Meetings of New Albany's Board of Public Works & Safety are held weekly on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the 3rd-floor meeting room of the City County Building.
Board members are Anthony B. Toran (President), Chas Hunter and Steve LaDuke.
City department heads (police, fire, humane, streets, etc.) sit in and participate, and the board operates crisply and efficiently as it considers a wide range of issues pertaining to the day-to-day operation of the our local infrastructure.
Among the interesting items emerging from the last two meetings are ongoing efforts to address citizen concerns by enforcing parking regulations at the Body Shop on East 15th and Spring Street; the fate of the abandoned but at one time impressive old home at 309 & 311 East 10th Street; and the revelation that investors are planning on renovating the vacated Sherwin-Williams property at 419 State Street as a retail store and adjoining coffee house.
Even more impressively, it was noted this week that a caterer from Sellersburg plans to operate a weenie wagon in front of the City County Building on summertime Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It has yet to be seen if the operator will be wearing a pirate costume, but NA Confidential has a soft spot for loaded dogs.
Previously in NA Confidential: Blevins, Laduke and Toran appear before the East Spring Street Neighborhood Association