Newton County, searching for an inspector, entered an intergovernmental aid agreement with the city of Covington Monday to temporarily use its inspector, Brett Moore, to cover both the city and county temporarily.
The Covington City Council approved the agreement unanimously during its city council meeting to allow the city’s inspector to work for the county starting at 3:30 p.m. The agreement calls for Newton County to pay for the city’s inspector’s services when he begins work for the county.
The inspector will have a 24-hour turnaround when the county requires work, to begin no earlier than 3:30 p.m.
“Any time for calls would be reported to the accounting department weekly and we will bill the county for that work,” Covington City Manager Leigh Anne Knight said. “This is a way we can assist them in the interim until they can get it filled.”