After a public hearing the Village Board adopted
an ordinance requiring dog owners to remove all
feces deposited by the dog in a public street.
Mayor Sweeney said that the ordinance was pass-ed
in response to many complaints from Freeport
residents about nuisances committed by dogs.
The Freeport Commission for the Conservation
of the Environment also made a strong recom-mendation
that the Village have such an ordin-ance,
after studying the effects of uncontrolled
dog nuisances, the Mayor noted.
In addition to requiring that the dog feces be
picked up immediately, the ordinance also pro-hibits
any person from allowing his dog to com-mit
a nuisance on any sidewalk, thoroughfare,
play area, park, or any place where people might
congregate or walk.
Mayor Sweeney said that enforcement of the or-dinance
will be by citizen complaint, rather
than by direct police action. Any resident who
reports a violation will be asked to sign a
complaint, from which a summons may be issued
for an appearance in court.
Similar ordinances have been passed by other
villages on Long Island, including the Village
of Malverne and the Village of Hetnpstead.
Adult Recreation Trip Notice To Electric Consumers
Join the Freeport Recreation Department for a
guided tour of the United Nations, and lunch
out, on Wednesday, February 21, 1973. The tour
will, include the aims and activities as well as
an explanation of the architecture and art work
in the buildings, plus a visit to the Gift and
Souvenir Shop. A complete lunch of soup, all
the flounder you can eat, dessert and beverage
will be served at Howard Johnson's in Rego Park
after the tour. The fee of 56.00 includes the
guided tour, lunch and bus transportation. The
bus will leave Village Hall at 9:00 A.M. and
return about 'trOO P.M. Reservations may be
phoned in to Mrs. Stern - FR 8-4000, ext. 211.
The trip is United to a first come, first
served, basis. Flyers are available at the
Freeport Recreation Department.
For The Ladies
By popular demand Women's Physical Fitness
classes will be offered on Wednesday mornings
at the Salvation Army Church basement, 66
Church Street, 9:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. Call
Freeport Recreation Department - FR 8 - <tOOO,
ext. 253, for details and class reservations.
Remember the Snow Emergency Signal on the fire
horns — *» blasts, pause — 2 blasts. Your car
oust be off the street during the snow emergency,
or it is subject to being towed away at the own-er's
expense. Keep streets clear for snow plows,
fire trucks and other emergency vehicles.
The latest electric rates approved by the New
York State Public Service Commission provide
for substantial discounts to residential con-sumers
with electric hot water heaters and/or
total electric space heating. The discount
for water heaters in most cases may exceed
S'tO.OO per annum and for electric space heat-ing
SlOO.OO per annum.
Electric consumers qualifying for the above
discounts should call FR 8-4000 Ext. 235 for
Reverend Eugene K. Strebel of the Lutheran
Church of Christ has been reappointed by Mayor
Sweeney to a five-year term on the Freeport
Housing Authority. Other members of the Hous-ing
Authority are: Reverend E.M. Mallette,
Chairman; and members Freda Radin, Ernest
Oriani, and Frank J. Smith. The Executive Di-rector
is John Williams. The Housing Authority
offices are located at 3 Buffalo Avenue, Free-port.
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.
Drug Abuse Seminars
Jaddie R. Stewart, Director of the Freeport Narcotics Guidance Council, meets with Village resi-dents
in a continuing program to educate them on the problems of drug abuse and the methods of
dealing~with them. These seminars are being repeated"for~any Village residents interested in be-coming
better informed on this crucial problem. For information call the Freeport Narcotics Guid-ance
Center at 378-4212 or visit the Center at 193 So. Main Street.
A parent who finds a suspicious drug can bring
it to the Freeport Narcotics Guidance office
at 193 So. Main Street. Here, he will be given
an identification number. He will not be asked
to give his name or any other information.
A week later he can call the Council and give
his identification number and he will be told
whether or not the substance is an illegal or
What the parent does with the information will
be his own decision. Professional counselors
will be available to advise him i.f he wishes
to avail himself of their assistance.
Find out now if your fears are groundless or
that there may be a problem in your household,
You can get help.
Trustees: George H. Fairberg, Thomas J. Lovelidge, Lloyd E. Orr, William H. White
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo— Treasurer: Leonard D.B. Smith— Counsel: Oakley Gentry, Jr.
The Freeport Village Board has joined with
other village boards throughout the State to
petition the legislature to correct an unfair
State Revenue Sharing formula.
"Under the present State laws," Mayor Robert
J. Sweeney said, "any municipality that is
called a city gets a much larger chunk of state
aid than municipalities such as Freeport which
are designated villages. This is true regard-less
of the population of the village or what
services are provided to its residents.
"For example," the Freeport Mayor said, "the
Village of Freeport, with a population of over
^0,000 persons received only $210,000 in state
aid while the City of North Tonawanda, with a
population of 36,000 persons received $1,227,
000 in 1971. Further compounding the inequity
is the fact that the Village of Freeport pro-vides
more municipal services to its residents
than any other municipality in the entire
State. Other villages and cities rely upon
the county and town facilities for many local
services, such as police, incineration, water
supply, and others, while Freeport has its own
municipal departments for such services, even
including our own electric power supply."
The Freeport Village Board has passed a resolu-tion
calling upon the State legislators to make
the Number One priority for the coming year a
revision of the Revenue Sharing Laws, in order
to give villages their fair share. This reso-lution
was one of many sponsored by the New
York State Conference of Mayors, representing
nearly 500 municipalities in the State. Copies
of the Freeport resolution have been forwarded
to Governor Rockefeller, Assemblyman George T.
Farrell, Chairman of the Joint Legislative Com-mittee
on Laws Affecting Local Government; State
Senator Norman J. Levy, and Assemblyman Armand
Mayor Sweeney said he felt it will probably take
a massive letter-writing campaign by the general
public before the State Legislature would revise
the Revenue Sharing formula. He urged every
Freeport family to write the Governor and local
State legislators, to demand a more equitable
distribution of state aid to villages. He
pointed out that if the drive is successful it
would help keep local property taxes down, be-cause
the additional state aid would help off-set
increases in municipal costs.
Letters should be addressed: Gov. Nelson A.
Rockefeller, Executive Offices, Albany, N.Y.,
1222^; Hon. Norman J. Levy, State Senator,
N.Y. State Senate, Albany, N.Y. 1222^; Hon.
Armand D'Amato, New York State Assembly, Albany,
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Work is progressing on the new Freeport Community Center now under construction at South Main
Street and Mill Road, and operations are scheduled to begin in September of 1973. Programs for
Senior Citizens, Pre-Kindergarten, Game Room, Music Room and Gymnasium will be fully operational
at that time, according to Freeport Recreation Superintendent Stanley Brekne.
The second phase of construction will include the outdoor pools and the ice skating rink, Mr.
Dr. Irwin Gray, Ph.D. and P.E. Associate Professor of Management at Polytechnic Institute of Brook-lyn
and instructor for the Management Training Institute of the United States Civil Service Commis-sion
presented certificates to twenty-one Freeport Village employees who completed the first two-week
course in management and supervisory training. Dr. Gray presents certificates to those who
completed the morning session, from left to right: Patricia Napoli of the Registrar's Office,
Richard Grempel of the Electric Department, Robert Ford of the Sewer Department, Angelo Capozzoli
of the Municipal Garage, George Mott of the Parks Department, Cornelius Reeger of the Electric De-partment,
Kenneth Bush of the Water Department, Paul Cotten of the Highway Department, Craig Bell
of the Village Clerk's office, Iver Beck of the Electric Department, and William Brower of the
The program was funded by a federal grant of $6870 received jointly by the Village of Freeport and
the Village of Hempstead. This joint application was necessary because each Village on its own
could not meet the minimum population requirement of 50,000 persons. This application was prepared
and filed by Freeport Village Clerk Thomas DeVincenzo and it is the first such federal grant to a
Village in the entire State. Additional funds are expected to come to the Village from the 1973
Intergovernmental Act to complete other phases of management training.
Freeport Mayor Robert J. Sweeney said, "This special training project for supervisory personnel is
one more aspect of our continuing program to improve Village services. Today's environmental and
social problems place greater and greater demands upon the municipal employees charged with pro-viding
these services, particularly upon those employees responsible for planning, administration
If you are planning any additions or improve-ments
to the interior or exterior of your home,
be sure to call the Building Department at
FR 8-4000, ext. 2^1,-before any work commences.
The Building Department will aid you in deter-mining
whether the contemplated changes meet
the requirements of the Village Code of Ordin-ances
and whether or not it is necessary to
obtain various permits.
Both the homeowners and the contractors involved
are subject to heavy fines if work is done with-out
obtaining the necessary permits, and in ad-dition,
any violations will have to be corrected
or removed. Avoid any unnecessary expense and
inconvenience by checking with the Building De-partment
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