Covington officials discuss flooding issue at mayor's meeting - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Great rate debate continues in Covington

COVINGTON, KENTUCKY (FOX19) -

The great rate debate continues in Covington. If the issue is not resolved, Northern Kentucky families could be at risk for more flood damage.

At Saturday's monthly Mayor's meeting, Northern Kentucky officials argued whether to raise rates to pay for capital improvements in Northern Kentucky's sanitation district.

The improvements would save hundreds of homeowners from flooding like many saw earlier in July. However, these improvements will come with a price tag for all rate payers.  

"I think that's why allot of elected officials are concerned about," said Chris Woeste of Fort Mitchell. "How can we simply sign on to rate increases when we're not being as efficient with the dollars we've got?"

"I think that's what they need right now is hope," said Covington Mayor Sherry Carrin. "As one of the residents said, every time it rains, now, they are all scared this is going to happen again to them."

No vote was taken in Saturday's meeting.

Once the mayors are able to prioritize the improvements necessary to stop the flooding, they will look at how much of a rate increase will be necessary. 

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • White House invites Putin to Washington for fall meeting

    White House invites Putin to Washington for fall meeting

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-07-19 04:30:42 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:33 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:33:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during his meeting with members of his cabinet in Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Looking on is Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during his meeting with members of his cabinet in Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Looking on is Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat...

    Trump said Wednesday he told the Russian president face-to-face during Monday's summit to stay out of America's elections "and that's the way it's going to be."

    Full Story >

    Trump said Wednesday he told the Russian president face-to-face during Monday's summit to stay out of America's elections "and that's the way it's going to be."

    Full Story >
  • Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

    Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:08:46 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:31:33 GMT
    Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't believe Holocaust denial content should be banned from Facebook. (Source: CNN)Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't believe Holocaust denial content should be banned from Facebook. (Source: CNN)

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

    Full Story >

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

    Full Story >
  • Health officials urge hepatitis A vaccinations

    Health officials urge hepatitis A vaccinations

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:29 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:29:54 GMT
    (file)(file)

    Health officials plan to give updates Kentucky's Hepatitis A outbreak, including initiatives to slow it.

    Full Story >

    In the midst of the largest hepatitis A outbreak in Kentucky's history, health officials are urging anyone who lives in a county where cases have been confirmed to get vaccinated.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly