It's Canoe Race time again.
The Waterfront Division of the
Freepbrt Chamber^of Commerce,
has tentatively set Sunday, July
24 for Freeport's Third Annual
At the past two Canoe Races
hundreds gathered at the start-ing
line at the foot of Woodcleft
Avenue to see the amateur pad-dlers
fighting the strong currents
to make their way to the half-way
point at Waterfront Park.
At the park itself, which is at
the foot of South Long Beach
Avenue, additional thousands
gathered to not only watch the
races but enjoy musical enter-tainment
Residents, both male and
female, are invited not only to
watch but to participate. Two-person
canoes are available
for rental and many waterfront
businesses will sponsor pad-dlers.
Further information will be
published in the local news-papers
or can be obtained by
calling the Chamber's office at
A vocational/educational Car-eer
Counseling Center has
been opened for adults at the
Freeport Memorial Library.
Those seeking to enter the job
market or continue their educa-tion
can avail'themselves of the
Arthur Katz, a trained career
counselor with the Division of
Continuing Education, New York
City Community College, is pro-viding,
guidance and/or aptitude
testing free of charge at the
Library. An appointment is
necessary. For information call
Special Advisory Services at the
.. SERVICE REQUEST
Do you have a specific problem that needs attention of a Village department?
If so, please use this Service Request form to bring it to the attention of your Village
administration. It will be acknowledged and given to the appropriate department head for
We recommend that you include your name and address. It will not be disclosed to any
third party, but it will enable us to let you know what was done or why it couldn't be done.
You may conveniently send your Service Request to Village Hall by including it in the
same envelope with your Electric Bill payment.
Mayor William H. White
Municipal Building, Freeport, N.Y. 11520
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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 8:00 P.M.
Ground Broken For Freeport MaH
The traditional ground-break-ing
ceremonies were held May 17
for the Freeport Mall, a project
which will transform the Village's
South Main Street into a pedes-trian
shopping center. The Mall,
which is being funded through
the federal Community Develop-ment
program, follows the recent
expansion and beautification of
the two adjacent parking areas.
The mall has been designed
by Bernard Rothzeid and Partners
of New York City to have a nauti-cal
theme in keeping with Free-port's
waterfront location. It will
include landscaping, decorative
lighting, sitting areas, informa-tion
kiosks, a fountain, two sets of
.ship masts and banners, a per-manent
canopy along the store-fronts
to provide shoppers with
protection from the elements.
In addition, two large pavilions
will provide locations for musical
performances, art exhibits, boat
shows and similar activities.
The $941,000 project, which
includes extensive underground
utility work in addition to the sur-face
amenities, is scheduled to be
substantially completed in time
for Christmas shopping. When
finished, it will give Freeport
a facility unique to Long Island.
By providing shopping-center
amenities in a retail area close to
residential buildings, government
facilities, offices, and public
transportation, Freeport will be
able to compete effectively with
the suburban shopping centers.
Contractor for the project is
Micon Construction and De-velopment
Corporation of Lyn-brook.
New Parking Regulations
Since curbside parking has
now been eliminated on South
Main Street, changes have been
made in the regulations govern-ing
parking in the many lots ser-vicing
the downtown area for the
convenience of shoppers.
Parking Field #3, located be-tween
the Dodd Junior High
School and the stores fronting on
Merrick Road has a total of
164 spaces, the vast majority of
which were limited to three hours
in the past. Under the new
system, 53 spaces will be metered
for up to ten hours with the re-maining
96 spaces unmetered but
limited to three hours except on
Sundays and holidays.
Parking Field #6, the triangular
piece of land between the Chev-rolet
showroom, Sunrise Highway
and Henry Street, is to be chang-ed
from r metered for four hours—
to ten hours to allow for long-term
parking for workers in
the downtown area, releasing the .
short term spaces for shoppers.
In addition, Parking Field #3,
behind the Chevrolet showroom
and off of Henry Street, and Park-ing
Field #1, behind South
Shore Federal Savings on Merrick
Road, will continue to provide all
day unrestricted parking for
workers while Parking #11 on
Church Street and #12 on Henry
Street, both newly expanded,
provide three hour parking for
visitors to the South Main Street
Congressman Lent Acknowledges
In a special letter to the people
of Freeport, 4th 'C.D. Congress-man
_Norman F. Lent stated: "I
deeply regret that my official
duties here in Washington, D.C.
prevent me from joining person-ally
with my Freeport friends and
neighbors to celebrate the occas- ,-&•-
ion of the Freeport Mall ground- '
"This is a truly historical event
in Freeport's long, and distin-guished
history. The importance
of the Mall to Freeport's future
cannot be underestimated. In'the
years ahead it will yield vast
social and economic benefits.
"Its construction will stand as a
symbol of the partnership be-tween
our federal and local
of how the vision and dedication
of public spirited citizens,- led by •
their local elected officials, can
utilize the financial resources of
the federal government,
"Special note should be made
of the farsighted dedication of my
good friend, Mayor Bill White,
and his outstanding staff, es-pecially
Jim Dunne, Director of
Planning and Community Devel-opment.
It was my pleasure to.
work closely with them on this
successful project, funded entire-ly
with federal, grants.
"Under the continuing leader-ship
of Freeport's dedicated
officials, and with the public spirit
demonstrated by Freeport's
business and civic leaders, the
future of this Village is indeed a
Trustees: Thomas J. Lovelldge, Dorothy Storm, Wayne Jordan, Alfred Slrlln
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVlncenzo - Treasurer: James J. Lyons - Counsel: Oakley Gentry Jr.
Mayor William White (left) has proclaimed the month of June as
"Woodward Mental Health Center Month" In honor of the 20th anni-versary
of the facility which offers to emotionally disturbed youngsters,
ages two to 21, special education, therapy, vocational rehabilitation
and counseling. The Center was started by its Executive Director, Mrs.
Gertrude Berman, shown with the Mayor, in a private house with six
students, Hundreds of students are now serviced in a 22,000 square
foot building on Merrick Road. A non-profit facility, it is licensed by
county, state and federal mental health agencies.
With over a half a million dol-lars
in federal funds currently^
being expended for roadwork in
the northeastern section of the
Village, Deputy Superintendent
of Public Works David Lovejoy
has successfully attracted an
additional $15,000 to mark all the
streets of the Village.
Freeport was chosen by the
State of New York to participate
in the federal Pavement Marking
Demonstration. The funds will be
used for centerline striping and
crosswalk marking which is
normally done by Village employ-ees
using tax monies.
Section 24-340 (b) of the Free-port
Code of Ordinances prohibits
"For Sale" signs, or similar
signs, in residential areas.
A recent decision by the Su-preme
Court has led some resi-dents
to believe that the Freeport
ordinance is no longer in effect.
This, however, is not the case as
after a review of the Court's
decision, Village Counsel has
determined that the Village or-dinance
differs in several respects
from the one involved in legal
Failure to remove a "For Sale"
sign can result in a summons and
a fine of up to $250. Residents
who have questions on this .matter
"should contact the Village's
Code Enforcement Office. • - •
The Board of Trustees has ap-proved
a 15% increase in the
metered water rate. The last in-crease,
of 10%, was in June
of 1975. The move was dictated
by a general increase in general
operating expenses, repair work
of the West Storage Tank, reha-bilitation
of one well and the in-creased
cost of sampling and
analysis to meet the Safe Drink-ing
The increase means that the
minimum rate, for 7,000 gallons,
will go from $7 to $8; the next
93,000 gallons from 50
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