2021 Annual Report

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NEW ALBANY at a glance • Best city to live in Ohio (according to 24/7 Wall St.) • One of “America’s Best 50 Cities to Live” (according to USA Today) • Tree City USA Community with 25,000 street trees • Population estimate . . . . . . . . 10,825* • Square miles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.05 (approximately 10,915 acres) • Number of homes . . . . . . . . . 3,738 • Residential units per acre . . . . 0.34 (by far the lowest of comparable central Ohio cities) • Lane miles of roadway . . . . . . 285 • Water/sewer line miles . . . . . . 278 • Miles of leisure trail . . . . . . . . 55+ • Median home value . . . . . . . . $497,800 (owner occupied home units) • Median household income. . . $203,409 • High school grad . . . . . . . . . . 98.6%* • College grad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.5%* • Business Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,000+ acres *Source: U.S. Census 2021

18.7 million square feet of commercial space 19,000 employees $6.4 billion in private investment (not counting Intel, which was announced in January 2022)

MES SAGE F RO M CI T Y CO U N C IL While COVID-19 impacted our world and our individual lives greatly during the last two years, 2021 saw great advances to our daily life.

Albany’s very own nature guy, Bill Resch, donated netting, boots and other items for children to safely explore the creek bed in Rose Run Park with their parents.

First, the advent of vaccines made the world safer in 2021, and New Albany’s vaccination rate is more than 83% for those who are currently eligible. Second, these vaccines improved our ability to gather, particularly outdoors, allowing us to celebrate twelve special events during the second half of 2021, including our Independence Day celebrations, the Taste of New Albany, Pelotonia, Touch a Truck, Founders Day, the A&F Challenge, the New Albany Walking Classic, Oktoberfest, the Thanks For Giving 4 Miler, and our holiday tree lighting. We also officially dedicated Rose Run Park, the Charleen & Charles Hinson Amphitheater, and our very own Miracle Field, Mirolo Field at ADS Stadium, giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy playing the game of baseball. These three community assets are going to be special places for decades to come, and New

Speaking of events and celebrations, we approved a DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area) for the areas around Market & Main Street, the Market Street extension where the Oktoberfest event currently takes place, and Dublin-Granville Road corridor that includes Rose Run Park, the McCoy Center and the new Hinson Amphitheater. This DORA will provide opportunities for residents to purchase a drink from restaurants located in the DORA and be able to walk anywhere within the designated DORA area with that drink during the designated DORA times. This will make our community events even more festive while also providing additional business opportunities for our local restaurant partners. We were able to celebrate new and expanding businesses in our New Albany

Mirolo Dream Field at ADS Stadium dedication ceremony


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International Business Park, including Amgen, Lower, Hims/Hers, and BrewDog (and, in January 2022, Intel, which you can read more about on page 24 of this report). We approved the Engage New Albany Strategic Plan, financed a $230,000 solar panel project at the public service department and created a Sustainability Advisory Board to assist us in our environmental efforts. We began implementing our Parks Framework Plan, and we accepted recommendations from our IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Action) Committee. We commenced construction on Phase 1 of the US 62/SR 161 interchange project and continue design of the Market Street extension to the east of Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road. Our staff won numerous national, state and local awards for financial reporting and communications excellence, and New

Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area

Albany maintained its “double triple A” bond rating, the highest rating possible. We buried a time capsule in Rose Run Park, to be opened 50 years from now in the year 2071, commemorating not only the official dedication of the park, but also life in New Albany during this unique point in time between the pandemic and a myriad of other social issues we are all working through. Thanks so much to our community partners who took part in this project as well, including the New AlbanyPlain Local Schools, the Community Foundation, the Chamber, Facebook, Founders Day, Healthy New Albany, our library, symphony and historical society. In November, City Council incumbents Kasey Kist, Matt Shull and Chip Fellows were all re-elected to new terms on New Albany City Council through December 31, 2025. They were joined by Andrea Wiltrout, who was also elected to City Council for the first time to a term that also expires December 31, 2025. Prior to her

Time capsule at Rose Run Park

Andrea Wiltrout

election to City Council, Wiltrout served on the New Albany Planning Commission, New Albany Board of Zoning Appeals, the Leisure Trail Master Planning Steering Committee and the New Albany Women’s Network.

The year 2021 marked the last of Colleen Briscoe’s tenure on City Council. Briscoe, who did not seek re-election in November 2021, was first elected mayor in November 1995, and she served as mayor or City Councilwoman for the last quarter century. During her tenure, New Albany’s population grew from 2,000 to nearly 11,000; the New Albany International Business Park, which in 1996 was more vision than reality, has grown to represent more than $6 billion in private investment, 19,000 employees and nearly 19 million square feet of commercial space; and our leisure trail network now exceeds 55 miles, connecting all facets of the city. Colleen always had New Albany’s best interests in mind during her decades in office, and we are thankful for her service. You can read more about Colleen’s tenure on page 14. Community connects us here in New Albany and we are grateful for the opportunity to serve you.

NEW ALBANY CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS Front row from left: Sloan Spalding, Mayor Matt Shull Chip Fellows Kasey Kist Back row: Mike Durik Marlene Brisk Colleen Briscoe, President Pro Tempore* *Colleen Briscoe retired from City Council on December 31, 2021.

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C I T Y C OUN CI L SLOAN SPALDING, MAYOR mayor@newalbanyohio.org voicemail: 614-939-4019

Sloan and his wife Jennifer have been New Albany residents since 2002 and are the proud parents of three boys. The Spalding family is very active in New Albany youth sporting leagues, charity walks and runs, community events, the New Albany Symphony and Pelotonia. Sloan was elected mayor in 2015 and 2019 after having been elected twice to City Council. Prior to being elected to Council, Sloan served New Albany on the Personnel Appeals Board, Planning Commission, and was the Chair of the 2009 Charter Review Commission. Prior to moving to Ohio, Sloan was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Army. COLLEEN BRISCOE, President Pro Tempore (retired from City Council Dec. 31, 2021) Colleen and her husband, Bob Berry, moved to New Albany in 1992. Both their children are New Albany High School graduates.

Sloan Spalding


Colleen Briscoe

Colleen served as New Albany’s mayor from 1996-2003, and has served on City Council since her term as mayor ended. As a member of City Council, Colleen has been council’s representative to the Planning Commission, Economic Development Commission, and Community Improvement Corporation. In addition to volunteer work at various events in New Albany, Colleen served on the Founders Day Committee and the New Albany Community Foundation Board. MARLENE BRISK (President Pro Temp as of Jan. 1, 2022) mbrisk@newalbanyohio.org voicemail: 614-939-4021

Marlene and her husband Jim have been residents of New Albany since 2004. They have three daughters, all who graduated from New Albany High School. Marlene served on the New Albany Board of Zoning Appeals from 2010-2014 and on the Steering Committee to the Western

Marlene Brisk

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Mike Durik

Licking County Accord from 20152017. In 2014, she was the first woman appointed to the New Albany Planning Commission, where she served until becoming a member of City Council in 2016. She is a graduate of the New Albany Citizen Police Academy and of the first class of “Leadership New Albany”, coordinated by the New Albany Chamber of Commerce. As a member of City Council, Marlene has served as Liaison to the Board of Zoning Appeals and to the New Albany Plain Local School District. She is currently the Council Liaison to the Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Action (IDEA) Committee. She is a member of the Grant and Non-Profit Funding Committee and also serves on the Healthy New Albany Steering Committee and the New Albany Bridges Steering Committee.


Chip Fellows

Matt Shull

Kasey Kist

mdurik@newalbanyohio.org voicemail: 614-939-4022

Mike has lived in New Albany since 1993 and is the parent of two adult children. He has served on City Council since 2017 and is currently Council Liaison to the Architectural Review Board and Plain Township. Prior to that, Mike served on several city boards and commissions, including the Economic Development Commission, Zoning Appeals Board, Planning Commission, and the steering committee for the Western Licking County Accord. In addition, Mike has served on the boards of the New Albany Chamber of Commerce and Healthy New Albany. CHIP FELLOWS cfellows@newalbanyohio.org voicemail: 614-939-4023

Chip and his wife Teresa are proud New Albany residents. He has lived in New Albany since 2001 and has two daughters.

Andrea Wiltrout

Chip has served on City Council since 2006. During his tenure, he has been Council Liaison to the New Albany-Plain Local School District, Board of Zoning Appeals, Charter Review Commission, Parks and Trails Advisory Board, and the Grants and Non-Profit Funding City Council Subcommittee. Prior to his City Council tenure, he was on the New Albany Community Events Board and the Architectural Review Board. KASEY KIST kkist@newalbanyohio.org voicemail: 614-939-4025

Kasey and his wife Rebecca have lived in New Albany since 2004. They have two sons who attend the New Albany-Plain Local Schools. Kasey has been a City Council member since 2018 and currently serves as Council Liaison to Public Utilities and the New Albany-Plain Local Schools. He also chairs the Administration Standing

Committee, which includes overseeing boards and commissions. Prior to serving on City Council, Kasey was a member of the Rocky Fork Blacklick Accord, Parks and Trails Steering Committee, Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning Commission. He is also co-founder of the Thanks for Giving 4 Miler, an annual Thanksgiving Day event based in New Albany that raises funds for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, LifeCare Alliance, and the New Albany Community Foundation. MATT SHULL mshull@newalbanyohio.org voicemail: 614-939-4024

Matt and his wife Vickey have been New Albany residents since 2000, and their son and two daughters all graduated from New Albany High School. Matt received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University. He recently retired from Pfizer Inc. Matt

was appointed to City Council in 2016 to replace Sloan Spalding, who vacated the Council position when he became mayor. Matt was re-elected by New Albany residents in 2017, and again in 2021. As a member of City Council, Matt has served as the Council Liaison to the Architectural Review Board and Charter Review Commission. He currently serves as the Council Liaison to Planning Commission, Council Representative to the Joint Parks and Recreation, Council Member to the Community Improvement. ANDREA WILTROUT awiltrout@newalbanyohio.org voicemail: 614-939-4020

Andrea Wiltrout was elected in November 2021 to the seat vacated by Colleen Briscoe at the end of 2001. Briscoe’s information as a Council member remains in this annual report because she served the entire year of 2021 as a City Councilwoman, but we

wanted to note Wiltrout’s election to City Council. She began her City Council term in January 2022, and she is committed to ensuring that New Albany remains the best place to raise a family. She is focused on developing amenities and programs that will connect the community, and she will work hard to ensure that the voices of all residents of New Albany are heard and celebrated. Before being elected to City Council, she served on the New Albany Board of Zoning Appeals and the New Albany Planning Commission. In addition to serving on City Council, she currently serves on the boards of the New Albany Women’s Network and the New AlbanyPlain Local School District Parent Teacher Organization for the Primary School. More descriptive bio information about each City Council member is available online at newalbanyohio.org/answers/citycouncil-mayor/

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New Albany Government 101

STYLE OF GOVERNMENT New Albany utilizes the Council-Manager form of government, which combines the political leadership of elected officials with the managerial expertise of an appointed, professional city manager who serves as New Albany’s CEO. MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL City Council is the legislative branch of government consisting of seven members, one of whom is the mayor. City Council and mayoral elections are held in November of odd-numbered years and are non-partisan. City Council members are elected by residents to four-year terms. The mayor, in addition to the powers, rights and duties of a City Council member, presides over meetings and acts 8

as a primary spokesperson for the city. The mayor has no veto powers. The current mayor is Sloan Spalding.


City Council has been granted certain powers by the Ohio Constitution, the laws of the State of Ohio and the New Albany Charter. These powers are exercised through the adoption of ordinances and resolutions. Among other things, the New Albany Charter gives City Council the authority to create and abolish departments, commissions, boards and committees, audit accounts and records, conduct inquiries and investigations, levy taxes, enforce laws and regulations, adopt a budget, appropriate funds, adopt building and zoning regulations, and hire a city manager.

• Provide organizational leadership;

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The city manager serves as the community’s CEO and is appointed by City Council to: • Manage municipal operations; • Coordinate and direct the budget process; • Oversee implementation of City Council enacted policies and adopted budgets; • Ensure effective delivery of services to New Albany residents and businesses; • Advise City Council members on policy matters and keep them apprised of municipal operations; • Direct department heads and consultants; and • Implement all fiscal, planning and infrastructure programs.

The current city manager is Joseph F. Stefanov. He has served in this capacity since 2000 and is the longest serving city manager in New Albany’s history. HOME RULE CHARTER Residents approved New Albany’s first charter in 1992, giving the then-village greater local control and flexibility than Ohio’s statutory provisions. The charter is reviewed every ten years and any proposed revisions must be approved by the New Albany electorate before they can be enacted. The last charter was approved by residents in 2019.

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NEW ALBAN Y B O A RD S & C O M M IS S IO NS City boards and commissions play an important role in our local government by evaluating matters of interest and making recommendations to City Council. All board and commission meetings are open to the public. For information about becoming a candidate for a city board or commission, please contact Clerk of Council Jennifer Mason at jmason@ newalbanyohio.org.

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.


Duties: Hear and decide appeals regarding legislation and administrative determinations related to zoning and land use. Also shall hear variances from zoning area regulations and general development standards. Subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, compel discovery as needed.

Duties: To address issues of inclusion, diversity and equity in a manner which helps create a better understanding and acceptance of the diverse beliefs and cultures as one community.

Qualifications: Preferred background in design, architecture, landscaping, construction, engineering, city planning or other applicable field. CEMETERY RESTORATION ADVISORY BOARD Meets as necessary

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD Meets the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Duties: Advise City Council and staff on issues related to the restoration of the New Albany Cemetery. Qualifications: No specific qualifications necessary.

Duties: Review plans, drawings, and signage applications. Issue Certificates of Appropriateness for any major or minor environmental or zoning changes. (See NA Code 1157.07.) Hear appeals of staff decisions or interpretations made under New Albany Code section 1157.


Qualifications: Candidate preferably has background in architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, interior design, industrial design, engineering, or other allied design professions.

Qualifications: Prefer experienced business background.

Duties: Trustees adopt by-laws and govern the CIC, handle CIC employee matters, handle CIC financial matters, act as agent of New Albany in certain matters.

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Qualifications: No specific qualifications necessary. INCOME TAX BOARD OF REVIEW Meets as necessary Duties: Hear tax appeals, issue resolutions/ declarations Qualifications: Background in tax law and finance preferred. JEANNE B. MCCOY COMMUNITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS (Appointed by City of New Albany, Plain Township, McCoy Center, New Albany Community Foundation, New Albany Plain Local Schools) Meets the second Thursday of each odd month at 8:00 a.m. Duties: Foster an appreciation of the arts and culture by providing lifelong learning opportunities through education, exposure and participation. Qualifications: No specific qualifications necessary.

NEW ALBANY PARKS & RECREATION (Appointed by City of New Albany, New Albany-Plain Local Schools, and Plain Township) Meets the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Duties: Oversee fiscal operations of the Joint Parks District, approve budgets. Qualifications: No specific qualifications necessary. Preferred background in finance, business, law, or active user of the parks. PARKS & TRAILS ADVISORY BOARD Meets the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Duties: Advisory capacity only, make recommendations regarding parks and trails to council and administration. Qualifications: Preferred background in natural resources, parks, city planning, or an active user of parks and trails. PERSONNEL APPEALS BOARD Meets as necessary Duties: Shall hear appeals from administrative determinations made pursuant to Administrative Code. Qualifications: HR, business, or law background preferred. PLANNING COMMISSION Meets the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Duties: Hear applications for land use, zoning classifications, recommend

legislative actions, review legislation, rules, and regulations re: city planning, land use, and zoning. Qualifications: Preferred background in design, architecture, landscaping, city planning, etc. ROCKY FORK BLACKLICK ACCORD (Appointed by City of Columbus, City of New Albany, Plain Township) Meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Duties: Evaluate applications for rezoning and make recommendations to the planning body of the impacted jurisdiction (Columbus, New Albany, Plain Township) in the RFBA area. Qualifications: No specific qualifications necessary. Preferred background in design, architecture, landscaping, city planning, etc. SUSTAINABILITY ADVISORY BOARD Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Duties: Advise City Council on matters relating to sustainability, promote and communicate sustainability principles broadly among the community and stakeholders, advise and assist City Council and city manager in efforts to make city operations more sustainable. Qualifications: No specific qualifications necessary. Experience in sustainability industries, environmental programs, energy conservation, and/or passion for sustainability a plus. newalbanyohio.org | 2021 New Albany Annual Report


New Albany – Community Connects Us GET CONNECTED, STAY ENGAGED • City Council meetings: typically first and third Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall (99 W. Main Street); meetings open to the public • Online attendance to meetings is available but online participation in the meeting is not available. • City Council members can be contacted via email or phone at newalbanyohio.org/answers/citycouncil-mayor. • City board and commission meetings: those who have an interest attending one of these meetings please see page 10 for a meeting schedule. • For information about becoming a candidate for a city board or commission, please contact Clerk of Council Jennifer Mason at jmason@ newalbanyohio.org. • City website: newalbanyohio.org

• Economic development website: newalbanybusiness.org

• Community Calendar (sponsored and maintained by the New Albany Chamber of Commerce): cm.newalbanychamber.com/events/ calendar or newalbanyohio.org/events

• Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Nextdoor LinkedIn, YouTube)

• Alexa/Google Voice-Activated FAQs

• Innovate New Albany website (a community resource for entrepreneurs): InnovateNewAlbany.org

• New Albany CONNECTS e-newsletter (69 total sent in 2021; subscribe at newalbanyohio.org/subscribe)

ALEXA, ASK NEW ALBANY, OHIO... In a continued effort to offer residents expanded access to city information, the City of New Albany is now among the first communities across the country to create voice-activated FAQs by rolling out new Q&A skills accessible through Amazon Echo and Google Home. Voice activated command systems have grown exponentially, and people will love the ability to have city-related questions answered through voice activation in the comfort of their own homes, even while fixing dinner. To activate the skill, users simply need to tell their respective device, “Alexa, ask New Albany, Ohio…” or “Hey Google, ask New Albany, Ohio…” and follow with your query. Sample queries include: Who is on City Council? When is trash and recycling collection? When is the New Albany Walking Classic? How do I schedule vacation house check? When is leaf collection? How do I apply for a city job? City staff utilized a New Albany company, Buckeye Interactive, to build the technology infrastructure that makes the tools work, and they will continue to help us expand and refine the info database. Still, users are encouraged to ask the question in different ways if they don’t immediately get the answer they desire. Residents can find more information online and even watch a cute video about how the service works at newalbanyohio.org/faq. Ultimately, residents who don’t get answers to their questions by this new tool can also ask them the old fashioned way via email (to info@newalbanyohio.org). Asking via email will allow staff to track the new questions that need to be added in the future.

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Thank You for Your Service, Colleen! When newly-elected City Council members were sworn into office in January 2022, it marked the first year since 1996 that Colleen Briscoe is not serving as either the mayor or a City Council member. After 26 years of service, she decided not to run for reelection. Colleen is not only among a select few who personally witnessed New Albany’s transformation as a community since the early 1990s, she also has wonderful insight as an elected community leader during parts of the last four decades. She sat down prior to her retirement from City Council to share some observations. Do you have any stories that you think might surprise people from those early days? I have two. First, back in the early 1990s, the building of the New Albany we know today had just begun. There was no Market Square, no McCoy Center, no library, there wasn’t much out here at all beyond a hardware store, a small grocery store, an ice cream shop, a restaurant, a gas station and a barber shop. There wasn’t even a true Village Hall. We were nomads as elected officials, gathering for meetings at three different places, including a glorified double wide, a school building and a church, before Village Hall was built in 2000. Second, I distinctly remember when I sat down for a personal sales pitch about New Albany. It occurred in a modular unit on the site of what is now the New Albany Country Club (which hadn’t been built yet), and I listened to the vision of what New Albany was going to be like. They talked about how Jack Nicklaus had signed on to 14 2021 New Albany Annual Report | newalbanyohio.org

build the golf course, and my initial reaction was, sure, you might be using the Nicklaus name, but he’s not really going to be that involved. Then, all of a sudden, the door opens and in walks Jack Nicklaus, to have a meeting about the golf course in another area of the modular unit. What drew you to New Albany originally? We had two small children at the time, and we were living in a home built in the 1920s. My husband wanted a new home, and I wanted my children to be a part of an exceptional school district. It was a big leap, but the schools had hired Ralph Johnson, and I had great faith that good things were going to happen here. What do you think New Albany’s three top accomplishments have been since you began serving? I always talk about the three Ps that New Albany is so good at - planning, prioritizing and partnering - and for me, it starts with planning. It’s funny, I just reviewed our first strategic plan from 1998, and we got so much right, including the creation of the Rocky Fork Blacklick Accord with Columbus and Plain Township, and the need for a town center, public open spaces and leisure trails, one school campus, and traffic and transportation planning. That planning, along with setting priorities and creating great partnerships both in and out of the community, made fantastic projects possible like our library, the McCoy Center, the Heit Center, Market Square, Rose Run Park, and the Hinson Amphitheater. It’s rare when the outcome is even greater than

the original vision, but I think that has happened here in New Albany. Besides those three Ps, two other things have been vital to our success as a community – our New Albany International Business Park and hiring the right city staff to oversee the implementation of our vision. Our business park has been the catalyst for revenue generation for our city and our schools, something that greatly benefits every resident, and our city staff has overseen so many different projects that make New Albany such a special place You’ve been a part of not only tremendous growth, but tremendous change, during your time as Mayor and City Council member. What has serving New Albany meant to you personally? First, it’s been an honor to be elected and serve all of this time. I don’t take that trust of the people, or my obligation to them, lightly. Early on, there was a lot to navigate. My mantra back then was, “Change is hard,” and there was a lot of change. There was a lot of anxiety in the community about how to move forward, and there were certainly differences along the way. In those early days, I tried to be as transparent and straightforward as possible. I can honestly say that even with those differences, people in leadership

Colleen Briscoe received the Outstanding Citizen Delta Award from the New Albany Chamber of Commerce. Also pictured: Sloan Spalding and Ian Kalinosky

positions here have always worked for what was best for the community. We let that guide us, and the product of those efforts is so evident today. What kept you wanting to continue to serve? There was always so much left to do. I love the business of running a city, and I enjoyed learning a lot along the way. I also love the process of working with staff and other members of City Council, and I consistently felt like we were heading in the right direction. There is still much left to be done, but there always will be, and I just felt like this was the right time for someone else to be part of the process of moving our community forward. How fulfilled have you been seeing things like Rose Run Park, the buildout of Market & Main, Rose Run Park, the McCoy Center, the Heit Center and the Hinson Amphitheater? As I mentioned, these projects all started with good planning and our commitment as a community to create a true town center more than two decades ago. So it’s been fantastic to see them become a reality. New Albany is a very entrepreneurial community, and we’ve been blessed to have people involved who have been aspirational in their visioning and in projects that would help the community move forward. It really does take a village to run one, and there are so many who care greatly about what happens here. The New Albany Company, the New Albany Community Foundation, our school partners, our parks partners, Plain Township leaders, and our regional and state leadership – they’ve all played a role. And, I must add a special recognition to our individual residents who have stepped up to fill a void, either financially or through their own passions or both, to improve our quality of life. New Albany is a fantastic community that I’ve been blessed to serve, and I’m not going anywhere. I love this place and will continue to call it home.

IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Action) Committee Update ACHIEVING A MORE WELCOMING COMMUNITY As a community that prides itself on being welcoming, we recognize that diversity, inclusion and equity are multifaceted issues to be holistically tackled. Our ability to embrace change is the result of actively collaborating with our residents, business partners and community stakeholders -- listening to them and learning from them -- to create a shared vision for our future that brings people together. If we are to live up to this ideal, it is important for us to celebrate our diversity and aspire to achieve inclusion and equity. Engagement will be a central characteristic that informs and influences this ongoing process of community self-evaluation and improvement to ultimately: • Increase community awareness and educational opportunities around diversity, equity and inclusion; • Strengthen partnerships between the City and community stakeholders to influence, uplift and support existing and emerging IDEA initiatives in New Albany; • Align diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility practices in the City’s daily work; and • Increase full and diverse participation in all City projects and initiatives. We wish to thank the following individuals who generously contributed their time and insight to assist in developing recommendations for building a more welcoming and inclusive New Albany, and to the consultants who guided us through the process: (Committee members) Ben Collins, Nicole Dempsey, Angela Douglas, Vida Farwana, LaVerne Fudge-Williamson, Ofra Eliav Greenshtein, Mohit Gupta, Abraham J. Jacob, Kimberly Lee Minor, Paul Naumoff, Nwando Olayiwola, MD, Shohba Painter, Anita Patel, Benjamin Reid, Tiana Samuels, Renee Shumate, Jennie Wilson; (City staff) Joe Stefanov, Adrienne Joly, Jennifer Mason, Lindsay Rasey, Chris Christian; (Consultants) Lisa White, PhD, and Courtnee Carrigan. The full IDEA Report can be viewed online at newalbanyohio.org/answers/idea.

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Invest in Projects and Programs that Enhance the Quality of Life ROCKY FORK METRO PARK To date, the City has contributed more than $4 million to this park, which consists of more than 1,200 acres of land, three miles of trails, horse trails, shelter and playground areas, and New Albany’s dog park. This park provides a wonderful natural area for our residents while reducing the potential for thousands of homes in the area. ROSE RUN PARK PARKS & OPEN SPACE UPDATE

City Council Invests Millions into Parks, Playgrounds & Trails Did you know that counting the Rocky Fork Metro Park, more than 2,000 acres of land in New Albany are dedicated to parks and green space and nearly every New Albany neighborhood is within a quarter mile of a park? This is by design. Before any future subdivision is built, the developer must first dedicate 20% of the overall land use for the subdivision to green space. Then, for every unit built in a subdivision, the developer must add another 2,400 square feet of parkland on top of the original 20% commitment. This is how it becomes possible for nearly every subdivision to be so close to a park.

NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYGROUND UPGRADES In keeping its commitment to parks, City Council recently designated more than $3 million to begin upgrading aged playground equipment in cityowned neighborhood parks. This work began in 2021 with the completion of a Sumption Park playground upgrade, with five more park playground upgrades scheduled to occur in 2022 (Byington, James River, North of Woods/Alpath, Lambton and Planter’s Grove). Once these playground upgrades are complete, all city-owned neighborhood parks will have been updated. (In addition to these playground updates, the City also contributed $250,000 for the pavilions at the community playground located on the school learning campus near the Charleen & Charles Hinson Amphitheater.)

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This project connects people to nature, each other, and our civic assets (including our library, school learning campus, McCoy Center, Heit Center, restaurants and shops, and the new Hinson Amphitheater) in the heart of town. Park amenities include Raines Crossing, which literally bridges all of these assets; dedicated walking and bike trails; a birch walk; a natural creek area where kids and adults can play; a children’s playground; a bike fix-it hub; and the Marx Library Garden, a wonderful place that can play host to smaller-scale community events. DublinGranville Road also received extensive upgrades to make the entire area safer for pedestrians and children around the school learning campus area.

community feedback during the “Engage New Albany” strategic planning effort in 2019. As a result, a lot of effort has gone into designing and constructing these types of parks that offer distinctive playgrounds, water features, ample parking and other play areas. Construction of the first phase of the 100-acre Taylor Farm Park, located west of Harlem Road and north of DublinGranville Road, has begun, with initial features that include three miles of new leisure trails, play structures, bird watching areas and parking. Future construction phases could include water play areas and the restoration of a barn and farm house on the property, which dates back to the 1800s. The City received an $800,000 Clean Ohio Fund grant for the acquisition of this land, with the promise that the name of the park would recognize the Taylor family. The City also has conceptual plans for Kitzmiller Park, along Kitzmiller Road north of Smith’s Mill Road. This land, also acquired with the help of state and federal grants, could eventually include unique play structures, splash pads and other water features, gathering spaces, and other unique features that will draw people to the area to connect, play and enjoy.



The lack of larger regional destination parks became apparent through

Plans call for Rose Run Park to be extended south of Main Street, where

a beautiful Veterans Memorial is being planned next to Village Hall. Founders Field is also being created in this space as a nod to New Albany’s original Founders Cemetery, making this area a wonderful venue for reflection and a fantastic new expansion to the original Rose Run Park. LEISURE TRAILS Our leisure trail network now measures more than 55 miles in length, connecting all facets of our community, including neighborhoods, parks, restaurants and shops, the New Albany International Business Park and our school learning campus. CHARLEEN & CHARLES HINSON AMPHITHEATER This 800+ seat amphitheater, built along the Rose Run Corridor adjacent to the school learning campus, will serve as a wonderful community gathering spot for decades to come. In addition to the City’s investment for this amphitheater, we want to thank the Hinson family for stepping up to help make this project a reality, as well as Plain Township, the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts. MIRACLE FIELD Mirolo Dream Field at ADS Stadium, New Albany’s very own Miracle Field, was the vision of resident Dr. Kevin Klingele, who wanted to provide everyone an opportunity to play baseball, no matter their special need. Four years and more than a million dollars in donations later, that vision became a reality, with hundreds of people coming out to witness an emotional field dedication and watch their loved ones play in a baseball game. Mirolo Dream Field at ADS Stadium is in Swickard Woods Park, between the K-1 building and the Plain Township Aquatic Facility. newalbanyohio.org | 2020 New Albany Annual Report


Solar Panel Project Latest Example of New Albany’s Commitment to Environmental Sustainability If you’ve driven past the City of New Albany Public Service complex at Bevelhymer Road and Walnut Street lately, you may have noticed a major addition. This past September, the City completed a six-week project to install a solar panel system on our garage building roof. The roof’s size, orientation, pitch, and material construction made it a perfect fit for this project. With environmental sustainability as one of our community pillars, the City is doing its part to foster and encourage the adoption of alternative energy sources. At a cost of just over $230,000, the project is a significant investment that will produce long-term savings. The solar panels are expected to produce up to 131,166 KWh (Kilowatt hours) of power annually, essentially cutting our electricity costs at the public service complex in half. Also, the projected 30year lifespan of the panels will allow the

project to pay for itself. More importantly, this particular project will protect our environment by removing 112 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually from the air… that is the equivalent of planting 2,800 new trees! Efforts like this solar panel installation follow the recommendations of the Engage New Albany Strategic Plan, which encourages the adoption of alternative energy sources within the city. Anyone interested in pursuing solar energy projects should schedule a consultation with our community development team (development@newalbanyohio.org or 614939-2254). Plan submittals would be required for all commercial and residential solar projects along with building, electrical and zoning permits. Each residential area would also require an approval from the homeowner association, if there is one.

City Council Creates Sustainability Commission This nine-member commission, created by City Council in 2021 as part of Engage New Albany strategic planning efforts, has determined that their first courses of action will be to: • Determine locations for composting stations across New Albany where residents may drop off materials. • Study and determine which form of renewable energy will be the best for the collective community to undertake; and • Develop educational programs based on sustainable policies. • More information will be forthcoming on social media, online, and in direct city communications to residents, as the commission’s future actions unfold. Stay tuned. 18 2021 New Albany Annual Report | newalbanyohio.org

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Invest in Infrastructure that Encourages Private Development NEW ALBANY INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PARK >$6.4 billion in private investment, 18.7 million square feet of commercial space, 19,000 employees, 6,000+ acres (not counting Intel’s recent announcement) Corporate partners include Abercrombie & Fitch, AEP, Aetna, Amazon.com, Amgen, AWS, Bath & Body Works, Facebook, Google, Hims/Hers and Lower.

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NEW ALBANY LAND USE at a glance 17.05 Total Square Miles (approximately 10,915 acres)





While best known for its miles of iconic white horse fence and Georgian architecture, New Albany is home to the New Albany International Business Park, one of the largest planned commercial office parks in Ohio. Located within 500 miles of half the U.S. and Canadian population, the park has four interchanges along SR 161 and represents more than $6.4 billion in private investment, 19,000 employees, and nearly 19 million square feet of commercial space.

Civic, Institutional, Governmental


9.66% PARKS/OPEN SPACE Counting Rocky Fork Metro Park, there are more than 2,000 acres of parks and open space in or abutting New Albany. Tree City USA community since 2009, maintaining 25,000 street trees 55+ miles of leisure trails connecting all facets of New Albany Park or open space is within ¼ mile of most neighborhoods

RESIDENTIAL 3,738 total households 0.342 units per acre, the lowest residential density (by far) of all comparable central Ohio cities newalbanyohio.org | 2021 New Albany Annual Report


Economic Development Matters Everyone benefits from the companies who call New Albany home. The recent opening of Rose Run Park and the Charleen & Charles Hinson Amphitheater are the latest examples of how New Albany and its community partners continue to invest in amenities that enhance the quality of life for residents and employees. The pace at which we have been able to achieve an enviable work-life balance that

underscores our connected, welcoming and accessible character is the result of the tremendous growth in private investment in our community – a 700 percent increase in just 12 years. When businesses invest in New Albany, it’s a win-win for residents and employees. Our success in attracting new business, while supporting the growth of existing ones, allows us to do more while reducing the tax burden for residents. In fact, income taxes from businesses and employees in the New Albany International

Business Park now account for the vast majority of the city’s general fund revenues. These revenues support services and amenities that go well beyond police, roads, maintenance, leaf collection and snow removal. Businesses also become partners with private, nonprofit and community sectors helping to strategically shape the physical and social fabric of our city. For instance, after years of careful planning, our Village Center continues to evolve as a central social and cultural district that encourages interaction with each other and the environment. In August, the 800-seat Charleen & Charles Hinson Amphitheater opened, adding another cultural asset adjacent to the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts and within New Albany-Plain Local School’s 200-acre learning campus.

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The new performance venue and community gathering spot is the result of an initiative spearheaded by the New Albany Community Foundation that brought together private donors, businesses and the city. Financial support, including a generous contribution of $600,000 from the Hinson family, paved the way. The City contributed $1 million to the project and owns and maintains the facility, with

scheduling assistance from CAPA for some community programs. For the next five years, New Albany plans to invest $1.3 million annually to create destination parks, add active recreation options, expand our leisure trail network and improve neighborhood pocket playgrounds and nature preserves. We are also working toward our commitment to have leisure trails within a 10-minute walk of more than 90% of residents. Additionally, the City has earmarked $1 million to design the extension of Rose Run Park to the east along the creek that will include a new Veterans Memorial featuring an Honor Wall, Heroes Walk and Founders’ Wall. In New Albany, our forward-thinking, inclusive planning process informs and influences everything we do. Our

founding pillars – lifelong learning, health and wellness, arts and culture and environmental sustainability – ensure that we remain committed to maintaining our community’s distinct character and reputation as one of USA Today’s Best Places to Live. Now, retailers and restaurateurs are recognizing our value as well. International brewer, BrewDog, has added its fourth location in central Ohio and its sixth location in the country here in New Albany. Retailers such as W Nail Bar and Buff City Soap recently located here. We are planning a future that recognizes the critical importance of quality of life to our residents as well as businesses seeking to attract talent. Companies of all sizes now factor quality-of-life variables into their location decisions. Increasingly, talented workers want to live in communities that are attractive, vibrant and safe. Competing for success in a global marketplace means creating places where workers, entrepreneurs, and businesses want to live, locate, invest and expand. It’s why we have made tremendous strides in turning our vision of a stronger, healthier, greener and better community into a reality.

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Welcome to New Albany, Intel! While the announcement occurred in January 2022, it’s simply too big not to include in this annual report. On January 21, Intel announced it selected the Licking County portion of the New Albany International Business Park as the location for a $20 billion+ chip manufacturing project. The company plans to build two state-of-the-art factories by 2025. Intel Ohio could become one of the largest semiconductor manufacturing sites in the world over the next decade. The megaproject may be the largest single private sector company investment in Ohio’s history, expected to ultimately generate more than 20,000 jobs in the state, including 3,000 direct Intel jobs earning an average of $135,000 per year;

7,000 construction jobs over the course of the build; and 10,000 additional indirect and support jobs including contracted positions, electricians, engineers, and jobs in restaurants, healthcare, housing, entertainment and more. The project is expected to add $2.8 billion to Ohio’s annual gross state product.

Why the Project is Important FOR NEW ALBANY Well-paying jobs increase local income tax revenues, which provide local funds to expand park opportunities, build roads and leisure trails, and continue our high level of city services. “This is a big win for our nation and our state, and locally, it’s important to note that we are ready for this project,” said New Albany Mayor Sloan Spalding. “This project fits

within the parameters of our business park, where 19,000 people already work. We’ve been planning roads and other critical infrastructure for years, and with assistance from our other project partners, we will ensure that the infrastructure for this project will be in place in a way that supports our entire community. Governor Mike DeWine is on record for the need for the state to commit funds to widen State Route 161.” FOR OHIO Intel’s investment here places Ohio at the forefront of solving a national challenge while creating thousands of well-paying jobs through Intel and its cadre of suppliers, which will be located in nearly every county in Ohio. With recent commitments from Facebook, Google, AWS, Amgen, and now Intel, Ohio is at the forefront in creating technology and STEM-related jobs, and the state’s secondary and higher education system will greatly benefit from this investment. “Today’s announcement is monumental news for the state of Ohio,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “Intel’s new facilities will

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be transformative for our state, creating thousands of good-paying jobs in Ohio manufacturing strategically vital semiconductors, often called ‘chips.’ Advanced manufacturing, research and development, and talent are part of Ohio’s DNA, and we are proud that chips – which power the future – will be made in Ohio, by Ohioans.” FOR OUR NATION Intel is one of the largest chip manufacturers in the world and boosting U.S. production of chips is critical at this time to address the global shortage of chips needed for automobiles, appliances, computers and many other consumer products. Even more important than products, chip production is a matter of national security with so many of our defense systems being chip reliant. STAY TUNED There is much work ahead. New Albany leaders will continue to work collaboratively with regional, state and federal officials, as well as Intel, to move this project forward in a manner consistent with our economic development plan and the high standards we’ve established and maintained in our business park for the past two decades. For more information on Intel’s plans in Ohio and its commitment to the community, visit NewAlbanySiliconHeartland.com.

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Pursue Continual Service and Operations Improvements • Coordinated logistical support for 12 special events, including Independence Day, Founders Day, Healthy New Albany-related events, Oktoberfest, and Thanks for Giving 4 Miler


• Completed Sumption Park playground renovation; began process for renovations at six other pocket park playgrounds throughout New Albany in 2021 & 2022

• Total Inspections: 6,814

• Began implementing Phase 1 improvements to Taylor Farm Park • Buried 2021 time capsule in Rose Run Park, to be opened in 2071

2021 ADMINISTRATION QUICK FACTS • Managed hiring process for 21 seasonal and staff positions, as well as two promotional processes for the police department • Modernized the hiring process by implementing online applicant management system • Coordinated virtual learning to support job-related and compliance training as well as wellness programming. • Led “Engage New Albany” strategic planning initiative approved by City Council • Processed 351 New Albany Mayor’s Court cases prior to creating a joint Mayor’s Court function with the City of Gahanna

• Created/distributed 69 CONNECTS e-newsletters (subscribe at newalbanyohio.org/subscribe) • Produced more than 72 videos highlighting city services and programs and the staff who provide them, as well as New Albany resident and business features that make New Albany such a special community. (These videos were viewed >387,000 times.) • Won six national awards for community communications efforts Social media • 3.21 million impressions (average of 8,795 daily impressions) • 165,672 engagements (average of 454 daily engagements) • Followed by more than 24,000 accounts across all platforms

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• Acres zoned: 119.52 • Total Permits Issued: 976 • Average time for building permit review: residential: 4.1 days; commercial: 13.0 days • Total residential units: 3,738 • Secured a $365 million investment from Amgen, a leading biotechnology company, to build and operate a new manufacturing facility, thereby further strengthening New Albany’s Health and Life Sciences industry sector. • Continued to advance speculative manufacturing and warehouse development projects to provide timely real estate options for prospective businesses. In 2021, the City entered into economic development incentive agreements for seven speculative industrial developments totaling approximately 2.64 million square feet of new industrial space.

• Continued to work with major employers, especially those with a substantial commercial office footprint, as many of them explore ways to modify their operations to allow greater employee and worksite flexibility. • Partnered with MORPC to promote commuting alternatives. • Commercial square footage under construction: 3,409,803 • Total commercial investment (announcements, construction, granted occupancies): $2,834,094,750 • Partnered with COTA to launch and promote COTA//Plus in a portion of the Business Park with the suspension of Line 45 (New Albany Rush Hour) and SmartRide Design plans produced in 2021 include: • Taylor Farm Park Plan • City Parks Framework Plan • New Albany Veterans Memorial Concept Study • Kitzmiller Wetland Park Vision



• Two officers dedicated to the school learning campus throughout the school year

Basic infrastructure maintained:

• 100+ high school students learned the dangers of impaired and distracted driving through “Maria’s Message” simulators • 526 5th grade and 7th grade students participating in DARE

• 25,000 street trees • 4,968 catch basins • 2,177 sanitary sewer manholes • 1,583 streetlights • 1,463 fire hydrants • 285 miles of roadway

• 600 school staff taught ALiCE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) active shooter threat response training

• 278 miles of water, storm sewer and sanitary sewer lines

• 164 detection K-9 deployments, seizing 351 evidentiary items; six patrol K-9 deployments for searching and tracking purposes

• 25 traffic signals

• Four different series of RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) classes for females aged 18+ (31 total participants)

• 22 bridges • Collected >1 million pounds of leaves • Managed collection of >10 million pounds of trash, recycling and yard waste


• Collected 92.6 pounds of unwanted medications collected through Drug Drop Box (open 24/7/365 at NAPD) • Performed 1,589 vacation house checks (to sign up for a vacation house check, go to newalbanyohio.org/answers/ vacation-checks • NAPD total service training hours: 3,246

Joseph Stefanov, City Manager

Adrienne Joly, Director of Administrative Services

Scott McAfee, Chief Communications & Marketing Officer

Lindsay Rasey, Human Resources Officer

Jennifer Chrysler, Director of Community Development

Bethany Staats, CPA, Director of Finance

Greg Jones, Chief of Police

Mark Nemec, Director of Public Service

Mike Barker, Deputy Director of Public Service

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C I T Y OF NE W A L B A N Y F INA N C E S New Albany finance functions include overseeing fiscal operations, debt issuance, providing an accurate accounting of receipts and disbursements, managing financial investments and coordinating the annual audit. New Albany’s general obligation rating from Moody’s Investors Service is Aaa and from Standard & Poor’s is AAA, the highest ratings possible by those agencies. New Albany is one of only eight Ohio cities, and just 2% of local governments in the country, to obtain this “double triple” rating.

2021 FINANCE QUICK FACTS • New Albany’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, the highest form of governmental accounting recognition from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). • New Albany’s 2021 budget also received GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Award. • Finance staff received the Ohio Auditor of State Award with Distinction for financial reporting. • New Albany’s bond rating: Moody’s – Aaa; Standard & Poor’s – AAA (the highest ratings possible and one of only eight communities statewide to obtain this “double triple” rating) • 85% of all 2021 general fund revenues were derived from income taxes. Most residents do not pay New Albany income taxes because of the City’s 100% income tax credit for income taxes paid by residents to other communities. • Property taxes constituted 5% of general fund revenues for city services. 28 2021 New Albany Annual Report | newalbanyohio.org



In 2021, local income taxes accounted for 85% of all City of New Albany general fund revenues. In Ohio, income taxes are typically paid to the community where people work. Most New Albany residents pay no income tax to New Albany because they are provided a 100% credit for income taxes they pay to the communities in which they are employed. This is why it is so critical to create jobs inside New Albany borders. New Albany levies a 2% local income tax on gross wages, salaries and other personal services compensation. This tax is also levied on net profits of corporations and smaller businesses based here.

Property taxes, which are based on the local tax rate (in mills) and the taxable value of the property, are critical to schools, townships and county-wide service agencies. In 2021, the Franklin County Auditor determined annual property taxes for City of New Albany households to be $2,505.22 per $100,000 fair market value based upon the mills for Tax District 222 – City of New Albany, Franklin County, New Albany Plain Local Schools, Plain Township Fire. (This millage rate does not include the 2.90 mills paid by most New Albany residents to the New Albany Community Authority for debt on the New Albany High School building, Fodor Road improvements, and fire station improvements and equipment.)

2021 Net Annual Tax Estimate

$2,505.22 per $100,000 of Value Source: Franklin County Auditor’s Office

New Albany-Plain Local School District. . . . . . Franklin County BDD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Franklin County Children Services . . . . . . . . Franklin County ADMH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Franklin County County General Fund . . . . . . Franklin County Senior Options . . . . . . . . . Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks. . . Columbus Zoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plain Township . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Columbus Public Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eastland Joint Vocational School . . . . . . . . . City of New Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Albany Joint Parks District . . . . . . . . . Columbus State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$1,520.95 $ 158.60 $ 110.06 $ 72.54 $ 45.02 $ 41.14 $ 27.63 $ 15.80 $ 270.34 $ 63.38 $ 61.25 $ 59.41 $ 42.65 $ 16.45


2021 City of New Albany General Fund Revenue




Source: City of New Albany

• • • • • • • •

5% 85% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 3%

Property Taxes & HSRB Income Taxes Hotel Taxes Other Intergovernmental Charges for Services Fines, Licenses & Permits Interest Income Other Revenues

2021 City of New Albany General Fund Expenses


Source: City of New Albany

• • • • • • • • • • •

17% 8% 13% 2% 7% 1% 4% 2% 4% 2% 40%

Police Community Development Public Service City Council City Manager, Mayor’s Court, IT City Attorney & Legal Services Finance General Administration Land & Building Maintenance Debt Service Transfers & Advances





REVENUES Property Taxes, Homestead & Rollback $ 1,477,289 Income Taxes $27,390,466 Hotel Taxes $ 279,607 Other Intergovernmental $ 201,166 Charges for Services $ 295,299 Fines, Licenses & Permits $ 1,132,329 Interest Income $ 253,024 Other Revenue $ 909,388 Transfers & Advances $ 85,597

$ 1,378,536 $21,965,716 $ 236,594 $ 175,596 $ 148,189 $ 780,433 $ 522,457 $ 1,735,022 $ 275,000

$ 1,329,487 $21,526,836 $ 439,849 $ 59,334 $ 367,692 $ 770,806 $ 701,751 $ 983,157 $ 0

$ 1,230,666 $19,888,263 $ 343,522 $ 38,320 $ 174,044 $ 631,668 $ 376,822 $ 973,563 $ 1,000,000

$ 1,141,832 $16,957,190 $ 328,232 $ 41,408 $ 247,812 $ 733,040 $ 214,976 $ 516,214 $ 0






$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

4,562,983 3,070,696 3,544,372 542,898 2,196,056 252,976 1,220,430 715,663 1,024,989 50,650 644,372 3,865,351

$ 4,153,568 $ 2,561,004 $ 3,393,731 $ 448,993 $ 1,996,667 $ 281,376 $ 1,010,628 $ 673,236 $ 1,044,018 $ 114,878 $ 645,272 $10,843,705

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Total Revenues

EXPENDITURES Police $ 5,514,829 Community Development $ 2,724,727 Public Service $ 4,311,491 City Council $ 666,071 City Manager, Mayor’s Court, IT $ 2,425,195 City Attorney & Legal Services $ 215,658 Finance $ 1,387,894 General Administration $ 682,802 Land & Building Maintenance $ 1,275,964 Capital $ 0 Debt Service $ 674,091 Transfers & Advances $13,397,586

5,042,959 3,054,819 3,729,020 862,254 2,327,447 275,762 1,250,923 586,683 1,471,538 20,581 646,003 2,222,182

3,820,512 2,557,168 2,722,982 404,628 1,709,558 284,487 916,454 529,355 870,238 174,012 869,125 1,655,000






($ 1,252,143)

$ 5,727,372

$ 4,487,476

($ 2,510,208)

$ 3,667,185

Fund balance at beginning of year Lapsed encumbrances

$26,131,806 $ 533,980

$19,777,649 $ 626,785

$14,685,186 $ 604,987

$16,585,078 $ 610,316

$12,298,456 $ 619,437

Fund balance at end of year






Total Expenditures Excess (def ) of revenues over expenditures

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City of New Albany Receives GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award The City of New Albany is pleased to announce that it has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The award represents a significant achievement and reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the City of New Albany had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as: • a policy document; • a financial plan; • an operations guide; and • a communications device. Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and in the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award. When a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is granted to an entity, a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is also presented to the individual(s) or department designated as being primarily responsible for having achieved the award.

City of New Albany Finance Department: (l. to r.) Candy Cook, Drew Turner, Cindy Powell, Bethany Staats, Mike Khoury

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C I T Y CO N TAC TS CITY SERVICE CONTACTS Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 614.855.3913 admin@newalbanyohio.org Community Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . 614.939.2254 development@newalbanyohio.org Community Development Inspection Scheduling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 614.939.2222 City Council. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 614.939.2244 council@newalbanyohio.org Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 614.939.2245 finance@newalbanyohio.org Mayor’s Court. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 614.855.8577 court@newalbanyohio.org Police. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 614.855.1234 info@newalbanypolice.org

NEW ALBANY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND FRANKLIN COUNTY CONTACTS New Albany Chamber of Commerce. . . . 614.855.4400 Franklin County Board of Elections . . . . . 614.525.3100 Franklin County Auditor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 614.525.4663

UTILITIES Electric (AEP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.800.672.2231 Electric, Gas & Propane (The Energy Cooperative). . . . . . . . . 1.800.255.6815 Gas (Columbia Gas) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.800.344.4077 OUPS (Call Before You Dig) . . . . . . . . . 1.800.362.2764 Sewer (City of Columbus). . . . . . . . . . . . . 614.645.8164 Trash (Rumpke). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.800.828.8171 Water (City of Columbus). . . . . . . . . . . . . 614.645.8270

Public Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 614.855.0076 publicservice@newalbanyohio.org

LOCAL INCOME TAX QUESTIONS Regional Income Tax Agency. . . . . . . . 1.866.721.7482

OTHER NEW ALBANY AREA MUNICIPAL SERVICES New Albany-Plain Local Schools. . . . . . . . New Albany Parks & Recreation. . . . . . . . New Albany Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plain Township. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plain Township Fire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plain Township Aquatic Center. . . . . . . . .

614.855.2040 614.939.7275 614.645.2275 614.855.7770 614.855.7370 614.775.9430

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