ALERT! ALERT! ALERT!
The Mayor has called for a special meeting for this Friday at 3:00PM regarding the Stormwater Drainage plan that was rejected by Council at last Thursday's meeting.
WE MUST APPEAR AT THIS MEETING TO VOICE OUR OBJECTION TO BRINGING THIS RESOLUTION BACK BY CM DONNIE BLEVINS FOR A NEW VOTE DUE TO HIS INTENTION TO CHANGE HIS VOTE!!!
EVERYONE CALL YOUR COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE AND ASK THEM TO VOTE DOWN THIS RIDICULOUS REQUEST FOR $800,000 AND A THIRD SALARY FOR MAYOR GARNER. IT CAN BE DONE WITHOUT THE FEES BEING PLACED ON HOMEOWNERS, AS THE COUNTY HAS DONE, FOR THE INTERIM PERIOD.
The Council voted down the Resolution after much discussion from the Stormwater Advisory Committee which informed them that the proposed rate structure was unfair and the seperate paid 3 member board, headed by Mayor Garner thus allowing him a 3rd salary from the taxpayers of New Albany was unnecessary.
(Read the comments under the "TIF Education" posting for more information)
The vote was 4 against, 3 for, and 2 abstentions (Crump & Blevins).
We found it strange at the time, that the Mayor, nor the City attorney, nor the controller Kay Gerry, who is required by law to attend all Council meetings, were not present.
The time of this meeting called for on Friday will make it difficult for most people to attend due to work obligations, so we need everyone who can get there to be there.
Our friends at the Elks Lodge... we are asking for your help as well. Please come down to the meeting at 3:00 Friday afternoon, third floor, and help us reject this new fee. The Administration is asking for $800K for this project, when it only requires less than $200K be available by May of 2006.
If we do not show up in a force of numbers, they will pass this unnecessary cost on to the taxpayers of New Albany. Can you afford ANOTHER fee?
COUNCIL MEMBERS PHONE NUMBERS ARE LISTED ON THE CITY WEB PAGE.
CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS
COFFEY 949-1262 OR 797-8347
GAHAN 949-9314 OR 987-3262
MESSER 949-9638 OR 727-6809
SEABROOK 944-9644 OR 439-2201