ZONING BOARD DECISIONS ON VARIANCE APPLICATIONS
143 North Main St. , Minnie Levy -- Addition to building. Granted.
South Ocean Ave. , 200 ft. north of Hamilton St. , Boat Sales Corp.
-- Storage of boats. Decision pending.
114 South Long Beach Ave. , Grand Union -- Ground sign. Denied.
120 Nassau Avenue. , William Durkin -- Porch without required
front yard setback. Granted.
215 West Merrick Road, Fulton Savings Bank --Ground sign.
35 Harding PI., Estate of Peter Scalamandre — Two-family dwell-ing.
57 - 63 North Main St., Sanford L. Davidow — U.S. Social Secu-rity
building without required front yard setback. Granted.
HOUSING PROJECT BIDS OPENED
When this Village News went to press, the Freeport Housing Au-thority
was opening bids on the Senior Citizens Housing Project at
South Main and Raynor Streets. This will be Long Island's first Fed-erally
financed Senior Citizen project,
Meanwhile at its first meeting the Authority elected John B«. Mack,
chairman; Judge Moxey A. Rigby, vice-chairman, and Philip Nickels-berg,
secretary; Dr. George Isenberg; received.approval as land-,
sea ping, advisor..
Letters seeking admission to the South Main Street home center
may be sent to H. C. Williams, the Authority's executive director,
at his office, 30 Albany Avenue, Freeport, although all decisions on
admission of applicants mustwaituntil the project is nearly completed.
Many persons have r-.irea* Applied.
In a park-like atmosphere, five separate buildings will contain a
total of 50 dwelling units ranging in size from small apartments to
two-bedroom units. There will be a community room, about 20 by
30 feet, for social affairs, meetings, etc.
Construction will probably start as soon as the freezing weather
is past. It is hoped that the first occupants will move in within a year
or so later.
-A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
ROBERT J. SWEENEY
HENRY M. AL.TENGARTEN
Acting Village Clerk
LEONARD D. B. SMITH
JOHN O. TESSIER
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ELECTION TO BE HELD MARCH 20
The law requires Freeport to vote.March 20 on a Police Justice to
fill the unexpired term of Paul Kelly, who resigned when he became
County Judge. Former Village Counsel Edwin J. Freedman was ap-pointed
to the Police Court post for the first three months of this
year, but the voters must decide who will occupy the bench for the
balance of the term ending in April, 1965. Names of all candidates
were not known when Village News went to press.
Because an election is mandatory anyhow, our community has an
opportunity to cast ballots without extra expense on two propositions.
Elsewhere in Village News will be found further information concern-the.
Gbw Meadow and two-year term issues.
Mayor Sweeney said:
"I was elected on a platform, pledge to submit major decisions to
the voters by public referendum. While this is a departure from
procedures previously followed in Freeport, I strongly believe that
the public should make such major decisions. Cow Meadow is im-portant
becalisV:of' its significance5TtTthe future physical develbp"menf"
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THE VOTING AT A GLANCE
(Further Details on Inside Pages)
Sat., March 10
9 A.M. - 6 P. M.
Shall the Village
Buy Cow Meadow? Police
7 A. M. - 9 P. M.
Shall Mayor's, Trustees'
Terms Be 2, Not 4, Years?
TWO YEARS OR FOUR YEARS?
The vote March 20 on two-year or four-year terms for Mayor and
Village Trustees arises from the following situation:
Originally the shorter terms existed. The former administration,
by permissive referendum -- not public vote -- changed them to four
years. The new Village Party administration believes that tenure of
office should not be decided by the people elected to office, but by the
voters who put them there.
Included with the proposal on the ballot will be a plan for putting
two-year terms into effect in such a manner that the entire Boardwill
not come up for re-election during the same year.
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ECONOMIES AHEAD ON TWO FRONTS
Good news for taxpayers:
A safety committee made up of Police Captain Edward S. Dixon,
chairman, and all Freeport governmental department heads has dras-tically
reduced claims for workmen's conpensation. If the scarcity
of serious accidents continues, our insurance bill for the next fiscal
year will drop.
The cost of automobiles and car and truck repairs is also due for
a cut, under a plan just introduced in the Municipal Garage at the sug-gestion
of Mayor Sweeney, A program of servicing motor vehicles
regularly, through a modern records system, show promise of sav-ing
on repairs and in addition lengthening automobiles' useful life.
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CLEAR HYDRANTS, PLEASE!
Fire hydrants surrounded by ice and snow will delay the work of
firemen in an emergency. Homeowners are urged to cooperate by
clearing the space around hydrants.
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ELECTION TO BE HELD MARCH 20 ~ .-;--.-.
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as well as the tax structure of Freeport. The two-year versus four-year
tenure of office is important because of its bearing onFreeport's
future government. I shall be guided by the public's vote on these
A qualified voter who has once registered under permanent regis-tration
is thereafter entitled to votewithout further registration if his
home-address remains unchanged and if he or she votes at a general
election at least once in each period of two successive calendar years.
If the voter moves to another location within the SAME election district,
he or she maynotify the inspectors on Election Day. But if the new ad-dress
is OUTSIDE his or her election district, re-registration is nec-essary
on Registration Day, March 10.
Voting qualifications will appear in the next Village News.
COW MEADOW PROPOSITION
Shall Cow Meadow, 164 acres of meadow land just outside the
southeast corner of Freeport, be acquired by the village for park
or recreational use? That is a question up for decision March 20
by local voters.
Cow Meadow is zoned at present for industrial use. At a sche-duled
hearing Jan. 2 by the HempsteadTown Board to consider re-zoning
the property for residential use, the area was withdrawn
from a South Shore upzoning plan. ':'.:
More than 100 Freeporters, led by Mayor Sweeney, carried pet-itions
to the Town Hall and had nine speakers ready to protest the
rezoning. But before the hearing began, Presiding Supervisor Pal-mer
Farrington announced he had learned' from the Mayor that Free-port
intended to hold a public referendum ori the question of acquir-ing
Cow Meadow. The Town Board quickly dropped the upzoning
The owner of this property has started an action in Supreme
Court requesting a declaratory judgment changing the zoning to res-idential.
Foes of home development on the land at the foot of South Main
St. warn that it would add many thousands of dollars each year to taxes.
The area lies within School District No. 9 although it is outside the
village limits, on a peninsula accessible from the upland only through
South Main Street.
Purchase or condemnation of Cow Meadow, preferably with the
aid of Hempstead Town funds if possible, was advocated by a citizens'
committee made up of presidents of the local civic associations and
school district and business leaders. A detailed report on the com-mittee's
fact -finding and recommendations will be made available for
public study. . .
The property is appraised at from $ 1, 400, 000 to $2, 050, 000, de-pending
largely upon whether town officials zone it for industry or
homes. These estimates do not include fill, bulkheading or other
possible improvements for recreational purposes.
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Edwin 3. Freedman, 7 West Forest Avenue, Police Justice
John Q. Teasier, 5 Evans Avenue, Village Counsel
Charles C. Mehrmann, 164 Archer Street, Acting Police Justice
Ralph P. Franco , 247 Grand Avenue, Deputy Village Counsel
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