Our Apotheoses Are Marching On: Return to live blogging, Volume 2 (October 5).

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COMMUNICATIONS – PUBLIC (continued):

5. Larry Timperman – for the city of New Albany … Coffey overrules him and says come back during discussion later. Scott Wood agrees to another Coffey rule change.

6. David Andrews – attorney for Georgetown, to reiterate a few points. Speaks about original intent; the climate for sewer plant construction and how hard it is to achieve it; how small $450,000 is as a figure, and how that small of a number could not possibly impact NA ratepayers.

7. Mose Putney – architect for developer Jack Bobo. Questions? Should I speak then or now?

Coffey: “Jumping up three steps, but that’s all right.” Agrees.

COMMUNICATIONS – CITY OFFICIALS:

Benedetti – Flooding issues. She has been going to stormwater meetings. Asks about stormwater borrowing against EDIT rather than borrowing outside as a means of getting some of these projects started.

Pat McLaughlin – wants the discussion of the master plan to be sure and mollify the misunderstandings of the public and their intentional misleading by the council.

Coffey – Notes that the VFW wants to put together an Internet cafe to help our hallowed veterans reach their kids. Appoints Pat to it.

COMMUNICATIONS – MAYOR

Not present.

APPOINTMENTS:

None.

APPROVAL OF CF-1 FORMS:

None.

INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS: READING

R-09-23 Resolution Confirming the Establishment of an Economic Revitalization Area for Matt Chalfant d/b/a Chalfant Industries, Inc. by the Common Council of the City of New Albany (Messer)

Unanimous approval.

R-09-24 Resolution of the Common Council of the City of New Albany Amending the “New Albany-Fringe Area Comprehensive Plan 2020” (Price)

Steve Price wants to set up a committee to study this Master Plan because there are concerns about things, and the state’s about to make all planning illegal because of budget restaints … Messer notes that Price introduced the resolution, there was a second.

Coffey then dramatically says that in spite of Roberts Rules of Order, he’ll be tabling the resolution because “they’ve been working on it for a year, and we’ve only had it for three days.”

A-09-12 Ordinance For Appropriations and Tax Rates Benedetti 1

Kay Garry suggests approving on first reading and then going back for adjustments.

Against: Price, McLaughlin, Benedetti, Gahan, Gonder, maybe everyone else, too, except Messer.

A-09-13 An Ordinance to Fix the Non-Reverting Budgets For the Year 2010 (Zurschmiede1)

Against – enough; rejected it roughly 6-3.

We’re witnessing a nadir even by their standards.

A-09-14 An Ordinance Setting Salaries for the Year 2010 for Non-Bargaining Unit Employees (Gahan 1 )

No: Beaten again, mostly the same votes.

Now we are rushing through the “no” votes as fast as Coffey can take us.

G-09-20 Ordinance To Replace A Tabled Ordinance Seeking A Moratorium on Building Permits (Gonder 1)

Price: Retention ponds?

Gonder: New rules that are more strict must be retroactively rectified by developers.

Gahan, Zurschmiede, Coffey against.

A-09-11 Ordinance Appropriating Funds for One Time Cost Of Living Recognition Payment and Setting Amount Of Payments

Caesar tables it. No objections this time, because caesar did it right.

G-09-19 An Ordinance to Reflect Technical Changes Necessary As a Result of An Agreement With the Town of Georgetown (McLaughlin 3)

Coffey carries it “no” 5-4.

MISCELLANOUS ITEMS:

None.

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