The gazebo Mayor Ronnie Johnston wants to see placed on the Covington square could cost $55,000, but some Covington City Council members want more information, including seeing the gazebo's footprint physically marked out on the square, before moving forward.
Main Street Covington's transition to the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is complete, but some downtown business owners still have questions about how the program will work moving forward.
The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast has been hosting weddings for more than a year, but events aren't actually allowed under its current zoning permit and its fate as a wedding destination rests in the hands of the Covington City Council.
(Note: Attached to this article is the audio recording of the speech Covington Municipal Court Judge Steven Hathorn gave to the city council, explaining and defending comments a court employee said were prejudiced against black defendants. Also, attached to the article is a PDF copy of a transcript (transcribed by The News) from part of the Jan. 22 municipal court session, which caused a court employee to accuse Judge Steven Hathorn of racial prejudice.)
Below is the agenda for the Covington City Council's Monday meeting, while the attached PDF contains information for some of the agenda items - the information is the same as that given to city council members.
Covington officials are considering revising the city's employee travel policy, to give more flexibility for overnight stays for training classes and conferences, but council members disagreed on whether the change was needed now or should be studied further.
This is the last weekend to see the inaugural Covington's Magical Lights of Christmas display downtown, as the lights will be taken down beginning Monday, weather permitting, according to Main Street Covington interim director Serra Phillips.