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City Christmas Tree Recycling Opportunities

COVINGTON, Ky – The City of Covington Department of Public Improvements Urban Forestry Division, Rumpke Waste & Recycling and Keep Covington Beautiful are offering Covington residents two ways to recycle natural Christmas trees this year. Residents can either have trees picked up curbside or drop trees off at one of three locations. Tree Drop-off Locations Residents can drop off trees De...

City Prepares For Winter Weather: Snow Removal Routes & Driving Tips

In anticipation of winter weather, the City of Covington would like to remind businesses and residents of the procedure for snow and ice removal. The Department of Public Improvements (DPI) works hard to keep the streets safe during ice and snow emergencies. In order to be efficient in snow plowing efforts, DPI divides the city into 14 different plow routes. These routes are designed to overl...

City Begins Sidewalk Replacement along Streets North of 26th Street, Focusing on Covington’s Safety

COVINGTON, KY – Last week, the City of Covington took proactive measures to improve the safety of its citizens and began replacing deteriorated sidewalk sections along streets north of 26th Street. This is the second phase in the City’s overall sidewalk replacement program. In late 2015, the City hired a firm to complete an extensive survey of the sidewalk conditions along the priori...

City Moves Forward in Addressing Flooding Issues at Crystal Lake Drive & Bluffside Drive Intersection; Approves Issuance of Construction Requests for Bids

COVINGTON, KY – The Mayor and City Commission recently approved the issuance of requests for bids (RFB) for the construction of new storm pipes, underdrains, catch basins and street pavement on Crystal Lake Drive to address flooding issues. South Covington resident Diane Davis-Cain has experienced the drainage problems firsthand. She looks forward to the improvements and believes it is a foo...

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...

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...

Covington Promotes Environmentally Friendly Initiatives; Issues 2016-2017 Green Stickers to Property Owners

COVINGTON, KY – The City of Covington will be issuing 2016-2017 green stickers to property owners as it continues its Waste & Recycling Program initiatives. In July 2015, the City partnered with Keep Covington Beautiful and Rumpke Waste & Recycling to promote stewardship in the community and the environment through ongoing efforts to keep the City clean, healthy and green. Through it...

Roadwork & Infrastructure Update

  Below is a list of project updates on Covington roadwork and infrastructure projects. For any additional information or questions please contact the Covington Engineering Department at 859.292.2112. Licking River Levee Stabilization Project: There was a substantial landslide on the flood levee along the Licking River near the dead end section of 21st Street. Status: The levee has been ...

Commission Highlight: Board Approves Sanitation District No. 1 Private Sewer Lateral Program

COVINGTON, KY – A new sewer lateral repair program was approved by the Board of Commissioners Tuesday evening. The Mayor and Commissioners authorized a new agreement with Sanitation District No. 1 (SD1) that will help the City and owners deal with broken laterals. The Private Sewer Lateral Program allows SD1 to repair any private sewer lateral break that happens underneath roadways between t...
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