NOTE: "Greenwich Point" was the old name of Roosevelt and once ex-tended
southerly to about 200 feet north of Seaman Ave., hence "Fulton Avenue"
is now North Main St.
"Jamaica and Merrick Plank Road" is now Merrick Road, which at one
time was known as Fulton Street*
' "Parsonage Avenue "• is now Church Street.
South Oyster Bay Turnpike, which was to be changed to " Village Avenue"
is now Babylon Turnpike.
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
By resolution of the Board of Trustees, plans for the Memorial Day
Parade and Services were approved. The Parade will be under the direction
of Grand Marshal Samuel D. Gerber, Assisted by Dr. Ray Straus, with chief
of Staff, Stuart K. Wallace, Sr. The following aides have been designated--:
Stuart K. Wallace, Sr.
Samuel D. Gerber
Dr. Ray Straus
Guy A. Russell
The Parade will form on Pine Street, on Monday, May 31, 1954, .at
9:30 A. M, , and will march in the following order;
South on Church Street to Merrick Road,
West on Merrick Road to Long Beach Avenue,
North on Long Beach Avenue to Brooklyn Avenue,
East on Brooklyn Avenue to Main Street,
South on Main Street to Mill Road,
East on Mill Road to the Municipal Stadium.
At the Stadium the column will pass in review before the Mayor and his
staff; following which patriotic Memorial Day Program will be carried out as
1. Advancing and Massing of Colors, Salute to Flag.
2. Invocation Interfaith Council
3. The National Anthem Miss Doris Chatelain
Accompanied by the Freeport High School Band
4. Address Mayor William F. Glacken
5. Musical Selection Freeport High School Band
6. American Legion Memorial Russell Redfield
William Clinton Story Post #342
7. Musical Selection. Freeport High School Band
8. Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial. ........ Frank Bowman
Henry Theodore Mohr Post #860
9. Salute to our Patriotic Dead
a. Volley 2nd Lt. George B. Laurance
142 Tank Battalion ( M)
b. Taps Freeport High School Band
10. Benediction Interfaith Council
BUILDING DEPARTMENT REPORT
The following permits were issued in the Building Dept. for the month of
38 Permits for construction - Cost $914,400.00
24 Permits for additions & Alterations 28, 575. 00
Vol. 5-No. 5 May, 1954
VILLAGE BUDGET ADOPTED
The budget for the operation of the Village was adopted after hearing
held on April 19th. The total amount allocated, designated as necessary for
thatpurpose is $1,716, 743. 79. The tax rate will remain the same as for 1953.
Mayor Glacken in analyzing the proposed appropriations stated that for Gener-al
Government this year there has been a decrease. To meet the salary in-creases
and expansions in the Police Department there is shown an increase
of about $32, 000; for Sanitation and Promotion of Cleanliness there is a reduc-tion
of about $12(000. There is a reduction in the Highway Department of $13,
000. For Recreation you will no te there is an increase of about $33, 000. There
is an increase in Municipal Indebtedness which is a fixed charge as far as re-ductionof
amortizationof bonds and interest, roughly an increase of $65,000.00
i c D
FBEEPDRT -'NEW YORK
A. -General Government 21. 1%
B.-Police Dept. 17.7%
C. -Fire Dept. 4. 1%
D.-Sewerage Division 6.1%
E.-Collection & Disposal 13.1%
F.-Highway Dept. 8. .7%
G. -Recreation 6. 1%
H. -Miscellaneous 1.5%
I.-Municipal Indebtedness 19.3%
J. -Municipal Garage 1. 8%
K.-Parking Meters .3%
L.-Dept. of Purchase . 2%
_ FIRE DEPARTMENT
. The Annual Installation of the New'Officers of the Freeport Fire Depart-ment
was held in th e Bayview Avenue School on Saturday, April 24th. The
officers installed were as follows:
Chief ; William J. Noll
1st Deputy Chief George Schwan
2nd Deputy. Chief Donald Mauersberger
Mayor Glacken in his induction talkf praised the Fire Department for their
outstanding service in protecting the lives and property of Freeport residents
which classed the Department as one of the Finest in the State.
H ISTORICAL BUILDING TORN DOWN
Supt. of Buildings. Wilbert F. DeMott, has granted permit for the demoli-tion
of the so-called "historical building" or old Raynor house, known as 218
So. Main Street. The building was erected in 1783 and the property was ac-quired
in 1942 on .behalf of the Freeport Historical Society by its president,
the late Justice Hilbert R. Johnson. The original intention was to convert it
to a museum for the preservation of historical objects. The plan was not car-ried
out due to difficulties created by the war and damaged caused to it by the
hurricane in 1 947, and the building fell in such ruin as to be incapable of re —
The newly appointed Beautification Committee under the Chairmanship of
Dr. M. G. Isenberg, has sugge sted to the Board of Trustees that the Village
adopt the Dagwood tree as the best type of tree to be planted generally through-out
the Village, especially as replacement along the curbs and sidewalks. One
of the Village's primary difficulties has arisen from the fact that the swamp
maples which were generally planted th roughout the Village some 30 or 40years
ago create havoc with the side-walks. Therefore, as rapidly as trees of this
type are takenout, it is considered desirable to replace them with trees of less
destructive character. On the Committee with Dr. Isenberg are Maurice Dick
and Mrs. Maude Friedman,
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
The Board of Trustees has adopted a resolution making Daylight Saving
Time effective in Freeport fr om 2:00 A. M. on April 25, 1954 to September 26,
1954 at 2:00 A. M. This parallels daylight saving time throughout the State.
LACROSSE INTER CQLLEGIATE GAME
The North-South LaCrosse Inter Collegiate game to be held at the Free-port
MuniciPal Stadium on Friday night, June llth( will be the biggest colleg-iate
athletic event ever held on Long Island. The Players on these two teams
of the United States Inter Collegiate LaCrosse Association are seniors and will
be drawn from 38 colleges extending all the way from Dartmouth at Hanover,
N.H. , down to Chapel Hill University of North Carolina, and as far west as
Ohio State University.
The game will probably be preceded by an All Star High School game.
College LaCrosse coaches have hailed the fact that the game is moving to Long
island, which is rapidly becoming known as the eastern LaCrosse center. Local
Colleges now playing LaCrosse are Hofstra and Adelphi, also about lOhigh
schools. Mr. Howdy Myers, Jr. , resident of Freeport, the LaCrosse coach
at Hofstra, is to be Director of the game.
Bulletin issued monthly in the
interest-of residents of the
Village of Freeport
WILLIAM F. GLACKEN. Mayor
Leonard D, B, Smith
Seward J. Baker
Edmund T. Cheshire
For information concerning Village
facilities, residents are invited to
telephone the Village Clerk,
M. F. VanRiper -at- FReeport 8-4000
Board of Trustees - , . Monday
Board of Appeals - 3rd Wednesday
Sewer Commission-On Call
Park Commission -On Call
Planning Board -On Call
Plumbing Board -On Call
Civil Defense - Last Thursday
IN THE BEGINNING
In looking through Village records, Mr. John DeLorme, ran across a
clipping from a newspaper of August 27, 1853 which goes into detail of the
origin of the name of the Village of Freeport.
NOTICE - At a meeting of the inhabitants of Raynortown, held pursuant
to notice, Aug. 6, 1853, to consider the propriety of changing the name of that
place, Willet Charlick was chosen Chairman and A. L. Foote, Secretary.
On the motion being put, a majority of six were infavor of theoldname,
Raynortown. The vote stood 17 for Raynortown and 11 for Bayside Village
On the 13th of August, another meeting was held upon the same subject,
the minority being dissatisfied with the decision of the first meeting, when on
putting the vote, the same result was obtained; viz: 30 votes were given to re-tain
the name of Raynortown and 23 for Freeport.
CHANGE OF NAME - At a meeting of the inhabitants of the village of
Raynortown, held pursuant to public call at the house of Mr. Benjamin Smith
in said village on Monday evening, Aug. 22d, 1853; Mr. Elbert Cox was cal-led
to the Chair and A. L. Foote appointed Secretary.
It being stated that the object of the meeting was to give a permanent
name to the said village, and alsoto designate the bounds, thereof, the follow -
ing resolutions were adopted:
Resolved, unanimously, that this village be hereafter known by the name
of FREEPORT, and not by those of Raynor Town, Raynor South, and South
Hempstead, as heretofore.
Resolved, That the bounds of said village be. included within School Dis-trict
No. 9 Hempstead, with the exception of the Western line; then commenc-ing
at the North West corner and taking the center of the road that leads to
Coe's Neck, excepting Francis K. Benedict.
Resolved, That the portion of the road (included within the bounds of said
village) leading from Greenwich Point through said village, be called Fulton
Avenue; and that portion of the Jamaica andMerrick plank road included there-in,
be called Merrick Avenue; and the road leading from FultonAvenue to Mer-rick
Avenue be called Parsonage Avenue; and the road leading from Benjamin
Smith's to the South Oyster Bay turnpike, be called Village Avenue.
Resolved, Thatthese proceedings be published in the Hempstead Inquirer,
Plaindealer, and L. I.Farmer.
Resolved, that this meeting adjourn.
Freeport, Queens Co., L. I. N. Y. August 22, 1853.
Elbert Cox, Chairman.
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