WOODWARD CENTER MARKS 40TH ANNIVERSARY
The Woodward Mental Health
Center, a psychiatric day treatment
program for severely emotionally
disturbed children, is celebrating
its fortieth year of service to the
community. The center provides
children, ages 5 through 21, with
a program combining intensive
psychiatric clinical treatment with
comprehensive special education at
all grade levels.
The Anniversary Celebration will
commence with a fund raising raf-fle
on August 8, and will be fol-lowed
by an official ceremony in
September. For additional informa-tion,
contact Robert R. Ambrose,
Executive Director, 379-0900, at
the center located at 201 West
Merrick Road, Freeport. . .
ROCK-A-THON FUND RAISER AT TRUDY B'S
the Physically Challenged ,at Trudy
B's Restaurant on Hudson Ave., in
Freeport. "Oldies" singing groups
and bands will play our favorites
from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Ralph
of "Risky Business" serving as
master of ceremonies.
Good music, good food, raffle and
door prizes along with face paint-ing
for the kids will keep everyone
entertained.s"Each year, Trudy
works her magic and brings all
these wonderful people together,"
said Games Director, Eileen Turko.
Bring the beach chairs, the kids
and your appetites and be.ready to
Rock and Roll. Admission is. $.5
for adults and youngsters over 12.
REVISIT THE ROARING 20'S AT THE
RUlH RU1WERJ FESTIVAL
August 23 & 24, 1997
SATURDAY - Noon till 7:00 p.m. SUNDAY - Noon till 6:00 p.m.
LI MARINE EDUCATION CENTER
202 Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport
(Seaport at Freeport Museum on the Nautical Mile)
ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILES • VINTAGE RACE CARS AND SPEED BOATS
HISTORICAL COSTUMES • ANTIQUES, CRAFTS & ARTWORK
LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
For information or to reserve display space
call (516) 223-8840, (516) 771-0399 or (516) 378-7323.
SPONSORED BY THE NAUTICAL MILE ASSOCIATION, FREEPORT CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE, VILLAGE OF FREEPORT AND THE LI MARINE EDUCATION CENTER.
Younger children accompanied
by an adult are admitted free.
For more information call Trudy B's
at 546-5555 or the games office,
669-1000 at ext. 295. ;
On hand to congratulate the 33
..members of Freeport's finest who
were honored by the Village for
outstanding service and bravery
were Deputy Mayor Renaire
Frierson-Davis, Mayor Bill
Glacken, Deputy Police Inspector
Michael Woodward, Chief Ed
Locke, Freeport's Former Fire
Chief, Don Rowan, Hempstead
Town Receiver of Taxes, Angie
Cullin, Trustee Don Miller,
Legislator Darlene Harris and
Inspector John Honkanen. *
The Home of
FOR SHARE OF
SALES TAX MONEY
"For Freeport, the infusion of the
sales tax revenues into our yearly
budget'ish't just desira'bleTit's" * "''"
critical," said Mayor Bill Glacken
joining with other members of the
Nassau County Village Officials
Association in calling on state and
local lawmakers to support legisla-tion
that would enable the villages
to negotiate with the county, for a >
fair share of the sales tax revenues.
"Since taking office in April, we
have uncovered the true magnitude
of the budget deficit left to us by
the previous administration.
Freeport has a deficit in excess of
$7.6 million. A portion of this
deficit could be offset by our share
of the sales tax money."
Nassau's two cities; three, towns
and the county presently share
with the state the 8.5% sales tax
revenues but none of the 64 vil-lages
receives any portion of that
money. "The villages represent
one—third of the population of
Nassau County," said Glacken,
"our share of the sales tax revenues
could be $1 to $1.2 million: It- ~ '
just makes sense that our
residents should receive a portion
of that money."
Glacken said the sales tax revenue
sharing bill, jointly sponsored in
Albany by Senator Dean Skelos
and Assemblyman Tom DiNapoli,
-clears-the-way fop-the-villages-Co- —
negotiate with the county for a
portion of the money earmarked
for the county. Glacken thanked
the other members of the Village
Officials Association for champi-oning
this legislation for the past
five years. The proposal is expected
to be adopted at the end
of the current Albany legislative
session" atong with the passage of
the state budget. •
Pictured are: front row. seated. r///age mayors Gene Scarpato. Lynbrook: Jim Garner. Hempstead: Frank Touches. Garden City: Bill Glacken.
Freeport. Standing is Jack McGoiran. Executive Director. VGA. Mayors Thomas Mi/lduon. Williston Park: George W. Ninsba/im. Massapequa
Park: James Darcy. Valley Stream: Joseph Caiizoneri. Ala/rente: and Trustee Florence Lisanti. Neu' Hyde Park.
MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR
Dear Freeport Resident,
Our Village is currently facing a serious financial crisis as a result of 3 years of
fiscal mismanagement by previous administrations. As you know, the Glacken
Team campaigned for fiscal integrity and warned that the previous administration
was covering up a major deficit that would have to be faced eventually.
Sadly, it is all true.
Shortly after taking office, we hired a fiscal "swat team" consisting of Nixon,
Hargrave, Evans and Doyle, to serve as bond counsel; KMP Marwick, to prepare
a forensic audit; and Evensen Dodge, Inc. as our financial advisors.
The full extent of the fiscal mismanagement and cavalier attitude of the former administration became
apparent immediately. Former Village Treasurer, Thomas Molloy, left for vacation without ensuring that
anyone, in Village Hall: was aware of a bond note scheduled to come-due shortly. Fortunately, we were able
t o refinance that note a n d another d u e a month later. t • . , ' • . .
We soon discovered a cash flow shortfall, that jeopardized our ability to meet payrolls. On advice from
Evensen Dodge, our financial advisors, we negotiated a. bridge loan with the Electric Department.
As bad as it sounds, there is a positive side. We discovered the seriousness of the situation in time to
resolve it. With the help and support of our state and local lawmakers, notably State Senator Norman
Levy, Assembly members Earlene Hill, and Charles O'Shea, County Legislators Darlene Harris, Ed Ward
and Ed Oppenheimer and Bruce Blakeman, along, with, the guidance of our team of financial experts, :
we are preparing a fiscal;recovery package that will .lead Ereeport Village back to^sound financial health.
FREEPORT LITTLE LEAGUE
TEAM TAKES DISTRICT 30
Freeport's Little League 9 and 10-year-olds are District
30.Champions! Following the high standard set by
last year's team, this year's group of 9 and 10-year-old
boys representing the best in their age range, took the
Double Elimination "Williamsport" Tournament. This
marks the third time in the past four years a Freeport
Little League team made it to the District 30 level.
Under the direction of Manager Bill Sheehan and
Coaches Ted Kimlingen, Lou Pistani and Carl Pederson,
the Little Leaguers won their division in a decisive
fashion taking the title by scoring a total of 55 runs
while giving up only 15. *
Pictured in the photo are: back row. l-r. coach Ted Kimlingen. Manager Bill Slxehan.
Coach Lou Pistani. Coach Carl Pederson. Middle row. Teddy Kimlingen. Sean
McDonald. Mike Battag/ia, Mat! Koi/tsogianni.Glenn Ludwig, FredBerotti..Kyle
Pistani, Juan Mustafa. Mike Roth. Bottom row. Kenny Forbes. Jr.. Chris Murphy.
Sean Sheehan, Eric Pederson. Not pictured is Russell Neiderman.
Joiningjoann Bousquet (left)
in congratulating Airs. Cullin '
(center) is Freeport Trustee Don
Miller (second left) and Irene
Lapidez (second right) along
with Richard Lawrence (right)
representing State Senator
Norman Levy. ,
HI-HELLO THANKS FREEPORT
FOR SPECIAL HELP
At Hi-Hello Child Care Center's
annual meeting recently . jU
Executive Director, joarin
Bousquet, praised the many
organizations and individuals
who assisted the center in ;
remaining open after a sudden
flood left its building uninhabit-able
last September. .
Hempstead Town iReceiver of. =
Angie Cullin, received a special
Certificate of Merit from Nassau
County Executive Torn Gulotta
which was presented by '•-•
Social Services Commissioner
Irene Lapidez.;_ „.. , .
Ms. Bousquet commended
Mrs.Cullin and John Jefferies
of the Freeport Recreation Center
for their quick efforts in setting
up temporary quarters for the
children. "We were able to stay
open and our parents had safe,
reliable care for their youngsters
without losing any time from
their jobs as a result of this
disruption to our building,"
explained Ms. Bousquet. • -
Pictured with Justice Cacciatore are (I to r)
Kenneth Combs. Bob Cardinale. Horst Kraeling.
Herb Ketchain. Paul Zydor. Ed Ryan and
Gerald Sullivan: '
HONORED BY :
Veterans from: the 'Freeport-Merrick
Post 1310 recently presented an
American flag to Justice V. Roy
Cacciatore for display in Village
Court. Justice Cacciatore was hon-ored
for his outstanding support of
all veterans and his respect for our
flag and what it represents to those
who bravely fought and died
defending our country. •
TRUSTEES BACK BILL TO CLOSE BUDGET DEFICIT
Mayor Bill Glacken, Deputy
Mayor Renaire Friersori—Davis and
Trustee Don Miller unanimously
^dpptedxa^lHomerR_ule -Message" -
in support of State legislation
enabling the village to issue up to
$5 million in serial bonds and/or
bond anticipation notes.
This "Home Rule Message" clears
the way for the passage of the bond
anticipation notes (BAN) by the
state lawmakers as part of the
end-of-year session that will
include the adoption of the state
"For Freeport," said Mayor
Glacken, "this legislation will
enable us to spread out, over a
prolonged period of time, the
deficit left to us by the previous
administration." Glacken added,
"Simplyrexplained, the village is
applying for a debt consolidation
loan as part of the financial bailout
plan designed to eliminate the
accumulated $7.6 million deficit
we inherited from the previous
revenues in previous budgets had
been grossly over-inflated. After
a careful examination of the
numbers, it is clear that:
1) Freeport could not possibly
collect the $1.5 million increase
in court fines projected in the
budget_ proposal because the
contract with the private agency
was cancelled in February.
2) The Village will not be able to
sell the anticipated $2.5 million
in real estate included in Wissler's
budget because the property
listed is not free and clear of
"We are hopeful that we have seen
the worst of the fiscal mess and
•poor budget planning left over
from the previous administration,"
Glacken concluded*. "With the
advice and counsel of our municipal
financial management team, we
will soon be on the road toward
fiscal stability." *
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