RECREATION DEPARTMENT NEWS
The Village Recreation Department has completed its third sum-mer
Program which operated for -,ine w eeks.day and night, at full steam
from June 25th to August 24th. A record attendance was established in
both youth and adult activities. A diversified daily program was pro-vided
for boys and girls of all ages which featured arts and crafts, group
games, athletics, Tiny Tot Program, tournaments, league competition,
work projects, trips and various special events.
Arts and Crafts instruction was given twice a day, and was cli-maxed
with an extensive exhibit of over 500 items displayed in the vil-lage
Hall. Instruction was also given in tennis, archery, tumbling,
trampoline, golf and other athletics.
170 non-swimmers received expert instruction and more than
95% mastered various-swimming skills.
Numerous Special Events were held at each playground which
featured such attractions as th e Bottle Top Carnival, Pet and Doll shows,
Soap B ox Derbies, Bicycle Rodeos, camp fires, camping, picnics, fam-ily
square dances, movies and other events.
A series of worthwhile trips were arranged which included the
Museum of N atural History, Fire Island, Yankee Stadium, Belmont
State Park, Jones Beach and a teen-age trip to Rye Playland and a sen-ior
Citizen trip to Belmont Lake State Park.
Each week two tournaments were held at the Playground and a
Champion of Freeport was crowned. Interplayground leagues in soft-ball,
volley ball, and kickball for boys and girls stimulated a great deal
Evening events for adults were hi ghlighted by an 8 team Softball
league which was won by GOP and a 7 team slowball league, conquered
by the SouthShore Federal. Twenty top teams took part in aMen'sOpen
Basketball T ournament at the Northeast and N orthwest Parks under lights ~
and attracted large crowds.
One of the most gratifying Summer projects was the weekly Sen-ior
Citizen Program held at Randall Park each Tuesday afternoon.
Newhour s for the Teen-age E mploymentService were announced,
beginningSeptember 10th. Hours.will be 3:30-5 on Monday. Wednesday
and Friday afternoons.
Numerous other events w ere held through the Summer which
provided interesting and constructive activities during leisure hours,
for the youngsters andadultsof Freeport.
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Published monthly by the Village of Freeport
Vol. 5-9 September, 1956
A daily program will operate in each of the Village Parks from
3:30-5:30, school days, beginning on Monday, September 17th and
will feature roller skating tomusic, various athletics and the establish-ment
of a touch football league and tournaments for all ages.
A community Halloween Party is being planned for all Freeport
youngsters with the cooperation of Freeport organizations.
One of the first adult activities being organized for theFall and
Winter will be a square and folk dancing class directed by Bill Kattke.
VILLAGE OF FREEPORT INCINERATOR
Extensive repairs and improvements to the Incinerator have just
been completed, all of which was necessary due to the ever increasing
demand upon the plant.
The piece of equipment between the two automobiles on the left
is a new Shover Tractor, w hich will be used to shove the material on the
charger floor into the furnaces.
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FREEPORT HIGHWAY WIDENING JOBS OF COUNTY ROADS
Widening of South MainStreet from Bedell St reet south to Atlantic
Avenue and the Extension of Henry Street south from Merrick Road to
Mill Road will get underway in the near future. County Executive Holly
Pattersonhas advised M ayor G lacken that it is the intention of the County
to get th is work underway this Fall and next Spring the Merrick Road
Widening job is scheduled to be started. The total cost of these three
projects is approximately five million dollars.
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FREEPORT GRADE CROSSING ELIMINATION
Mayor Glacken has received assurance from State Officials that
theFreeport elimination plans are nearing completion and will be ready
for bidding late this Fall or by early Winter.
The State Department of Public Works conceded to the Mayor's
request of paving the area under the elevated tracks from Grove' Street
. to Main Street, thereby adding facilities for the parking of approximately
one hundred and fifty automobiles. This provision will be made at no
expense to the Village.
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DRAINAGE AND STREET IMPROVEMENTS
The Village Board has approved a Two hundred and twenty-five
thousand dollar Bond Issue for d rainage facilities in the southern area
of the Village. When the drainage contract is completed the following
streets w ill be permanently paved from curb to curb, for which a further
bond issue will be provided: Nassau Avenue, Miller Avenue, So. Ocean
Avenue fr om Front Street southerly; Adams Street from Roosevelt to
Woodcleft A venue; Hamilton Street from So. Long Beach to Woodcleft
Avenue; Front Street from Roosevelt to So. Grove Street; Suffolk Street
from So. Long Beach to Woodcleft Avenue; West 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th
Streets from South Main Street westerly.
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The Highway Dept. during the past few months has resurfaced
all or portions of the following streets; Miller Ave. , Jefferson street,
HowardSt reet, California Avenue, Powell Street, Hampton Place .Bev-erly
Parkway .Hillside A venue .Fredericks A venue,Lillian A venue .Porter -
field Place, Washington Street, Madison Avenue, Southside Avenue, New
York Avenue (s houlders), Connecticut Avenue (Shoulders), Pine Street,
with Ray Street, So. Bay A venue, and Roosevelt Avenue, Hudson Ave. ,
Hamilton Street, Adams Street, Nassau Avenue, to be done within-the
next few weeks.
It is planned to do a like number of streets each year, so that in
a few years time, each street in the village should be in Al Condition.
With the'many miles of streets and the heavy traffic thereon, the
maintenance of streets is a major project and presents a real challenge
to our Highway Dept. We believe the Department has done a good job
with the personnel and funds provided.
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ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
AUGUST 15, 1956 MEETING
1. Application and appeal fi led by E Isie F inkelstein, 24 High Place,
Freeport, for a variance from Ordinance 10. 1 Section 6-G 1 to permit
issuance of a Certificate ofOccupancy for premises located at 24 High
Place, Freeport, without the required side yard width. (Allan Vollmer,
2. Application and appeal filed by FrankA. Yeno, 50 CasinoAve. ,
Freeport, for a variance from Ordinance 10. 1 Section 6-G1 to permit
addition on present building without required rear yard. Granted, with
3. Application and appeal filed by Her bert Heitmann, 386 Atlantic
Avenue, Freeport, N. Y. , for a variance from Ordinance 10. 1 Section
8-G1 to permit the erection of a newbuilding at 380 Atlantic Ave. , with-out
the required set-back. Granted.
4. Application and appeal filed by Thomas Pastorino, 37 Railroad
Avenue, Freeport, for a variance from Ordinance 10. 1, Section 8-G1
to permit extension of present building at 37 R ailroadAvenue, Freeport
without the required set-back on Sunrise Highway side. Granted.
5. . Application and appeal filed by Eva W. Hanse, 18 Hanson PI. ,
Freeport, for a variance from Ordinance 10. 1, Section 5-A1 to permit
converting of present dwelling at ISHansonP lace to a two family dwell-ing.
Granted with conditions.
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The following is the Building Report for the month of July, 1956.
19 Permits issued for new construction $233, 570. 00
24 Permits issued for additions and alterations 34, 215. 00
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YOU WATCH OUT - CHILDREN DON'T
267, 785. 00
September means school again more children on the streets!
It's a time to test your ability to keep your car fromharming any child!
Call it immaturity; call
it childish exuberance,or
just pi ain thoughtle s sne ss
the life of the ch ild in
front ofyour car depends
upon you the driver!
always expect the unex-pected
TAKE HEED -
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