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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:

Monday, January 28, 2013


Every winter state and local
government dump tons of road salt
on streets and highways.

Shopping centers also apply
tons of road salt to parking lots.

Schools , health care providers do
the same.

Homeowners and small businesses
participate in this practice as well.

Today I took a walk around the
neighborhood. Evidence of
excessive road salt deposition and
it's adverse effects were everywhere.
The air was stale and heavy with
airborne salt.

When is the public going to say

This annual dumping of excessive
amounts of salt is:

* destroying roads, sidewalks, parking
lots, bridges and every aspect of our
transportation infrastructure

* killing urban street trees

* polluting groundwaters and surface

* destroying our expensive vehicles

* adding to air pollution, damaging
our homes, public buildings, monuments
and more

* contributing to health problems
including lung and respiratory ailments
high blood pressure, and more

State , local governments , schools
complain that they are broke.

Road salt is big business and costly
in more ways than most realize.

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every year.

When will you say enough?

                             Joe Sullivan


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