In recent cases prosecuted by the Freeport
Code Enforcement office in Village Court, four
landlords were fined for maintaining substand-ard
Moxey Rigby Jr,T who had ignored previous
monses, was fined $250 by Village Justice Charles
Mehrraann for the conditions at 8 Gold Street
which included peeling paint, broken window
frames and sash cords, non-functioning electrical
celing fixtures and holes in bathroom walls. He
was given one month to correct the conditions in
which case the fine would be lowered to $100=
Haywood Butler, owner of 297 Rutland Road, had
repaired one radiator, installed another, paint-ed
the trim on the exterior of the house and
cleaned out the gutters before appearing in
court. The charges were dropped,
Willie Davis was fined $15 for defective lights,
wall receptacles and switchplates, a damaged
sink top and no door knobs on one level at 288
Grand Avenue. The necessary work had been done
by Mr. Davis prior to his trial,
A front door in "deplorable" condition which
could not be locked, cost Donald Simpson, owner
The members of the Freeport Economic Development
Committee are presently working as an advisory
board to Economic Development Director Robert
J. Cohen,"Jr. in the planning and execution
of activities designed to attract desirable ,
business and residential uses to the Village.
Chairman of the Committee is Bernard Ames, Pres-ident
of Columbian Bronze, Chairman of the Board
of the United States Lines and Senior Vice Pres-ident,
of. Walter Kidde and Company. Appointed to
one year terms by Mayor William White were: Sig
Feile of Atlantic Nursery and Garden Shop; Mrs.
Sara Holly, Vice President of the Freeport Assoc-iation;
V.A. Khanamirian of Hunter's Clothes and
Vice President of the Freeport Chamber of Com-merce;
George Krakora, advertising sales repre-sentative
with U.S. News and World Report maga-zine;
Roger -Roddy—Jrs,—President, Nassau Penny-saver
Publications,_Inc.; former Freeport Mayor
Robert J. Sweeney; and Leo Young of Leo Young &
Cov,-Incb - — •
of 25 East Seaman Avenue, a $10 fine.
In other cases, the storage of junked motor ve-hicle
parts, a violation of Village ordinances,
by Z.L. One Truck Service, Inc., 501A Atlantic
Avenue, brought a fine of $250 to the owner if
the premises were not cleaned up within 60 days.
The complaints of inadequate hot water from the
tenants of the apartment house at 30 North Long
Beach Avenue cost the owner, Morley Kaye, $250
in fines if situation was not rectified within
Failure to obey the Village ordinance requiring
that a permit be obtained before any alterations
to plumbing and electrical systems are done,
brought Veronica Lowe of 33 Leonard Avenue be-before
Judge Mehrmann. As she had subsequently
gotten the necessary permits, the case was dis-missed.
The lack of a permit as well as chang-ing
the occupancy of 93 Commercial Street,
brought Victor Ruggero total fines of $100.
Pedro Linares was found guilty of renting more
than one room to more than one person at 23
West Milton Street and fined $10.
Mayor White said, "The formation of this com-mittee
fulfills a commitment to residents. We
had promised to put together a team of knowl-edgeable
individuals, with expertise in vari-ous
fields, to work towards broadening our
economic tax base and stimulating Freeport's
revitalization as the South Shore's hub for
business, commerce and recreation."
Please remember that in any week -that contains
a holiday there is no Wednesday trash pick-up.
The curbside trash pick-up is eliminated be-cause,
due to the holiday, Wednesday is uti-lized
for garbage collections,
Therefore, there will be no trash pick-up during
the weeks beginning Nov. 2*t (Thanksgiving), Dec,
22 (Christmas), and Dec. 29 (New Year's).
Residents are asked to cooperate so that the
Village will be kept clean and free of trash
during these holiday weeks.
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. NOVEMBER,
the Freeport High School Marching Band entertains at one of. the many home games of the schools
football team. After six years of playing at Hofstra University, Freeport's Red Devils have re-turned
to the Village's Municipal Stadium which has been completely-renovated.
Following the action of the New York State leg-islature,
the Freeport Board of Trustees has
voted to amend the local law concerning the
Village property tax exemption granted to
Because the recent increase in Social Security
payments has affected the tax paying status of
many Freeporters over the age of 65, the annual
income level under which they qualify for a 50?
reduction has been raised from 86,000 to $6,500.
Property can be owned by one or more persons,
each 65 years or older, or by husband and wife,
one of whom is 65 or over. Income, or combined
incomes in the case of husband and wife, includes
Social Security and retirement benefits, inter-est,
dividends, net rental income, sa1 / or
earnings, and net income from self en^ /merit*,
Trustees: George H. Fairberg, Ralph P. Franco, Thomas J. Lovelidge, Dorothy Storm -
Vil.lage Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo - Treasurer: James J. Lyons - Counsel: Oakley Gentry. Jr?
Memorial For Former Mayor How To Fight Block-Busters
William F. Glacken, Freeport Mayor from 1953 to
1961, passed away on September 21, at the age
of 62. Mr. Glacken had previously served as a
Village Trustee and Park Commissioner and, at
the time of his death, was a member of the Vil-lage
Board of Ethics.
At the recommendation of Mayor William White,
the Freeport Board of Trustees voted unanimously
to change the name of Northwest Park to the
William F. Glacken Memorial Park.
In suggesting the change, the Mayor said he felt
it was a suitable "memorial in perpetuity to a
man who served our Village well. He was a prod-uct
of our school system — a fine athlete, and
a supporter of Little League from its inception.
For these and many other reasons, it is fitting
that we rename this park in honor of an outstand-ing,
lifelong resident of our Village."
A plaque will be installed at the park with ap-propriate
ceremonies in the near future.
Arts Council Programs
The Freeport Arts Council, with two successfully
held concerts accomplished, wishes to remind
residents that the evening of January 31 will
see the New York City Center Opera Company pre-sent
"Pagliacci" and a concert of arias at
Freeport High School. In an unique arrangement,
members of the opera company will be in Free-port's
schools to work with students prior to
the performance in which several will appear.
Also in the future, Giro and Ballet Espanol
will perform on March 9 and the Billy Taylor
Trio on May 16.
Individual tickets are $2.50 for adults. A dis-count
rate of !U is available to senior citi-zens
to all concerts and for students to Giro
and Ballet Espanol. Free tickets for "Pagli-acci"
and the Billy Taylor appearances will be
distributed to students through the schools.
The Arts Council, equally funded by the Village
and the School District, is currently conduct-ing
free evening courses at the recreation cen-ter
and high school under professional teachers
in the fields of visual arts, modern dance,
music writing, jewelry making and theatre arts.
The classes are limited in si;e and are design-ed
for seriously interested adults and high
school students. A new series begins in Jan-uary
and the Council requests that residents
indicate any other fields they would like to
For concert tickets and arts training program
registration, the Council can be reached
through PO Box 97, Freeport 11520 or by calling
Careful Of Sewer Lines
There are over 100 miles of sewer lines under
Village streets which are rodded and cleaned
throughout the year by a maintenance crew of
the Sewer Department. This crew also responds
to emergencies, such as sewage stoppages in the
street, broken or noisy manhole covers, etc.
In the past there have been instances of base-ment
flooding because a property owner, or a
plumber, opened a sewage house trap in the home
before checking the street sewer first...If .
there is any doubt that the stoppage is not
located in the home, please call the Village
Sewer Department at FR 8-4000, ext. 228, be-fore
opening the house trap.
Lateral sewer pipe connections from the house
to the Village sewer lines, and the proper
fitting of house trap plugs are the responsi-bility
of the property owner.
Commuter Parking Permits
The 1975 commuter parking permits required for
the use of municipally-owned parking lots sur-rounding
the Village's Long Island Railroad Sta-tion,
will go on sale as of December 1. They
will be available at the first floor counter st
Village Hall, *t6 North Ocean Avenue, Monday to
Friday, from 8:30am to 'trOOpm.
The permits, at 33 per car, are restricted to
Freeport residents. Car registration must be
shown at time of application.
Block-busting is the practice of some unscrupu-lous
real estate dealers who attempt to create
a fast turn-rover of homes in a neighborhood.
They foster a false impression that the neighbor-hood
will decline because some minority-group
families may be moving into the neighborhood.
There is actually no cause for alarm if the com-munity
remains stable and residents refuse to be
panicked into selling their homes. A stable
community is one in which the turn-over is Un-ited
to normal reasons for moving, such as a
change in jobs to a new location, change in fam-ily
status, retirement, and such reasons.
The most effective way to combat block-busting
is for every home owner to sign a cease-and-de-sist
letter addressed to the Secretary of State
of New York State. The home owners' names and
addresses are placed on a list and given to real
estate dealers, prohibiting them from soliciting
those homes by mail, phone, or in person. This
prevents dealers from making any blanket solici-tations
of an entire neighborhood.
In the event that you find later that it is nec-essary
for you to sell your home through a deal-er,
you only have to give that dealer a written
statement to that effect, if you wish to invite
Please fill in the cease and desist letter be-low,
and return it to the Code Enforcement Of-fice
at Village Hall. Do not mail it directly
to the Secretary of State, because Village per-sonnel
are compiling lists for follow-up to in-sure
proper handling. The most convenient way
to return the letter is to enclose it with your
Electric Bill payment.
If you are solicited after you file your letter,
please save the postcard, business card, or any
other material received, or if solicited by tel-ephone,
please make a note of the time, date,
and name of the individual and the company so-liciting
you for the sale of your home. Furnish
this information to the Code Enforcement Office
in Village Hall.
Please take a minute now to fill in your cease
and desist letter, to continue the program for
stabilizing Freeport neighborhoods and to help
put Freeport out-of-bounds for the block-busters.
Hon. John J. Ghezzi
Acting Secretary of State
New York Department of State
New York, New York 10017
Dear Secretary Ghezzi:- . _ . .
I (We), the undersigned registered owner(s) of property located at
, in the Village of Freeport, Nassau County, New York, do not wish to sell such
property. Accordingly, I (we) hereby revoke my (our) implied invitation to solicit in any manner
I (We) hereby request you, by virtue of the power vested in you as Secretary of State, pur-suant
to Article 12A of the Real Property Law, to order all licensed brokers and salesmen to
cease and desist from soliciting the undersigned until such time as I (we) may notify you in
writing to the contrary.
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