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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, March 09, 2015


Expect homeowner property tax 
assessment protests galore in 2015.


Albany homeowners will pay more
because of last year's elimination of
the two tier residential-commercial
tax system, and

expected approval  by the City
BZA, at it's March 11 hearing
5:45 pm, City Hall
of the Bethany Church-Family 
Promise appeal to use the
former parsonage as a hub for the
Family Promise operation which 
includes  housing homeless at Mater
Christi and St Sophia's.

BZA approval of the Bethany-
Family Promise appeal will
have a negative impact on all
3 churches-

expect a drop in attendance and
collection plate offerings at all 3

expect fewer neighborhood patrons
at Bethany's Spring plant sale

expect lower neighborhood
resident attendance at St Sophia's
annual Festival in May.

BZA approval will likely result
in lower home values, and fewer
home sales at lower prices . More
potential sellers will be forced
to become landlords and rent
their homes.

Needless to say, the residential
integrity and quality of life in
this neighborhood will suffer.

BPCNA neighborhood residents
living between the pond, Western
Avenue, South Manning Blvd and
Rt3 85 will not be immune.

Former Holy Cross Church and
the existing school would make
a likely spot for expansion of
the Family Promise homeless

WATCH for announcement by
The City of Albany concerning
when, how and where  to protest
your property tax assessments
this year.

                             Joe Sullivan


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