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Commission Meeting Highlights: 2016-2017 Recommended Budget Approved as Covington Invests in Future

  COVINGTON, KY – At Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners meeting, the FY 2016-2017 Recommended Budget was approved reaffirming the City’s commitment to its future throughout the next fiscal year and in moving forward. Covington Director of Finance & Operations Lisa Desmarais presented the second reading of the FY 2016-2017 Recommended Budget for the Board of Commissioner&rs...

Moody’s Changes City of Covington’s Bond Rating to Positive

COVINGTON, KY – Tuesday evening, Moody’s Investors Service assigned a Baa1 underlying rating to the City’s $9.4 million General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2016. Although Moody’s affirmed the City’s Baa1, they changed the former negative outlook to positive primarily due to the City’s strengthened financial management and improved fiscal planning. Moody&r...

Covington Commission Meeting Highlights: FY 17 Recommended Budget Presentation, Citywide Improvements & Updates

COVINGTON, KY –   A structurally balanced budget, a five-year capital plan, reduction of long-term debt, improving the City’s credit rating, maintaining services—these goals and others were presented Tuesday. Covington City Manager Larry Klein displayed  the City’s FY 17 Recommended Budget for the Board of Commissioner’s consideration Tuesday night. Kle...

Fire House and Park Improvement Projects Approved by Covington Commission

  COVINGTON, KY. – Tuesday night’s Covington Board of Commissioners Meeting focused on the City’s infrastructure and project improvements. Covington’s Mayor and Commissioners approved a contract for a new roof at the Fire Department Company 5 fire house in South Covington. The upgrade from a shingle to a new metal roof and new gutters is one of many upgrades recently c...

May is Historic Preservation Month in Covington

COVINGTON, Ky. – In recognition of the importance of preserving historic buildings and sites, the Covington Board of Commissioners has declared May “Historic Preservation Month.” This proclamation is in support of Preservation Month nationally, which was established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “One of Covington’s most defining characterist...

Covington Rids Itself of 40-Year Old Borrowing Habit

  COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington has finally freed itself from the need of a $3.5 million short-term loan, relied on for the last 40 years. At Tuesday night’s meeting, Covington Mayor and Commissioners voted not to renew the City’s annual short-term loan known as a Tax Anticipation Note (TAN). Every year since 1976 the City has used the TAN to pay its payroll, employ...

Covington Moves Forward With Art, Technology and Infrastructure Projects

COVINGTON, Ky. – Tuesday night’s Covington Board of Commissioners meeting covered new art, technology and infrastructure projects. The projects are all part of larger city initiatives and strategic goals. Placement of three new bike racks at West Seventh Street and Washington Avenue was approved. The bike racks are part of an ArtWorks program that brings artist-designed, functional bik...

Covington Takes Steps toward Reducing Increased Disease Rates Linked to Heroin Epidemic

COVINGTON, Ky. – The operation of a substance abuse treatment outreach and disease prevention program that includes a needle and syringe exchange component was approved unanimously at Tuesday night’s Covington Board of Commissioners meeting. The proposed program will be operated by the Northern Kentucky Health Department or a Health Department-approved party on the St. Elizabeth Health...

Covington Reaffirms Commitment to Human Rights

COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington reaffirmed its commitment to protecting all persons within the City from discrimination at Tuesday night’s Board of Commissioners meeting. Approved unanimously, Covington’s Mayor and four Commissioners passed a resolution reaffirming the City’s commitment to its ground-breaking Human Rights Ordinance and its dedication to equal and fai...

Public Safety and Economic Development Highlights of Covington Commission Meeting

COVINGTON, Ky. – A major Covington Police Department (CPD) initiative was approved at the Board of Commissioners Meeting Tuesday night. Assistant Police Chief Lt. Col. Robert Nader presented to Commissioners the Northern Kentucky River Cities Unified Police System (NKRCUPS), an agreement between the City of Covington and the City of Newport which allows officers from each police department t...
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