Ice Skating News
The bubble enclosed ice rink at the Recreation Center will be opened for skating
lessons beginning October 1 and public sessions will begin.for,the season at 7 p.m.
on October 27. The .full schedule of public sessions is in the Fall-Winter/Spring
Recreation Brochure recently sent out. In addition, there is a possibility the rink
will be opened for puck shooting sessions prior to the 27th. For information, call
223-8000. . . - - • - .
Registration for group lessons (for children and adults at all levels) will be held
in the Skate Lounge, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, September 27, October 23,
December 4 and January 22. Youth (age four through 17) have eight one-half lessons
and adults four one-hour lessons. Children are offered Tuesday and Saturday
afternoons or Thursday and Sunday afternoons. Adult lessons are on Thursdays,
7 to 9 p.m.
The fee for all is $27.50. That does not cover rental skates ($1 per session) but
includes admission to the balance of the public session.
Highway Improvement Program
The design of the reconstruction of the following streets has been completed: St.
Marks - Casino to Fairview; Fairview - St. Marks to Prospect; Prospect -
Fairview to Clinton; Clinton - -Prospect to Westside. The work will also include
drainage and outfall valves.
In order that residents of the streets involved, and any other interested persons,
are kept advised, the Public Works Department is inviting them to its office at 355
Albany Avenue on October 2 through October 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Wednesday,
October 4, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Goodbye to Village Clerk. Retiring as Village Clerk after 20 years of service, Thomas
DeVincenzo (third from left) receives a Certificate of Appreciation from Mayor Dorothy Storm
on behalf of the Board of Trustees. DeVincenzo served as Administrative Assistant to the
Board as well as being the Village's Risk Manager. Karen Navin, Deputy Village Clerk since
1985. has been appointed the new Village Clerk with Michael Williams as Deputy. Others
ifrom left) are Trustee Ralph Smith, Trustee Anna Jean Cacciatore, Trustee Vincent
anzo. Trustee Victor Cohen and Treasurer Michael Haran.
A Public Information Bulletin
of The Village of Freeport
46 North Ocean Avenue
Telephone: FReeport 8-4000
Dorothy Storm, Mayor
list and 3rd Mpndays.of I
MESSAGE FROM TH
I'm pleased to say that quite often we receive letters from residents and others
praising our Village employees. A recent one struck a note with me. Explaining that
"They (the employees) even thanked me for calling each time!" The writer went on
to remark, "That is unheard of in and among New Yorkers. But : . . you see, we're
Freeporters and we arc care about each other. That's what makes Freeport great."
I concur with the sentiment . . . that we care about each other . . : for the general
populace, but I'm seeing distressing signs that maybe that care does not spill over
to the physically handicapped among us.
Obviously I am not alone in witnessing seemingly able-bodied persons parking
vehicles in slots designated for the handicapped throughout our Village. However,
vehicles qualified to be in those slots are required to either have a license plate bearing
the handicapped logo of a wheelchair (when the driver is disabled), or a permit in
the front window (when a passenger is disabled). Moreover, the privilege to occupy
a handicapped slot applies only to handicapped persons and is not a right extended
to others using the car alone.
It has occurred to me that there may be a mistaken belief that retail stores and
institutions provide these handicapped parking spots out of simple courtesy but that
in actuality they may be used by anyone. Not true! Both State and Village law mandate
that places of public assembly provide parking for the disabled on a formula based
on square footage. For obvious reasons, they are placed close to entrances and ramps.
Unqualified vehicles occupying them will receive parking tickets. Property owners
or tenants not providing them will receive summonses. The latter parties should be
aware that these slots cannot be contained within designated fire lanes where parking
by other than emergency vehicles is prohibited at all times.
So next time you are searching for a parking spot and spy one right in front
of the door and you are tempted to pull in, although it is clearly posted for the
handicapped, DON'T DO IT.
Sure there is a chance you won't get a ticket (but then again, you might). Remember
that the walk from a further spot will be good for your health. You are lucky you
can do it. There are those that can't. And who can predict that at some point in
your life, you too may become physically handicapped. PLEASE CARE!
Trustees: Vincent DiCostanzo, Ralph Smith, Victor Cohen, Anna J. Cacciatore; Village Justice: Michael Solomon
Village Clerk: Karen A. Navin; Counsel: William Glacken; Treasurer: Michael Haran
Cease and Desist Orders
Freeport's Stabilization and Affirma-tive
Housing Task Force urges all
homeowners who have not already done
so, to sign a cease and desist order to
be forwarded to the Secretary of State.
These orders prevent mass solicitation .
of homeowners and undue pressure to
The cease and desist drive began some
years ago when solicitations of
homeowners in the Village by a. few
unscrupulous real estate brokers led to
"block busting." Discussions between
the Village and State government led to
the program whereby residents signing
and filing such orders with the State
would be protected from unwanted
solicitation by real estate brokers and
salesmen. Those realtors refusing to
obey the order are subject to punitive
action by the Secretary's office which
can lead to suspension or revocation of
the license to operate in the real estate
If you have never signed a cease and
desist order—or if you have but have
since moved within the Village to another
house—clip out and sign the form below
and return it to the Village withyour
The Task Force urges all Freeporters
to add their names to the hundreds of
their neighbors who have already
afforded themselves of this form of
protecting their property, their Village
and themselves. The signing of the order
will not prevent anyone from selling their
home in a legitimate manner by merely
contacting any reputable realtor or the
Village's Homefinders Service. The
difference is that the contract is initiated
by the homeowner and not be a real
All cease and desist forms received will
be recorded by the Village and forwarded
to the Secretary of State. When you have
received an acknowledgment from the
State, you will know that you are covered
by the non-solicitation order. If you are
subsequently solicited, save the post-card,
business card or other material
received or if solicited by phone, make
a note of the time, date and name and
broker affiliation of the caller, and then
notify the Village's Human Relations
Office at 378-4000.
Honorable Secretary of State
State of New York
I (We), the undersigned registered owner(s) of property located at
in the Incorporated Village ofFreeport, Nassau County, N.Y., do not wish to sell such property.
Accordingly, I (We) hereby revoke my (our) implied invitation to solicit in any manner whatsoever.
I (We) hereby request you, by virtue of the power vested in you as Secretary of State, pursuant
to Article 12A of the Real Property Law, to order all licensed brokers and salesmen to cease
and desist from soliciting the undersigned until such time as I (we) may notify you in writing
to the contrary.
At the recommendation of Free-port
Mayor Dorothy Storm, the Board
of Trustees voted to approve the
establishment of a volunteer Auxil-iary
Police unit. Such units have long
been in existence in many villages
and unincorporated areas of Nassau
The Freeport unit will be under the
command of Police Chief Joseph
King Jr. The village's support of the
program will include the provision of
an existing marked car with commun-ications,
Members of the auxiliary unit will
patrol in pairs and must serve a
minimum of four hours a month. It
is expected that there will be suffi-cient
interest among volunteers to
provide this patrol around-the-clock.
Chief King indicated that the volun-teers
are not intended to replace or
substitute for the professional police
officers of the Freeport Police.
"They can assist in traffic control
as well as helping out special events,"
he said. "Most importantly, they will
provide another visible patrol to deter
crime. The volunteers will be addi-tional
'eyes and ears' for the police
and will be a valuable asset to this
Applicants, men and women, must
be between the ages of 18 and 65
and reside in Freeport. They will be
required to pass a standard medical
test, but corrective lenses are
The initial set of volunteers are
currently in training under the gui-dance
of the Nassau County Police
Department. Those interested in
registering for future sessions are
asked to call the Freeport Police at
Safe Boating Course
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
13-6 will again present a free 12-lesson
course on safe boating at Freeport High
School beginning October 16, 8 p.m.,
and continuing every Monday thereafter.
Pre-registration is required and there is
a nominal fee for the text book and other
A certificate of completion will be
granted at the end of the course and most
insurance companies allow a 10% reduc-tion
on boat insurance when the certif-icate
is presented. For further informa-tion,
call Commander Richard Cantwell,
379-1665: ' •-'• '
Corner Shrubbery, Fences
Owners of corner properties in resi-dential
areas are reminded that all
hedges, fences and plants (with the
exception of shade trees) must be
maintained at no higher than three feet
for 30 feet from the intersection. The
height is measured from the established
The purpose of the law is to provide
visibility for motorists, bikers and
Have Relatives or Friends
Looking for a House .
DO THEM A FAVOR. TELL THEM
ABOUT THE FREEPORT
More Than a Decade of Success
Potential Buyers Introduced
To Sellers at No Fee
Variety of Properties from
$125,000 to $500,000
A Federally-Funded Service Proudly
Representing All Freeport Areas
Village Hall 378-4000, Ext. 296
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