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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:

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Mick and me walked to the pond park.
Weeds and brush have been trimmed
along the wooded path, Lenox to Holmes

Work is underway on the Milner Ave
footpath. Improving water quality of
the putrid, small holding pond, securing
it to prevent drownings of kids or elderly
persons who might fall in fall in and
reparing the split rail fence and pathway
are priorities.

Noticed that some people are leaving
dog droppings ( of large dogs) in the
grassy area to the east of the Milner
Ave footpath. Clean up after your dogs.

The grass is neatly trimmed , N side
of Pond from the Mlner Ave path to
the Colonial Ave parking semi-circle
including the children's play area.
Good job.

The perimeter grass to the West and
along Davis Ave park boundery needs
to be cut.

Returning by way of Buckingham Dr
noticed that the conifer and hardwoods
planted along the backlot property lines
of homes along Buckingham Dr, from
Milner to Friebel, at our urging, are
being choked by weeds and brush. The
City should get the contractor building
the Buckingham Mews extension to care
for these plantings, so that they mature
nicely to the benefit of residents of the
Mews and bordering homes alike.

Paddy and me walked along New Scotland
to S Manning and back through Greenway.

Big dog droppings left by careless walkers
in the Greenway grass.

Lots of cars parked around Greenway as
young people party at Andy's on New
Scotland Ave.

Euclid and Lenox were ok. Observed
APD motorcycle patrol passing inbound
on New Scotland Ave. Continued police
presence is good for our neighborhood.
Thank you APD.

Prowler was trying car doors along
New Scotland the other night, late.

Neighbors do your part. Get up from
the telly and look out your doors a few
times during the evening.

Call APD Center Station 458 5668 as

Perps will get out the word to their
fellow perps to stay out of our
neighborhood because we are alert
vigilant and take immediate action
when we observe loiterers, persons
casing neighborhood streets on garbage
nights, prowlers , vandalism and
speeding vehicles.

Report graffiti and have it immediately
removed...this is our hood, not the turf
of gangbangers and vandals!

Notice some people are burning trash
in burn barrels in their backyards.
Examples: near the wall of Maria College
and Hillcrest Ave between Western and

This is unlawful and unhealthy too.
Burning plastics creates sulfuric acid
and releases other toxins into the air.
Not good to breathe these.

Call the Albany Fire Department if
burn barrel burnings persist.

There is a foreclosed home on Daytona
Ave, South of Berkshire that has an
above ground pool. Stormwater has
collected in the canvas cover. A small
child could down in it. The standing
water is breeding mosquitoes which
pose a health hazard to neighbors.
West Nile. Heartworm for pets.

Advised neighbors to call the Mayor's
office 434 5100 for prompt action.

Neighbors on Linden Rd should do
the same regarding a home hosts
well attended week end social events
and which appears overpopulated
with humans and small cars.

Called this to attention of the ward
leader, who lives around the corner.
Maybe he has done something to
address neighbor concerns??

We all benefit from a safe, nice
residential neighborhood. Let us
keep it that way.

Joe Sullivan


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