Nothing achieved in 2016,
Why? An unresponsive Mayor and
Common Council and lack of
participation by neighborhood
2017 is election year for Mayor
and Common Council President
citywide and for Common Council
Members representing each of the
15 city wards.
Expect some results this year.
Particularly if neighborhood
residents participate and support
all or part of this agenda.
Here are some of the achievements
of the Buckingham Pond Crestwood
Neighborhood Association resulting
from my leader ship and your participation
over he past 30 years.
When you have time review posts
archives for 2016 and prior years.
Let us make our neighborhood Great
The Buckingham Pond Crestwood
Neighborhood Association works
when you do.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
AGENDA FOR 2016
The Buckingham Pond/Crestwood
Neighborhood Association has had
as its' major objective to maintain
improve the residential integrity
and quality of life in this neighborhood.
The BPCNA boundaries are:
Western Ave (N) Thruway -Whitehall Rd (S)
S. Manning Blvd (E) Rte 85 (W)
All residents are members of the BPCNA.
There are no dues. We work through a
committee and individual assignment
Neighborhood residents are invited
and urged to participate.
1. a- Get the City of Albany to reduce
the speed limit on all neighborhood
residential streets to 25 mph
and strictly enforce the speed limit -
b- prohibit passing on the right in
curb parking lanes on New Scotland
c-strictly enforce all vehicle/traffic
2. Oppose any zoning/ use changes not
permitted in our R-1b single family
residential pursuant to the existing
Albany City Zoning Code.
This includes responding to any
attempt to reverse the Supreme
Court Decision annulling the
BZA approval of a change of use
for 738 New Scotland Avenue to
serve as a "hub/home base" for
the not for profit homeless social
services entity known as Family
Promise of the Capital District .
And any attempts to otherwise
modify the provisions of the Code
sections pertaining to uses permitted
in R-1b single family residential
3. Get the City to move on completing
the Dan O Connell Memorial Pocket
Park on the 3/4 acre brownfield
parcel at Whitehall/New Scotland.
This includes creation of a rolling
berm, planted with a variety of
trees and flowering shrubs, a flag
pole, some benches and a small
4. Get the City to move on creation
of a neighborhood greenbelt
including a 10 acre parcel and
land locked 5 acre parcel owned
by the City bordering Crescent
Drive and a 7 acre privately
owned parcel along Krum Kill
Rd behind the Mobil Station.
Use a Transfer of Development
Rights arrangement to include
the 7 acre parcel. Compensate
the private owners by awarding
them an equivalent parcel of
equal value, downtown. which
they may develop or sell for
5. Promote resident participation
and City cooperation
in efforts to maintain street
trees, remove dead limbs/trees
and plant a variety of replacement
trees suitable for urban conditions
including vehicle emissions and
6. Improve City snow plowing
procedures and reduce/eliminate
road salt use, particularly in
the Buckingham Pond Park
Watershed, and along New
7. Promote resident awareness
of the need for emergency/
disaster preparedness by
apartments, senior citizen
housing and single family
8. Oppose any attempts to privatize
the municipal Capital Hills
9. Support legal action to annul
the results of the February 9
2016 190+ million dollar high
school bond act.
10. Homeowners are urged to
challenge the 2016 City reassessment
notices which they received in
Contact the City Assessor's office
regarding how, where and when
to do your challenge.
May is the month to do this.
11. May 19 is the vote on the Albany
School budget. Cast informed votes.
12. Vote in the April 19 Presidential
13. Vote in the Congressional Primary
in June and NYS /local primaries
14. Closely monitor agendas/actions
of the Albany Common Council
City Board of Zoning Appeals
City Planning Board and other
city initiatives as they relate to
15. Improve Crestwood Plaza
Now, there is a solid agenda for our
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out what is going on in the hood.
Contact me and we can discuss/arrange
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