Blood Drive Results
A total of 351 dbnors contributed in the village's blood
drive for U.S. servicemen, it was reported by committee
co-chairmen G. Aver i l l Crane and John Abbate. This in-cluded
those who made their donations at the fire head-quarters
on April 28th and 29th, plus a large number at
the Inter-County Blood Bank in Rockville Centre.
Although the total fell short of the goal set by the
committee it compared very favorably with other drives
in the county and-eIsewhere in the metropolitan area.
Village Laws Recodified
In the regular process of government new ordinances are
passed and others are amended, so the original printed
code must be periodically updated. To provide a com-plete
reference work of all vill-age ordinances and de-lete
antique statutes no longer applicable, the Board
of Trustees arranged for recodification of the village
laws. Copies may be purchased from the Village Clerk.
Sergeant Daniel Cronin is retiring from the Police Depar-tment
after 26 years of service. He was commended by
Chief Edward S. Dixon for his "fine, conscientious ser-vice"
and by the Village Board for his many years of
dedication to duty. Three new patrolmen have been added
to the force to bring it up to full strength, plus two
meter maids who will relieve officers for active duty.
Exceptional Wednesday Coming Up
The regular "Wednesday curbside trash pick-up will "be"
omitted on Wednesday, July 6th, because of the Indepen-dence
Day holiday that week. Sanitation Superintendent
John Marra asks the cooperation of all residents in
placing trash at the curb only after 6;00 p.m. on Tues-day
evenings for the Wednesday pick-ups. Help keep our
village neat and clean.
Garbage collections for the holiday week will be on
Tuesday and Thursday for Merrick Road and north, Wed-nesday
and Friday for south of Merrick Road.
Village New? .
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
46 NORTH OCEAN AVENUE TELEPHONE FReeport 8-4000 ROBERT J. SWEENEY. MAYOR
Establish Sanitation Charges
A change in the sanitation ordinance, adopted after a
public hearing last month, establishes a schedule of
collection charges for business establishments and
others producing a greater volume than the average res-idence
over the year.
The charges are necessary, Mayor Sweeney reported, to
keep up with the increasingly higher volume of commer-cial
refuse pick-ups. A raise in taxes of seven or
eight cents per hundred dollars of assessed value would
have been the only other recourse, he said, unless the
village discontinued commercial pick-ups and allowed
each firm to make its own arrangements with private
carters at a higher/cost than the municipal service.
In the past two years the volume from residential col-lections
has risen only about 10% while the commercial
volume has doubled. It has been necessary to add more
men, trucks and containers to the Sanitation Department
and another shift at the municipal incinerator.
The charges will include an allowance equal to that now
given to residents in their collections, based on an
average of 208'cans per year for each stop. They will
begin at $52 per year for pick-up of a two-cubic-yard
container, less an allowance of $9, and they will be
scaled upwards to $147 per year for a six-yard unit.
Anticipated revenue from the new sanitation charges is
$55,000, in a total budget of over $400,000 for collec-tion
and incinerator services.
"We have been glad to provide this free service up to
now," Mayor Sweeney said, "but in view of the much high-er
volume from the larger users it would be very unfair
to all our residents and taxpayers if we were to insti-tute
a general tax increase to cover the deficit."
Trustees: Henry M. Altengarten, Frank W. Somers, George H.Fairberg, Francis J. Musso
Village Clerl: John J. MacDonald — Treasurer: Leonard D. B. Smith — Counsel: Oaltley Gentry. Jr.
Your Ideas Are welcome
Planning Now For Next Year's
Diamond Jubilee Celebration
Freeport's Diamond Jubilee Committee is building the
framework for a truly community-wide celebration in
1967, to mark the 75th anniversary of the incorpora-tion
of our village in 1892, Co-chairmen Robert J.
Raynor and Clinton E. Metz reported.
"We feel that announcement of incomplete plans at this
early stage would only cause confusion," the chairmen
pointed out. "Selection of certain Jubilee events in
preference to others will depend largely upon three
(1) Practicality (2) The number of events proposed
any one season, and (3) Availability of buildings,
parks and other facilities.
"Please send in any ideas, no matter how fantastic
they may seem at first. It will be up to the committee
to combine the best features of many different sugges-tions
into a workable program.
"Each of our 57 members has been assigned to work on a
subcommittee which reports its findings to the Execu-tive
"This executive group studies subcommittee reports and
makes recommendations, but action on all ideas sub-mitted
for our Diamond Jubileee must be taken at meet-ings
held by the general committee.
"Considerable groundwork and research have already been
accompl ished -by- subcommittees -under the chairmansh-ip' of
these Executive Committee members:
"Arthur Wiener of the secretariat, Nathan Zablow of the
constitution and bylaws, Edward Martin of finance,
Thomas DeVincenzo of communications, Mrs. Louis Simon
of liaison, Joseph Gerhauser of exhibition, Wilfred
Morin of cultural, John Abbate of parade, Edward Smits
of documentation, John Wark of commemorative, Mrs.
George Hartmann of youth, and Norman Leek as consultant.
"Our members have demonstrated an earnest desire to
*make next year's Jubilee a happy combination of looking
back at our community's heritage, analyzing Freeport's
present advantages, and enjoying the inspiration of a
glimpse into the future.
"We hope many, many Freeporters will want to participate
in this great celebration."
Village Government Birthplace: If Excelsior
Hook & Ladder's early home on Church Street
--just south of present firehouse on Church
near Merrick Road— had a memory it could
tell how Freepprt founded its village govern-ment.
.Here 's. where, -res idents, v.oted.for incor-poration
in 1892, and the Board of Trustees
Know Your Village
The Freeport Water Department pumps more than one and
one-half bill ion gallons per year. Not only keeping
up with rapidly growing demand it has anticipated
increased needs so that restrictions on the use of
water have not been necessary, even in dry spells.
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