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New Albany sign ordinance

Current draft of new sign ordinance nears final version

March 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Work on the draft of a new ordinance regulating signs in New Albany is nearing what its authors believe will be its final version. While the ordinance is still under development, nanewsweb.com is providing the most up-to-date draft of the ordinance below as a microsoft work document. The type that appears in various [Continue Reading]

NAnewsweb.com blogger discusses New Albany signs

March 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

It is expected that a new ordinance governing signs in New Albany will be proposed soon to the city’s Board of Aldermen. Work on the new ordinance started more than six months ago when the current sign ordinance, enacted in 2006, was the source of still another silly situation regarding a new commercial sign in [Continue Reading]

Hopeful signs for the future times of New Albany signs

February 22, 2018 // 1 Comment

About ten days ago the New Albany Board of Aldermen finally gave permission for a new sign in front of the almost new IMPC medical clinic building. The IMPC doctors submitted a permit application seven months ago, hoping to put up a new sign in front of their new building. They started seeing patients in the new [Continue Reading]

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]

Political decisions: The stock and trade of government officials

September 11, 2017 // 1 Comment

The city board considered much routine business in its indecisive, four-hour meeting last week, but the sign ordinance and “speed bumps” were the memorable features. Two citizens appeared before the board asking that speed bumps be installed in their neighborhoods to slow down illegal, high-speed traffic. [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]

Signs of New Albany, Part II: Selective enforcement, poor judgment

February 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

By R. R. Reasoner The paramount problem with the New Albany sign ordinance is its enforcement. It is inconsistent, arbitrary, and unfair. What one business is forbidden to do, another business is allowed to do. A few of the many examples of inconsistent enforcement Fred’s internally lighted sign violates New [Continue Reading]
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