City Board acts on zoning change, hears MaxxSouth representative

NEMiss.News New Albany Alderman meet 10-5-2021


EDITOR’S NOTE: For the first time, NEMiss.News is providing to its readers a video of a full meeting of the New Albany Board of Aldermen. We may continue this in the future, depending upon reader interest. Click the link below this story to view the video. 


Business before the New Albany city board on October 5 included zoning changes and an appearance by a representative of a local cable television operator.

The Board of Aldermen accepted the recommendation of the zoning board and approved the request by Billy and Martha Kate Wiseman to change the zoning of a portion of the land they own on Martintown Road. The zoning of 1164 Martintown Road was changed from commercial (C-2) to residential (R-1).

Joseph E. “Jody” Steverson introduced himself to the aldermen as the Director of Government and Regulatory Relations for MaxxSouth Broadband. Steverson is also a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing the 4th district ((primarily Tippah County).

Steverson told the aldermen MaxxSouth will be improving service in New Albany by installing additional fiber cable to deliver internet and televisions services. Steverson said MaxxSouth would install up to a hundred miles of new fiber cable by the end of 2021.

Bill Mattox, general manager for New Albany Lights, Gas and Water (NALGW) asked the board to approve a payment of $121,847 to KAJACS Construction for work on the city’s new wastewater treatment facility being built near the town’s northern city limits.

Community Development Director Billye Jean Stroud informed the aldermen that Justin Lee Bartlett had been appointed as the new director of the Magnolia Civic Center. Bartlett replaces Emily Draffen, who resigned after about 20 months in the job because her family is moving to Memphis.

The next regular meeting of the New Albany Board of Aldermen will be at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at City Hall.

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