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Arrival at Town of Hempstead Marina
(iiiv Lombardo Avenue. F reeport
Welcoming Reception at Kreeport Ueereation C enter
Ad Lib Steel Band. Pool Party and more -
tickets required - available at Recreation Center
Vessels on Display at Guy Lombardo Marina
Meet the Midshipmen of Annapolis
Maritime Expo. Kamkill Park. Kreeport -
Nautical urnl M i l i t a r y Displays, Art Show. Pony Rides
and more Info (516) 378-7323
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS
WHO REFINANCED OR HAVE A NEW MORTGAGE
Homeowners who purchased a home
this year, refinanced or transferred their
mortgage, must be sure the Hempstead
Town Receiver of Taxes, Angie Cullin, as well
as the Village Assessor, Bernadine Quinton,
are notified in writing of the change.
The necessary forms for filing the infor-mation
are available in the village Assessor's
office. Residents may use these forms to file
with both the village and the town or may
write a letter that includes the following
information: Section, Block and Lot num-bers,
the property owner's name, mailing
address, property address, the mortgage
company's name and the mortgage number.
If you need any help filling out the form or
finding the required information, please call
JUNE, 1999 www.FreeportNY.com THE HOME OF CHAMPIONS
MAYOR GLACKEN ATTENDS WASHINGTON, DC
RALLY IN SUPPORT OF NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS
"Nothing so clearly and quickly indi-cates
the economic health and wellbeing of a
community as the condition of its local
parks," said Mayor Glacken. The Mayor
recently took part in a rally in support of
federal funding for local park improvements-held
on the steps of the Capitol in
Washington, DC. The rally was sponsored by
the United State Conference of Mayors and
the National Association of Counties (NACo.)
Mayor Glacken, along with other
members of the US Conference of Mayors
and NACo., called on Congress to honor
its 1965 promise to channel funds collect-ed
from off-shore oil and gas drilling into
local park and recreation programs.
Mayor Glacken was joined by MVP
and running back for the Denver Broncos,
Terrell Davis, who said he learned to play
football in a park that had been created
with Land and Water Conservation Funds.
Davis urged Congress to provide funding
for local parks, explaining that parks and
playgrounds offer needed sports opportu-nities
for young people. "Putting money
into our parks will allow other youngsters
to learn the same values I did when I played
Pop Warner football," said Mr. Davis. Mayor Bill Glacken on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, DC, surrounded
by members of the US Conference of Mayors, NACo., and youngsters.
FREEPORT TO END FLOODING PROBLEMS
WITH ADDED MONEY FROM FEMA
The Village has received an $850,000
grant from the Federal Emergency
Management Agency. The funding will cover
75% of the cost of raising two additional
Trustee Don Mauersberger, Superintendent of Buildings, Joe Madigan;
Director, NY State Emergency Management Office, Edward Jacoby, Jr.;
Police Sgt. Michael Smith; Mayor Bill Glacken, Emergency Management
Coordinator, Richard Holdener; Police Sgt. Kevin Noll, member of the
Emergency Management Team; Lynn Canton, Region n Director, FEMA, and
Keith Nicholson of the Freeport Building Department.
streets below Meist'er Blvd. which suffer per-sistent
flooding. Freeport received a similar
amount from FEMA last year, which was used
to cover a portion of the cost of raising up to
30 homes above the flood line.
"We are currently upgrad-ing
Wooticleft Ave. and putting
the final touches on the upgrad-ing
of Meister Blvd. and several
adjacent streets," explained Mayor
Bill Glacken. "This additional
money from FEMA will help to
cover the cost of raising 2,200 feet
along Lester and Stirling Avenues,
just below Meister Blvd. This
street-raising program is part of
our overall effort to end the per-sistent
street-flooding problem in
South Freeport,0 he said.
Woodcleft Ave and Meister
Blvd. are expected to be complet-ed
by early fall. Construction on
Lester and Stirling Avenues is
expected to begin shortly after
Labor Day and be completed
before the end of the year.
Mayor Glacken added, "we are particu-larly
gratified that FEMA continues to recog-nize
the work Freeport is doing to end repeat
flooding and the damage it causes in this
Village." He added, "By designating Freeport
a Project Impact community, FEMA has-shown"
its support of our efforts, and has rewarded
these efforts with additional funding."
Mayor Glacken also thanked FEMA for its
support of the second annual Project Impact
Awareness Day. "With FEMA's assistance, and
the work of the Village's Emergency
Management Team, our residents have the
information and technological help to pre-pare
for serious storms and dangerous flood-ing,"
explained Glacken. "While we can't
always prevent disasters, preparation and
education can go a long way in mitigating the
damage and destruction caused by these
The Mayor also thanked the businesses,
community groups and organizations which
assisted in putting together the Awareness
Day event recently held at Home Depot.
A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR
Early in my term as Mayor, I
promised to make Freeport's parks the
best in the state. As I said recently at the
rally sponsored by the U.S. Conference
of Mayors in Washington, D.C., our
parks are vital to the health of our com-munity.
The coming sultry days of sum-mer
make the amenities of the neigh-borhood
pools and playgrounds critical
to the comfort of our residents. In the
little more than two years that the
Glacken Administration has been in
office, we have made the renovations
and improvements to our village parks a
The basketball courts at Martin
Luther King, North East and Glacken
Parks have been resurfaced, and
improvements to the lighting have been
completed. The girls and boys on our
Little League teams have benefited
from the new dugouts, and other
improvements at Randall Park. The
Freeport Recreation Center has
reopened after a month of renovations
with the pool complex offering a
refreshing break-when the mercury
rises. Soon, the renovations to the court-yard
behind Village Hall will be com-pleted,
and the brick walk and raised
flower garden will provide an ideal set-ting
for outdoor concerts.
Randall Park will be the site of the
Maritime Expo, July 3, featuring demon-strations
by local baymen, fishermen,
decoy carvers, model submarine builders
and folk artists carrying on the tradition
of making maritime crafts and tools.
The demonstrations will range from
trap-making and fish smoking to model
bay house building and duck decoy carv-ing.
This is the only festival on Long
Island that focuses on the cultural tradi-tions
of fishermen, baymen, duck
hunters, boat builders and model-mak-ers.
This event will be part of our special
Fourth of July Weekend celebrating the
arrival of the midshipmen and women
of the U.S. Naval Academy. Once again,
Freeport was chosen as the port-of-call
for eight sailing vessels crewed by
approximately 60 underclassmen and
their supervising officers. Arriving
Thursday, July 1, and departing Monday,
July 5, the midshipmen's visit will be the
centerpiece of the holiday celebration.
Saturday's festivities will also
include the annual -Heritage Fair spon-sored
by Long Island Traditions, Inc. It
will feature military displays, an art
exhibition and sale organized by the LI
Arts Council, a display by the "South
Street Seaport at Freeport" Museum, as
well as live entertainment on the show-mobile.
This summer, thanks to our local
parks, the Recreation center and the
special events scheduled, there will be
many opportunities for us to celebrate
living in Freeport.
Mayor Bill Glacken and Police Chief Michael
Woodward congratulated everyone on receiving awards at
the recent ceremony honoring outstanding service.
Approximately 80 members of the Freeport Police
Department were honored for Distinguished Service, Life
Saving, Community Service, Excellent Police Duty, and
Commendation Service. Several civilians were also recognized
for their courageous efforts including Jessica Lester, 10-years
old, and Brendon Roth, 18- years old, for their part in saving
a young girl from drowning.
Brendon Roth, Mayor Glacken, Jessica Lester, Wayne Lester,
Maryann Lester, Chief Michael Woodward.
2nd Assistant-Chief Paul Hashagen, Mayor Bill Glacken, Trustee Don Mauersberger.
HOSE COMPANY 4
Mayor Bill Glacken toured each firehouse recently while
taking part in the annual inspection program. Trustee Don
Mauersberger, an Ex-Fire Chief, took part in showing the
Mayor around his home firehouse, Truck Company # 1.
Second Assistant-Chief Paul Hashagen described the capabili-ties
of the ladder truck shown in the photo. The truck was
built in 1982 and has an approximate service life of 20 years.
AMERICAN LEGION VETERANS SEEKING
VOLUNTEERS FOR MONUMENT PROJECT
The William Clinton Story American
Legion Post, plans to install a monument
on the front lawn of the Freeport
Memorial Library to honor all Freeport
Veterans who gave their lives in armed
conflicts in the service of the United States.
The group would like to see the project
completed by Memorial Day 2000.
The proposed three paneled gray
granite structure would stand 5-feet high
and 10-foot wide, and would have the
names of all 122 Freeporters who died in an
armed conflict beginning with the Civil
War. Space would also be available to put in
the names of any future Freeport veterans
who perish in the service of their country.
The Veterans are requesting that one
individual from each local civic and frater-nal
organization volunteer to sit on the
committee responsible for raising funds to
build this monument. The committee will
meet one evening each month, at the
Freeport Memorial Library in room #5,
beginning July 28th. Additional meetings
are scheduled for August 25th, September
29th, October 27th, November 24th, and
December 22. Each member of the com-mittee
will act as a liaison with their own
organization and will be asked to solicit
funds and work on various projects. The
cost of the monument is estimated at
$17,000. Donations to the project can be
made to the Freeport American Legion
(Memorial Fund) c/o Charles Jackson, 310
S. Brookside Ave., Freeport, NY 1 1520. Mr.
Jackson can be reached 516- 868-5373.
On the reviewing stand at the recent
Freeport Memorial Day Parade: NY State
Senator Charles Fuschillo, Jr.; Trustees Don
Miller; Bill White, Jr.; Don Mauersberger;
Hempstead Town Receiver of Taxes, Angie
Cullin; Mayor Bill Glacken; Commander
Charles Jackson; and Police Chief Michael
TRUSTEE MILLER JOINS
Trustee Don Miller recently dropped off a cell phone he is no
longer using at the Freeport office of NY State Senator Charles J.
Fuschillo, Jr. Sen. Fuschillo, along with several other Albany law-makers,
are collecting the phones for distribution by the Nassau
County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The phones will be
reprogrammed to dial 9-1-1 at the touch of a button for individ-uals
who have been victims of domestic violence. More than 500
phones have been donated to the organization.
Trustee Don Miller and NY State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.
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