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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:

Thursday, January 02, 2014



Best wishes to Mayor Kathy Sheehan for a
productive term.

Mayor Sheehan is a resident of the
Buckingham Pond/Crestwood Neighborhood.

We hope that she will be attentive to the
needs of our neighborhood.

The most immediate needs are:

1. Properly plowing snow on New Scotland
Whitehall , Krum Kill-Bender, Western
South Manning which are heavily travelled
commuter routes.

These roads should be plowed, with 2 or 3
plows in tandem in several sweeps as soon
as snow begins to accumulate.

2. Plows should travel at moderate speed.
    Do not let snow build up in curb lanes
    for hours, then have speeding plows
    send waves of snow laden snow, fill
    in driveways and surge over sidewalks
    and street trees. Note that street trees
    are dying, in large part due to being
    buried in road salt laden snow every

3. Strictly enforce speed limits on all
    residential streets. Crack down on
    reckless drivers, particularly  those
   who run stop signs, traffic lights
   and  pass on the right speeding in
   curb/parking lanes particularly
   on New Scotland Ave, bwteen
   Buckingham and Krum Kill Rd 

4. Buckingham Pond Park needs a
    lot of work starting with removal
    of dead limbs/trees that overhang
    paths posing a danger to walkers
    pets and joggers.

    Cut vines that are strangling

   The paths are slippery because
   powered bluestone was applied
   in past years, which compacts
   and drains poorly.

   Apply coarse bluestone to
   increase drainage and traction.

   Place a guard rail or several
   large boulders at the foot of
   Lenox-Berkshire -South  side
   before a speeding  car fails
  to turn, dropping down on
  pedestrians on the path below.

  There are many posts on this
  blog  -search archives- that
  spell out what needs to be done
  to improve Buckingham Pond

  See also, recent posts regarding
  our neighborhood agenda for

  Scroll back to Nov 20 and
  Oct 16, 2013 for more.

                      Joe Sullivan



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