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Monthly Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at 7 PM

Main Branch Albany Public Library

(Parking available at rear of library)


1)      Introduction

2)      Minutes

3)      Meeting/Discussion

a)      Michael Breslin, State of the County

4)      Communications/Announcements

a)      Financial Report as of March 25, 2004 .

(1)   Current checking account balance at Charter One Bank - $2,195.15:  Additions, $.75, interest; Dues, $90 - Subtractions, Minute taking, $50.

5)      Committee Reports

a)      Cable Committee

b)      Committee on University and Community Relations – Tom Gebhardt

c)      The City Budget Committee

i)         For the past two decades or so, Marggie Skinner, Cynthia Galivan and Harold Rubin have been making presentations on Albany 's budget on behalf of CANA . We need a new team to represent CANA and to a large extent it has been our annual budget commentary that placed CANA in the public spotlight. Harold has also been asked to look into the growing City's bonded indebtedness. This could be the first project of a revitalized Budget Committee.

d)      CANA Zoning Committee 

i)          CANA  had a Zoning Committee headed up by Stephanie Richardson that met several times. However, when she resigned, the Committee ceased functioning. If we feel there is a need for such a committee, and it is agreed to, we have to identify people to serve and need someone is needed to chair it.

6)      Other

a)      Reminder about CANA ListServ

i)        CANA ListServe to simplify the mailing process and store all the sent e-mails in one place. To subscribe to this mailing list, please go to this site,, and choose “subscribe,” under the heading “To Join,” or send an e-mail to

7)      Future Meetings     

a)      May 5 -  Albany School Superintendent Michael Johnson, tentative

b)      Thursday, May 20, Extra meeting, Professor Ernest Sternberg, Heritage Tourism.

8)      Adjourn
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