Covington Council approves redevelopment fund


By Aimee Hancock - Miami Valley Today



COVINGTON — Covington Council passed an ordinance establishing a downtown redevelopment fund during its regular meeting on Monday.

The fund will hold service payments in lieu of taxes as part of the previously-approved downtown redevelopment district ordinance.

Council also approved a resolution authorizing the village administrator to enter into a multi-year contract with Miami Valley Lighting for street lighting.

The agreement between the DP&L subsidiary is to be effective as of Jan. 1, 2020 and will remain in effect through Dec. 21, 2024, pending possible renewal.

In other business, council:

• Held a second reading on an ordinance amending the Covington Salary Ordinance to reflect a 1.5 percent cost of living increase.

• Held a second reading on an ordinance amending the Village Administrator Salary Ordinance to reflect a 1.5 percent cost of living increase.

• Approve Brumbaugh Construction pay request No. 2 for the basketball court renovation project in the amount of $85,768.30.

• Accepted a $50,000 donation from the Covington Community Chest for the basketball renovation project.

• Accepted a $15,000 donation from the Covington Community Chest for the purchase of bulletproof vests for the police department.

• Waived the three-reading rule and voted to approve the replat of inlots 457 and 476, as petitioned by Douglas and Jill Minnich.

Mayor Ed McCord reminded residents of the Christmas decorating contest, hosted by the Covington Chamber of Commerce and the village. Entry deadline is Friday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m., and judging will take place from Dec. 11-13, with winners announced during the council’s next meeting, on Monday, Dec. 16.

By Aimee Hancock

Miami Valley Today

Reach the writer at ahancock@aimmediamidwest.com. © 2019 Miami Valley Today, all rights reserved.

Reach the writer at ahancock@aimmediamidwest.com. © 2019 Miami Valley Today, all rights reserved.