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Refurbishing work on Covington Square begins

l-r Daniel Gozman and Anthony Balderis

l-r Daniel Gozman and Anthony Balderis

COVINGTON -- The Square is getting a facelift for the new year.

Kevin Sorrow, the city of Covington's forester, said crews will continue to work throughout the month to replace tree wells and plant new trees around the Square.

"The work is part of the city's strategic plan to revitalize the whole Square," Sorrow said. "We've done some work on the Square already and eventually plan to continue replacing tree wells around the Square."

In addition to putting in new wells, granite curbing, grass strips and pavers will be added to improve the aesthetic look of the Square.

About 23 willow oak trees will be planted and repositioned away from street lights to create a more symmetrical look.

"The trees that were there had been there a long time and had seen better days, and a lot had been removed over years due to damage and disease," Sorrow said. "There had been a hodge podge of different species over the years, and one thing we wanted to make sure was that we planted just one species to make it look more inviting."

Sorrow said the City Council approved the work in December. Crews began work on Monday pulling down old trees and building new wells on Monticello, Washington and Floyd streets. He said the work should be completed by Feb. 1.

Comments

will 2 years, 9 months ago

Has anyone checked to see if these laborers are legal they do not look like locals.

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Billy 2 years, 9 months ago

I wish Newton or Covington would repave the streets within 3 blocks in every direction of the square. The roads are overdue for it, esp that area around the new Newton admin bldg. That patch has needed repaving for at least five years, but there are trails to be built, etc. You get who you vote for. As far as the above poster's worry about illegals, the Dims have prevented the US gov't from building a real fence on the Mex border and have lax, even unlawful, practices to encourage and shelter illegals. I'm a policial science major and active in politics for 30 years, so I remember all the schemes of the Dims dating back to the early 80s with allowing illegals into the US for the purposes of being made legal so that they can vote Dim in elections. May you're surprised by all the illegals you see; I'm surprised that there aren't even more of them...

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will 2 years, 9 months ago

I was not trying to bring politics in this I was just thinking about the buy local initiative. Buy local use local labor.

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