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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 for list of leadership results. Neighborhood website: see also:

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Park Traverse Nov 14, 06. The trees have lost their leaves. Considerable litter evident particularly along Rafts Way, East ends of main and holding ponds. Pathways have not be made safe by adding more gravel where clay, silt and water accumulate, creating fall hazards for walkers. These conditions will only be aggravated by ice and snow in winter. Stakes marking sites of improved park lighting along Milner Ave bridge section are beginning to disappear. Vines that are strangling trees and underbrush competing with growth of young trees, need to be cleared away. This is the time of year to do this, when the problems are clearly visible. Graffiti and damaged guard rail, Berkshire at Euclid, South side of pond, have not been addressed. Geese and duck droppings create an odor, and a health hazard in the vicinity of the children's play area and picnic areas, North side of park at foot of Colonial. Post some notices warning people not to feed the geese and ducks. Bird welfare results in a larger bird population that winters over creating the excessive droppings problem. The water level of the ponds are at a high point. Creating shoreline berms of clean fill and planting water tolerant plants like Red Dogwood will stabilize the shore areas and add brilliant winter color. If anyone reading this report would like to see some or all of the above improvements; contact Mayor Jennings and tell him so. Tel 434 5100. City Hall, Albany, NY 12207, or tune in the Mayor's WROW 590 AM Radio Show, Fridays, 9-10 AM and tell him so. Call in number is 476 5959. Joe Sullivan



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