WARNING - WARNING - WARNING!!!
There are several important and costly issues that are currently under consideration by the City Council. We here at SOLNA feel that these issues warrant careful consideration and close scrutiny in terms of what events have predicated these issues, how the City of New Albany has been led to this dangerous precipice, and why the decisions being made regarding these issues will be so fundamentally vital to the community's future welfare.
First, let us simply list what we believe are the issues most pertinent to our inquiries and concerns:
1. City Financials
a) 2004 Audit Investigation as recommended by the State
b) Sewage/Sanitation/Drainage/Slush Fund deciphering
c) Budgetary Savings Opportunities
2. Sewer Rate Increases
a) EPA Agreement
b) Sewer Credits & Allotments
c) Necessary Projects & Repairs
d) Financial Statements
3. Stormwater Management
a) Rule 13 Mandate Requirements/Options
b) Funding/User Fee Assessment
c) Board/Staff Composition
d) Proposed Projects
4. Scribner Place Development
a) EDIT Funds
c) Property Tax Encumberment
d) Alternative Community Needs
This is, unfortunately, only a short list of concerns facing the Citizens of New Albany, but these are the things we believe require our immediate attention and discussion.
Of course, we welcome your input on these matters, or any other that you may feel warrants expediated consideration, as we delve further into the details of these issues.
Our goal is to dissiminate as much information to as many of the public as we can. Especially since the NAFC School Board made its disappointing decision concerning airing Council tapes on WNAS, New Albany's original public access channel that was graciously put into the hands of the School Corportion in the first place.
Read about the Tribune's take on this decision Here.