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Fees discussed for Legion Field
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Each week Legion Field is getting closer and closer to completion for use as a park and rental facility for everyone.
Tuesday evening the Covington City Council met for a work session, and among other items, discussed rental fees for the Mill Street park and event space.

The price increases with the use of each entity at the location.

For the pavilion and field, including access to restrooms, the cost will be $55 for residents for a half day, $95 for a full day and $75 for a half day and $135 for a full day.

For the future concert space, including access to the pavilion and restrooms, the cost will be $90 an hour for residents and $135 an hour for non-residents.

For the fair building, including access to the total park, pavilion, field and amphitheater, the cost will be $300 for non-profit groups and $500 for other residents, and $450 for non-profit groups and $750 for other non-residents.

A refundable deposit for all is $100 for pavilion and field, $175 for the amphitheater and $200 for the fair building.

During the work session, the council determined that residents would be defined as city of Covington residents.

The council also decided that alcohol would be permitted with a rental agreement, through a caterer. The fees , alcohol and resident decisions were agreed to by a consensus with an official vote not being taken during the work session.

New vehicles

The Covington City Council voted Monday to add some new vehicles to its electric and water and sewer departments.

The first was a Compressed Natural Gas truck for Covington’s electric line crew. The council selected a Chevrolet Silverado 250HD 4WD from Langdale Chevrolet for $37,381.

The second agreement to purchase a vehicle Monday evening was a crew truck for the water department at $50,000. The truck was originally budgeted for the 2014-15 fiscal year but was not ready to be received and paid for by June 30.

Therefore the Ford F-350 from Covington Ford was to be paid for from the fund balance from the fiscal year.

In other council action, a vote was unanimously made to approve closure on the Square for Multicultural Educations Programs Inc. on Sept. 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.