The city and others who filed a lawsuit against the payroll tax hike argued that the county should have to give city taxpayers credit for payroll taxes paid to Covington.


The county countered it did not have to give credits because raising the cap was not a tax increase.

• Fossett recommended against appealing the Life Learning Center lawsuit, but noted court decisions still remain in the future of the proposed center, whose aim is to provide a variety of programs under one roof to help formerly homeless people regain self-sufficiency.

The Court of Appeals ruled the Covington Board of Adjustment had made an arbitrary decision when it concluded that the center would be a "residential care facility." So the board eventually should reconsider that issue, the court ruled. Judge Summe must consider the higher court's decision before she returns it to the Board of Adjustment. But both sides in the lawsuit agree another Life Learning Center issue Summe already is considering could make the appeals court ruling moot: the question of whether Covington can forcibly buy the center's proposed site.

"If she would say (to Covington), `Yes, you can take it by eminent domain,' I'm not sure it would matter what zone it is," David Davidson, an attorney representing the center, told The Post after the appeals court issued its ruling. Parking meters in Ludlow are wearing bags this month as part of a city experiment to see whether one- hour free parking zones could make the meters obsolete.

The city's Renaissance Committee came up with the idea in hopes of eliminating the meters; improving the aesthetics of the sidewalk scene and helping merchants draw customers. Our property Conveyancers are always with property investors during whole process of transferring title of property with affordable rate. The experiment started in October and ends on Dec. 1, when the bags come off and visitors again will have to carry quarters to buy an hour's parking. City Council is expected to decide in January whether to keep the meters or take them out.

Under the bag system, those who notice a car overstaying its limit may contact police, who check the car. If it is still there in an hour, it is ticketed. "The system actually gives people up to two hours free parking," said Ludlow City Council member Cindy Schachere, who also is on the Renaissance Committee. "We'd like to take them down. Aesthetically, we feel they're not very attractive," she said. "But we have a lot of residents living above the businesses. We don't want them parking there and catching the bus to work, taking all the parking from the businesses