Name New Buildings Superintendent
Louis A. Bello of Ann Drive South, Freeport, has
been appointed Superintendent of Buildings, to
replace William Noll who is retiring in February.
Mr. Bello was selected from many well qualified
applicants who replied to the wide-scale adver-tising.
Mr. Bello is a graduate of New York City Commun-ity
College where he majored in construction
technology. He also attended the City College
of New York evenings, to study advanced mathe-matics
Most recently he has been employed as a mechan-ical
and structural engineer in the general en-gineering
department of a major construction
corporation located in New York City. His work
included field engineering duties at overseas
construction sites, most recently in Madras,
Previously he was employed as a civil and mech-anical
designer for a major construction^ firm,
advancing to mechanical and structural engineer.
A long-time resident of Freeport, Mr. Bello is
married and has two children. He has been"ac~
tive in the Freeport Little League and he said
he hopes to be able to participate to a greater
degree in such community activities now that he
will be working for the mlage.
Median Income Higher In Freeport
To what extent have Freeport families moved up-ward
on the income ladder in recent years by
virtue of their increased earning capacity?
Where do they stand, as a result, in relation
to families in other areas?
According to a nationwide survey of income dis-tribution,
a greater proportion of them are now
to be found in the "over 58,000" brackets and a
smaller proportion in the lower brackets than
ever before. There has been a progressive
shift upward, from group to group.
The changes are detailed in a copyrighted re-port,
covering the entire country, released by
Sales Management, the marketing publication.
It lists the percentage of households in each
The purpose of the breakdown was to gain a bet-ter
understanding of each community's purchas-ing
power than was possible through its average
income figure alone.
It shows whether there are a small number of
high income families making up for a large num-ber
with low incomes or whether earnings are
more equally distributed.
In Freeport, it appears, the average is high
and the distribution relatively good. Locally,
during the. past year, some 8^.7 percent of all
households had disposable cash of $5,000 or more
left out of their incomes after taking care of
their personal taxes.
The proportion was larger than that reported for
the United States as a whole, 71.6 percent. In
the State of New York it was 78.0 percent.
With respect to other income groups in Freeport,
the report shows that there are 11.1 percent of
the households in the $5,000 to $8,000 bracket
and 12.0 perce'nt in the $8,000 to $10,000 group.
Those with net incomes over $10,000 total 61.6
percent. The others have $5,000 or less remain-ing
The following appointments were announced by
the Board of Trustees: Edel Harone of Evans
Avenue, as a member of the Planning Board, to
fill the unexpired term of Helen Meenan;
Charles T. Mahoney of Cary Place, as a-member
of the Board of Water and Light Commissioners,
to fill the unexpired term of Irving Gray; and
Thomas Re of Meister Blvd., as a member of the
Park Commission, to fill the unexpired term of
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
46 NORTH OCEAN AVENUE TELEPHONE FReepoit 8-4000 ROBERT J. SWEENEY, MAYOR
Public Meetings On The 1st and 3rd Mondays Of The Month, At 9:00 P.M.
Flood Insurance Now Available To Freeporters
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban De-velopment
has announced that local property
and casualty insurance agents can start sell-ing
HUD national flood insurance in Freeport.
The National Flood Insurers Association has
designated Great American Insurance Company,
5 Dakota Drive, Lake Success, New YorkJlO'tO,
as the servicing company for Freeport. Agents
should contact this company immediately to ob-tain
policy forms, rates, flood insurance man-uals,
and any other necessary information.
According to Federal Insurance Administrator
George K. Bernstein, "now that the community
has established its eligibility, homeowners
and small businesses should take prompt advan-tage
of this vital insurance protection." He
pointed out that annual U.S. property damage
resulting from natural disasters averages
$1 billion and that about 5,000 communities in)
the nation have some kind of flood threat.
The National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 spec-ifies
that anyone who does not choose to buy
flood insurance in a community which is elig-ible
will not be able to get Federal financial
disaster aid for flood losses that occur after
one year from the date this community became
eligible to the extent that the loss would have
been covered by flood insurance.
Insurance policies will be effective immediately
as issued during the first 30 days the insurance
became available. Insurance purchased after the
first 30 days of community eligibility will be-come
effective after a 15-day waiting period.
Summons May Be Issued For Loose Dog
The Town of Hempstead Dog Warden, who is re-sponsible
for picking up loose dogs in Free-port
reports that many Freeporters are allow-ing
their dogs to roam loose in violation of
the law. A concerted drive by the Dog Warden
will result in the seizure of many dogs and
their destruction if they are not redeemed in
time. In addition the person who allows his
dog to remain at large and have it become a
hazard to other persons is subject to a sum-mons
and police action.
Any residents who are in the habit of letting
their dogs loose are urged to stop this prac-tice,
to avoid losing the dog and the unpleas-antness
of Police Court. Every dog must be on
a leash, and must be curbed at all times.
There is also a strict licensing requirement,
and there is virtually ho chance of redeeming
a dog that is not wearing the identification
of a license tag.
Trustees: George H. Fairberg, Thomas J. Lovelldge, Lloyd E. Orr, William H. White
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVineenio— Treasurer: Leonard D.B. Smith— Counsel: Oakley Gentry, Jr.
Freeport Cracks Down On Zoning Violators
At work in Village Hall are Code Enforcement Attorney Raymond G. Lavallee, seated at desk, and
staff members Marilynne Moynihan, left, Estelle Stein and Warren Greenwood.
A string of successful prosecutions of zoning
violations has been reported by Freeport Code
Enforcement Attorney Raymond Lavallee. Since
April of this year, Mr. Lavallee reported, he
has brought 20 zoning infractions to trial and
obtained convictions in 1? cases, resulting in
total fines of 32,555.
Seventeen of the 20 cases involved over-occu-pancies,
such as more than one family living
in a one-family house, Mr. Lavallee noted. He
has been concentrating on over-occupancy situ-ations,
on instructions from Mayor Robert J.
Sweeney and the Freeport Village Board.
"This type of violation, if allowed to spread,
can cause neighborhood decline," Mayor Sweeney
said, "and we are not going to permit that to
happen in Freeport." Not only would over-crowding
ruin good neighborhoods, the Mayor
noted, but it would also place an undue burden
on the school system. It is also unfair to all
law abiding taxpayers, Mayor Sweeney~poirited
out, because they must pick up the added cost
of the municipal services, such as additional
police and sanitation personnel.
In most of the court cases Village Justice
Edwin J. Freedman ordered immediate removal of
the illegal occupants. In some cases they were
given short periods of time to finish the school
terra or to relocate.
The over-occupancy prosecutions involved houses
on the following streets: two on Church Street,
one each on Garfield Street, Gill Avenue,
Leonard Avenue, Lillian Avenue, East Milton
Street, Mount Joy Avenue, South Ocean Avenue,
Pearsall Avenue, Ray Street, Union Street,
Washburn Avenue, Woodside Avenue, Cottage
Court, East Woodbine Drive, Rogers Place.
Mr. Lavallee said his office is presently in-vestigating
several other alleged Over-Toccu-pancy
situations which he expects to bring to
trial shortly. He said most of his initial in-formation
is obtained in complaints from resi-dents
and civic groups who are concerned about
maintaining their property values and prevent-ing
neighborhood decline. The names of the com-plainants
are never revealed, Mr. Lavallee said,
so that they need have no worry about recrimina-tions.
Mr. Lavallee urges anyone with any information
about a suspected over-occupancy to identify
himself. The Code_Enfqrcement staff may have
important questions that the complainant can
answer. There are all kinds of information
that can be used in ascertaining an over-occu-pancy
and much of this can be supplied by in-terested
parties. Also, the Code Enforcement
Office wishes to let the complainant know the
outcome of the investigation. Again, the i-dentity
of the complainant is strictly confi-dential
and no one will ever be required to
give public testimony unless he wishes to do
Open House At Narcotics Council
A sign of community concern is apparent at the Open House in December of the Freeport Narcotics
Guidance Council Headquarters at 193 S. Main Street. Left to right are, Village Trustee Thomas
Lovelidge, Trustee George Fairberg, Fund-raising Chairman Josephine Rainaldi, Mayor Robert J.
Sweeney, Coordinator Carrie Stewart, Registered Nurse and Therapist Gwendolyn Alexis, Council
Member June Werner, Deputy Mayor William White, Council Member Regina Landers, and Village
Trustee Lloyd Orr.
Volunteer Marcus Davis, center, a narcotics education specialist, describes one of the displays
at the Freeport Council Headquarters, to Gwendolyn Alexis, left, to student aides David Mueller
and Bebe Alexis, and Reverend Timothy Mitchell, Chairman of the New York State Ministers Against
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