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CONSERVATIVE ROW C FOR MAYOR CITY OF ALBANY NY November 5, 2013 Election U S Navy Veteran BS Geography, U Wisconsin (Korean GI Bill) MA Geography, U Minnesota (National Fellowship) 30 years as founder and president, Buckingham Pond/ Crestwood Neighborhood Assoc. maintaining/improving neighborhood residential integrity and quality of life. Leadership resulted in creation of Buckingham Pond Park in 1993-94, as well as many other open spaces. See bpcnanews.blogspot.com for list of leadership results. Neighborhood website: http://bpcnanews.blogspot.com/ see also: http://lonerangeralbany.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

PERP REPORT

Monday evening past, we had a partial
blackout in the neighborhood. Lights
went out about 7:40 pm and power was
restored about 1:30 am Tuesday.

Two neighbors were sitting on their
porch about midnight.

They observed a prowler wearing a
hoody, and a backpac hop the fence
into their yard. 

They called the called the Albany police
who promptly responded. The Perp
ditched his hoody and backpac in the
hedge and a footchase followed. 

The police caught the perp who was
known to them (he lives on Weis Rd).

The police did not search the backpac.

The perp was released.

The very next day, in broad daylight
the perp walked by the  same house.

Description. Tall slender, black , late
teens.

Be alert!

                                  Joe Sullivan

Wednesday, August 03, 2016



Wednesday, August 3, 2016

TIME TO TAKE
A VACATION
DONALD

Stop tripping on your tongue.
Reign in your ego!

Time to take a vacation.

You need a break. We all do!

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccjSC_19dP8

Spend August relaxing, reflecting
doing your homework, learning self
discipline. Surround yourself with
the best advisors and heed their advice.

Reappear in September. Focused. Stay
on message.

This election is not about you or
Hillary...
it is about  our country, our Liberty 
our security, our economy and our 
way of life.

You won the nomination. Now you
have to win the November 8 election!

Do it!

                                      Joe Sullivan


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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Read

Albany City Conservative
July 31, 2016

http://albanycityconservative.blogspot.com 

                      Joe Sullivan 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

STOP THE CITY OF ALBANY
FROM SOCIAL ENGINEERING
OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Connect the dots:   

o   A City on the brink
     of fiscal insolvency

o   A sanctuary city for illegal aliens 
     and refugees

o   Rezone a prime single family
     residential neighborhood

o   approve a "home base" or "hub"
     for operation of a regional homeless
     social services network    

o   Build low income, high rise
     subsidized housing there  for
     illegal aliens/refugees

o   Destroy the residential integrity
     and quality of life in the neighborhood

o   Destroy home values and the city
     tax base, in turn support for city
     government services/city schools

o   Insolvency- Albany becomes
     Detroit on the Hudson 

o   The Albany City schools run out
      of money. No pay roll for Teachers

o   Where is the HUD reward money?
      The check was in the mail?

o   Where are Obama and Sheehan? 
      Both are no where to be found.

SENATOR MIKE LEE HAS AN
AMENDMENT TO DEFUND  THE
HUD REGULATION  THAT AMOUNTS
TO A TAKEOVER OF LOCAL ZONING
BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

THE AMENDMENT IS BEFORE THE
SENATE THIS WEEK.

SUPPORT IT AND URGE SENATORS
SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND TO VOTE
FOR IT. 

YOUR HOME AND NEIGHBORHOOD
CITY AND SCHOOLS ARE ON THE LINE .


http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/435453/lee-amendement-can-stop-affh



                                                                  Joe  Sullivan







Sunday, April 24, 2016

SPEEDING AND RECKLESS
DRIVING ON NEW SCOTLAND
AVENUE and tributary neighborhood
streets remains unaddressed by the
current City Administration.

The solution is simple make, publicize
and enforce a Resolution/Proclamation
that:

* sets the City speed limit at 25 mph
on all neighborhood residential
streets

* declares that all vehicle and traffic
laws will be strictly enforced, in
particular with regard to no passing
on the right, no running stop signs
and traffic lights.

Who will ACT? The Mayor?  The
Common Council? When, if ever?

                                  Joe Sullivan




BUCKINGHAM POND PARK

Stabilize the shoreline with stream willows.
Plant red oaks/white spruces to reforest
the park.

A Riparian Packet (#4) containing 20
each (100) plants of:

Button Bush, Hybrid Poplar, Stream
Willow, Red Oak, White Spruce can be
had for 60 dollars, until mid May from
the NYSDEC Tree Nursery  Saratoga
Springs.

 http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/seedlingbrochure.pdf

County Soil and Water Districts
Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady
Counties, offer smaller quantities of
a variety of trees and shrubs suitable
for neighborhood homeowners, at
very reasonable prices. 

Homeowners can partner with the
City of Albany tree program as well.

Albany street trees are in decline.
Homeowners should plant the next
generation of suitable street trees
that can tolerate the excessive amounts
of road salt spread by DGS on city
streets every winter.

Trees not only beautify our properties.
Trees provide shade in summer and
windbreaks in winter. Trees absorb
carbon dioxide and emit oxygen which
combats air pollution by improving
air quality.

Mater Christi Church/School  trees
are in decline. Replacement trees
should be planted now, before existing
trees are no more.

The Greenway Common trees are
in decline. Some present a hazard
from falling limbs. Greenway neighbors
ought to get together and plant a
variety of suitable replacement trees.

                                     Joe Sullivan

Thursday, April 14, 2016

A WALK IN 
THE PARK

A grand day. Paddy and Mick
enjoyed a walk around the pond
park.

The City has been at work.

Dangerous dead trees overhanging
the footpath between Euclid and
Lenox, South side, have been cut
down.

The eroded footpath at  Euclid
is patched with blue stone rock
flour, which will easily wash away
with the next heavy rains.

Litter has been picked up along
Rafts Way and around the silting 
pond. Dumped yard wastes remain.

Replacement trees  need planting
bordering the road because existing
Sycamores have been damaged by road salt.

http://www.umass.edu/urbantree/factsheets/18roadsalttrees.html

Walking along the North Shore
from the foot of Euclid to the
picnic area. blue green algae
blooms can be observed in the
in the shallow water a few feet
 offshore.

A mild winter and ample
sun light allowed the blooms
to winter over and thrive. The
blooms are sure to be a problem
this year, especially when the
run off of lawn chemicals from
homes in the pond watershed
peaks.

The wooded path South side
between Lenox and Holmes Dale
needs a lot of work. Cut vines
that are killing trees. A lot of
dead wood could be cut and
stacked at Holmes Dale for
use as firewood by local residents.
The footpath at Holmes Dale is
badly eroded.

The young Willow growing
near the foot of Lenox, North
Side looks great. 

More young willows and red
osier dogwoods need to be 
planted to stabilize and reduce
shoreline erosion and slumping
which is gradually filling the pond
creating shallow water where
sun light, road salt and lawn
chemical run off combine to form 
an environment where algae blooms
thrive.

                           Joe Sullivan

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

NEIGHBORHOOD
AGENDA FOR 2016
and BEYOND

The Buckingham Pond/Crestwood
Neighborhood Association has had
as its' major objective to maintain
improve the residential integrity
and quality of life in this neighborhood.

The BPCNA boundaries are:
Western Ave (N) Thruway -Whitehall Rd (S)
S. Manning Blvd (E)  Rte 85 (W)

All residents are members of the BPCNA.
There are no dues. We work through a
committee and individual assignment
system.

Neighborhood residents are invited
and urged to participate.

2016 Agenda

1. a- Get the City of Albany to reduce
    the speed limit on all neighborhood
    residential streets to 25 mph
    and strictly enforce the speed limit -
     b- prohibit passing on the right in
    curb parking lanes on New Scotland
    Avenue-  
     c-strictly enforce all vehicle/traffic
        laws

2.  Oppose any zoning/ use changes not
     permitted in our R-1b single family
     residential pursuant to the existing
     Albany City Zoning Code.
     
      This includes responding to any
       attempt to reverse the Supreme
      Court Decision annulling the
      BZA approval of a change of use
      for 738 New Scotland Avenue to
      serve as a "hub/home base" for
      the not for profit homeless social
      services entity known as Family
      Promise of the Capital District .

      And any attempts to otherwise
      modify the provisions of the Code
      sections pertaining to uses permitted
      in R-1b single family residential
      districts.

3.   Get the City to move on completing
      the Dan O Connell Memorial Pocket
      Park on the 3/4 acre  brownfield
      parcel at Whitehall/New Scotland.

      This includes creation of a rolling
       berm, planted with a variety of
       trees and flowering shrubs, a flag
       pole, some benches and a small
       stone marker.

4. Get the City to move on creation
    of a neighborhood greenbelt
    including  a 10 acre parcel and
    land locked 5 acre parcel owned
    by the City bordering Crescent
    Drive  and a 7 acre privately
    owned parcel along Krum Kill
    Rd behind the Mobil Station.

    Use a Transfer of Development
    Rights arrangement to include
    the 7 acre parcel. Compensate
    the private owners by awarding
    them an equivalent parcel of
    equal value, downtown. which
    they may develop or sell for
    development.

5. Promote resident participation
    and City cooperation
    in efforts to maintain street
    trees, remove dead limbs/trees
    and plant a variety of replacement
    trees  suitable for urban conditions
    including vehicle emissions and
    road salt.

6. Improve City snow plowing
    procedures and reduce/eliminate
    road salt use, particularly in
    the Buckingham Pond Park
    Watershed, and along New
    Scotland Avenue.

7. Promote resident awareness
    of the need for emergency/
    disaster preparedness by
    individuals, households,
    apartments, senior citizen
    housing and single family
    homes.

8. Oppose any attempts to privatize
    the municipal Capital Hills
    Golf Course

9. Support legal action to annul
    the results of the February 9
    2016  190+ million dollar high
    school bond act.

10. Homeowners are urged to
      challenge the 2016  City reassessment
      notices which they received in
      March.
      Contact the City Assessor's office
      regarding how, where and when
      to do your challenge.
      May is the month to do this.

11. May 19 is the vote on the Albany
      School budget. Cast informed votes.

12. Vote in the April 19 Presidential
       Primary.

13. Vote in the Congressional Primary
       in June and NYS /local primaries
       in September.

14. Closely monitor agendas/actions
      of the Albany Common Council
      City Board of Zoning Appeals
      City Planning Board  and other
      city initiatives as they relate to
      the BPCNA.

15. Improve Crestwood Plaza
      neighborhood shopping

Now, there is a solid agenda for our
neighborhood.

Pass the word. Download and share
this post with your family, friends
neighbors who are not on line.

We don't do door to door newsletter
drops as we did for so many years in
the past.

This website is where you can find
out what is going on in the hood.

Contact me and we can discuss/arrange
your participation in one, or more of
the above.

                                       Joe Sullivan