by Michael Monks
The Covington City Commission will meet tonight at City Hall at 6:00PM for its regularly scheduled legislative meeting. On ethe agenda:
- A second reading of the proposed tax amnesty plan which would implement a one-time waiver of penalties for past due occupational license fees, real estate and personal property taxes, waste fees, and unpaid parking tickets. For background on the tax amnesty proposal, click here.
- The commission will vote on whether to approve a contract with Cincinnati-based Management Partners to oversee Mayor Chuck Scheper's department review. Part of the Mayor's 10-point plan is to review each department thoroughly -- he's even footing the bill. Management Partners describes its mission as "to help local government leaders improve the effectiveness of their governments."
- Covington's designated animal control officer will be reassigned as a driver in the public improvements department as part of the City's plan to outsource the job to Kenton County; Additionally, the resignation of a different driver in the public improvements department will be accepted.
- City Commission candidate Greg Paeth will resign from the vacant property review board.
- Former City Commission candidate Fritz Kuhlman will be appointed to the code enforcement hearing board
- Also on the agenda: a pay increase for a firefighter, a pay increase for a police officer, the hiring of a part-time law clerk, an appointment to the board of adjustments, a resolution in support of TANK's efforts in Frankfort to regulate fees at the fiscal court, and a presentation by Fire Chief Chuck Norris on the 2011 Assistant to Firefighters Grant.