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Demolition of Buildings Make Way for the Development of Duveneck Square, City Continues to Invest in its Future

COVINGTON, KY – Yesterday morning, the demolition of buildings along Washington Street began, marking the first step in physically redeveloping the site for the mixed use residential and commercial Duveneck Square project. Located along Washington Street between 7th and 8th Streets, the NorthPointe Group will develop the four-story, high-end multi-family development in Covington. The demolit...

2016 Covington Halloween Trick-or-Treating Hours & Safety Tips

Please note: This press release was issued in regards to 2016 Covington Halloween Trick-or-Treating Hours. 2017 Covington Halloween Trick-or-Treating Hours are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, October 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., however, the established date requires approval from the Covington Board of Commissioners. COVINGTON, KY - Get the candy and costumes ready! Trick-or-Treating is set for M...

Preliminary Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Presented at Commission Meeting; Payroll Receipts Up $1,568,298; Includes $4.7 Million in Carryover Funds

COVINGTON, KY – On Tuesday evening, the Board of Commissioners Legislative meeting featured a presentation on the City’s Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 16) preliminary Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), highlighting $4,700,737 in carryover funds from the previous fiscal year. Presented by the Lexington based accounting firm RFH, PLLC CPAs and Consultants, the CAFR consists of the City...

Mayor & City Commission Approve Two-Year Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Contract; Includes Competitive Wage Increases

COVINGTON, KY – Tuesday evening, the Mayor and City Commission approved a two-year Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge #1 contract for calendar years 2016 and 2017. Contract adjustments include annual wage increases, adding a competitive edge to the City’s continued efforts to recruit and retain the highest quality of police officers. Prior to the Board of Commissioners’ approv...

Trash Amnesty Week Begins Monday, October 24

COVINGTON, KY - The City of Covington has scheduled its fourth trash amnesty week of the year beginning Monday, October 24, 2016. During trash amnesty week, residents can place up to three large items and ten 30-gallon bags of trash at the curb without using a green sticker. This trash will be collected during regularly scheduled trash days. Residents should still prepare large items for ...

Covington Streetscape Projects Awarded $5.1 million in OKI Funding for Infrastructure Improvements for Madison Avenue and Seventh Street

COVINGTON, KY – Tuesday afternoon, the City of Covington received funding to further advance its ongoing infrastructure initiatives. The City was awarded $5.1 million to fund two of its streetscape projects from the Surface Transportation Program for Northern Kentucky (SNK) funds grant through the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI). The SNK grant provides publicly fu...

Mayor and City Commission Authorize 501 Main Street Site Residential Development Agreement; Construction to Begin March 2017

  COVINGTON, KY – On Tuesday evening, the Board of Commissioners approved a development agreement with Flaherty & Collins Properties (F&C Properties) for the redevelopment of the two-acre, 501 Main Street site. The development agreement incorporates both the project design as well as the financing structure. The high-end, residential development will include 187 one and two bedr...
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City Continues to Increase Its Transparency Efforts; Implements “Open Checkbook” Digital Platform Feature

COVINGTON, KY – Last Tuesday evening, the City of Covington continued to increase its transparency initiatives through the implementation of OpenGov’s “Open Checkbook” digital platform. Powered by OpenGov, Open Checkbook is a transparency feature within the OpenGov digital platform on the City’s website. OpenGov is designed to help visitors understand how Covington sp...

Board of Commissioners Approves Fire Department’s SAFER Grant, Authorizes Purchase of $3M in Apparatus Fleet Vehicles

COVINGTON, KY – At the last Commission meeting, the City received great news as it was awarded $1.36M in federal grant funds to hire eight new full time firefighters. The Mayor and City Commission formally accepted the SAFER grant at their September 13 Commission meeting. Fire Chief Dan Mathew stated, “The SAFER grant provides the Covington Fire Department an opportunity to improve its...

Duke Energy Presents Covington with Generous Donation to Replace Trees on Holman Avenue

COVINGTON, KY - Friday, September 23, Duke Energy presented the City of Covington with a $2000 check to donate towards the tree replacement efforts on Holman Avenue. The ceremony takes place at the corner of Robbins Street and Holman Avenue, near the location where the incident took place. On July 7, 17 trees were cut down on Holman Avenue in an act of vandalism. The Covington community quick...
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