We are reliably informed that the city of New Albany is indeed serious about enforcing the city's safety, hygiene, and property ordinances.
The Board of Public Works & Safety heard from police chief Merle Harl that he has appointed officer Pam Badger to concentrate her efforts on the enforcement of city codes.
Congratulations to Officer Badger, Chief Harl, the BPW, Mayor Garner, the ESSNA, and all the community activists who have fought so long and hard to get this effort under way.
And condolences to the Gang of Four. How can you explain this to your patrons? Enforcement of laws on the books? What a shock?