Covington City Council will meet to conduct two meetings this evening in Council Chambers of Covington City Hall, located at 333 W. Locust Street.
The meetings will be conducted via Zoom, due to the recent outbreak of positive COVID-19 cases in the Alleghany Highlands, as stated in a release recently issued by the city.
The first of the two meetings will be a called meeting to begin at 5:30 p.m.
The following items will be on the 5:30 agenda:
— To consider Draft Ordinance A-20-13 regarding amending and re-enacting certain sections of Appendix A, Subdivisions, of the code of the city of Covington;
— To consider Draft Ordinance A-20-14 regarding amending and re-enacting certain sections of Appendix B, Zoning, of the code of the city of Covington and to repeal Chapter 36, signs.
Following the 5:30 p.m. called meeting, the 6:30 p.m. work session will be conducted.
The following items will be on the 6:30 p.m. agenda:
— Citizen comments;
— Work session items to be discussed;
— Items to be voted on the Tuesday, Oct. 13, agenda: One appointment to the Alleghany Highlands Community Services Board, One appointment to the League of Older Americans Advisory Council, Appropriation Resolution R-20-35 regarding CARES Act funding received for Covington City Public Schools in the amount of $457,000;
— New Business.
Following the conclusion of the 6:30 p.m. work session, city council will meet in closed session to discuss the following items:
— Consultation with legal counsel related to specific legal matters related to potential city liability due to lack of proper amount of city staff;
— Discussion regarding the acquisition of real property for a public purpose where discussion in public would adversely affect the bargaining position of the city;
— Consultation with legal counsel on possible litigation.
A Zoom link for the 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. meetings will be made available to the public courtesy of the Virginian Review’s social media outlets.
There will be no Zoom link made available to the public for the closed session following the 6:30 p.m. meeting.