VILLAGE IN DRIVE AGAINST OVER-OCCUPANCY CASES
Freeport officials have launched a special
drive against over-o ncy violations of the
In the first case, an early ... rang search by
building inspectors and police unearthed an al-leged
illegal rooming house containing 12 sep-arate
dwelling units, the Mayor said.
Armed with a court-issued search warrant. Mayor
Sweeney and Deputy Mayor William White led the
enforcement officers to a house on Russell Place.
The house was listed as a legal two-family unit.
Building Superintendent William Noll said he
and his men found 12 rooms occupied by various
tenants, and he issued a total of 20 summonses
to the owner and tenants. Each summons could
result in a fine of up to $250, Mr. Noll pointed
out, for each day the violation is continued.
Mayor Sweeney said this was the first of a serif
of such inspections, in which the Village would
employ the search warrant, "as a potent weapon
in the battle to prevent decline of neighbor-hoods.
We are going to make it very hot for
anyone who violates the building laws on the
number of persons permitted in one house," the
Mayor said, "and that applies to the illegal
rooting house, the one-family house containing
two or more families, and the house that has
more than one person as a roomer. These over-occupancy
situations often contribute to neigh-borhood
deterioration, burden our school system
with additional children not provided for in
-zoning plans, and'bring Into thVcomihunity"an
undue number of transients who do not have the
interest in keeping Freeport a desirable place
to live," Mayor Sweeney said.
The tactic employed by the Village Building
Department calls for presenting adequate evi-dence
of an over-occupancy situation to Village
Justice Edwin J. Freedman, in order to obtain
a search warrant. With the warrant, a team of
inspectors and police officers makes an unan-nounced
inspection of the premises, at a tine
when the occupants are expected to be at home.
The inspectors can then establish how many
persons live in the house, and how many dwell-ing
units it contains.
The Building Department and Village Counsel's '
office are now preparing evidence on other Free-port
houses suspected of being over-occupied,
the Mayor noted, so that search warrants can be
obtained for a thorough inspection of each. The
Mayor said he receives helpful information on
this in his office from concerned citizens and
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
46 NORTH OCEAN AVENUE TELEPHONE FReeport 8-1000 ROBERT J. SWEENEY, MAYOR
Public Meeting On The 1st Monday Of Month Only During June. July. Aug.. Sept.
Dogs are said to be a man's best friend. How-ever,
when they bark and howl excessively and
cause a disturbance, they can hardly be con-sidered
such by your neighbors. Dogs should
not be left alone outside, either during the
day or at night, or left alone at hone for
several hours at a time. For the best inter-est
of yourself and your neighbors, please
abide by the Village Ordinance regarding dis-turbances
No person owning or possessing any animal
shall allow it .to disturb the comfort, peace
or repose of any persons in the vicinity by
long continued or frequest noise. If com-plaint
is made to the village clerk that such
noise has occurred, the owner, keeper or pos-sessor
of the offending animal shall be noti-fied
of the provisions of this section, and
that its violation is charged. No penalty
hereunder shall be inflicted unless such
notification has been made and a violation
thereafter has recurred.
POLICE CITATIONS - The following police offi-cers
are being presented with awards for out-standing
police duty: Patrolman Frank Medaglia,
Citation Bar and Certificate; Patrolman Martin
Condon, Citation Bar with Gold Star Certifi-cate;
Det. Lt. David J. Meehan, Certificate;
Det. Richard Comerford, Certificate; Sgt.
Bruce Snook, Certificate; Patrolman Robert
Henwood, Citation Bar and Certificate; Patrol-aan
E. Boylan, Certificate; Patrolsan J.
Pearse, Certificate; and Patrolman J.
As required by state law, advertisements are
published in newspapers to give the public due
notice of proposed changes in village law, zon-ing
and building code amendments, bid proposals,
and other official matters. For the first six
months of this fiscal year the Village of Free-port
legal notices were published in the Long
Island Kernel. For the next six months - Oct-ober,
November and December 1970, and January,
February and March of 1971 - they will appear
in the Freeport Leader.
WANT TO DO VOLUNTEER WORK?
So you want to be a volunteer! In the drug abuse
program? Air Pollution? Medical center emerg-ency
room? Work with very young children in day
care centers? Teacher aids, consumer affairs
In many, many important areas of service, volun-teers
are needed—and people who want to do vol-unteer
work just don't know where to apply.
To coordinate what is needed with what people
want to do, the Nassau County Office of Volun-teer
Services and the Freeport Memorial Library
cooperatively, are setting up a Volunteer Desk
at the Library. Volunteers who man this desk
will be trained by highly competent staff members
of various county departments.
In the meantime, registration cards are available
at the Library.
Trustees: George H. Fairberg, Thomas I. LoveBdge, Uoyd E. Orr, Wlffiam H. White
Village Clerk: Mm J. MacDonaU - Treasurer: Leonard D.B. Smith - Counsel: Oakley Gentry, Jr.
NO DROUGHTS IN FREEPORT
Mayor Robert J. Sweeney has proclaimed the -
Month of September? as 'Water Resources Month "••
to focus speciallattention on the vital role -
played by the Village in providing you with
all your water needs, when and where you need
Seventy-five years ago, the Village of Free-port
placed intojqjjeratioh its first water sup-ply
system, consisting of two shallow wells
(approximately iSOMeet deep), a steam boiler,
and two steam driven pumps having a capacity
of approximately 700 gallons per minute, which
served several hundred people. This facility
was located on Sunrise Highway on the present
site of the FreepJprt Electric Power Plant No. 1
and at the turn o£ the Century, the steam
boiler became the start of Freeport's Electric
Through good planning we have grown from this
small beginning, ^itq eight deep wells (500 to
600 feet deep) with a total pumping capability
of 10,000 gallons^per minute or H,000,000 gal-lons
in 2*t hours. The Village is presently
drilling an additional well on North Bayview
Avenue, which will go into service in early
1971 and provide additional pumping capabili-ties
of 1*100 gallons per minute.
Five wells are located in the Northeast Water
Shed, on Lakeview" Avenue, south of the Babylon-
Turnpike. Each Well and its 125 horsepower
electric pump is enclosed in a service building
or Pump House. The Water Shed also contains
a Chemical and Instrument Building, a 500,000
gallon elevated Storage Tank, and a Ouonset
Hut used as a storage area for replacement
parts. The Chemical and Instrument building
serves the Wells.in the Water Shed and the
instruments record electronically the pumpage
at each Well in both Water Sheds and'the water
level in the Storage Tanks.
Three Wells, the fourth under construction,
are located in the West Water Shed, north of
Sunrise Highway, and to the East and West of
Bayview Avenue. This Water Shed contains
three Pump Houses,_a Chemical Building and a
1,000,000 gallon Storage Tank.
The Northeast Watershed and each Well Site in
the West is enclosed with cyclone fencing and
the grounds carefully protected and maintained
to guard against contamination of. the Wells.
The water pump'ed "from a.,depth of'500. to 600
feet is consistently ;pure and clean. No
Chlorine is added to our water but small quan-tities
of Caustic Soda and Sodium Hexaraeta-phosphate
are added to the water, as it is
pumped into the Storage Tanks to "sweeten" the
. water. .
The water is pumped into the Storage Tanks by
the Well Pumps, and the water is "aerated" as
it enters the Storage Tanks. The water pres-sure
in the mains, of approximately 70 pounds
per square inch, is provided by the water
"head" created by the water stored in the ele-vated
Storage Tanks and therefore the pressure
in the water mains is uniform throughout the
The ten employees of the Water Department un-der
one Superintendent, with the guidance of
the Mayor, Board of Trustees and the Water
and Light Commission operate and maintain this
system haveing an estimated value of $5,000,000
or replacement value of $15,000,000. The sys-tem,
in addition to the Wells, Well Pumps,
Buildings and Storage Tanks, consists of ap-proximately
125 miles of water mains C»" to
2V diameter), 9,500 water meters, 1,012 fire
hydrants, approximately 15 acres of ground and
5,000 lineal feet of fencing.
The men of the Department are "Jack of all
trades", operating the Department trucks,
backhoe, portable compressor, and special
tools to maintain and repair the water supply
and distribution system. They install, re-pair
and replace water meters, fire hydrants,
and maintain the grounds and fencing. The
men take pH readings daily at each Well, and
weekly at 6 houses in the Village. Each
month samples of water are taken at various
homes throughout the Village and submitted
to an independant laboratory for analysis and
the report submitted to the Nassau County
Board of Health.
By good planning, through a well developed
program of "preventive maintenance", care-fully
scheduling the replacement of old in-adequate
mains with larger mains, and the
drilling of additional Wells when necessary,
The Water Department has remained self-suf-ficient.
This Program has kept the Water De-r
partment self-supporting from its own incoae,
derived from the sale of water, which covers
all maintenance and operating expenses, im-provements,
repairs and amortization "of bonds
and interest. In addition the Water Depart-ment,
without financial support froa the Vil-lage
or its Departments, provides all the water
needs to our Fire Department, our parks, play-grounds,
Sewerage Treatment Plant, Incinerator
Plant, Garage, Municipal Building and the Free-port
Weekly, inspectors from the Nassau County Board
of Health, obtain samples and analyse these sam-ples
at their own laboratory. Periodically in-spectors
from the State of New York, Department
of Environmental Conservation (formerly State
Water Resources) inspect the Well Sites.
By Village Law, the owner of the property also
owns the house service piping from the water
main in the street, the curb shut-off valve
and of course the water service piping in and
on his property. Therefore if the house ser-vice
piping, whether in the street or on pri-vate
property, requires repair or replacement,
the work must be done by the owners plumber, a
plumber licensed by the Village to do such wor
HINTS FOR THE PROPERTY OWNER
LOW-WATER PRESSURE: If low water pressure de-veloped
suddently, check to make sure all shut-off
valves in the house are wide open.
If low water pressure developed gradually, the
water service into the house is probably old
and requires replacement. House services in-stalled
prior to and during World War II are
usually galvanized and require replacement with
For homes with more than 1 bathroom, and homes
with dishwashers, clothes washers and/or auto-matic
lawn sprinkler systems, a 1" diametef-"
house service rather than the normal 3A" di-ameter
is recommended to assure fmple supply
to all equipment at all times.
RUSTY WATER: If only the hot water is rusty
you have an "in-house" problem. Call your
If both cold and hot water are rusty, check
with your neighbors to determine whether
they have a similar problem. ,If they do not,
you have an "in-tiouse" problem. Call your
plumber. If bbtfThbt and cold water are
rusty and your neighbors have a similar prob-lem,
.report to the Village Water Department
and they will investigate. , . ... .
Rusty water from the water mains is created
by turbulence from a sudden large flow of
water through the mains. The use of the
fire hydrants, a broken hydrant, or a broken
main can create such a flow.
If such a condition exists, use as little
water as possible to allow the turbulence to .
SING ALONG WITH SUE KAHN
Miss Sue Kahn was scheduled to present a folk
concert on September 18, 1970 at 8:00 PM at
the Young Adult Department of Freeport Memor-ial
Library. Kiss Kahn, who has studied with
Irv Burgess, composer of "Jamaica Farewell",
Fred Hellerman of The Weavers, and Miro Jessie,
presently instructs adults and teenagers in
folk guitar and folk singing as a faculty mem-ber
of the Community Arts Council of Valley
Stream. She also performs for high school and
college audiences all over the country, and
has been heard singing the best in folk music
on her own WHLI radio show entitled Sue Kahn's
Folk Fest. Her varied and extensive repertoire
includes both traditional and modern sing-along
favorites. Tickets for the folk fest may be
obtained at the Young Adult Services Desk or
from the Bookmobile after September 1st.
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