Covington Council to vote on park name

COVINGTON — The Covington Council announced it will decide on a name for the new park located on Grant Street at its next regular meeting.

Council sought input from the public and received several name ideas, including Grant Street Park, Weikert Park, Friendship Park, Central Park, Grant Park, School House Park, Legacy Park, and Memorial Park.

Council will hold a final vote during its Aug. 3 meeting.

In other business:

• Administrator Mike Busse said he applied for the village’s grant reimbursement for the Maple Street Basketball Court Renovation Project. Busse also filed the village’s Community Reinvestment Area ordinance with the state of Ohio.

• Wes Monnin completed an emergency sewer repair on North High Street for the village. The cost of $4,250 included traffic control and asphalt repair.

• The tap fees have been paid for the Sweet Treat Water and Sewer Taps Project. Wes Monnin will be installing the new water and sewer taps. Monnin’s bid was $4,100.

• Council voted to waive the three-reading rule and to approve a resolution submitting to the electors of the village the question of the renewal of an existing 2.5-mill levy for the purpose of providing for fire and EMS service-related expenses and declaring an emergency.

• Council voted to approve pay request #1 for Dynamic Construction for the 2020 Sidewalk Improvement Project in the amount of $40,093.91.

• Council voted to approve change order #1 for Finfrock Construction for the Pearl Street water line replacement project in the amount of $9,190.29. This includes the installation of an 8-inch valve at Wright and Pearl streets. The existing valve failed during the construction project and had to be replaced as part of this project, according to Busse. It also included quantity adjustments for asphalt replacement and a decrease in quantities of sidewalk, a 1-inch water line and sewer.

• Council voted to approve the final pay request to Finfrock Construction for the Pearl Street Water Line Replacement Project in the amount of $28,850.29.

• Council voted to waive the three-reading rule and to approve a resolution requesting the village of Covington’s share of the funds from the county coronavirus relief fund and affirming that those funds shall only be expended in accordance with the requirements of the CARES Act.

• Council voted to waive the three-reading rule and to authorize the creation of the Coronavirus Fund to track coronavirus-related revenues and expenditures.

Council’s next regular meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 3, at the village office.