Over at Volunteer Hoosier, Randy Smith has posted his notes and analysis of the three Scribner Place financing options that were discussed during the work session that preceded Thursday night’s city council meeting.
You Tell Me Which is Best
It is possible that this posting brings to close a very busy news day for the city of New Albany. Prompted by the council meeting and Scribner Place news, the Courier-Journal ran two stories today, and the Tribune one, along with an editorial. Volunteer Hoosier with four, and NA Confidential's three, rounded out coverage on the city's blogs.
That comes to eleven articles in one day, each filled with information and perspectives on local political issues, Scribner Place, and the life and times of the city.
To provide another viewpoint, and to offer prove for the axiom about leading a horse to water, here's a sample anonymous posting from Speak Out Loud NA, unaltered and unedited, so as to retain its characteristic eloquence.
Concern Taxpayer said...
James Garner is not going to get a dime outta the county council! And it has been in the making for at least 3 years to move the first floor office to the new location. So why do you and others keep complaining about people who do not agree with you all? Build Scribner place without property tax backup! Between the YMCA and the boat. And private donation build it. But leave the City of New Albany out of it. So because you do not agree with us. "IT MAKES YOU RIGHT AND US WRONG." If you all think your going to be able to convince the people of New Albany that this whole deal has no risk. Why do you wonder why our Council Members are getting so many calls against Scribner Place? And like Susan Johnson said if there is no sewer credits. Nothing will be built.. Can you one of the Band of Brothers see we know what your doing! Susan has been working with Sewers for along time. And she does have sewer in her yard and home. Even behind The Hampton Inn there is raw sewage. You need to stop trying to spin this to Benfit this Adminstration. Because people are not buying it. So like I said build it without property tax backing!!!!There is not enough Votes on The City Council to attach Property taxes for the Bond..From what Susan told me today. Between Roanoke And Mc Donald Lane Another block of force main needs replaced. And if it is not done. It will end up costing Additional millions more. The sewers are not completed!!!