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New Albany Board of Aldermen

RANT:  At last, a rough draft of the new sign ordinance

November 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

A rough draft of the new sign ordinance governing business and other signs in New Albany has been circulated to city officials and others. First Ward Alderman Amy Livingston stated at the city board’s regular meeting on Nov. 7 that she, working with others, had completed a draft of a proposed new sign ordinance. [Continue Reading]

New Albany City Board Nov. 7, the rest of the story

November 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Although the debate about kratom dominated the meeting, the New Albany Board of Aldermen did conduct other business at its Nov. 7, meeting. [See link below to the nanewsweb.com story posted earlier about the kratom arguments.] In a city board meeting earlier this year, First Ward Alderman Amy Livingston volunteered to [Continue Reading]

City Board 11-7: Controversial Kratom again takes the spotlight

November 9, 2017 // 5 Comments

About half of the city board’s 90-minute meeting Tuesday was a debate about prohibiting the sale of an herbal “drug,” which law enforcement leaders say is dangerous. The herb is called kratom. It is a plant in the coffee family, indigenous to Asia, which has been used there for centuries to relieve [Continue Reading]

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

October 16, 2017 // 1 Comment

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]
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