Following is the complete text of a letter re-ceived
from the Chairman of the New York State
Public Service Commission to the Freeport Su-perintendent
of Electric Utilities, Ludovic
"During the catastropic ice storm that hit Long
Island last.week .your system provided two emer-gency
crews to assist the Long Island Lighting
Company in repairing the vast damage it sustain-ed.
These crews distinguished themselves by
long hours of hard work under difficult condi-tions.
LILCO has reported to me that their
performance was outstanding.
"Freeport Electric Dept. is to be congratulated
for its willingness to help and the effective-ness
of its people. I wish to extend my per-sonal
thanks for the fine effort of your com-pany,
and I ask that you also convey my thanks
to the members of the crews who-performed-with-such
distinction and dedication in the best
tradition of the utility industry for mutual
assistance in emergencies." (Signed) Joseph C.
The Freeport Historical Society invites you to
attend an open meeting on Tuesday, February 26,
at 8:15 P.M. at the Freeport Memorial Library.
Mr. Robert Moses,.Consultant to the Chairman
of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority
and Special Advisor to the Governor on housing
Robert Moses Is Guest Speaker
and related matters, will be the guest speaker.
Mr. Moses will tell the story of Jones Beach
and how it became New York's outstanding State
Park. He was the planner and prime mover in
the development of Jones Beach. All are wel-come.
SOUTH SHORE CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER
The South Shore Child Guidance Center is licsensed A.M. to 5:00 P.M.; Tuesday and Thursday evenings
by the New York State Department of Mental Hy-giene
to provide out-patient psychiatric services
to children between the ages of W8, and their
until 9:00 P.M., and on Saturday from 9:00 A.M.
to 12:00 noon. Parents may apply by calling the
clinic and requesting an application for ser-vices.
Services provided include psychiatric evaluation
and treatment, individual, family and group ther-apy.
Fees, are on a sliding scale based on fam-ily
size and gross annual income.
The Center is open Monday through Friday, 9:00
Interested In Car Pooling?
The Village Board is considering making a park-ing,
area available to all Freeport residents
who wish to have a central staging point to
make up car pools. This will only be done,
however, if there is enough interest in such--
a program among Freeport commuters.
The Center is located at 56 West Merrick Road,
Freeport. Telephone: 868-3030. For.further
information please call Mr. Murray Felson, CSW,
whether Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Jamaica, or
other specific points. Commuters could.meet
others who are going to the same destination
and make arrangements to pool rides.
The special parking area would be set up with
sections narked off by destinations in the City,
If you feel this would be a helpful service,
please fill in the information requested and
return with your electric bill payment, for a
convenient reply without additional postage.
Destination Phone Number
Departure Time From Freeport Return Time From The City
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.
Looking Ahead FEBRUARY
It isn't even Spring...put Brownie Scouts of Troop 2219 know some plantings can't wait for Spring.
Troop Leaders Barbara Eberst and Kitty Loftus instruct the girls in planting tulip bulbs at Madison
Avenue Park on Sunrise Highway, earning the plaudits of the Village's Beautification Committee.
There will be a Special Village Election on
Tuesday, March 19th, to fill the unexpired term
of H. Berkeley Swezey, who moved from the. Vil-lage
because of a change in his job. The term
runs through March 31, 1977. The position is
currently filled by Dorothy Storm, who was ap-pointed
by Mayor White.
All polling places will be open for the elec-tion,
and voting hours are from 7:00 A.M. to
9:00 P.M. All Freeport residents are eligible
^v to vote who are on the County rolls for perma-nent
personal registration and who voted in
the General Election (November) within the past
two years, or in last year's Village Election.
If you are not otherwise enrolled, you may reg-ister
for this Special Village Election, on
Saturday, March 2nd, at Village Hall, *»6 North
Ocean Avenue, from noon to 9:00 P.M. This reg-istration
place is-for all election districts.
To qualify, a prospective voter must be: (l)
A citizen of the United States, (2) Over 18
years of age, (3) A resident of the State and
of the Village for at least thirty (30) days
preceding the election.
Trustees: George H. Fairberg, Ralph P. Franco, Thomas J. Lovelidge, Dorothy Storm
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo - Treasurer: Leonard D.B. Smrth - Counsel: Oakley Gentry Jr.
Change In Taxicab Rates
After a public hearing by the Village Board,
an amendment to the taxi rate schedule was
passed, increasing the amounts now charged by
8.25 for each zone. An additional increase
of $,15 for each zone will become effective
July 1, 197^.
These rate increases were made after a careful
study by the Taxi Committee of the increased
costs of operating. Satisfactory service could
not be given unless the taxicab owners received
an increase to enable them to hire competent
employees and make necessary repairs and re-placements
of their cabs, Committee Chairman
Frank Husico reported. This was confirmed by
a review of the company's books and all finan-cial
Make The Best of Energy Crisis
The Freeport Commission on the Conservation of
the Environment asks consumers to use appliances
wisely, as recommended in the U.S. Government
publication, "Citizen Action Guide to Energy
Conservation." Suggestions include: Check your
house to see how many appliances there are, and
if some of them duplicate each other unnecessar-ily.
Make sure that you do not leave lights on
for a long time when you are not-in the room.
Do not use your dishwasher, clothes washer and
dryer unless you have a full load. If everyone
would be a bit more careful, a great deal of
energy could be saved as well as unnecessary
Some of the most popular electrical appliances
are listed showing the annual energy consumption
in kilowatt hours: Air Conditioner - 2000 KWH,
Electric Blanket <- 150 KWH, Clock - 17 KWH,
Clothes Dryer - 1200 KWH, Dishwasher (with heat-er)
- 350 KWH, Attic Fan - 270 KWH, Furnace Fan
- 'tSO KWH, Fluorescent Light (3 fixtures) - 260
KWH, Food Freezer (16 cu. ft.) - 1200 KWH, Food
Waste Disposer - 30 KWH, Electric Frying Pan -
2^0 KWH, Hair Dryer - 15 KWH, Iron (hand) - 150
KWH, Light Bulbs - 1870 KWH, Range - 1550 KWH,
Refrigerator (frost^free - 12 cu.ft.) - 750 KWH,
Television (black/white) - 'tOO KWH, Television
(color) - 5^0 KWH, Toaster - 'tO KWH, Vacuum
Cleaner - <t5 KWH, Washer (automatic) - 100 KWH.
The Government also advises that an instant-on
model television if left plugged in, is consum-ing
anywhere from 5 to 'tO watts all day long,
even when it is turned off. It would pay to un-plug
the set when you are not using it.
Frost-free refrigerators consume 50? more energy
and cost more dollars to operate than standard
models. Side by side refrigerator-freezer models
use up to ^5? more energy than the conventional
models. Because of the difference in operating
costs it is often best to consider whether your
potential use will justify its purchase.
Washing dishes by hand under running water wastes
much energy and raises your fuel bill. Make sure
your thermostat on your hot water heater is not
set too high, and that your hot water faucets do
not drip. Self-cleaning ovens use approximately
21? more energy. If you have one, use that fea-ture
sparingly. Using lower wattage electric
bulbs for lighting will also conserve energy;
For copies of the booklet, write to Superinten-dent
of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Of-fice,
Washington, D.C. 20^02. The cost for the
booklet is $1.75 each and for 100 or more copies,
the price is $1.31 each.
The Village of Freeport anticipates a variety
of part-time and summer job opportunities for
Freeport residents in the near future, in its
Recreation Department. Apply now for Lifeguard,
Ice Rink Guard, Recreation Attendant, custodial
help, gymnastics, football, basketball, painting
arts and crafts, wrestling, judo, lacrosse, and
Before filing an income tax return this year,
come to the Freeport Memorial Library, Thurs-day,
March H, 1971* at 8:00 P.M. and let an
expert tell you how to do it. A representa-other
Applications are also being accepted from resi-dents
for summer laborer positions. No tele-phone
inquiries. Please apply in person or in
writing, to H.M. Gramlich, Jr., Deputy Village
' Clerk, <»6 No. Ocean Avenue, Freeport, N.Y. 11520.
tive of the Internal Revenue Office will be there
to answer individual questions and to explain how
to take advantage of recent tax legislation, In-ternal
Revenue rulings and court decisions.
Personnel Costs Cited In Budget Increase
After a public hearing on January iHh, the
Village Board adopted a budget of $9,8^1,212
for the new fiscal year beginning March 1,
which calls for a Village tax rate of 37.91 per
hundred dollars of assessed valuation, an in-crease
of 980 over last year.
On a house assessed at $5,000, for example, the
increase will amount to ^9.00 for the year, or
about J*f.08 per month. On a house assessed at
$10,000 the annual increase will be $98.00
More than two-thirds of the tax rise is mandated
by contractual increases in employees' salaries
and benefits, Mayor William H. White noted. He
said the second half of the two-year Civil Ser-vice
Employees Association contract'calls for a
7$ raise for most Village employees in 197^,
and the new budget also has provision for po-lice
raises, although the police contract is
still in negotiation. Salary increases also
result in higher payments into the retirement
system and in the cost of other employee bene-fits,
the Mayor pointed out.
The collective bargaining agreement was reached
only after about ten months of intensive nego-tiations,
plus service of a New York State
mediator and a Fact-finder, from the State Pub-lic
Employees Relations Board. The final fig-ure
was the Fact-finder's recommendation.
"This budget, despite the 980 tax increase, is
a very tight budget," Mayor White said, "when
you consider that we started with a built-in
increase of about 700 in employee raises and
benefits which could in no way be cut by the
Village Board. In addition, the Village is
subject to the same inflationary pressures in
its purchases of supplies and equipment as is
every individual household. We have to budget
for higher prices in almost every category,
whether it's paper or a new truck for public
"The Village B.oard started reviewing the pro-posed
budget with the Treasurer last October,
and, after the first go-around the departmental
requests added up to a tax increase of $1.60.
We went through each departmental budget sev-eral
more times, line by line, right into Jan-uary,
and we eliminated or reduced every pos-sible
item to what we believe is the lowest
possible we can go without affecting the pres- f
erit high standard of Village services."
The Mayor said the Village could have saved
three or four cents on the tax rate by elimin- -.
ating a previously announced program to attract-desirable
business and residential uses to
Freeport by hiring a specialist in that type of--
promotional activity. "The Village Board con- -
siders this an essential program, however,
Mayor White said, "because it will help shape .
the future of our Village. It is imperative
that we enlarge our tax base of commercial
properties, because-every dollar in revenue the
Village can get from new business is a dollar
less needed from the individual taxpayer."
The municipal budget covers local services such
as Police, Sanitation, Recreation and Parks,
street maintenance, Sewer Plant and collection
system, Municipal Garage, Building Department,
Code Enforcement Office, Fire Department equip-ment
and supplies, plus the operation of all ad- "'
ministrative functions in Village Hall, and the •.
maintenance of all Village buildings and grounds.
In many other communities some of these services!
are provided by other levels of government, such
as the Township or the County. In Freeport, vir-r,,
tually all services are provided by the Villagei-^-
The Village also provides its own electric power
and water supply systems, but these are not re--:
fleeted in the municipal budget because they are
self-sustaining operations which are paid for
entirely put of the electric bills and water
bills. Again, in many other communities these
services are not provided by the municipality
but by private utility companies.
The Village tax has no relationship to the School
Tax, Town Tax, or County Tax. These are all in-dependent
of the municipal government and have ^
their own budgets and their own services, without
any participation by the Village government.
The Village Tax represents about 30? of the total
property tax paid by property owners within the
Incorporated Village, the balance being made up
of County, Town and School levies.
CLEAR SIDEWALKS OF SNOW
Village Ordinances requires all property owners,
tenants or occupants to remove snow and ice from
the sidewalks, in front of residences, commer-cial
buildings or stores within 2^ hours after
cessation of any fall of snow. Failure to do so
is in violation of Village Ordinance Sec. 11-61.
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