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May 20, 2013

Covington discusses historic district

COVINGTON, Ind. — City council members heard Monday from Nancy Wagner with Fountain County Landmarks that her group is working to get a Covington residential historic district and Covington downtown courthouse historic district.

Tommy Kleckner, director of the Western Regional Office of Indiana Landmarks said that the National Registry of historic landmarks was started in 1966. Tax credits are available to property owners in both residential and commercial historical districts.

The Fountain County Courthouse, Covington Library and Carolyn Warner Freese’s home are already in the National Registry. Wagner said it costs $7,500 to make nominations for historic districts, but through the Indiana Landmarks financial incentive program and some fundraising, the cost should be $1,500 to $1,800.

Kleckner added there is no downside to getting on the historic registry, unless the city wanted to tear down a building in the historical district.

Wagner said Fountain County Landmarks will conduct meetings on June 11 and June 15 to meet with property owners in both potential historical districts.

In other business, city council members:

  • Approved a request from Fountain County Relay for Life for purple ribbons to be temporarily attached to the city’s light poles.
  • Learned from street superintendent Rick Smith that Alan Norton was hired to the city last week.
  • Heard from Smith the 4-inch water meter at the Wabash Manor Apartments on Constitution Avenue is broken and needs to be replaced. Smith said that it will cost $3,200 for a replacement. The owner of the apartments said that he had an agreement with the city that the city would be responsible for the water meter’s repair.
  • Discussed a utility rate increase. Smith said he would supply council members with rate comparisons from Covington, Veedersburg and Attica. Clerk/Treasurer Debby Gurley summed it up saying that “the city is just not bringing in enough to cover everything.”

Electric rates have not been increased since 1978 and water and sewer rates were last increased in 2007. Smith said the average cable bill in Covington is three times higher than a Covington water and sewer bill.

Council members will review the comparisons and consider a rate increase ordinance at the next city council meeting on June 3, 2013.

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