Bureau Extends Hours Seek Later
To Meet Eye Test Rush Closing Hours
Nassau County Clerk Franklin
H. Ornstein announced that
because of the additional time r e quired
for the renewal of driver's
licenses due to the necessity of administering
eye examinations all
drivers, he has ordered all Nassau
County Motor Vehicle Bureau
Branch Offices to be open for
business between the hours of
5: 30 p. m. and 8: 00 p. m. on the
evenings of Thursday September
28th and Friday September 29th.
Ornstein has also ordered the
main Motor Vehicle Bureau Office
at County Seat Drive in Min-eola
to be open on Saturday morning
September 30th from 9: 00
a. m. to noon for the purpose of
administering eye tests and renewing
driver's licenses only.
Nassau County Branch Motor
Vehicle Offices ordinarily close
at 4: 45 p. m. each day.
While Nassau County residents
are urged to renew their driver's
licenses during regular business
hours, Ornstein noted that many
people who work six days a week
or, who hold down more than one
job, are not able to take the time
to appear personally for their eye
examinations during the normal
business day and therefore the
special hours have been set up
to allow for their special needs.
Shopping Centers May Have To Build Barrier
A public hearing in Oyster
Bay was held on a proposed
amendment to the Building Zone
Ordinance to compel owners of
shopping centers to construct a
motor vehicle barrier in order
to prevent trucks from rolling
into private property.
Residents objected to the petition
of Happy I and Park Inc., Beth-page,
at the Town of Oyster Bay
Hearing on Tuesday to extend
the hours for the new miniature
golf course at Plainedgeto 1a. m.
from 9: 30 p. m.
A representative for Happy I and
Inc. said that other golf courses
stay open later.
A John Kellerman and several
neighbors in the area said that
the noise was annoying enough
until 9: 30 p. m. and that was the
hour the firm had agreed upon
when they received the original
application. Mrs. Anna Purcell
objected because of an excess of
noise. Councilman Ralph Marino
said that a later hour would be
a great imposition to the r e s i dents
and that Happyland Inc.
should stick to their agreement.
The hearing was closed and the
decision was reserved.
' Copter Expressway
A successful test was made on
Tuesday of this week to determine
the feasibility of airlifting
victims of expressway accidents
to hospitals by helicopter.
A five - seat Fairchild - Hil-ler
craft was used to make a test
flight from die Powell Avenue
Bridge on the Wantagh - Oyster
Bay expressway in Bethpage, to
a helicopter site near the county's
Meadowbrook hospital in
" Thousands of accident victims
die nation over might be
saved in die years ahead if they
are rushed to hospitals by helicopter
ratlier man by conventional
Nassau County Executive Eugene
Nickerson said. " Often, par -
ticularly in peak rush hours, accident
victims in pain must endure
long delays while am-
ever told you
talk a lot?
Most people do, you know. Talk a lot. Especially on the telephone.
600 calls a year, on the average. But you can't really blame them.
At today's rates, a telephone call is one of the biggest
bargains you can buy.
Anywhere in the continental United States ( except Alaska)
for a dollar or less.* Anywhere in New York State for 50ff or less.*
And that's not all. There has been an overall reduction
in long distance rates since 1940. And more than 40%
of the calls you paid longdistance charges for
ten years ago are now local calls.
At rates like these, you can afford to talk to your heart's content.
Which is the way we want it. If talk is cheap,
blame it on the phone company.
M or three minutes, suition- to- stution, plus tax, after 8 pm weekdays and all day Sunday.
New York Telephone
Pan of the Nationwide Bell System
bulances battle stop - and - go
traffic jams to reach diem,"
Nickerson said Nassau County
will obtain a helicopter for a
wide variety of work. He also
said mat a helicopter pad will
be built near die Meadowbrook
hospital. The pad will be linked
to die hospital's emergency room
by a special access road where
waiting ambulances can rush
victims to treatment facilities
within a minute of touch- down.
Nickerson said diat the county
helicopter will be put at die
disposal of die Nassau Police
Department next year.
The county executive said it
can be put to work on a wide
variety of tasks, including tine
patrol of beaches and waterfront
acreas of Nassau for vessels
in trouble and for air- sea
rescue missions; Checking on
daily traffic conditions on Nassau
roads and expressways to
spot accidents and notify motorists
of delays by a radio
hook- up; Searches of wooded areas
for missing persons or fugitives
or for illegal activities;
Enforcement of air pollution ordinances;
Use of die helicopter
to broadcast dirough a loud
speaker any emergency instructions
in die event of crisis. At
the present time this is done
by squad cars which travel up
and down residential streets, and
Air ambulance service during
Town Budget Hearing
Set For Tuesday
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor
Michael N. Petito announced that
the Town Board will hold a public
hearing on his proposed budget,
which he said would lower the tax
rate for some homeowners by as
much as 44.7 cents per $ 100 of
assessed valuation at noon on
Tuesday, October 3, at Oyster
Bay Town Hall.
In announcing his proposed
1968 budget last week, Petito
said that a 2.1 increase in the
current tax rate to 18.3 cents,
would be more than offset by an
11.9 cent cut in highway taxes
and the reduction of sanitation
and other special district tax
The Supervisor urged as many
as possible to attend the hearing
at which his total budget of
$ 6,284,288 will be discussed.
" I think my 1968 Budget shows
that while state- mandated increases
make it necessary to
increase the tax rate by 2.1
cents, efficiency in the Highway
Department and careful budgeting
by the Special Districts can
lead to the reduction of other
assessment so that the overall
tax rate can be lowered," Petito
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Farmingdale OBSERVER Thursday, September 28, 1967
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