Previously at NAC:
New Albany's new slogan: "Truck Through City" ... Part 95: It's the return of 18-wheeler pinup porn and utter Bored of Works indifference.
The same people guarding the public participation gates on behalf of those other people who blithely toss millions of dollars at lifeguards and Indy property developers are flustered by a street piano -- again.
What is this, anyway? "Mayor Jeff Gahan Presents Groundhog Day?"
New Albany continues to review street piano request, by Daniel Suddeath (N and T)
Months after initially bringing the request to the Board of Public Works and Safety, local resident Hannegan Roseberry was told Tuesday that she will likely need a Certificate of Appropriateness, or COA, from the New Albany Historic Preservation Commission to proceed with installing the street piano.
Roseberry is seeking approval to have the piano placed under the awning of Jimmy’s Music Center from Labor Day through the Harvest Homecoming celebration in early October as part of a public arts project ...
... However, Warren Nash, president of the board of works, said a COA will be needed because the installation would be located in an historic preservation commission.
There are several tables, signs and other items placed on sidewalks throughout downtown, Roseberry said. She questioned whether those businesses were also required to obtain a COA.
Nash said he was “not sure” if all had.
“It’s not easy to enforce that or police it either,” Nash said.
Nash & Co. have had more than a month to think about it -- and the very best they can do is fabricate hooey about a Certificate of Appropriateness from the New Albany Historic Preservation Commission.
Roseberry said later Tuesday that after speaking with a representative of the preservation commission, she was informed the body had never required a COA for an art installation.
Is there anyone on Planet Earth surprised by the preservation commission's befuddlement?
Is there anyone surprised by the Bored of Works all-purpose bewilderment?
Does the piano itself have poisonous tentacles?
Are the boarders themselves tone deaf?
Must public art in New Albany ALWAYS begin AND end with dogs playing poker?
Does the down-low Gahan team even begin to grasp how petty and vindictive it is beginning (?) to look?