ELECTRIC CONSUMER DEPOSITS
CONSUMERS WHO HAVE ELECTRIC SERVICE DISCON-NECTED
FOR NON-PAYMENT OF BILLS ARE REQUIRED
TO PAY A TWO-MONTH DEPOSIT (EQUAL TO TWO OF
YOUR HIGHEST MONTHLY BILLS), ALL PRESENT
CHARGES, AND A $12 RECONNECTION CHARGE, BE-FORE
RESTORATION OF SERVICE. THE DEPOSIT WILL
CARRY SIMPLE INTEREST AT THE RATE PRESCRIBED
BY THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION. THIS POLICY
HAS BEEN IN EFFECT SINCE MAY, 1976 AND IS IN
ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 117 OF THE PUBLIC
SERVICE LAW. ALL BILLS NOT PAID WITHIN 25 DAYS
ARE CONSIDERED DELINQUENT.
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souvenirs. Trophies will be
awarded to winners at ceremonies
to be held at the park immediately
following the last race.
_ Pre-registration for races is
required. Businesses wishing to
sponsor race teams are wel-comed.
Information can be
obtained by calling (lie Chamber
at FR 8-7402, weekdays, 10 am
to 2 pm. The Chamber offices are
at 5 Broadway.
An area for the spectator fleet
will be set up in Swift Creek.
There will be excellent viewing
for landlocked spectators from
Waterfront Park. ':"
Help Keep Freeport Clean!
Do you have a specific problem that needs attention of a Village department?
If so, please use this Service Request .form to.bnngyjtfto the attention of your Village
administration. It will be acknowledged and given tqVthe appropriate department head for
action. . .' '• :~.';...- - ''.&£?'"-.
We recommend that you include your name arid|address. It will not be disclosed to any
third party, but it will enable us to let you know-,what'was done or why it couldn't be done.
You may conveniently send your Service Request to Village Hall by including it in the
same envelope with your Electric Biirpayment. •-.
TO: • _ ^ '"'
Mayor Dorothy Storm
Municipal Building, Freeport, N.Y. 11520
Action Requested or Nature of Problem
Phone = -.
A Public Information Bulletin
of The Village Of Freeport
46 North Ocean Avenue
Telephone FReeport 8-4000
Dorothy Storm, Mayor
Meet With Mayor: 8:30am - 4:00pm, Every Fri.
Public Meetings: 8:00pm, 1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month
Message From The Mayor
Although the increase in drug trafficking is not limited to Freeport, but is a nationwide
problem as evidenced by the concerns expressed by President Reagan and Governor Cuomo,
Village residents have expressed their anxiety over the highly visible sales of drugs within
In response, the Freeport Advisory Task Force has been formed. (See story elsewhere.) Co-chairmen
are Tedd Levy, Executive Director of Operation Pride, a drug abuse and youth ser-vices
organization in the Village, and Lorenzo Rochester, a resident who serves on the Nassau
County police force and is the President of the Nassau County Guardians Association, a group
representing minority law enforcement officers. The Task Force, which will work in conjunction
with our own police, has begun meeting.
The goal of this Task Force, and the top priority of my Administration, is to declare a WAR
We will see an increase in the number of arrests by Village and County law enforcement
officers. Arrests numbered 329 for 1986 as of May 6 and police authorities predict that the total
number for the year will be at least 100 above the total for 1985 which was 944. Let us recognize
that the police are among the most frustrated in the battle against drugs. You and I may see
what is to us an obvious drug transaction and, if a police officer is around, wonder why no arrest
is made. The police are trained to know which arrests will stand up in court and those that will
I have asked the Task Force to address the need for federal assistance in eliminating the
sources of illegal drugs as well as the need to change legislation and the court system which
allows repeated offenders to continue to ply their trade. Preventive educational programs must
be put in place if we are to make drug usage socially unacceptable.
Now I ask all the citizens of the Village, the "40,000 Pairs of Eyes," to be of assistance in the
battle to stamp out drugs. Please report suspicious activity to the Freeport Police by calling 378-
0700. Get license plate numbers only if you can do so without being obvious and placing yourself
in danger. If groups are loitering so as to completely block the right-of-way, a call to the police
will have them moved. If such a group is blocking entry to private property such as a store,
church, etc., ask the property owner to call the police.
There is much we can do in our own homes. If you, or any member of your family, are using
drugs, "recreationally," as they say, stop. Such users are not only endangering themselves, but
are the customers who are helping to support the pushers "hooking" our children and enslaving
the addicted who will commit violent crimes against all of us to support their habit.
As yon are no doubt aware, there is a new danger out there: "crack." It is a highly addictive
form of cocaine, is easily concealed and has a cheap street price, ft poses yet another danger for
our youngsters. The preschoolers who have been fingerprinted and lectured about strangers can
also be taught, must be taught now, to say a definite "No!" to drugs. A tender age perhaps, but
apparently necessary when one reads about drug abuse at the grade school level.
The War on Drugs in Freeport has begun.
Trustees: C. James Clark, Vincent DiCostanzo, Ralph Smith, Victor Cohen
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo; Counsel: William Glacken; Treasurer: Michael Haran
Following are highlights from
the recent Board of Trustees'
7:30 Monday evening legislative
sessions. These meetings are
open to the public.
ing of the fire-damaged building
at 203 Sportsman Avenue.
App'roved the, use of a trailer-office
at 256 Sportsman Avenue
for 90 days. Turned down request
of children's talent agency to use
the Mall for interviews as well as
request of Woodcleft Avenue
business to use a temporary tent
for sale of goods. Approved the
use of Waterfront Park on July 27
' for the Chamber of Commerce's
Annual Canoe and Kayak .Race,
pending proof of insurance. The
Mayor was authorized to sign
amendment with County's
"STOP-DWI" program to receive
funding for two radar units for the
Police Department. Hired a civil
engineer-land surveyor to pre-pare
basemap as first step to
opening up the Mall to traffic
and creating additional parking.
Directed'the Superintendent of
Buildings to prepare Environ-mental
Review in preparation of
zoning changes in the waterfront
and industrial park areas. "Sub-mitted
1985-86 Annual Financial
Report to the State Comptroller
with copy available to the public
at the Village Clerk's office.
Appointed Fred Lomangino, Jr.
to fill the unexpired term of Peter
Catanno'bn the Sewer and' Sani---
tation Commission. Applied to
become a party to" the Tri-Town
Agreements for the' licensing of
electricians and plumbers while
retaining the Village's own
Electrical and Plumbing Boards
for those who wish to obtain a
license for work only in Freeport.
Awarded contract for bulkhead
reconstruction for Village proper-ty
on Roosevelt Avenue with work
on Florence Avenue to be de-ferred
to a subsequent budget
yearl In* "connection with the"
Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
Program, agreed to the con-struction
of asphalt overlay on
'Guy Lombardo Avenue, Martha,
'Robert and Tyler Streets and for
:Front Street through the inter-section
of Jefferson Street.
' Authorized the purchase of $1
million in liability .premises
insurance for Fire Department
only, realizing a .savings of
$8,000 by removing fire< houses
from the general Village property
policy. • : .
Mayor Dorothy Storm has
announced that the electric
ratepayers in Freeport will have
their electric bills reduced as a
result of the recent out-of-court
settlement. Under the agreement
the Power Authority State of New
York (PASNY) will refund approx-imately
$17 million to three up-state
private utilities, and 51
municipal electric systems and
rural cooperatives, as well as the
municipal distribution agencies in
New York City and Westchester,
Rockland, Orange, Nassau and
Suffolk Counties. The Metro-politan
and the Niagara Frontier Trans-portation
Authority will also share
in the savings. James Buff, Presi-dent
of the Municipal Electric
Utilities Association (MEUA)
said, "the amount of the refunds
for each system will vary for con-sumers
in different service areas
depending on the amounts of
hydropower each used after
January 1, 1982."
The Mayor said that Freeport
will receive approximately
$258,159.00 as their share of the
total amount. While all details
have not been worked out, it is
anticipated that the one-time
refunds will be made by the Pow-er
Authority by early June to the
systems and agencies. They will
pass on the savings to power
users in credits on bills over a
period of months.
Rate reductions and refunds re-flect
a recent agreement that end-ed
lawsuits by former State Sena-
Applications will be accepted
until Friday, August. 15, from
residents and business persons
•wishing to take"advantage'of the
new program whereby the Village
will pay up to $75 for each tree
planted at curbside.
The Village will go out to bid
for a contractor who will provide
the trees, do all planting and
staking, and guarantee each tree
for one year after which they,
become the responsibility of the
Some 50 trees were planted
in the spring under this program;
The price then, but not necessar-ily
in the" fall, was $140 per "tree.'
With the Village paying $75,
cost to the property owner was
$65. Other trees were planted this
spring on Broadway and along
Merrick Road by Nassau County
at the request of the Village. . •
' Offered for planting this fall
are Bradford Pears and Crimson
King Maples. For'isites' with no
overhead wires, the selection is
expanded to include Little Leaf
Lindens,. • Shademaster Honey
Locusts, Sugar Maples and Red
Oaks. Local law prohibits .the
planting of any other species at
curbside. - •'
Applications may be obtained
from Mary Fagan, Village
Hall, 46 North Ocean Avenue,
tor Martin S. Auer of Syracuse,
Assemblyman John G., A. O'Neil
of- St. ^Lawrence, Cpunty^.and
organizations representing the
state's municipal electric systems
and rural cooperatives.
It is the 12th anniversary for
the Great Canoe and Kayak Races
sponsored by the Freeport Cham-ber
of Commerce held in coopera-tion
with the Village of Freeport,
Freeport Tuna Club and the US
Coast Guard Auxiliary. The 1986
races will be held on Sunday,
July 27, with race headquarters
at Waterfront Park, foot of South
The annual event attracts ama-teur
paddlers of all ages from
throughout the metropolitan area
who enjoy the mile-long challenge
of tide and wind in Swift. Creek.
Running from 10:30 am to
approximately 3:30 pm, canoe
races involve two person teams
made up.of (1) a parent (or guard-ian
over 18) and a child up to
14 years, (2) two females, (3)
two males and (4) a male and a
female. Special races are held
for kayaks and for whale boats.
Rental canoes are available for
On hand for spectators will be
refreshments and Canoe Race
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On the recommendation of
Trustee Ralph Smith, the Board
of Trustees has established a
Freeport Advisory Task Force on
Drugs. The action <was taken at
the 'Board's- - public--legislative ,-
session-bn April 28.
Acting on Smith.'s suggestion,
Mayor Dorothy Storm appointed
Tedd Levy and Lorenzo Rochester
to co-chair the Task Force which
is to work with the Freeport
Police Department and other
involved law enforcement offi-cials.
The Task Force will also
be made up of representatives
of civic associations, school
officials, County and community-based
officials and concerned citizens.
Co-Chairman Levy is Executive
Director of Operation Pride,
an an ti-drug program in the
Village. Rochester, -a Freeport
resident, is a Nassau County
police officer and the President
of the Nassau County Guardians,
an organization of minority law
enforcement officers. • ,
Trustee''Smith addressed the
concerns about drugs expressed
by two members of Concerned
Neighbors, a group representing
the residents of Colonial Avenue,
at the last public meeting of the
Board. "We need to send a loud
and clear message to those who
make bur streets unsafe and
threaten the security of our
homes, that we will no longer
tolerate those activities that
jeopardize our welfare," Smith
said. "By working together we
send -the -loudest -message possi-ble...
that .drug abuse "not only
endangers one's personal wel-fare,
but the welfare of an entire
community and it will not be
Both Mayor Storm and Trustee
Smith had served on the Broad-way
Task Force before assuming
their present positions. The Task
Force was a non-government
group with the goal of eliminating
drug .traffic, on Broadway and
disbanded when success was
seemingly achieved. The Mayor
pointed out that, "Before we
began, the police warned that
we would only succeed in moving
the drug traffic elsewhere.
That is exactly what happened.
I am optimistic that this new
Task Force, a part of Village
•government and dealing with the
:' drug problem on a community-wide
basis, will be more success-ful.
However, it is important to
keep in mind that we in Freeport
are not an island unto ourselves.
The problem is a national and
The Mayor also announced that
she had already set in motion
inquiries to various state and
federal officials as to what"
assistance could be provided..
A letter has also been sent to
First Lady Nancy Reagan.
In conjunction with the forma-
. tion of the Task. Force, Maypr
Storm •• released the following
information on drug arrests. in
t h e Village. . . - " . " ;
From January 1 to May 19,:
there were 86 drug arrests in
the Village, 64 by the Freeport
Police Department, 21 by the
Nassau County force and one by
the Long Island Railroad Police.
Places of arrest during the
past four months were: North.
Main Street, South Main Street,
Freeport Plaza, Bedell Street,
Freeport High , School, Long-
Island Railroad Station, .West
Merrick Road, Broadway, Sunrise
Highway and Church Street,
Colonial Avenue, Brooklyn Ave-nue
and North Grove Street,
Jay Street, Weberfield Avenue
Woodcleft Avenue, Merrick Road
and Buffalo Avenue, Leonard
Avenue, Willow Avenue, Graf-!
fing Place, Babylon Tumpik'e
and : Sunrise Highway and
Qf the 65 arrested, 31 wen.
Freeport residents. The other:
came from Roosevelt, Amityville.
Bellerose, Brooklyn, Merrick,
Hempstead, Glen Cove, Rush-ing,
Lakeview, Long Beach and
The fuel adjustment applicable
•in-any-."month -is based on; the
previous 'month's cost of self-generation
and purchased power
over and above 1.819 which is the
base cost of fuel in the electric
The fuel adjustment costs
include the following:
1. Hydroelectric . energy
purchased from the Power
Authority of New York
plus cost of transmission
from Niagara Falls to Free-port..
2. Nuclear power purchased
from the Power Authority
of the State of New York
plus transmission costs.
3. Energy, if any, purchased
from Long Island Lighting
4. Energy, if any, purchased
from Quebec Hydro or
Ontario Hydro plus
5. Cost of fuel consumed by
the Village for self-genera-tion.
All these costs are added up
and divided by the number of
kilowatt hours required for the
entire system during the corres-ponding
month. The fuel adjust-ment
is then plus or minus,
depending on whether the aver-age
cost per kilowatt hour is over,
or below the basic cost of 1.819
per KWH incorporated in the
For example, if the average
cost is 3.09 per KWH for pur-chased
power and self-genera-tion
, then the fuel adjustment will
be 3.09 less 1.819 or 1.199 per
KWH for fuel adjustment.
Please note that the cost o
"transmission for' Niagara 'Power
Quebec Hydro and Ontaru
Hydro is increasing for charge;
paid to Niagara Mohawk, Cot
Edison and Long Island Lighting
Company to transmit this energ
from Niagara Falls to Freeport.
The Village at all times at
tempts to operate with" • a,
energy mix which will minimiz
its overall cost to the consumers.
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