MODERN 'TOOLS' FOR HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. Lined u-p, left
to right, are Freeport's, newly acquired motor grader; two scav-enger
trucks which pick up leaves or clean- out catchba sins, and an
orange-peel catchbasin cleaner, with fingers that open and close
like an orange peel. With snowplow attachments, they can also
f ight snow.
X SWIMMING LESSON REGISTRATION
Registration for swimming classes will take place in the Rec-reation
office during the month of July.. Swimming instructional
classes sponsor edvby the Recreation Department will begin offici-ally
August 3 at 'ihe Casino Pool..
_Classes will; meet each Monday; .Wednesday and Friday morning
ght A-ugust;,28. The registration fee iss$4i 50, of which $4 will
:b(efturhedi.o,y.erijtp/thexbwners' of the- pool as ;ah entrance fee for the
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Classes will be offered for beginners and intermediates.
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BQTTLETQP CARNIVAL AUGUST 6
. B'naitB'rith - Recreation Department Bottletop Carnival will - ------ -^ — rr*-r --- ^— --------- -7— — • — - r — r --- ^— -^£uj^^s-^^--« . - __ ^ _ .- r^ _~--^ .-^1 - __
•-" be held at Northeast Park= on August 6. ^ Bottletops will b'e used as
money on that day for all activities.
Any boat owner can enter the Around-L.I. -Marathon this year
--a fact which is expected to make the sixth annual competition
even more popular Wednesday; July 15. Some contestants are. com-ing
to the Freeport -based event from as far away as Florida and
Texas. A plaque^in Village Hall lists for each year the first Freeport
entry to finish.
MUNICIPAL BUILDING TO BE CLOSED JULY 3
The Municipal Building will be closed on Friday, July 3, when
Village employees will have a holiday.
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE^OF FREEPORT
ROBERT J. SWEENEY. MAYOR
HENRY M. ALTHNOARTEN
FRANK W. SOMERS
QEOROB H. FAIRBBRO
FRANCIS J. MUSBO
JOHN J. MAC DONALD
LEONARD D. B. SMITH
JOHN O. TB8SIER
•TELEPHONE FR 8-4OOO
"The Boating and Fishing Capital of the East"
NEW INCINERATOR, replacing old one which had served since 1927,
rises on same site. Ramp for garbage trucks can be seen in left
foreground. When completedj modern plant will have capacity to
burn six tons per hour in good weather, compared to the old one's
two and one-half tons. • .
ILLEGAL ROOMING-HOUSES FACE CRACKDOWN •..:
Both the Building Department and Police Court arse clamping
down on rooming-house operators who flagrantly violate the Village
After penalties had been imposed on two persons convicted of
running lodging houses without licenses, Police Justice Edwin J.
Freedman said that in these cases he found the defendants had know-ingly
and deliberately broken the law. William J. Noll, Building ;
Superintendent, pointed out that each day their violatio'n~continued,
the defendants were subject to an additional $100 fine.
THE PURCHASING AGENT
It's only natural that Purchasing Agent Raymond T. Keirnan feels
at home in the Municipal Building. He lived on ttie same site when
his father owned a home there, years before the present building
came along in 1928.
Mr. Keirnan completed his 10th year in the post April 7. He form-erly
was a Park Commissioner for about six years, during which he
and Branch Rickey installed turnstiles at the Stadium and brought in
new concessionaires, putting the Stadium in the black financially.
Mr. Keirnan headed the Commission in 1952-53. His background
with the Nestle Company and Grumman Aircraft developed his apti-tude
for progressive management.
"Our Village operates under three categories for accounting pur-poses,
" said the Purchasing Agent," namely Municipal, Electric and
Water. Purchases total more than two arid.'one-half "million "Hollars
"Municipal--with purchases of about one-quarter of a million doll-ars
a year--includes the office of the Mayor, Board of Trustees,
Police Justice, Village Counsel, Treasurer and Village Clerk, the
Printshop, Garage and Purchasing Agent, and the Police, Fire,
Building, Recreation, Meter, Highway, Sign, Park-Stadium, Sani-tation,
Sewer arid Incinerator Departments, supported by tax revenues.
"The purchases of the Electric Department amount to nearly two
million dollars a year, but it is self-sustained by revenues for elec-tric
service. The, Power Plant, Line Distribution and Tree-Trim-ming
units are in this group.
"Water revenues during the past year were more than adequate to
pay for its. $387, 713 purchases of new and larger water mains and
make it also self-sustaining.
"Each requisition we receive is typed on white or colored paper to
identify its origin: White for Municipal, blue for Electric and yellow
.for..Water Department,/1 .said Mr. Keir:nan._ __ „_ ^
"Purchasing requires more than one man. It involves department
heads, commissioners, sales engineers and salesmen. Many times
the Village Counsel comes into the picture for contracts and/or legal
"Competitive bids are necessary for purchase of materials costing
$1, 000 or more, and for public works $2,500 or over. The Mayor and
Trustees open these bids at a public meeting legally advertised in
advance, awarding the contract to the lowest responsible bidder.
Purchases less,£than $1, 000 are directed by me to the responsible
vendor supplying best quality,.service and price. I insist upon demon- .
stration and test of materials not previously bought or tried.
"Standardization is recognized "as a real key to economy. I believe
in volume buying when the item is used often and in large numbers.
When possible, however, we do business with Freeport firms. More
than 300 vendors sell to the Village government.
/"The Village maintains a s tor eroo.nl 'where articles and materials
frequently required are available. This enables us to buy in quan-tity
at great savings. A new system of recording stock on IBM cards,
updated each month, provides a handy account of what's in the store-room.
Some people have the mistaken idea that only Electric Depart-ment
items are kept in the storeroom. Actually it stocks supplies
for all departments."
Vendors' claims for payments are watched by Mr. Keirnan's
chief assistant to make sur(e the Village receives correct charges and
discounts where granted. She also handles the processing of all bid
proposals and legal notices published in the local paper.s. There is
one other assistant, who types all orders and receiving reports as
well as filing all papers of record. , . ., .
The.State Board of Audit and Control, which makes a careful
checkup every two years, has offered very little criticism of Free-port's
Purchasing Department at any time in the past 10 years.
1964 TENNIS PROGRAM AT NORTHEAST PAfRK
Registration will take place Wednesday, June 24--at 10 A.M. in
Northeast Park for day instruction, and in the Recreation office at
Village Hall for night classes. Fees: 17 years of age or under, no
charge; Adults, $3.50 per session.
The first session runs from June 25 to July 13'; while the second
one extends from July 14 to August 3.
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY --Morning Classes: First
(Age 13 to 15) 9 until 10:30 A. M. , Intermediate; Second (Age 10 to 12),
10:30 until 12 Noon, Beginners. -- Afternoon Classes; Third (Age 18
to 20), 1:30 to 3 P.M. .Advanced; Fourth (Age 16 to 18), 3 until 4
P. M. , Beginners.
TUESDAY AND THURSDAY -- Morning Classes; First, "House-wife's
Delight," 9 until 10:30 A.M. ; Second, 10:30 until 12 Noon,
Beginners, Afternoon Classes: Third, 1:30 until 3 P.M., Advanced;
Fourth, 3 until 4:30 P. M. , Beginners.
MON. -WED. -FRI. NIGHT SCHEDULE - : •
Monday Nights --One Adult Class for Beginners, 7:30 until 9 P.M.
( Limit size, 8 to a class). . .
Wednesday Nights --One Adult Class for Intermediates and Ad-vanced,
7:30 until 9 P. M. (Limit size, 8 to a class).
Friday Nights --Reserved for tournaments (with local clubs).
Tennis passes for half -hour sessions and season passes can be
purchased at Danziger's, Schultz Sporting Gobds:"arid the Village
Hall;' The half -hour passes' cost 50 cents per courti while season
passes are sold for $10 pei person.
AIR FORCE BAND CONCERT
The Stewart Air Force Base Band will present an open air concert
at Randall Park on August 13, at 8 P.M. Admission is free.
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