The City of Newport’s 2017 Annual Report has been prepared by City Manager, Spencer Nebel, and is accessible on the homepage of the city’s website, at www.newportoregon.gov, or by contacting the City Manager’s Office at 541.574.0603.
The 2017 Annual Report lists the top 21 significant issues that the City Council and city staff worked on/accomplished during 2017. Highlights include: community outreach culminating in the production of the Vision 2040 Plan; completion of the $9.7 million Aquatic Center; multiple infrastructure projects (planning, design, or completion) that include storm sewer projects, seismic rehabilitation of the main Fire Station, pump stations at Schooner Creek and 48th Street, and an audio/visual upgrade of the City Council Chambers, and more.
Additionally, work continues on a new Airport Master Plan, the Mid-Coast Basin Integrated Water Resources Plan; housing reforms to incentivize the development of workforce and other housing; vacation rentals; and the implementation of a three percent tax on recreational marijuana sales.
The report contains impressive statistics regarding the work of the City Council, which met 22 times in regular session; four times in special meetings; 20 times in work session; approved 55 sets of minutes; adopted 17 ordinances; and 17 resolutions.