MINUTES OF THE NEWPORT CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON
September 05, 2017

A meeting of the Newport City Council was held on September 05, 2017 at 6:00 PM in Council Chambers, City Hall, 200 S. Washington Avenue, Newport, Washington, with the following present:

Shirley Sands Mayor
Raymond King City Administrator
Nickole North Clerk/Treasurer - absent
Tom Metzger City Attorney
Kenneth Smith Mayor Pro Tem
Nancy Hawks-Thompson Councilmember
Brad Hein Councilmember
Mark Zorica Councilmember
Keith Campbell Councilmember

At 6:02 PM, Mayor Sands called the meeting to order followed by roll call and the pledge of allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA & MINUTES:

At 6:02 PM, Mayor Sands called the meeting to order followed by roll call and the pledge of allegiance.

MAYOR & COUNCIL COMMENTS:

Mayor Sands appointed Paul Hillestad to Planning Commission Position 4 to expire 01/02/2022.

Mayor Sands appointed Terri Ivie to Planning Commission Position 5 to expire 01/02/2021.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION:

Aleita Victorson Sirevog of 140 Raylen Lane, Newport, WA was present and requested that snow be removed by 9:00 AM. No action was taken.

OLD BUSINESS:

City Administrator King stated that he is still in the process of hiring a certified appraiser to obtain a sale price as well as a fast food lease price for the city-owned property located at 230 N. Washington and the property located next to Golden China on State Route 2 in Newport. The Council would like to make a decision with these properties that would provide jobs and sales tax revenue for the City.

The Pend Oreille County Law Enforcement Agreement and Dispatch Agreement update was tabled to the next meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

Resolution 9052017 updating the City’s Public Records Policy was tabled due to more changes coming on the state level.

Councilmember Smith moved to declare equipment No 001409 – PC SuperMicro & No. 001408 – Battery Backup for Server surplus/salvage; Councilmember Zorica seconded. Motion carried.

A financial report was provided for the Mayor and Council to review.

A law enforcement update was provided for the Mayor and Council to review.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS:

There were no City Administrator comments.

BILLS & PAYROLL:

Councilmember Hein moved to approve the bills and payroll; Councilmember Thompson seconded. Motion carried.

CLAIMS CHECKS 61456-61472
$42,605.67
CLAIMS EFT 08/30/2017 Run 1-5
$1,813.09
 
PAYROLL EFTS 608-613 and Dir Dep Run 08/31/17
$46,685.89

ADJOURNMENT:

The meeting was adjourned at 6:27 PM.

Attest: By:
Nickole North, MMC, CPFA Shirley Sands
Clerk/Treasurer Mayor