Monday, April 26, 2010


Redevelopment had five public meetings to hear what citizens wanted them to use CDBG money on. This is something Redevelopment themselves came up with before the fifth meeting was ever held.

Neighborhood Tool Bank $15,000:

This is an ongoing activity that will be funded throughout the Five-Year plan. Under this program, tools will be purchased for the purpose of being lent to home owners (others assisting) or rental of tools needed to perform routine home maintenance in the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) area.

1. Who will be running this program?

2. Where will these tools be stored?

3. How much will the fees be?

4. Will they need an office, computer, software, staff, salary, take home car and cell phone?

Whose dumb idea was this anyway?

So Congratulations Citizens of New Albany, our City will be in the "Rental Mart" business!

What will they think of next?

Source: City of New Albany, Indiana Consolidated Plan: Fiscal Years 2010-2014