Village officials attended both affairs. Mayor Doxsee complimented the
members of the various departments for their efficient conduct during the year.
ZONING BOARD of APPEALS
Zoning Board of Appeals hearings are scheduled for the third Wednes-day
in each month. Applications will be accepted up to 4;00 P. M. on the sec,
ond Friday^ preceding said hearing.
At the November and December hearings of the Zoning Board of Appeals
variances were granted to the following applicants:
(1) Lawrence Johnson Machine Works to permit erection of adirectional
advertising sign twelve feet by three feet two inches, on building located at Mill
Road and Hanse Avenue, Freeport; (2) Leon Lovitt, 16 Gill Avenue, to permit
conversion of one family dwelling to two family dwelling; (3) Paulsen Homes,
Inc., to permit side yard of 4.70 feet instead of 5 feet as required, for new
home located at 214 Hudson Avenue; (4) Jules A. Wiener, 89 Wilson Place- to
permit -erection of garage to be attached to dwelling, which erection reduced
the width of the required sideyard; (5) Mrs. Cecilia McGinn, 53 East Dean St. ,
to -permit conversion of one family dwelling to two family dwelling.
Plans filed by Leonard Ardizzone were approved to permit replacement
of one damaged gasoline tank with three 2,000 gallon underground gasoline tanks
on property located at 195 North Main Street, and plans filed by the Enaytay
Realty Corp. were approved to permit the erection of gasoline service station
on property located on the north side of East Sunrise Highway, 116.45 feet east
of Liberty Avenue, Freeport.
FREEPORT GROWTH CONTINUES
Plans have been filed with Wilbert DeMott, Superintendent of Buildings,
for the opening, as a new development, the large area in the Northwest sec-tion
of Freeport along both sides of Brookside Avenue. The development is to
be known as Brookside Acres. It takes in all of the property formerly used by
the Milburn Country Club as golf links, located within the Village of Freeport.
The plans call for the development of six sections on which will be located 200
residences. The immediate plans call for development of Section lv and the
Village Board has granted permits for the erection of three model houses. The
developer will construct all roads, sidewalks, curbs, and install water and sewer
mains. The map as filed shows seven new streets,- tentatively designated as,
Birchwood Drive, Willowbrook Lane, Tanglewood Road, Delaware Avenue Ex-tension,
Meadow Lane, Brookside Circle, and Milburn Circle.
ORDINANCES TO PROVIDE SAFETY
Among the provisions of the new Code of Ordinances are two intended
to give special protection to the traveling public. One of these ordinances re-quires
that before any one makes an opening in a street, he must apply for a
permit from the Village Clerk. The other ordinance requires similar proced-ure
when any one wishes to use any part of a street or sidewalk to pile up lum-ber,
sand, or other building materials. There have been several accidents
and near accidents recently,because of a disregardof these requirements.and
Police C hief Elar has instructed his men to report any violations however slight.
Mrs. Clara Barry, age 81, writes to the Village Board that she is more
than grateful to the Police Department, especially to Officer John Raynor.for
the thoughtful and kindly care they gave her when called by a neighbor to pro-vide
emergency relief. Mrs.Barry had fallen during a heart attack,and injured'
Vol. 2 - No. 1 January,1953
Four proposed changes of village zones brought a large group of citi-zens
to the public hearing called by the Village Board. After consideration,
the Board granted the application for two changes and denied the other two.
The two approved extend the manufacturing zone inthe easterhMerrickRoad
sector of the village. One runs south along Liberty Avenue from Sunrise High-way
to the northern boundry of Hanse Park. The other extends along the wes-terly
side of Albany Avenue and north of Merrick Road for a distance of a-bout350
feet. The erection of modern type one-story factory buildings in the
area is anticipated.
The Board denied the application to make a Business "B" zone out of
South Bergen Place from Merrick Road to Sunrise Highway. Under Busi-ness
"B" provisions, many types of business and industry might be estab -
lished that would substantially depreciate the character of the neighborhood
which contains such fine buildings as the Memorial Library, the PostOffice,
the Elks' Clubhouse, the Medical Center and others. The Board is investi-gating
the possibility of providing a more restricted type of business zone,
to limit business structures to what might be described as "garden - type"
stores, with ample parking fields and other attractive features.
The Board also refused to rezone. South Ocean Avenue between Suffolk
Street and Hamilton Avenue, into a residential zone. With the co-operation
of the Waterfront Committee and leaders of Civic Associations, plans'are be-ing
compiled to provide a new type of zone^limiting businesses to those nat-urally
associated with waterfront activities, such as - shipyards, yacht clubs,
stores for sale of marine products, and the like.
SCHOOL FOR FIREMEN
Fire Chief John Marra reports that seven volunteer instructors are con-ducting
regular classes for new recruits and members of the auxiliary force
in,the latest methods of fire-fighting. To aid in the instruction, the Village
Board has authorized the purchase of a motion picture projector and screen
to be taken tothe various firehouses for display of'technical f ir e - fight ing
films. . _ . - _ , •
GRADE CROSSING ELIMINATION |
Word comes from the higher echelons of government that the Public'
Service Commission has made it a first order of business for 1953 to see that
the Freeport-Baldwin Grade Elimination Project gets full legislative support.
What is needed is a substantial appropriation of funds to cover the heavy costs
of the undertaking. The State Department of Public Works has been alerted
and will be ready with the detailed plans as soon as the money is available.
NASSAU COUNTY OFFICIALS MEET
The Freeport V illage Board was host to Nassau County Village Officials
on December 9. This group meets regularly to discuss matters of mutual con-cern
to villages. The December meeting heard in detail about the rising costs
to taxpayers because of accident claims. Mayor Doxsee told of the experiences
of some of the communities which had substantially raised tax rates,' and then
introduced Village Counsel Martin Weyrauch, who told of the work done by a
committee of which he is chairman, appointed to work out a new law that "would
lighten the tax burden from such causes. The Mayor and Village Counsel at-tended
a session of the Legislative Committee of the State Conference of May-ors,
on December 16, to discuss the.draft of a bill to be submitted to the Leg-islature.
Donald Walsh, Counsel to the Mayors Conference, attended the Free-port
meeting and presented a series of graphs showing the rise in cost of neg-ligence
claims to cities and villages through out the State.
THE BOOKMOBILE ROLLS ALONG
The new blue and gray Bookmobile of the Freeport Memorial Library
rolls regularly along Freeport's streets, bringing library services to all ofthe
grade schools and to residents in outlying areas. Mrs. CarlSutermeister. Book
mobile Librarian, reports the traveling library is daily attracting new read-ers,
who find it a great convenience to take out a-card, get their books and re-turn
it to the Bookmobile, just as though it were a static library. The Book-mobile
is a two ton motor-car with a special hand-built body designed for this
specific purpose. The racks are stacked "with adult and juvenile books, maga-zines
and records. Do you want to become a customer? Well then, here is
Monday: 9:00 - 11:30
12:45 - 1:30
1:45 - 3:00
3:15 - 4:15
Bay view Avenue School
Helen Avenue & Waverly Place
Delaware 8t Maxson Avenues
No. Main St. & Evans Avenue
Tuesday: 9:00-11:30 - C. Atkinson School
12:30- 1:45 - Seaman Avenue & Wallace St.
2:00- 3:00 - So. Main St. & Bedell Street
3:15 - 4:15 - So. MainSt. & Atlantic Ave.
Wednesday: 9:00 - 11:30 - Columbus Ave. School
12:30 - 1:15 - Columbus Av. gtDean Street
1:30- 3:00 - Randall Park South
3:15 - 4:15 - Bayview Av., Ray St., & Branch Av,
Friday: 9:00-11:30 - Archer Street School
12:30 - 1:00 - So. Main St. & Atlantic Avenue
1:15 - 3:00 - Cleveland Avenue School
LITTLE LEAGUE DIAMOND LEASED
I For $1. 00 a year, the Freeport Elks Club has leased to the Village the
baseball field in the rear of its club house on Merrick Road. The field will be
maintained by the Village as part of its Youth Commission Programme,for the
pirrpose of holding Little League Baseball games duringthe 1953-1954 seasons.
Bulletin issued monthly in the
interest of residents of the
Village of Freeport
ROBERT L. DOXSEE, Mayor
Leonard D. B. Smith
Seward J. Baker
For information concerning Village
facilities, residents are invited to
telephone Village Clerk, E. T. Cheshire
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 - 3rd Monday
Civil Defense - Last Thursday
GOOD POLICE WORK
During the summer Patrolman Joseph Romeika, who is director of the
Freeport Boys Club "dug up" evidence which led to the conviction of a drug ped-dler,
and his sentence toSingSing for a maximum period of fifteen years. Two
of the Club's boys helped to round up the evidence. In recognition of their ser-vices
to the community. Frank Wolfe of Merrick has donated two cash prizes
and offers similar awards to other Police Boys Club boys who perform similar
NOVEMBER BUILDING PERMITS
Building Superintendent Wilbert DeMott reports that the following per-mits
were issued by his department during the month of November:
21 permits for new construction Estimated cost $223, 200.
18 permits for additions and
alterations " " 16,600.
TOTAL — $239,800.
In addition to the sewers installed by the Village in developed sections,
as new areas are opened up, similar facilities are fiialallcd by developers' aj^
part of their overall plan. -One of the most recent to meet acceptance of the
Sewer Commission and the Village Engineer was that installed by George Sam-mis,
for the Bestever Homes, Inc., in a newly-opened road named Country
Place, off South Bayview Avenue, Freeport.
CODE of ORDINANCES
Freeport's new Unified Code of Ordinances is now available in book
form. The book - for sale at $1.50 at the Village Office - includes all of the
ordinances with the exception of Building Code Ordinance No. 9. 1; the Plumb-ing
Code Ordinance No. 9. 2; and Rehabilitation Ordinance No. 9. 6, which are
issued and distributed separately.
The Municipal Yearly Club held its annual Christmas party at Exempt
Firemen's Hall, Long Beach and Brooklyn Avenues, on Monday Evening, Dec-ember
The Highway Department Welfare Association held a similar function at
Jumbo's Restaurant, South Grove Street, on Saturday afternoon, December 13th.
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