The Beautification Committee is hard at work, planting shrubs and flowers at the ornamental wall
on Sunrise Highway at Brookside Avenue. Committee members standing behind the wall are, Ramona
Crook, left, Patricia Mooney, Estelle Meyer, and Bill Gibbs. They are ably assisted by Brownie
Scouts Jill Crook and Loreen McCuen.
Freeport Mayor Robert J. Sweeney presents awards to Miss Paula Gisando and Miss Karen Washington,
for poster design and slogan. The high school students won Savings Accounts donated by the South
Shore Federal Savings and Loan Association, in the contest sponsored by the Village of Freeport
Beautification Committee. The poster design and slogan are being used in the comnittee's cam-paign
to promote civic and business center improvements.
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
46 NORTH OCEAN AVENUE TELEPHONE FReeport 8-4000 ROBERT J. SWEENEY, MAYOR
Citizens' Alert Helps Police
Freeport Police made 1250 arrests in fiscal
1971 as compared to 961 for 1970, Chief Anthony
Elar reported to the Village Board. This was
one facet of' the comprehensive report showing
increased activity in many areas but substan-tial
reductions in some major crimes.
All categories of thefts declined, except bur-glaries,
which were up from 'tZ't in 1970 to 572
in 1971. Auto thefts were down from 327 to
25^ and larcenies were reduced from 1^79 to
1H8. There was a 22% reduction in the number
of stolen cars.
Chief Elar attributed the overall drop in
thefts to the comprehensive citizens' alert
program known as the '"»0,000 Pairs of Eyes",
plus the stolen car alert on radio station
WGBB. The Chief said that these public inform-ation
programs had made all Freeporters aware
of the importance of being watchful against
suspicious persons or criminal activity. Many
crimes were prevented, the Chief declared, be-cause
potential thieves knew the public,was on
He reported that in"the Uniformed Division
3762 local complaints were investigated, and
3256 sick or injured persons were aided. Sum-monses
were issued to 3212 moving violations,
and 168 stolen autos were recovered.
In praising the efforts of his men, Chief Elar
pointed out that 123 letters were received from
the public during the year commending the work
of individual policemen in various situations
and expressing their thanks to the department.
Eight members of the force were cited by the
Mayor and the Village Board for excellent po-lice
In the Detective Division there were *»59 in-vestigations,
including 260 crimes of serious
nature. As a result, 51* felony arrests were
made and 62 misdemeanor and penal law arrests.
The Juvenile Aid Unit of the Freeport Police
Department investigated 106 complaints and
filed Vf Family Court petitions. This unit
attempts to prevent youthful offenses and as-sist
young people in every possible way.
Chief Elar said the Community Relations Unit
checked 87 complaints dealing with neighbor-hood
harassment, family problems, drug abuse
counselling and civilian complaints against
The Freeport Police Boat, which patrols the
waterways in and about the Village, issued 151
Navigational.summonses, and handled dozens of
other cases of all kinds, from assistance to
damaged crafts and recovery of stolen marine
equipment. The boat is manned by two patrol-men
and is equipped with tow. lines, underwater
gear, and first aid equipment..
- In addition to these'activitiesi Chief Elar
said, the Department also 'supervises 36 Special
Police, who are not regular policemen but part-time
employees who are used for traffic duty,
parades, and other ..public functions.
KEEP THIS NUMBER HANDY
BY YOUR TELEPHONE
Trustees: George H. Fairberg, Thomas J. Lovelidge, Lloyd E. Orr, William H. White
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo— Treasurer: Leonard D.BV Smith— Counsel: Oakley Gentry, Jr.
One Day A Housing
Inspector Came to
He Did -
What Does Housing Inspection Mean To You
Does the roof sag
or leak? Are eaves
rotted? Is the chimney
safe and sound?
Is the wiring safe?
Are there enough
Are there enough windows?
Are they weathertight?
Will they open?
How many rooms? How
many people live in
them? Is there
enough space and
privacy for healthful
Are there kitchen
and bathroom fixtures?
Hot and cold running
water? Does the
Any holes or breaks
in floors, walls,
or ceilings? Do they
sag? Does siding
need paint or repair?
Is the yard free of
junk and rubbish?
Are there enough
garbage cans? Any
sign of rats? Are
there screens on
windows and .
... as a TENANT?
You will have the secure feeling that goes with
knowing that the house you rent is safe and
sound. You are protected by law from the care-lessness
or neglect of the person who owns the
property you rent. If repairs or changes need
to be made, the owner will be notified.
You do not have to make your own decisions a-bout
whether or not the house is in good shape.
This is done for you by a competent, impartial
inspector. Any dealings with the landlord are
also handled for you by the inspector.
...as an OWNER?
It means your property is being looked over by
a hone maintenance specialist. He'll tell you
what repairs are required by Village codes for
health and safety's sake. He'll also give you
some good tips on ways to improve the beauty
and value of your property.
You'll get a written report of his recoraaenda-tions.
If you have any questions, he'll be
glad to try to answer them.
Do foundation walls
have holes or big
cracks? Is the cellar
Is the heating system
What about vents, safety 1
devices and flues?
He'll Follow The Same Steps When He Visits You.
Separate Fact From Fancy
Once one place starts running down, it isn't
long before other houses follow.
....Nonsense! There's no reason for any neigh-borhood
to turn into a slum. These are
strong houses. All they need is a little
But what if their owners - or just one owner -
don't want to repair? Then what can you do?
....That's where our Village-wide housing code
program comes in. It helps people keep
their neighborhoods in good condition by
requiring all property owners to comply
with the ordinances established for the
How does the program protect MY neighborhood?
....By requiring minimum standards for health
and safety. Inspectors are maintenance
specialists who can inform owners on what
is needed to bring their homes in line with
Village codes, and bring new life and
beauty to their properties and neighborhoods.
FOR BUILDING VIOLATIONS OR DEFECTS, PLEASE CALL - BUILDING DEPARTMENT
FR 8 - WOO, Ext.241
FOR APPARENT OVER-OCCUPANCY SITUATIONS (too many persons in one
house), PLEASE CALL - CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICE
FR 8 - WOO, Ext.213 or Ext. 28*1
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