Don’t forget: Back door New Albany sewer rate increases are on tap at city council this Thursday. Are you down with this?


The city council meets this Thursday (December 15) at 7:00 p.m. in the Romper Room on the third floor of the City County Building. Annual sewer rate hikes according to consumer price indexing were tacked at the last minute onto an otherwise reasonable sewer project bonding ordinance, and received approval on the first two of three readings at last week’s council meeting.

At last week’s meeting, administration and council proponents were not able to provide any concrete details as to the workings of this CPI mechanism, and this is reason enough to detach it from the ordinance and submit separately once these relevant details have been provided.  

Given the mayor’s zeal in increasing expenditures, do you really want him saying “trust us, we’ll figure it out later” on something as important as guaranteed annual sewer rate increases?

Following are links to recent NAC articles, followed by contact information for city councilmen. Please make your views known to them.

In a major victory for practical stenography, chain newspaper belatedly gets wind of sewer rate increases, helpfully regurgitates Jeff Gahan’s talking points, reinforces status quo. Um, thanks.

Contact your council representatives before it’s too late.

At-Large – David Aebersold (R), Voted FOR
(812) 944-9823,

At-Large – David C. Barksdale (R), Voted FOR
(812) 945-1839,

At-Large – Al Knable, MD (R), Voted AGAINST
(502) 386-5051,

1st District – Dan Coffey (I-D), Voted FOR
(502) 797-8347,

2nd District – Robert Caesar (D), Voted FOR
(812) 945-8744,

3rd District – Greg Phipps (D), Voted FOR
(812) 949-8317,

4th District – Patrick McLaughlin (D),Voted FOR
(812) 949-9140,

5th District – Matt Nash (D), Voted FOR
(502) 718-4986,

6th District – Scott Blair (I), Voted AGAINST
(812) 697-0128,