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Covington City Briefs
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New water model
A proposal from Carter & Sloope, Inc. was approved to update and recalibrate the city's existing water model. Due to the size and scope of the project, the city will pay a third of the $44,600 price tag for the services.
According to the proposal, updates will include "adding and modifying the pipes, junctions, pumps, tanks and other features based on the changes made to the water system since 2006." The model will be hydraulically calibrated using data collected from hydraulic flow.

Defined Contribution Plan
The council appointed a trustee, administrator and investment manager to run the city's defined contribution plan, a retirement plan passed on June 6. The council appointed its investment committee, made up of the city manager, HR director and finance director, as trustee for the plan. City Manager Steve Horton will assume the responsibilities of the administrator, with Nationwide Financial as the record keeper, investment provider and custodian. IRON Financial will serve as the investment manager for the plan.

PEG advertising spots
The PEG channel, the city's television channel, will be offering broadcasting "spot" announcements. These advertisements, pre-recorded with video and sound, will typically last between 30 to 60 seconds. The ads will be played on a specific schedule or included in rotation with other announcements.
30-second spots will cost $6 a day, with a minimum of 10 run times; 60-second spots will cost $9.50. Increased frequency of ads will incur additional charges.