Volunteers To Be Honored
The leadership of the U.S. Congress
and The U.S. Conference of Mayors
have announced that Freeport has been
formally invited to nominate two out-standing
leaders in community service,
one youth and one adult, to be honored
at the National Leadership Forum on
Community Service, to be held, in
Washington, D.C. from October 16 to
October 20, 1991.
In a letter addressed to Mayor Dorothy
Storm, the four leaders of Congress:
Congressman Thomas S. Foley, Speaker
of the House, Senator George J. Mitchell,
Majority Leader of the Senate, Senator
Robert J. Dole, Republican Leader of the
Senate and Congressman Robert H.
Michel, Republican Leader of the House,
"Americans are a caring people. Our
nation's leaders have long valued the
hard work and commitment of volunteers
who in so many ways contribute to the
well-being of all our citizens.
"As the First.Citizen and chief civic
leader of Freeport, you more than
anyone else, know the selfless individ-uals
who have dedicated themselves to
improving your community.
"Therefore, we ask that you personally
award the honor of representing Free-port
at the National Leadership Forum
on Community Service to one youth and
one adult whose exemplary community
service most merits national recognition.
The leadership .of Congress urged
Mayor Storm to "join [them] in this
bipartisan effort to promote volunteer-ism
and recognize America's most
exceptional and caring individuals."
Invited speakers at the National Lead-ership
Forum include: President George
Bush, Elizabeth H. Dole, President of the
American Red Cross and actor Bill
Cosby. The forum will feature many
other noted figures in government and
To assist her in selecting the two
individuals to be honored, Mayor Storm
is asking residents for suggestions.
These should be sent to her office by
no later than May 15. The information
should contain the person's address and
phone number and a Brief description
as to the nominee's volunteer efforts.
Keep in mind that the persons selected
will be responsible for all expenses
regarding the Washington, D.C. trip.
Rec Center Closing
Residents are reminded that the Recreation Center will be closed for its annual
refurbishing from May 13-26.
All "Activity Cards expire as of May 12 except for those rendered when an Annual
Plan for the Health Wing was purchased. 1991-1992 Activity Cards may be purchased
at the Center during the refurbishing period. Summer Discount Plans/Annual Plans
may also be purchased.
Registration for summer programming will be held in June.
NOTE: Due to the Village's current austerity budget, a separate brochure detailing
summer programs at the Center and neighborhood parks cannot be provided to
each household through the mails. In its place, the May issue of this "Village News"
will be replaced by a special recreation bulletin giving as much information as space
allows. More detailed flyers will be available at the Center.
A Public Information Bulletin
ie: FReeport 8-4000
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., every Friday
Public Meetings: 8:00 p.m.,
1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month
- April 1991 -
MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR...
governor Cuomo MUST NOT shift the burden of New York State's $6-$9
\^Jf billion shortfall to the local municipalities' taxpayers. The Governor has
created a $1.5 million deficit in Freeport by a 100% reduction of revenue sharing
and senior citizen aid, a 52% cut in youth aid and a 60% cut in CHIPS aid
for highway repair.
Reproduced is a sample letter for your consideration to be mailed to the legislators
Dear Senator/ 'Assembly person:
As a resident of Freeport, I strongly protest the Governor's proposal to cut all revenue
sharing to our Village. This will mean a $1.5 million shortfall in Freeport's already adopted
budget. That can only mean reduction of the services provided by the Village.
It is unfair to shift the State's deficit onto the backs of the overburdened real property
taxpayer. It would be far more equitable to raise other taxes which are borne by all, not
just the owners of property.
Thank you for your support and vote against the Governor's proposal.
Very truly yours,
Hon. Ralph J. Marino
Senate Majority Leader
Room 330, State Capitol
Albany, NY 12247
Hon. Ronald Stafford
Deputy Senate Majority Leader
Room 502, State Capitol
Albany, NY 12247
Hon. Manfred Ohrenstein
Senate Minority Leader
Room 907, Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Hon. Norman J. Levy
30 So. Ocean Avenue
Freeport, NY 11520
Hon. Earlene Hill
148 Greenwich Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
Hon. Melvin Miller
Speaker of the Assembly
Room 932, Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248
Hon. James Tallon, Jr.
Assembly Majority Leader
Room 926, Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248
Hon. Clarence Rappleyea, Jr.
Assembly Minority Leader
Room 933, Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248
Hon. Charles O'Shea
2705 Pettit Avenue
Bellmore, NY 11710
— Dorothy Storni
Trustees: Ralph Smith, Victor Cohen, Vincent P. Campion, Catherine Collins: Village Justice: Michael Solomon
Village Clerk: Karen A. Navin; Counsel: William Glacken; Treasurer: Michael Haran
Water Regulations In' Effect
AI Freeport property owners/
tenants, residential and commer-cial
are reminded that the Village, and
all Nassau County, remains under a
State-mandated cap regarding water
pumpage. County and local laws are in
effect to conserve water and violators are
subject to fines. These laws are jn effect
year-round. There is no relationship
between the amount of precipitation and
the conservation effort as Long Island
draws its water from underground, not
through a reservoir system.
It is illegal to "water, hose, sprinkle or
otherwise irrigate any outdoor lawn,
field, garden, hedge, shrub or flowers"
between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.
regardless if it is an even or odd-number
day of the month. In addition, watering,
etc. is prohibited during periods of rain.
The use of a hose, or any watering device
whatsoever, for flushing or cleaning
driveways, sidewalks or streets is prohi-bited
at all times.
Persons occupying properties with
even-numbered addresses may water,
etc. only during the hours from 4 a.m.
to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the
even-numbered days of the month.
Persons occupying premises with
odd-numbered addresses, or no address,
may water, etc. only during the same
hours as above and only on odd-numbered
days of the month.
In addition, the washing or rinsing off
automobiles, trucks, boats or similar
vehicles is prohibited unless the hose
being used is equipped with a nozzle with
an automatic shutoff valve.
In addition, eating establishments are
asked to cooperate by not providing
drinking water unless requested by a
customer. Table tent cards explaining
this policy to diners are available by
calling the Public Works Department at
Rules on Yard Work
Residents who work ,on their own.
grounds, or hire landscapers to do
so, should be aware that there are laws
in effect to protect the environment, the
property of others, and the peace and
tranquility of the neighborhood. Viola-tors
will receive summonses.
Blowers — Clippings and other debris
must be contained within the property
line and not blown into the street or into
the property of others. Blowers, mowers
and other heavy machinery may only be
operated between the hours of 8 a.m.
and 9 p.m.
Disposal — Commercial landscapers
are required to dispose of debris through
the Town of Hempstead. Home garden-ers
should place the waste in containers
are curbside on their regularly scheduled •
collection day. Under no circumstances
are clippings and other waste to be
thrown in the waterways.
Landscapers' Trucks — As with all
vehicles carrying commercial plates,
such trucks are allowed at curbside or
on driveways only for the period actual
work is being performed. At all other
times they must be garaged or moved
to municipal lots designated for over-night
Persons witnessing violations of these
rules should call the Building Depart-ment,
378-4000, during working hours,
or the Police Department 378-0700,
evenings and weekends.
Parade To Have Desert Storm Theme
The William Clinton Story Post of the American Legion is sponsoring the Annual
Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27. Similar to the 1990 parade which focused
on the Viet Nam conflict, this year's will highlight Operation Desert Storm.
All veterans—and the Village's various organizations^are invited to participate.
Floats are especially being welcome this year. Parade chairman is Past Post
Commander Charles Jackson, 868-5373.
All units will assemble at Freeport High School at 9:30 am and proceed easterly
at 10 am on Merrick Road with appropriate services to be conducted at the Freeport
Memorial Library at 11 am.
May Blessing Of The Fleet
Summer Festival, June 1 & 2
Freeport will begin another summer of nautical activities on Sunday, May 26, with
the 2nd Annual Blessing of the Fleet, rain or shine.
The fleet will consist of charter and open boats, as well as commercial fishing
craft, from Freeport and Point Lookout. All other vessels will be considered spectators
and will be ordered moored in designated areas.
A limited number of spaces will be available to the public to board the boats
participating in the Blessing parade. The boats, anchored along both Woodcleft and
Guy Lombardo Avenues, should be boarded by 6:30 pm. They will leave dock at
7 pm. The public may also view the proceedings from the foot of VVoodcleft Avenue
and the Town of Hempstead Guy Lombardo Marina.
The parade of decorated boats will leave Woodcleft Canal, passing "The Lady
Edna,""the"fiost-boat-which'will-be anchored at'the foot'o'f the "Canal. "On board
will be the participating clergy.
The vessels will then go down North Swift Creek, through Fundy Bay and return
via Long Creek where four red roses, representing the four winds, will be thrown
into the waters with the last in memory of the departed. Each vessel will be blessed
by a minister, priest and rabbi as it passes "The Lady Edna" to return to Woodcleft
The event is sponsored by the Mayor's Waterfront Advisory Committee.
The Annual Summer Festival along Woodcleft Avenue is scheduled for Saturday
and Sunday, June 1 and 2, noon to 8 pm. This family event will again featurn
entertainment, contests, boat rides, food, etc.
Residents are urged to watch the local media for further details on the Blessing
of the Fleet and the Summer Festival as well as on the Power Boat Grand Prix on
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