Covington Mayor thanks village employees and residents for efforts during storm


By Kelsi Langston

For the Miami Valley Today

COVINGTON — The Covington Village Council met this week, and the recent winter storm was among the topics of discussion. Mayor Ed McCord thanked the village employees who worked hard to clear the streets in the village.

Village Administrator Kyle Hinkelman said, “I definitely agree that the village got hit pretty hard with all the snow, but I appreciate our staff, as well as neighbors, who went out and helped each other. There’s a lot of great stories that I heard … from different people about all the good things that people did for their neighbors to help them out. So, I always believe that’s what makes a strong village and it’s wonderful to hear those kinds of stories.”

The second reading was held for a resolution that authorizes the sale or disposal of “junk signs.” A question was reportedly raised by a member of the Covington Historical Society as to whether the signs may hold any historical value. Hinkelman said that he will be meeting with a representative from the Historical Society to review the signs before they are disposed of. If any signs are of value, the village will potentially donate those signs to the Historical Society. The second reading was also held for a resolution to appoint members to village boards and commissions. Three community members are on the list of appointments: David Besecker, Bud Weer, and Phil Renner.

Council members heard the first reading of an ordinance that approves the adoption and enactment of the American Legal Publishing’s Ohio Basic Code for 2022. This is an annual ordinance that covers the basic rules and regulations that the village follows. The council voted five to one to waive the three reading rule. The ordinance was approved with a vote of five to one.

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