LATERAL SEWER DISTRICT 6-A
The Freeport Sewer Commission has established, in response to petitions
of more than 51% of property, owners, a lateral sewer district designated 6-A, com-prising
the area south of Atlantic Avenue and west of-South Bayview Avenue. Bids
were received by the Sewer Commissiqnon June 6th, and the contract has been awarded
to the low bidder. Mr. George Sammis, .and upon the contract being signed, -the work
will'proceed immediately and, barring unforseen 'interruptions, will .be in operation
in the Fall and completed by December 15, 1952. .
. FREEPORT HOUSING AUTHORITY
It was with a sense of keen regret that Mayor Robert L. Doxsee and the mem-ber
s'of the Freeport Housing Authority accepted the resignation of Rev. C. NewmanHogle
whose transfer-to other parochial duties necessitated his retirement from the Housing
Benjamin J. Reiner, prominent in civic affairs,' and at present the Exalted
Ruler of the B; P. O. E. of Freeport, was appointed by Mayor Doxsee to fill Rev. Hogle ' a
place on the Housing Authority. .
USE OF WATER
ORDINANCE 130 - No fountain, hose bib or sprinkler shall be in use on any
day except between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 8:00 A. M., and between 6:00 P.M. and
By order of the Mayor and Board of Trustees.
DOGS RUNNING AT LARGE
Attention is directed to the considerable number of dogs running at large,
especiallyin the early morning hours. 'Most residences in Freeport are .without fences
enclosing the property and dogs running loose damage gardens- and shrubbery and be-come
a cause of complaints; .'
A Village Ordinance provides that dogs are not allowed to run at large, and
provides a fine -as a penalty therefor. Further, the Village has contracted with the
Long Island Humane Society providing for the collection by it, of dogs running through
the streets. If a dog is picked up by the Society's wagon, a. lee of $2. 00 for redemption
is. charged, and if not redeemed, the dog may be destroyed, or other wise disposition
made of it. . .
This matter is especially called to the attention of dog owners inorder that
you may comply with the provisions of the ordinance and not lose your dog to the dog
OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY .
As in the past, Memorial Day was observed in our Village with an impressive
parade followed by solemn Memorial Rites at the Municipal Stadium.
Samuel -D, Gerber -was again the Grand Marshall and through his efforts and
with the cooperation of his many aides, the assembling of the many organizations and
equipment for the parade was accomplished with unusual smoothness.
Freeport's own Fire Department turned put in large numbers, and the Fire
Department Band is one of the finest.
At the Stadium, Mayor Robert L. Doxsee gave a patriotic address in which
he asserted people of the present day do not appreciate the benefits handed down to
them by .their forefathers and called for a rebirth of Americanism.
. ' Cyril C. Ryan, Nassau County director of Civil Defense, also spoke and
.urged all to join the Civil Defense organization to be prepared to help in case of need.
Harry J. Chuisano,- Vice-Commander, and now Commander of - William
Clinton Story Post of the American Legion, also Freeport's Superintendent of Highways
and Sanitation, gave the Memorial address in the absence of Commander Frederick W.
Batcher, while Commander Clifford Combes of Henry .Theodore Mohr Post spoke for
the Veterans of Foreign Wars. '
Ceremonies were concluded by the firing of three volleys by a squad from
the 142nd Heavy Tank Battalion followed by "Taps" and response sounded by buglers
from the Freeport High School Band. ...
Vol. 1 - No. 2 June, 1952
FREEPORT'S PARK SYSTEM .
Definite progress will soon be made on the establishment of Freeport's new
park system. Duringthe summer months nearly $125, 000. will be spent, part of which
will go to the preliminary construction of the Northeast. Park, and the other part for the
Waterfront Park-at the foot of Long.Beach Avenue.
The Northeast Park consists of some six or seven acres located in the area
of Parsons and Lakeview Avenues and Witmark Place. Soon to be installed is a basket-ball
court, .rinks for roller and ice skating, a four room administration building, and the
laying'out of paths and roadways.. -
The maximum.expenditure at the Waterfront Parkwill be to bulkhead 540 feet
of shore line behind which a twenty foot explanade will be constructed, also immediately
to be completed will be a turn-around traffic circle, and a parking area capable of con-taining
some eighty or ninety cars.
The Board of Trustees at its regular June meeting adopted a resolution ex-pressing
regret at the death of Worden E. Wirine, who, several years ago, was, twice
elected trustee of the Village, and served one term as mayor starting with the year
1941. . The Board pointed out in the resolution the many fine works of public service
that had been accomplished by Mayor Winne under his administration.
. .SUMMER . CONCERTS—— - • *
The Boardof Trustees has grantedpermission, through the ParkCommission,
for the staging of concerts at the Municipal Park immediately south of the Municipal
Building on Ocean Avenue, and for Randall Park.
Concerts in the Municipal Park will be given on the following Wednesday
evenings; July 9th and 23rd, August 13th and 27th, and on the following Friday evenings
July 18th and August 1st and 15th.
The Concerts in Randall Park will be given Monday evenings, July 7th and
21st, and August 4th and 18th.
The concerts will be alternately by Freeport's famous Fire Department Band
under direction of Mr. William Dayton, and by a girls band from the Adult Education
group under direction of Mr. William Dayton and Dr.. J. Maynard Wettlaufer, music
director of Freeport High School. The Adult Education group will provide the music for
all concerts .in Randall Park.
MULTIPLE RESIDENCE LAW
A new law adopted by the State of New York becomes effective on July 1st this
year. The law, passed for greater protection of the residents, makes it necessary to
observe certain conditions of fire protection and construction of dwellings housing several
families. The law is applicable both to old and new structures and applies to apartment
houses, hotels, lodging houses, schools, convalescent and nursing homes, and private
dwellings of two or more stories in height, with five or more boarders, roomers, or
The Village is required by the State authorities to cooperate in providing
information required to effectuate the law. Owners of premises of the kinds described
will confer a favor upon your Village if they make applications for registration forms
so that the necessary preliminaries may be taken to effectuate the law.
STATE CONFERENCE OF MAYORS
Headed by Mayor Robert L. Doxsee, a delegation of Village Trustees and
Village officials attended the annual meeting of the New York State Conference of
Mayors and public officials at Lake Placid June 10th to 13th. Various matters con-cerning
the lifting of the tax burden on residents, and getting greater advantage outof
the State Law, were taken up and discussed in detail. Village Counsel was appointed
Chairman of a committee to investigate certain aspects of law which were unfavorable
to Villages so that the Legislature might be petitioned to amend unfavorable conditions.
Those who attended the Conference, beside Mayor Doxsee, were Trustee
Cord Viebrock, Trustee Leonard D. B. Smith, Village Clerk Edmund T. Cheshire,
Village Counsel Martin H. Weyrauch and Village Comptroller Milford F. Van Riper.
In spite of adverse factors in other communities the building construction
showed healthy signs during the past month in Freeport. Twenty-seven permits were
issued for new construction at a cost of $264, 600. , and twenty-three permits were
issued for additions and alterations to cost $22,315,
Numerous complaints have be en filed with the Village Clerkthat overhanging
trees are interfering with passers-by on the sidewalk and with the driving of automo-biles
on roadways. A Village ordinance requires that all overhanging limbs shall be
•trimmed to at least eight feet over the center of sidewalks and thirteen feet over the
roadway. Five feet or more from the outer edge of the sidewalk. Owners of property
are requested to cooperate in seeing that the provisions of the ordinance are complied
Many requests have come to the Village Clerk for the removal of debris such
as tree limbs, grass clippings, sticks, and large accomulations of rubbish to be picked
up. Because of the large demands it is impossible to make collections of such large
accumulations as promptlyas might be desired. To facilitate collections, householders
are requested to place such debris of discarded materials, firmly tied, on the curb
Thursday night or early Friday morning so that a uniform collection scheme may be
SCRAP METAL DRIVE
Joseph J. Darcy, District Engineer on Long Island for the StateDepartment
of Public Works, complimented the citizens of Freeport for their fine support of the-scrap
drive recently conducted by the William Clinton Story Post of the American
Legion with the cooperation of the Village administration. Forty-three tons of metal
were turned over to aid the cause of National Defense.
"This by far tops what any other Village has done", Mr. Darcy said.
NEW WATER MAINS
An elaborate project of replacing leaky iron water mains in the southern
section of the Village has been completed at an over-all cost of approximately $100, 000.
Water mains laid a number of years ago in boggy land, were perforated by action of
the salt water and caused the loss of thousands of gallons of water. New pipes are
constructed of concrete and transite mix which are not subject to erosion and will be
a saving in lost water to the Village of thousands of dollars annually.
Issued Monthly in the interests of
the residents of the Village
ROBERT L. DOXSEE
Leonard D. B. Smith - Cord Viebrock
Seward J. Baker - William F.Glacken
For information concerning village
facilities, residents are invited to phone
Village Clerk - Edmund T. Cheshire
Board of Trustees - 2nd Monday
Board of Appeals - 3rd Wednesday
Sewer Commission - On Call
Planning Board - On Call
Plumbing Board - 3rd Monday
Civil Defense - Last Thursday
FIRE DEPARTMENT COMMENDED
The efficiency of the Freeport Volunteer Fire Department, was excellently
demonstrated on June 16th, when a'fire broke out in the annex being built to house the
new three-quarter million dollar engine at the Freeport Municipal Power Plant. Due
to the presence of elaborate electrical equipment, water could not beused to extinquish
the flamesandthe firemen s warmed over the building with chemical extinquishers along
beams and girders at a height of 75 feet from the ground to put out the blaze,which if
not efficiently handled might liave resulted in damage in a substantial amount.
Heading the force of fire fighters was Chief John Marra, installed in office
only a few weeks ago. The Board of Trustees passed a re solution complimenting Chief
Marra and his deputies and all of the members of the Fire Department for their effi-ciency.
Compliments were also extended to the power house employees under Supt.
William Tompkins, for their aid in extinquishing the blaze.
RANDALL PARK ACTIVITIES
During the past two weeks Randall Park has been the scene of much activity
enjoyed by young and old. The children from Archer Street and Columbus Avenue
Schools held their end-of-the-termpicnics, and the Freeport Senior Citizens, sponsor-ed
by the Freeport Community Council, had their Second Annual Outing in the Park. One
of the highlights of the season atthe Park was on June 19th when the Freeport office of
the Internal Revenue Bureau played Softball against Glen Cove office of the Bureau. The
final score was - Freeport 16; Glen Cove 4. The Park is available for similar use by
civic groups. Apply to Park Commission for permits.
On June 28th from 10:00 A. M. until 4:00 P.M. the Freeport Municipal Stad-ium
Pistol Range will witness some expert marksmanship demonstrated by members of
our Freeport Police Department and neighboring Villages, the F.B.I. , and the State
Police. Spectators are invited to "drop in" and watch the action.
LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
A meeting was held in the Village Office on June 16th attended byrepresen-tatives
of the Freeport Park Commission, the Board of Trustees and the Committee en
the Little League Baseball project. Your Village, through the Park Commission, has
been going "all out" for the past .several years, in an endeavor to encourage baseball
amoung the youth of our community. We are giving full cooperation to promote Little
League Baseball and starting - June 23rd, the facilities of the Stadium will be made
available Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 P. M. for the use of the
Little League. Supt. of Parks, Ted Combs haa his men working to conform the pre-sent
baseball diamond to the size required for the Little League. When the games get
under way it will provide for between 500 and 700 of our boys between the ages of 8 —
and 1Z years. Later on it is planned to include boys up to 15 years. The project is
supervised by volunteer help who devote their time to this worthwhHe activity.
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