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Monday, March 5, 2012


by Michael Monks 
UPDATE 9:47PM: Commissioner Steve Casper writes at The River City News Facebook page that the resolution opposing the federal housing program has been pulled from Tuesday's agenda. The resolution will be discussed during a caucus meeting. Commissioners Steve Frank and Shawn Masters weighed in earlier seemingly in support of the resolution, voicing distrust in the executive director of the Housing Authority of Covington.
The Covington City Commission has a full agenda for Tuesday's meeting:
  • A presentation on the Covington Farmers Market by Renaissance Covington manager Katie Meyer. The River City News broke the story that the market aims to move from Goebel Park to Roebling Point and will also accept food stamps/WIC
  • Rebecca Volpe of the community development department will present an update on the business contact list
  • The City is considering $1.4 million in industrial building revenue bonds for the Diocese of Covington to finance the acquisition, construction, installation, and equipping of Covington Latin School 
  • The commission will vote on the elimination of the animal control officer and will have a first reading of the ordinance to transfer animal control operations to Kenton County
  • A contract with Covington-based Atkins-Elron & Associates will be voted on for neighborhood stabilization grant consulting in an amount not to exceed $35,000
  • $105,000 will be approved for the purchase of four 2013 Ford police interceptors for use in the fire department
  • Five firefighters are up for 14% pay raises
  • Two police officers are up for 6.5% pay raises
  • The City may amend its contract with the NKY Area Development District in the amount of $9,522 for administration of the homelessness prevention and rapid rehousing program (payable from HPRP funds
  • Also on the agenda is a change in the administrative plan for Covington's section 8 program; a resolution opposing Covington's participation in the federal HUD "Moving to Work" program; and some equipment formerly used by the public improvements department will be declared "surplus"
The River City News will be at City Hall for the meeting and will have full reports afterwards. 

1 comment:

  1. Are the firefighters up for 14% pay raises being promoted to Medic? They have too many of those (30) all ready...