I am sure I would not be here today. Patrolman Raynor deserves more than a
letter of praise, but as I am not in a position to reward his good work other-wise,
I am writing my sincere and humble thanks to the man who saved my life.
Signed - D. Johnson
It was my misfortune to have my car stolen while it was parked on the
Merrick Road. It was my good fortune to live in Freeport, where an efficient
police force had the car back in my possession within four hours. I would like
to take this opportunity to let you know that I appreciate the efficiency and cour-tesy
shown me by the men of your force.
Signed --J. H. Pratt
I want to thank the Freeport Police Department for their kindness in
helping my young son today. We just moved to Freeport, and he is not familiar
with the streets as yet. He started home in the wrong direction and one of your
officers found him. He was bringing my boy home when I met them. The kind-ness
and pleasant manner of the officer who picked him up will mean a lot to
'Mack' and his impression of policemen.
Signed - M. Ballinger
Z ONING BOARD NEWS
The following cases were considered at the public hearing of the Zon-ing
Board of Appeals, held June 17, 1953 :
1. Appeal and application filed by Louis Grossman, 198 West Seaman Avenue,
Freeport, New York, for variance from Section 5G of Ordinance No. 10.1 to
permit the erection of rear room 12X8 feet, which would reduce the rear yard
area to 13.93 feet. No objections to the application were filed and erection of
this room would not in any way interfere with or detract from the value of the
surrounding property. The application was granted.
2. Appeal and application filed by Charles V. Brady, 65 Oakfield'Avenue,Free-port,
New York, for variance to permit the erection of rear open porch with a
yard of 13.46 feet, which is in violation of Section 5G1 of Ordinance No. 10.1 .
No objections to this application were filed. The erection of a rear open porch
would not in any way interfere with or detract from the value of surrounding
property. Application was granted.
3. Appeal and application filed by Alice Cleary, 93 North Ocean Avenue, Free-port.
New York, for variance to permit conversion of two-family dwelling to a
three-family multiple-dwelling, which is a violation of Section 6D of Ordinance
No. 10.1. No objections were recorded to this application. Inasmuch as no
structural changes are involved, there being adequate floor space at the pres-ent
time to accommodate three families,the Board granted the application.
4. Appeal and application filed by Blanche C. Millette, 190 West Seaman Av-enue,
Freeport, New. York, for variance to permit erection of new dwelling in
Residence "AA" district, which requires 7500 square feet of land; this plot to
contain approximately 7,000 square feet and to be located on the west side of
New York Avenue, 96 feet north of Seaman Avenue. This would be in violation
of Section 5D of Ordinance No. 10.1. The applicant in this case desires to di-vide
existing property - which she owns - on a portion of which now exists a
dwelling. The division, to accommodate a second dwelling to be erected, in-dicates
a shortage of approximately 500 square feet in land area. There were
no objections voiced to the application and there is no indication of any reason
for refusing .to permit the use of the land for this purpose. The application
Vol. 2 - Nos. 7-8 July - August, 1953
NEW WATER RATES
A new schedule has been announced for use of water through out the
Village. This marks the first substantial increase in Water Rates since 1928.
The new schedule was adopted by the Board of Trustees after an investigation
by the engineering firm of Barker & Wheeler, and a study of conditions cover-ing
nearly a year. Increased costs resulted in the operation of the Freeport
Water Department in the red, so thatthe amounts not paid by water users were
made up annually in taxes.
An investigation shows that the Freeport Water Department is con-stantly
undergoing growth and change. Several developments will become ur-gent
within a couple of years. These include: (1) Another large well, with its
pumping equipment to cost about $90, 000 ; (2) Replacement of outmoded and
small mains with modern large mains for about $85,000. The new schedule is
intended to make possible the creation of those new facilities, which will prim-arily
be financed out of a bond issue.
The new rates will add approximately 15% to present water bills, and
will still be considerably below those of water users in communities supplied
by private services through out the State.
The new r'ates are as follows:
FLAT RATE SCHEDULE
First outlet, minimum charge $8.50
Wash tubs " 1.25
Bath-room (without toilet) 2.50
Shower room (without toilet) ' . 2.50
Shower bath (with tub) .2.50
Shower bath (other than in bath-room) 3. 75
Toilet • 2.50
Foot tub 2.50
Extra bath-tub 2.25
Hose bib 3.75
Hose bib - (used as first outlet) 8.50
Additional family - using same fixtures with first family 5.00
Garage-residential -same as dwelling rates
Store with first outlet - sink or residential -same as dwelling rates
Store with first outlet - sink or basin 8. 50
Kitchen sink (not fi r'st outlet) . 2. 50
Combination Sink and Wash-tub 10.00
METER RATE SCHEDULE
Minimum charge - per quarter
(includes 7500 gals, per quarter) 5/8" and 3/4" meter
1 " meter
First 7500 gals, in a quarter - - - - - per 1,000 gals.
(above 7500 gal. minimum allowance)
Next 10,000 gals, in a quarter- - - -per 1,000 gals.
Next 50,000 gals, in a quarter- - - -per 1,000 gals.
Next 100,000 gals, in a quarter- per 1,000 gals.
All above 175,000 gals, in a quarter -per 1,000 gals.
ONE WAY STREETS APPROVED
The Columbus Avenue P. T. A. has sent a vote of appreciation to the
Village Board for making Dean Street east of North Columbus Avenue to Rut-landRoad
to Grand Avenue oneway streets. Observation in the past two months
- the P. T.A. reports - are proving this plan successful.
BASKETBALL FOR YOUNGSTERS
The Freeport Park Commission has made arrangements for the use of
Village parks to participate in basketball games. Nothing is necessary except
to report to the Northeast Park -located on Parsons Avenue, or toRandallPark
on SouthGrove and Front Streets. Two supervisors, Bill Dodd and Frank Riley
will be on hand to register applicants and assign them to teams and appropriate
age groups, where they will be taught the basic elements of proper basketball
play, and will engage in competitive games with other teams.
The facilities are opennot only to younger children, but also to bigger
boys and girls. Games will be supervised from 9 A. M. to 12 Noon for the
young-age group, and from 5 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. for the older youngsters. At
the Northeast Park, Dodd's tiny tots will play from 9 A. M. to 12 Noon, and the
older youngsters will play from 1 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Time will also be allotted for those who are over 21, and have an urge
to participate in competitive basketball. With the co-operation of the School
Board, plans have been made to transfer the games to the School Gymnasiums
whenever the outdoor facilities are not available.
NEW ORDINANCES AND AMENDMENTS
NewOrdinances and Amendments to existing Ordinances adopted since
the last publication, are as follows:
1. Change of zoning from Residence "A" to Business "A" of Babylon Turnpike
Woodside and Columbus Avenues.
2. Change of zoning on the southwest corner of Southside Avenue and So.Grove
Street from Residence "AA" to Business "A".
3. Amendment to Building Code prohibiting use of old frame structures for the
erection of new business buildings in the business areas.
4. Extending the parking-meter zone to areas on North Main Street; WestSun-rise
Highway between Ocean and Long Beach Avenues; on East Sunrise Highway
between Henry Street and the east Village line.
5. Amendment to Zoning Ordinance so as to make possible, after public hear-ing,
creation of parking fields in various sections of the Village, where conges-ted
conditions make such improvements necessary.
6. Amendment to Ordinance 7.2, providing that where there is a hardship, the
permit fee to builders for use of sidewalk space for depositing materials, be
reduced from $10.00 to a minimum of $2.50 per day.
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 -4^ 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
USE OF HOSES
The County of Nassau, through Dr. Earle G. Brown, Health Commis-sioner,
proclaim a water emergency effective during the summer months, to
help conserve the Long Island water supply, all of which comes from rain sweep-ing
to the lower strata. Every householder is requested to co-operate with the
rules generally adopted. These rules provide that no fountains, hose or sprin-klers
are to be in use at any time except between the hours of 6 and 9 o'clock
in the morning and between 6 and 8 o'clock in the evening. The Superintendent
of the Water Department reports to the Board that there.has been practically
unanimous co-operation on the part of Freeporters in this conservation move-ment.
HOW ABOUT A PICNIC AT NORTHEAST PARK ?
The Park Commission invites the use of the picnic facilities at North-east
Park, where there is a delightfully shady grove of trees - a cool pleasant
place to eat out on a warm evening. Tables and benches have been provided,
as wellas fireplaces - where Dad can indulge in his culinary art and be chef for
the evening, while Mother relaxes and watches Junior having a whirl in the play-ground
area. Charcoal can be procured for the 'wiener roast1 -in case you are
all set and find you have forgotten it. No special permit is necessary. All that
is required is to register with the Park Attendant before using the fireplaces.
The purpose of such registration is to safeguard the children, by having a re -
sponsible adult start and 'tend to' the fire.
BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED
The following permits were issued in the Building Department for the
month of June, 1953 :
43 Permits for new construction Cost $ 777,300.
24 Permits for additions & alterations " 50, 716.
Total $ 828,016.
BOUQUETS FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT
The family of the late Arthur Lewis wish to thank the Freeport Police
Department. Their quick and ready response to our call for help was greatly
Signed - K. Lewis
I would like to commend the action of Patrolman C.Raynor in rescuing
me from a mugging attack. If it were not for his alertness in spotting the inci-dent.
on Brooklyn Avenue,and his utter disregard for his own personal safety.
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