MEMO TO DOG OWNERS
The Village Clerk calls attention to the fact that some owners have
failed to renew licenses for their pets, to conform with the State Law. It is
necessary that licenses be procured and owners who have failed to observe the
provision are subject to summons to court. Dog licenses fall due on January
first of each year. To keep record of animals subject to licenses, the Police
Department takes a dog census each December and January. This census is
used as a basis of report which the Village is required to make to the State,
annually by February 10th. The most recent census indicates that there are
in excess of Z.OOO dogs in Freeport. The cooperation of owners in procuring
licenses will be appreciated by the office of the Village Clerk.
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
The matters considered by the Zoning Board of Appeals and the de-cisions
reached at its hearings in March, are as follows:
1. Appeal and application for variance filed by Otto Winther, 35 St. Marks Av.
Freeport, to permit revision of plans originally submitted and which applica-tion
for variance came before the Zoning Board of Appeals at public hearing
on September 17, 1952, at which time application .was granted to erect a build-ing
to be used as a Super-Market on the southwest corner of Atlantic Avenue
and St. Marks Avenue, eliminating certain prescribed setback on St.MarksAv.
and protruding into residential area on property owned by Mr. Winther on St.
Marks Avenue. The present application was for revision of plans to provide
for an addition to the building for which a variance was granted as stated.
The present application was also granted.
2. Appeal and application filed by Raymond Barrett and Agnes Barrett, of 25
Washburn Avenue,Freeport, for variance to permit continuance of two-family
dwelling, which is in violation of Ordinance 10. 1 (Sec. 6D 8t F). A variance
was granted sometime ago for the conversion of this property to a two-family
house for a three year period, and through oversight, application for contin-uance
as two-family house was omitted upon expiration of the three year per-iod.
Present application was granted permanently.
3. Appeal and application filed byBalport Sales and Service, Inc., 425 W. Sun-rise
Highway, Freeport, for variance to permit buying, selling and dealing in
new and used automobiles on property located on south side of Sunrise High-way,
approximately 210 feet east of Park Avenue, Freeport, which is in viol-
. ation of Ordinance 10. 1 (Sec. 9A-4). In addition to the violation of provisions
governing the operations of a used car lot, this property extends into residen-tial
area on Centre Street. Application was denied.
ANNUAL REPORT OF BUILDING DEPARTMENT
The annual report of the Freeport BuildingDepartment covering the
fiscal year of 1952-53 showed that a total of more than three anda half million
dollars was invested in new buildings, alterations, additions and repairs. There
were 233 dwellings erected at a cost^of $2,275,780.; 5 public buildings costing
$280,201.; 23 commercial buildings, $581,520.; and 214 permits were issued
for alterations, additions and repairs at a cost of $448,347.
In the routine of carrying out Building department activities, 7298
inspections were made, 476permits were issued, and other services rendered
by the Village brought in by way of income a total of $12,706. 50.
Since October 1, 1950 eleven employees of the Village have entered
military service and many of them are still in service, having served in Korea
and elsewhere throughout the world.
Vol. 2 - No. 4 April, 1953
NEW VILLAGE ADMINISTRATION
In conformity with State Law, a new Village administration assumed
office on Monday evening, April 6, with William F. Glacken as Mayor, and the
following four Trustees: Seward J. Baker, re-elected; Edmund T. Cheshire,
newly elected; and incumbents (with one year still to serve) - Leonard D. B.
Smith and Cord Viebrock. Mayor Glacken and Trustees Baker and Cheshire
were chosen at an uncontested election, in which more than a thousand ballots
were cast. Mayor Glacken appointe^ Trustee Leonard D. B. Smith as Acting
By action of the Board of Trustees the following appointments of of-ficers,
administrative personnel and commissioners were made:
Milford F. Van Riper Village Clerk
Russell E. Hotaling & Marguerite H. Johnson Deputy Village Clerks
Martin H. Weyrauch - Village Counsel; Richard Raynor Assessor
Paul Kelly Acting Police Justice
Wilbert DeMott -Sup't. of Buildings; Edmund Young - Asst.Supt. of Bldgs.
Baldwin & Cornelius Co. Village Engineers
Dr. Jerome Asch -Police Surgeon; Dr. B. Markowitz -Deputy Police Surgeon
Mrs. Anna Marshall Police Matron
Fred C. Berge Company Accountant (to audit Village books)
Member of Sewer Commission: Michael J. Coffey.
Park Commissioners: for one year - Robert McClellan; for two years - Ian
Murray; for three years - Van Baar Brown; for four years - James Staros;
for five years - David Kadane, Chairman.
Members of Planning Board: RobertE. Patterson, Chairman; Trustee Mem-bers
of Planning Board - Trustees Smith and Viebrock.
Members of Electrical Board: Clinton H. Walling, Christian Willig, Patrick
Boyle, Frank Curley, Harry Walling and John Diemer.
Members of Waterfront Committee: Carl Hellsten, Chairman; Robert Patter -
son. Carl L enker, Theodore Lang, George J. Smith, Abraham Katz and Harry
Members of Beautification Committee: Clinton Golden, Chairman.
Members of Garden Committee: Mrs. C. Whitlock, Mrs. F. C. Higman, and
Mrs. W.S. Nixon.
Members of Safety Council: Capt. J. M. Hagan, William Ashley, Henry Herr,
Harry McCarthy and Ray Malone, Jr. .
Members of Northeast Park Committee: W. Crevoiserat, H. A.Vollmer, Fred
Blumer, Arthur Muller and Stewart Hubbell.
Members of Milburn Park Committee: John F. Wood,Herbert Bond, Harry Me
Carthy and Thomas O'Neill.
Members of Northwest Park Committee: Matthew Boyle, Morris Garfinkel,
Howard Thompson, B ernard Verona and Arthur Metzgar.
Members of Waterfront Park Committee: Benjamin Asch, Theodore Carle,
and Paul Garbo.
Members of Parking Fields Committee: Ian Murray, David Levy, Murray
Siegel, Trustees Viebrock and Cheshire.
Members of Youth R ecreation Committee: JosephFisher, for term of 3years.
Broker for Village Bonds: Robert Preyer
Mayor Glacken appointed the following committees from the Board
of Trustees for the official year;
Finance: Trustee Smith, Chairman; Trustee Baker and Mayor Glacken.
Insurance: Mayor Glacken, Trustees Baker and Cheshire.
Water & Streets: Trustees Viebrock, Chairman; Cheshire, and Mayor Glacken
Power Plant it Light: Entire Board of Trustees.
Supplies: Trustees Viebrock and Baker.
Legislative: Trustees Cheshire and Smith.
Publicity: Mayor Glacken, Trustees Cheshire and Viebrock.
Waterways & Buildings: Trustees Baker, Smith and Cheshire.
Municipal Garage: Trustees Baker, Chairman; Smith and Viebrock.
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DINNER For RETIRING MAYOR DOXSEE
Friends of Robert L. Doxsee, who refused renomination as Mayor,
because of the press of business, have planned a dinner in his honor to beheld
Thursday evening. May 21, at the South Shore Yacht Club. Former Mayor
Doxsee's record of public service for the past few years includes the institu-tion
of a park programme for all parts of the Village, completion of the first
phase of parking field, public housing, and sewer expansion projects, extension
of municipal power plant facilities, and - on the side - completion of a stren-uous
campaignto secure government aid in dredging Jones Inlet and safeguard-ing
substantial areas at Point Lookout from being washed out to sea.
The Civil Defense Organization still continues its varied activities
with monthly meetings of its personnel chiefs, and recently special emphasis
has been placed on the need for additional volunteers for the Ground Observer
Corps. With the cooperation of the Nassau County CivilDefense personnel, the
Air Force is arranging a caravan illustrating the latest devices in this phase
of activity. The caravan will remain in Freeport from 9:00a.m. to ll:00p.m.
on April 17, at the Grove Theatre. It is hoped that this may be a means of sti-mulating
volunteer enrollments for the Ground Observer Corps.
SAFETY IN FREEPORT
The Village has been following a comprehensive plan for employees'
safety with very good results. Safety meetings are held at least quarterly .with
a program arranged by the State Insurance Fund, our compensation insurance
carrier, and generally these meetings have been well attended. The constant
efforts of those in charge, with the cooperation of the department heads, has
resulted in a reduction in personal injury accidents which not only benefits the
employees but the Village on a whole, in the reduction of compensation rates.
NEWLY ELECTED FREEPORT VILLAGE OFFICIALS
MAYOR - William F. Glacken
Edmund T. Cheshire
Seward J. Baker
VILLAGE OF FREEPORT OFFICIAL CALENDAR
Mayor - William F. Glacken Trustees - Leonard D. B. Smith,
Seward J. Baker, Cord Viebrock, Edmund T. Cheshire
Public Meetings - Board of Trustees, 2nd Monday; Zoning Board, 3rd Wednes -
day; All Others on call.
Information - Call Village Clerk, FReeport 8-4000; Visit Municipal Building at
46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport.
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