' You cianr'm;aEe youf-neighBof-hood
a more pleasant place to live
and increase the value of your
property. You can help the Vil-lage
of Freeport to be clean and
attractive by .observing the
Do's For Home And Business
DO maintain your home or bus-iness
establishment by painting
and repairing. Village Ordinances
require painting of all wooden
surfaces to prevent deterioration.
This is being-strictly enforced by
the Building Department.
' DO maintain your garages and
fences and keep. them repaired
and • painted. Maintain, your
lawns, gardens and yards for.
beauty and cleanliness. Pick up'
all litter including any at curb-side.
Cut down weeds between,
DO have proper rubbish, and
garbage receptacles with.covers
in sufficient number. All contain-ers
must be kept closed, including
the large commercial dunipster
. Do remove trash around-your
house, yard, fence or hedge..
Clean unsightly litter accumula-tion
from wire fences, bushes and
hedges. Put out trash at curb for
DO call for special pick-ups for
large or bulky items, such as dis-carded
refrigerators, stoves and
.such. Put weeds, leaves, grass
cuttings, et'c. in plastic bags for.
DO use litter baskets when you
are in the business districts. Keep
a litter bag in your car or boat.
DO report vacant lots that are
in need of cleaning. Under Village
"does not clean his lot the Village
will have it done by a contractor
and the cost will . be charged
against the property.
Don't Hart Your Village
N DON'T confuse or mix trash or
garbage. Trash is burnable items
only, such as paper, rags, pieces
of wood, and is to be put out for
collection only on trash days.
DON'T put out excessive
amounts of trash for pick-up on
one,'day. If you have a large
amount, put only part of.it outside
6m any trash day and hold the-rest
for the next week's pick-up.
DON'T put traah out before
6 PM on the night prior to trash
DON'T sweep leaves, twigs,
grass clippings, etc. into gutter.
:Pick them up and put them into
•"closed containers for trash
If you are a businessman,
DON'T pile boxes and crates'
alongside your dumpster. Break
them down to flat units and put
them-in the containers. Use con-tainers
of adequate size to handle
all of your trash.
For State Aid
Freeport Mayor William White
has called upon state legislators
to strongly oppose Governor
Carey's proposal to cap state aid
to local governments. Such a cap
would mean that Freeport would
lose $118,663 in revenues in
fiscal year 1981-82.
Mayor White explained that;
under the original state's revenue
sharing program, each munici-pality
has shared state revenues
under an 8% formula. Under that
formula, the Village should
receive $483,974 in this fiscal
"year. Carey's "formula—would-freeze
the sum at $365,311.
Translated as a payment to be
made by the Freeport taxpayer,
that means almost 1ST per $100
of assessed valuation.
In letters to Assembly Speaker
Stanley Fink, Senate Majority
Leader Warren '•'• Anderson,
Senator Norman Levy and As-semblyman
Mayor White pointed out that
"the Governor's call for the
..cutting of ' local• governments'
costs of operation is a failure on
his part to recognize the facts.
We have reduced the number of
full-time employees in Freeport
by over 10% since 1977, whereas
I am informed the number of
state smployees has increased."
.He further pointed out, "Our
increased costs of operation due
to inflation, can only be met by
increases in real property taxes.
The Governor's plan is to transfer
the local tax burden to real
The Mayor said that fortunately
the Board of Trustees had antici-pated
the Governor's freeze so
the 1981-82 municipal budget
adopted in January with an 8<f
increaseV .reflects : the reduced
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Telephone FReeport 8-4000
William H. White, Mayor
Public Meetings on the 1st. and 3rd. Mondays of the Month/at 8:00 P.M.
Visiting A Visiting Star
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Mayor William White visited famed Bette Davis' dressing room earlier this month to welcome the
star to Freeport. "Dressing room" was the Mayor's Office at Village Hall. Some 50 members of the
cast and crew of Columbia Pictures' production of "Family Reunion" filmed a day-long segment in
the Hall's main meeting room. The four hour, two-part television film will be shown in May. Freeport-ers
will recognize the background in the courtroom scene. Unable, because of a state ruling, to film in
.an actual courtroom, Judge Ralph Franco suggested the Hall's meeting room to Columbia. Because of
the cooperation of the Village government, Mayor White was commended by the film company "for
being instrumental in the return of the movie industry to Long Island."
Trustees: Dorothy Storm, Alfred Sirlin, James Clark, Timothy Peternana
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzO; Treasurer: James J. Lyons; Counsel: Michael Solomon
Clearing For Progress
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Freeport Community Development Director Eric Hemphill (left) shows
Mayor William White and Trustee Storm the' progress that has been
made in the demolition of several structures on the south side of Lena
Avenue running from North Grove Street to North Main Street front-age.
The clearance included_transient rooming houses deemed neigh-borhood
eyesores. The properties, acquired through federal funds, will
now be offered for sale to private developers for suitable uses.
-On February 25, Mayor Wil-liam
White received a letter from
Nassau County District-.Attorney
commending four Freeport-Police
Department members for "dili-gence
and conscientious effort"
and "for walking the extra mile
and taking seriously their oath
as police officers to serve and
;protect the public." The honored
officers are Lieutenant George
^Bowe, Sergeant Carmine Napoli-tano
and Police Officers Ralph
'Magliulo and William Watson.
The case which prompted
Dillon's praises occurred in
January when a mentally re-tarded
21:.year-old girl from
Garden City was reported as not
having arrived at the Assoication
for the Help of Retarded Children
Vocational Center in the industri-al
park. A friend, also retarded,
had been travelling with the
missing girl and told the Freeport
police that the two girls had been
approached by an elderly man.
Fortunately, the friend had had a
camera with her and had taken
the man's picture.
Since it was late on a Friday,
the Nassau County Police De-partment's
Photo Unit was
closed nor was there any 'place in
the Village open to develop the
film. A police officer was dis-patched
to a firm - in Westbury
which developed it immediately.
The man in the developed print
was recognized by a member of
the Department who also knew
.where the suspect lived. .The
; officers went to the subject's
residence where they -found him
with the girl who was relatively
unharmed. The subject was
arrested and the girl returned to
her family. •,-. "...'
The District. Attorney wrote,
"The efforts of Lieutenant Bowe, -
Officer Watson, Sergeant Napoli-tano
and Officer Magliulo in
solving this case is deeply appre-ciated.
They played a vital role
in bringing to justice a defendant
who took advantage of a mentally
retarded young girl who might
have corrie to a violent end but.
for the. extraordinary. effort by .
. In tha'nking District Attorney
Dillon for his commendation of
the officers. Mayor White re-
The Village is responsible for
the maintenance of our four pump
stations and over 100 miles of
sewer lines under Freeport.
In order to adhere to the re-quirements
of the County's Sewer
Code, we must ask for the co-operation
of all the residents in
the following ways: - .
. .1. Please do not drain grease
down the sink. Save your
grease and fat in a can. Let
it solidify and include it with
2. Rags should not be flushed
down" the toilet'.'Save them
as you do your newspapers,
and bring them to a salvage
station. They .can be re-used
.for. the making of
paper, and you will 'be re-imbursed
for them by the
3. The maintenance crew of
the Sewer Department will
continue to J>e available to
respond to any emergency.
Should' you' experience a
problem with your sewer or
• water pipes in the evening
or ori. a weekend, call the
Police Department —
Fr 8-0700. Give your ad-dress
and a short state-ment
of the complaint, and
they will contact the ap-propriate
individuals to in-vestigate
correct the complaint.
In the past there have been
instances of basement flooding
"•because '*a property; 'owner,''of' '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
for help from the Sewer Mainten-ance
Crew (as explained above)
before opening the house trap.
plied, "Myself as .well as the
.Board of Trustees, are well
aware of the outstanding work
performed by our Police De-partment.
We are particularly
proud of the fact that our resi-dent^
are willing to support
their own Police Department,
and . this case is an excellent
example of why."
Be Part Of Crime Prevention
I To meet the needs of our
community the Freeport Police
has developed a viable crime
prevention program. There are
several parts to this program
which include Crime Prevention
Surveys, Public Lectures, Opera-tion
I.D., 40,000 Pairs of Eyes,
and general education of the
community in how .not to become
a victim of a criminal act..
A large part of any crime pre-vention
program is education of
the public.. The rpublic are the
EYES 'and EARS of the police who
patrol the area. Without public
cooperation police can not do a
/.proper.. job.. .To „ prevent crime
both to yourself and your neigh-bors,
you must become involved.
The Freeport Police developed
a program several years ago by
which the public can become in-
The Power Authority of the
State of New York's Free Energy
Audit Program, offered in co-operation
with the Village, will
end as of March 31.
Those residents who have not
ye; taken advantage of the free
audit in. which a consultant \vill
show them where energy is being .
lost and what measures can be
taken, are urged to call 379-4622
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volved in crime prevention
called "40,000 Pairs of EYES".
We, the police, are not asking the
public to become directly in-volved,
but we are asking that the
public act as the EYES and EARS
of "the. police. By calling the
police and notifying them of any
criminal, or • suspicious activity,
you, the,^ citizen, are not only
helping yourself, but you are
helping your community. Any
information that anyone .gives to
the police will be held-strictly
confidential at all times. •
Be alert, Be observant, if you
are a witness or a victim of a
crime or a suspicious act take
note .of the subject's sex, race,
age, height;! weight, and any
other identifying feature such :as
clothing. If possible note the
directjon and means of escape,
if a car is used, by all means get
the make, model, color and the
license plate number.
Below are some helpful hints
that enable the police' to get a
accurate description of a subject:
FILL IN ALL THE BLANKS
Give To The First Police Officer On The Scene
Call Police Department
AUTO LICENSE. MAKE, COLOR DIRECTION OF ESCAPE
Make sure they get your message before hanging up.
BE ALERT, BE OBSERVANT-Features which you can remember regarding the
physical characteristics of suspicious persons or assailants can greatly assist
your police department in their apprehension.
Kemember, help yourself, your
community and your local police.
Call the Freeport Police at
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