Covington eyes new police cruiser

Gary Gregory

May 7, 2014

By Gary Gregory

For the Daily Call


COVINGTON — Covington Village Council held a 15-minute housekeeping session Monday at the Government Center.

Council approved a resolution that authorizes Village Administrator Mike Busse to obtain a $30,000 loan from Covington Savings and Loan for the purchase of a new police cruiser. It would replace an old cruiser with nearly 125,000 miles on the odometer, according to Chief Harman.

Under old business, council approved a zoning regulation ordinance concerning the number of large vehicles allowed on a property. Council also held a second reading on an ordinance that calls for the village administrator to enter into a contract with Access Engineering Solutions to build the sidewalks for the School Safe Routes project.

In his report to council, Busse said a complete reconstruction of Spring Street Is planned the summer. The approximate cost of the $1.6 million project includes curbs, gutters, storm sewers, sanitary sewers east to west So far, the village has received $860,000 in grant requests to help defray the cost.

“The village will pick up the remainder of the cost,” he said. “Bids will go out in July.”

Mayor Ed McCord announced that the Vacation Bible School has requested the closure of morning traffic on Wall Street from June 16-20. Council concurred with the request.

Kelly Turner, the Vacation Bible School coordinator, said Brethren Church on Wall Street will host the event for the half dozen churches in Covington.

“About 120 children ages 3 to sixth grade will be involved,” Turner said.

The next council meeting is scheduled Monday, May 19, at 7 p.m. The Planning and Zoning Commission is slated to meet Wednesday, May 21, at 7 p.m.