NEW ALBANY —
“We’re not comfortable with working with the way it’s being led now,” Coffey said to the members.
He added Mayor Jeff Gahan also has concerns about the management of the project, but Gahan wasn’t present during the meeting.
No one from the administration addressed the issue of switching leadership for the project either.
In response to Coffey’s comments, Stumler said he disagreed “with almost every word” the councilman said.
“We don’t need the city’s money to continue on” with the current phase of work, Stumler said.
The $75,000 will be needed by the end of the project, he continued, as he added volunteers are actively seeking private donations to help match funds that have already been committed.
Stumler was defeated by Gahan during the 2011 Democratic primary. Nash told Stumler city leaders just want to make sure the work is completed properly.
“Maybe there’s a fine line there, maybe there’s no line at all,” Stumler responded.