Main Street looking south from Church Street, as it appeared in 1900,
long before there was such a highway as Olive Boulevard, now Sunrise High-way.
This is one of 140 pictures which will form the "Pictorial Histor*' of
Early Freeport". When completed the photographs will be put in album form
and open to inspection at the Village Office.
The following permits were issued in the Building Department for the
month of September, 1954.
23 Permits for new construction Cost $671,450.00
27 Permits for additions and alterations " 32,940.00
Total $704. 390. 00
Vol. 3-54 November, 1954
- THE LEAF SEASON
of the Village particularly those who have recently become
rs are requested to observe the Village ordinances that have to do
lisposal of rubbish and leaves now that the "leaf" season is about to
The residents o
with the disp
First, it is of-great help to the Village if the occupants.of homes*dispose
of their own accumulation of leaves, papers and other readily combustible ma-terials.
. In doing so they relieve the strain upon the Sanitation Department and
make, for a cleaner Village. In.doing so, however, local ordinances require
that nobody shall burn .leaves or other refuse on streets or public places within
50 feet of ra* building unless the material burned is contained in a receptacle of
iron or wire, covered with an iron or wire top to prevent the flying of'ashes
If it is desired to burn rubbish or refuse on one's own property, the or-dinance
requires that the burning be done in a screened metal receptacle or
outdoor fire place and in such manner or such circumstances as not to cause
unreasonable annoyance to others through the spreading of smoke and ashes
and in such manner that the property is not endangered.
"- Owners and occupants of property in any section of the Village are not
permitted to accumulat e dr ied grass, weeds f brush, waste paper, barrels,
boxes or other combustible flammable material on their nremises, except such
as is placed in containers or is bundled and tied and placed convenient for col-lection
by the Sanitation Department.
TAX SETTLEMENT BY LONG ISLAND RAILROAD
In conformity with the findings of the Bankruptcy Court the Board of Trust-ees
of the Village of Freeport, accepted from the Long Island Railroad, taxes.
in the amount of $23,278. 72 for the payment .of tax arrears for the years" 1949
to 1954, inclusive. These monies were received by the Village in line with
similar settlements made by the Long Island Railroad with other Lonj Island
Villages and as approved by the Bankruptcy Court.
GRADE ELIMINATION PROJECT
Notice from the Public Service Commission to the effect that the Rail-road
grade elimination in Freeport and neighboring Baldwin will begin in the
immediate future. In anticipation of the construction the Public Service com-mission
has granted the Long Island Railroad an extension of the time within
which to place a barrier gate and bell signal at the Brookside Avenue crossing.
la the meantime the R ailroad is ordered to continue the services of a watchman
in conformity with the order issued after the Village had pointed out the danger
inherent at the unprotected crossing.
Meanwhile the Village Board is arranging final details for the transfer of
property east of Henry Street north-of Sunrise Highway for the development of
the Station Plaza parking field. Preliminary designs by the Village Engineer
call for the location on the property, which is being acquired from Jacob Post,
a total of somewhat in the neighborhood of 131 cars. There will be added to this
when the grade crossing elimination is completed 455 cars. The Station Plaza
when completed will accomodate approximately a total of 600 cars. 'The sheet
metal building, formerly occupied by MackCorwin as a storage warehouse has
been removed in preparation for the improvement of the area.
A distinctive honor was conferred upon the Village of Freeport particu-larly
its Police Department and its Municipal Court by the American Bar Asso-ciation,
in the award of a plaque, designating the Village as the first of its type
of community in the United States in regard to traffic safety. The award was
made on October 18, 1954 by Mr. J. Dwyer Spellman on behalf of the American
Bar Association who said in part: "You have accomplished in the Village of
Freeport through your traffic court and police department what constitutes an
outstanding record in the entire United States for cities and villages between
10,000 and 25,000 population.
Mr. Spellman presented the plaque to Mayor Glacken, who in turn pre-sented
it to Police Justice Paul E. Kelly.
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
1. • Appeal and application filed by Mrs. Elizabeth Vaccaro, 110 North Co-lumbus
Avenue, Freeport, New York, for variance from section 7F of Ordin-ance
No. 10. 1 to permit conversion of one family dwelling to two. families.
Variance Granted. "**
2. Appeal and application filed by Leon Port, 170 MooreAvenue, Freeport,
New York, for variance fr o-m sections 7G and 7 Al of Ordinance No. 10. 1 to
permit conversion of one family dwelling to three families on property located
at 66 Rose-Street, Freeport, N. Y. Variance Denied.
3. Appeal and application filed by Russell Clark, 15 Railroad Avenue, Free-port,
N. Y . , ~ f o r Variance from section 5G of O rdinance No. 10. 1 to permit
erection of dwelling with 5 feet side yard instead of the required 10 feet, pro-perty
located at 121 Mt. Joy Avenue, Freeport, New York. Variance Granted.
EXTENSIVE INDOOR RECREATION PROGRAM SCHEDULED
In mid November, the Freeport Recreation Department will transfer the
program to the indoor school facilities. An attractive program consisting ol a
variety of constructive activities for boys and girls of various ages has been
arranged for all sections of Freeport.
Arts and Crafts will be conducted afternoons from 3:00 to 5:00 for girls
and boys, grades 4, 5 and 6, at the following schools: Monday: Columbus Ave.,
Tuesday: Archer , W ednesday:' B ay view, Thursday: Archer and Atkinson on
Athletic Activities will also be held weekly, beginning the week of Nov-ember
15th from 7:00 to 9:30 P. M. The first period 7:00 to 8:00 P. M. will be
devoted to group games, relays, tumbling, newcomb, kickball, etc., for boys
ages 10, 11 and 12^ The second peroid 8:15 to 9:30 P. M. for boys 13 through
16 year s of age will feature volley ball, basketball and gymnastics on the following
nights: Monday: Atkinson and Archer, Tuesday: Cleveland, Wednesday: Co-lumbus
Avenue, and Thursday at Bayview. A similar girls program will be
conducted Thursdays at Cleveland Avenue.
Professional Square Dance Instructions will be provided for grades 5 and
6 from 3:00 to 4;30 P. M. on Mondays at Archer StreetSchool, Tuesday at Bay-view,
Wednesday at Atkinson and Cleveland Avenue.
Basketball instructions will be offered at all 5 elementary school gym-nasiums
beginning 011 November 20th. Boys ages 9 through 12 are scheduled
from 9:00 to 10:15 A. M. and boys 13 to 16 years of age 10:30 to 12:00noon.
Basketball leagues will be formed for the older boys Saturday morning.
JOIN THE ADULT SQUARE DANCE CLUB
Due to the enthusiasm generated by the recreation department summer
Square Dances, arrangements have been made for Square and Folk Dance in-structions
on Thursday evenings beginning November 18th from 8:00 to 10:30
P. M. at the Archers Street School gymnasium. Mr. and Mrs. Al MacLeod,
outstanding instructors will direct the new activity.
An adult basketball league is being formed, and the first practice session
will be held November 17tb. =it the Atkinson School gymnasium - 7:30 P.M. An
individual or teams who wish to enter the community recreation league are
requested to contact Joseph Caverly, Supt. of Recreation at the village hall.
TEEN-AGE DANCE NOVEMBER 13th
The first teen age dance of the winter season is scheduled for Saturday,
November 13th at the High School gymnasium 8:30 to 11:00 P.M. The music
will be provided by the teen a<*e orchestra.
Each F riday evening beginning November 19th, a special teenage co-rec-reation
program will be conducted at the Columbus Avenue gymnasium from
7:30 to 10 P. M. High School girls and boys will have an opportunity to enjoy
informal dancing co-recreation volley ball, table tennis, shuffleboard, basket-ball,
Square dancing, movies and quiet games, etc. A teenage committee will
assist Mr. Caverly and Mr. Beck in planning the new program.
Weekly social and square dance instructions are being offered for the high
school girls and boys, Tuesday evenings at the Atkinson gymnasium from 7:30
to 9:30 P.M. beginning November 17th.
The village recreation department has obtained qualified leaders to direct
the above activities, and you are cordially invited to participate in anyactivity
of your choosing.
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