4. Old Business:
h. (done first to accommodate Donna) Donna Armstrong of School of Public Health, SUNY
offered additional information about her grant application. Elfrieda Textores moved to
send letter of support and T. Gebhardt 2nd - Marggie to write letter. (It was
requested that, in the future, when we vote on something like this and person or
organization is present, we ask that concerned parties leave the room while vote takes
a. Schools: Don Dugan- budget passed- contract with teachers is at an impasse. Per
todays TU, a new principal has been hired for Albany High.
b. SUNY/Community: Tom Gebhardt Next meeting of the Committee will be June 10th
at Albany Police Dept.s Traffic Safety Building. Purpose is to gather feedback on
annual end of spring initiatives in Pine Hills and Beverwyck. Student mass exodus has
begun. Distributing 12 Point Plan educational packet for students who are both leaving
area for summer and those who are staying; tips on safety, etc. .
c. Community Police Council: (Marggie Skinner presented for Maria Parisella) Next
meeting- June 22 in Mayors conference room @ 5: 30p.m.
Decentralized Stations- all not yet open: South: Division 2; Central: Old Division 1;
East: Old Division 2; North: Henry Johnson Blvd. Brochure on community policing still
being developed. May be ready by end of summer- NAs represented were asked to
indicate how many copies they would like to have to distribute with newsletters and at
d. Lark Street BID: Distributed Art on Lark 1998 flyer (June 6) which has coupons for
discounts at various Lark Street Business
e. Permit Parking Proposals: in the hands of the legislature
f. Library: Jeffrey W. Cannell from Wayne County, North Carolina Public Library
approved as new Director. He is a SUNY Graduate. June 15th is his start date.
g. Reassessment- homestead provision- Council to vote- CANA should take a stand- in
favor of Homestead provision until flaws in assessments are corrected.
5. Charter Revision: Henry circulated a letter to the editor of the Times Union
expressing concern regarding the process followed to develop the draft and the lack
thereof. Outlined in the letter are the major issues or ideas which should be included in
the Charter to give the Common Council a viable role in Albanys local government.
The letter is signed by Wallace Altes; Henry M. Madej; Harold Rubin; Todd Swanstrom; and
Michael B. Whalen, Jr. CANA delegates were again encouraged to speak at the
Commissions public hearings, to attend their meetings and to get involved in the
charter process. Copies of votes from previous critical commission meetings were
Meeting Adjourned at 9:30pm Submitted by Phyllis Haggerty
Cynthia Galivan Manning Blvd
Wanda Willingham Sheridan Hollow
Don Dugan Heldeberg
Thomas Gebhardt University at Albany, SUNY
Mary Connair Delaware Area
Tom Schlepko Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless
Kurt Rasic Park South
Michael Paris Park South
Donna Armstrong SUNY, School of Public Health
Harold Rubin Center Square Assoc.
Gene Solan Pine Hills Asso.
Mark P. Yolles Mansion
Holly Katz Mansion
Denia Van Houter Sheridan Hollow
Dan Potter West Hill/ CDARPO
G. Mowbray Hudson Park
Howie Stoller Melrose
Elfreida Textores South End
Vicky Stoneman Lark Street BID
Marggie Skinner Pine Hills
Pamela Tobin Downtown BID
Amie Allaud Melrose
Betsy Shearer Park South
Claudia Brown Washington Park
Helen Desfosses Common Council
David Miranda Upper Washington
Henry Madej Pine Hills