Cov­ing­ton coun­cil can­celed meet­ing

The Covington News - - LOCAL - GABRIEL KHOULI gkhouli@cov­

The Cov­ing­ton City Coun­cil didn’t have its reg­u­larly sched­uled Mon­day meet­ing be­cause it didn’t have a quo­rum — the num­ber of mem­bers needed to have a ma­jor­ity vote.

Coun­cil mem­bers Janet Good­man, Ocie Franklin and Mike What­ley were ab­sent, along with Mayor Ron­nie John­son. Franklin made it to the meet­ing, but only af­ter the de­ci­sion had been made to can­cel the meet­ing, ac­cord­ing to City Clerk Au­dra Gu­tier­rez.

City Man­ager Leigh Anne Knight got an in­for­mal con­sen­sus from the three coun­cil mem­bers in at­ten­dance to ap­prove two city road clo­sures.


There will be one day of road clo­sures for film­ing of the HBO movie “Bessie” about fa­mous blues singer Bessie Smith.

On Tues­day, June 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hen­drick Street will be closed in be­tween Wash­ing­ton and Reynolds Streets. Wash­ing­ton and Reynolds streets will also have in­ter­mit­tent traf­fic con­trol dur­ing that time.

Sal­va­tion Army car show

The Sal­va­tion Army Can­teen — the arm of the Sal­va­tion Army that pro­vides mo­bile food cen­ters to help dur­ing dis­as­ters and other com­mu­nity events — is host­ing a car show from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sun­day, June 22 on the Square.

The Square, and roads im­me­di­ately off the Square, will be closed off from noon un­til 5:30 p.m.; Pace Street will be the en­trance for the car show.

The en­try fee is $10 and a canned food item; reg­is­tra­tion for the show will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sun­day. At­ten­dees are also en­cour­aged to do­nate money and canned goods.

All pro­ceeds and do­na­tions will be used to help the people in New­ton County.

For more in­for­ma­tion call Sher­rie Minix at 404-5972767 or Joe Minix at 404-316-9853.

Next Cov­ing­ton meet­ing

Knight said the other items on Mon­day’s agenda are able to be moved to the city’s next meet­ing with­out harm. The next coun­cil meet­ing will be at 6:30 p.m., Mon­day, June 16. The City Coun­cil al­ways has a work ses­sion at 6 p.m. im­me­di­ately pre­ced­ing the of­fi­cial coun­cil meet­ing.

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