How pa we Look To YOU?
The Village' Beaut if ication Committee is interested
in finding out how well or badly Freeport appears
in your eyes, from the standpoint of cleanliness
and beauty. You have a stake in an attractive com-munity
— for health, aesthetics, property value
and more pleasant suburban living. Write your opin-ions
and suggestions for improvement, to Mrs. John
Tessier, Chairman, Beaiitification Committee.
An Exceptional Wednesday In December
Friday, December 24 is a holiday for all village
employees. That means there will be no curbside
trash pickup on the previous Wednesday^the ZZnd
~o?the month. As you know,the regular Wednesday
pickup is omitted in any week that contains a holi-day.
Sanitation Superintendent John Marra requests
your cooperation in keeping our streets free of
unsightly rubbish during the holiday season. Remem-ber
the "Exceptional Wednesdays", any week there is
a holiday — and help keep our village clean.
Garbage Collection Schedule
During the holiday week - December 20 to 25 -
garbage collections will be made? Monday and Wed-nesday
for Merrick Road and north, Tuesday and
Thursday for south of Merrick Road.
Deadline For Traffic Scofflaws
A moratorium until December 31 is being granted to
parking ticket scofflaws by Judge Edwin J. Freedman
of the Freeport Police Court. Accumulated unpaid
fines will be accepted up to that date without
additional penalties. After January 1 arrest war-rants
will be issued for all parking offenders who
have three or more unanswered summons, and addit-ional
fines will be imposed, depending on the
violation and the number of unanswered tickets.
Judge Freedman said, "Anyone who feels he has been
improperly ticketed may appear in court on Monday
night and give his explanation, or he may plead
not guilty and have a trial, but he may not disre-gard
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
46 NORTH OCEAN AVENUE TELEPHONE FReeport 8-4000 ROBERT J. SWEENEY. MAYOR
One Of The Bright Spots
Superintendent of Electric Utilities Ludovic Long
(in hat and business suit) gives instructions to
assistant power plant operator James Ferrara, as
the Freeport municipal plant restores power to
village homes during the massive power failure on
November 9th, while most other communities were
still in darkness.
TRUSTEES: HENRY M. ALTENGARTEN. FRANK W. SOMERS. GEORGE H. FAIRBERG. FRANCIS J. MUSSO
VILLAGE CLERK: JOHN J. MacDONALD — TREASURER: LEONARD D. B. SMITH — COUNSEL: JOHN O. TESSIER
Know Your Village
We Fared We 1 1 in Blackout
Assessing the effects on the village of the gigan-tic
power failure of November 9, Mayor Sweeney
found that Freeport was in better shape than most
other communities to meet the emergency. "All
village personnel involved were working as a
smoothly functioning team," he said, "and residents
calm and helpful
to each other in the unplea-
Our plant was temporarily knocked out of service
because it does not produce all of the electricity
we need and is therefore interconnected with the-public
utility. Normally we produce about 60% of
the more than 21,000 kilowatts used at peak periods,
Within the past two years electrical production has
tripled, due to installation of new generating
equipment and other improvements.
Many hours before power was restored generally to
Long Island, Freeporters had electricity. A freak-ish
failure of the circuit breakers to re-close
automatically, one of the many technical puzzles in
the overall blackout, prevented our plant from get-ting
back into service even sooner. As generators
were re-started the municipal plant fed first one
section of town then another, so that chilled homes
would be given some warmth as early as possible.
All fire companies were manned and on the alert.
The large floodlight truck stood by to provide
emergency generating power wherever it might be
needed. There was no breakdown of the fire alarm
system because it has the safeguard of emergency
battery power. Auxiliary pumps to assure adequate
water pressure were manned, as a precaution, by
Superintendent Crevoiserat's men, but they were not
needed. The approximately 100 men of our civil
defense unit were on stand-by, and their communica-tions
people set up a patrol of mobile radios.
Except for two false alarms and a broken store win-dow
there were no incidents in the relatively brief
period it took our electric department to get our
al1-important power source functioning once again.
Moving Forward Electrically
At a public meeting on November 15, Mayor Sweeney
announced, with the unanimous agreement of the
Board of Trustees, that the v i l l a g e now intends to
move for 100% independent electrical production.
Recent engineering studies, he said, indicate the
village may be able to economically build a new9
larger generating station able to handle the en-tire
peak load requirements. The report has been
given to the village's Board of Water and Light
Commissioners, for its study and recommendationsa
"We know a new plant producing 100% of our elec-tricity
will result in lower rates for all Freeport
consumers," the mayor said. "Our own completely
independent plant would be a source of pride and a
great asset of the incorporated village, in which
all Freeporters are stockholders."
It is hoped that a new plant would be able to gener-ate
about 45,000 kilowatts, as compared with present
capacity of about 13,000. Financing would be by means
of long term bond issue (perhaps 30 or 40 years), to
be paid out of funds derived from electricity sales,,
See Your Power Plant In action
To give you an opportunity to examine one of your
fine municipal assets there will be an open house
at the Freeport power plant on Sunrise Highway, on
the first Saturday of every month, from 1:00 to
3»00 p.m. You are cordially invited to attend.
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