REMINDER TO REGISTER BIKES
Under the village's Bicycle Safety Program all bikes should be registered with the Police Depart-ment,
Chief Anthony Elar reminded Freeport residents. The registration not only attests to the
bike rider's knowledge of safety rules bat also helps the police in recovering lost or stolen
bikes, the Chief pointed out.
Bikes that were registered last year should
have a new license tag for the current year.
They can be obtained at the Police Headquarters
daily 8:30 a.m. to *»:30 P.M., for a fee of 25*.
Those applying for the first time will be given
instruction in bicycle safety before they are
Chief Elar noted that Freeport pioneered in
setting up a bike safety unit and registra-tion
system, to reduce the number of accidents
PARK IMPROVEMENT PUNS MOVE FORWARD
The Park Commission is preparing plans and
specifications for Phase II of the Park Im-provement
Program. This phase will include
a permanent in-the-ground pool and control
building at Stevens Street Park and another
such installation at Randall Park.
Necessary planning is being completed now so
that the pools will be ready for next sumer.
This is part of the park upgrading program
under the I^wt^jaijjprovaJ £30paOOp_bond issue.
SPECIAL MESSAGE TO THOSE WHO OWN CORNER PROPERTIES
Shrubs and hedges help beautify your preaises
but they can also be a cause of serious auto
accidents when they are so placed at a corner
location that motorists can't see into the
intersecting street. The Village Ordinance
requires: "It shall be the duty of the owner
or occupant of property located at street in-tersections
to keep all hedges, bushes, flow-ers
or other growing plants so trimmed as not
to obscure the vision of motorists approaching
the corner of any intersecting street." A
aaximua height of three feet is permissible.
CURBSIDE LEAF COLLECTIONS - Highway Superintendent Harry Chuisano reports that his crews will ;
begin curbside leaf-collections on October 27 on village streets, and will continue this annual
service for a period of eight weeks. Leaves should be neatly raked into the street alongside the
curb for the special vacuum trucks, but Superintendent Chuisano urged all residents to cooperate
by spacing out their leaf disposal rather than build it up for a one-day task.
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.
FALL RECREATION HIGHLIGHTS
IN THE PARKS ...
The Village Recreation Department, under Superintendent Stanley
Brekne, has a comprehensive Fall Program for all age groups,
with a heavy emphasis oh providing constructive and pleasant
leisure tiae activities for the youth of our community.
Park Coaaission Chairman Al T. Cirino urged all residents to
look into nuaerous prograas being offered this year, many of
which are new or expanded, representing a three-fold increase
over last year in recreation services. Special flyers are being
distributed in the schools and at the Community Center, to keep
you informed, and for further information please feel free to
contact the Recreation office at Village Hall.
Here are some of the highlights of the Fall Program* which
runs through Deceaber 20th:
BASKETBALL LEAGUES - Teams being established in four age groups
froa ^th through 12th grades. All boys interested in league ,
play should sign up with the Recreation Leaders at the Giblyn,
Columbus and Bayview gyas on Saturdays,.before Deceaber 6th.
Each team will be directed by a basketball coach. League games
will be played evenings from 7:00 to 10:00 pa at the Dodd Jr.
High School. . -
BASKETBALL FREE PLAY.- For all ages. Saturdays
from 10:00'aa,to 2:00 pa, November 15, 22,
December 6, 13, 20, break for holidays and
continue January 10. In the Giblyn, Columbus
and Bayview school gyms.
MIDGET FOOTBALL LEAGUE - Co-sponsored by the
Freeport Kiwanis Club. All games start at 9:00
aa each Saturday aorning at Randall Park, to
Npveaber 8th, with the All Star Game on that
date. Cone out and see these future Super Bowl
£haaps_in actionj_ ;;
CALL TN 8-0360 FOR RECREATION INFORMATION
COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES - Including lounge
Monday through Saturday nights, 7:00 to 10:00,
(TV, Ping Pong, Pool), Judo, Travel Club,
Creative Dance, Music, Draaa, Oil Painting,
Ice Hockey Club, Mod Crafts, other arts and
ATKINSON SCHOOL PROGRAMS - Including Guitar,
Good Grooming, Gymnastics, Puppetry. FREEPORT
HIGH SCHOOL - Judo and Free Style Wrestling.
OPEN ICE SKATING - supervised by Recreation
personnel, at Northwest, Northeast and Ran-dall
Parks, when weather permits. .
Tmtecc George H. Frfrbog, Thomas I. Lovcfidge, Lloyd E. Ow, WBBam H. WWfe - , -•
VOage Oofc: Mm I. MaeDooaU - Ticasmcr: Lemard D.R Smith - Coooad: Oakley Gentry, Jr.
VILLAGE CLEAN-tiP PROGRAMS CONTINUE
Freeport work crews last month were busily engaged in a special clean-ap drive around the urban
renewal area at the east end of the village, as the result of a directive from Mayor Robert J.
Sweeney to give it top priority. "We are not going to allow that neighborhood to decline just
because it is slated for urban renewal,* the Mayor said, "and wherever the village can go in and
do a job our crews will be working." He commended Highway Superintendent Harry Cfauisano for the
work done so far, "despite the pressures of a very tight street repair program all over the village
and eany weeks of rainy weather." Employing bulldozers, graders and Men with hand tools, the
Highway Department was remving old tires and junk illegally dumped on village property off Sun-rise
Highway, leveling off Mounds of earth and chopping down weeds. Mayor Sweeney said the Park
Department was also being called upon in the special clean-up, with particular attention to
Liberty Park and surrounding area. The Electric Line Department men and trucks also pitched in to
remove dead and broken tree limbs.
MORE ACTION OH CLEAN-UP
LOT CLEARANCES - When the owner of a vacant lot
fails to keep it free of high weeds and debris,
he may be directed to have it cleaned up within
15 days, and if he fails to do so the Village
Board will hire a private contractor to do the
work and have the cost assessed against the
property owner. To cut down on the procedural
time involved, the Village Board last month
moved to amend the local ordinance to give the
Village Clerk direct authority to proceed with
contracting for the work without bringing each
clearance job to the Village Board for prior
STREET CLEANING - Noting that a Sl.09 or $2.00
fine has not been sufficient deterent to keep
cars off main thorofares during the hours set
aside for cleaning of streets, the Village
Board directed Village Counsel to prepare an
amendment increasing parking fines to 15.00.
ENFORCEMENT OF ANTI-UTTER LAWS
With the new Village Board directive empowering the Meter Maids of the Police Department to issue
summonses to violators of village anti-litter laws, Chief Anthony Elar declared that he is stepping
up enforcement of these ordinances. Initially, he said, warning notices will be given for such
offenses as failure to sweep sidewalks or putting on-contained trash outdoors on sidewalks or in
parking field areas. He called attention to the appropriate local statutes, whereby infractions can
result in a fine of up to $250.00:
FREEPORT CODE SEC. 10-6 - THROWING OR DEPOSITING LITTER - (l) No person shall throw or deposit
litter in or upon any street, sidewalk or other public place within the village except in public
receptacles or authorized private receptacles for collection. (2) Persons placing litter in public
receptacles or any authorized private receptacles shall do so in such a manner as to prevent it
from being carried or deposited by the elements upon any street or sidewalk or any other public
place or private property. (3) No person shall sweep into or deposit into any gutter, street or
other public place within the village, any accumulation of litter from any building or lot or from
any public or private sidewalk or driveway except where such litter shall be kept in authorized
FREEPORT CODE SEC. 10r8 - SIDEWALKS TO BE KEPT CLEAR - The owner Yr occupant of any premises shall
keep the contiguous sidewalks free from dirt, filth, weeds and other obstructions or encumbrances
and shall cause such sidewalks to be cleared of snow and ice within twenty-four (2<0 hours after
such snowfall shall have ceased, or ice has formed.
PROPERTY OWNER'S RESPONSIBILITY - When the area between the sidewali and curb is permitted to be-come
overgrown with weeds, the unsightly mess detracts from the appearance of the entire neighbor-hood,
in residential and business areas. It takes comparatively little effort for a home owner or
businessman to make a large gain in eliminating this type of community detraction.
DO TpyTpAR? ?OR AN~AnRACflVi COMMJiinY
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