City Receives State Board of Accounts Audit

The City is proud to share the results of our State Board of Accounts audit. Each year, the State Board of Accounts reviews the finances of state and local government, and is dedicated to providing the citizens of the State of Indiana with complete confidence in the integrity and financial accountability of governments.

“Due to our increased internal controls, and working diligently with Mayor Gahan, department heads and staff members, we have been able to reduce the number of ‘findings’ from State Board of Accounts to 1 – the lowest amount of findings for any municipality in the State of Indiana, according to the State Board of Accounts,” stated Linda Moeller, City Controller.

Mayor Gahan expressed his appreciation to all department heads, the Controller, and City staff for working diligently to ensure the integrity and accountability of all finances in the city. This past year marked the 5th consecutive year that the city ended with a balanced budget.

“I could not be happier with our State Board of Accounts audit,” stated Mayor Gahan. “Since taking office 5 years ago, we have worked hard and successfully operated within our budget, and we will commit to continue making improvements to our financial controls now and in the future.”

Read the full report and supplemental report here:

State Board of Accounts - Financial Statement and Federal Single Audit Report of City of New Albany

State Board of Accounts - Supplemental Compliance Report of City of New Albany


River Run Family Water Park Season Memberships are now available!

Looking for a great way to spend time with the family over the summer? Wanting to get the kids out of the house and more active? Or maybe you are looking for the perfect gift for that special someone.

A season membership to River Run Family Waterpark is the perfect gift!

Last year, we welcomed nearly 40,000 visitors through the gates of River Run. If you weren’t a part of the fun, now is the perfect opportunity to make sure that you don’t miss out when the summer heat returns.


Floyd County Resident Individual - $65
Floyd County Resident Family Pass - $225
(A family pass is 2 adults [18+] and 3 children under 18. Additional children can be added for $45/child)

*NOTE: If there are 3 or fewer persons in a family, it is most cost effective to purchase Individual Season Passes for each person.


Activities, Events, and More!

This year, River Run has TONS of fun activities for you and your family to try.

Swim Lessons: River Run is offering American Red Cross Swim Lessons at River Run Waterpark this summer. Lessons are available to children ages 5-14 years old (all experience levels are accepted!). Three different 2-week sessions will be offered (2 sessions in June, 1 in July). To learn more about swim lessons at River Run, please click HERE or visit

Lap Swim and Water Walking (Free to Season Members!): Beat the heat, and get your morning workout in before the park opens (or in the evening from 5-7pm)! Lap swim in 3 dedicated swimming lanes, or walk against the current in the lazy river for a relaxing workout. More info about this program can be found by clicking HERE or visiting

Want to join the team at River Run?

River Run is currently hiring for assistant aquatics managers, lead guest services, lead lifeguards, guest services, and lifeguards. For more information and to apply, please visit our employment page by clicking HERE or by clicking

Construction on Last Stretch of Ohio River Greenway Project Begins

At this morning’s Board of Public Works and Safety meeting, the Board approved the beginning of construction on the final stretch of New Albany’s commitment to the Ohio River Greenway Project.

Construction will begin shortly, with cranes and materials being moved in this week. Work will then begin on the foundation of the board walk beginning February 6th, and will necessitate driving H-piles (square, structural beams) deep into the ground to secure the structure. The driving of H-piles can be loud at times, but work will be restricted to normal construction hours.

This new construction on the Greenway, combined with Clarksville’s new construction, is an investment of over $10 million towards reconnecting residents of Southern Indiana to the Ohio River. The third section of New Albany's portion of the project is an 80/20 match.  INDOT funds cover 80% of the project cost and New Albany is responsible for the other 20%.

For more information about the history of the Ohio River Greenway Project:

Initial Work on Grid Modernization Begins

Initial work on the Grid Modernization Project, which will transform New Albany’s downtown grid from a 1-way traffic system to 2-way streets, has begun. 

Two initial steps have been taken to start the process: 

1. All non-American with Disabilities Act compliant ramps in the downtown grid system are currently being updated to provide connectivity and access for all that use our downtown sidewalks. 

Working from an inventory that was recently completed by local engineering firm Jacobi, Toombs, & Lanz, Inc., crews have been working since early January on bringing these important infrastructure items up to code. While the largest number of updated ramps are mostly limited to Spring, Market, and Elm streets, side streets with non-compliant ramps are being updated as well. This initial work is expected to be completed by the end of February.

2. Bumpouts on the north side of Market Street are being reconfigured beginning Monday, January 30th.

The bumpouts along the north side of Market Street are being reconfigured in preparation of 2-way traffic along Market Street. By having these bumpouts re-aligned, the city will be able to retain the same number of parking spaces along this corridor when the conversion to 2-way streets is made. During the construction, an estimated 6 parking spaces will be unavailable until the full conversion is made. However, once the 2-way street conversion is complete, all current parking spaces are expected to return.

Future schedule for the Grid Modernization Project

Milling and paving of the downtown grid will begin shortly after asphalt plants reopen in Spring 2017. The project will then begin the installation of a new signalization system, along with accessible pedestrian facilities at each signalized crossings. The contractual completion date for the entire 2-way conversion is September 30, 2017.

Comprehensive Plan Moves to Council for Approval

For over a year, the City has been working hard on updating its Comprehensive Plan. A comprehensive plan outlines public policy with regards to land use, transportation, housing, recreation, and utilities.

Gathering Community Input

The city began by extensively interviewing over a dozen stakeholders, including realtors, educators, developers, neighborhood reps, and others. In September of 2016, a public meeting was held at the Calumet Club, with all residents invited to attend and provide their thoughts on how to best move the city forward. The city also received over 700 responses from residents to an on-line survey that allowed New Albanians to give feedback on what issues are important to them and what the comprehensive plan should focus on. This is all in addition to the hundreds of hours from volunteer steering committee members that helped guide and shape the plan based on input directly from residents.

Highlights of the Plan

The comprehensive plan that will go before the City Council for approval outlines the future development for the city, including additional latitude for zoning and code enforcement. It also includes protections for the knobs, one of our most treasured natural resources. Additionally, the comprehensive plan details goals for the decentralization and modernization of public housing.

“The comprehensive plan focuses on creating a more environmentally aware plan for future development and redevelopment of New Albany,” stated Scott Wood, Director of Planning and Zoning.

The comprehensive plan also includes strategies for continuing to grow our downtown, protections for adjoining neighborhoods, and a renewed focus on making New Albany a more walkable and pedestrian friendly city.