WILL OCCUR IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Tonight , Thursday, 7 pm at St Sophia's
What a great opportunity to present our
concerns for action:
1. razing the derelict gas station building
Whitehall at New Scotland. Excavating
contaminated surface material. Replacing
it with a berm of clean fill, planted with
a mix of flowering bushes, conifers and
harwoods, add a flag pole and few benches
and christen the 3/4 acre Dan O'Connell
Memorial Pocket Park. Dan's home was
just down Whitehall Rd.
2. Build senior housing on the adjacent 8
to 10 acres, so that elderly neighborhood
residents can remain in their familiar
surroundings ("or age in place"-as some
would say) when time comes to sell
their existing single family homes.
3. Crestwood Market has available space
suitable to locate a reasonably priced
neighborhood food market supplied by
Price Chopper, Hannaford or the Food
Coop on Central Ave.
People miss the former Crestwood Market.
Here is a prime opportunity to fill a void
in the neighborhood and meet a real need
for the pedestrian neighborhoods that
must emerge in response to the coming
oil crisis, and return of people to cities.
4. Create the 23 acre neighborhood green
belt bordered by Krum Kill Rd, Rte 85
NYS Thruway and Crescent Dr.
The City already owns the 10 acres on the
West. John McDermott is willing to sell the
5 acre landlocked parcel in the middle,
And the City can negotiate a Transfer of
Development Rights arrangements which
compensates the owners of the 7 acre parcel
bordering Krum Kill Rd, for deeding to the City
as Land Conservation (LC) zoning. The
owners can be given land/buildings of
equivalent value from the large register
of abandoned vacant properties downtown.
They can redevelop and profit from this TDR.
5. Establish strict speed limit control on
neighborhood streets and deter criminal
activity by increasing police presense in our
6. Get Buckingham Pond Park into fine
form equal to the care and condition of
7. Provide property tax relief and improve
city schools, by consolidating them with
City government, creating one property
tax roll to fund both, returning to a K-8
neighborhood school system, and making
the Mayor and Common Council responsible
and accountable for the operstion and
performance of city schools.
Ask your local Common Council Members
who attend the forum, to sponsor the
necessary Home Rule Request to the
State Legislature to amend state law to
provide for the school -city consolidation
and specified changes.
The mayoral candidate that commits to
getting the above done...deserves your votes.
Neighborhood Association residents of
wards 14 and 8, this is your chance to
achieve the above improvements to
the residential integrity and life quality
of our home turf.
Go for it! Get something for your votes!