normal schedule of the
• fourth Tuesdays, 8:15 pm;
Environmental Commission, first
Wednesday, 8 pm; Sewer and
Sanitation Commission, first and
third Thursdays, 8 pm; Human
Relations Commission, third
Thursday, 8:15 - pm; •-Highway
Commission, second and fourth
.Thursdays, 8 pm; Park Com-mission,
first and third Thurs-days,
8 pm, at Freeport Recre-ation
Center; Water and Light
Commission, second Thursday,
,8.pm, at Power Plant #1 on Sun-rise
Highway; and the Electrical
Board, first Wednesday, 8 pm, at
in open' voting session. Public
meetings, at which residents may
bring up any matter, are held at
8 pm on the • first and third
Mondays. Public hearings on
specific, matters are held . as
legally advertised in The Leader.
The Board does not meet on a
holiday or on the eve of a holiday.
Public meetings thus .-cancelled
are held the following Monday.
The Zoning Board of Appeals
usually holds public hearings the
fourth Wednesday of each month
beginning at 8pm.
Trustees: Thomas J. Lovelidge, Dorothy Storm, Wayne Jordan, Alfred Sirlin
Village'Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo-Treasurer: James J. Lyons - Counsel: Michael Solomon
Nearly 46 percent of America's
population owns or rides a bi-cycle.
In fact, there are more than
100 million bicyclists free-wheel-ing
today, making the need for
bicycle safety education more
important that it has ever been,
according to Commissioner David
Meehan of the Freeport Police
Because more and more young-sters
and adults are riding their
two-wheelers for fun, physical
fitness, energy-conservation and
-Meehan emphasized that the
need for bicycle safety education
in the schools, community centers
and in cooperation with local law
enforcement agencies is more
r* urgent than ever before.'
A recent two-year study re-leased
by the U.S. Department of
Transportation showed that a
common cause of many traffic
..acccidents involving bicyclists
was the-"blind eye of the motor-ist,"
Meehan said. The study
revealed that the scanning
patterns of the motorist were
.-beamed at other automobiles,
frequently. overlooking the
presence of the .bicyclist on the
;road. He,cautioned motorists to
remain alert to bike riders and
respect their right to the road.
.... The study also pointed to the
erratic and illegal maneuvers of
, bicyclists in unexpected places -
such as exiting from driveways
and sidewalks onto public roads,
thus creating hazardous situ-ations.
Failure to stop or;.yield
at controlled intersections also
contributed to danger for bi-cyclists..
The" Bicycle Manufacturers
Association revealed that in
addition to Dlionois, Maryland,
New York and Wisconsin, several
other states are adopting formal
bicycle safety education pro-grams.
Despite this trend, there
is still a considerable vacuum
toward getting practical edu-cation
"Bicycle safety is everyone's
job," . the Commissioner said.
He reminded youngsters and
adults that along with the rules
of the road there is further need
for maintenance of a bike to make
sure that it is in safe operating
Most experts suggest that
bikes should have regular main-tenance
inspections at a local
bike shop, but there is no reason
why the bike driver can't take
simple steps toward preventive
maintenance on his own.
Handlebars and seats should
always be adjusted to fit the bike
• driver 'and tightened. Chains
should always be kept lightly
oiled and brakes should always
be checked before going out on a
bicycle. Meanwhile, it is a very
simple procedure to check tire
treading to make sure there are
no stones or glass bits lodged
Commissioner Meehan ' is
urging that the following rules of
the Road, issued by the'Bicycle
Manufacturers Asociation and
endorsed by the International
:Assbcciation'"bf' Chiefs' "of Police'
SUGGESTED SAFE BIKE
fCourtesy of Bicycle
Manufacturers Association of
1. Obey all applicable traffic
regulations, signs, signals and
markings. Bicycles should be
driven as safely as any road
vehicle, and they are subject
to the same rules of vehicular
traffic, wherever they apply.
2. Observe all local ordinances
pertaining to bicycles. Regis-tration
and licensing, in-spections,
driving on side-walks,
etc. are all covered by
local laws. It is your responsi-bility
to know them and abide
3. Keep right: drive with traffic,
not against it. Drive single file.
Keep as close to the curb as
practicalv Bike in .single file.
When biking two abreast, a
minor swerve could force you
4. Wqtch_ out for drain grates,
soft shoulders and other road
surface hazards. Be careful
of loose sand or gravel, par-ticularly
at corners. Watch out
for pot holes.
5. Watch out for car doors open-ing,
or for cars pulling into
6. Don't carry passengers or
packages that interfere with
your vision or control. The rule
is "one person, one bike,"
unless it's a tandem. Use
baskets or luggage carriers for
7. Never hitch a ride on a truck or
8. Be extremely careful at inter-sections,
especially when mak-ing
a left turn. Most
happen at intersections.
traffic is heavy get off and
your bike with pedestrian
. 9. Use hand signals to indicate
turning or stopping. Let the
motorist know what you plan
to do by giving the appropriate
hand signals for turning left
or right, or for stopping.
10. Protect yourself at night with
the required red reflectors and
lights. A headlight, tail light
. or- red rear reflectors are re-quired
for night cycling.
Reflective pedals, additional
r 4 side reflectors or other reflec-tive
material, are also helpful.
If you are going to bike at
• night, use . maximum • pro-tection.
11. Drive a safe bike. Have it
inspected to ensure good
mechanical condition. Make
sure your bike fits you. See to
it that brakes, pedals, lights,
reflectors, shifting mecha-nisms,
sounding devices, tires,
spokes, saddle, handlebars,
and nuts and bolts are checked
regularly. • ' . ' - • • •
12. Drive your bike defensively;
watch out for the other guy.
Observe the car in front of
you, and the one- in front of
him. Leave yourself room and
time to take defensive action.
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A Healthy, Business
Community Lessens The
Burden Of The Taxpay-ing
Resident . . .
o by broadening the tax
o by providing employ-ment
o by attracting more
You can Help By Thinking
"Freeport First" .
For Purchase Of Goods .
Mental Health Center.
Rounding out summer water-front
activities will be an in-the-water
boat show at the Guy
Lombardo Marina, September
14-17. Further details will be
Sunday, July 23 has been se-lected
as the date for the Fourth
Annual Great Canoe Race spon-sored
by the Freepprt Chamber of
.. Commerce's Waterfront Division
in cooperation with the Village of
Freeport. The yearly event brings
thousands of paddlers and spec-
" tators to the Freeport waterfront
Entering The Races
• . ; The Races are for amateurs,
male and female, young and old.
Cost to enter each event is $25 per
two-person rental canoe ($20 if
.pre-registered) and $10 if canoe is
. furnished by paddlers ($5 if pre-registered).
Each rental canoe
comes with paddles and life pre-
.servers which most be worn.
Many Village businesses sponsor
(pay the registration fee) canoes,
and paddlers and sponsors can be
matched up by calling the Cham-ber
offices, FR 8-7402, each bus-iness
.day between 10am and
2pm. Those wishing to pre-register
should also call the
Chamber as soon as possible.
^ Paddlers^not, pre-registered may-be
turned away on Race day if
heats become too large.
Races will begin at 9am with
heats for boys and girls, ages 12
through 15. The children will race
from the dock • of Shelter. Point
Marina, foot of Woodcleft Ave-nue,
to the end of Woodcleft
Canal and back again. Parents of
participants will be required to
sign a permission slip.
Races .for adults, who will go
from Shelter' Point out past
Waterfront Park and return, will
begin at noon. The first heats will
be for women ages 16 and up,
then men over age 40, women
over 40, men ages 16 and up, co-ed
ages 16 and up and finally,
All winners will receive tro-phies
at an Awards Dinner-Dance
to be held the following weekend
at which they will be the Cham-
.ber's guests.. Others-may reserve
tickets for the affair by calling the
The Freeport and Nassau
County Police Marine Divisions
as well as the Coast Guard Auxil-iary
will have crafts in the Race
area to control traffic and pick up
The best viewing area is Water-front
Park, foot of South Long
Beach Avenue. An announcer at
that site will keep spectators in-formed
as to all activities at the
starting line at Shelter Point and
all adult paddlers will pass direct-ly
in front of the Park's bulkhead-ing.
Band music and other enter-tainment,
will be provided. Activ-ities
will begin at noon.
Spectators are urged not to go
to Shelter Point as there is little
room on the dock where the
paddlers must gather and the
canoes are handled. They are also
urged not to attempt to watch
from crafts in the Race area which
must be kept clear.
Tentative plans call for a two-day
Fair to be held on Woodcleft
Avenue in conjunction with the
Races on Saturday, July 22 and
Sunday, July 23. Featured would
be nautical craftsmen and re-freshments
for purchase. Check
local media for further.details.
On Saturday, August 5, the
Freeport Tuna Club will hold its
Annual Fishing Festival. Resi-dents
are invited to view the
weigh-in of the large sharks and
tuna at the Guy Lombardo Marina
(formerly Town of Hempstead
Marina) at 6pm. The catch will be
sold to local dealers with the pro-ceeds
going to the Woodward
A new half-hour'show, "Some-thing
Special From Freeport,"
is being aired on Sundays, 11
pm, over Radio Station WGBB
(12.40 AM) each week. The time
is being donated as a public
service by.the station..which was
founded in the Village over 50
The show is being produced,
under the direction of Freepprt
Publicity Director Jean Peters,
by two volunteers, Dorothy
MacLennan and Connie War-showsky.
/ :V;/ >
Mrs. MacLennan and h^r •
husband, Donald, have been,
residents of'West First Street-.;
since 1970. Their' two children
attend Freeport High School. She
is on the faculty of Hbfstra Uni-versity's
Department of Com-munication
Arts, and formerly on
the faculty of Hunter College.
Mrs. Warshowsky has lived oh
Wallace Street for' 15 years with
her husband, Solomon, and'two
daughters who graduated from
the Freeport School District. A
sailing family, she has been a
frequent contributor to many
boating periodicals. Also a mem-ber
of the academic world, she is
adjunct. instructor of develop-mental
studies at the New York
Institute of Technology. She is a
former- president of the- Hemp-stead
South branch of the League
of Women Voters.
The members of the show's
staff point out that while the
weekly format will be informative
' and entertaining to Freeport
residents, the primary audience
they are seeking are those not
familiar with the Village. For that
reason, programming will not
take the usual "look at your
government" approach of public
service shows, but will not at-tempt
to announce events of in-terest
only to Freeporters as this
service is already provided by
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