Council of Albany Neighborhood Associations
Meeting Minutes September 6, 2007
Albany Public Library
President Howard Stoller welcomed everyone back from the
summer break and then introduced Graeme McKenna, the Outreach and Marketing
Coordinator for WAMC. Mr. McKenna
discussed a new sponsorship opportunity that WAMC is offering neighborhood
associations for events taking place at the Linda Norris Auditorium.
WAMC hopes to pool organizations that want to participate
in sponsoring a group of events and then each organization will split $2 from
each ticket sold to the events. He
explained that there are 210 seats in the auditorium, though they are not always
sold out. The only thing that WAMC
would ask in return is that the neighborhood associations promote the events in
their newsletters or on their websites. Howard
suggested that there might be interest in doing a CANA Night.
Graeme said that more information can be found at www.thelinda.org
II. New York Bicycle
Joshua Poppel, Executive Director of the New York Bicycle
Coalition, then spoke about the NYBC’s initiatives to make Albany a bicycle
friendly community (see end of document). He
then explained that the NYBC is looking for backing for this project, and
it is important for
III. RPI Website
Howard read a letter he received from Anne Miller and RPI
student who offered to create a website for one interested neighborhood
association as part of a semester long project.
Pat Maxon informed everyone that Albany Police Officer
Kathleen Rissberger had retired and that
VI. Committee on
University and Community Relations
Tom Gebhardt explained that the next meeting will be held
on September 12th and the topic of discussion will be the “fifteen
point plan” regarding the arrival of off-campus students for the Fall
VII. Cable Committee
Aimee Allaud discussed the public access channel being
brought to the Common Council for approval (which it was).
It is now being brought to Time Warner for discussion.
Eileen Murray met with the City of
IX. Police Issues
The robberies in the city were discussed and that the
Albany Police Department was applying for another Weed and Seed grant.
The police department said that they would be spearheading the initiative
Finally Harold Rubin introduced Brad Glass form the City of
Albany’s Planning Department. Brad
stated that if anyone wanted copies of applications for Board of Zoning appeals
that he could be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
The meeting adjourned at 8:42 pm.
2007 Meeting Attendees