FOR A CLEAN FREEPORT. ..
1. Always de'posit litter in proper containers.
2. Never overload any container.
3. Keep sidewalks swept clean, and all of your
premises free of debris, discards or weeds.
4. Urge your friends and associates to always do
For information on
dates and times, please
call the Freeport
Recreation Department .
OPEN ICE SKATING -
Watch for the Red Ball
Flag, flown at the
parks when weather per-mits
Northeast & Randall Parks.
Adult Athletics. Judo
(men and women), basket-ball,
Atkinson, High School
for adults. If
Community Center, 22 East
.. Merrick.Road, has Senior
Citizens arts and crafts,
trips, speakers. Also
women's dance exercise
music, dance and play
drama, adult oil painting,
Evening lounge for age junior high and up.
See exciting basket-ball
league play at
Dodd Jr. High gym
evenings. Boys in all
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.
= - . . . JANUARY, 1970
SET NEW SANITATION CHARGES FOR EXCESS VOLUME
Beginning March 1, 1970 it will be necessary to
set charges for municipal sanitation pick-ups
at sone locations. The affect will be primarily
on business and industrial properties, and the
charges will be levied only on excess volume.
Charges will be based on the volume of refuse
produced at each location and the assessed
value of the property being served. The excess
volume is the quantity above a standard weekly
allowance for each property owner. This basic
weekly allowance is 100 gallons for each
810,000 of assessed value of the property. (A
regulation garbage can holds 20 gallons.)
The new charges will have virtually no effect
on residential pick-ups, Mayor Sweeney noted,
because the standard allowance covers their
present weekly volume. In rare cases, when a
resident does not space out his trash disposal
but puts large quantities on the curb at one
time, he may be subject to a charge.
In announcing the change to the Freeport
Chamber of Commerce last month Mayor Sweeney
said, "For aany years we in Freeport enjoyed
the benefits and distinction of being one of
the very few communities in the entire metro-politan
area which provided unlimited sanita-tion
pick-up service to business and industry
without any special charges for volume... We
maintained our unique service for as long as
we could because we felt, and still feel, it
is necessary and important for government to
encourage business and industry and to help
create a healthy business climate in Freeport.1'
The great increases in commercial refuse in
recent years, he said, make it impossible to
continue absorbing the additional cost in the
general tax levy.
Because of the relationship to property value,
any charges will be to the property owner and
not to any lessee or tenant. Any owner who
wishes to distribute the charges must make his
own arrangements with tenants. If a property
owner does not wish to avail himself of the mun
icipal service for excess volume he may arrange
for his own private cartage, and there would be
no additional charge by the Village.
It is also the responsibility of the property
owner to supply his own containers and main-tain
them in good order. Containers must be of
type and size that can be handled satisfact-orily
by Village collection equipment and per-sonnel.
Therefore, businessmen are urged to
consult the Sanitation Department office be-fore
making any changes in type of containers.
Any municipal containers now in use will re-main
at their present location, if the property
owner so desires, but will not be replaced by
the Village when they are no longer operable.
The charge for excess volume was tentatively
set at 93.60 per cubic yard, but this was not
a firm figure since costs were still being com-puted
when the Village News went to press. All
commercial property owners will be notified of
their anticipated cost, in advance.
Trustees: George H. Fafrberg, Thomas J. Lovefidge, Lloyd E. Orr, WHHarn H. White
VBIage Cleric lohn J. MacDonaU — Treasurer: Leonard DJB. Smith — Counsel: Oakley Gentry, Ir.
VILLAGE BOARD HIRES SANITATION INSPECTOR
SUPERINTENDENT.OF SANITATION H. SKELLINGTON,
LEFT, AND NEW SANITATION INSPECTOR M.A. .
HASIDI. The Village Board has established
this position to enforce local sanitation
ordinances. Mr. Hasidi, who has served with
the Freeport Special Police, is empowered to
issue summonses for such violations as putting
trash out at the wrong tines, failure to use
proper containers, allowing debris to accum-ulate
on the property, failure to sweep side-walks,
and littering. Violators are subject
to fines of up to 5250.
Mayor Sweeney said of the new post, "We can-not
allow a small percentage of thoughtless
residents and businessmen to downgrade neigh-borhoods
because they don't give a darn about
the community. The great majority of Free-porters
care deeply about the appearance of
their property and their village. They deserve
the full protection of the law, and we are
going to see to it that sanitation ordinances
are strictly enforced." ;
The Freeport Memorial Library announces the
following ten-week non-credit courses by C.W.
Post University, in the library reading rooms.
For further information contact Adult Ser-vices
Librarian Mrs. Esther D. Keenan, at
Starting Monday, Feb. 9, Graphology (Hand-writing
Analysis), 10 sessions, 7:30 - 8:30 pm,
Fee $20. Serious application in analysing
character and personality from handwriting.
Tuesday, Feb.-10, Invitation To Experience
Literature, 10 sessions, 8:00 - 9:15 pm, Fee
520. One free demonstration course, and if you
like it you may register for the additional
eight sessions. Emphasis is on enjoyment. No
written assignments or examinations.
Wednesday, Feb. 11, Elementary Speed Reading,
10 sessions, 8:00 - 9:30 pn, Fee $*»5. Devel-opment
of correct reading habits, perceptual
accuracy, techniques of skimming, rapid read-ing,
selecting important ideas, reading to
remember and for critical appraisal.
CARS WITHOUT PLATES
Keeping an automobile in the driveway or
elsewhere on the property without license
plates is a violation of law. Complaints are
regularly received at Village Hall about some
residents maintaining such cars on their
premises. In some cases they are "junk" cars
and eyesores, but regardless of condition
they cannot remain in front, side or rear
yards without plates.
In one recent inspection of an area in south
Freeport the Building Department notified
52 car owners*that they^were in violatlonT ~
Building inspectors also issued 22 summonses
in November for this and other infractions.
Keep this ordinance in mind if you anticipate
having a car that will not be in regular use.
It must have passed motor vehicle inspection
and it must have plates.
Harry Chuisano, Highway Superintendent, re-minds
all Freeporters that the biggest deter-rent
to efficient snow removal is a car parked
at the curb. Get into the habit of keeping the
car off the street, so the snow plows can get
APARTMENT RENT COMMITTEE HAS HEARINGS
The new Freeport Committee on Landlord-Tenant
Relations began hearings last month, and the
first case presented to the committee had a
satisfactory conclusion. A dispute between the
owner of an apartment building on Grafting
Place and one of his tenants was resolved when
both parties agreed to abide by the committee
The tenant had received notice that his rent
would be increased from $135 to 8175 monthly
on his two-and-a-half room apartment. He -'
also had complained that the apartment was
badly in need of painting and repairs, and
that he had no lease.. , ... • :
Based on the Freeport rent panel's findings
at the hearing, the landlord and tenant agreed
that the increase would be only $10 per month,
and that the landlord would provide a two-year
lease and do necessary repairs and paint-ing
immediately. The rent increase will not
take effect until April 1, 1970.
Mayor Sweeney had high praise for the commit-tee
members, headed by co-chairmen Mark
DoDowne for the tenants and Constantine Cassis
for the apartment owners. The Village repre-sentative
is Samuel Iselin.
"This first decision bodes well for the
future," the Mayor said. "If the apartment
owners continue to recognize it is in their
best interests, over the long pull, to cooper-ate
with the committee, and if the tenants .
will accept the fact that there are certain
basic legitimate costs, we will be able to
resolve these disputes."
Mayor Sweeney had set up a special study com-mittee
in August, to seek relief for hard-pressed
tenants. Deputy Mayor William White
was the Village Board's liaison. Out of the
study group cane a comprehensive report
recommending the permanent mediation panel
with a ten-point code of fair practices.
Owners of 85 percent of the apartment units
in Freeport subscribed to the code.
If you wish to avail yourself of the commit-tee's
services, please put all facts of your
complaint in writing and address it to:
Office of the Mayor, Village Hall, >tf> North
Ocean Avenue, Freeporto
MAYOR ROBERT J. SWEENEY, CENTER, DISCUSSES THE WORK OF THE NEW LANDLORD-TENANTS RELATIONS COMMITTEE
WITH CO-CHAIRMEN CONSTANTINE CASSIS, LEFT, AND MARK DOMOWNE. COWITTEE BEGAN HEARINGS LAST MONTH.
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