MINUTES OF THE NEWPORT CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON
July 17, 2018

A meeting of the Newport City Council was held on July 17, 2018 at 6:00 PM in Council Chambers, City Hall, 200 S. Washington Avenue, Newport, Washington, with the following present:

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

At 6:00 PM, Mayor Pro Tem Campbell called the meeting to order followed by roll call and the pledge of allegiance.  Councilmember Smith moved to excuse Councilmember Thompsonís absence; Councilmember Hein seconded.  Motion carried.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA & MINUTES:

The Hotel/Motel Tax Request for the Newport/Priest River Rotary Club SPORT, Scenic Pend Oreille River Train was tabled to the next meeting due to the presenter being ill.  South Bench Reservoir Water Project Pay Request #3 was added to the Agenda under New Business.  Councilmember Zorica moved to approve the agenda as amended and minutes from the July 02, 2018 Council Meeting; Councilmember Hein seconded.  Motion carried.

MAYOR & COUNCIL COMMENTS:  

POLICE CHIEF COMMENTS:

PUBLIC WORKS COMMENTS:

Public Works Director North gave a public works update and stated that he would be working on completing the BMX Park. 

Councilmember Hein asked about garbage cans in the downtown business district and the possibility of placing more of them downtown.  He suggested working with the college or high school on having students fabricate tamper resistant benches as well.  Councilmember Hein also suggested looking into getting tamper resistant lights for the city restrooms in the parks.  Public Works Director North stated that he would look into these suggestions and see what he could do. 

Councilmember Zorica asked if the time that the restrooms lock could be extended to dusk.  Mr. North stated that it could.  Councilmember Zorica also asked if the time on the Splash Park could be extended to 8:00 PM.  Public Works Director North stated that he had to check where they were at on the water level but thought the water was pretty much at capacity.  If not, he will extend the hours.

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION:

Christian Meador of 912 W. 2nd Street, Newport, WA  99156 representative of the FANNS group stated that he knew the City Council is working hard for the City.  The FANNS group trusts and supports the Council in whatever decision that they make relevant to city business including the proposed silicon smelter.

OLD BUSINESS:

NEW BUSINESS:

Councilmember Smith moved to approve the South Bench Reservoir Water Project CDBG Pay Request #3 in the amount of $14,0129.84; Councilmember Hein seconded.  Motion carried.

BILLS & PAYROLL:

Councilmember Zorica moved to approve the bills and payroll; Councilmember Smith seconded.  Motion carried.

CLAIMS CHECKS 62098-62136

     $37,043.77

CLAIMS EFT 07/13/2018 RUN 1-7       $14,457.60
CLAIMS DIRECT PAY 07/13/2018 RUN 1-6

  $7,700.00

PAYROLL EFTS 708-713: Dir Deposit Run 07/03/2018

$105,413.58

ADJOURNMENT:

The meeting was adjourned at 6:15 PM.

Attest:                       By:

            Nickole North, MMC, CPFA                                                          Shirley Sands

                     Clerk/Treasurer                                                                       Mayor