MINUTES OF THE NEWPORT CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON
April 2, 2018

A meeting of the Newport City Council was held on April 2, 2018 at 6:00 PM in Council Chambers, City Hall, 200 S. Washington Avenue, Newport, Washington, with the following present:

Shirley Sands Mayor - Absent
Raymond King City Administrator
Nickole North Clerk/Treasurer - Absent
Mark Duxbury Police Chief - Abesnt
Tom Metzger City Attorney - Absent
Kenneth Smith Mayor Pro Tem
Nancy Hawks-Thompson Councilmember
Brad Hein Councilmember
Mark Zorica Councilmember - Absent
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.  Mayor Sands was absent due to work obligations. 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA & MINUTES:

Councilmember Zorica moved to approve the agenda and the minutes from the March 19, 2018 Council Meeting; Councilmember Hein seconded.  Motion carried.

MAYOR & COUNCIL COMMENTS:     

Councilmember Hein moved that the city inventory has been reviewed and verified by the City Council; Councilmember Thompson seconded.  Motion carried.

POLICE CHIEF COMMENTS:

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION:

NEW BUSINESS: 

Councilmember Smith moved to approve Agreement NP2018-09 for a lease to own agreement with KS StateBank for a 2018 Volvo L70H Wheel Loader; Councilmember Zorica seconded.  Motion carried.   

Councilmember Hein moved to approve Resolution 04032018 – an obligor resolution stating the need to purchase the 2018 Volvo L70H Wheel Loader and authorizing the purchase of said equipment; Councilmember Thompson seconded.  Motion carried. 

Councilmember Thompson moved to approve Loan Resolution 04022018 with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the South Bench Water Reservoir Project; Councilmember Zorica seconded.  Motion carried. 

Councilmember Zorica moved to declare City of Newport Equipment tag #938, 939, 940, 1269 & 1270 surplus/salvage; Councilmember Hein seconded.  Motion carried. 

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

CITY ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS:

City Administrator King gave an update on the grader repairs and the loader time line.   

A new police officer has been hired and will be sworn in at the April 16th Council Meeting. 

Clerk/Treasurer North has received a thank you letter for volunteering to be a part of the Washington Municipal Clerks Association Partnership Program.  She has been selected to assist the new Clerk of Cusick with her duties.  It was stated that Ms. North’s efforts make a difference in raising the professionalism of Washington Municipal Clerks.  

BILLS & PAYROLL:

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

CLAIMS CHECKS 61862-61887

$35,080.97

CLAIMS EFT 03/28/2018 Run 1-7 $16,992.06
   
PAYROLL EFTS 674-677 and Dir Dep Run 03/19/2018

  $41,187.50

ADJOURNMENT:

The meeting was adjourned at 6:22 PM.

Attest:                       By:

            Nickole North, MMC, CPFA                                                            Keith Campbell

                     Clerk/Treasurer                                                                         Mayor Pro Tem