Village Election Scheduled For March 16
Village Clerk Karen Navin has announced
that the Village will hold its general '
election on March 16. The offices to be voted
upon are Mayor, two Trustees and Village
Justice, each for a term of four years. The
positions are currently held by Dorothy
Storm, who has announced her retirement
in April, Ralph Smith, Victor Cohen and
Michael Solomon respectively.
According to Navin, several dates are of
•importance prior to election day.
For an independent nominating petition •
the number of required signatures is 100. A
nominating petition is needed by all candi-dates
except those who are nominated by
a state-wide party whose nominations are
made by caucus or primary. The last day
to file the independent nominating petition
with the Village Clerk is February 16.
Navin points out that the independent
nominating petition forms are not provided
by her office. They must be printed by the
political organization and must follow a form
mandated by the State Board of Elections.
Sample forms may be obtained at the Nassau
County Board of Elections, 400 County Seat
Drive, Mineola, NY 11501.
If you voted in the general election in
November or any general or county election
during the past four years, it will.not be
necessary for you to register for the Village
Election. If your name is on the County rolls
you will be automatically registered with the
Village. There will be no personal Registra-tion
Day in the Village of Freeport prior to
the Village Election. Nassau County Board
of Election registration forms are available
in the Village Clerk's office, however they
must be returned to the County Board of
Elections by March 5 to be able to vote in
this Village Election. If you have only voted
in the Village Election two years ago, and
no other Election since, you must reregister
for this election in order to vote.
The Village Election will be held on March
16 from 7am to 9pm at your regular neigh-borhood
polling place for each of the
Village's Election Districts.
You may be able to vote by Absentee Ballot
if you will not be in the County on Election
Day or are unable to appear at the polling
place in person. Absentee Ballots may be
provided if you are unavoidably outside of
the county on Election Day, are a member
of the armed forces of the United States of
America, you attend college outside of the
county, you are a patient at a V.A. hospital,
or if you are unable to appear at the polling
place because of illness, physical or confine-ment
at home or in a hospital institution, It
is important to point out that you may^nbt
obtain an Absentee Ballot if the absence is
solely caused by the fact that your regular
and daily place of business is located outside
of the county. In order to vote by Absentee
Ballot you must file an application for an
Absentee Ballot with the Village Clerk not
later than .close of business on March 9 if
the ballot is to be mailed to the absentee
voter, and not later than March 15 for an
application to be obtained in person at
Village Hall by the voter or his or her agent.
The application forms for Absentee Ballots
are available at the Office of the Village Clerk,
46 North Ocean Avenue. If you are currently
on the Nassau County Board of Elections
list of permanently disabled voters you will
automatically receive an absentee ballot for
the Village Election.
Ice Skating Sessions
Now that winter has set in, a perfect activity
for the whole family is skating at the
Recreation Center's enclosed, heated and
lighted ice rink. The fee per session is $1
for resident children and senior citizens, and
$1.50 for resident adults. There are higher
fees for non-residents and guests. Skaters
must have an up to date Activity Card.
Discount tickets are available for 15
sessions at $10 for children and senior
citizens and $15 for adults. The tickets are
transferable within the family. Rental skates
are available at $1 per session.
Public sessions are held Tuesday, 4-6pm;
Thursday, 4-6pm; Friday, 7:45-945pm; Sat-urday,
noon-2pm, 3-5pm and 7:30-9:30; and
Sunday, noon-2pm and 3-5pm. The Saturday
afternoon schedule is in effect on school
holidays. Children up to and including the
age of eight must wear a helmet which is
Puck shooting, for ages 11 and up, is
scheduled for Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm, and
Friday, 4-6pm. Helmets, full face masks and
gloves are mandatory. Patch and freestyle
skating are scheduled for Wednesday, 3:45-
5:45pm. Group and private skating lessons
are available at all skill levels. Community
groups and hockey teams may charter the
For specific information, call 223-8000,
A Public Information Bulletin
of The Village of Freeport
46 North Ocean Avenue
Telephone: FReeport 8-4000
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
- January 1993 -
MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR
Athis time over the past eight years, I have made predictions regarding what
the"new year will bring to Freeport. Since I will leave office in April and cannot
speak for future Boards of Trustees, I have made a "wish, list "for this-year ^and-thereafter,
rather than predictions.
The tax base will continue to grow over the next ten years as such projects as
Meadowbrook Commons, Caldor's and Staples proceed through their ten-year tax
abatement period and begin to pay full taxes. They will continue to provide hundreds
The Meadowbrook Care Center, the former Lydia Hall Hospital, will open and
provide additional jobs. Most importantly, it will bring to Long Island sorely needed
beds for both short and long term care, and outpatient programs for those with
Altzheimers Disease. It is expected that the Brooklyn Waterworks building will be
used for a similar facility to be called Sheffield Towers.
The Freeport Plaza/railroad station area will have a new look with blighted buildings
demolished on the Plaza to provide much needed parking for the old Meadowbrook
Bank building which will be offered to a developer for renovation. The third phase
of the Urban Renewal Plan (the first being the removal of the Freeport Theater
to allow for construction of retail uses) involves the Station's commuter parking
lot fronting on Sunrise Highway and the buildings between Henry Street and Benson
Place. The facelift in the area, and an occupied bank building, should have a positive
effect on the traditional shopping,area_ on SoutJi Main Street. __
The Recreation Center's ice rink will hopefully be permanently enclosed and
connected to the main building. Similar to Madison Square Garden, Nassau Coliseum,
etc., it will be possible to cover the ice and use the arena for exhibitions, conventions,
performances, etc. Its rental will enhance the Center's revenues.
The Village will enter into complete recycling. Businesses and multiple dwellings,
(rental apartment buildings, coops and condos), presently exempted, will be mandated
to recycle newspapers, plastics, cans and glass.
One of our most precious assets, our waterfront and waterways, will continue
to be preserved through careful planning and zoning whether it be by the Local
Waterfront Revitalization Program presently before the Board, or by other means.
May the year 1993 be a healthy and prosperous one for you and your family.
— Dorothy Storm
Trustees: Ralph Smith, Victor Cohen, Vincent P. Campion, Catherine Collins;
Village Justice: Michael Solomon; Village Clerk: Karen A. Navin; Counszi William Glacken; Treasurer: Andrew Ludwick
New Treasurer & Superintendent
Mayor Dorothy Storm has announced the
appointment of Hubert Bianco as
Superintendent of Electric Utilities, replacing
William Comihos, and Andrew Ludwick,
CPA, as the Village Treasurer, replacing
Michael Haran. Bianco and Ludwick joined
the Village the week of December 7.
Bianco had been with the Long Island
Lighting Company for 27 years. He held the
post of manager of LI LCD's Nassau Division
from 1988 to 1^990 when he was promoted
to manager of LILCO's Customer Design
Services. He also served as manager of
Production Planning from 1984 to 1988.
Bianco's experience includes coordination
and management of large maintenance and
capital improvement projects in the fossil
generating and electric distribution areas;
extensive customer relations and community
involvment addressing construction, electric
outage and power quality issues; and strong
knowledge of LILCO's Demand Side Man-agement
Program and evaluation process.
The new Superintendent received a B.S.
in Engineering Science at Hofstra University,
studied Project Management at the Wharton
School of the University of Pennsylvania,
Executive Finance at Columbia University,
and took courses at the Center for Creative
Leadership, Charlotte, NC.
Ludwick, the new Treasurer, comes to the
position after two years as Financial Con-sultant
with Monarch/Penn Financial Group,
Dix Hills. Prior to that, he was Treasurer and
Assistant Business Manager of the Long
Beach City School District. He also served
as Senior Accountant to Tambrands, Inc.,
Lake Success, and Ernst and Whinney, New
The new Treasurer received a B.S. in
Accounting, Cum Laude, from SUNY at
Albany and is both a Certified Public
Accountant and a Registered Financial
Planner. He was a member of the Adjunct
Faculty at Queensborough Community
College, Bayside from 1978 to 1988 and is
currently on the Adjunct Facuulty at Adelphi
No Yard Waste in February
Since February generates little yard waste,
the Department of Public Works has
announced that there will be no collection
of that material during that month. Regular,
every week, yard waste collection will
continue through January and begin again
Collection of other recyclables — news-papers,
cans plastics, glass — will not be
eliminated in February.
Papers Must be Tied
The Town of Hempstead Newspaper
Recycling Center has advised that all
newspapers are to be tied in bundles for
recycling and NOT packaged loose in brown
or plastic bags.
Although the Town gave no specific
reason for the change, Freeport Public
Works Superintendent David Lovejoy
believes it might have to do with contain-ment.
There has been an extreme problem
with the untied papers blowing off the trucks
as well as off the curb. Residents are
requested to comply with this new
On behalf of the New York State Confer-ence
of Mayors, Mayor Dorothy Storm
recently honored Village employees who
have served Freeport for 25 years and more.
Each was invited to a public meeting of the
Board of Trustees where they received
"Certificates of Public Service."
The honored employees and their depart-ments
are: George Anderson, Electric; Gatha
Ballard, Parks; Lt. Joseph Boland, Police;
Barbara Buzzeo, Computer Center; Anthony
.Capozzoli, Electric; John Capozzoli Sr.,
Electric; Joseph Capozzoli, Electric; Robert
Capozzoli, Public Works; Manuel Cavaco,
Electric; Donald Giordano, Electric; Martin
Huebner, Public Works; Lucius Jenkins,
Parks; James Leys, Electric; William Morris,
Recreation; Phyllis Pullman, Recreation;
John Regan, Parks; Peter Schmittzeh,
Electric; Charles Sinkler, Public Works;
Arthur Stebncr, Electric; and Michael
Solomon, former Village counsel and pre-sently
The Nor'Easter of 1992
The towering Blue Spruce which stood on the
northern end of Freeport Village Hall's main
entrance on North Ocean Avenue, probably since
the hall was constructed in 1927, was finally felled
during the mid—December severe weather which
is being called "The Storm of the Century." The
expertise of the Fire, Police, Public Works and
Electric Departments is being cited as the reason
why, despite severe flooding and winds, Freepor-ters
were able to ride out the storm. After the
storm, the Recreation Center was used by the
Nassau Chapter of the Red Cross and the County
Office of Civil Prepardness to assist victims
suffering property and other losses.
Good Government Awards
For the fifth year in a row, the Village of Freeport has received a Good Government Award
for High Merit in both Operating Procedures and Capital Procedures from the Nassau Citizens
Budget Committee. Freeport is one of only fovr Villages to receive both awards with High
In addition, Freeport received a Special Award for "an operating budget in programmatic
form; an unusually informative Budget Message; and a capital plan which summarizes sources
of revenue as well as expenditures." The awards are for the 1992-93 fiscal year.
Crackdown on Prostitution
The Freeport Police Department continues its crackdown on prostitution by giving
summonses to those who attempt to patronize a prostitute. A summons results in an appearance
before Village Justice Michael Solomon who has fined each $250.
Those appearing before the Court for sentencing were the following: Pietro Borsellino,
303 George Street, Oceanside; Scott Erdman, 235 Springmeadow Drive, Holbrook; Marc
Greenberg, 460 Frankel Boulevard, Merrick; George Karavas, 110 Brooklyn Avenue, Freeport;
Narval Mangal, Atlanta; John Nigro, 83 Burr Avenue, Hempstead; Robert Schwerdel, 725
Miller Avenue; and Matthew Wright, 31 Hampton Road, Lynbrook. They received their
summonses in October.
Both Mayor Dorothy Storm and Police Chief Joseph King declared war on prostitution
as an adjunct to the illegal drug trade. The Mayor also has stated her concern for AIDS
and other sexually transmitted diseases which the "Johns" may bring home to their families
or spread to others. She has also pushed for the publication of their names in the local
media in hopes that embarrassment will slow down the trade.
All Village government offices will be closed on Friday, February 12, for Lincoln's Birthday
and on Monday, February 15, for Washington's Birthday.
Due to the holidays, areas where recycling materials are collected on Friday, will have
pickup on Thursday, February 11. There will be no refuse collection on the two holidays.
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