Fos­ter steps down as mu­nic­i­pal judge

The Covington News - - Front page - DANIELLE EVER­SON deverson@cov­news.com

So­cial Circle mu­nic­i­pal court judge Jeff Fos­ter is step­ping down to work on projects that would pro­hibit him from be­ing a judge, City Man­ager Doug White said.

The So­cial Circle City Coun­cil unan­i­mously ac­cepted his res­ig­na­tion at their meet­ing Tues­day night.

Mayor Hal Dally ap­pointed Mayor Pro-Tem David Ken­ner as the chair­man of a com­mit­tee to se­lect a new judge, along with coun­cil­woman An­gela Porter and Judge Fos­ter.

“We’re putting out a re­quest for qual­i­fi­ca­tions for at­tor­neys that may want to ap­ply to be the

judge, and [the] com­mit­tee will screen the re­sumes that come in and qual­i­fi­ca­tions that come in. Then they’ll se­lect the ones they want to in­ter­view, and then the full coun­cil will do in­ter­views,” White said.

“We’ve got [a re­quest for pro­posal] ready to go out the first part of the week. We’re ask­ing for them to have all of their qual­i­fi­ca­tions in by Sept. 10. That will give the coun­cil mem­bers a week to get to­gether and look through the sub­mit­tals and then have some folks to start in­ter­view­ing,” he said.

White said Fos­ter will continue to serve as a judge un­til the city finds some­one to fill his po­si­tion.

In other busi­ness, coun­cil ap­proved an amend­ment to al­low Sun­day al­co­hol sales. The amend­ment al­lows pack­age sales by re­tail­ers of malt bev­er­ages and wine on Sun­days be­tween 12:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. and pour­ing for con­sump­tion on the premises of dis­tilled spir­its, malt bev­er­ages and wine on Sun­days be­tween 12:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Coun­cil also dis­cussed ap­point­ments to the ethics com­mit­tee, li­brary board and plan­ning and zon­ing board at their meet­ing.

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