Last week the city of New Albany somewhat confusingly mimicked Vietnam War-era Pentagon memorandums by announcing that (a) it would be proceeding with the demolition process of the historic tavern building at 922 Culbertson, while at the same time (b) not demolishing the structure pending a largely unexplained "new" plan to save it.
Habitat for Humanity lashes back at Gonder as city's 922 Culbertson position becomes even more muddled.
In a newspaper report, the building commissioner -- until now among the straight shooters -- labored mightily to reconstruct a pig from sausage by reassuring critics that a building being demolished wasn't really being demolished.
Brewer said the city has secured the windows and the doors of the structure to make sure nothing gets removed.
“We did proceed with the asbestos abatement,” Brewer said. “We are still moving forward with the demolition pending the outcome of this recent request for more time to see if they can get the funding.”
Did those items NOT removed during the week of June 23 include the following elements, as revealed to the Green Mouse by an observant neighbor?
"You should see the huge vintage back bar and finish carpentry the city allowed someone to strip from the building yesterday."
Thus, we see that buildings be demolished are not being demolished.
A multi-million dollar street improvement, the ultimate success of which is predicated on diverting heavy trucks, is not really intended to divert them.
The Riverfront Amphitheater is unworthy, except for the one day each year when we draw 8,000 people to it. Lewis Carroll had it right.
“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?”