More Hydropower Coming Here
The Village of Freeport will
receive additional Power Auth-ority
of the State of New York
(PASNY) hydropower next year.
Freeport and all municipally-owned
electric utilities will re-ceive
a combined total of 150,000
kilowatts of additional low-cost
hydroelectric power between
Junt 30, 1985 and January 1,
1990, pursuant to a decision is-sued
by the United States Court
of Appeals for the Second Cir-cuit
on August 15. In the case,
Power Authority of the State of
New York v. Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission, the
Court affirmed most of the con-clusions
of an earlier Federal
Energy Regulatory Commission
(FERC) decision, which had
found that these systems were en-titled
to a larger allocation of
Niagara Project power.
The Municipal Electric Utilities
Association of New York
(MEUA), of which Freeport is a
member, sued PASNY before the
FERC in 1978 for failing to supply
the statutory entitlement of New
York municipally-owned electric
utilities and rural electric co-operatives
to Niagara Project
power. The FERC Administrative
Law Judge, the FERC, and now
the Second Circuit found that
PASNY violated the Niagara Pro-ject
license in failing to provide
for the needs of these municipal
and cooperative systems over the
life of contracts with three New
= York investor-owned electric util-
, hies. The FE,R,C and the Second
Circuit. deferrriinedHhat PASNY,
which, reserved 325,000 KW of
•/ Niagara-^, Project power and
' 86,00V KW" of .St.:V Lawrence
Project power for these systems,
should have reserved 697,530
KW. The Second Circuit, terming
PASNY's original projections
"arbitrary and unreasonable,"
directed that 697,530 KW of
Niagara Project power be sold to
•MEUA members for the period
between June 30, 1985, and
January 1, 1990. At the present
time, MEUA members receive
547,200 KW of Niagara and St;
Lawrence Project power pursuant
to contracts expiring June 30,
In its decision, the Second
Circuit rejected PASNY's con-tention
that Niagara Project
power could be used only for
the needs of domestic and rural
consumers in New York State. It
held that municipal systems
could sell Niagara Project power
to industrial and commercial
consumers. The court found that
Congress intended to give a
preference, or first right of re-fusal,
to public bodies and rural
electric cooperatives in order to
provide "yardstick competition"
which would force private power
companies to reduce their rates
and thus benefit all consumers,
including domestic and rural
In granting relief to MEUA
members, the court held that
PASNY could allocate to MEUA
membes any type of electric
power as long as the price for
that power is the same as the
price for Niagara Project power.
It. also held that, expansion power"
could be used as a source of relief
if it were necessary to obtain
additional power from existing
Niagara Project con tracts.
I Portaole Heaters Banned
Residents1 are reminded thai,
the use'of porlable heaiing equip-ment
which uses a flame, gas-oline
or kerosene is prohibited
throughout ihe Village, be ii. in a
private home or in a place of
Such equipment has been pro-hibiied
in Freeport for many
years as being boih a fire hazard
and emii.!.ing dangerous gases.
Portable electric heaters are
no!, covered under ihis ban.
FIVE COUNTIES CARTING CORP.
Concerning Garbage/Trash Collections
(Call the Village Department of Public Works at
378-4000 on unresolved collection problems)
The Freeport Board of Trus-tees,
in the public interest, has
adopted a local law which re-
. quires that every place of public
assembly in the Village obtain
a Village license.
A place of public assembly is
defined as any room, place or
space which is occupied or ar-ranged
to be occupied for re-creational,
sports, religious, patriotic, civic
and similar purposes.
Annual fees for public assem-bly
licenses are determined by
the capacity of the place of public
assembly running from $40 for
a legal capacity of up to 100
people, up to $250 for a capacity
of 601 to 1000 persons.
The provisions of this local
law are being enforced by the
Superintendent of Buildings.
Penalties for non-compliance are
fines of up to $250 per day, or
imprisonment up to 30 days for
Those who have any doubt of
the applicability of the public
assembly law to their establish-ment
should call the Department
of Buildings at 378-4000, ext.
241, Monday to Friday from
8:30 am to 10 am or 4 to 4:30
Annual Crafts Fair
The Arts Council at Freeport
will hold its 5th Annual Crafts
Fair and Sale on Sunday, Novem-ber
18, 11 am to 5 pm, at the
Freeport Recreation Center. The
Fair is held in cooperation with
the Recreation Department.
Besides the sale of hand-crafted
iiems for holiday giving,
the day will feature activities
for the whole family. Free baby-sitting
will be available. There
will be games and prizes for
children along with a magic and
puppei. shows and other per-formances
for (he entire family.
Admission (o the Fair is free.
Crafts people wishing (o
exhibit should coniaci. (he Council
(PO Box 97 or 223-2522) for
further information. Only original
work will be accepted.
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 8:00 P.M.
Freeport Superintendent of Public Works David Lovejoy (I.) and Walter
Pope (2nd r.) of Baldwin and Cornelius,the Village's consulting engi-neers,
look on as Mayor William White (2nd I.) and Gerard Neumann,
Sr. sign the first in a series of contracts to rehabilitate the Village's
sewer system, some of which is 50-years-old. Neumann, (r.) is the
senior partner in the corporation whose company, Insituform Metro-politan,
will be doing the work beginning this month. (See story below)
Sewer System To Be Improved ~
Work will begin this month on
a $12 million, two-year, Village-wide
sewer rehabilitation project.
The rehabilitation of our sewer
lines, originally laid down be-tween
the 1930's and 50's, has
been mandated by the federal
and state environmental agen-cies.
Waiting any longer to start
the project would lead to further
deterioriation requiring more
extensive work and the possible
loss of funding. The Village has
been successful in obtaining
federal commitments for 75% of
the costs and 12.5% from the
state, with the monies channeled
through Nassau County.
The first area of work is south
of Front Street from Hudson
Avenue to Nassau Avenue.
Normally with sewer work one
expects weeks of torn up streets,
dirt and noise. Fortunately, this
will not be the case. The Village's
plans call for the latest technology
developed and used in England
and used successfully in com-munities
along our eastern
To put it in the most elemen-
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Speed Limit Zones
After meetings between Mayor
William White, Freeport Super-intendent
of Schools John Bier-wirth,
the District PTA and mem-bers
of the Freeport Police De-partment,
four School Speed
Limit Zones have been estab-lished.
Carolyn G. Atkinson School,
West Seaman Avenue. Motorists
must reduce speed on West
Seaman Avenue to 15 MPH be-tween
North Ocean Avenue and
North Long Beach Avenue.
Columbus Avenue School,
North Columbus Avenue.. Motor-ists
must reduce speed on Grand
Avenue to 15 MPH between
North Columbus Avenue and
Bay/view Avenue School, South
Bayview Avenue. Motorists must
reduce speed on West Merrick
Road to 20 MPH between Madi-son
Avenue and South Bayview
'Archer Street School, Archer
Street. Motorists must reduce
speed on South Long Beach
Avenue to 15 MPH between
Archer Street, and Southside
The Speed Zones are posted
with three signs: one warning of
Speed Zone ahead, another
establishing the legal speed in the
Zone, and (he last establishing
the reiurn of (he Village's legal
speed limii.of 30 MPH.
In addition, Mayor While
orderecJ^ihaj. traffic signing in
the vicinity of all schools, play-grounds
and parks be improved.
Trustees: Dorothy Storm, Alfred Sirlin, James Clark. Vincent DiCostanzo
Village Clerk : Thomas DeVincenzo; Attorney: Harrison J. Edwards Jr.
==•/>/ William Gillespie,=
Village Safety Director
Babysitting can be very re-warding.
It can be an income
.supplement for a senior citizen,
pin money for a neighbor, cash
flow for a teenager, or an op-portunity
to become better
friends with one's own grand-children.
But to succeed in this
important profession you must
know what is expected of you and
what to expect of the parents.
Have a clear understanding
with the parents about their
expecterd arrival home time.
Meet the children, learn their
names and nicknames and learn
something about them. You'll
find a five-six-year-old a big
help with younger ones.
Meet the family pets, espe-cially
the dog who might be
suspicious of a stranger. Explore,
with the parents, the house so
you'll know emergency exits,
children's rooms, play areas,
locations of phones, etc.
Make a list and post it near the
phone telling where the parents
will be and a phone number;
the name, address and phone
number of a nearby friend,
relative or neighbor; the name
and phone number of the chil-dren's
doctor; and the fire
and police phone numbers.
Prevent accidents! Know and
avoid potential hazards. Make
sure that all medicines, liquors,
insecticides and cleaning agents
are securely locked up.
Do not, unless specifically
instructed, bathe a baby. Luke
warm water, soap and a wash
All Village municipal offices
will be closed on Monday,
November 12, in observance of
Veterans Day. The Village Board
of Trustees will not meet that
evening. There will be no garbage
collection in the northern section
of the Village and no trash pickup
on Thursday, November 8.
Village offices will be open on
Election Day, Tuesday, Novem-ber
6. However, it is a holiday for
2 the private carter's employeed so
cloth will usually suffice. If
toddlers are to get baths -they
must be carefully supervised.
Tubs and shower areas are not
for loose play.
If necessary to change baby's
diapers, plan to have everything
within easy reach. Avoid the need
to turn your back or step away
or the baby may roll over and
fall. Make sure that no small
objects, pins, coins, jewelry,
etc. are within reach that will
go straight .to a baby's mouth
and possibly cause choking.
Don't open the door to stran-gers!
If there is a question about
a visitor call the parents or a near-by
friend or relative. In case of
accident or sickness, don't play
doctor. Except for minor cuts or
bruises, call the parents for in-struction,
or a nearby relative or
friend, or, if a teenager, your
parents. The sick or injured child
may require a doctor or emer-gency
treatment. Don't panic
but do get help.
Follow the parents instructions
about bedtimes, tv time and
programs, restricted activities
and bedtime snacks. Some chil-dren
are allergic to milk, others to
chocolate or other sweets.
Don't administer medicine
except on specific written instruc-tions
from parents. Never leave
medicine within each of a child.
Return it to a secure storage
. Don't smoke, but if you must,
and have the parents' approval,'
make sure the room is well
ventilated and that ashes are
doused with water.
When the parents return gives
them an oral report of your and
the children's activities and any ~
problems you have had. Get
paid, relax and hope you will be
called again soon — you can use
there will be no garbage col-'
lection in the central section of
the Village that day and no trash'
collection on Friday, November 9.
The Recreation Center will be
open on Election. Day with the ice
rink following the Saturday
All Village municipal offices
will be closed Thanksgiving Day,
November 22 and Friday, Novem-ber
23. The latter day is in lieu
of the Election Day holiday not
Radio Station WGBB (1240
AM) is now carrying "Freeport
Forum," a new every-other-week
15-minute radio show on
Sundays at 11:30 pm. The radio
station offered the public affairs
show to the Freeport government
with the Village's public relations
office to suggest the subjects
and guests. WGBB.'s news re-porters
conduct the interviews on
Freeport also produces a quar-terly
half hour show aired over
Cablevision's Channel 22. The
next segment of that show,
"Focus on Freeport," will be
shown in November with the
subject, guests, date and time to
be announced in the local media.
As this month's "Village
News" was going to press, Vic
Miles of WCBS-TV was in Free-port
filming . an "Our Block"
series to be'shown on Channel
2's 6 pm news program in early
October. Miles selected North
and South Ocean Avenue for the
series. The "Our Block" series
is shown over five consecutive
week nights. At the same time as
Miles and his crew were in the
Village, another crew was pro-ducing
a commercial on Wood-cleft
Avenue -and at Randall
Park while Mayor William White
was appearing before the cam-eras
on. ESPN, the cable sports
.network, in connection with the
Arthur Smith Bluefish Tourna-ment
held here September 12-15.
. The summer of '84 also saw
the - Woodcleft Avenue area the
subject of a Channel 5 "PM
Magazine" segment for the
.second year in a row, and a show
aired over Adams-Russell Cable.
A garden area in the rear of Vil-lage
Hall was the site of a com-mercial
shoot introducing a new
Procter and Gamble product and
featuring a look-alike of a New
York City politician.
, * ;t
taken by Village employees":
There will be no garbage or trash
collection in the north on Thanks-giving
Day. .Friday, November
23, is not a holiday for the private
carter with garbage and trash to
be picked up. in the central
The Recreation Center will
close at 5 pm, Thanksgiving Eve,
and reopen Friday, November
30 with a Saturday afternoon
schedule at the ick rink.
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tary terms, a "sock" is inserted
into the existing sewer pipe
through the manhole opening
with water pressure used to push
and inflate the "sock" along the
length of the pipe. The water is
then heated to cause the adhesion
of the "sock" to the interior of
the existing but deterioriated
pipe. A closed circuit television
unit with a special cutting unit is
then pulled through the newly
installed line to make precision
cuts in the liner to reestablish
house service. This method costs
half that of more conventional re-,
.habilitation ~ procedures and.
should last some 50 years.
"Barring any unforeseen com-plications,
the entire operation
takes between 12 and 15 hours
with some dozen homes involved
at one time. What will be seen
will be scaffolding over man-holes
and three or four trucks
bearing the name of the con-tractor,
Insituforni. Traffic inter-ference
will be minimal.
The one inconvenience will be
the necessary turn off of water
and sanitary facilities at the house
connections being worked on.
The length of time off disruption of
service will vary. While temp-orary
bypasses will be made to
avoid disruption of service to
restaurants, schools, apartment
buildings, hospitals and other
large water users, it would not be
practical to make these arrange-ments
for the thousands of indivi-dual
The majority of people in any
.given area, but not all, will be
directly affected for some portion
of a day. For instance, in certain
cases only one end of a block
requires sewer rehabilitation,
while in others the entire block
will be involved.
As work progresses from one
i area to another, residents and
business people are asked to
watch . the local .media. Those
directly affected will receive
individual notification from
the contractor at least a week
in advance. This notification will
include information on public
sanitary facilities which may
•be used during water disruption if
This necessary sewer improve-ment
will serve well :for many;
years to come and will prevent.
serious problems from arising.
Residents are reminded that
State laws prohibit the burning of
leaves for environmental and fire
prevention reasons. In addition,
Village law prohibits the raking of
leaves into streets.
The Department of Public
Works collects bagged leaves
from curbside with no limit as
to the number of bags which
can be set out for collection.
The northwest section of the
Village receives such collections
on Mondays, the southeast on
Tuesdays, the northeast on
Thursdays and the southwest on
Freeport Mayor William White (seated c.) attended the recent "Family and Friends Picnic" at Cow
Meadow Park. The event kicked off the Bayview Avenue School Playground fund-raising campaign.
The Mayor purchased the first $3 board from the "Buy A Board" sellers. Some $30,000 must be rais-ed
to purchase materials, with which to build a creative playground at the school. The playground will
be constructed in May by .parents, neighbors and volunteers.
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