CARNIVAL AND BAZAAR PERMITS ISSUED
The Village Board has granted permits to the following organiz-ations,
to hold carnivals and bazaars at the time as specified below:
Freeport Fire Department - Carnival
American Legion - Carnival
Knights of Columbus.- Carnival & Bazaar
June 1st to June 6th, inclusive
July 27th to August 1st, "
August 5th to August 15th "
All the above events to be held on the north west corner of Sunrise Highway
and Bay view Avenue.
BENEFIT BALL GAME
The 1928 Champion High School baseball team will play the pres-ent
High School team on Wednesday, June 10th, under the lights of the Stadium
for the benefit of the Kings Park Veterans. Mayor William Glacken will pitch
and Harry Chuisano, Highway Superintendent, will be catcher.
PRANKSTERS CAN COST THE VILLAGE MONEY
The following item is reproduced from the New York State Munic-ipal
11 The Ossining Village Board has authorized a $58,500. bond'issue
to pay the outstanding portion of a judgment that arose from a street accident.
It was alleged by the plaintiffs in the case against the Village of Ossining that
the liability of the Village was based upon its failure to replace a stop sign that
had been removed by Halloween pranksters. The total judgment was $66, 000,
but interest has brought this to more than $70,000.
Judgments, for this type are viewed with great alarm by the May-ors"
Conference and Municipal Officials throughout the State. A committee of
municipal attorneys within the Mayors'Conference has been studying this pro-blem
of municipal tort liability to determine methods of limiting same to the
best interests of the Villages without jeopardizing the interests of the injured
persons. Martin Weyrauch, Counsel of the Village of Freeport, heads this im-
:portant'committee. This past year Mr. Weyrauch has spoken to the village of-ficials
of Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties, on the growing problem of
the cost, of such liability.
The Pilot Committee expects to make a report at the annual meet-ing
of the Mayors' Conference, to be held at Lido Beach on June 17, 18, and the
- 19th. It is expected that suggestions will be made for the adoption of remedial
laws at the next session 'of the State Legislature.
NORTHEAST PARK OPENS
GOOD NEWS! The Freeport Park Commission is pleased to an-nounce
that applications are now being accepted for permits to use the picnic
area facilities at the Northeast park. Our first permit was issued to the Free-port
Girl Scouts, to hold a "cook-out" on June 10th. The Columbus Avenue
School will also hold their annual field day in the Park.
Permits will be issued upon a 'phone call to FReeport 8 - 4000,
or a visit to the Village office. The playground equipment is completely in-stalled,
the roller skating rink is ready for use, and the picnic area is equipped
with tables and benches. Use of the fireplaces allowed only by permit under
the proper supervision of an adult.
't is °i!r sincere hope to be able to announce the opening of Water-front
Park within a very short time.
Home Town Friendly Village
Vol. 2 - No. 6 June, 1953
JUSTICE HILBERT R. JOHNSON ~
The Village Flag is flying at half mast in tribute to Police Justice
Hilbert R.Johnson, who died Frida"y, May 15th, after many years of service in
various capacities for the Village of Freeport. Judge Johnson was a native of
Freeport, born on East Seaman Avenue on November 8, 1888. He was a grad-uate
of the Freeport High School, and the Law School of New York University.
The first Village office he held was as Trustee from March 1921
• to 1923, when he was elected Village President (1923-24), a position that under
a later law was designated as Mayor. In this office he served for one term, and
thereafter devoted himself to the practice of law. He also served as Village
Counsel from April 1 927 until his appointment as Police Justice, upon the death
of his brother in July 1933. He was elected to office as Police Justice in 1935,
which office he held until the time of his death.
Judge Johnson was one of the stalwarts of the Freeport Fire De-partment,
a charter member, and for many years active in Hose Company #4.
The Village Board adopted resolutions »which were spread on the
minutes in tribute to Justice Johnson's memory.
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HELP THE CLEAN-UP BRIGADE
With the coming of spring, tree limbs, branches, grass clippings
and similar other odds and ends, have been placed in the streets awaiting col-lection
by the Clean-UpSquad of the Highway Department. Superintendent Harry
Chuisano requests the co-operation of Freeporters, so that materials of this
sort are kept under control until Friday mornings when the accumulated mater-ials
will be picked up, until June 19th; thereafter and starting on Monday, June
22nd, pick-ups will regularly be made on all Mondays. Clippings should be put
into containers and tree limbs and other bulkier material should be tied in bunr
dies not weighing over 100 pounds each, for ready collection.
BUILDING DEPARTMENT REPORT
The following permits were issued in the Building Department for
the month of April 1953:
29 Permits for new constructions Cost $319,300.00
23 Permits for additions and alterations Cost 35,520.00
NEW POLICE JUSTICE DESIGNATED
The Board of Trustees has designated Paul Kelly as Police Jus-tice
of the Village of Freeport, to succeed the late Justice Hilbert R.Johnson .
Justice Kelly is a native of Freeport. He received his law degree from the
University of Alabama in 1936, and was admitted to practice in New York in
1938. He was Deputy Commissioner of Housing of New York State from 1945
to 1947; counsel of the Freeport Housing Authority, 1943-1947; and associate
Police Justice since 1948. Justice Kelly married a Freeport girl, Jacqueline
Nolan. They have five children and reside at 101 Wallace Street, Freeport.
ANNUAL WATER REPORT
The annual report of the Superintendent of the Water Department
indicates that during the calendar year of 1952-53 there was pumped from the
wells inFreeport a total of one billion twenty-three and a half million gallons
of water used in the Village. The survey shows the greatest consumption of
water during the month of July with approximately one hundred and seven mil-lion
gallons pumped. The least amount of water used in any month was during
December, with a total of seventy seven million gallons p.umped.
The Village operates seven wells. Wells #1, #2, #3 and #4 -are
located at the Northeast Watershed, adjacent to Babylon Turnpike. The aver-age
depth of these wells is in the neighborhood of 525 feet. Wells #5 and #6
are adjacent to the Power Plant on Sunrise Highway, and also somewhat deeper
than 525 feet. The 'Connelly' well which supplies water incidentally used in
operating the Power Plant is 1100 feet deep.
Z ONING BOARD NEWS
Zoning Board of Appeals hearings are scheduled for the third Wednesday in
each month. Applications will be accepted up to 4:OOPM on the secondFriday
preceding each said hearing.
The'following cases were considered ,at the public hearing of the
Zoning Board of Appeals held May 20th, 1953:
1. Appeal and. application filed by Harry J. McDonald, 1 37 Park Avenue,
Freeport, for variance from Section 6 G 1 of Ordinance 10.1, to permit the main-tenance
of rear yard of 12.65 feet instead of 23 feet as required. A garage at-tached
to the main residence by a breeze-way was erected in violation of the
ordinance prior to purchase by Mr. McDonald, and.he was ignorant of this vi-olation
at the time of purchase. After consideration of the facts involved, the
i>oarn granted the. application.
2. Appeal and application filed by Rose A. Dotter, 461 Sigmond Street,
Freeport, for variance from Section 6D and 6F of Ordinance 10. 1, to permit
conversion ol dwelling" from one to two families. This dwelling was originally
erected as a two iamily house in violation of the ordinance but apparently was
never occupied. Present owner purchased the properly and applied for va-ri-ance
so that the property might be utilized to its full value. The application
\va s granted.
3. Appeal and application of Creative Home s, Inc., 484 South Long Beach
Avenue , Freeport, for variance from Section 14.2B of Ordinance 10,1, to per-mit
erection of directional sign on vacant property located on south side of Ca-sino
Street east of Bnyview Avenue. This company expects to erect approx-imately
one hundred homes in the vicinity of South Long Beach and South Oc.ean^
Avenues, and desired a directional sign to assist prospective purchasers to the
property known as Freeport Terrace. This application was granted.
Bulletin issued monthly in the
interest of residents of the
Village of Freeport
WILLIAM F. GLACKEN, Mayor
Leonard D. B. Smith
Seward 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 - 4^j, 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
4. Appeal and application filed by Charles E. Wilkinson, 157 Connecti-cut
Avenue, Freeport, for variance from Section 5G of Ordinance 10.1 to per-mit
erection of an extension to existing garage at above address. The appli-cation
'5. Appeal and application filed by George E. Sarant, Inc., 291 West Sun-rise-
Highway,Freeport, for variance from Section 9A-4 and 12.10 of Ordinance
10.1, to permit extension of used car lot on property located on the south side
of Centre Street, west of the intersection of South Bayview Avenue, and west of
Sunrise Highway. This application was held in abeyance, pending determina-tion
of certain legal factors involved in the application.
EMERGENCY AMBULANCE SERVICE
The Board of Trustees has received word from the Nassau County Police
Department through John M. Beckman, Commissioner of Police, that the Nas-sau
Police Department is inaugurating an emergency ambulance service which
is now effective. Eight ambulances manned by trained personnel are available
for emergency cases only, throughout the entire County of Nassau on a twenty
four hour basis. The emergency ambulance service .is under' the command of
Lt. Henry Pape, Nassau County Highway Patrol Bureau. For other than em-ergencies,
the Board notes, private ambulances are required.
His friends and neighbors of the Village of Freeport tendered a testimon-ial
dinner to retiring Mayor Robert L. Doxsee, at the South Shore Yacht Club,
Thursday evening, May 21st, 1953. More than 500 persons attended the func-tion
and there were present delegations from the following organizations:
American Legion; the Board of Education; the Atlantic South Civic, Northeast
Civic, Northwest Civic, Southwest Civic, and Woodcleft Civic Associations; the
Knights of Columbus; the Exchange, Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary, and Business Wo-men
Clubs; the Chamber of Commerce; the Fire Department; Police Benevo-lent
Association; the Zoning Board of Appeals; and Village Employees.
Brief talks in tribute to the guest of honor were made by: Monsignor J.
J.Mahon, Joseph Scully, Mayor William Glacken, Sheriff H. A. Vollmer, Theo-dore
D. Bedell, Cyril C. Ryan, Paul Kelly, Moxey Rigby, Trustees L.-'Smith
and SewardBaker; Joseph Gray; with Martin Weyrauch, Village Counsel,as the
Tonstmaster. Music, by the Freeport Choral Society, was under direction of
'Mr.'. Robert Tavis.
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