The Covington City Council will hold a work session at 5:30 tonight that will lead into a council meeting at 6:30 p.m.
As old business, the council will have a final reading of an ordinance relating to signs.
According to a draft of the sign ordinance revisions, signs "create visual clutter and therefore should be regulated in their size, location, construction and illumination." Furthermore, "signs can also be a hazard and negatively impact traffic safety by distracting drivers...."
Items found on the new business agenda are as follows: an update on economic development from the Covington-Newton Chamber, discussions of ordinances regarding junk cars and motor vehicle sales and a discussion of setting fees for pawnshops and precious metal dealers.
The proposed resolution for pawnshop and precious metal dealers is a $35 fee as a prerequisite to issuance of a business permit.
Additionally as new business will be: The Geiger Street waterline project, for which the city will have to contribute $110,000 to match the Community Development Block Grant's $443,000 contribution; a discussion of the closure of Georgia Highway 36 for the July 3 Concert in the Park and Fireworks festivities; and a discussion of an advance of funds to the Covington-Newton Chamber of Commerce.