Freeport Shows China How It's Done Holiday Schedule
VISITORS FROM CHINA Two engineers from the People's Republic of
China were recently in Freeport to consult about pressurized glass with Ed
Belts, general manager of Island Scuba Centers Inc. on Woodcleft Avenue.
Meeting Freeport Village Mayor Dorothy Storm, the Chinese engineers
expressed an interest in seeing the Village's electric generating plant.
Electric Utility General Manager William Cominos (I) accompanied the
Mayor (2nd I) to explain the work ings of the plant to (3rd I. tor.) Xiang Ding
Yuan, Tong Qui Cai, translator Huang Jian Min and Belts. The visitors are
wilh ihe China Norlh Industries Corporation.
Ice Scaling Arf$
All Village offices, and the
Recreation Center, will be closed
on Monday, October 13 in obser--
vance of Columbus Day. There^
will be no garbage collection in the
northern section (both northeast
and northwest) on that Monday
and no trash collection on Thurs-day,
Upcoming 1986 holidays which
will close Village offices are Vete-rans
Day (November 11), Thanks-giving
and the day after (November
27 and 28) and Christmas
The Freeport Police Department
will hold their annual auction of
found and unclaimed bikes and
other items on Saturday, October
18, beginning at 10 am.
The auction will be held at the
Police garage adjacent to Head-quarters
at 40 North Ocean
Avenue. All items must be paid for
in cash at the time of the auction.
The skating season at the
Recreation Center's enclosed ice
rink will begin for the public on
Friday, October 31.
Public skating sessions are: Tues-day,
3:30-5 pm; Thursday, 3:30-5
pm and 7:15-9:15 pm; Friday,
7-9pm; Saturdays, 12:30-2:30pm
and 3-5 pm; and Sundays, l-3pm
and 3:30-5:30pm. A Youth Hockey
Clinic is scheduled for Mondays,
3:45-5:45pm, and puck shooting
sessions on Wednesdays, 3:45-5:45
pm and on Fridays, 3-4:45 pm. On
public school recess days or other
holidays, the Saturday afternoon
schedule is in effect, except on
Mondays when the Center is
closed. All other hours are reserved
for charter groups.
Cost per skating session is $1 for
children and senior citizens and
$1.50 for adults. Discount tickets,
good for 15 sessions and transfer-able
within the family, are $10 for
children and seniors and $15 for
Figure and hockey skates may
be rented at $1 per session. Lockers
are available at lOc.
Information on skating lessons
will be available through flyers at
the Center prior to the rink's
opening. The skating season will
end on March 15, 1987.
The Arts Council At Freeport
will be presenting two ethnic con-certs
in the weeks ahead.
Traditional Irish music and
dance performed by the Irish
Ramblers Trio, an Irish harpist
and a champion step dance group,
will be the feature of the Irish
Concert to be held October 25,8:30
pm, at the Freeport Recreation
Center. Tickets are $5, and $3 for
Friends of The Arts Council.
A Yiddish Concert will be held
at the Bayview Avenue School, 3
pm, on November 9. It will feature
Yiddish folk music and song
including a tribute to Anne Frank
in story and music. Ticket prices
are $8 for advance sales, $10 at the
door and $7 for Arts Council
Patrons (and above) and members
of the American Jewish Congress.
There will be a special group rate
and a separate cost for attending a
reception with the artists. For
information and tickets for both
concerts, call 223-2522.
$6.00 per hour
- 20 hours per week
Must be a resident
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Apply: Village Hall
Office of the Village Clerk
46 No. Ocean Ave. 9AM - 4PM
no telephone inquiries. ^_
ENCE ONLY September 7986
A Public Information Bulletin
of The Village Of Freeport
46 North Ocean.Avenue
Telephone FReeport 8-4000
Dorothy Storm, Mayor
Meet With Mayor
Public Meetings: 8:00pm, 1
Message From The Mayfor* LIBRARY
By necessity, this column will be kept short this month. On pages two ariXthrejtyou will find the rules-a
regulations concerning our sanitation collections.
Please save this information and keep it handy.
I am pleased to announce that over 100 residents took advantage of our fall curbside tree planting program
whereby the Village donates $75 per tree. This is in addition to'the some 50 planted in the spring under the same
program. At my request, the County has planted 75 trees along Merrick Road, Broadway and North Main
Street, and the Village, using federal funds, has placed potted trees along Sunrise. More of these planters and
trees will be placed between Henry Street and the easterly Village line this fall when Freeport Plaza will also be
getting potted trees. In total, Freeport will have gained 333 new trees when the fall planting is completed.
September and trees invoke memories of Hurricane Gloria in 1985. Let me remind residents that in hurricanes
and other emergencies, instructions from the Village will be aired over Radio Stations WGBB and WHLI. These
instructions may vary from those being issued by the Town and County. If we order an evacuation, please move
to the designated shelter as quickly as possible bringing pillows, blankets, food and any necessary medications. If
a power outage occurs before leaving, do not stack items on an electric range. A fire may occur if the power is
returned and you failed to turn off all range switches.
Our battle against crack and other drugs continues. With our federal Community Development grant
increased by $75,000 over the original allotment, the Board of Trustees has increased funding to the anti-drug
programs of the Freeport EOC, Operation PRIDE and Freeport Family Community Center to a total of
$45,000. In fact, $75,000 has been allocated within the last two months to fight drug abuse. As of August 1,118
drug arrests had been made with 30 in July alone. This compares with 145 drug arrests during all of 1985. Some
300 residents from all parts of the Village marched on August 16 with the slogan, "Freeport Says No To Drugs."
. The fight will be won.
From The Agenda The Freeport Board Of Trustees
Awarded bid for the demolition
..of the Jamaica Tire/Cannon Taxi
' property. Stipulated that permis-sion
to hold a Block Party carry the
warning that no alcoholic bever-ages
may be served or carried on
streets or sidewalks. Authorized
the installation of a fence around
the Martin Luther King Park pool.
At the request of Five Counties
Carting, extended the time for
awarding the Solid Waste Collec-tion
Service contract to September
16. Established the positions of
full-time and part-time Police
Held a Public Hearing and
approved the abandonment of
Parking Fields #14 and
(Broadway between Rosedale and
Graffing) with the property now
zoned for single-family dwellings.
Authorized the Mayor to sign a
Second Amendatory Agreement
between the Village and County
for Community Development pro-ject
activities. Authorized a survey
and title report on Fireman's Field
with all costs to be absorbed by any
prospective purchaser. Lifted the
building moratorium in the area
around West End Avenue. At
public meeting, the Mayor com-mended
the Detective Division and
others on two-month investigation
that resulted in the arrest of 15
alleged "crack"dealers. Autho-rized
signing of contract with
consultants to prepare urban re-newal
plan for Freeport Plaza
area. Approved the hiring of a
consultant in connection with a
study of sanitation operations.
Zoning Board of Appeals
Granted with conditions: five
foot buffer on east side of parking
field at 150 Atlantic; five foot
stockade fence partially within
front yard at 741 Guy Lombardo;
' two story rear addition and base-ment
at 157 Whaley; to maintain
previously altered and relocated
garage at 299 Bedell; and permis-sion
to demolish garage and con-struct
a one family dwelling with
garage at 258 South Ocean.
Trustees: C. James Clark, Vincent DiCostanzo, Ralph Smith, Victor Cohen
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo; Counsel: William Glacken; Treasurer: Michael Haran
Village Of Freeport
Please Read and Save This Information For Reference
Collection Areas and Collection Days
>• North of Randall and Grand Aves. including Randall and Grand Aves.
Garbage - (kitchen waste) on Monday and Thursday - at backdoor or side yard.
Trashtyard debris, newspapers, ashes, etc.) on Thursday - at the curb.
East Central/West Central
' f Between (but not including) Randall and Grand Aves. and South to (but not includ-ing)
Garbage (kitchen waste) on Tuesday and Friday - at backdoor or side yard.
Trash (yard debris, newspapers, ashes, etc.) Friday - at the curb.
Atlantic Ave. South, including all Atlantic Ave.
Garbage - (kitchen waste) on Wednesday and Saturday - at backdoor or side yard.
Trash (yard debris, newspapers, ashes, etc.) Wednesday - at the curb.
Holiday Collection Schedule
The schedule by which garbage and trash is picked up in Freeport is determined by the
availability of the Town of Hempstead landfill area. When that area is shut down for a
holiday, there is no collection in the Village. It is against environmental protection laws to
collect and then store garbage and trash overnight.
When a Holiday falls on either of your collection days, the trash day for the week is elimina-ted.
In the event of a Saturday holiday (South collection) the trash day for the next week
(Wednesday) will be eliminated. This practice is necessary to handle the double amounts
of kitchen garbage.
Current Holidays that close down the landfill area are News Year's Day, King's Birthday,
Lincoln's Birthday, Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day,
Columbus Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
1. One and two family residences are limited on weekly trash days to no more than seven
(7) cans, bags or bundles of trash: Trash" is NOT tb'be set at the curb until after 6 pm the
day before collection is scheduled. Trash or garbage on the curb at any other time is a
violation of Village Sanitation ordinances and subject to summons and fines.
2. Garbage is picked up at the rear door or side yard and must be in regulation 20 gallon
metal or plastic cans with covers. Additionally the Village encourages the use of plastic
bags in the cans to keep them clean and reduce the attraction to animals. Kitchen gar-bage
must not be placed at the curb. Only trash must be placed at the curb. There is no
3. Garbage should not be mixed with trash. Such a mixture WILL NOT BE COLLECTED
from the rear yard.
4. Oil drums, sugar or cardboard barrels, refrigerator, washer or large appliance cartons
are not acceptable containers for trash or garbage and WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.
5. Because of worker safety, containers, bags or bundles weighing over 50 pounds WILL
NOT BE COLLECTED. Dogs must be confined away from garbage containers. Snow
and/or ice must be removed from the walks leading to the containers or the containers
must be placed at the curb for collection under snow conditions.
Basic Regulations (Continued)
6. Branches and wood under 4 " in diameter must be cut to 4' lengths and tied with heavy
cord in bundles not over 2' in diameter. Thorn bushes must be cut and placed in
regulation cans for pickup.
7. Newspapers and magazines must be tied in bundles before placing at the curb with the
trash. Do not include with the kitchen garbage.
8. Bulk items i.e. bedding, furniture, rugs (cut and tied not to exceed 50 Ibs. per bundle)
tables, chairs, etc. will be taken on trash day at the rate of not more than two (2) items
per collection. These are included in the limit.of seven (7) items of trash for each col-lection.
9. Large appliances (refrigerators, washers, stoves, etc.) by appointment only. Call
546-8080 before placing at the curb.
10. The Village provides collection from all residences up to the limits in these regulations.
Other bulk items or amounts of trash in excess of these limits are the responsibility of the
resident. These excesses may be brought to the Village Transfer Station at 175 Albany
Avenue by.car, full window van or station wagon only, Saturday, 8 am to 3 pm, at no
charge. (Residents with passenger pick-up trucks may apply for a special, one-time,
permit at the Department of Public Works, 355 Albany Avenue, weekdays, 8:30 am to 4
pm). Proof of residency is required. Residents may also arrange for removal of such items
from their premises by private carter of their choice, at the resident's expense.
11. Items requiring special handling -
(a) Fireplace Ashes - After cooling (do not wet) place in a suitable container at the curb
with the trash. Weight limit 50 Ibs.
(b) Dog feces and kitty litter - Tightly sealed in a heavy gauge plastic bag at the curb
with the trash.
(c) Medical waste - (Dressings - medicines - syringes, etc.) Break needles and box to
prevent injury to workers. Put all medical waste in a tightly sealed plastic bag at
the curb with the trash.
Items Not Collected
1. Toxic materials and/or combustable liquids (gasoline, fuel oil, varnish, tar, chemicals,
explosives and similar items) WILL NOT BE COLLECTED nor accepted at the Transfer
Station on Albany Ave.
2. Demolition debris, concrete, rocks, sod, dirt, blacktop, alteration waste, roofing, plaster,
heavy metal auto and truck parts, batteries, tires, railroad ties, poles, tree stumps and
trunks, and similar debris WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.
••"' •• Residents may arrange for removal by private carter at their own expense, OR, such mater-ials
may be brought to the Transfer Station at 175 Albany Avenue on Saturday from 8 am tc
3.pm as described in paragraph 10 of the Basic Regulations.
Additional Information or Complaints
First call Five Counties Carting of Freeport at 546-8080 - 8 am to 4 pm daily, 8 am - 1 pm
The Village carting contractor is obligated to remove your refuse in accordance with these
regulations between the hours of 7 am to 4 pm. Additionally they are to clean up any spilh
caused by them, return cans to the proper area if brought to the truck by their workers,
refrain from piling garbage at the curb and to clear up all resident complaints within 2/
hours (the next working day).
If your complaint goes unresolved or is ongoing, please call the Village of Freeport, Dept
of Public Works, Sanitation Division at 378-4000 - Ext. 222 or 224. Additionally we invit
your suggestions and general comments at the same number or write to our Sanitatioi
Division, 46 No. Ocean Ave., Freeport, New York 11520.
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