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Full Agenda for Tuesday's Covington Commission Meeting

The Covington City Commission will convene for a legislative meeting on Tuesday and the agenda is full of important and significant items. Take a look at what to expect:

  • Acting Fire Chief Dan Mathew will present an update on the fire department's efforts to respond to the City's request to cut $500,000 from its budget and other recommendations offered by Management Partners, the Cincinnati-based consulting firm that audited most departments in the city¬†UPDATE: This item has been removed from the agenda
  • There will be a first reading of an ordinance to abolish telecommunicator (dispatcher) positions as the City prepares for the consolidated dispatch center that will be managed by Kenton County. All Covington dispatchers that sought employment in the new center will be offered a job.
  • The Arts & Technology District zoning will be officially done away with as the area is formally rezoned back into the central/commercial business district
  • Landscaping the median on MLK Blvd (formerly Twelfth Street) in that City staff will be authorized to prepare the necessary documents to design and prepare construction documents for the project
  • The city commission will likely accept a bid worth $177,000+ from Bray Construction to create the first phase of the Licking River Greenway paved levee trails. The project will paid for through an $80,000 grant from the Kentucky Department of Local Government recreation trails program, $30,000 from the Durr Foundation, $20,000 from former City Commissioner Jerry Stricker, and the remainder from the City's community development block grant (CDBG) funds.
  • Rebecca Volpe will resign her position in the community development department as business retention and recruitment specialist. Volpe is taking a job at Northern Kentucky University.
  • Gary Dawson of the Covington Reuse Center, which works closely with the Urban Partnership, will make a presentation¬†

Comments

in 2010 i believe city solicitor was making around $ 93,000.00. don't know how much or what percentage but it was voted in like there is no "budget crisis" at all, untill the lady asked about a pension raise. then frank goes off on his usual rant of "where we suppose to get the money"? probably just stick to public improvements again, oh wait, they already are. reneged on the contract they signed by not paying the overtime as written into the contract. i guess if it were fire or police there would be no problem.