Abnormal Tides Caused Flooding
Many Freeport residents expressed surprise on
December 2 when an extensive area of the southern
portion of the Village was severely flooded fol-lowing
a winter storm which brought high winds
and heavy rains.
Superintendent of Public Works Edwin Prefer points
out that the resultant tide was the third highest
recorded in the past *t2 years and because of the
Village!s extensive waterfront area, it is impos-sible
to entirely prevent flooding during such
unusual weather conditions. Waterfront areas
throughout the metropolitan region experienced
the same problems.
Superintendent Prefer points out that in order to
provide storm water runoff from rain, snow, etc.,
most of the southern portion of the Village has a
drainage system beneath the roads that allows
water from the streets to discharge into the local
waterways. However, the drainage inlets located
in the lowest part of the street range from two
to three feet above average tide and on December
2, the tide peaked at over four feet above aver-age
with local waterways backing up through the
drainage inlets and flooding the area. He points
out that a tide of such magnitude even overflows
the tops of our highest bulkheading.
Arts Council News
The Freeport Arts Council, equally financed by
the Village and School District, has announced
two events to be held shortly in its continuing
endeavor to bring outstanding cultural events
to Village residents.
On February 3, Edith Jason, folk dance specialist,
will guide all interested high school students
and adults in the performance of the native dances
of Greece, Russia, Scotland, etc. The event will
be held in the gymnasium of the Freeport Recrea-tion
Center, 130 East Merrick Road, between'8pm
acd 10pm. All participants must be holders of
the Freeport Activity Card available at the Center
for 82. There will be no charge for the February
3 dance session and no partner is needed.
Ms. Jason will offer further instruction on the
evenings of February 10, 17 and 2^. Charges will
be 51 per session or 31.50 for the series of three.
On February 27, 6pm, in the Little Theatre of
Freeport High School, Norma Kershaw, noted ar-chaeologist
and art historian, will give a slide
lecture on her excavation experiences in Biblical
lands. Ms. Kershaw, a lecturer at Hofstra Univer-sity,
is currently at work on a book describing
her dig at Aphek, a Cannaanite city said to have
been captured by Joshua, during which she uncovered
buildings, artifacts, coins, jewlery, tablets and
bills of lading. Her work was supported by Tel
Aviv University and the New Orleans Baptist Theo-logical
There is no charge for the lecture.
For further information on these events and other
Arts Council activities, call 223-2522.
Free Library Offerings
Freeport composer and performer Don Muro will ap-oear
at the Freeport Memorial Library, Wednesday,
January 29 at 8pm. In the program, "Music and
the Electronic Medium," he will explain the basic
concepts of electronic music and demonstrate the
functions and capabilities of the synthesizer.
Accompanying himself with guitar, synthesizer
and pre-recorded tape, Don Muro plays and sings
his own compositions. The free program includes
electronic performances in every musical idiom
from classical to rock.
On Monday, February 10, 8pm, the Library will
be the site of "Carl Sandburg...Here And Now"
a stage presentation with Beverly and Rufus
Norris. The wit and insight of America's
national poet are brought to life through folk-songs
and dramatic readings of his poetry and
prose. The program is free.
When It Snows
Remember Freeport1s Snow Emergency Signal on the
fire horns — four blasts, pause — two blasts.
Your car must be off the street or it is subject
to being towed away at your expense. Streets
must be kept clear for snow plows, fire trucks
and other emergency vehicles.
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.
Put On Your Skates! JANUARY, 1975
The days of waiting for freezing weather in order to skate in Freeport are now over^with the
opening of the outdoor skating rink at the Frceport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road.
Don't Forget Stamp
Residents are reminded that the United States fix proper postage when you return payment for
Postal Service has discontinued the delivery of your enclosed electrical bill. Include'your re-unpaid
mail (mail without stamps). If there is turn address on the space provided in the left
no return address, the letter will be sent to the hand corner of the envelope provided.
Dead Letter Office. r. . . , . . , , , . ...
Electrical bills may also be paid in person each
For that reason, please make certain that you af- working day between 8:30am and 'cOOpm.
Trustees: George H. Fairberg, Ralph P. Franco, Thomas J. Lovelidge, Dorothy Storm
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo - Treasurer: James J. Lyons - Counsel: Oakley Gentry Jr.
One Day A Housing
Inspector Came to
He Did -
What Does Housing Inspection Mean To You
Does the roof sag
or leak? Are eaves
rotted? Is the chimney
safe and sound?
Is the wiring safe?
Are there enough
Are there enough windows?
Are they weathertight?
Will they open?
How many rooms? How
many people live in
them? Is there
enough space and
privacy for healthful
Are there kitchen
and bathroom fixtures?
Hot and cold running
water? Does the
Any holes or breaks
in floors, walls,
or ceilings? Do they
sag? Does siding
need paint or repair?
You will have the secure feeling that goes with
knowing that the house you rent is safe and
sound. You are protected by law from the care-lessness
or neglect of the person who owns the
property you rent. If repairs or changes need
to be made, the owner will be notified.
You do not .have to make your own decisions a-bout
whether or not the house is in good shape.
This is done for you by a competent, impartial
inspector. Any dealings with the landlord are
also handled for you by the inspector.
as an OWNER?
It means your property is being looked over by
a home maintenance specialist. He'll tell you
what repairs are required by Village codes for
health and safety's sake. He'll also give you
some good tips on ways to improve the beauty
and value of your property.
You'll get a written report of his recomnenda-tions.
If you have any questions, he'll be
glad to try to answer then.
Is the yard free of
junk and rubbish?
Are there enough
garbage cans? Any
sign of rats? Are
there screens on
Do foundation walls
have holes or big
cracks? Is the cellar
Is the heating system
What about vents, safety I
devices and flues?
He'll Follow The Same Steps Men He Visits You.
Separate Fact From Fancy
Once one place starts running down, it isn't
long before other houses follow.
....Nonsense! There's no reason for any neigh-borhood
to turn into a slum. These are
strong houses. All they need is a little
But what if their owners - or just one owner -
don't want to repair? Then what can you do?
....That's where our Village-wide housing code
program comes in. It helps people keep
their neighborhoods in good condition by
requiring all property owners to comply
with the ordinances established for the
How does the program protect MY neighborhood?
....By requiring minimum standards for health
and safety. Inspectors are maintenance
specialists who can inform owners on what
is needed to bring their homes in line with
Village codes, and bring new life and
beauty to their properties and neighborhoods.
FOR BUILDING VIOLATIONS OR DEFECTS, PLEASE CALL - BUILDING DEPARTMENT
FR 8 - <iOOO, Ext.ZM
FOR APPARENT OVER-OCCUPANCY SITUATIONS (too many persons in one
house), PLEASE CALL - CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICE
FR 8 - WOO, Ext.213 or Ext. 28V
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