BEST WISHES TO MAYOR SHEEHAN
Best wishes to Mayor Kathy Sheehan for a
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
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.