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City Board 4JUN2019: Curtains for the Cine

June 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany MS – New Albany city board 4JUN2019 Curtains for the Cine: At its regular first-Tuesday-of-the-month meeting, the New Albany Board of Aldermen reached an impasse over buying new curtains for the Cine Theatre at the Magnolia Civic Center. Phil Nanney asked the board for permission to spend $31,825 to [More]

City Board 7May2019: Breaking a tie, Coulter drive, gas services

May 9, 2019 // 0 Comments

At the May 7 city board meeting, Mayor Tim Kent voted to break a tie on whether to pay New Albany’s bills. The mayor rarely needs to vote to break a tie in the deliberations of the New Albany Board of Aldermen. could not find anyone who recalled it having happened before in a matter as routine as [More]

Trees along city roadways: Guest Opinion by Johnny Anderson

March 7, 2019 // 4 Comments

TREES, TREES, TREES Please allow me to explain my position on trees along roadways within the city limits of New Albany. I was born in the country, am a country boy at heart and love trees. I have climbed, cut, sawed, split, cleared, burned and anything else you can imagine related to trees and tree limbs. I am not [More]

City Board 5 March 2019: Zoning, NAFD and routine work

March 6, 2019 // 0 Comments

Zoning, including a heated objection about its enforcement in one instance, drew the most attention at the March 5 meeting of the New Albany Board of Aldermen. Jenny King, owner of house at 702 Parrish St., during condemnation hearing. City Code Enforcement Officer Eric Thomas partially visible behind King. The [More]

Long-standing Middle School eyesore remedied by Sustainability Committee

February 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

A badly eroded and unsafe eyesore has been worsening for years at the New Albany Middle School and an attractive remedy is nearly complete. The hazard at the intersection of Apple and Glade streets resulted from dirt washing away from under a sidewalk that hundreds of middle school students have used daily for [More]

City Board 2 Jan. 2019: Condemnations, donations and hiring approval

January 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

The New Albany Board of Aldermen has scheduled a Feb. 5 condemnation hearing for an old warehouse building located at the railroad yard just north of downtown. The building is believed to be about 120 years old. It is of brick construction typical of that period, with walls that are three brick thick. Its outside [More]

City Board 4 Dec. 2018: Signage and zoning matters discussed

December 5, 2018 // 1 Comment

The city’s zoning and sign codes were the prevailing theme of the Tuesday, Dec. 4 meeting of the New Albany Board of Aldermen. The pastor of a church at 1512 South Central Avenue asked the board for a variance to put up a directional sign more than three times the size allowed under the new sign regulations. Marc A. [More]

City Board 6 Nov. 2018: Phones, zoning, land donation, NALGW

November 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

A proposed new telephone system to serve all city operations was among the items considered by the New Albany city board during its Nov. 6 meeting. Proposed new telephone system Patrick Blansett of TEC Communications asked the Board of Aldermen to consider purchasing from his company a new internet-based telephone [More]

City planning discussed at public meeting at museum

September 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

About 70 people heard city planning specialist Bob Barber speak Thursday evening, August 30, at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany. Barber, who was formerly planning director for Hernando, Miss., now heads Orion Planning & Design, based in Hernando. His was one of four organizations, which responded to [More]

City can use capital from Young land gift for any city improvement

August 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

The City of New Albany will be free to use the value of the Young family land gift for any city improvement. “We would like to see them use much of the money for improvements in the older parts of New Albany — rebuilding sidewalks in the historic neighborhoods, building or improving parks in the [More]
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