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Commission Meeting Highlights (9/24/2013)

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Underground Utilities on Madison Avenue

Commission approved a project that will place utilities underground on Madison Avenue between Fourth and Fifth Streets, overhead electric lines underground.

Sidewalk Improvements in South Covington/Latonia

Commission approved a $2mn project that will replace sidewalks in South Covington and Latonia. City Manager Larry Klein was enthused to bring this issue to Commission. He said, " We have talked about improving the City's sidewalks; this is the first of many sidewalk improvement project to come. This is a big part of the community reinvestment plan, our $72 million five year plan. According to Mike Yeager, the project will address every sideway area that is considered to be 25% deteriorated or more; this will be a full block by block sidewalk replacement and tree issues will also be addressed. All existing tree wells will be replaced and some will be widened.

Hillside Slide Repair on Eastern Avenue

Commission approved a bid received by Scherzinger Drilling in the amount of $340,000 to repair the hillside slide on Eastern Avenue new Meinken Field. The hillside adjacent to the existing retaining wall on Eastern Avenue near Meinken Field is beginning to slide. A tie-back retaining wall has been designed to correct the problem and prevent further slippage from occurring.

Next Generation of Finan Family Welcomed to Police Service

Commission approved the Honorary appointment of Donovan Finan, a high school student, to the Covington Police Service after approving the retirement of his father Lt. Col. Dave Finan who began his service in 1993. Dave's retirement marks the first time in 63 years that the Covington Police Department does not have a member of the Finan family serving the citizens.

Dave has been recognized as employee of the month by the Department and in 1997 he received the Governor's Award for his efforts in DUI enforcement. Sgt. Finan will be missed not only by the Police Department but also by the residents of the City.

Chief Spike Jones says, "It's been a long time since the City has not had a Finan serving as one of Covington's Finest. This gesture will ensure that the Finan family's history is preserved and forever remembered."

City Seeks Internal Auditor and Finance Director

Commission approved a new Internal Auditor position and the job description for Finance Director. The established salary range for Internal Auditor is between $60,000-$66,000. Both jobs will be advertised on the City website and in the Enquirer newspaper.
Posted on September 23, 2013.