The Covington City Council recently agreed to pass an ordinance that for all practical purposes stopped non-essential, free pick up service for trash and waste in the city.
On first thought this might seem unfair because that service has been provided at no charge for years.
Actually it is not unfair; we believe that a majority of the citizens of Covington have no desire at this time to see their taxes increase.
In order to ensure that this does not happen, city officials need to examine carefully every service that is provided by the tax funds now being raised.
By charging for the extra trash pickups the city will save approximately $75,000-$100,000 per year; savings like this will ensure that the basic services we expect from our city can continue uninterrupted.
We encourage city staff and council to continue to look at services that can either be eliminated or charged for in order to not impede our needed services.
It’s not easy running a municipality these days. Even though we disagree from time to time on how our local municipalities are run, we feel we have good people in place who are trying their best to maintain our city as a great place to live and work.