Village Spring Clean-Up
Program Is Launched
The Highway Department will
again conduct its Spring Clean-Up
Program for single and two-family
residences, but on AN APPOINT-MENT
BASIS ONLY. Residents are
first expected to take full advantage
of the increased regular, twice a
.week, refuse collection provided by
our contractor, Five Counties
No kitchen garbage will be col-lected.
This collection is for trash only
and the regular sanitation collection
rules will apply as to materials that
will not be collected.
This year, the collection will be
during the month of May on a PRE-SCHEDUL,
BASIS. Please call the Highway
Department at 378-5020 for an
appointment. No material is to be
placed at the curb for spring clean-up
collection at any time other than
the night before the assigned collec-tion
The Village has been divided into
four (4) collection areas and each
area is assigned one specific week
in May for collections. Please make
your appointment the week BEFORE
your area's assigned week.
The areas and collection weeks are
May1 - 5 - Northwest Area - Main
St. to the West Village Line and
Merrick Rd. to the North Village Line.
Call for scheduling April 24 - 28.
May 8 - 12 - Northeast Area -
Main St. to the East Village Line and
Merrick Rd. to the North Village Line.
Call for scheduling May 1 - 5 .
May 15 - 19 - Southwest Area -
South Long Beach Ave. to the West
Village Line, excluding South Long
Beach Ave. Call for scheduling May
8 - 12.
May 22 - 26 - Southeast Area -
South Long Beach Ave. to the East
Village Line and Merrick Rd. to the
South Village Line, including South
Long Beach Ave. Call for scheduling
May 15 - 19.
NOTE: NO MATERIAL IS TO BE
PLACED OUT FOR SPRING CLEAN-UP
EXCEPT BY APPOINTMENT.
Memorial Day Parade
Is Set for May 29th
The William Clinton Story Post of
the American Legion is sponsoring
the Annual Memorial Day Parade on
Monday, May 29. All veterans are
invited to participate in the event
which is being chaired by Past Post
Commander Charles Jackson.
All units will assemble at Freeport
High School at 9:30 a.m. and proceed
easterly at 10:00 a.m. on Merrick
Road with appropriate services to be
conducted at the Freeport Memorial
Library at 11:00 a.m.
All Village offices will be closed on
Memorial Day. There will be no refuse
collection in the southeast/west that
day and no newspaper collection in
the northwest that week.
A Public Information Bulletin
of The Village of Freeport
46 North Ocean Avenue
Telephone: FReeport 8-4000
Dorothy Storm, Mavor
Meet with Mayor:
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., every Friday
Public Meetings: 8:00 p.m..
1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month
- April 1989 -
MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR
I have directed the Department of Public Works to again conduct a Spring
Clean- Up program to assist homeowners in getting rid of unwanted materials
and sprucing up their properties. Please read the accompanying story and
take advantage of this once a year opportunity. Do your part in improving
the Village's appearance.
Unsightly conditions cause many calls to my office, most particularly about
litter in the business areas. I am reminding merchants/property owners that
customers expect a clean shopping environment and it is their responsibility
to sweep the sidewalk and curb area at least twice a day.
The condition of our waterways is of vital importance, now more than ever.
Last summer's medical waste scare has made the public very leery as shown
by the drastic decline in business in our waterfront areas. Beer cans, coffee
cups, grass clippings, etc. in our waters only perpetuate the problem. DON'T
THR OWITO VERBOA RD.
The government is doing its part...some right here in the Village offices.
I am asking Village employees to use washable or paper cups for their coffee
breaks and lunches rather than styrofoam or plastic which are not biodegradable.
They will also not be used in the refreshment areas of the Recreation Center.
I urge all food and beverage vendors 'to follow our lead.
Warm weather allows the return of the street sweeper vehicle. We supply
baskets and expect you to deposit litter in them. The Building Department
continually issues summonses at both residential and commercial sites for
unsightly conditions and the sanitation inspector with the Public Works
Department is also empowered to issue summonses.
A clean and uncluttered appearance throughout Freeport benefits us all.
Be a partner. Join me in my efforts to revitalize the Village by doing YOUR
share. Clean up, fix up, paint, and please, DON'T LITTER.
Trustees: Vincent DiCostanzo, Ralph Smith, Victor Cohen, Anna J. Cacciatore; Village Justice: Michael Solomon
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo; Counsel: William Glacken; Treasurer Michael Haran
The Freeport Historical Society is
currently celebrating its 27th anniver-sary.
Its Museum, located at 350
South Main Street, is now open
Sundays, 2 to 5 p.m., through
December. Admission is free, but
donations are gratefully accepted.
Groups wishing tours on other than
a Sunday afternoon, may make
arrangements by calling Robert
Raynor at 379-7656 (weekdays) or
623-5967 (evenings and weekends).
Featured in the Museum are color-ful
displays on local history, the
vaudeville era, transportation, toys,
communications, and shipwrecks
that occurred along the near by coast.
The Historical Society opened the
Museum in 1962. The building itself
stands on the old Raynor Rock Smith
farm and has undergone numerous
changes in its architecture. Begin-ning
around 1860 as a small fisher- '
man's cottage, made of hand hewn
lumber, it passed through various
phases of "modernization" in which
the old was raised up to make way
for the- new. Parts of the original
cottage still remain somewhere
between the third and fourth levels.
The building actually has five distinct
levels not counting the basement.
Since purchasing the building, the
Society has had to make extensive
repairs including the rebuilding of the
porch, the addition of steel columns
and beams, the cementing of the
basement floor and the replacement
of the heating system.
Time Threatens Building
The ravages of time and the prob-lems
inherent in an old building have
demanded immediate and drastic
The Village Board of Trustees
recently allocated $10,000 of federal
Community Development funds for
the repair of the Museum's roof, an
absolute necessity to insure the
safety of the Museum's artifacts. As
a result of that venture, serious
structural problems in other areas
were revealed. Estimates of the costs
to restore the building total $100,000.
The Historical Society is currently
applying for grants and other funds
to cover these costs.
The Society is also seeking to meet
the crisis through a Restoration Fund
Drive. Residents are being encour-aged
to purchase one or more "Build-ing
Bricks" at $25. The units may be
purchased in the donor's name or in
memory or honor of someone else
or some organization. Suitable public
recognition will be made for all
contributions. Checks may be sent to
the Society through P.O. Box 323,
The Historical Society also wel-comes
new members. Annual dues
are $5 for an individual, $10 for a
family, $25 for a sustaining member-ship,
and $50 for corporate member-ship.
The Society has also estab-lished
a Life Membership, at $100,
whereby the principal will remain in
the Fund and only the interest is used
to help secure the Society's future.
Commenting, Society President Ed
Yamin said, "Our thanks to our
supporters of the past and present
with special thanks to Mayor Storm
POLICE HONORED. The Freeport Police Department held its Annual Awards
Ceremonies before a recent public meeting of the Board of Trustees. Those
selected by their peers to be honored for "meritorious actions": were Dets.
Walker and Muniz (two awards), Sgt. Locke, and Officers Wensley (2),
O'Connell, Bermudez, Flood (3), Wittich, Regan (2), Lester, Morton, Seaman,
McHale, Cleary, Yodice (2), Noll, Balan (2), Giordano, Luikart, Neubauer,
Paulik, Capriotti and Garrity.
IF YOU HA VE A COMPLAINT ABOUT REFUSE
OR NEWSPAPER COLLECTION
CALL THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT AT
# DO NOT CALL VILLAGE HALL *
and our Village Trustees who have
allowed us to bring you this urgent
message. To preserve the past, we
must plan for the future. Please be
a part of your Village history. Visit
our Museum and learn more about
Residents are reminded that the
Recreation Center will be closed for
its annual refurbishing from May 16
to June 3.
All Activity Cards expire as of May
14 except for those rendered when
an Annual Plan for the Health Wing
was purchased. 1989-90 Activity
Cards may be purchased at the
Center during the refurbishing
period. Summer Discount Plans/
Annual Plans may also be purchased.
Registration for summer program-ming
will be held in June.
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