A Special School
Students of the Luther E. Woodward School for Emotionally Disturbed Children had a special lunch-eon
guest recently at the school's new headquarters on Merrick Road. Mayor William White, shown
with the school's Executive Director, Mrs. Gertrude Berman, proclaimed the week of July 21 as
Luther E. Woodward School Week. The facility, which was founded 17 years ago in Freeport, is
currently conducting a community awareness program to familiarize residents with its service for
the emotionally disturbed between the ages of two and 21.
A young Baldwin man who tossed refuse over-board
from a party boat in Freeport waters,
now believes that Freeport has an ordinance
forbidding the throwing of litter into the
waterways and has the means of enforcing that
law. This particular floating litterbug was
spotted by Freeport Police Marine Division
Officer Robert Hock and given a summons. Ap-pearing
before Village Justice Charles Mehr-mann,
a fine of 5100 was set.
The Village Board of Trustees, working with
the Commission for the Conservation of the
Environment, has stepped up the drive to keep
the waterways of the Village clean. Signs
are to be posted by the Village along several
main canals stating the maximum fine for throw-ing
refuse into the water, from shore or from
a boat, is 3250. The Commission is distribut-ing
other signs throughout the Village stress-the
need for cooperation and the Marine Divi-sion
is doubling surveillance.
In making the announcement, Mayor William
White said, "Our canals and bay are one of
the Village's most important assets. They
are important to us not only in the recrea-tional
sense, but also economically with the
long established marine businesses which add
to our tax base and attract an influx of
visitors each year. The Board ef Trustees
adopted the anti-litter ordinance some years
ago because it is a crime, a self-defeating
crime, to befoul the waters and create a
'dead sea1 around the Boating and Fishing
Capital ef the Easto I have directed the
police department to diligently enforce the
law and I urge all boaters to carry a re-ceptacle
aboard for the deposit of cans, food,
cigarette butts and-se forth. All marina
owners and charter boats should provide simi-lar
means of disposal for their customers.
Waterfront property owners are asked not only
to step throwing refuse into canals, but also
to report to the Freeport Police any neighbor
who is habitually guilty of the practice."
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
46 NORTH OCEAN AVENUE TELEPHONE FReeport 8-4000 WILLIAM H. WHITE, MAYOR
Notice About Your Electric Bill
FUEL ADJUSTMENT COMPUTATION
Prior to the promulgation of air quality stand-ards
in late 1970, most large industries and
electric utilities used coal as fossil fuel to
produce low cost energy. With the advent of
these regulations, a substantial number of these
plants had to switch over to low cost residual
fuel oil in order to meet ambient air quality
standards. In previous decades residual fuel
oil used by the Village as well as several elec-tric
utilities on the eastern seaboard, was a
residue by-product from oil refineries of which
there was a surplus and was sold at extremely
low cost, usually in the area of 20 to 30 per
gallon at the refinery. This switch from coal
to oil in 1971 created a serious shortage of
low cost residual fuel oil and increased for-eign
imports to approximately 1/3 of all fuel
oil requirements in the United States.
From 1966 to 1971 the Village was paying approx-imately
50 per gallon for residual fuel oil de-livered
in its storage tanks and its electric
rates were based on this cost of fossil fuel.
Since about 90| of the residual fuel being con-sumed
on the East Coast of the United States is
imported from foreign countries, the price of
this product skyrocketed when the oil embargo
was enforced last November. The fuel adjust-ment
passed on to the consumer is the difference
between actual cost and the 50 per gallon cost
on which the electric rates are based. A gal-lon
of fuel oil willl generally produce 12 kilo-watt
hours delivered to the consumer, that is,
after station use and line losses have been
In simple layman terms, assuming a customer
with 600 KWH per month consumption with a pro-duction
output of 12 kilowatt hours per gallon
of fuel, this means that for this customer the
Village burns 50 gallons of oil during that
period. The portion which would then apply to
the fuel adjustment would be 320 (present cost)
less 50 or 270 per gallon in fuel adjustment
based on fuel cost of 320.
The fuel adjustment as applied on electric bills
is of course considerably more refined and ac-curate
than the simple formula stated above
and the Village must file an applicable monthly
statement with the Public Service Commission.
An Important Change
Superintendent of Public Works Edwin Prefer has
announced that beginning in September the Ja-maica
Paper Stock Corporation, a private carter,
will be picking up newspapers for recycling
every Wednesday in each sector of the Village
on a contract arrangement with the Village.
This procedure was determined by the Board of
Trustees to be more convenient for residents
who were previously putting out newspapers one
Thursday a month. It will also release Village
personnel and equipment for other work.
As at present, newspapers should be tied and
placed at the curb. No glossy magazines should
be included. While no trash is picked up by
the Sanitation Department on a Wednesday in any
week in which a holiday occurs, newspapers will
be, unless the holiday falls on that day.
Trustees: George H. Fairberg, Ralph P. Franco, Thomas J. Lovelidge, Dorothy Storm
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo - Treasurer: James J. Lyons - Counsel: Oakley Gentry Jr.
Retired Treasurer Honored
Retired Village Treasurer-Assessor Leonard O.B. Smith is flanked by the two Mayors he served dur-ing
his 19 years in the post, William White (left) and Robert Sweeney as his wife, Catherine,
beans her approval. At dinner-dance attended by over 250 people, the Board of Trustees presented
a plaque to Mr. Smith who also served as Village Trustee.
Do You Know... ?
Do you know where your children are tonight?
Residents of several areas of the Village have
brought to the attention of the Board of Trus-tees
that loud and rowdy youngsters congregate
near their homes late at night disturbing their
sleep and littering or causing damage to their
Mayor William White pointed out that while the
Freeport Police are aware, and working on the
problem, the basic responsibility rests on
parents. "It was suggested that a curfew be
set by the Village. Our answer is that we can
not penalize all for a few. Curfews and other
guidance for behavior should be dealt with in
the home. The basic problem is 'Do you know
where your children are tonight?"1
LIFEGUARD - FULL TIME
The Village is looking for a mature, respon- Excellent Civil Service benefits are offered,
sible adult to fill a full time position in These include hospitalization, major medical,
the aquatics program of the Recreation Depart- dental plan, 11^ paid holidays yearly and
ment» paid vacation.
Applicants must have Nassau County certifica-tion
(Grade 11 or higher); heavy experience
as a lifeguard and/or swimming instructor;
and ability to plan and develop water sports
The salary is $7*570 per annum.
No telephone inquiries will be accepted. Ap-ply
in writing, or in person between 8:30 am
and 't^Opm weekdays to: Deputy Village Clerk
H.M. Gramlich Jr., Municipal Hall, ^6 North
Ocean Avenue, Freeport, N.Y. 11520.
Village Trustee Dorothy Storm stands with NBC-TV
anchorman Jim Hartz in front of partially in-flated
85-foot air ballon which winds prevented
from being launched recently from the Recreation
Center as a promotion for the Long Island Cere-bral
Mayor William White has announced that the Vil-lage
will participate in the Long Island Cere-
Village To Exhibit At Fair
bral Palsy Fair which will be held August 26
through September 2 on the grounds of Hofstra
University. "While the Village government is
expending funds for the rental of exhibition
space, all organizations and individuals are in-vited
to help us in making this event a success-ful
showcase for our Village," the Mayor said.
The Fair, which will raise funds for the
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau
County, is expected to attract a half a mil-lion
people during the eight days.
Divided into three areas, the first will contain
the Emmett Kelly Jr. All Star Circus under the
big top with attractions such as Mr. Kelly, the
world's most famous clown; Tina Wallenda on the
high wire; famous Gentle Ben, the bear from
television; the chimps from television's Dak-tari
series, and many others. It is planned
to have the winning team of Little League's
First Girls' Softball World Series, which will
be played that week in Freeport, introduced at
the circus. The second area will contain a
major Carnival Midway with excitement for the
entire family. The third part will be an exhi-bition
area where Freeport will join some 200
to 300 exhibits and displays including those
sponsored by the federal, county and towns'
To Host World Series
Mayor William White picked the slips out of the
hat and determined that the South will play
the East and then the West will be pitted a-gainst
the North, in the start of the First
Girls Softball World Series which will be
held at Northwest Park, August 28 to 31.
Freeport was selected as the site of the pre-cedent
setting series after meetings with Vil-lage
and Freeport Little League officials.
The local baseball organization has two soft-ball
leagues for girls and was the first on
Long Island to apply for a Little League
charter. National Director for the girls'
program, Stanley Fabiano,. pointed out that
the Village was in the center of "a hot bed"
of the program with New York having more
leagues than any other state.
All games will begin at 6pm and will be free
of charge. Seating will be expanded to hold
3,000 persons. Governor Malcolm Wilson and
other dignitaries will be invited to the
opening ceremonies at which the Freeport
High School and Fire Department bands will
be asked to play.
The Freeport Recreation Department will sponsor
"A Day in Flemington, N.J.", Wednesday, October
2, for adults only
The 89 fee includes the bus trip through fall
foliage, lunch at the Spread Eagle Inn and a
visit to Liberty Village which functions in the
spirit of the 18th century.
The bus will leave the Recreation Center, 130
East Merrick Road, at 8ara and will return there
at about 6pm. Advance reservations may be phoned
in to Mrs. Stern, 223-8000. The trip is limited
on a first-come, first-served basis.
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