Cool Weather Fun At Center
Tho freeport Recreatios Department has launched
its fall-winter programming with much activity
taking place at the Village's new Recreation Cen-tei'
at 130 East Merrick Road. Programs, provid-ing
fun and instruction for residents from tod-dlers
to senior citizens, cover swimming, ice
skating, handball, art, basketball, arts and
crafts, baton twirling, bowling, dancing, drama,
fencing, football, guitar, gymnastics, lacrosse,
ping pong, ice hockey, skiing, slimnastics, cer-amics,
sculpture, pool, card games, and trips for
adults, children and senior citizens.
Detailed flyers on all programs are available at
the Center and information may also be obtained
by calling 223-8000 during the Center's hours of
11am to 10pm, Monday through Friday, 10am to 10pm
on Saturday and 1pm to 9pm on Sunday. All pro-gram
participants must have a $2 Freeport Recre-ation
Activity Card which will be honored until
June 15, 1976. There are no additional costs
for the majority of the programs.
Discount Tickets for use of the Center's Health
Wing are still available and will be honored un-til
January 31, 1976. The Health Wing consists
of indoor pool, exercise room, gymnasium, hand-ball
court and steam and sauna. Under a new pol-icy,
Discount Ticket holders will also be per-mited
free ice skating during public sessions at
the Center's rink which, weather permitting, will
be open by Thanksgiving. Cost to residents (prop-erty
owner, businessman and renter) for Discount
Pictured are those who participated in last sum-mer's
Slinnastics course at the Recreation Center.
Both a morning and evening session are presently
being held, just one of the activities offered to
Freeporters of all ages through the Recreation
Tickets is W for a family, $30 for husband and
wife, $25 for an adult individual, 820 for a child,
$15 for senior citizen (60 and over) husband and
wife, and $10 for an individual senior citizen.
Single admission to the Health Wing for non- Tic-ket
holders is $2 for adults and $1 for children
and senior citizens. An exception, "The After
School Special," is made for children, under the
age of 19, on Mondays when they may enter the
Wing for 50g from 3:30pm to 6pm.
Two hour ice skating sessions will be held Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, with the sessions
scheduled between 9:30am and 5pm and 7pm and 9:30pm,
on Saturday between 9:30am and 9:30pm, and on Sun-day
between 11am and 8:30pm. An Ice Hockey Clinic
for elementary and junior high school students will
be held Sunday mornings from 8:30 to 10:30.
Cost for residents per skating session is $1 for ;
adults and 500 for children. A discount plan
is offered for 15 sessions at $10 for adults and
35 for children. Figure and hockey skates may
be rented and lessons are being planned. Groups
may rent the rink for parties, fund raising af-fairs,
etc. any Wednesday, at S'tO per hour or
$75 for two hours.
The Center continues to be closed to children on
Wednesday nights, 6 to 10. Aside from this
"Adult Night," a child must be accompanied by an
adult on Sundays, 6pm to 10pm, "Family Night."
Non-residents may use the skating and swimming
facilities at the Center at a higher cost than
Freeporters. Rates are available through the
Special Force Openings
Openings exist on the special police force of. the
Freeport Police Department. The force is used
for traffic and crowd control and for security
at municipally-owned facilities.
The positions, which pay S3 per hour, are part
time with flexible hours. Equipment, training
and uniforms are provided and a Civil Service
examination is not required.
Freeport residents over the age of 21 should in-quire
at Police Headquarters, *tO North Ocean
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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.
Bagged Leaves Pickups
Superintendent of Public Works Edwin Prefer re-minds
residents that the special Highway Depart-ment
pickup of bagged leaves begins the last week
in October. Property owners must adhere to the
proper schedule if the program is to be success-ful.
Plastic bags holding leaves are not to be
placed on the curb for pickup except on the day
Extra large and heavy duty plastic bags may be
purchased at Village Hall at 10 bags for $1.75,
on weekdays between 8:30am and kptn.
west to the Village Line.
TUESDAY - Southeast -
east to the
THURSDAY - Northeast -
east to the
Sunrise Highway south to
Line, South Grove Street
Sunrise Highway north to
Line, North Main Street
FRIDAY - Southwest - Sunrise Highway south to
the Village Line, South Grove Street
west to the Village Line.
The schedule for bagged leaves pickup is as
MONDAY - Northwest - Sunrise Highway north to
the Village Line, North Main Street
The Freeport Chamber of Commerce will hold its
annual Toyland Parade and Holiday Festival on
November 22 (raindate November 29) beqinnino at
9:30am. The parade route is from Freeport High
School, south to Merrick Road and east on Merrick
Road to the Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East
Merrick Road, where the reviewing stand will be
As always, the parade will consist of colorful
This program will be carried out by the Highway
Department personnel using packer trucks. The
Sanitation Department will also pick up bagged
leaves on Wednesdays, not exceeding four bags
Parade And Festival Coming
floats, marching bands, ciowns, and units repre-senting
the Village's various civic and service
organizations. Any such group wishing to parti-cipate
should contact the Chamber at FR &-WQ2
At the parade's conclusion, a Festival of rides,
booths, band music, and refreshments will be held
on the grounds of the Center.
As required by state law, advertisements are pub- lished in the Long Island Kernel, The Home Town
lished in newspapers to give the .public due News. For the next six months - October, Novem-notice
of proposed changes in village law, zoning ber and December 1975, January, February and
and building code amendments, bid proposals, and
other official matters. For the past six months
the Village of Freeport legal notices were oub-
March 1976, they will appear in The Leader.
Legal notices are also posted at fire houses,
Village Hall and the library.
Trustees: Thomas J. Lovelidge, Ralph P. Franco, Dorothy Storm, Wayne Jordan
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo-Treasurer: James J. Lyons - Counsel: Oakley Gentry .Ir.
Changes On N. Main Street
The Board of Trustees, following a Public Hear- with all federal guidelines,
ing attended by over 200 residents, voted unani-mously
to amend the zoning requirements for senior
citizen housing in the North Main Street Planned
Unit Development (PUD) area.
Police Looking For Bike Violators
Under the new zoning code, senior citizen housing
in the area will be limited to 60 units per acre,
end one parking space for every four apartments
must be provided. Minimum floor area for an ef-ficiency
apartment will be 350 square feet, 500
square feet for one bedroom units and 750 square
faet for two bedroom units. Zoning requirements
for medium-rise and garden non-elderly apartment
structures in the PUD zone remains unchanged.
The change in zoning requirements eases the way
for KLS Associates, private developers, to con-struct
the 100-unit senior citizen housing com-plex
approved by the U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development for a site on North Main
Street between Grand and Randall Avenues which
would be managed by the Freeport Housing Author-ity.
The 33.5 million federally-funded project
had been stymied during the past two years by
zoning restrictions which made it unfeasible.
The changes conform with the requirements that
exist in the previously built 150-unit senior
citizen housing complex on South Main Street and
Further action on the North Main Street PUD zone
was taken by the autonomous Zoning Board of Ap-peals
when it granted a variance to Mil-Spec Wire
and Cable to use the Bohack Supermarket at 311
North Main Street, which has been boarded up for
over three years, as a retail and wholesale out-let
with storage and office facilities. In grant-ing
the variance, the Board stipulated, among
other things, that there be no manufacturing or
assembly on the site, that storage be limited to
inside the building and that only machinery re-quired
for packaging be allowed. Landscaping of
the surrounding area is also required and Mil
Spec has indicated that the vandalized building
will be completely remodeled. The Board stated
the use of the building for Mil Spec's purposes
would not create a nuisance because of noise,
noxious odors or other undesirable attributes
and that the appearance of the property and its
use must be maintained in a manner consistent
with the intent and purposes of the PUD district
or the variance will be withdrawn.
"These two moves," says Mayor William White, "are
important as we continue to work towards the re—
vitalization of the North Main Street area through
Community Development funds and private capital!
The Village's Bicentennial Committee, "Freeport:
Spirit of '?6," has received permission from the
municipal government to sell Bicentennial lapel
pins at Village Hall.
The pins,made ,up.of,crossed American and Bicen-tennial
flags, are available at $1 each, at the
cashiers counter at the North Ocean Avenue en-trance
to the Hall. Monies collected will be
used by the Committee in providing suitable
celebrations for the community in the months to
Mark off Saturday evening, February 21, on your
1976 calendar now! That's the date of the com-munity-
wide "Presidential Birthday Party," spon-sored
by the Bicentennial Committee which will be
held in the lobby of the Recreation Center.
It will be a low-cost affair with activities and
entertainment geared for all, teenagers to senior
citizens. There will be sing-alongs to Americana
music, a live band for dancing, a fiddler, mock
weddings, a dunking stool, stocks, a Sadie Hawkins
Auction and other appropriate entertainment. Re-freshments
will include an All-American snacks
and dessert table, punch,"ci'der'an'd'coffeei' Party-"
goers will be encouraged to come in Bicentennial
costume, but for those who choose not to, attire_
should be casual.
Organizations are asked to cooperate in keeping
the date clear so the entire community can attend.
The Freeport Police Department will auction off
some 50 bicycles and other unclaimed items at
9am, Saturday, November 1. The auction will be
held at the Police garage adjacent to Headquarters
at i»0 North Ocean Avenue.
Payment for items must be in cash.
The photo above, furnished by the Nassau County
Police Department, depicts the tragic consequen-ces
of a collision between an authomobile and a
bicycle. The Board of Trustees, Freeport Police
Department, the School District and the PTAs are
doing all in their power to see that such a scene
does not occur on a Village street, but the many
"close calls" that have occurred mandate that ef-forts
go beyond education. The Village police
force has been directed to enforce all State and
Village laws governing bicycle riding with as
much diligence as they enforce those concerning
Bicycle violations include: (1) unregistered
bicycle, (2) no bicycle identification plate,
(3) failure to obey traffic control devices, CO
riding' 'two on a bike, (5) failure to use right
hand side of roadway, (6) failure to use hand
signal, (?) failure to yield right of way to
pedestrians and vehicles, (8) clinging to an-other
vehicle, (9) parking a bike so it obstructs
pedestrian traffic, (10). no hands on handle bars,
(11) riding on sidewalk in business district,
(12) over the age of 10 riding on sidewalk, (13)
failure to have proper equipment of lights, sound
device and brakes, and (H) riding more than two
Village law sets the penalties for bicycle vio-lations.
On the first offense the parents of a
child under 16 will receive a written warning
from the Chief of Police which details the vio-lation
and asks their cooperation in rectifying
the situation. On the second and third offenses
the offender and his-parents, can, under the law
be summoned to the Police Department where, at
the discretion of the Chief of Police, the
child's bicycle registration, and therefore his
right to ride a bike in Village streets, may be
suspended from 10 to 30 days. If a child is
found twice riding an unregistered bike, the
bike can be held by the Police Department, at a
250 per day storage charge, until the registra-tion
is obtained...For.adult.offenders,..fines-. -
are set at no more than 35 for the first offense,
up to $10 on the second and $25 for the third.
'Freeport Police Detective Julius Pearse, who,
under the direction of Chief Anthony Elar, is
coordinating the force's Bicycle Safety Drive
with that of the schools and PTAs, has been ap-pearing
before local civic and service organiza-tions
to explain the program.
Further information on the Bike Safety Program
may be obtained at Police Headquarters, ^0 North
Ocean Avenue, on Bicycle Registration Days which
are every Wednesday, 8:30am to ^pm, and the first
Saturday of each month, 8:30am to 12:30pre. For
the one-time 250 registration, the bike must ac-company
the applicant so as to be inspected and
an identification plate affixed.
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