Council of Albany Neighborhood Associations
Meeting Minutes April 4, 2007
Albany Public Library
Representatives of Albany Police Department and New York State Troopers are present, and will attend later meetings to address any issues that CANA members may have.
Guest Speaker: Sandy Misiewicz, Capital District Transportation
The Capital District
Transportation Committee represents 78 municipalities. Their responsibilities
Creation of a long range transportation plan
Creation of a short range transportation improvement program
(Federal funding of $100 million)
Formation of a unified planning work program
New Visions Plan
Preserve and manage systems
Develop regional potential
Plan and build for all modes
Link transportation and land use
Three studies were done in Albany
North Swan Street Multimodal Accessibility Study
Harriman Campus/UAlbany Linkage Study
Rt. 5 Corridor
Misiewicz also discussed plans
that are currently underway at the Harriman Campus, University at Albany, and
She then went into detail about
the Rt. 5 Corridor study that was completed in 2001.
Resolution have been signed by five municipalities and the
Bus/rapid transit conceptual design study completed in 2005.
CDTA is currently undertaking a transition plan and will publish a
rout map in the future
Implementation activities include:
Colonie Corp/Zoning Code (encourages mixed uses at transit stop)
Schenectady transit oriented development study underway
Village of Colonie Streetscape study is completed
Central Avenue Rehab project (1-90 to
Misiewicz also noted that the
projects are 80% funded through the Federal Government, and suggested that
members check out the commission’s website at www.CDTCMPO.org.
University and Community Relations
Tom Gebhardt discussed the
six-point plan for Trash to Treasure, which will be coordinated with the spring
trash schedule, and discussed ways that students can avoid having their
apartments broken into while they are away on spring break.
Met with city officials and a
meeting is being set up with Mayor Jennings.
Gene Solan introduced Sarah
Reginelli and Chris Leo from the City of Albany Department of Development and
Planning. They discussed Albany’s selection as Sustainable Design Assessment
Team (SDAT) program city. The SDAT
program consists of $20,000 worth of consulting services that will assist in
devising a recommendation plan that will eventually be worked in the
Sarah and Chris also recommended
that CANA members attend the April 11th charrette that will be held
at the Albany Public Library.
The minutes of March 7, 2007
meeting are adopted with corrections.
New Business and Announcements
It was determined that CANA did
not have an official position on landfill. Suggestions were made for a
structured discussion on that subject.
March 7, 2007