MINUTES OF THE NEWPORT CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON
April 01, 2019

A meeting of the Newport City Council was held on April 01, 2019 at 6:00 PM in Council Chambers, City Hall, 200 S. Washington Avenue, Newport, Washington, with the following present:

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

At 6:02 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 Zoricaís absence; Councilmember Thompson seconded.  Motion carried.  Councilmember Heinís absence was not excused until the Council hears why he didnít attend. 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA & MINUTES:

Councilmember Smith moved to approve the agenda as written and the minutes from the March 18, 2019 Council Meeting; Councilmember Thompson seconded.  Motion carried.

MAYOR & COUNCIL COMMENTS:     

Councilmember Thompson stated that there will be a fund raiser at the Hospitality House from 4:00-6:00 PM Friday April 05th to raise money for Gretchin Koenig & Steve Price whose house was destroyed by fire. 

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION:

NEW BUSINESS:    

Lori Stratton spoke about the 12th Annual Newport Autumn Bloom 5K/10K Fun Run event and her request on behalf of the Newport Hospital & Health Services Foundation for hotel/motel tax money to help with advertising the event.  Councilmember Thompson moved to approve the hotel/motel tax request for the 12th Annual Newport Autumn Bloom 5K/10K Fun Run; Councilmember Smith seconded.  Motion carried.

Councilmember Smith moved to approve Agreement NP2019-11 Facility use agreement, indemnification and hold harmless with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for use of the Newport Gun Range for their hunter education program; Councilmember Thompson seconded.  Motion carried.

STAFF COMMENTS:

Public Works Director North gave a public works update.  He stated that the new water tank for the water project will be delivered in two weeks.  He will be working with the Newport School District on partially funding repairs to 7th Street.

Clerk/Treasurer North reminded the Councilmembers who are up for election this year that Candidate Filing Week is May 13-May 17, 2019.  She also gave an update on STCU CDs that have matured.

 

CITY ADMINISTRATOR:  

BILLS & PAYROLL:

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

CLAIMS CHECKS 62659-62677    $160,645.87
CLAIMS 03/28/2019 Run 1-7    $3,069.57
   
PAYROLL EFTS 802-806 and Dir Dep Run 03/18/2019

  $50,188.74

ADJOURNMENT:

The meeting was adjourned at 6:19 PM.

Attest:                                                                                                  By:

            Nickole North, MMC, CPFA                                                          Shirley Sands

                     Clerk/Treasurer                                                                           Mayor