A Healthy Business
Community Lessens The
Burden Of The Taxpay-ing'Resident
. . .
• by broadening the tax
, base ... .-„ .
• by providing employ-ment
• by attracting more
You can Help By Thinking
For Purchase Of Goods
Freeport Mall, Merrick Road,
Woodcleft Avenue, Guy
Lombardo Avenue, Atlantic
Avenue, all around town...
Freeport Wants Change In Insurance Law
The Village of Freeport Board
of Trustees has petitioned the
State Legislature to amend the
recently enacted law concerning
self-insurance by municipalities
to allow cities and villages
throughout the State to enter into
insurance pooling arrangements.
In Freeport, the first Village to
enter into self-insurance on Long
Island, it is estimated that such
pooling .would have saved ^
$125,000 in insurance costs last
In a resolution sent to Senator
John Dunne, chairman of the
State's Insurance Committee, it
was pointed out that while the
Legislature had partially heeded
the request of the Village and
other municipalities in passing
enabling legislation allowing local
governments to establish res
funds for payment of lia
claims, the pooling prohibition
denies taxpayers substantial sav-ings
and increased protection of
expanded coverage. Pooling is
allowed in several states where it
has proven successful.
The resolution .passed by the
Freeport Board requests quick
action on the removal of the pool-ing
restriction "to give Freeport
and other municipalities a greater
measure of control over their
financial destiny in a matter that
should be within the province of
the local governing bodies."
Looking To Move Or Expand Business?
The Village of Freeport,
through Director of Business
Development Martin Silberg, is
ready to be of assistance to any
businesses, located in Freeport or
elsewhere, wishing to relocate in
the Village for reasons of expan-sion,
the setting up of a new
division, etc. Silberg reports an
upswing in such activity with the
most often repeated reason being
the Village's low-cost electricity
which dramatically decreases a
At the same time, Silberg urges
all owners of commercial and
industrial property available for
rent or sale to list such prop-erties
with his office. The Office
of Business Development works
closely with commercial and
industrial real estate brokers and
will handle any property in con-cert
with owners or brokers.
The Office of Business Devel-opment
is located in Village Hall
and Silberg can be reached
through FR 8-4000, ext. 334.
- NOTICE -
ELECTRIC CONSUMER DEPOSITS
IN-ORDER TO AVOID PROVIDING A TWO-MONTH DEPOSIT AS SECURITY
FOR>AYMENT Of ELECTRIC BILLS, ALL SAID BILLS MUST BE PAID WITHIN
TWENTY-FIVE (25) DAYS, OTHERWISE CONSUMER WILL BE CONSIDERED
DELINQUENT AND REQUIRED TO PROVIDE DEPOSIT AS PER SECTION 117 OF
PUBLIC SERVICE LAW.
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
46 NORTH OCEAN AVENUE TELEPHONE'FReeport 8-4000 WILLIAM H WHITE. MAYOR
Police Officers Honored
Grouped for a picture are the special honorees and their dinner part-ners
(I. to r.): Police Officer Robert Kirmse and his wife, Jerri; Sharon
Primavera and Police Officer Edward Martin; Ann .Muldowney and
Detective Richard Muldowney; and Freeport PBA president Arthur
Burdette and his wife, Sue.
Public Meetings On The 1st and 3rd Mondays Of The Month, At 8:00 P.M.
Fall Season At
Discount Plans, good from now
until January 14, are now on sale
for unlimited admissions to the
Recreation Center's Health Wing
of indoor pool, steam and sauna,
exercise room and gymnasium.
Cost to residents families is
$65 and $30 for resident individ-uals.
Those who purchased
summer Discount Plans and now
purchase ones for the fall, will
receive a discount when buying a
winter plan which runs from Jan-uary
15 to May 31.
Registration for adult program-ming
at the Center will be held on
Tuesday, September 25, 7 to 8 pm
and for youngsters on Saturday,
September 29, 10 am to noon. A
Discount Plan is not necessary for
program- registration but a Free-port
Activity Card is required.
Cost for most programs is $5 per
Programs for adults include
art, ceramics, disco dance, tap
dance, dog obedience, fencing,
golf, slimnastics, swim lessons,
tennis and yoga exercise. Addi-tional
programming is available
to senior citizens.
For children there is art, arts
and crafts, basketball, baton
twirling, boatmen's safety
course, bowling, creative play,
ballet, tap dance, drama, fencing,
guitar, gymnastics, soccer, swim
lessons and tennis. There is also
. the Kiddie Club with its monthly
Ice skating lessons for all ages
will be available when the outdoor
rink opens on November 24.
Brochures and flyers detailing
all programming are available at
the Recreation Center.
Four members of the Freeport
Police Department were honored
at the 45th annual dinner-dance
of the Nassau Police Conference
Inc. For the second year in a row,
the Freeport Police Benevolent
Association and its members
received every honor bestowed
during the evening.
Freeport Police Department
Detective Richard Muldowney, a
17-year veteran of the Village
force, was singularly honored
when the Conference dedicated
their annual affair as a tribute to
him. Muldowney was cited for his
years of "relentless dedication
and service to all police officers"
and upon his retirement from
office as First Vice-President of
the Nassau Police Conference. He
was designated Honorary Presi-dent
of the Conference, an award
unprecedented in that organiza-tion's
The highest honor of the
evening, recipients of the "Out-standing
Meritorious Award" for
bravery in the line of duty, was
shared by Freeport Police Offi-cers
Robert Kirmse and Edward
Martin. The two officers received
their award based on their actions
in December 1978. Under civilian
hostage conditions, the two
officers disguised themselves,
entered and disarmed a subject
who possessed a machine gun. At
one time, the machine gun'was
pointed at Martin's head as the
subject threatened to kill him.
Freeport PBA president Arthur
Burdette came in for his share of
honor, when he was installed to
his newly elected position on the
Board of Governors of the Nassau
Trustees: Dorothy Storm, Alfred Sirlin, James Clark, Timothy Peternana
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo - Treasurer: James J. Lyons-Counsel: Michael Solomon
Following Mayor William
White's directive that the Vil-lage's
Meter Maids and Special
Police force strictly enforce the
local ordinance concerning
"nuisances by animals," several
summonses have been issued to
violators. The stepped up drive
had been announced in the local
The law, commonly known
throughout the country as a
"pooper scooper" law, has been
in effect in Freeport since 1972
when it was adopted on the rec-ommendation
of the Village's
Environmental Commission and
following a public hearing.
"The officers of the Police
Department, because of their
heavy work load in more pressing
crime prevention activities, have
not been able to actively enforce
this ordinance on patrol," the
Mayor pointed out, "but con-ditions
cannot continue as they
are now. The ordinance will now
be enforced by the other units of
the Village government empow-ered
to do so." All those issued
summonses will be required to
appear in Village Court where
they will be liable for fines up to
$250 if found guilty.
The ordinance specifies that a
dog owner shall make all reason-able
efforts to prevent a pet from
creating a nuisance in any ex-terior
or interior area' where'
people congregate. The exception
is at the curbline and then only
when the owner cleans up after
the pet "in a sanitary manner"
which can be accomplished
through purchased devices or
The strict enforcement drive
comes about in response to num-erous
complaints received by the
Village including one from a
woman residing in an apartment
builidng area occupied by "at
least 50 dogs...To walk out on a
sunny morning and try to breathe
in some fresh air is almost
impossible. The waste from these
animals covers the area and you
must watch every step you
Freeport was visited by 34 English Boy Scouts last month who spent-two
days with 17 host families in the Village. They enjoyed a welcom-ing
pool party at the home of the Jack Hollys, a trip to Jones Beach and
into Manhattan. Shown at presentation ceremonies poolside are (left to
right) leaders Michael Adlem and Keith Richardson of Gloustershire,
Robert Whittle of Oxfordshire, Mayor William White, local Scout
organizer Donald MacLennan and leader Mark Bell of Wiltshire.
Shown are the gifts presented: a crystal goblet from Gloustershire and
an etching on cooper of Salisbury Cathedral. Freeport families wishing
to host foreign youngsters who come to the Village periodically are
urged to register with "Something Special From Freeport," c/o of
Freeport Police Commissioner
David Meehan has announced
that his department is partici-pating
in the Automobile Club of
New York's annual "School's
Open — Drive Carefully" camp-aign.
Commissioner Meehan said
that his department would be
mounting the colorful AAA
"School's Open" posters on
street poles to help protect.the
'lives of Freeport's school age
youngsters. The Auto Club had
commended his department by
noting that "the assistance that
members of your department are
providing will aid greatly to the
effectiveness of this important
traffic safety program."
' 'Hundreds of children will be
walking to and from school, many
for the first time," the Commis-sioner
said. "While your police-men
and civilian guards will be on
duty at school crossings, many
children will be crossing at un-protected
corners or may step off
the sidewalks between parked
"Motorists should be espe-cially
careful when driving in
school areas and near parks and
playgrounds. Speed should be
regulated to allow ample margin
for a sudden stop, should one be
The Commissioner called
special attention to the New
York State law that requires all
vehicles to stop when meeting or
overtaking a school bus stopped
with its flashing red lights in-dicating
that the driver is picking
up or discharging passengers.
"School's Open — Drive
Carefully" is a rute, all. motorists^
should follow'r.constahtiy; In"
creased traffic safety, particularly
concerning our children, must be
the goal of all our citizens,"
Commissioner Meehan con-cluded.
The Freeport Police Depart-ment
will hold a public auction of
bicycles and other lost or stolen
goods for which the rightful own-ers
have not been located. The
auction will take place on Sat-urday,
October 6 at 10 am in the
Police garage next to Head-quarters
at 40 North Ocean Ave-nue.
Payment for items must be in
cash and there will be no refunds.
he Freeport Homefinders
Service, an arm of the Village
government, is planning an Open
House Tour on Sunday, October
7. Unlike the House Tours in June
of homes formerly occupied by
show business personalities, the
Open House Tour will feature
houses which are for sale so that
the tour will be limited to those
actively seeking a house to pur-chase.
The 20 houses on the tour are
priced from $32,000 to $98,000,
with a wide choice between. As
always when dealing with the
Homefmers Service,^there- is -no
commission involved on pur-chase.
A wide variety of archi-tectural
styles and age will be
represented as will be all areas of
The Tour, chaired by Barbara
Kirwan and Anita Landau, will
begin at 1 pm at the Freeport
Recreation Center. Photos of the
Tour houses will be on display
there along information as to pur-chase
price, size, appliances
available, etc. Upon choosing the
houses they wish to view, pur-chasers
will be assigned to a vol-unteer
driver who will return
them to the Center after the view-ing
of the properties desired.
The October 7 tour will not be
limited to Freeporters and will be
advertised in metropolitan area
publications. Reservations are
limited and may be obtained by
calling either 868-6703 or
223-3888.; Freeport residents
wishing to volunteer their tinie as
drivers are urged to call the same
numbers immediately. Marilyn
Margolis, Director of the Home-finders
Service, may also be
called at FR 8-4000 on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday after-noons.
' •••-•'••• .
Mayor William White looks on as a technician checks the progress of
Madeline Home in donating blood to Inter-County Blood Services. The
Mayor and Mrs. Home were among scores of Village government
employees who, for the fourth year in a row, donated blood during the
vacation months when the area's blood supply is at its lowest.
Superintendent of Public
Works Edwin Prefer has an-nounced
that the special Highway
Department pick up of bagged
leaves begins the last week in
October. Property, owners must -
.adhere to the proper schedule if
the program is to be successful.
Plastic bags holding leaves are
not to be' placed on the curb for
pick up, except on the day set
aside. The schedule is as follows:
MONDAY - Northwest: Sunrise
Highway north -to- the Village
Deadline for filing for Village property tax
exemptions is October 1. Filing may be
accomplished at Village Hall, working
days, 9 am to noon and 2 to 4 pm.
Line, North Main Street west to
the Village Line.
TUESDAY - Southeast: Sunrise
Highway south to the Village
Line, Long Beach Avenue east to
the Village One.
THURSDAY - Northeast: Sun-rise
Highway north to the Village
Line, North Main Street east to
the Village Line.
FRIDAY - Southwest: Sunrise
Highway south to the Village
Line, Guy Lombardo Avenue west
to the Village Line. . - - . . .
This program will be carried
out by the Highway Department
personnel using packer trucks.
The private carters will NOT pick
up bagged leaves on trash days.
Extra large and heavy duty
plastic bags may be purchased at
Village Hall at 10 for $1.50 on
week days between 8:30 am and
4 pm. A maximum of 20 can be
purchased at one time. • For
additional information, please call
the Highway Department at
FR 8-4000, ext. 224.
Click tabs to swap between content that is broken into logical sections.
This digital image may be freely used for educational uses, as long as it is not altered in any way. No commercial reproduction or distribution of this image is permitted without written permission of the Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W. Merrick Road, Freeport, NY 11520 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org