CONCERT BY AIR FORCE BAND
Good music will be enjoyed again when the 26th Air Division Band
from Stewart Air Force Base, Newburgh, N. Y. , returns for an open-air
concert in Randall Memorial Park on Thursday evening, August
13, at 8 o'clock. The program is free of charge.
This year's performance will mark the second year in succession
that the band has appeared here. Last summer a large crowd applauded
enthusiastically. The program will include concert and classical
numbers, march music and popular selections. The Stewart Air Force
Band consists of 35 outstanding musicians led by Chief Warrant Officer
Vernon E. Proctor, an experienced composer, arranger and educator.
As the seating facilities are limited, persons who attend may find
it advisable to bring their own chairs.
GARBAGE COLLECTIONS FOR LABOR JAY WEEK
Because of the Labor Day holiday, there will be no curb pickup
of trash Wednesday, Sept. 9. The next trash pickup following that
date will be Wednesday, Sept. 16.
The regular Monday garbage collection will take place on Tues-day
and the regular Tuesday collection on Wednesday for Labor Day
week only. Thursday and Friday pickups will be normal.
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litres for .a .good launching site. Despite the fact that the area had
been used as. a .village dump, it was believed this fact would- serve .
as an example of what could be done in similar comrnunitie's.
A lease was drawn up in December, 1961. The 4 1/2 acre parcel
of land; including about 700 feet of water frontage on Stadium Park
Canal in Middle Bay, was leased to the Department without cost for
25 years. The Village agreed to assume the operation and mainten-ance
responsibilities once the area was developed by the State.
The first phase in development of the site has been completed
and includes a~ graveled parking. ar-ea-f or- 8.5_car_s,-.and trailers, two
40-foot -wide reinforced concrete ramps to accommodate the simul-taneous
launching or retrieving of four boats, and 700 feet of bulk-heading,
which not only serves to protect the waterfront and ramps,
but also provides temporary docking space. Appropriate lawn areas
have been established and landscaped. Metal ladders were secured
along the bulkheading for boarding and disembarking at. low tide,
and a stone walk skirts the entire docking area. The Village of
Freeport has generously donated appropriate lighting facilities.
Appropriate rules and regulations for controlling use of the stfe
are conspicuously posted and enforced by the Village of Freeport.
At present the area can be used by the transient boater without
difficulty because the basic facility for launching and parking has
been accomplished. However, restroom facilities will be added this
year and blacktopping of the parking area done as State funds permit.
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
ROBERT J. SWEENEY. MAYO*
HENRY M. ALTENOARTEN
FRANK W. 8OMER8
OEOROB H. PAIRBBRO
FRANCIS J. MU8SO
JOHN J. MAC DONALD
LEONARD D. B. SMITH
JOHN O. TBS8IER
•TELEPHONE FR 8-4OOO
"The Boating and Fiching Capital of the East"
"KNOW YOUR VILLAGE" PROGRAM ANNOUNCED
By official action at its meeting Jiily 20 the Freeport Village
Board launched a new educational program which will be called "Know
"There is a two-fold reason for the program, " said'Truste.e
Frank W. Somers, creator of the idea. "One is the boom in Free-port's
population^ We are growing at the rate of 2, 000 a year. Since
the I960 census we have grown from about 32, 000 to 40, 000 approx-imate
population. At the same time.our Village government is grow-ing
more and more complex. It follows that most newcomers-, and1,
many of the older residents, are not fully informed about the scope
and nature of their Village's, government.
"The Village Board is launching this program to make it .poss.-
ible for m.en, women and children to go-behind the scenes and actu-ally
see their Village at work. It will bring them first-hand, intimate
details of the working of the various commissions, boards and depart-ments.
The program will supply a growing stream of pertinent in-formation,
to the end that citizens will begetter informed, more
interested in their government and better equipped to participate in
Village affairs." . ? . . - ' .
The program will have three major divisions: (1) A speakers
bureau, (2) Guided tours and (3) Printed information.
I. Speakers Bureau. Top officials throughout the government ;
will be available to all community groups, including civic associ- I
ations, service clubs, fraternal organizations, church groups. Scout j
and other youth group meetings--even school classrooms. Village )
officials, responding with great enthusiasm, have submitted many
interesting subjects from which a choice may be made. To obtain
any of the speakers, groups are requested to contact the Village
Clerk, preferably in writing, at the Village Hall. State the subject
desired, time and date when wanted, name and nature of organiza-tion.
Advance notice is of course necessary. Speaking engagements
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can be arranged only if a speaker is available on the date desired.
For this reason, please suggest an alternate subject.
II. Guided Tours. Details of these will be announced in the next
issue of "Village News." The program, on request, will offer guided
tours of interesting activities and installations such as Village Hall,
the Police Department, Sanitation Department, Sewage Disposal Plant,
Municipal Garage, Power Plant, Village parks, public housing and
other subjects. Groups such as Scouts, classroom units, adult
organizations and others may arrange for tours in advance.
III. Printed Information. This portion of the program will pro-vide
news stories, printed pages for distribution during tours and by
speakers, and other material to be taken home for study by the fam-ily
."This program of information and education is a fine idea--I'm all
for it," stated Mayor Sweeney. "We'll start with the three divisions
of the program outlined here, expanding as we go along. The Speakers
Bureau will be the answer to every program chairman's prayer. The
Guided Tours will be a boon to adult clubs, youth organizations,
teachers and students. The literature feature will provide a flow of
factual information of a type never before made available. Sugges-tions
from citizens for expanding or improving the plan will be
welcomed. All Freeporters are invitied to take advantage of this
opportunity to "Know Your Village. "
PRELIMINARY LIST OF TOPICS (For Bookings, Call or
Write the Village Clerk, FR' 8-4000)
"Zoning and Building Enforcement"
"Freeport Parking Problems"
"How the Police Dept. Operates"
"Treasurer's and Accounting Office Modernization"
"Fire Prevention,.", "Safety Demonstration,"
. "First Aid and Rescue, " "Firemen's Training"
"The Master Plan and Zoning Revisions"
"Traffic Safety" .. fc... .
"Public Housing in Freeport"
"Operation of the Zoning Board" • - .
"Parks and Recreation"
"Sanitation Department Improvements"
"How the Sewer Dept. Operates"
"The New Nordberg Engine," "Water Main
Modernization," or "Higher-Voltage
"How Your'Highway Department Operates"
PLEASE DON'T SWEEP TRASH INTO STREET
It is unlawful to sweep trash or any foreign matter into the
street. Village ordinances ban such a practice because (1) It's
untidy and (2) Surface drainage basins become clogged, causing
floods or, at least, unsightly puddles.
FREEPORT BOAT-LAUNCHING SITE
(Reprinted in part from the Conservationist, a magazine
published by the State Conservation Department)
Authors: Maurice S. Otis, Supervisor, Stream
Improvement, and Richard England. Sr. Engineering
Long Island and the nearby metropolitan area, with its rapidly
expanding population, are naturally attracted to the recr-eation oppor-tunities
offered by nearby waters. Residents have been taking to the
coastal waterways for fun and fishing like ducks to water. Indeed,
more than 40 per cent of the registered boaters in New York State
reside in and around New York City.
The Conservation Department, in 1959, became responsible not
only for the registration, safety and education of our boaters, but
also for providing public access to strategic fishing and boating
waters in New York State. The job is now well started by a public
launching site dedicated by Conservation Commissioner Harold G.
Wilm on May 9.
The main problems of providing public access on Long Island
are the land acquisition and development costs. Prices of waterfront
properties, particularly on Long Island, have increased from modest
1 evels 30 years ago to rates that are comparable to those of choice
housing or industrial sites.
In order to start the public boating opportunities, a pilot model
launching site was needed. Such a site would need parking space for
large numbers of cars and trailers, ramps suitable for launching
regardless of tides and wave action, temporary docking facilities
for loading and unloading gear and easy access from a connecting
public highway system that permitted hauling of boat trailers. And it
should offer access to prime fishing and recreation waters.
The Village of Freeport authorities were the first to come forward
with an area suitable in size which also offered all the other potential-
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ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS-- Perry A. Fischer, member.
PARK COMMISSION-- Milton M. Home, member.
PLANNING BOARD-- Dr. Carmine J. Cacciatore, member.
SUPT. OF ELECTRIC UTILITIES-- L. Long.
URBAN RENEWAL DIRECTOR-- Stanley J. Roth.
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