The attention of property owners is called to Village Ordinance # 7. 103--
Duty of Making Sidewalk Repairs: The Law reads as follows:
"It shall be the duty of every property owner or occupant to keep the side-walk
and curb adjoining his premises in safe, passable condition. For failure
upon notice by the Village Clerk of not less then twenty-four (24) hours to make
such repairs as are specified as to place and manner, the Board of Trustees
may cause the same to be done and assess the expense thereof upon adjoining
"Where there are No Existing Sidewalks, the power is in the Village
Board of Trustees to order their construction under the same provision of the
Law that makes it possible for the Board to compel the Repairs to Sidewalk.
To date the property owners have done a fine job in cooperating with the
Village Board in their effort to eliminate walking hazards.
Inspect your sidewalk for defects such as raised and/or broken flags. If
you find you have existing hazards call at Village Office for a list of Licensed
sidewalk contractors or phone Freeport 8-4000 for any information you might
need about getting your work done.
Lets not wait until someone falls on your sidewalk due to defective side-walk.
Remember patching is not permitted where the sidewalk is not level.
A MESSAGE FROM FIRE CHIEF NOLL FOR FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
OCTOBER 4th to llth, 1954
With the approach of October our thoughts turn to Fall and the changing
of the leaves which glow in all their beauty in shades of rust, gold, brown and
fiery-red, signalling the close of summer and the nearness of winter. But
these leaves are not only objects of beauty-they become danger signs as well
for theyaredry and brittle and as they drift from the treesand lay in dead piles
on the streets their glamour has fled and all that is left is a job to be done.
When doing that job keep in mind "FIRE PREVENTION WEEK" October 4th to
llth and the need to observe the ordinance of the Village regarding the burning
of leaves: "No person shall burn LEAVES, paper or refuse of any kind on any
street or public place in the Village within fifty (50) feet of any building, un-less
the material burned shall be contained in a receptacle constructedof iron
or wire and completely covered with an iron or wire top so closely woven as to
prevent the flying of ashes therefrom."
We di slike spoiling the beauty of Fall but we must urge you to be cautious
because while the tang of Autumn is synonomous with the burning of leaves the
danger is ever-present and must be avoided.
NOTICE .TO OWNERS OF BICYCLES
The Police Department advises that too many bicycles are being collect-ed
in the Police Dept. If the owners of bicycles will make a permanent record
of th e serial number (usually found around the sprocket or on the rear end of
the bike) -even thoughan attempt has been made to change the appearance, the
owner will have no difficulty in identifying his own bicycle.
Vol. 3-10 October, 1954
POINTERS on the POINT SYSTEM
Your Driver's license — A privilege that's not hard to keep.
Keep a clean record of careful, courteous driving and you will keep your
license. But there are many ways in which you may lose it.
Under th e Point System of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, your license may
be suspended or revoked if;
Your record shows 6 points accumulated within a period of twoyears, or
You accumulate 8 points during a period of four years.
Under the Point System a speeding convicti
points as does reckless or dangerous driving. O
on carries a penalty of two
g. One point is charged against
a l n g to s g n a , avng mproper g t s , passng a stoppe scoo us, permt-ting
an unlicensed operator to drive, passing illegally on the right, failing to
keep right or failing to yield right of way.
Persistent violators numbering 3, 270 were deprived of their driving
privilege in 1953 under the Point System. A total of 161,361 licenses were
suspended or revoked for all causes.
For a serious violation, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles can and does re-voke
or suspend licenses regardless of the number of points.
The New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law requires immediate revo-cation
of your driver's license if you are convicted of--
1. Homicide or assault arising out of the operation of a motor vehicle or
2. Criminal negligence resulting in death, whether the conviction was had
in this State or elsewhere.
3. Driving while intoxicated in this State or under the influence of intoxi-cating
liquor outside the State.
4. Leaving the scene of accident.
5. False statement in application for license or registration or substitu-tion
6. Speeding or reckless driving three times within 18 months.
7. Three misdemeanor violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law within 18
Where revocation of license is mandatory, no new license may be issued
for at least six months after revocation, nor there after, except in the discre-tion
of the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. In most cases, one year must
elapse before you can get a new license—and you may never get one. again if
your record is bad.
PROTECT YOUR LICENSE BY OBEYING EVERY LAW---DRIVE WITH
CAUTION EVERY DAY---WITH EXTRA CAUTION EVERY NIGHT.
PARK AND RECREATION NEWS
Realizing that every Freeport citizen is interested in the progress of the
new community recreation program, a brief report has been compiled.
The Freeport Recreation Department launched its first summer program
on June 28 which operated weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5: p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
to 10:00 p.m. until September 1st, at Randall, Northeast and Northwest parks.
The Recreation Department provided a variety of constructive activities
under the guidance of professional leadership at each of the parks. Some of
the features of the daily program included instructions in arts and crafts, group
games, model ai rplane instructions, woodworking, storytelling, music, folk
dancing, quiet games, softball, basketball, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes,
shuffleboard, handball, pingpong, kickbali, paddle tennis, newcomb, and infor-mal
In addition to th e daily scheduled program, there were more than
ap^cial events which included such features as doll shows , cook-oats , pet shows,
amateur shows, hat shows, talent shows, weiner roasts,treasure hunt, sca-venger
hunt, roller skating, bicycle rodeos, hobby shows, peanut hunts, 12
outdoor movies, family nights, campfire s, baseball clinic, adult basketball
league, square and folk dances, adult golf instruction, teen-age dance, art
sketching class, athletic leagues and tournaments, puppet show/, community
The total attendance for the summer recreation
It is necessary to point out that an accurate attendanc
parks combining the morning, afternoon, and evening
ing table gives you a breakdown of weekly attendance of
program was 43, 931.
e was kept at the three
sessions. The follow-the
DATE WEEK RAIN RANDALL N /EAST
1 1 . 948
Tenth week consisted of 1-1/2 days. --Operated 43 full days. --Average daily
attendance 1,021. --Above attendance does not include spectators or attend —
ance of other organizations such as Little League, picnics, etc.
A special effort was made to attract the entire family for feature events.
Many adults and parents enjoyed such events as community sings, movies,
campfires, talent shows, father and son softball games, family sport events,
etc. Six Friday evening Square Dances were held at the parks which attracted
2,050 people. It was most encouraging to see so many parents and teenagers
enjoying square dances, folk dances and social dances together. A successful
PuppetShow was presented at the Northeast Park Community Night. The pup-pets
were constructed of papier-mache and paint, and were made in the arts
and crafts program.
An exciting Adult Basketball League was developed under the arc lights
which many local men enjoyed throughout the summer.
In addition to the Recreation Department program, permits were issued
to 52 organizations for picnics and outings in the parks.
Two hundred and ten (210) basebaU and softball games were conducted
by the Little League, Pony League, the Senior League, American Legion,
Adult softball teams and miscellaneous organizations in the village parks and
the stadium. The Recreation Department was able to assist many of the above
The Recreation Department wishes to thank the numerous organizations
and individuals who so w illingly assisted the program in providing a wholesome,
constructive summer for our Freeport citizens.
formal activities, girls and boys may receive special instructions in various
athletics under the guidance of the recreation leaders. The indoor program
which was successfully inaugurated last winter, will begin with the arrival of
the cold weather. A complete schedule will be announced at a later date.
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
1. Appeal and application filed by Mrs. Martha Steele for variance from
section 12.1 of Zoning Ordinance No. 10. 1 to permit the erection of a terrace
in the rear of existing structure on property located at 100 Irving Avenue,
Freeport, New York. Granted.
SENIOR CITIZENS GROUP
Monday, October 4th, the Senior Citizens Group, sponsored by the Free -
port Community Council, marks the celebration of the fourth anniversary of
its activities. Up to the September meeting 11,416 persons have enjoyed var-ious
forms of recreation with the Groupwhich meets every Monday and Tues-day
afternoon at the Legion Dugout. All elderly persons regardless of race,
or religion or worldly wealth are welcome. Mayor Glacken addressed the.
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