The Cove City Council met this week, and unanimously passed an ordinance increasing the rate for curbside garbage pick-up from $14.10 to $14.30 per month. Council also heard from Union County Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Humphries, who requested that a school zone with a reduced 20 mile per hour speed limit be placed in the area surrounding Cove Elementary School on Haefer Lane. The current speed limit there is 25.