In any work force as sizeable as the Village of Freeport's, .there is a turnover of personnel.
This Village Administration is interested in obtaining the best qualified persons for any job
openings that develop. If you feel that you might be interested in working in any Village De-partment,
now or in the future, you are urged to write the Office of the Village Clerk and re-quest
an Application Form. Residents of the Village of Freeport will be given preference in all
Village Departments include: Electric, Water, Building, Sewer, H.ghways, Sanitation, Parking Field
Maintenance, Parks and Recreation, Municipal Garage, Purchasing, Village Treasurer, Village Clerk.
Some positions are part time, such as Recreation Attendant, Recreation Leader,-Special Policeman,
School Crossing Guard, Some positions are seasonal, such as Lifeguard, Summer Laborer, Summer Aide.
Village Trustee Tftooas J. Lovelidge, left, checks the new 3-Wheel vehicle which will be used in
tlte Freeport anti-litter patrol. Garage Foreman Peter Capazzola points out some of the special
features of the.vehicle, which is designed to make it quick and easy for the litter "patrolman"
to hop out, snatch up the offending litter, hop back into the cab and scoot to the next bit of
floating debris. The litter patrol is on daily duty, principally in the business area. It is
Another innovation in the Village's continuing program to keep Freeport clean.
The Village of Freeport has taken another step
in its anti-litter drive, with the adoption of
an amendment to the Village ordinance governing
street vendors, such as ice-creas trucks and
The new law requires that each of these vehicles
must keep a receptacle for use by their custom-ers
for depositing litter, wrappers, paper coffee
cups, etc. The receptacle should be kept on the
outside of the vehicle where it is handy to all
custoraers being served.
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.
John E. Williams, Executive Director of the Free-port
Housing Authority, announced the completion
and occupancy of 16 studio apartments at Archer
and South Main Street. This is part of the',-100
apartment complex of Low-Rent Senior Citizens
Units that has been under construction in Free-port
since March, 1970. The balance, located
north of this section, consisting of S't apart-ments,
is scheduled for completion on or before
the end of March, 1971.
Some tenants in this portion of the Rev. John J.
Madden Development have been waiting since Jan-uary,
1962. Tenants are selected.on a first-come,
first-served method, based upon time and
date of application. "Any Freeporter 62 years
of age or older who may be living on Social Se-curity
or a small pension, may be eligible to
take part in our Senior Citizens' Housing Pro-gram",
says Housing Authority Chairman, John B.
Mack. "Call 623-2508, or visit our Housing
Authority Office at 3 Buffalo Avenue for further
information concerning our Senior Citizens or
other programs," he said.
Pictured in the court of the new Senior Citizens
16 unit addition to the Rev. John J. Madden A-partments
with the old project in the background
is - from left to right - Freeport's Mayor Roberl
J. Sweeney, Village Trustee Tom Lovelidge and
Housing Authority Chairman John B. Mack giving
a key to Mrs. Lillian Farrell, a new tenant,
while Village Trustee Georgefairberg and Free-port
Housing Authority Executive Director John
E. Williams join in the welcoming.
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VEfcgs CEarCs: Sabn J. McdDomEd - Treasurer: Leoamd DA Smith - Coanssl: Ooldey Gentry, Jr.
Freeport Gets Final Approval To Buy Open Land
The last step by the federal government has been
taken to give the Village of Freeport authority
to buy 30 acres of open land on a matching funds
basis. A maximum acquisition price of 51,365,000
was. approved by the United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development, who notified the
Village through their New York office. The Vil-lage
will initially provide the full amount, by
means of a bond issue, but will be reimbursed
for 50? by the federal government.
"This is great news fop our park and recreation
plans," said Mayor Robert J. Sweeney in making
the announcement. The land is New York City
watershed property and the Village had previous-ly
received a commitment from the City to allow
Freeport to buy it.
Village Counsel Oakley Gentry was directed, to
set up a contract closing, and it is expected
that title will shortly be acquired by the Vil-lage.
A 10-acre .parcel of the property at Hanse Park
has been earmarked for the construction of,the
permanent recreation complex, including the
building and large swimming pools to serve the
entire Village. The area does not include the
6%racres set aside for the construction of gar-den
apartments in the Liberty Park Urban Renewal
Project. That parcel was still to be acted upon
by the Housing and Urban Renewal Department when
this issue of the Village News went to printing.
Go To Washington To Expedite Urban Renewal
Freeport Urban Renewal Director John Salvadore, top of steps, accompanies Village Trustee Lloyd Orr
and Deputy Mayor William White to Washington, D.C., where they met with Federal Urban Renewal offi-cials.
John Jordan, United States Director for Renewal Assistance of the Department of Housing and
Urban Development said that the funds for the Freeport Program should be released to the Village
very shortly, according to Mr. Salvadore's report on their return. Deputy Mayor White said that
Mr. Jordan assured them that all of the technical information and program plans for the local Urban
Renewal Project had been reviewed and accepted by Washington.
Good news brings happy smiles from Mayor Robert J. Sweeney and representatives of the Interfaith
Clergy Fellowship of Freeport. The Sunrise Park Housing Development Fund notified Mayor Sweeney
and the Village Board that its non-profit organization has been approved for incorporation by New
York State. This is the housing unit formed by the Interfaith Clergy Fellowship in order to apply
for sponsorship of the Bennington Park Urban Renewal Project. Approval of the non-profit corpora-tion
indicates that it would be able to proceed with development of new housing in the urban re-newal
area, according to representatives of the Clergy.
Seated with the Mayor is Reverend Vincent Stratton of the First Presbyterian Church. Standing,
left to right, are Reverend Frank S. Emmanuel of the Bethel A M E Church, who is President of the
new housing corporation; Freeport Urban Renewal Director John Salvadore, Father Robert Pierce of
the Church of the Transfiguration, and Daniel Mandel who serves as attorney for the corporation.
About Housing Violations
The response of Freeporters to the appointment
of Raymond G. Lavallee as Code Enforcement At-torney
has been very gratifying. Mr. Lavallee
would like to thank all of those who have vol-unteered
information regarding Housing Code vi-olations
but has. announced that, because of the
volume of cases brought to his attention, he
must limit investigations to those in which the
complainant identifies himself. Such identifi-cation
will, of course, be kept confidential,
but it is essential that investigators be able
to contact the complaining party to gather as
much information as possible and also to report
back on their findings. Therefore, no action
will be taken on information received anonymous-
Local Law To Affect Absentee Landlords
The Freeport Village Board is taking another step
to tighten enforcement of Housing and Building
Code provisions. Village Counsel Oakley Gentry,
Jr. was directed to prepare a new ordinance re-,
quiring every absentee landlord to have a local
representative in the Village.
The purpose of the new law, Mayor Robert J.
Sweeney said, is to allow the Code Enforcement
Attorney and the Building Department to serve
summonses or obtain compliance whenever there
is an alleged housing violation. "Too often,"
he said, "we have problems trying to reach a
landlord or mortgage holder, who might be in
New York City, another part of the state or even
out of the country. Our new ordinance will mean
that a landlord must have somebody on the spot
who we can get hold of and who will be respons-ive
to our inspectors and village officials."
The Mayor indicated that this was one more step
in the continuing .program to maintain village
neighborhoods by strict code enforcement.
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