551 Permits.for Building Construction $10,792.50
320 Plan checking fees 3,129.00
111 Permits for new signs 1,110.00
271 Permits for sign renewals 542.00
22 Permits for plumbing changes - sewer connections." 55.00
3166 Permits for plumbing installations ' - 3,471.00
355 Permits for oil burners - tank installations 4,208.00
Certificates of approval - oil burners None
410 Certificates of occupancy 808.00
6 Duplicate certificates of occupancy 6. 00
26 Permits for air-conditioning - refrigeration 260.00
90 Permit renewals - air conditioning - refrigeration 450.00
5328 Total $24,831.50
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ANNUAL REPORT--RECREATION DEPARTMENT
In December o f 1953, the first V illage Recreation Program was launched,
with a variety of activities. The general objective of this program is to pro- '
vide wholesome, constructive recreation activities for boys and girls of all
ages in every section of our community. Since the very beginning of the pro-gram,
a great deal of emphasis has been placed on the proper selection and
training of qualified leaders who were employed on a part-time basis to direct
the various activities.
The first year of operating the Municipal Program was an exceedingly
busy one which realized the development of numerous activities in athletics,
arts and crafts, square dancing, summer playgrounds, teen-age social ac-tivities,
adult basketball league, family recreation, many special events, etc.
.Various activities were conducted in the five elementary school gyms,
shops and cafeterias. During the Christmas vacation, the schools were open
daily;- which p rovided much needed recreation during the youngsters' idle time.
During the first winter of operation, 22 weekly activities'were conducted.
With the arrival of spring, the activities were 'shifted to the out-doors
and a daily program was conducted at Randall and Northeast Parks after school
and Saturdays, and a Community Easter Egg Hunt was the highlight of a busy
During the summer months the Recreation Department inaugurated an
extensive ten week program under the direction of professional leadership at
the three Village Parks, which was conducted during the day and in the even-ings.
A flexible daily schedule was developed which included some 50 activi-ties
and special events.
One of the highlights of the F all program was the community Halloween
party. November 15th the recreation p rogram began its second season indoors
and many additional activities were added for both youth and adults. 76,605
participants attended the first .year of the Re creation Program which includes
December 1953 to November 1954. -••••;.,.._._
The Freeport Recreation Department is endeavoring to develop a pro-gram
that will serve the community needs. We feel that both girls and boys
should be given an opportunity to select constructive activities of their own
choice. . .
Anyone may obtain a copy of the complete Annual Recreation Report at
the Village Recreation Office in the Municipal Building.
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Vol.No.4-55 April, 1955
Whenever you drive, watch out for kids!
Kids often seerh to materialize out of thin air—
right in the motorist's path.
Be on the alert for them as they speed along on bikes or roller skates
. . . as they dart out from behind parked cars . . . as they hesitate on
the curb, then plunge across the street. '
And be sure to watch for them at ALL crossings — marked or
J-'"-' Even when you don't see them, they may be dangerously, near. So
watch carefully for the tell tale signs that warn: "Youngsters
Bikes, wagons, and other toys scattered about
Shouts and laughter of children at play
"School Slow" signs—permanent and' temporary
Playgrounds "~f ^ "['"••-
Parks ' . ' . - ' • '
Each tell tale cautions—"a little less speed . . . a little more alertness .
. . . a little more understanding of youthful impulsiveness."
Heed the tell tales. A bit of extra care on your part may mean the
difference between life and death for some youngster.
Children depend on YOU to protect them. Don't fail them!
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It's Spring again and folks.are getting out in their gardens eager to get
the feel of the good earth once more -lawns are being raked, bulbs and seeds
are being planted, bushes are being trimmed and neighbors are seeing each
other for the first time since Winter took over and pushed everyone indoors.
It's a grand and glorious feeling to get outdoors again, but like all oood things
there is always one hitch--P L E A S E--Curb your dog, and Don't let them
run at large.
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VILLAGE OFFICIALS ELECTED
This copy of the Freeport Municipal Bulletin is the first to be issued in
the official new year of Village affairs. At the election on March 15th, there
was no opposition and the voters of Freeport named the following officials
for the ensuing year;
Total Number of Votes
William F. Glacken, Mayor, for two years 2010
Edmund T. Cheshire, Trustee, for two years 1940
Theodore M. Lang, Trustee for two years 1944
H. Irving Grebihar, Trustee for one year 1934
Paul Kelly, Police Justice for four years 1936
"The Mayor, Trustees and Police Justice are the only elective officers
•under the Village Law. All other Village officers are appointed by the Board
of Trustees. The Village "official year" begins at noon on the first Monday
of the month following the annual election and ends on the same Monday in the
next calendar year (from April 4th, 1955 to April 5th, 1956.)
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LIBRARY PROPOSITION DEFEATED
At the V illage election, the proposition to float a bond issue of $330, 000
to provide additional space and added facilities for the Memorial Library was
defeated by the vote of the property owners'of the Village. The vote by which
the taxpayers defeated the Library referendum was as follows: 779 - yea--
1143 - Nay. .
Several questions have come to the Village office as to the rights of cit-izens
to vote on bond issues. The law cites two qualifications for such voters:
(l)that they be regularly registered voters entitled to cast a ballot for public
officials, and (2) that they be owners of property in the Village assessed upon
the last preceding assessment roll.
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AMENDMENTS TO VILLAGE ORDINANCES
Within the past month the Village Board has. adopted the following amend-ments
to the Freeport Unified Code-of Ordinances:
1. Rezoning for Business "B" use, four lots and part of another lot on
the east side of So. Bergen Place between Sunrise Highway and Pine Street.
These premises were formerly in the apartment house zone and their rezon-ing
now makes their development eligible for stores and shops for retail pur-poses,
with a limited use for manufacturing. It conforms the premises to the
zoning of other lots in the same block.
2. Amendment to the Plumbing Code simplifying administration and to
authorize the Building Superintendent to bring proceedings in cases of viola-tions.
. . .
3. Extending parkingmeter zone on MerrickRoad westtoBayviewAve. .
and on Newton Boulevard from Henry Street northeast to Sunrise Highway.
The details of these amendments may be secured at the Village office
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FREEPORT FIRST AGAIN
Mayor Glacken on behalf of the Village of Freeport has acknowledged
receipt from the Greater New York Safety Council, Inc. of notification that
.Freeport has won first place in its group of Villages in the 1954 inter-Fleet
Accident Reduction Contest conducted by the Council. Awards to the Village
will be made at a special luncheon at the 25th Annual Safety Convention and
Exposition in New York City on April 14th. The Village will be represented
by Deputy Village Clerk, Russell E. Hotaling.
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Mayor G lacken told Freeport taxpayers about some of the advantages of
Municipal operations of utilities at meetings of the Northeast and Northwest
Civic Associations 905 fire hydrants are operated by the Water Department.
The Municipal Power P lant supplies current for the lighting of Village streets
and public buildings, the cost of which would be $80,000 if purchased from a
privately operated utility. In spite of the fact that these and other services
are reflected in the Village tax bills, Mayor Glacken pointed out that the Vil-lage
has an over-all tax rate lower than other communities on Long Island.
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ANNUAL BUILDING DEPARTMENT REPORT
FISCAL YEAR 1954-55 '
Permits issued for building construction.
305 Dwellings - 1 & 2 family
2 Multiple dwellings
1 Public building
1 Institutional building
10 Commercial buildings
232 Alterations, Additions & Repairs
551 Total number of building permits Total Cost $5,787,560.00
Appeals to Zoning Board of Appeals from decision of Supt. of Buildings.
Variances, permits, approvals
it M ti
Decisions not rendered
Buildings '' 2,940
.Plumbing ^ 3, 166
. . Plumbing changes in house drain - sewer, connections- 22
Rehabilitation : . . . . 80
Signs 190 r '
Oil Burners and tanks . - • 355
Zoning and miscellaneous complaints . _ 480
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