You can make your neighborhood a pleasanter
place to live and increase the value of your
property. You- can help the Village of Freeport
to be clean and attractive by observing the
DO'S FOR HOMES AND BUSINESSES
DO maintain your home or business establishment
by painting and repairing. Village Ordinances
require painting of all wooden surfaces to pre-vent
deterioration. This is being strictly en-forced
by the Building Department.
DO maintain your garages and fences and keep
them repaired and painted. Maintain your lawns,
gardens and yards for beauty and cleanliness.
Pick up all litter including any at curbside.
Cut down weeds between sidewalk and curb.
DO have proper rubbish and garbage receptacles
with covers in sufficient number. All contain-ers
must be kept closed, including the large
commercial dumpster units.
DO remove trash around your house, yard, fence
or hedge. Clean unsightly litter accumulation
from wire fences, bushes and hedges. Put out
trash at curb for Wednesday pick-tip each week
(except in a holiday week when Wednesday trash
pick-ups are eliminated because garbage is
picked up on that day to offset the holiday).
DO call for special pick-ups for large or bulky
items, such as discarded refrigerators, stoves
and such. Put weeds, leaves, grass cuttings,
etc. in plastic bags for Wednesday pick-up.
"Wu'se" litter baskets when you are in the busi-ness
districts. Keep a litter bag in your car
DO report vacant lots that are in need of clean-ing.
Under Village Ordinances if the property
owner does not clean his lot the Village will
have it done by a contractor and the cost will
be charged against the property.
DON'T HURT YOUR VILLAGE
DON'T confuse or mix trash or garbage. Trash is
burnable items only, such as paper, rags, pieces
of wood, and it is to be put^out "for collection
only on Wednesday.
DON'T put out excessive amounts of trash for
pick-up on one day. If you have a large amount,
put only part of it outside on any Wednesday and
hold the rest for the next Wednesday pick-up.
DON'T put trash out before 6 PM on Tuesday
night prior to Wednesday trash pick-up. DON'T
sweep leaves, twigs, grass clippings, etc. into
gutter. Pick them up and put them into closed
containers for trash pick-up.
If-you are a businessman, DON'T pile boxes and ••
crates alongside your dumpster. Break them
down to flat units and put them.in the con-tainers.
Use containers of adequate.size to (i
handle all of your trash. ...
CALL THE SANITATION OFFICE AT FR 8-4000, EXT.
222 AN> TIME YOU :HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT REGULA-TIONS
OR ABOUT WHAT .YOU CAN OR CANNOT PUT OUT
FOR PICK-UP. '..-••.'•..
LET SDR AW THE
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
46 NQRTH OCEAN AVENUE TELEPHONE FReeport ft-4000 ROBERT J. SWEENEY, MAYOR
Public Meetings On The lit and 3fd Mondays Of The Month, At 9:00 P.M. APRIL 1972
Public Works Superintendent Appointed
The Village of Freeport has hired Edwin H.
Prefer in the newly created position of Su-perintendent
of Public Works. Mr. Prefer has
been employed as Chief of Operations for the
New York City Board of Education, responsible
for the administration of the entire physical
plant consisting of 989 buildings, including
machine shops, warehouses, garages, plus af-filiated
sewage disposal plants, electric
generating equipment, vehicles and construction
equipments, school grounds, ^5 swimming pools,
and other facilities.
The Freeport Superintendent of Public Works is
in overall charge of all operating departments
and Village services, except the Electric De-partment.
Mayor Robert J. Sweeney said, in announcing
the appointment, "Mr. Prefer's background and
qualifications seem to be ideally suited to
the Village of Freeport1s requirements in the
public works sector. Not only does he have
the knowledge of facilities and equipment,
but he also is well qualified in personnel ad-ministration
and accustomed to working with
all grades of Civil Service employees as well
as supervisory personnel."
The Mayor said that the Village Board has
chosen this time to establish the new position
because it can be done without any additional
cost to the taxpayers. This will be accom-plished'
because three supervisory" employee's""':
have retired in the Highway Department, in-cluding
Superintendent of Highways Harry
Chuisano and the Village is filling only one
of the vacated positions. A Highway Foreman
has been appointed, but the salaries of the
other two men will be available for the new
Public Works post.
Hr.Prefer is a graduate of the Merchant Marine
Academy at Kings Point, with a Mechanical En-gineering
Degree. He is a Diesel and Steam
Marine Engineer, qualified in unlimited horse-^
power. He has a Stationary Engineers License
for New York City, and he has been an instruc-tor
in the New York City Department of Air Re-sources.
He is a member of the American So-ciety
of Mechanical Engineers and the National
Association of Power Engineers.
In addition to his engineering degree studies,
he has undergone special training in municipal
'management, engineering plant administration,
program planning and budgeting, and data pro-cessing.
His work in New York City included supervision
and operation of sewage disposal plants, and he
set up programs to containerize all uncompacted
refuse of the school system, in conjunction
with the Hew York City Department of Sanitation.
Truataai: Gaergo H. Falrborg, Thorno* J. Lovalidga. Lloyd E. Orr, William H. Whit.
Village Clark: Thene* DoVlncanso- Traoturott Leonard D.B. Smith- Counial: Oak lay Gantry, Jr.
Village Employees Get Drug Abuse Course
Freeport Narcotics Guidance Council Director Jaddie Stewart and Registered Nurse Regina Landers,
Executive Board Member, go over material for the Village Employees' Narcotics Education Program.
The Village of Freeport has begun an educational
program on drug addiction, for all of its em-ployees,
Mayor Robert J. Sweeney announced.
"Our Narcotics Guidance Director, Jaddie Stewart,
has set up training sessions for Village employ-ees,"
Mayor Sweeney said, "so that our people
will acquire some practical knowledge of the
problems of drug addiction. The more individ-uals
we have in the Village who have an under-standing
of the problems, the greater will be
our ability to ameliorate the effects on our
community." > •
Jaddie Stewart is a full-time employee of the
Village of Freeport, as Narcotics Guidance Coun-cil
Mayor Sweeney pointed out, "We don't have any
greater problem than other communities, but the
difference is that we are taking direct action
to inform and educate Freeporters as a preven-tive
measure. This Village employees' program
is one more facet of the over-all effort by the
Narcotics Guidance Council and Director Jaddie
The employee sessions are given for two hours a
week over several weeks time, so that they will
not unduly gffect the operation of any municipal
department. In addition to Mr. Stewart, instruc-tors
are Dr. John A. Gilchrist and Dr. Emmett
Campbell, M.D.s, and registered nurses Regina
Landers and Gwen Alexis. Dr. Gilchrist is af-filiated
with Hillcrest General Hospital and
Harlem Hospital. He is also a consultant on
narcotics to the Queens County District Attor-ney's
office and the Freeport Narcotics Guidance
Dr. Campbell is on the staff of Mercy Hospital
and the Nassau County Medical Center. He is on
the Executive Board of the Freeport Council.
Mrs. Landers is also .on the Executive Board of
the Council, as is Mrs. Alexis, who is employed
by Nassau County Department of Health.
Mr. Stewart noted that training sessions similar
to the one being given to Village employees are
available to members of Freeport organizations
at no charge. They may be held in the evenings
or at times mutually convenient for the Narcotics
Guidance Council and the organizations. He asked
that any interested organizations write to the
Freeport Narcotics Guidance Council at 193
South Main St., Freeport, N.Y. 11520.
Set Penalties For Block.Busting
After a Public Hearing in March the Freeport
Village Board adopted an amendment to the
unique Village ordinance designed to combat
"block-busting" real estate practices. It
was amended to include specific penalties,
providing for fines of up to $250 for each
violation. This means that any time a sales-man
or real estate dealer uses a "block-bust-ing"
approach, to buy or. sell homes he may be
.fined $250 for each sales talk, and may be
subject to imprisonment.
The amended Village ordinance states:
Section 1. - "It-shall be an unlawful discrim-inatory
practice for any real estate broker,
real estate salesman or employee or agent
thereof or any other individual, corporation,
partnership or organization for the purpose
of inducing a real estate transaction from
which any such person or any of its stock-holders
or members may benefit financially,
to represent that a change has occurred or
will or may occur in the composition with re-spect
to race, creed, color or national origin
of the owners or occupants in the block, neigh-borhood
or area in which the real property is
located, and to represent, directly or indi-rectly,
that this change will or may result in
undesirable consequences in the block, neigh-borhood
or area in which the real property is
located, including but not limited to the low-ering
of property values, an increase in crim-inal
or antisocial behaviour, or a decline in
the quality of schools or other facilities. .
Section 2. Penalties - "Any person, individual,
corporation, partnership or organization con-victed
of violating .any provision of this local
law shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and sub-ject
to a fine of not more than Two Hundred
Fifty (1250.00) Dollars and/or imprisonment
This local law shall take effect immediately."
The law is patterned after legislation util-ized
by the New York Secretary of State, but
the State regulations are strengthened by the
local law because the State agency relies upon
revocation of real estate licenses while the
Village ordinance also allows for the imposi-tion
of monetary penalties and/or imprisonment.
Any suspicion of block-busting activities should
be reported to his office immediately, Code
Enforcement Attorney Raymond G. Lavallee said.
This Village department is engaged in enforce-ment
of the zoning laws covering over-occupancy,
plus block-busting infractions.
Public Service Approves Rate Increase
On February 17, 1972 the New York State Public
Service Commission approved the petition of the
Village of Freeport for a temporary rate in-crease
of 9? pending adjudication of permanent
rate increase.filed with the Commission on
October 30, 1971. this 92 surcharge will ap-ply
to electrical consumption, exclusive of
fuel adjustment, effective February 26, 1972
and will appear on billings rendered after
April 1, 1972. Complete details of the sur-charge
will be kept on each account as per Pub-lic
Service Law and when the permanent rates,
which will be retroactive to February 26 are
approved, each consumer account will be adjusted
either through a refund or debit, depending on
the final increase in the permanent rates. Any
refund, credit or debit as the case may be,
will be applied against future billings rendered
after the approval of the permanent rates.
Your Village Board wishes to point out that ex-clusive
of fuel adjustment, which was introduced
in November 1970 when fuel costs skyrocketed,
this is the first change in the basic electric
rates since April 1, 1959, thirteen years ago.
The Village authorities are doing all in their
power to prevent any future rate increase, even
in the face of a continued inflationary trend,
by improved efficiency in the operation of the
Electric Department, hoping to stabilize the
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