Greater Penalty For Loose Dogs
The Village Board, after a public hearing, has
established a $25.00 penalty if a loose dog is
siezed for the second time in a two-year period.
This $25.00 penalty is in addition to the regu-lar
redemption fee which is required by the Town
of Hempstead Dog Warden. Mayor Sweeney pointed
out that there have been many complaints about
dogs running loose, and a strong penalty is nec-essary
to deter repeaters. He also noted that
the Village is asking the Dog Warden to give
special attention to neighborhoods where loose
dogs have been reported frequently. The dog
owners who love their pets should also be aware
that the dogs may be destroyed if proper identi-fication
is not made or the redemption fees and
penalties are not paid.
Freeport Asks For Rent Control Power
The Village Board has called upon the village's
representatives in the state legislature to push
for a "local option" rent control law.
The Village went on record in favor of such leg-islation,
in telegrams to State Senator Norman
Levy and Assemblyman Armand D'Amato. This would
give the Village authority to impose standards
for rent increases within its boundaries," the
Mayor noted. "With the removal of all'Federal
controls," the Mayor said, Freeporters living
in apartment houses may be exposed to some land-lords'
attempts to raise rents exorbitantly.
We realize that landlords are entitled to a rea-sonable
increase when costs.go up, but our main
concern is for the thousands of Freeport tenants.
"There are particular hardships among the elder-ly
residents on fixed incomes living in apart-ments,
because they must meet any rent increases
without a corresponding wage increase. There
are also many young couples who have a large
part of their earnings going towards the pay-ment
of rent, and who cannot stand sizeable
monthly increases without sacrificing basic ne-cessities
Mayor Sweeney pointed out that the Village was
able to hold the line in many cases, utilizing
the Mayor's Landlord-Tenant Relations Committee,
which was established in 1969 when there were
proposals for large rent increases in many Free-port
apartment buildings. "This Committee did
a fine job, as far as it could go," the Mayor
said, "but we never got the legislative teeth
that we asked for from the State, and we hope
that the legislators will be more responsive in
the face of the current problem.
Amend Elevator Ordinance
Passenger elevators will be required in all
buildings constructed in Freeport in the fu-ture,
when the building is more than two sto-ries
high. Previously, elevators were only
mandatory in buildings of six stories or more.
The elevator requirement is the result of an
amendment to the Village ordinances adopted by
the Freeport Village Board after a public hear-
ing. The amended ordinance covers apartment
houses and office buildings.
It is expected that 'the elevator requirement
will encourage the construction of quality
apartment and commercial buildings wherever
they are permitted by the zoning laws in the
To reduce burglaries our Police Department, in
cooperation with the Freeport Memorial Library
and the Freeport Exchange Club, has started a
new program to help residents mark their per-sonal
property for easier identification.
Stolen property can therefore be more easily
recovered, and the markings aid in the prosecu-tion
of the thief. Every resident who has a
library card may borrow the marking material
for this purpose, by applying at the Library.
Samples are on display as well as operating in-structions.
The equipment is made available
through the courtesy of the Freeport Exchange
Club, withouth charge to you.
Personal items that may be marked include:
small appliances, cameras, fire arms, musical
instruments, radios, typewriters, watches, etc.
Village ^•^^ News
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.
Freeport Wins Again MARCH 1973
Nassau County Executive Ralph G. Ca'so presents trophy to Ricky Regan and Andy Oauro, co-captains
of the Freeport Recreation team which won the championship title in recent Second Annual Non-Var-sity
High School Holiday Basketball Tournament. Taking part in ceremony are coach Sob Tucker,
left, assistant coach Pat Kavanaugh, and, at right, Freeport Deputy Mayor William White. The
Freeport team beat the Maria Regina High School team (Uniondale) in a playoff game at the Nassau
Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Crack Down On Scofflaws
A resident from 100 South Ocean Avenue, after
having accumulated 26 parking tickets without
answering them was brought before Village Jus-tice
Edwin J. Freedman on a warrant by Detec-tive
Frank Medaglia of the Freeport Police De-partment.
After pleading guilty to the charges,
he was fined 8260.00 or ten dollars per ticket.
Such parking tickets are normally two or three
dollars each. These tickets were as a result
of parking in Parking Field #16, adjacent to
the Freeport Memorial Library. The defendant
lives in the apartment house next door.
"Parking scofflaws are petty thieves," Judge
Freedman said. "They steal parking spaces from
honest citizens, they show their contempt for
the law by disregarding court process, and when
apprehended, we will continue to dispense se-vere
fines to even up the score."
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.
New Village Hall Addition
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Village Clerk Thomas DeVincenzo points out how the new Village Hall addition closely matches the
old building, to interested employees John Osborne, Deputy Village Clerk, and Faye Rogers, typist-clerk.
The three-story addition to the original Vil-lage
Hall has been matched so exactly to the
old building, which was built in 1928, that it
appears to be all one structure. The old build-ing
was patterned after the original Indepen-dence
Hall in Philadelphia, and the new addition
follows the same design features. Mayor Sweeney
pointed out that the Village Board in the 1920s,
"had great foresight to construct a building
that was able to handle the administrative ser-vices
of the Village for about *t5 years. How-ever,
we have been bulging at the seams for the
past few years and space has been so tight that
it has been necessary to separate people even
within the same department, which, of course,
is a very inefficient utilization of personnel.
"We have been putting off the construction of
this addition from year to year in favor of
other pressing capital improvements, such as
the incinerator which was refurbished in 1961*,
fire houses, street improvement programs, and
other major programs. But, the yearly increases
in population and services made it absolutely
essential to enlarge the Village Hall."
The addition, which now places the main entrance
on North Grove Street, has been constructed at
a cost of 1.6 million dollars through a long-term
bond issue. Four frame dwellings were re-moved
to make way for the Village Hall addition,
but the surrounding lawn and park area was not
disturbed, and additional open space and green-ery
is provided in the sunken, mall which also
contains trees and walkways and benches.
Another feature of the overall plan is the com-fort
station on the Ocean Avenue side of the
Village Green which has been built for the many
nearby residents who use the sit-in park area.
The new addition was designed by architect
Siegmund Spiegel, who is noted for many struc-tures
he has designed throughout Long Island.
Mr. Spiegel said he is proud of the addition
not only for the beauty of the structure, but
also because, "it is one of the very few pub-lic
buildings on Long Island designed with an
eye to the needs of the handicapped." There
is a ramp at ground level on the North Grove
Street side of the building, which allows easy
access from the adjoining parking lot into the
building, through doors wide enough to allow
passage of a wheelchair. From that level, an
elevator is provided which will allow handi-capped
persons to reach the main conference
room to attend public meetings of the Village
The general contractor was the Elite Corpora-tion,
and the electrical contractor, Walling
Electric. The heating, air conditioning and
ventillating was done by Dart Mechanical Cor-poration.
The plumbing contractor was Geeland
Mother-Daughter House Ads May Be Misleading
Freeport Code Enforcement Attorney Raymond
Lavallee reported that certain realtors have
been listing homes for sale in residential
areas of Freeport as "Mother-Daughter" houses
with two full kitchens. He pointed out that
the Freeport Code of Ordinances prohibits the
use of two kitchens in a legal one-family
The ordinance specifically limits family use
to "living and cooking, or warming food, as
,.a.:single hpuseloeep.ing..unit." Mr. Lavallee - .
-said -realtonsVano1 residents should be made
awar-e'"tha.t -the^r.egula.tdons -prohibit the use
'ofVseparate cook:ing facilities and such viola-tions'are
punishable by fine of up to $250.00
for each infraction. In such zoning cases the
resident is generally required to remove all
illegal installations, which can be a costly
Mr. Lavallee said that the use of this type
of "Mother-Daughter" advertising to sell
houses is at the least misleading and it may
lead prospective buyers to believe that it is-permissible
to make separate apartments for
income producing rentals on that basis. The
.KCode-Enforcement-office is asking the Long
Island Bo'ard'pf-'Reaitors to'make all its mem-bers
in the Freeport area aware of this Vil-lage
Mayor Robert J. Sweeney presents Proclamation
to Anne Eddleton, President of East Nassau
Section, National Council of Jewish Women.
Looking on is Vice-President of Administration,
Geri Speir. Council women are dedicated to
work for the disadvantaged, children, youth
and the aged, Mrs. Eddleton stated. The East
Nassau Section which comprises Freeport, East
Meadow, Merrick and Bellmore is marking the
Section's 25th Anniversary.
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 propos-als,
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 Sep-tember
1973, they will appear in the Long Is-land
Kernel, The Homes Town News.
PARTNERS ... POLICE AND THE PUBLIC
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