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The Covington City Council met Monday and actually gave us two Thanksgiving treats.

The first treat involved the council setting up a committee to gather facts on the unused Norfolk Southern Railroad line.

The acquisition of this valuable piece of property has been caught up in public turmoil because of the possibility of it being used as a public trail. We hope that the councils' soon-to-be-appointed committee keeps all of that political debate out of their recommendations on the future of this property.

Decisions on what to do with the railroad property can be discussed and debated after its purchase.

Whenever you get an opportunity to purchase back property from the railroad, it's usually a big deal, and when you have federal money set aside to the tune of $1.3 million to assist in that purchase not to do so would be foolhardy.