for collection and unless the orders are complied with difficulty results.
UTILITIES COMMITTEE ' - '
The organization meeting of the newly appointed Utilities Committee was
held in the Municipal Building on April 23rd. Chairman Robert L. Doxsee gave
a complete resume of the happenings at the Power Plant during his tenure of
office andbroughtthe Committee up to date on general operations of the plant.
Particular discussion took place concerning the power requirements due to the
growth and expansion of the Village. The Committee consists of the following
members; all of who serve without compensation;
Robert L. Doxsee, Chairman Allan Kellock
Loren E. Hebl Willard Evans
Leonard D. B. Smith . Milford Van Riper, Secy.
The several business and service establishments subject to licenses
under the Village Code of Ordinances, are hereby notified that the expiration
for such' li censes was April 30th, 1954, . The Accounting Department reports
that a number of licensees have neglected to take out their renewals. Early
attention to this matter is requested.
36 Permits for new construction - Cost
23 Permits for additions & alterations - Cost
"Speed Kills, take it easy!" - This warning was issued today by Chief
Peter Elar.who stressed the need for speed control as a curb on traffic acci-dents.
Chief .Elar spoke on behalf of the speed control program the Freeport
Police Department is conducting this month in cooperation with the National
"More than 25 percent of the drivers involved in fataiaccidents annual-ly
are violating a speed law at the time of the accident, " Chief Elar said.
Because many factors enter into the making of every accident. Chief
Elar said it is impossible to determine to what extent speed is to blam e
in any single accident. However he pointed out that we know enough about speed
to make us realize that it's dynamite if used unwisely. Chief Elar said that a
car with good brakes can stop in about 21 feet after the brakes are applied from
a speed of 20 miles per hour. It will take about 189 feet for the car to stop if
the speed is 60 miles per hour.
Another dangerous factor about speed, Chief Elar said, is that force of
impact is increased much more rapidly than speed. "In other words, "Chief
Elar said, "if your car hits a fixed obstacle when you're going 20 miles an
hour it will suffer as much damage as if it were dropped from a height of 13
feet onto a concrete highway. But if you hit the same object when you're do-ing
60, the car will be damagedas much as if it were dropped,from a 10-story
T RAFFIC SAFETY JINGLES
Little Jack Homer, Stood on the Corner, Waiting for cars to go by.
He looked to the left, he looked to the right, And said--What a bright boy am I.
VolTS No. 6 JUNE, 1954
Among the industries scheduled for operation in Freeport is the Weschler
Thermometer Co. of Manhattan, the construction of which will be located on
East Merrick Road -west of Buffalo Avenue. Groundbreaking ceremonies were
participated in by the members of the Village Board, as a preliminary to the
erection of a $250,000 structure. The first shovelful of earth was spaded by
Trustee Edmund T. Cheshire, substituting for Mayor Glacken, who was unable
to attend the function because 'of illness. Among the other participants of the
ceremonies were Trustee Cord Viebrock, Robert Kurz, President of the Free-port
Chamber of Commerce; Donald McLaren, its executive secretary; Vi
Sargeant Nixon of the Freeport Bank and Emil Frenger of the Meadowbrook
National Bank--all of whom made brief talks.
Mayor Glacken'represented the Village at the dedication ceremonies of
the areodynamic laboratory of the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute on Atlantic
Avenue and "Westend. The official Village party was welcomed by Dr. H.
Rogers. President of the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute accompanied by Dr.
Nicholas Hoff, head of the Aeronautical Engineering Department, and Dr.
Antonio Ferri, ' who will supervise the work at the laboratory. The Army and
Navy Departments are cooperating with the Polytechnic Institute in the develop-ment
of new instruments and designs for super sonic flight. It is anticipated
that the Laboratory will be the means of important advance in the science of
BEAUTIFICATION OF FREEPORT FOR THE FUTURE
Upon re commendation of the new appointed Beautification Committee the
Village Board is conducting an investigation for the type of .tree most suitable
for planting in the residential areas.
Dr. M. G. Isenberg, Chairman of the Committee, has submitted a re -
port to the Board pointing out specifically the advantages of "the dogwood tree
and with the suggestion that it be declared the pffical tree of the Village, with
the idea in mind of eventually replacing all shade trees of other .varieties and
substituting the dogwood. Further, the advantages of the dogwood are that they
present a showy display of beauty in bloom in early spring, a'showy display of
red leaves and berries in the autumn and an interesting silhouette in the win-ter.
They are adaptable to shaping a nd pruning. They .dp not present the problem
of shallow roots which raise the sidewalks and destroy other types of shrubs
and grass within their reach as do the current group of swamp maples preval-ent
through out the Village. - •
PARKS AND RECREATION NEWS
The Freeport Park Commission is pleased to announce that consider-able
progress has been made in the development of park facilities and the or-ganization
of the community recreation program. The following will acquaint
Freeport residents of the many youth and family recreational opportunities a-vailable.
Northeast Park consists of seven acres located between Commercial
Street and Parsons Avenue. It provides a multiple use recreation area with
four basketball courts, a children's playground and a picnic grove with fire-places
and tables. The first of several hard surface tennis courts is be ing con-structed.
NorthwestP ark, located on Brooks ide Avenue north of Sunrise Highway,
will be dedicated on July 5th. This three-acre park, now in the final stage of
completion, has a children's playground, a multiple use recreation area with
t;.vo basketball courts and two handball courts, a. baseball diamond and a gener-al
Waterfront P ark, located at the south end of Long Beach Avenue, affords
an opportunity to enjoy the waterfront. There will be a small children's play-
2;rcimd, and a park building for public use.
Randall Park with eight acres, offers a children's playground, basket-ball
courts, handball courts, an athletic field with three ball diamonds and a
general athletic area.
Night lighting is being installed at all the parks on multiple use recrea-tion
areas to allow additional use of the park facilities. All the parks have rest
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE RECREATION PROGRAM
The Village has operated a Parks Department for many years which has
been responsible for the development and maintenance of the Parks and the Sta-dium
in Freeport, Last September a Recreation Department was inaugurated
to provide community recreation activities in close cooperation with the Board
of Education. The primary objective is to provide wholesome, constructive
recreation activities for Freeport girls and boys and adults of all ages ona
year-round basis. During the winter season 28 activities were conducted week-ly,
and the total attendance for recreation sessions was 8,808. The activities
consisted of instructions in Arts and Crafts, Square Dancing, Group Games,
relays, Tumbling, informal play. Basketball and a Teen-Age Social Program,
under the supervision of capable trained leaders. During the Spring recrea-tion
supervision and instruction are provided daily after school from 3:30to
5:30 P.M. and from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, at Northeast Park
and Randall Park. A variety of activities were provided for the youngsters dur-ing
Easter Vacation Week and it is most encouraging to report that 3,425 attend-ed
Randall Park while 2, 525 enjoyed the activities at Northeast Park. One of the
highlights of the vacation program was the exciting Easter Egg Hunt which more
than 100 Freeport youngsters enjoyed.
The recreation Department will provide a daily recreation program at
Randall, Northwest and Northeast Parks during the entire summer vacation.
The details of the program will be announced at a later date. In addition to the
scheduled recreation activities the parks are open seven days a week for infor-mal
recreation. Freeport children and adults are encouraged to enjoy these
The Recreation Department has issued permits to 24 baseball and soft-ball
teams to use the park ball diamonds at least once or twice a week. The Free-port
Stadium is accommodating athletic events as well as the Pony League, Sen-ior
B aseball L eague, and the American Legion Baseball 'Bam on Monday,Wednes -
day and Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 10:30 P.M.
On Friday, June llth, at 9 P. M. the thirteenth Annual Inter-Collegiate,
North and South LaCrosse All Star game will be held at the Stadium. The pub-lic
is also invited to attend the American Legion Benefit Baseball Game sched-uled
for June 16th at 8:30 P.M. at the Stadium, when the Freeport Old Timers
meet the High School Team.
Additional recreation activities will be announced from time to time
The newly established community recreation program is most appreciative for
the excellent cooperation that it has receivedfrom the FreeportSchools and the
numerous Freeport organization.
NOTICE FROM COLLECTION DEPARTMENT
Harry Chuisano, Supt. of Highways and Collection Departments, called
attention of the residents of Freeport to the provision of the ordinance which
requires ' '
SEC. 2 - Care of Property.
(a) The owner, lessee, tenant or any other person who has the manage-ment
or control of, or who occupies any lot or plot of land in the Village shall
keep such land at all times free and clear of accumulations of ashes, rubbish ,
refuse, grass cuttings, tree cuttings, leaves, garbage, offal or other substances
except such as may be deposited in containers or are otherwise secured as pro-vided
for in this ordinance for the collection and disposal by the sanitation de-partment
of the Village.
(b) No person shall deposit any ashes, rubbish, refuse, grass cuttings,
tree cuttings, leaves, garbage, offal or inoffensive substances on any lot or plot
of land in the Village except in containers or otherwise secured as provided for
in this ordinance, and in no event shall material of any nature be deposited upon
the property of another without consent of the owner.
SEC. 3 - Metal Containers.
(a) It shall be the duty-of every person having the management or con-trol
of or occuping any land or building to provide sufficient metal receptacle s
to hold all accumulations of combustible waste materials and separate metal re-ceptacles
to hold all ac cumulations of incombustible was te material ordinarily
accumulated on the premises during ninety-six (96) consecutive hours. Every
such person shall keep separated the combustible from the incombustible waste
material and each kind of waste materials in its appropriate receptacle; except
that any waste material other than garbage which cannot readily be deposited
in any receptacle, may be compactly and securely tied, bundled or packed so
as to be easily handled, but-not weighing more than fifty (50) poundsandnot like - '
ly to be scattered; and when so packed and secured may be pilea alongside such
(b) Each of such receptacles provided for in subdivision (a) of this sec -
tion shall be watertight, kept covered with a metal cover, and maintained in a
sanitary condition by periodic cleansing. When filled, any such receptacle shall
weigh not more than one hundred (100) pounds and shall contain not more than
three (3) cubic feet of materials.
(c) Each such receptacle containing combustible materials shall be free
from water or wetted materials.
(d) The foregoing provisions are not intended to deny to property own-ers
or tenants the ri ght to accumulate grass cuttings, leaves and other inoffen-sive
materials in heaps or piles contained within harriers constructed of boards,
slats, or wire, for reduction to compost for use on the premises, so long as
no odors are permitted to emanate therefrom or other nuisances are permitted
With the coming of Spring a great deal of refuse is placedalong the curb
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