Discount Plans for unlimited
usage of the Recreation Center's
Health Wing will go on sale the
latter part of this month. The
Plans are effective from January 8
to May 12. The Health Wing
includes an indoor swimming
pool, steam and sauna, gymnas-ium
and exercise rooms.
Cost for residents (or tax-payers)
is $85 for a family, $40
for an individual and $20 for a
senior age 60 or over. (Note: If
you purchased both a Summer
and Fall Plan in 1984, the Winter
Plan is discounted to $60 and
$30.) Non-residents pay $125 and
Registration for the Recreation
Department's winter program-ming
will be held on Saturday,
January 26, 10 am to noon, for
children, and Monday, January
28, 7 to 8:30 pm, for adults.
Registration will be held at the
Offered for children is art,
arts and crafts, baton twirling,
creative movement, creative
play, ballet, tap dance, dog
obedience, drama, fencing, gui-tar,
(teens/pre-teens) and swim les-sons.
Separate registrations are
held for ice skating, bowling,
diving, soccer, lacrosse and
wrestling. Flyers on the latter
programs are available at the
Center and are distributed
through the schools.
Offered for adults is art,
ballet, jazz dance, tap dance,
dog obedience, fencing, guitar,
ice skating, aerobic dancing,
bodybuilding, body conditioning,
danceexercise, slimnastics, yoga
exercise and swim and diving
Cost for most programs is
$10 for residents arid $20 for
The winter also offers Recrea-tion
Department trips to'various
ski areas for students, grades
7-12, and adults. The trips are
offered on Saturday and/or
Sunday and holidays. Call 223-
8000 for further information.
The Center's enclosed ice rink
remains open until March 24.
Members of the Freeport Board of Trustees and Village Housing
Authority visited the Moxie Rigby Apartments to thank tenants for
their many days of hard work. (See story below). Pictured, left to right,
are Parks Supervisor John Mitchell, Authority Commissioner Shirl
Frazier, LaDonna Chapman, Chiffon Chapman, Authority Acting
Director Gloria Walker, Commission Chairwoman Agnes Paris,
Parks staffer Gregory Key, Juanita Groover, Sam Mitchell, Eleanor
Jefferson, Deputy Mayor Storm, Jo Leen Vailes, Mayor William
White, Kevin Simpson, Catherine Clayborn, Commissioner Alma
Smalls and Commissioner J. Harrison Edwards.
On the recommendation o'f.
Deputy Mayor Dorothy Storm,'
the Board of Trustees approved
the allocation of $5,000 in federal
Community Development funds
for a now partially completed
landscaping improvement pro-gram
at the Housing Authority's
Moxie Rigby Apartments located
at Buffalo and Albany Avenues.
Appointed last year by Mayor
William White to serve as liasion
between the complex's tenants
and the Board of Trustees, Trus-.
tee Storm had held a series of
meetings with tenant groups from
which the landscaping project
Attending the sessions were
Tenants Council Co-Chairper-sons
Catherine Clayborn and
Juanita Groover; Tenants Council
members Mary Simpson, Eleanor
Jefferson and Martha Mitchell;
Freeport Housing Authority
Commissioner Alma Smalls who
is also a member of the Free-port
Family Community Center,
a participating agency in the pro-ject;
Housing Commission Chair-person
Agnes Paris; Acting
Freeport Housing Authority Di-rector
Gloria Walker; and Kevin
Simpson, Chiffon Chapman,
Sam Mitchell, LaDonna Chap-man,
Joleen Vailes and Shar-main
Wiley, all of the complex's
As the first step to the pro-ject,
the Youth Council developed
a master plan for the grounds
surrounding the apartments.
With the cooperation of Super-intendent
of Public Works David
Lovejoy, Parks Division Super-visor
John Mitchell assisted the
teenagers in the planning and the
selection of shrubs and flowers to
be planted using the Freeport
Library as a research source.
Finally selected for fall planting
were Forsythia, firethorn, juni-per,
red barberry, mums and tu-lip
and daffodil bulbs. Atlantic
Nursery contributed a holly
and a pine tree and additional
shrubs. Members of the Tenants
Council and Youth Council then
spent many a weekend to ac-complish
the planting. (Youth
Council members received a
minimum hourly wage from the
federal monies while the adults
volunteered their labor.) A
maintenance program has now
been established and with
half the allocation remaining,
additional planting will be ac-complished
in the spring.
At a reception held by the
tenants to mark Moxie Rigby's
"new look," Mitchell was pre-sented
with a plaque from the
Youth Council in appreciation
of his guidance throughout the
project. Trustee Storm, also pre-sented
with a plaque, was asked
'by the tenants to pass along
their thanks to Mayor White and
the Board of Trustees for the
$5,000 allocation which will
beautify their surroundings.
REFERENCE ONLY DECEMBER 1984
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 Qf.the Month, at 8:00 P.M.
William White joins Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus (otherwise
knownlas Deputy M_ayor.porothy_SJorm and_Publjc Works Department.
" contractor Rudi Sittler) iVwishTng Freeporters a'lf the" happiness of
the season and a healthy New Year. The three posed at the Freeport
Chamber of Commerce-Freeport Recreation Department's annual
Holiday Festival at the Recreation Center.
The Board of Trustees and the Municipal Staff
. - join in
Wishing You and Your Family
ALL THE HAPPINESS OF THE SEASON
A HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR
Trustees: Dorothy Storm, Alfred Sirlin, James'Clark, Vincent DiCostanzo
Village Clerk : Thomas DeVincenzo; Attorney: Harrison j.-Edwards, Jr.; Treasurer: John Schmidt
™" by William Gillespie*
Village Safety Director
The National SAFETY Council
reports that approximately 25
million people in the United
States were victims of accidents
at home in one year. Some 23,000
died as a result of their injuries.
Most home accidents result
from carelessness 'and can be
prevented. Take steps now to rid
your home of hazards and as a
result you will avoid injuries
and their resultant pain and
suffering, and you will save real
We can never make a home or
a workplace 100% accident free,
but we can raise accident-con-sciousness
enough to prevent
most accidents. Regular inspec-tions
both inside and outside will
reveal possible accident haz-ards
— most of which are easily
correct. Accidents, minor acci-dents
and "near misses" will
often signal a defect. Repair
it before it causes a serious
Prepare a SAFETY inspection
check list and use it as a hazard-proofing
1. Check adequacy of wiring
and make sure of the grounding
of power tools and laundry
equipment. Replace frayed and
brittle extension cords.
2. Label and stow household
cleaners, insecticides, paint thin-ners,
etc. away from food and out
of the reach of small children.
3. Post poison antidotes — and
the number of the Poison Control
4. Make sure that all small
rugs have non-skid backing
and never use throw rugs or run-ners
at or near the top of stair-ways.
5. Check the lighting and hand-rails
on stairways and if you have
infants or toddlers, use child-proof
gates at top of stairways.
6. Test your smoke detectors,
and make sure everyone knows
escape routes in case of emer-gency.
Conduct home fire drills.
7. Make sure that tubs and
showers have slip-proof surfaces
2 and adequate grab bars.
8. Keep all medicines (and
liquors) out of children's reach.
Never take or give medicine in
9. Ascertain where gas and
water shut-off values are located
and how to use them. Learn
how to turn off the main electric
switch and the oil burner.
10. Wear SAFETY goggles
when using power tools or chem-icals.
11. Check ladders and step-stools
for defects, and never use
a chair or table in place of a lad-der.
12. Visit the Freeport Memorial
Library and ask for books on
SAFETY in the home.
At the urging of Mayor William
White, 7,372 voters went to the
polls on last month's Election Day
to vote against the Nassau County
Proposal to set up a "paper
agency" in hopes of eventually
being able to purchase hydro-power
for resale to LILCO. An
unofficial tally of the votes
showed that 1,077 Freeporters
voted for the proposal.
On learning that Mayor White
had sent a letter to all electric
consumers in the Village urging a
"no" vote, the Village of Rock-ville
Centre, the only other
municipality with an electric
utility in the County, asked
permission to duplicate the letter
for mailing to their own con-sumers.
The final vote in Rock-ville
Centre was 7,757 against
with 1,'243 voting in the affirma-tive.
County-wide, the "paper
agency" was approved; 214,000
Superintendent of Buildings
Michael Ruiz de Zarate has re-ported
to Mayor William White
and the Board of Trustees that
his department issued 841 sum-monses
in the first three quarters
of the current fiscal year (March
31 to September 31,1984) as com-pared
to 817 at the same point in
1983, 397 in 1982 and 338 in
Summonses for the total 1983
fiscal year totalled, 1,146, com-
The Board of Trustees will
•hold the annual public hearing
on the municipal budget at
Village Hall, Monday, January 7,
beginning at 8 pm. The hearing
follows meetings between the
Trustees and .Village depart-ment
heads which began early
Persons wishing to speak at
the hearing will be asked to
sign in so that all may be called
Copies of the tentative 1985-
86 budget will be available at
the Office of the Village Clerk in
the latter part of December.
Mayor White voiced his grati-tude
to the voters. "My Novem-ber
letter was the third time I
had gone to Freeport residents
and our other electric customers
for their assistance in the Vil-lage's
battle to retain our low cost
hydroelectricity. The previous
response was overwhelming with
thousands of letters sent to our
legislators. Now, with the Novem-ber
election, we have docu-mented
proof to point out to the
Governor and the State Legis-lature
that shows the majority of
Freeporters object to any attempt
to take away the power we in-vested
in over 20 years ago.
The matter of the eligibility of
"paper agencies" to receive
power will be a matter of legal
dispute for some time to come.
In the meantime, my adminis-tration,
both as an individual
body and as a member of the
State Municipal Electric Utilities
Association, will continue to be in
the forefront of the battle.''
pared to 661 in 1982 and 412 in
The violations for which sum-monses
were issued for ap-pearance
in Village Court ran
the gambit from electrical viola-tions,
and debris, fire hazards, lack1 of
necessary permits, etc.
Mayor White has congratulated
the members of the Building
Department, for their ever-in-creasing
At this time of year when one
hears from normally out-of-touch
friends, it seems appropriate to
pass along some of the unsolicited
comments received from time to
time by.the Village and its fed-erally-
funded Homefinders Serv-ice,
from those who have used the
free Service to either buy or sell a
house in the Village.
Some of these messages are
"We've just come from 'clos-ing'
on our house. We didn't
want to miss the' opportunity to
thank you for all your help in
helping us find our house. We
appreciate your time and thought-fulness
in matching, us to our
house. We look forward to
being your 'neighbor' in Free-port.
'' Mr. and Mrs. L. Bighi.
' 'Many thanks for all the help
and advice you gave us when we
put our Freeport home up.for
sale. The first couple you sent to
look at our house made us a
reasonable offer. From all. re-ports
'the new owners are well
satisfied. The money we saved
helped pay for our new home in
Virginia. Although we are enjoy-ing
our new home in Virginia, we
have fond memories of our many
years in Freeport." Mr. A.
"We want to thank you for
your help . in. finding our new
home. We deeply appreciate your
always readiness to answer our
questions. Good luck in your
homefinding for many others.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Lee
"We would like to take this
opportunity .to congratulate you
on the establishment . of the
Homefinder 's Service, which
introduced us to Freeport and its
opportunities and assisted us to
come, in a relatively short time,
to a house we have fallen in love
•with.'' Mr. and Mrs. U. Hain
' 7 am the proud and delighted
owner.of , thanks to you. You
helped me find the place, then
helped me get a Sony Mae
mortgage. "J. Barry
"You displayed a genuine
interest, in selling our house.and
we greatly appreciate it. We have
just .gone to. contract with a
lovely couple." Mr. and Mrs.
"/ want to thank you-for your
kind cooperation in the sale of
my house. My daughter tells me
that the purchasers are a very
nice couple. 1 am very pleased
because I had lived there for
nearly 40 years. May I wish you
continued success in keeping
Freeport the good community in
which I had hoped to end my
days. " Mrs. D. Walsh
"We wish you all the best with
the Homefinders organization.
.It's a wonderfully .unique tool in
obtaining property and real
estate. "Mrs. A. lannone
"As you know I was born and
brought up in Freeport and I am
happy to be back in familiar
surroundings. Thank you for
sending us to this lovely home.
May all who come to you for help
in finding a home be as blessed as
we are today.."I. Spelina
"We love our house, we love
Freeport, we love Homefinders.
We .will never forget the help,
the guidance and advice and kind-ness
we received from the
people of Homefinders while
they found us the house we
thought we couldn't afford."
Mr. and Mrs. A. Rizzo
' 'Our family would like to thank
the Village of Freeport for help-ing
to. sell, our house through
Homefinders. This can.be a trau-matic
experience when one must
sell a house and happy home of
some 55 years. Thanks to your
guidance and patience, we have
made a match where house and
buyer seem made for each
other — a nice feeling for all!'' '
Mr. and Mrs. J. Antila and H.Wf
In the period running from
June 1 to September 30, Free-port
Homefinders sold 65 nouses.
Fifteen of the houses sold for
$100,000 or over with the range
from $130,000 to $61,500 for a
The houses sold were located
on Ann Drive (north), Arthur
Street, Atlantic Avenue, Bay-view
Avenue (south),. Branch
Avenue, Brookside Avenue
(north), Casino Street, Delaware
Avenue, Elliott Place, Elm Place,
Evans Avenue, Frederick Ave-nue,
Grant Avenue, Howard
Avenue, Long Beach Avenue
(south), Merrick Road (west),
Milton Street (west), Nassau
Avenue, Norton Street, Park
Avenue, Pearsall Avenue,
Pennsylvania Avenue, Randall
Avenue, Ray Street, Roosevelt
Avenue and Saint Marks Avenue.
When a Snow Emergency is
declared your car must be off the
street or it is subject to being
towed away at your expense.
Streets must be kept clear "for
snow plows, fire trucks and other
Sidewalks should be cleared
of snow as soon as possible.
This is the responsibility of the
property owner or tenant.
The Freeport Fire Department
also reminds homeowners with
fire hydrants on their property
that the area around the hydrant
should be the first part of their
property to be cleared of snow.
Loss of fire and/or property could
result if the Department is unable
to locate the hydrant quickly.
Announcements on closings
in the Village and other important
information will be aired by
WGBB (1240 AM) and WHLI
(1 100 AM) in an emergency situa-tion.
Students returning to the Vil-lage
for the holidays are urged to
apply now for summer jobs with
the Village. Such jobs include
recreation aide, laborer and life-guard.
Application must be made at
the office of the Village Clerk,
Village Hall, weekdays, 8:30 am,
to 4 pm. No telephone inquiries
.will be accepted. Applicants
will be required to present proof
of residency in the Village and
must be at least 18 years of age.
Lifeguards must have certifica-tion.
The deadline for summer jobs
is May 1, 1985. If vacancies for
lifeguards exist after the dead-line,
applications will be ac-cepted
from non-residents as
well as residents, 17 years or
older, with the required certifica-tion.
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