VILLAGE NEWS BRIEFS
On the recommendation of Water Superintendent William Crevoiserat and the
Board of Water and Light Commissioners, the Village Board has applied to
the state Water Resources Commission for authorization to dig another well
for Freeport's municipal water supply, No. 9 in the village, so that our water
department may stay ahead of residential and commercial requirements for
Mayor Sweeney has asked Mayor John Lindsay of New York City to expedite
consideration of Freeport's request to use the Hanse Park site for construction
of a permanent village recreation and civic center. The watershed property
is owned by New York, but the village has certain surface rights at the present
AMICABLE AGREEMENT: Mayor Robert J. Sweeney signs contract with
representatives of Freeport's municipal employees, on salary scales, insurance
and retirement benefits, and other features. Seated with the Mayor is Henry
Skellington, President of the Civil Service Employees Association for Free-port;
standing, left to right, are William Williams, Freeport Vice-president
of the association; Irving Flaumenbaum, Nassau County President and New
York State Vice-president of the C.S.E.A. (also, a Freeport resident and tax-payer);
and Edward Conway, a member of the village's Labor-Management
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VILLAGE ELECTION-TUESDAY, MARCH 18-ALL POLLING PLACES
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
46 NORTH OCEAN AVENUE TELEPHONE FReeport 8-4000 ROBERT J. SWEENEY, MAYOR
Public Meetings On The 1st and 3rd Mondays Of The Month, At 9:00 P.M.
URBAN RENEWAL DIRECTOR APPOINTED
The Village Board, acting as the Board of Commissioners of the Freeport
Urban Renewal Agency, has appointed John Salvadore as Freeport Urban
Renewal Director. Mr. Salvadore replaces Stanley J. Roth, who resigned
to accept a position in a federally-funded program for the Town of Islip.
Mr. Salvadore, a resident of Merrick, has most recently served as Assistant
Urban Renewal Director for the Town of North Hempstead. He was formerly
employed in the same capacity for the city of Mechanicville, New York.
As soon as Mr. Roth had notified the Village Board of his intention to resign,
the Board publicized the opening for an Urban Renewal Director, and many
applications were received. After reviewing the qualifications of all applicants
the Board appointed Mr. Salvadore.
His annual salary will be $14,000, which will be paid entirely out of federal
funds until the village actually begins work on the urban renewal project.
At that time the village will be responsible for one-eighth of the amount, as
with all other renewal costs.
Until the present time, the Freeport Urban Renewal Program has been in
planning stages in accordance with the guidelines established by the federal
and state agencies involved. All federal and state requirements must be met,
in proper order, before renewal work can begin in the project area,
All studies and planning required by the federal government have been pro-ceeding,
under the direction of Candeub, Fleissig and Associates, one of the
most highly rated professional planning firms in the nation. In the early stages
of urban renewal planning, long before it was legally required, the Village
Board also established the Citizens' Committee for Community Planning, to
keep all interested organizations advised of progress. Representatives to the
committee are all named by the village's civic, service and other organiza-
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Trustees: Henry M. Altengarten, Frank W. Somers, George H. Fairberg, Thomas J. Lovdidge
Village Clerk: John J. MacDonald - Treasurer: Leonard D.B. Smith - Counsel: Oakley Gentry, Jr.
URBAN RENEWAL (Continued from page 1)
tions, and any community group that wishes to participate may do so. The
Citizens' Committee meets frequently with the Urban Renewal Director and
staff members of Candeub, Fleissig and Associates.
As soon as Mr. Salvadore was notified of his appointment as Urban Renewal
Director, he met with the Village Board and members of the planning firm.
The planners discussed their public information program, designed to bring
to all village residents the facts about the proposed Freeport project.
The planners reported they were in process of preparing a brochure to be
mailed to all Freeport residents. The Village Board directed them to include
in the brochure complete factual information, such as: (a) The mechanics of an
urban renewal project, including such steps as the acquisition of property in
the area and how it is accomplished, demolition work and what structures are
retained, renewal of the area through new construction.
(b) Complete description of the project area in Freeport, with street bound-aries,
present residential units and other buildings, number of residents
(c) Financing of the program, including the anticipated cost of the village's
one-eighth share (funded by long-term bond issue), effect on the village tax
rate, projected amount of additional revenue to come to the village as a result
of increased assessed value of the property as the area is improved.
(d) Explanation of necessary steps required by the state and federal agencies,
including each date of accomplishment or estimated time to be completed.
(e) Relocation plan to provide suitable housing for present residents of the
project area, and how this is to be accomplished in stages of construction so
that no resident is without proper accommodations at any stage.
(f) The end result, including physical appearance of the renewed area, types
of residential housing and other facilities, and the proposed location of each
Mayor Sweeney said of the urban renewal planning: "Some municipalities
have made the mistake of embarking on a renewal project with slipshod relo-cation
plans and inadequate public involvement, causing severe hardship to
residents and bitter community strife. We don't intend to make that mistake
in Freeport. It is easy to say, let's hurry up and get rid of a sub-standard
neighborhood. But in the process we must always keep uppermost in mind
that we are not dealing merely with bricks and wood, but with the lives and
future happiness of many Freeport families."
THE COMMUNITY CALENDAR
DATE PLACE TIME
March 1 Registration Day for Village Elections, Noon to
at Village Hall 9:00 p.m.
March 3 Public Meeting of the Village Board,
at Village Hall 9:00 p.m.
March 6 Atlantic South Civic Association, at
South Shore Yacht Club 8:45 p.m.
Parents Advisory Committee—Pre-kindergarten,
Columbus Avenue School 1:00 p.m.
March 7 Freeport Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee,
Freeport Memorial Library Noon
March 9 Music Program, Dodd Junior High School 3:00 p.m.
March 10 Economic Opportunity Committee Council
meeting, 82 South Grove St. 8:15 p.m.
Neighborhood Civic League, at Greek
Orthodox Church 8:15 p.m.
March 12 Citizens' Committee on Community Planning,
at Village Hall 8:00 p.m.
March 17 Public Meeting of the Village Board,
at Village Hall 9:00 p.m.
Northwest Civic Association meeting,
at Atkinson School library 8:00 p.m.
March 18 Atkinson School PTA, Founders Day
meeting, in school auditorium 8:30 p.m.
MARCH 18 VILLAGE ELECTION DAY-ALL POLLING 7:00 a.m.
PLACES IN THE VILLAGE to 9:00 p.m.
March 25 Freeport Auxiliary of South Nassau Community
Hospital, at Episcopal Church, South Long
Beach Ave. and Pine St. (meets 4th Tuesday
of each month) 12:30 p.m.
March 26 Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, at
Village Hall 7:30 p.m.
March 31 Dodd Jr. High School PTA, demonstrations and
exhibits by the students of extracurricular
activities 7:45 p.m.
IF YOU HAVE A LISTING YOU WISH INCLUDED IN THE COMMUNITY CALENDAR
PLEASE FORWARD IT TO COMMUNITY CONSULTANT ERNEST FORTH AT THE
FREEPORT VILLAGE HALL, 46 NORTH OCEAN AVE., BEFORE THE 15th OF THE
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