Emergency Phone System
Instituted for the Deaf
At the request of the family of a deaf teenager, and with evidence that there is a
sizeable number of Freeporters who are hearing and/or speech impaired, the Village
has instituted a TDD (telecommunications device for the deaf) system which connects
directly with the Desk at Freeport Police Headquarters.
The phone.jiumber isj>46-4000. It should be. used, in all,emergencies to.^summon
assistance from the PpliceTand Fire Departments.
With TDD, the phone receiver fits into an acoustic coupler on a typewriter-like device
and permits the users to type messages back and forth. Full information on how the
necessary equipment is obtained can be found, on page 19 of the current NYNEX White
Pages for Nassau.
FOR FREEPORT TDD USERS
TO REACH POLICE AND FIRE DEPTS
Mark Your Calendar. . .
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January 3 will also mark the beginning of
evening curbside sanitation collection from
businesses Village wide. Information will be
provided before that date.
Cost of the two new services will be
$115,000 annually which will be partially
offset by the 15% the Village will receive from
the proceeds of the sold papers. The
elimination of newspapers will also reduce
the Village's disposal costs.
Mayor Dorothy Storm called on the
cooperation of all Freeporters as recycling
begins. "This past summer we had a graphic
demonstration on our beaches as to what
we are doing to our environment. The simple
practice of recycling in our own households
WILL make a difference. Encourage it as a
family project. A cleaner Freeport is also the
reasoning behind the evening pickups for
businesses. Under the current arrangement,
refuse is left at the curb all night and is often
blown around to litter our streets."
January2— Village offices closed for New Year's holiday. No Village Board of Trustees meeting.
No refuse collection in the southwest/southeast.
January 3— Mandatory newspaper recycling; evening refuse collection in business districts,
January 9— Public Hearing on tentative 1989-90 municipal budget and Fire Department
contract, 8pm, Village Hall.
January 15— Annual Memorial Ceremonies for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., 3pm, Freeport
January16— Village offices closed for Rev. King's Birthday. No Village Board of Trustees
meeting. No refuse collection in the southwest/southeast.
lie Information Bulletin
of The Village of Freeport
46 North Ocean Avenue
Telephone: FReeport 8-4000
£ \J Dorothy Storm, Mayor
Meet with Mayor:
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m...every Friday
Public Meetings: 8:00 p.m.,
1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month
— — A Special Greeting ———
The Board of Trustees and the Municipal Staff
Join in Wishing You and Your Family
All the Happiness of the Season
And a Happy & Healthy New Year!
Wishing all Freeporters "A Happy Holiday Season," are, seated from left, Trustee Anna
Cacciatore, Trustee Ralph Smith, Mayor Dorothy Storm, Trustee Vincent DiCostanzo, Trustee
Victor Cohen and, standing from left, Treasurer Michael Haran, Village Counsel William
Glacken, Village Clerk Thomas DeVincenzo and Executive Secretary Kathi Keating.
Trustees: Vincent DiCostanzo, Ralph Smith, Victor Cohen, Anna J. Cacciatore; Village Justice: Michael Solomon
Village Clerk: Thomas DeVincenzo; Counsel: William Glacken; Treasurer: Michael Haran
Last month the Freeport Electric Utility
sent out, Village-wide, a pamphlet which
attempted to answer any questions rate
payers might have as the Utility, Board of
Trustees, and consultants, study the options
by which we must meet our energy needs
for the future. Questions have arisen since,
that mailing and we will address them here. "
Q. Why is the Village reviewing our energy
A. It has always been the practice of the
Utility to assess its capability to meet future
energy needs every 20 years. A firm of
consultants was hired to make such a study:
Q. Is the Village considering selling its
power plants to an outside firm and going
out of the generating business?
A. Absolutely not. Power Plant #1 on
Sunrise Highway, in operation since the turn
of the century and which is-no longer cost
efficient, would be. leased, sold, or used for
other municipal purposes. Under no
circumstances would the Village sell the
more modern Power Plant #2 and/or its
distribution lines. Generating facilities will be
consolidated at Power Plant #2 and we will
continue to maintain our own Village
personnel. We will always continue our
status as one of only three municipal electric
utilities on Long Island.
Q. What are the three options the Village
is current studying?
A. Option #1 is the construction of new
generating facilities developed, owned and
operated by the Freeport Utility. This would ' I*,-*-. ~-&frs+tr- +»wv *-«•-.- '-' ,- " _ r L\- "-. '-* - -'»*•*-=; »*• * -.
require an initial investment of nearly $14
million by 1992, and an additional $28 million
in 2000. There would also be the annual cost
of operating and maintaining the. additional
Option #2 is the purchase of additional
power from the NY Power Authorityjjpstate..
However, it may not be possible to obtain
a larger allocation, mainly because there are
severe restrictions on the use of transmission
lines serving Freeport from outside sources
carrying the hydropower.
Option #3 would be the purchase of power
from, an Independent Power Producer, in
addition to maintaining our current
generating capacity. Any agreement could
include operation of both the private facility
and our own plant with Village personnel.
Q. Has the Village already decided on
A. No. What we are doing is inviting
proposals from prospective developers to
determine whether or not any such proposal
would be the most advantageous way to go
as compared with the other two options. No
decision as to one option over the other will
be made until the consultants, the General
Manager of Electric Utilities, the Board of
Water and Light Commissioners, and the
Village Board thoroughly review all
engineering, legal, and financial
considerations to determine what will
continue to give us the lowest electric rates
and the greatest reliability while preserving
our independent status. ••*." * V '-• — . ' * • . - -r -, -. . -. pj£_±j ^r, ~ ~, ,~\ — i-i tr «, ~ "•:. •?
A SIGNING FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE.PMip Pilevsky of Philips-Freeport Associates and Mayor
Dorothy Storm sign an $8 million contract of sale which will see a modern office building
in the central business district and a new shopping center on the easterly end of the Village.
On behalf of the Village, Mayor Dorothy
Storm has now signed a contract with
Philips-Freeport Associates that will allow for
construction of an estimated $40 million in
retail and office space. Philip Pilevsky, a
partner in the company, called the
agreement ."an opportunity to bring new
jobs, new investment and additional tax
revenue into a community that is
successfully rebuilding its economy."
The firm is paying $8 million for a 2.5 acre
site in the Freeport Plaza Urban Renewal
Area (bounded by Sunrise Highway,
Freeport Plaza and Church and Grove
Streets) and for the 9.5 acre former Fireman's
Field (Sunrise Highway and Buffalo Avenue).
The downtown site will see the
construction of a five-story office building
with 60,000 square feet of rentable space.
The 185 parking spaces will be shielded by
landscaping. The glass and stone building
will be leased for mixed professional uses
including banking, real estate and insurance.
The Village will acquire through
condemnation property adjacent to the
office complex which is now privately owned.
A 160,000 square foot shopping center is
slated for Fireman's Field to be anchored by
a supermarket. The complex will have 485
parking spaces. According to Pilevsky, there
, are already preliminary discussions and
negotiations with national retailers and a
major supermarket chain, all designed to
compliment existing local merchants within
the Village. A playground presently located
at the Field will be rebuilt and relocated at
a cost of $200,000 and .the Greater Second.
Baptist Church adjacent to the site will be
buffered by trees and shrubs, all paid for by
Commenting on the project, Mayor Storm
said, "Freeport's renaissance continues to
soar with the arrival on the horizon of Phil
Pilevsky. I am confident that this
development will be a mutually beneficial
endeavor for both the Village, since our tax
base will be increased by $2.5 million, and
Tuesday, January 3, will mark the first
phase in the Village's recycling program.
Recycling of newspaper, glass and cans will
be'mandated by the State, and the Town of
Hempstead which handles disposal of the
Starting on January 3, all newspapers
generated from one and two family houses
must be recycled. Refuse containing
newspapers set out for pickup on scheduled
collection days will be left by the private
carters. Violators will receive a warning.
Repeat offenders will receive a summons to
The private carters will make separate
once-a-week collection of newspapers.
These should be bundled in piles not
exceeding 10 inches in height and tied with
a cord. If preferred, they may be placed in
brown pa'per grocery bags." Collection will
be from the curb.
Details of the program, including the
collection schedule, will be sent to all
homeowners prior to start up.
Participation by occupants of multiple
dwellings, or other buildings, will be
voluntary for the present. The management,
not individual tenants, should call the
Sanitation Department at 378-5020, to make
arrangements for free newspaper pickup.
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