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A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
46 NQRTH 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.
Village Employees Honored
Mayor Sweeney presented William Woram with a certificate of appreciation at a public meeting inv
February, "In recognition of outstanding service and devotion to duty as Senior Water Plant Oper^
ator, culminating 46 years of exemplary municipal service in the Highway Department and the Water
.Department^" On the same evening Bernard Larkin was also honored, as Supervisor of Water Distri-bution,
culminating 33 years of exemplary municipal service.
Building Permit Is A Must
With the approach of warm weather, many home-; necessary permits. The. homeowners and contrac-owners
in freeport are planning additions, or ...-~tors,,involved are both subject to heavy fines,
Building Department will aid you in determin-ing
whether or not the contemplated interior
or exterior changes, meet the requirements of
the Village Code of Ordinances.
The Code Enforcement Attorney currently has two
cases in court involving expensive alterations,
made by contractors who never applied for the
, wth e«vi ol at igas*wil 1, Jia Y.e,.to. ^.
be corrected or removed. In order to avoid
these unnecessary expenses, it would be wise
for residents of the Village to: check and see
whether contemplated changes are legal and -
whether or not it is necessary .to obtain various
permits before work commences. This.can be done
by contacting the Building Department at FR 8r .
4000, Ext. 241. .. • •
Trustees: George H. Foirberg, Thome* J. Lovelidge, Lloyd E. Orr, William H. While . - '
Village Clark: Thomas DeVlncenio- Treasurer Leonard D.B. Smith. Counsel: OaK Icy Gentry, Jr.
Freeport Asks More Equitable State Aid
Senator Norman J. Levy, Chairian of the New York
State Senate Standing Committee on Villages, has
completed eight Senate Hearings throughout the
State, giving Public Officials in every region
of the S^ate an opportunity to present their
suggested revision of the existing inequities
under the present revenue sharing formula.
Deputy Mayor William White , who testified at
the Lynbrook hearing, said, "Freeport and other
Villages are being severely penalized under the
"existing revenii<fsharihg formula of the'State.
Communities that have the designation of "City",
the Deputy Mayor said,"are allotted considerably
more State aid than Freeport although we have
a larger population than many of.these Cities
and we provide greater municipal services."
Senator Levy said the Committee hearings were
designed to establish standards which would per-mit
Villages such as Freeport to qualify for the
additional State revenue sharing which is now
paid only to Cities. Senator Levy emphasized
that he initiated these hearings because this
additional State revenue sharing, which is
known colloquially as special City aid, provides
Cities with substantial additional State Aid for
supplying the same - or less services than com-parable
Villages - which are not paid under this
formula. Levy said, "For example, the City of
Long Beach receives an estimated $707,550.00 in
additional revenue sharing because it is a city,
-amtethe-:Milage: ofrFr-eeport —which is of- com-parable
size and which provides similar services
and has similar problems - receives no addition-al
Senator Levy concluded that these hearings pro-vided
the Committee with useful facts which are
being used to formulate proposed legislation to
permit Villages such as Freeport to qualify for
this additional State revenue sharing.
Watch Out For School Buses
Freeport Police Chief Anthony Elar
asks Village residents to be con-stantly
aware of school buses in
driving throughout the Village.
He noted that there have been re-cent
reports of near-accidents,
and he pointed out that there are
severe penalties for passing a
school bus which is loading or dis-charging
The New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Is'as
Overtaking and passing school bus. (a) The driv-er
of a vehicle upon a highway outside of the
-city; of New- York upon- neeting or overtaking-fromT
either direction any school bus narked and e-quipped
as provided in subdivision twenty of
section three hundred seventy-five of this chap-ter
which has stopped on the highway for the
purpose of receiving or discharging any school
children shall stop the vehicle before reaching
such school bus when there is in operation on
said school bus a red visual signal as specified
in subdivision twenty of section three hundred
seventy-five of this chapter and said driver
shall not proceed until such school bus resumes
notion,.or until signaled by the driver or a
police officer to proceed.
(b) The driver of such school bus, when dis-charging
pupils who must cross the highway,
shall instruct such pupils to cross in front
of the bus and the driver thereof shall keep
such school bus halted with red signal lights
flashing until such pupils have reached the op-posite
side of the highway.
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, -«,,=,.•%.-ntjr«ii •**••«!* fn?i ii Tr<-^--yr-..m-».fv»~u- art! :»«.:.',- t,fum"ISJWOT and other official matters. For the last six
months the Village of Freeport legal notices "
were published in the Leader. For the next
six months, April, May, June, July, August and
September 1972, they will appear in the Long
Island Kernel, The Home Town News.
Pollute Your Body
Cross The Highway Safely
Sunrise Highway has recently been equipped with no one should cross the street,
new traffic signal installations to control the
time intervals and improve the flow of traffic.
Pedestrians should be aware of the irWALK" sig-nals
and how they operate. There are three mes-sages
that a pedestrian signal will show:
l.-A steady "WALK". 2.-4 flashing "DONT WALK".
3.-A steady "DONT WALK".
The time that_ the, pedestrian signaj jhowsJ'WALK1!."
is the time to begin crossing the street. When
the pedestrian signal changes to flashing "DONT
WALK" anyone who has begun crossing has enough
time to reach the far side. However, no one on
the sidewalk should step into the street. When
the pedestrian signal shows a steady "DONT WALK"
host pedestrian signals are controlled by push
buttons found on a pole near the corner. If
the button is not pushed the "WALK" and the
flashing "DONT WALK" will not be provided. If
the button is not pushed, the signal timing is
completely dependent on traffic conditions and
the pedestrian may be caught in the middle of
the crosswalk when the traffic lights change.
In summary: l.-Push the button. 2.-Wait for
the "WALK" light before leaving the sidewalk.
3*-Continue crossing during the flashing "DONT
WALK" but don't start from the sidewalk. *>,-
Watch for left and right turning cars.
State Officials solve a.traffic problem for the Freeport Chamber of Commerce, at a special nesting
arranged by State Senator Norman Levy. The time intervals on Sunrise Highway lights were adjusted
to allow pedestrians adequate,'time to cross the busy Highway without impeding the flow of traffic.
At the conference in Freeport Village Hall are, left to right, Mathew Rankel of the New York State
Department, of Transportation, Freeport Deputy Mayor William White, Frank Crisona, Counsel to Sen-ator
Levy (standing), State Senator Norman Levy, Chamber representatives Joseph Gerhauser, Walter
'Green^Warren Sanetvand'Roy Cacciatorei™r>r-»••«»<*-'>«, wa-.-I...»^.T,, •-„...«..,.-^.«.™^,^w^,,r ^.M^«
Village Receives Sewer Plant Funds
A state grant in the amount of $59,222 has been
awarded to the Village of Freeport for its Sew-age
Treatment Plant, according to notice re-ceived
froa the New York State Department of
Environmental Conservation. This grant is re-imbursement
for one-third of the direct costs
of operation and maintenance of the Freeport
Sewage Treatment System during the past fiscal
Freeport has regularly been receiving such
grants from the State because it maintains a
high standard of operation as required by the
Public Health Law.
The Village Engineers are in a continuing study
of the Freeport Sewage System and requirements
for future growth.
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