We couldn’t have picked a more momentous week to be out of town.
Last Thursday, New Albany’s anti-progressive Siamese councilmen were routed in a climactic pro-Scribner Place vote, followed immediately by Mayor James Garner’s stunning proposal to privatize residential garbage and recycling services.
On Tuesday, the Board of Public Works offered emerging city council leader and veteran city policeman Jack Messer to the council as its choice for ordinance enforcement officer.
We learned that the Office Depot chain is set to occupy remodeled retail space in the New Albany Plaza, and our friend Jim Book’s business, Bean Street Café, is moving from its present Slate Run location to the Charlestown Road exurb.
The East Spring Street Neighborhood Association’s ongoing “Clean Up New Albany” campaign made the Tribune, and featured a wonderful photo of key members Jim & Tabitha Sprigler, with accompanying information about their web site and forum, Clean Up New Albany.
Take note that Randy has reopened his comments section at Volunteer Hoosier, and the discussion about the sanitation privatization has been particularly spirited. You're advised to check it out.
Predictably, the subterranean denizens of Speak Out Loud NA have been pelting Volunteer Hoosier with crude insults and derogatory comments, and unsurprisingly, New Albany's “little people” continue to grow smaller by the day.
Get a life, wee small ones -- and damned good to be back.