If you’re a people, you can speak tonight about stormwater at Mr. Coffey’s public meeting.


The obvious source of the West End’s stormwater drainage problems is the gigantic earthwork supporting the Interstate highway. Take out the Interstate, and replace it with a Galligan canal, and — voila!

$6 million bond, drainage topic of public forum in New Albany; Coffey pushing for more west end improvements, board says work based on plan, by Daniel Suddeath

NEW ALBANY — Residents will be given the opportunity to speak about drainage and a proposed $6 million loan for New Albany stormwater projects during a public meeting Wednesday.

New Albany City Councilman Dan Coffey — who has been outspoken in his criticism of the stormwater master plan that is being used to determine the projects — said he’s hosting the forum so residents can have input before a vote is taken on the bond.

“There’s real questions about the way the stormwater [utility] has operated, and also their supposed engineering study, and I want the people to have a chance to speak,” Coffey said Friday.

He pledged to host three public meetings in the coming weeks across the city, as the first one will begin at 6 p.m. in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Library.