BICYCLE 'ROAD TEST' MAY 15
Spring road tests, registration and safety inspection will be held
Saturday, May 15, from 8:30 to 11:30 A. M. , according to Rene
Basile, chairman of the Freeport Bicycle Safety Committee. The
South of railroad -- Archer Street School. (Rain date June 5).
North of railroad -- Atkinson School. (Rain date June 12).
Bicycle riders under 16 must carry a Rider's Certificate. To ob-tain
this certificate, bicycle owners under 16 must pass a written
test on "Rules of the Road" given by the schools. This is a prere-quisite
for taking a road test given by the Police Department.
All bicycle owners must register their bicycles. A license plate,
renewable yearly, costs 25 cents at Police Headquarters any Wed-nesday
from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. For further information, call
Police Court Clerk Ruth Medaglia at FR 8-0700.
BOARD ORGANIZATION MEETING (Continued from Page 1)
we are in a better position to discern the permanent realities of our
Village life -- and above all to recover that sense of unity as Free-porters
which underlies the discord and conflict of an election. It is
a fortunate fact that far more unites us than divides us.
"It is in this spirit that this administration will act during the
next four years, with a unity of purpose, to achieve for our Village
the most efficient and economical operation of the Village without
sacrificing any of the services necessary for our effective existence.'
Among important business transacted was naming of department
heads, commissioners and citizen committee members.
CEREMONIES FOR MEMORIAL DAY (Continued from Page 1)
Music at the exercises will be furnished by the High School
Band. All veteran organizations and the Interfaith Clergy Council
of Freeport will participate. In case of rain the Junior High School
auditorium on Pine Street will be used.
Assisting the new Grand Marshal are Dr. Raymond Strauss,
Deputy; William Helland, Vice-Chair man; Frank Hall, Chief of
Staff, and Gary Ilgner, Adjutant.
Please display your American flag at half-mast until 12 noon on
Memorial Day, then fly it at full mast until dusk.
METER DEPARTMENT (Continued from Page 2)
A native of Jersey City, N. J. , Mr. Kinsey married Majel Raynor
of Freeport and moved to our community in 1934. The couple have
two sons, a daughter and eight grandchildren.
NO TRASH PICKUP JUNE 2 (Continued from Page 3)
The next trash collection thereafter will take place Wednesday,
June 9. Articles should be placed at the curb after 6 P.M. the even-ing
A similar variation is planned for Independence Day.
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PARADE AND CEREMONIES TO MARK MEMORIAL DAY
Memorial Day will be observed in the tradititonal manner with a
parade and .ceremonies, but a few changes will go into effect under
the leadership of Frank Manz, new Grand Marshal-Chair man. Mr.
Manz succeeds Samuel D. Gerber, who resigned after having served
as Grand Marshal for 32 years and was made Honorary Chairman.
This year, for the first time, Gold Star Mothers will ride to the
patriotic exercises on Village Green in autos specially provided for
them in the parade, which will start promptly at 10 A. M. from the
John W. Dodd Junior High School grounds. Because May 30 falls on a
Sunday, the parade will be Monday, May 31, over this route:
. E a s t on Little Pine Street to South Main Street, south on Main to
Merrick Road, west on Merrick Road to Long Beach Avenue, north
on Long Beach Avenue to Brooklyn Avenue, east on Brooklyn Avenue
to Ocean Avenue and north on Ocean Avenue to the Village Green.
Mayor Robert J. Sweeney will give the principal address. The
Rev. Joakim Valasiadis of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church is
scheduled to deliver the Invocation and the Rev. H. Edgar Thoren of
the First Baptist Church the Benediction.
(Continued on Page 4)
VILLAGE BOARD HAS ORGANIZATION MEETING
Mayor Robert J. Sweeney, Trustee Henry M. Altengarten, Trus-tee
Frank W. Somers and Police Justice Edwin J. Freedman -- given
a vote of confidence in the March elections -- started their second
tern-is at the annual organization meeting April 5.
After the Invocation was delivered by the Rev. A. Edward Couch
of the First Presbyterian Church, County Judge Paul Kelly of Free-port
administered the oath of office.
The Mayor spoke as follows, in part:
"Now that the dust of the recent campaign has begun to settle,
(Continued on Page 4)
THE METER DEPARTMENT
Robert N. Kinsey Sr. is so closely associated with the Village
meters that some Freeporters may doubt that they ever existed with-out
him. Actually the Meter Department was established in 1949 under
the direction of Comptroller (and later Village Clerk) Milford Van
Riper -- two years before Mr. Kinsey, now Superintendent, became
Foreman. Roy Lewis was the first Foreman.
Parking meters were orignally put into use in 1949. Water meters
were inststalled and maintained before the automobile caused a boom
in parking meters. But soon it became evident that cars lining South
Main Street, Merrick Road, Grove Street, Church Street and West
Sunrise Highway had grown so numerous that penny and nickel meters
At first Mr. Kinsey handled only water meters, starting in 1951.
He was Foreman, with one assistant. His work'sooh expanded to in-clude
parking meters. In those days, -as now .--he-kept, in close..touch
with the Village Clerk's office.
There are 840 metered spaces on the streets -- served by 361
double and 118 single meters operated by pennies or nickels. Seven
parking fields contain a total of 384 spaces metered to take nickels,
dimes or quarters, while two fields -- those on Church Street and the
west side of Henry Street -- also accommodate drivers who deposit
With the aid of Louis Primavera who has served for the past two
years, Mr. Kinsey has a t-wo -fold responsibility: to collect from the
meters, and to repair them. Sometimes repairing can be done on the
spot, while at other times it is necessary to substitute another meter
for the broken one.
On most days the job begins as early as 6:30 A. M. Street meters
are serviced four times a week. Coins are in sealed containers in-side
the meters when collected. Parking fields get daily attention.
The work 7rows much more difficult on winter's snowy, windy days,
but despite extra hardships the members of the department have never
missed making a collection. They also paint all meter poles-once a
Many parking fields are free, except in the very heart of town.
In a field on the east side of Ocean Avenue, north of Our Holy Redee-mer
Church's property, 60 spaces formerly metered have been con-verted
to free use. This had been a commuters' car haven when the
old Long Island Railroad station stood just east of Grove Street.
Mr. Kinsey originally joined the Village family in the 1940's as a
Power Plant electrician's helper. Transferring to Republic Aviation,
he became a checker in the final assembly line, inspecting planes
before test pilots took the aircraft up on trial flights. His mechanical
experience there led him to enter the meter department upon his re-turn
to Village employment. Mr. Kinsey, an ex-Fire Cheif, has been
a Freeport Fireman for 31 years. (Continued on Page 4)
FIRE DEPARTMENT (Officers elected by members and appointed by
Village Board) -- Louis Medaglia, Chief; John Sutherland, First
Deputy Chief; Richard Mitthauer, Second Deputy Chief.
SEWER AND SANITATION COMMISSION -- John Daly (Member).
Gustav Berkel reappointed chairman.
POLICE MATRON -- Allene Warzer.
BEAUTIFICATION AND AREA IMPROVEMTNT COMMITTEE -- Paul
Boudreau, Joan Boudreau, Robert Burns. Charlotte Tessier re-appointed
(So many new members were appointed to the following two committ-ees,
we are publishing the entire lists for our readers' conven-ience:
MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR YOUTH -- Police Justice Edwin S.
Freedman, chairman; Robert McNutt, Seymour Gross, Rev. John
.. .Schnabel, Rev.' Edward W'. Levin, Police Detectives Robert Gordon
and Joseph Romeika, Walter Richardson, Capt. Robert Williams,
Jacob Stein, Mrs. Frank Jacoby, Mrs. Max Pirodsky, Mrs. Daniel
D. Schoen, Roy Kurahara, Dr. Virginia Lent, George Maynes,
Knowlton Boyce, Rev. Kenneth Nee, Jerome Haggerty, Paul Seg-edin,
Albert Falb, Rod Vandivert, Rev. Chester Hodgson, John
Radin, Acting Police Justice Charles Mehrmann, Mrs. Joakim
Valasiadis, William Ashley, Frank Torre, Joseph Vito, Tom De-
Vincenzo, Edward Vasil, Charles Koenig.
CITIZENS COMMITTEE ON COMMUNITY PLANNING -- John H. O'-
Neill, chairman; John Donovan, Dee Kratovil, Charlottee Tessier,
Gerald Magit, Rev. Harold F. Berry, Manuel Fernandez, Rev.
Ervin M. Mallette, Rene Basile, Elihu Hendon, Dahlia Starks,
Stanley Taylor, Daniel Mandel, David Freeman, Julius Hirschfeld,
Joyce Adler, Paul Callaghan, Edna Willets, William Blume Jr. ,
Emory Wright, Nancy Held, Constance Warshowsky, Clifford
Schorer, J.W. Southard, Peter Cattano Sr. , Edward Martin, Marg-aret
O'Regan, Albert Koedding, Roy Cacciatore, Dr. Salvatore
Ambrosino, Althea McCa.ll', Patstrola Region, Ruth Maynes, Edith
Sanders, Christopher Warrell, Asher Nickelsberg, Audrey Hend-rickson,
Donald Sherwood, Leal de Roza, Nicholas Lerangis,
Stanley Chambers, Emile Skraly.
NO TRASH PICKUP ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2
There will be no collection of trash Wednesday, June 2 -- Memor-ial
By skipping this pickup, Sanitation Department employees will
have time to make the usual number of garbage collections, but on a
slightly rearranged schedule because of the holiday to be celebrated
this year on Monday, May 31.
Garbage trucks will serve Merrick Road and areas north of it on
Tuesday, June 1. They will cover all streets south of Merrick Road
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