MARINE BUSINESS & MARINE INDUSTRIES DISTRICTS
In adoptingthe ordinance permitting the establishment of a "Marine Bus-iness"
district and a "Marine Industries" district, the V illage Board feels it
has taken a great step forward in the protection of Freeport's greatest asset-its
At the present time, the only type of zoning applicable to the water front,
wherein are found boatyards, sales offices for boats, restaurants, marine
hardware stores, docks, fish markets, commercial fishing enterprises and
all the kindred waterfront activities, is "Manufacturing" or- "Industrial,1.1
which, unfortunately, ne cessarily permits enterprises not connected with the
In adopting this ordinance, the Village Board has had in mind not only
the protection of enterprises that are already in existence, but establishing
firmly the rights of new marine industries to be established and, at the same
time, preserving and protecting the rights of residents who have chosen to
live near the water front from the annoyances of the usual enterprises inciden-tal
to a "Manufacturing" or "Industrial" district.
Published monthly by the Village of Freeport
Vol.4 No. 10 October, 1955
Death grows bold as dusk de-scends.
Openly he stalks his
prey on streets and highways.
His victims are the careless and
unwary . . . those who carry
their daytime traffic habits over
into the twilight hours.
His weapons are the deceptive
shadows, reduced visibility, and
will o' the wisp reflections of the
The peak hours for fatal traffic
accidents—especially during the
months of October through
March—are the early evening
hours from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
October with its shortening days
by ffie CLOCK.
. . . . its change-over from day-light
saving to standard time . . .
ushers in the months of longer
darkness. It cautions less speed
and greater alertness during the
But the careless motorist drives
by the clock ... makes no allow-ance
for reduced visibility. Be-trayed
by his own out-moded
summer habits, he falls easily
into DEATH'S cunning trap.
The wise motorist drives by con-ditions—
NOT by the clock. He
reduces his speed and increases
his attention at the first hint of
darkness. He outwits the wily
Drive by CONDITIONS ...Not by the CLOCK
EARLY DAYS OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
This company was organized in 1874, eighteen years before the village
The earliest apparatus was pulled to fires by men graspinglong ropes.
This picture was taken about 1900. The white horses belonged to Mr. Henry
Schluter and were kept in his stable behind his grocery store thenlocated on the
south-east corner of Church Street and Merrick Road.
The firehouse was a very important building in the hi story of the village,
for it was the ONLY polling place in the village and it was within its walls that
the voters cast their ballots for every elective office.
Sunday, October 23, 2:45 p. m. - Rain or Shine
on the grounds of FREEPORT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
The Freeport Community Council, sponsor of the village-wide observance
of the Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations duringUN Week(October 17-24,
will highlight the week's festivities by a community dedication of a tree by the
people of the Village. Among those participating will be village, school and
library officials, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Scouts,
the Freeport Garden Club and the Village Beautification Committee. Special
guests will be all ten-year-old children of the Village.
MAGAZINES FOR FRIENDSHIP
a special UN Week project of sending old copies of good American magazines
abroad. T uesday, October 25 is the day to bring your magazines to the Book-mobile
garage behind the Library, where Mr. Charles Friedman and his com-mittee
will prepare the copies for shipment.
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ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
1. Appeal and application filed by Arthur C. Baldwin, Contractors, for
Jerome Brown for variance from Ordinance 10. 1, Sec. 6 (G) 1 of Zoning Ord-inance
to permit side yard variance at premises known as #94 North Bayview
Avenue, Freeport. Granted.
2. Appeal and application filed by Russell & Francis Cataldo for variance
from Ordinance 10. 1, Sec. 6 (D) and (F) of Zoning Ordinance to permit con-version
from one to two-family dwelling of premises known as #150 East Sea-man
Avenue, Freeport. Denied.
3. Appeal and application filed by Marianne V. Benjamin for variance from
Ordinance 10. 1, Sec. 6 (F) of Zoning Ordinance to permit conversion from one
to two-family dwelling of premises known as #82 Weberfield Avenue, Freeport.
4. Appeal and application filed by Morris Rothstein & Son, Architects, for
Sisa Realty Corporation, for variance from Ordinance 10. 1, Sec. 7 (H) Sub-division
3, of Zoning Ordinance to permit parking of cars in conjunction with
apartment building to be erected on the Northeast corner of N. Long Beach
Avenue and Brooklyn Avenue. Granted with Modification & Conditions.
5. Appeal and application filed by James B. Bell & Associates, Architects,
for National Biscuit Company, for variance from Ordinance 10. 1 Sec. 14, of
ZoningOrdinance to permit erection of sign on roof of building located at #177
East Sunrise Highway. Granted.
6. Appeal and application of Charles P. Buckley, Jr., Executor of Estate
of Edna E. Hixson, deceased, for variance from Ordinance 9.1, Sec. 403-1
and Ordinance 10. 1, Section 7 (B) of Zoning Ordinance to permit occupancy of
premises known as #176 Pine St. for use as a private school for handicapped
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A daily activity program is being provided in each of the parks for all
ages, 3:30 to 5:30 P.M. each school day. Free instructions will be offered
at the Northeast Park in archery for girls and boys, grades 6 through 12 on
Tuesdays and in tennis on Wednesdays at 3:30 P.M. Boys interested in play-ing
in the inter-park touch or flag football league should contact their recrea-tion
leader at the nearest park. Roller skating with appropriate music will be
offered each Friday afternoon 3:30 to 5:30 P.M. at Northeast, Randall and
Special Program for Holidays
The parks will be open from 10:00 A.M.to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 4:00
P.M. on the following days: October 12, October 21, November 8 andNovem-ber
llth. Feature programs will be arranged for these special days.
A community wide Halloween program is being planned for all Freeport
youngsters to substitute a constructive time for a destructive time. Three
special parties are being arranged for elementary, junior high and senior high
Expanded Winter Program
Some of the highlights will consist of boys athletic sessions which will
be offered each Wednesday evening at the five elementary school gymnasiums
from 7:00 P. M. to 8:00 P. M. for boys 11, 12 and 13 years of age; 8:15 P.M.
to 9:15 P.M. for boys 14 through 18 years of age. All of the gymnasiums will
be open each Saturday morning from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon for basketball
leaguesfor various agelevels. Girls athletics will be offered Monday evenings
at Archer Street School and Thursdays at Cleveland Avenue School. Arts and
crafts and square dance instructions for grades 4, 5 and 6 will again be pro-vided
once a week at each of the elementary schools. Adults interested in be-ginning
and advance square dancing instructions may join the weekly class to
be held at Archer StreetSchool on Thursday evenings, beginningDecember 1st.
Men interested in participating in the recreation basketball league are request-ed
to turn out for practice on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Atkinson
gymnasium beginning November 15th. Women interested in participating in a
local basketball league are requested to contact Kent Thomson, Recreation
Supervisor, at the Village Recreation Office.
The Junior Council is m aking elaborate preparations for the growing teen-age
program for the winter season. The rifle club will meet at the Atkinson
School range each Saturday morning beginning December 3rd. Additional ac-tivities
will be announced in the Freeport L eader for the coming winter season.
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The following is the building report for the month of August, 1955.
47 Permits issued for new construction Cost $476, 493. 00
20 Permits issued for additions & alternations " 26, 214. 00
TOTAL Cost 502,707.00
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