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New Albany sign ordinance

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]

New Albany aldermen meeting, July 7, 2015

July 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS-It was not the least productive city board meeting this reporter has ever observed, but it was the least productive I’ve seen in New Albany. That’s an opinion. For the rest of this article, except where clearly labeled as opinion, we will try to emulate the Fox news people and keep it [Continue Reading]