Wednesday Oct. 20th is the Save the Pine Bush Dinner. Pickup your dinner from 4-5 PM with deliveries by volunteers from 4-6 PM.
To join the dinner, connect via Zoom or phone. Details: savethepinebush.org/dinner

Press Conference, Monday, November 21, 2005 6:30 PM

Dear Pine Bush supporters,

Thursday, December 1 at 5:30, first floor, City Hall, will be one of the most important Pine Bush hearings.

The Honorable Dominick Calsolaro’s resolution to dedicate the Fox Run Estate to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve will be discussed.

Save the Pine Bush SUPPORTS this resolution. Don’t let the City use the land for a dump.

The City wants to use this land to expand the Albany Pine Bush Landfill. However, the City is REQUIRED to dedicate this land to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.

Please come and give your support to the Resolution.

For more information:
http://www.savethepinebush.org/News/05NovDec/Dump.html

http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=423712&category=REGION&newsdate=11/27/2005

Below, I have added the meeting agenda, the resolution and Mr. Calsolaro’s memo in support of the resolution.

Please, come to this hearing and ask for passage of the resolution, and to stop building landfills in the Pine Bush.

Sincerely,
Lynne Jackson
Volunteer, Save the Pine Bush

 

Official meeting announcement:
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COMMON COUNCIL COMMITTEE MEETING
GENERAL SERVICES, HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

Sarah Curry-Cobb, Chair

DATE: Thursday, December 1st, 2005

PLACE: Mayor’s Conference Room

TIME: 5:30 p.m.

DISCUSSION:

RESOLUTION NUMBER 71.112.05R

RESOLUTION OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ALBANY DEDICATING CERTAIN CITY OWNED LAND LOCATED PARTIALLY OR TOTALLY WITHIN THE ALBANY PINE BUSH STUDY AREA TO THE ALBANY PINE BUSH PRESERVE, FOR THE PURPOSED OF PRESERVE MANAGEMENT.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: Yes

Resolution and Supporting Memorandum :

Council Member Calsolaro offered the following:

Resolution Number 71.112.05R

RESOLUTION OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ALBANY DEDICATING CERTAIN CITY OWNED LAND LOCATED PARTIALLY OR TOTALLY WITHIN THE ALBANY PINE BUSH STUDY AREA TO THE ALBANY PINE BUSH PRESERVE, FOR THE PURPOSES OF PRESERVE MANAGEMENT

WHEREAS, The Common Council recognizes that the City of Albany Pine Bush is a unique and endangered natural resource and seeks to protect and preserve this important natural resource, and

WHEREAS, Pursuant to Article 46 of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law, the Common Council, as the local legislative body for the City of Albany, is authorized to dedicate public lands to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve for the purpose of its protection and management, and

WHEREAS, This dedication does not transfer title, or affect ownership of the parcels so dedicated, but provides the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission with the authority to perform habitat management of these properties, pursuant to Article 46 of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law, and

WHEREAS, According to the Revised February 4, 2000 “Third Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement P-4 Project Landfill Expansion City of Albany” adopted by the Common Council on March 20, 2000, the City of Albany was required to, upon issuance of the permit for the P-4 Project, acquire the option, held by the Nature Conservancy, for the 60 acre site immediately north of the Rapp Road Landfill with dedication of the undeveloped portion (approximately 40 acres) to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission upon closing.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the City owned parcels acquired from the Nature Conservancy and as described in the Revised February 4, 2000 “Third Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement P-4 Project Landfill Expansion City of Albany” are hereby dedicated to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission for management purposes.

To: John Marsolais, City Clerk

From: Dominick Calsolaro, Common Council

Re: Request for Common Council Legislation

Supporting Memorandum

Date:

Resolution Number 71.112.05R

TITLE: RESOLUTION OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ALBANY DEDICATING CERTAIN CITY OWNED LAND LOCATED PARTIALLY OR TOTALLY WITHIN THE ALBANY PINE BUSH STUDY AREA TO THE ALBANY PINE BUSH PRESERVE, FOR THE PURPOSES OF PRESERVE MANAGEMENT

GENERAL PURPOSE OF LEGISLATION: To dedicate city owned land to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve as required by the Environmental Impact Statement adopted in 2000.

NECESSITY FOR LEGISLATION AND ANY CHANGE TO EXISTING LAW: According to the Revised February 4, 2000 “Third Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement P-4 Project Landfill Expansion City of Albany” adopted by the Common Council on March 20, 2000, the City of Albany was required to, upon issuance of the permit for the P-4 Project, acquire the option, held by the Nature Conservancy, for the 60 acre site immediately north of the Rapp Road Landfill with dedication of the undeveloped portion (approximately 40 acres) to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission upon closing

FISCAL IMPACT: Undetermined.