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City Board 7-3-18: New city sign ordinance approved

July 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

After working on it for most of a year, the New Albany Board of Aldermen approved a new sign ordinance at the City Board 7-3-18 meeting. First Ward Alderwoman Amy Livingston declared during the first board meeting after her election that she would be working to change the city’s sign ordinance. A working group [Continue Reading]

City Board 6-14-18: Insurance decision made by making no decision?

June 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

One month after receiving three proposals for health insurance for city workers, the New Albany Board of Aldermen has made a decision– without voting on a decision. A public beginning for the city insurance decision The insurance decision saga more or less started at a special meeting of the Aldermen on May 15. [Continue Reading]

City Board 6-5-18: Aldermen hold hearing on sign ordinance

June 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

The New Albany Board of Aldermen held a public hearing June 5th on its proposed new sign ordinance. The hearing was the first item on the agenda during the regular  City Board 6-5-18 meeting Tuesday evening at city hall. Sign Ordinance public hearing comments Work on a new ordinance to replace the problematic sign [Continue Reading]

City Board May 15: Insurance proposals accepted, roof bid awarded

May 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

The New Albany Board of Aldermen has received three proposals for health insurance coverage for its employees and their families for the coming year. In a special meeting Tuesday evening, May 15th, the board received proposals from the Morgan-White agency, the John Stroud agency and joint bid from the Ray Collins and [Continue Reading]

How the pin oaks ended up along Park Plaza Drive

May 9, 2018 // 3 Comments

Early this year the New Albany City Beautification Committee ordered 150 Pin Oak trees from a nursery in Tennessee. The intent was to plant them on both sides of Bankhead Street between the Tallahatchie River and Highway 30. Members of the Beautification Committee are appointed by the Board of Aldermen and include one [Continue Reading]

We may be at the end of the beginning for a new sign ordinance

April 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

This may be the “end of the beginning” of the work to draft a new ordinance regulating signs in New Albany. Monday, April 23, a friend at city hall furnished NAnewsweb.com with what is characterized as a “near final draft” of the proposed new ordinance. The current New Albany sign ordinance has [Continue Reading]

City leaders apparently back away from idea of closing the alley

April 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

New Albany city officials’ consideration of closing the downtown alley that runs from Main Street to Bankhead is apparently off the table. Support for closing the alley evaporated within a few hours of the time NAnewsweb.com posted a story about it. The proposition of closing the alley was placed on the agenda [Continue Reading]

RANT: Doing public business in secret meetings

April 11, 2018 // 1 Comment

“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.”                                         — Patrick Henry,  June 9, 1788 Too much public business in New Albany is conducted in secret meetings. Invariably, [Continue Reading]
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