Covington to receive $375,000 grant

Sewer plant renovations in the works

Staff reports

COVINGTON — During Covington Council’s meeting Tuesday evening, Village Administrator Mike Busse informed the council that the village has received funding for the sewer plant renovations.

The village has received notice that they will be approved for a $375,000 grant and a zero percent interest loan in the amount of $375,000 for the sewer plant renovations. The village is continuing the design work for this project, Busse said.

Busse also gave an update on village’s income survey. The village has received 120 surveys back so far. They need 300 to qualify for a valid survey. They plan to give residents a couple more weeks to return them before going door to door.

In regard to the High Street design work, the High Street survey has been substantially completed. They are now compiling the data and are beginning to work on the preliminary design. This work is expected to be completed by July to allow time to complete funding applications.

Next during Busse’s report, he said the water tower renovation project is currently on the schedule to begin work the first week of June. The village’s phone system is also expected to be replaced in June.

Following that, Busse said the village held the Paul’s Pizza auction on Saturday. The auction brought in $363. The asbestos has also been abated. The council approved the change order #1 for $600 due to additional asbestos that was located and removed during the abatement process.

The council also waived the three-reading rule and authorized an agreement with M&T Excavating to tear down the Paul’s Pizza building. The cost is not to exceed $10,300.

Next during the report, Busse explained that the cleaning of the village’s well #10 has been completed. The council approved pump repairs by Moody’s of Dayton for well pump. The cost will be approximately $9,230. This is in addition to the well cleaning work that has already been approved.

Also during the meeting, the council authorized the purchase a 20-yard Leach Alpha III rear load packer from Best Equipment through the NJPA cooperative purchasing program for their new trash truck. The village will lease this unit through TCF Financing. The cost is $82,407.40.

The council also approved an updated ordinance prohibiting unnecessary noises. The changes to the noise ordinance were minor.

Also approved during the council meeting:

• Village wide garage sales will take place on June 2, 3, and 4, and free large item pickup will take place on June 6, 7, and 8.

• Accepting a donation of $750 from the Covington Eagles to purchase new shotguns and fund the safety patrol pizza party

• Waiving the three-reading rule and authorizing participation in the Ohio Department of Transportation 2017 winter salt cooperative purchase program

• Waiving the three-reading rule and declaring the intention proceed under the alternate tax document format provided under Ohio Revised Code

• Waiving the three-reading rule and authorizing the advertising for bids for the 2016 Street repaving project

• Accepting the resignation of Heidi Denlinger as a part-time village employee

Sewer plant renovations in the works

Staff reports