By Gary Gregory
For the Troy Daily News
COVINGTON — Covington Police Chief Lee Harmon has a new part-time staff member who was sworn in Monday by Mayor Ed McCord.
Eric Grilliot, a 2004 graduate of Troy High School, was introduced Monday to the Covington Village Council prior to his official swearing-in ceremony. Grilliot, 28. served two U. S. Army tours in Afghanistan after his high school graduation.
In other council business, the financial report was approved. Council also approved a resolution to sign a contract with Briggs Creative Services for appraisal and right-of-way acquisition services for the Safe Route to School project for a cost of $9,750.
Finfrock Construction will perform repair work estimated at $5,750 on the Pearl Street Bridge as well as repair work for $4,150 on the Rocky Branch Ditch Bank and repair work for $9,585 on the ditch north of the village water plant.
Two upcoming community events include a concert and a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.
A free community concert is slated Friday, July 11, from 7-9 p.m. in the parking lot at the Government Center. McCord said concert flyers are being distributed this week throughout the village.
The 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament hosted by the Covington Police Auxiliary and the Covington Noon Optimist is slated Saturday, July 26, on a half-court venue. The deadline is Friday, July 25,for the $60 team entry payable to the Covington Police Auxiliary.
Each team may include three players and one substitute. Mail entry along with check or money order to the Covington Police Department, 1 High St. Covington 45318..
The Covington Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. July 23.