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New Albany Council Votes Down Solid Waste Department Funding

New Albany Council Votes Down Solid Waste Department Funding

 In a short but contentious special meeting, the New Albany City Council on Monday voted down an ordinance to appropriate $25,000 in EDIT funds to allow Floyd County Solid Waste to continue operations through January.

The measure, put forward by councilman Dan Coffey, had passed first and second readings but was defeated 5-3 with one abstention on the third and final reading.

Kevin Zurschmiede, Diane McCartin-Benedetti and Coffey supported the measure, while Robert Caesar, Greg Phipps, Shirley Baird, Scott Blair and council president Pat McLaughlin voted no. Councilman John Gonder recused himself from the vote.

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