Mayor Jennings will be attending a strategy meeting
with the mayors of other upstate cities to identify common challenges and
develop a legislative agenda.
The construction of a convention center in
If landfill expansion plans do not move forward, the
city will (1) lose $13 million in annual revenue, (2) lose the ability to put
The redevelopment of the Harriman Office Campus will
incorporate the complex into the adjoining neighborhoods.
Ring roads will be removed. Citizens
are encouraged to offer their ideas and attend meetings held on this subject.
The mayor is not in favor of spot zoning, but is in
favor of the development of businesses that are beneficial to
The development of a new contract for cable
television which will include a public access channel and internet access is
being handled by the Corporation Counselís office.
A report from the Cable Television Committee has not yet been issued.
A new chairman has not been named.
Calls requesting street resurfacing are logged and
improvements are prioritized. Information
about requests will be put on the Cityís website.
A recommendation is being made to the legislature that proposes
reimbursement to cities for improvements to state roadways within city
A comprehensive plan for the city is being developed
that will focus on economic development.
Citizens will be asked for input.
First Night attendance is down.
The purpose of the event is to accommodate
In response to questions and comments:
National Grid is doing a comprehensive survey of the
street lights in
Redevelopment Plans include affordable housing.
It will be offered to residents displaced by development.
A grant to improve the
A committee is reviewing possible sites for the
proposed convention center and hotel. 500-600
jobs are expected to be developed as a result of construction of the facility.
All calls to the Department of General Services are
recorded on a database but the caller may not know the outcome of their
requests. It may be possible to
receive complaints online when the Cityís new website is complete.
The directory on the cityís website is inaccurate
because in the old contract changes were costly.
Within about 90 days a
Minutes of the
Members were reminded to pay annual dues.
The October 4 date was approved.
Committee members suggested it be held at the American Legion hall or
First Lutheran Church Hall. Sites to
be investigated include The Albany Institute of History and Art, University
Club, Jillianís. The
Zoning: No Report
Codes: Continuing to meet.
A draft summary of recommendations had been developed.
Cable: Has not met.
The Mayor has yet to appoint a new chairman to the Cityís committee.
Council members Sullivan and Colsalaro have expressed interest.
Budget: Has not met
University and Community Relations: Next
meeting to be held
The meeting adjourned at