Sec. 1. Overhanging Branches—It shall.be the duty of every owner or occupant
to keep the trees and shrubs in front of his premises so trimmed as not to in-terfere
with passersbyon the sidewalk or roadway. All overhanging limbs_shall
be~at"least"eight (8) feet above the center of the"sidewalk and thirteen (13) feet
above the roadway.
Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the owner or occupant of property located at
street intersections to keep all hedges, bushes, flowers or other growing plants
so trimmed as not to obscure the vision of motorists approaching the corner of
any intersecting street. A maximumheight of th ree feet to the top of such hedge,
bush or growing plant from the level of the roadbed of the contiguous street is
VILLAGE AFFAIRS 50 YEARS AGO
Vol. 3 No. 8 September, 1954
rd acted favorably on a petition signed by 33cit-
Apr. 25. 1906. Village began negotiations for the purchase of 300 street signs
to be placed on the streets of the village.
IQOk-iqOT. Various complaints were made that horses were running wild,
across yards and lawns doing great damage, in the vincinity of Grand Ave. ,Graf-fing
Place and Columbus Avenue; also horses and cows in the neighborhood of
Randall Avenue and Wallace Street, and sheep at large at Pine Street and Mad-ison
June 13, 1907. The Village Police force consisted of a CaptainandS Patrol-
Apr. 23, 1907. New York & New Jersey Telephone Co. agreed to allow the
Village of Freeport "to transmit annually upon strictly village business toll
messages to. the amount of, $25. 00 without charge; business in excess of that
amount to be paid at regular rates".
Oct. 30, 1907. The Village Board was advised that a steamer (The Mascot)
had sunk in Freeport River "opposite the dock of Capt. John Golde'r" and was .•
an obstruction "to navigation and dangerous to vessels sailing upanddown said
River" and requestedxthe Board to take the necessary steps for its removal.
Dec. 20. 1907. The Village Board fixed the compensation of the Police Jus-tice
at $350. 00 per year.
May 16. 1907. Permission was granted George Burgermaster to place a
portable barber's pole on the curb in front of his shop on Fulton St. to be so
placed as not to interfere with vehicles.
December, 1907. The Village Board considered a proposition to paave Main
Street with iron slag bricks, but after investigation the idea was abandoned.
, P ARK AND RECREATION NEWS
Children and adults alike,.have enthusiastically responded to the new
Village Recreation summer program which has functioned at Randall, North-west
and Northeast parks. A daily program consisting of avariety of construct-ive
and creative activities has been provided throughout the summer for girls
and boys of all ages. Numerous feature events were arranged evenings at the
parks for teen-agers and adults.
The recreation Department has kept a daily attendance of the morning,
afternoon and evening sessions which, during the first month, drew a grand.
total of 24,744. In addition to the Recreation P rogram there were several other
thousand who participated in such park events as little league baseball. Pony
League, Senior league, adult Softball, church, school, organization and famiV
picnics and other outings.
In addition to the daily scheduled program, there were more than 35
Special Events which included such features as doll shows, cook-outs, pet
shows, amateur shows,hat shows, talent shows, weiner roasts, treasure hunt,
scavenger hunt, roller skating, bicycle rodeos, hobby shows, peanut hunts,
12 outdoor movies, family nights, campfires, baseball clinic, adult basketball
league, square and folk dances, adult golf instruction, teen-age dance, model
airplane club, art sketching class, athletic leagues and tournaments, etc.
More than 60 youngsters assisted the recreation leaders in a volunteer
capacity in the operation of the various phases of the recreation program. Many
of the children received satisfaction from accepting responsibilities and par-ticipating
in a democratic living experience.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM SCHEDULED FOR AUTUMN
Beginning September 20th. the Recreation Department will provide act-tivities
after school each weekday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Randall, North-west,
and Northeast Parks under the guidance of trained leadership. The chil-dren
will have an opportunity to participate in such activities as basketball, paddle
tennis, shuffleboard, touch football, kickball, badminton, volleyball, horse-shoes,
handball, roller skating, group games, croquet, table tennis, tennis,
various tournaments and many other informal activities.
Bulletin issued monthly in the
interest of residents of the
Village of Freeport
WILLIAM F. GLACKEN, Mayor
Leonard D. B, Smith
Cord Vie brock
Sev/ard J. Baker
Edmund T. Cheshire
For information concerning Village
facilities, residents are invited to
telephone the Village Clerk,
M. F. VanRiper -at- FReeport 8-4000
Board of Trustees - - , Monday
Board of Appeals -3rd Wednesday
Sewer Commission -On Call
Park Commission -On Call
Planning Board -On Call
Plumbing Board -On Call
Civil Defense - Last Thursday
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
1. Appeal and application filed by Lewis Shebar, 112 North Long Beach
Avenue, Freeport, New York, for variance from section 5G 1 of Ordinance No.
10. 1 for permit to erect dwelling w ith southerly side yard of five feet six inches
instead of the required ten feet. Granted.
2. Appeal and application filed by John A. Hall, 31 Archer Street, Free —
.port, New York, for variance from section 6 D of Ordinance No. 10. 1 to per-mit
conversion of one family dwelling to two family dwelling. Granted.
3. Appeal and application filed by Louis A. & Esther F. Schuster, BBRose —
dale Avenue, F reeport, New York, for variance from section 7 D of Ordinance
No. 10. 1 to permit conversion of one family dwelling to two family dwelling.
RULES FOR PARENTS
1. As pedestrians, always set a good example to children. This includes
crossing streets only at intersections, waiting for the signal, and looking both
ways and for turning traffic before crossing.
2. Cooperate with schools and traffic officials to teach children safe traf-fic
habits and attitudes. Know what schools are doing to avoid any conflict in
3. See that children play only in approved play areas--never in the street
or near moving traffic.
4. Teach children safe use of outdoor toys such as roller skates, tricycles,
bicycles, scooters and wagons.
5. Instill in children the attitude that safety rules must be given the same
respect and obedience as other rules of conduct learned at home and in school.
RULES FOR MOTORISTS
1. Always" expect the unexpected where children are concerned, remen.
bering that children are unpredictable and that the motorist must think for them
2. Give Young bike riders every break.
3. Drive with extreme caution near schools and playgrounds and in resi-dential
areas— in fact, near any place where children may be expected to gather.
4. Be especially alert in school areas for signs, signals, traffic police,
school patrols and for children themselves.
RULES FOR CHILDREN
1. Obey all traffic officers, school patrols, traffic signs and signals and
2. Use roller skates, tr icycles, wagons and scooters on the sidewalk only.
3. Practice the rules learned in school about crossing streets and playing
in unsafe places.
4. Always take the safest route between school and home.
5. Walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic, if there are no side-walks.
RULES FOR YOUNG BICYCLE RIDERS
1. Ride with traffic, and keep to the far right.
2. Do not weave or stunt. Ride in a straight line.
3. When with friends, ride in single file.
4. Put books and packages in a carrier attached to the bicycle, and never
carry passengers on your bike.
5. In traffic, obey all signs, signals and traffic laws.
6. Never hitch on to a passing truck, street car, automobile or anyvehicle.
7. If you must ride at night, have a good light and rear reflector.
8. Keep bicycle in good condition.
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TRIMMING OF TREES, SHRUBS AND HEDGES
The attention of property owners is called to Village Ordinance #7. 107
which requires the trimming of trees, shrubs and hedges. Several complaints
have been received that the failure to observe the ordinance is interfering with
the safety of traffic. It is therefore suggested that householders observe the
ordinance which is as follows:
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