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Internal Auditor May Be Hired by Covington on Tuesday

A candidate for the position of internal auditor may be hired by the City of Covington during Tuesday night's city commission meeting.

William Crump will be recommended for the position by City Manager Larry Klein according to the commission agenda.  The city commission will also be asked to approve the job description for the assistant finance director position and will hear a first reading for the creation of the assistance finance director position.

The positions of internal auditor and assistant finance director are steps being taken by the City in the wake of the arrest of former Finance Director Bob Due on embezzlement charges. Due, 63, pleaded not guilty Monday to fifteen felony counts associated with his alleged theft of roughly $700,000.

Other items on the Covington City Commission agenda:

  • 3% cost of living pay increase for non-union city employees, subject to a satisfactory review, effective January 1
  • Acceptance of $250,000 grant from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for work on Highway Avenue (KY-8) between Swain Court and Western Avenue. The funds were secured by State Rep. Arnold Simpson and the work includes replacement of the existing fence and clearing of overgrowth from the retaining wall.
  • Fire Department will seek approval to apply for $210,000 grant from FEMA in the amount of $210,000 for the purchase of an exhaust removal system at all five firehouses and the entire fire department fleet, with a 10% city match
  • The City will consider an interlocal agreement with the Kenton County Fiscal Court to allow affiliate agencies to participate in the Covington - Kenton County Wellness Center. The Newport City Commission approved last month an order permitting its city employees to participate in the program.
  • Approval of sub-lease for the Commonwealth of Kentucky to house its Human Rights Commission office at City Hall. 
  • An expenditure of $4,064 from the general fund to the Kenton County Study Group to fund a commission that will study the group's recommendations with regards to government structure int he county. Each municipality in the county is being asked to participate at a cost of ten cents per resident.
  • Presentations: Latonia Small Area Study Group and Linden Gateway Small Area Study Group updates; Lewisburg Neighborhood Health Impact Analysis

Photo: Covington City Hall/RCN file