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New Albany Board of Aldermen

Brown water: The cost of doing nothing will only get higher

October 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Did we jinx NALGW? A little after midnight, early Tuesday morning October 10th, we posted a “Rant,” which lauded the work of New Albany Lights, Gas and Water (NALGW). We heaped special praise on the improvements in electrical service since Bill Mattox became the local utility’s manager seven years [Continue Reading]

Maybe we can just pretend it’s tea…

October 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

It helps to pretend it’s tea. If you live in New Albany, you’ve had that sinking feeling when you turn on the tap and what you see pouring out does not remotely resemble potable water.  We at NAnewsweb.com had a really bad day of it on this past May 12th. Knowing that this was a subject that needs to be [Continue Reading]

Flashlights and brown water, solving problems in New Albany

October 10, 2017 // 2 Comments

“You don’t have flashlights? You must be new here.” It was a late summer day in 2000. We were, indeed, new to New Albany, and our daughter was newly enrolled in the city schools. We’d arrived early at the high school auditorium, with perhaps 50 other sets of parents, for a band concert. Without so [Continue Reading]

City budget approval meeting chaotic, contentious, confusing

September 16, 2017 // 2 Comments

After months of tedious budget approval work and a sometimes contentious debate, New Albany aldermen approved a budget which increases spending in the coming fiscal year by $44,237. The New Albany Board of Aldermen approved the FY 2017-18 budget in a public meeting Thursday evening, Sept. 14, 2017. State law requires [Continue Reading]

The city’s 2017-2018 budget may make for an interesting meeting.

September 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

The New Albany Board of Aldermen will hold its final hearing on the city’s 2017-2018 budget, Thursday, Sept. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at city hall. The budget must be approved not later than the next day, Friday, Sept. 15, and the process of developing a the budget is coming down to the wire. This year there have [Continue Reading]

Will no one rid New Albany of its troublesome sign hell?

September 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

At the conclusion of a four-hour meeting Tuesday evening, the New Albany Board of Aldermen decided not to decide. They missed another opportunity to free the city from sign hell. The city’s 2006 sign ordinance is a veritable hell that has caused the city’s aldermen much gnashing of teeth in recent years. [Continue Reading]

Time for New Albany aldermen to show common sense and courage

August 30, 2017 // 1 Comment

Frankly, I’m tired of writing about the badly flawed 2006 New Albany “sign ordinance” and its uneven, unfair enforcement. The newly reconstituted New Albany Board of Aldermen now has an opportunity to show common sense and courage. First, they should grant an incontestably worthy variance to the [Continue Reading]

Zoning Board passes sign question to city aldermen

August 29, 2017 // 1 Comment

New Albany Aldermen have been asked to grant a zoning variance for the new sign designed to be placed at a medical clinic nearing completion on Oxford Road. Zoning Board Chairman, Herbert Kidd Warren Miconi, of Miconi Project Management, Oxford, MS, project manager for the new 18,000-square foot Internal Medicine and [Continue Reading]

Private meetings + public business = bad business for taxpayers

August 16, 2017 // 3 Comments

You might say I crashed a private party Monday night in downtown New Albany, Mississippi. I have done it before, and I promise, if given the opportunity, to do it again — and again. As is usually the case with such behavior, those who had arranged the private gathering weren’t thrilled to see me. Rude?  I [Continue Reading]
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