Sticker Required For Waterfront Park
The parks of Freeport are for the use of Vil-lage
residents only, inasmuch as it is local
taxes which pay for and maintain the parks.
There have been some complaints about out-of-towners
using Waterfront Park at the foot of
South Long Beach Avenue. In order to prevent
this and assure adequate parking spaces for
Village residents, a special decal is provided
for cars of Freeport residents.
To obtain this decal, bring your auto registra-tion,
showing your Freeport address, to the
Village Clerk's office. A decal will be pro-vided,
numbered according to the auto regis-tration,
at no cost to you. Regular users of
the Waterfront Park are urged to obtain this
sticker, so that the Park Attendant may iden-tify
New Fire Chief
John R. Norton, co-holder of the title of Free-port
Fireman of The Year and last year's 1st
Deputy Chief, was elected by Department members
last month, to lead the Deparment for the
Mr. Horton is employed by Holmes Protective
Corporation as District Manager of Brooklyn,
Queens, Staten Island, Nassau and Suffolk Coun-ties.
As Fire Chief he will be able to utilize
the experience of his regular position. The
new Chief became a member of the Department by
joining Hose Co. #5, where he rose through the
ranks to his present position.
Chief Horton was born and raised in Brooklyn,
there attending St. Michaels and Manual Train-ing
High School. He is a veteran of World War
II having served with the Air Force in Europe.
John and his wife Viera live with their three
boys, Brian, Raymond and Robert, at 157 Evans
Avenue. Mrs. Horton is a Registered Nurse em-ployed
by Doctors Hospital.
Other elected officers of the department are:
1st Deputy, William Casmasina; 2nd Deputy, Wil-liam
Cominos. Truck Co. Church Street: Captain,
Kent Stebner; 1st Lt., Bruce Newberry; 2nd Lt.,
John Bruscino. Engine Co. Broadway: Captain,
Art Burdette, Jr.; 1st Lt., Robert Cappozzoli;
2nd Lt., Dennis Kropp. •
Hose Co. 1, Southside Ave.: Captain, Donald
Mclntosh; 1st Lt., Thomas Seaman; 2(id Lt., John
Combs, Jr. Hose Co. 2, Broadway: Captain
Stephen Wenk; 1st Lt., Tony Basile; 2nd Lt.,
Ed Martin. Hose Co. 3, So. Bayview Avenue:
Captain, Walter Vogt; 1st Lt., Steve Cooke; 2nd
Lt., Tom Mitthauer. Hose Co. *t, Sunrise Highway:
Captain, Robert Wilson; 1st Lt., Dennis Alber;
2nd Lt.,Gerald Wilson.
Hose Co. 5, Leonard Avenue: Captain, Richard
VanWicklen; 1st Lt., John Hirte; 2nd Lt.,
Ronney Murray. Emergency Co., Broadway: Cap-tain,
Cornelious Pandolfo; 1st Lt., Arthur
Rasmussen; 2nd Lt., Frank Watts. Fire Police
Squad, Broadway: Captain, Ken Bush; Lieuten-ant,
Joe Alfano; Sargent, James Jefferson.
A visit to the Brotherhood Winery in V/ashing-tonville
is being offered by the Freeport Rec-reation
Department on Wednesday June 13, 1973.
See how wines are made in America's Oldest Win-ery!
Taste table wines, dessert wines, and
champagnes from a collection of 21 New York
State wines! Bring a box lunch for a picnic
on their grounds (a snack bar will be open).
The fee of S't.OO will include transportation
by chartered bus and admission. The bus will
leave Village Hall at 9:15 A.M. and return to
Village Hall about 't^O P.M. Reservations may
be phoned to Mrs. Stern, FR 8-4000 Ext. 253.
The trip is limited and on a first come-first
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
46 NORTH OCEAN AVENUE TELEPHONE FReeport 8-4000 WILLIAM H. WHITE, MAYOR
Public Meetings On The 1st and 3rd Mondays Of The Month, At 9:00 P.M.
New Mayor Takes Office May 1973
The gavel changes hands, from former Mayor Robert J. Sweeney, right, to new Freeport Mayor William
H. White, at the annual Organization Meeting in Village Hall. Mayor White was elected to a four
year term in the Village election of March 20th, along with Trustees Elect Ralph P. Franco and H.
Berkeley Swezey. Village Justice Edwin J. Freedtnan was also elected to another four year term.
More Seniors Eligible For Tax Relief
The Freeport Village Board has adopted an
amendment to the local law which provides for
partial tax exemption for senior citizen home
owners. The maximum allowable income has been
raised from $5,000 to $6,000.
Anyone who has owned property for five years
or more and who is 65 years old or older, with
an annual income of $6,000 or less, may be en-titled
to a 50? reduction in the assessed value
of the property, which results in a 50? reduc-tion
in Village taxes. If the property is
jointly owned by husband and wife, only one of
the two must be 65 years old.
To obtain this exemption it is necessary to ap-ply
for a special application in the--Village
Assessor's office. Call FR 8-4000, Ext. 256,
or come to Village Hall in person. Applications
will be mailed in June and they must be returned
prior to October 1st in order to get the exemp-tion
for the next year. A new application must
be filed each year.
Trustees: George H. Fairberg, Ralph P. Franco, Thomas J. Lovelidge, H. Berkeley Swezey
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo - Treasurer: Leonard D.B. Smith - Counsel: Oakley Gentry Jr.
Newly elected Mayor William H. White, Trustee
Ralph P. Franco, and Village Justice Edwin J.
Freedman were sworn in by Nassau County Supreme
Court Judge Paul Kelly, at the annual Organiz-ation
Meeting held on the first Monday in April.
Trustee elect H. Berkeley Swezey was absent due
to a commitment made to his firm prior to the
election, which caused him to be out-of-town;
but he was sworn in the following Monday.
The new Village Board made appointments to all
expiring Village positions, including those of
Department Heads, Commissions, Boards and Com-mittees.
In the preliminary remarks Mayor White expressed
the hope that, "the clamor and controversy of
partisan politics is behind us and that the ver-bal
violence has ended." He said the new ad-ministration,
however, will welcome construct-ive
criticism from all quarters,*nd, in fact,
"we will look for and seek out constructive
suggestions from all community groups and the
community at large."
He said that the Village is embarking on a new
era of progress, pointing to the fact that con-struction
has started on the first hundred units
of urban renewal housing, the community center
is well on the way to completion, and there are
many Village programs under development to aid
Trustee George Fairberg was appointed Deputy
Mayor, to act in the absence of Mayor White.
John T. Osborne was reappointed Deputy Village
Clerk. Leonard D.B. Smith was again named Vil-lage
Assessor. James Lyons was redesignated to
act as Deputy Treasurer (Data Processing) and
Marie Barbieri was also redesignated as Deputy
Barry Dunn was reappointed Deputy Assessor.
Oakley Gentry, Jr. was named Village Counsel
for another year, and Michael Solomon continues
as Associate Village Counsel. Charles Mehrmann
was reappointed Village Justice. Raymond G.
Lavallee was again named Code Enforcement At-torney
to serve at the pleasure of the Board.
Jaddie Stewart was reappointed Director of the
Freeport Narcotics Guidance Counsel, to serve
at the pleasure of the Board.
Louis Bello was again appointed Superintendent
of Buildings. Henry Skellington was reappointed
Appointments Made At Annual Organization Meeting
Superintendent of Sanitation and Incineration.
Edward Voelker was again named Superintendent
of Water Distribution.
Baldwin & Cornelius Co. continue as Village En-gineers.
Rudolph Joseph, Bernard Ross and
Benedetto Caruso were reappointed Police Sur-geons.
Police Matrons are Mary Long, Mary
Beauford, Elizabeth Campione and Carol Duffy.
Hale Smith was reappointed a member of the
Board of Ethics. Emilio DeFillippo was ap-pointed
a member of the Sewer and Sanitation
Commission and Robert Burger was named Chairman
of the Sewer and Sanitation Commission. Henry
Dengel was again appointed a member of the Wa-ter
and Light Commission and Henry Altengarten
was redesignated Chairman of the Water and Light
Commission. Dorothy Storm was appointed a mem-ber
of the Park Commission and Thomas Re was ap-pointed
Chairman of the Park Commission.
Again named Chairman of the Highway Commission
is Norman Schmeling and reappointed as a mem-ber
of the Highway Commission is Steward
Rabbi Reuben Katz was reappointed and Harold
Schade and Rev. Daniel Donovan were appointed
members of the Commission on Human Rights.
Charles Friedman was appointed Chairman of the
Commission on Human lights.
Owen Brown.was appointed a member of the Com-mission
for Conservation of the Environment of
Freeport. Peter Fried was named as Chairman of
Raoul Lucca was named Chairman of the Planning
Board. Charles Randall was appointed a member
of the Planning Board. Members of the Electri-cal
Board are Frank McKenna, George Hubschmitt,
Ludovic Long, Louis Bello, William Hill 'and
Peter Meyer. Frank McKenna was named Chairman
of this Board.
John Donovan was designated to continue as
Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals. Barry
Dunn was appointed Safety Director of the Vil-lage.
John Marshall was appointed Chairman of the Ex-amining
Board of Plumbers. Members of the Ex-amining
Board of Plumbers are Gil Krog and
Robert Nelson. Members of the Traffic Safety
Committee are Joseph Pellicia, Paul Falcone
and Vincent Baliunas. Joseph Gallo was reap- bonds for tne officials of the Village and in-pointed
Chairman of the Traffic Safety Committee. clude sucn employees as may be required.
The Beautification Committee consists of Martha
DeSalvo, Chairman, and members Norman Cooper,
Ramona Crook, Angie Cullin, Edel Marone, Estelle
and Samuel Meyer, Pat Mooney, Katherine Parker,
Isabel Stark, Katherine Butterfield, Jddy Condos,
Mary Claire, Nancy Lamb, Susan Mannion, Judith
Reilly, Mary Stegner, Margaret Whitaker, Mary
Giordano, and Marilynne Moynihan.
Charles Pigadis was reappointed Chairman of the
Waterfront Committee. Other members of the
Waterfront Committee are Frank Bradford, Wesley •
Carman, Frank Esposito, Al Grover, Richard Hill,
Al Lindroth, Bennett Minton, Jr., Russ Redfield,
Robert Storm, Joseph Van Blerck, Michael Wainz,
John Russell, Otto Kunz and Ronald Feuring.
Canale & Gerardi were again appointed Public
Auditors to audit the accounts and books of the
Village. Schmeling Insurance Agency was desig-nated
as Insurance Agent and Broker to provide
The National Bank of North America, Chase Na-tional
Bank, the First National City Bank, The
Long Island Trust Company, and the Security Na-tional
Bank (Freeport Branch) were designated
as depositories of the Village funds.
The first and third Mondays at 9:00 P.M. were
designated as the regular meetings of the Board,
except during June, July, August and September
when the first Monday of the month at 9:00 P.M.
shall be designated as the regular meeting
night. In-the event meetings fall on legal
holidays, or the eve of same, such meetings
shall be dispensed with.
The Long Island Kernel was designated as the
Official Newspaper of the Village for a period
of April 1, 1973 to September 30, 1973, and
The Leader was designated as the Official
Newspaper of the Village for the period of
October 1, 1973 to March 31,
Cancer Control Proclamation
Last month was Cancer Control Month in Freeport, and Mayor William H. White is shown signing the
Proclamation while Lillian Gaylor, President of the American Cancer Society's Freeport Branch,
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