Commission Meeting Highlights - April 29, 2014

The following are highlights from the Commission meeting held at City Hall on April 29.

Staff Changes

Commission approved the employment of Michael J. Frisch as a part-time Code Enforcement Inspector int he Community Services Division of the Development Department, effective April 30, 2014.


City Champions Recycling in Operations

Commission accepted the bid of River Metals Recycling for metal scrap recycling services that allows the City to recycle metals at the fleet garage. Full containers will be removed, emptied and returned to the City by River Metals Recycling. The City will receive payment from the recycling company in an amount of the market value minus freight charges.This effort is a result of an internal focus on prioritizing recycling by making sure the City’s day to day operations are in line with environmental best practice. Solid Waste Coordinator Sheila Fields spearheads the effort on behalf of the Department of Public Improvements. 


Consolidation of Internet and Telecommunications Costs Saves City Money

Commission approved consolidation of internet and telecommunications services provided by Cincinnati Bell for both the Housing Authority of Covington and the City of Covington. The execution of this agreement delivers revenue to offset the cost of increasing the City’s Internet speed by 100%. The proposal was presented by Information Technology and Data Manager Lisa Desmarais, who is working to streamline the City’s Information Technology third party contracts to maximize service and minimize costs.


Boards and Commissions

Commission approved the reappointment of Greg Paeth and Michelle Murray Tibbs to the Covington Rental Dwelling License Appeals Board for two-year terms, effective April 24, 2014, and expiring April 23, 2016.