Council OKs school annexation

By Susan Hartley

August 22, 2014

By Gary Gregory

For the Daily Call

COVINGTON — In a 25-minute housekeeping session Monday, the Covington Village Council approved three ordinances and two resolutions.

Council waived the three-reading rule as it voted for the 2015 sidewalk assessments, the 2015 nuisance abatement assessments, and the annexation of the new Covington school property. Mayor Ed McCord said the village would supply water, sewer, police and fire protection for the school property.

Council also approved the 2015 street light assessments. Council also gave Mayor McCord and Village Administrator Mike Busse the authority to sign the school annexation agreement.

In other business, McCord said the annual Fort Rowdy parade is slated Saturday, Aug. 30, at 9:30 a.m. on Walnut Street. Other Saturday community activities are also planned.

Busse informed council that work continues on the bike path along the old train tracks toward Bradford. Bike path plans are spearheaded by the Park District and the Bike Council that includes McCord, Busse, Chris Miller and Rike Miller.

Due to the Labor Day holiday, council will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Government Center.