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Monday, April 4, 2011

City Council Notes 4/4


- Above: Covington Police Chief, Lee Russo, recognized Lt. Ken Fetcher (Information and Technology head) for his work with KDI project in helping to assist neighboring departments. The Kentucky Data Interoperability (KDI) is a tool that allows the detectives to quickly and easily send information out to our officers and other departments. This system also gives the officers on patrol the ability to immediately alert the rest of department of any crime trends or suspicious activity.

Mayor Mary Brown noted, "Anytime we can work together for the betterment of our cities and communities as a whole, it's a good thing."

- Fire Chief Mark Bailey submitted his annual report to council. A few highlights:
  • 1773 total runs by the Fire Department/EMS (1198 EMS runs, 476 Fire runs, 99 first response response runs)
  • Received $569,000 in grant money
  • New ambulance employed since November
  • New pumper engine will be going out for bid this year
- The deer census done by Vision Air will be done by mid to late April



- The VA homes should be ready for bids soon as BHE Environmental has completed inspections, including asbestos, and will be submitting those reports to the engineering firm hired to evaluate the properties.

- The Public Works Committee meeting was held on 3/22 and included the street resurfacing on its agenda. Approximately 40 citizens attended the meeting with 27 people addressing the committee.

According to Councilman Eric Haas, most of the comments were generally positive surrounding the resurfacing schedule. The residents of Burnett Ridge would like speed humps and curbs installed on their street.

- The first reading of a new ordinance allowing companies to lease land in Fort Thomas for the purpose of using the land to place a telecommunications tower within the city was presented.

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