Join me at Thursday’s city council meeting.

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In order to come back, one must have gone away.

It will delight Bob Caesar to learn that my self-imposed six-month moratorium on city council meeting attendance has expired, and on Thursday evening it is my intention to find the usual nickel seat in the peanut gallery for the floor show.

If ever there was need of a cash bar, it is twice monthly on the third floor. But that’s why they make flasks.

Even regular blog readers may be surprised to learn that I haven’t attended a council meeting since July. This might be the longest such streak of my non-attendance since the inception of NA Confidential.

The Reisz Mahal luxury city hall relocation fix was appalling, and the immediate aftermath of “Republican Barksdale Helps Make Democratic Party Special Interests Great Again” was concurrent with the advent of Pints&union, which initially precluded attendance for Thursday evening council gatherings, with or without an air sickness bag.

In fact, my absence has had much more to do with work than grand statements. I might have trekked to the third floor for two or three Monday gatherings, but in the end it just seemed like a good idea to hike up into the Sierra Maestra instead — or maybe Silver Hills — and begin plotting the next stage of the revolution.

It’s a new year with new priorities. Someone told me there’s a local election this year. Does Greg Phipps have an opponent yet? Hmm.

#FreeDistrictThree has a nice ring, doesn’t it?

THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CIVIL CITY OF NEW ALBANY, INDIANA, WILL HOLD A REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING IN THE THIRD FLOOR ASSEMBLY ROOM OF THE CITY/COUNTY BUILDING ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019 AT 7:00 P.M.


INVOCATION: To be given by ministers of different faiths, if present. If none are present, then a moment of reflection.


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:


ROLL CALL:


APPROVAL OR CORRECTION OF THE FOLLOWING MINUTES:


Regular Meeting Minutes for January 8, 2019.


COMMUNICATIONS – COUNCIL:


COMMUNICATIONS – MAYOR:


COMMUNICATIONS – OTHER CITY DEPARTMENTS OR CITY OFFICIALS:


REPORTS – COMMITTEES, BOARDS OR OTHER OFFICIALS AS REQUESTED BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE COUNCIL:


APPROVAL OF CF-1 FORMS:


INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES: READING


INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS:


COMMUNICATIONS – PUBLIC: R-19-01 (PAAR, LLC)


COMMUNICATIONS – PETITIONER: R-19-01 (PAAR, LLC)


R-19-01 Resolution Concerning State of Benefits for PAAR, LLC by the Common Council of the City of New Albany (Caesar)


BOARD APPOINTMENTS:


COMMUNICATIONS – PUBLIC (NON-AGENDA ITEMS):


BOARD APPOINTMENTS:


STANDING COUNCIL COMMITTEES


BUDGET
DEVELOPMENT & ANNEXATION
RULES & FINANCE
PUBLIC UTILITIES & TRANSPORTATION
POLICE DEPARTMENT
SCHOOL & LIBRARY
PUBLIC WORKS
PUBLIC SAFETY & TRAFFIC
FIRE DEPARTMENT


COMMISSION & BOARD APPOINTMENTS


HORSESHOE BOARD
PLAN COMMISSION
BUILDING AUTHORITY
ZONING APPEAL BOARD
DEVELOP NEW ALBANY
SOLID WASTE
PARKS & RECREATION
URBAN ENTERPRISE
REDEVELOPMENT
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
BUILDING COMMISSION
ANIMAL CONTROL
HEAD START
HUMAN RIGHTS
HISTORIC PRESERVATION
TREE BOARD


COMMUNICATIONS – PUBLIC (NON-AGENDA ITEMS):


ADJOURN:


INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES WHO MAY REQUIRE SPECIAL ASSISTANCE TO ATTEND THE ABOVE MENTIONED MEETINGS MAY MAKE THEIR REQUEST KNOWN BY CONTACTING THE CITY CLERK IN ROOM 332 OF THE CITY/COUNTY BUILDING OR BY CALLING 948.5336

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