THE GREAT FREEPORT
SUNDAY, AOGUST 8,2004
_ WATERFRONT PARK
foot of South Long Beach Ave,, Freeport
FREEPORT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
for Information & registration
SAVE THE DATES!!!
FREEPORT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
First Day Celebration
September 1- Community Bar-B-Que
2pm - 7pm - Freeport High School
ALL RESIDENTS INVITED
September 7- Take Your Parents to School Day
iis^.. School Based Parent/Child Activities
Community Volunteers needed - Contact Monica Johnson
Annapolis Sailboats Return to
Once again, the United States
Naval Academy at Annapolis is
sending six sailing vessels to
Freeport. This year the midship-men
will be here over the week-end
of August 5th through August
9th. While in Freeport, the six ves-sels
will be on display and avail-able
for tours on Fri., Sat. and Sun.
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
Esplanade directly across from the
Long Island Marine Education
Center at 202 Woodcleft Ave.
Please come down and,visit the
sailboats and get to know the mid-shipmen.
pTiponsored by the Village of Freeport and Long-Island Arts Council at Freeport
FREE CONCERTS - THURSDAYS - 7:30PM
Rair?Location: Freeport Recreation Center
130 East Merrick Road, Freeport
• Limited seating is available. We recommend you bring your own chairs.
For further information, please call the Arts Council at (516) 223-2522.
AUGUST 5 - Afro Dysia - Contemporary Latin Jazz: a blend of Cuban,
Brazilian, and South American rhythms
Village Hall Courtyard
AUGUST 12 - Napoleon Revels-Bey Rhythm Kings Ensemble -
Afro-Cuban/Caribbean Music .
Nautical Mile Esplanade
AUGUST 19 - Family Entertainment - Lyle Cogen - Songs-for Kids
Village Hall Courtyard t.
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JULY, 2004 www.FreeportNY.com THE HOME OF CHAMPIONS
"Neighbors Helping Neighbors"
Celebrates at Northeast Park
Representatives of CDC accepting a check (or $20,000. From the Fannie Mae Corporation. Shown in the photo ore Michael Williams of the
NeighborWorks Network, CDC Executive VP Marianne Garvin, Jackie O'Garrow of FannieMae, Mayor Bill Glacken,
CDC President Wilbur Klatsky and CDC VP Eileen Anderson. Seated is Trustee Don Miller.
June 12th was a special day for residents
living on Parsons Ave. in northeast Freeport.
The second annual NeighborWorks Week Block
Party celebrated the accomplishments of the
past year which included completing[rehabilita-tion
work on 50 homes in the area. The
Community Development Corporation of Long
Island, with assistance from Freeport's
Community Development Agency, used federal,
state, village, county and private funding to
upgrade and improve more than 50 houses in
the northeast. Citibank sponsored the party.
The WRAP Program, (Weatherization,
Rehabilitation, and Asset Preservation) is part
of a three-year project with a goal of helping
50 low-income homeowners each year protect
their most valuable investment, their houses.
Since early 2003, these homes have undergone
various improvements, including the
installation of new roofs, windows,
doors and heating units, in order to
help the property owners conserve
energy and save money.
"Freeport's northeast community
of 1,520 houses represents a substan-tial
portion of the housing stock in
the village: Assisting these homeowners in
keeping their property in good condition, sav-ing
energy, and protecting their investment is
vital to the economic health and stability of the
community," Mayor Bill Glacken said to the
people attending the block party, many of
whom had spent the morning raking leaves
and planting flowers at a'property on Parsons
Ave. as part of the NeighborWorks Week pro-ject.
Freeport's NeighborWorks volunteers and the homeowners of the Parsons Ave. home that was
treated to the dean up before the Block Party. Pictured in the photo are CDA Director Ellen Kelly,
CDC Treasurer Von Kuhen, Mayor Bill Glacken, Mr. and Mrs. Weber, the homeowners,
CDC Executive VP Marianne Garvin and standing behind them,
CDC President Wilbur Klatsky, and NeighborWorks Representative Michael Williams.
The Mayor added that he plans to seek con-tinued
funding of the program in order to
extend it beyond the current 3-year projected
Northeast property owners may learn more
about qualifying for the program by calling
CDC WRAP Coordiator Alicia Figueras at 516-
877-7727 or Community Development
Coordinator Annette Wright at 516-377-2223.
A MESSAGE 1 State Honors
One of the most serious issues
facing Long Island today is the lack
of affordable housing. Young peo-ple
eager to raise their children or
own a home close to their families
and friends often find themselves
priced out of most suburban neigh-borhoods.
Freeport is unique
among Nassau and Suffolk commu-nities
because it offers a wide vari-ety
of affordable housing options
for individuals and families. The
more than 1,500 houses located in
the northeast section of Freeport
represents a valuable asset vital to
the overall economic health of the
F r e e p o r t ' s C o m m u n i t y
Development Agency, working
with the Community Development
Corporation of Long Island, pro-vides
assistance to low and moder-ate
income homeowners in the
northeast whose properties are in
need of repair work or energy con-serving
upgrades through an inno-vative
project known as the WRAP
program, an acronym for
and Asset Preservation.
Since it began in the Spring of
2003, more than 50 homes in the
northeast have benefited from
.WRAP assistance through the
installation of new windows,
doors, roofs, and modern heating
units. Some of the work was direct-ly
related to energy conservation,
while other projects improved the
appearance of the property,
increased the value of the house
and added to the overall appeal of
The WRAP program targets
seniors and low-income homeown-ers
whose homes are in need of
energy-conserving repairs and
improvements. Ultimately, these
improvements help homeowners
save money, maintain their invest-ment
and protect local property
Funding for the program comes
from various federal, state, county,
village and private sources, includ-ing
$300,000 from the Ford
Foundation. Freeport is one of the
first four communities in the
United State selected to take part
in the project. The Ford Foundation
plans to study and document
Freeport's success with the pro-gram
with an eye to replicating it
more extensively nationwide.
The WRAP program's innova-tive
approach to renovating these
houses shows what can be done
when local, state, and the federal
government agencies work togeth-er
to provide support and assis-tance
to preserve and protect exist-ing
residential property. Freeport's
willingness to be a part of this pilot
project has benefited its residents
and provided a model for other
Owning a home is one of the
first steps up the ladder of financial
independence for most people. It
provides more than just shelter and
safety: it enables families to reach
long-term fiscal goals and build a
nest egg for their retirement. In
Freeport, we are helping preserve
the American dream.
The Freeport Little League's District 30 Champs posed for a photo with their coaches Saul
Rodriguez, Pete August and Mel Singleton. -
e Takes the District 30 Championship
This year Freeport's Little League program fielded a
team of 11 and 12-year-old boys to win the "District 30
competition. Freeport took the championship with a vic-tory
over.Rockville Centre on July 13. Alejandro Marine
pitched the full game striking Rockville Centre out nine
times and hitting two home runs. Peter August hit the
third home run in the third inning. Rockville Centre scored
two runs in the fourth inning. Freeport batted sixteen hits
and scored 13 runs to take the game. The final score was
13-2..,Freepcirt went on to the Long Island Section Playoffs
defeating the Islip National team 5 to 3, but fell to Merrick
by a score of 5 to 2.
Coaches Pete August,' Mel Singleton and Saul
Rodriguez said the boys really learned a lot about base-balC
sportsmanship, character, and teamwork during the
season. "This was a great team that played hard and fair.
It was a pleasure to coach them," added Coach Rodriguez.
The members of the
Freeport Fire Department
marched to victory again
this year at. the annual
Nassau County Firemen's
Association event held this
year on July 10th in
The parade team won
first place in the Class C
division for. departments
of 151 or more members.
In the County's Old
Wide Awake Engine
Company No.1 took first
place, while Hose
Company No. 1's Night
Hawks came in third place.
Mayor Bill Glacken and
Trustee Don Miller
marched in the County
parade and congratulated
the members of the Fire
Department for their con-tinued
At the New York State
Old Fashioned Tourna-ment
held a week later on
July 17th, the Wide
Awakes took second place,
followed by the Night
Hawks in third place. Truck
Company took fifth place
in the motorized tourna-ment.
In the parade con-test,
Freeport placed sec-ond
in its division.
Freeport Trustee Don Miller and Mayor Bill Glacken review the Freeport Fire Department during the Nassau
County Tournament. Alongside Mayor Glacken to the right is Hempstead Mayor Jim Garner and to the left of
Trustee Miller is Hempstead Trustee Don Ryan. The Hempstead Village and Baldwin fire departments hosted the
Deputy Mayor Renaire Frierson, Captain Lee Southard, Ex-Captain Ed Friedman and Lee Southard accepting the award
from Mayor Bill Glacken.
The organization's annual civic dinner recognized the
special contributions of a number of local citizens who
volunteer their time and talents to help make Freeport
such a special community. Among those singled out for
special recognition we're the Nuzzi Family, Frank Hunter,
former Mayor Dorothy Storm, Freeport Fire Department's
Emergency Company No. 9, and Gani Duraku .and Pam
Jusino for Community Service. The event also marked-the
official retirement of Majors David and Janice McLean: ~
Mayor Bill Glacken and Deputy Mayor Renaire
Frierson presented the award to 'Ex-Captain Ed Friedman
and Captain Lee Southard of Emergency Company, and^
thanked them for their dedication to serving the needs of
2005 Property Tax
The deadline for new applications for real property tax
exemptions for the 2005 tax year is Friday, October 1, 2004.
Because many property owners must put together various items
of paper work, it is important that they are informed well in
advance of the impending deadline. Residents who currently
have property tax exemptions that must be renewed annually
must also reapply to the Village Assessor's office by Friday,
October 1st. Renewal applications have been mailed to everyone
who received a renewable exemption on the 2004 tax roll. If you
believe you are entitled to an exemption, and have not received
an application, please call 377-2256.
The property owners who must reapply annually include
homeowners, co-op and condominium owners, clergy and/or
non-profit organizations that meet the requirements for senior
citizen, clergy, and/or non-profit organization exemption.
Residents who are receiving the veterans' real property tax
exemption as well as recipients of capital improvement and busir
ness exemptions, need not reapply annually.
Applications are available at the Assessor's office, Room 105
in Village Hall, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. for the following exemptions: senior citizen, non-profit,
clergy, veterans, firemen, capital improvement and business.
Additional information is available on Freeport's website,
www.Freeport.com, in the Village Assessor section. Formsjnay'be
downloaded directly from www.orps.state.ny.us. "Star" exemp-tions'are-
a separate application and must be^acquired through
the Nassau County~Assessment department'For information on
the "Star" exemption, please call 571-3000. According to the Real
Property Tax-Law, applications.fofproperty tax exemptions must
be received (not postmarked) by Friday, October 1, in the Village
Assessor's office by 4:30 p.m.
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