September 21, 2009 6:00 P.M. Newport, Oregon
The City Council of the City of Newport met on the above date in the Council Chambers of the Newport City Hall. On roll call Bain, Bertuleit, Patrick, Brusselback, Kilbride, Obteshka, and McConnell were present.
Staff present was City Manager Voetberg, City Recorder Hawker, City Attorney McCarthy, Community Development Director Tokos, Public Works Director Ritzman, Airport Director Reno, Interim Finance Director Schultz, Steve Dickinson, former Parks and Recreation Director, and Police Chief Miranda.
Bain introduced the new videography crew that included Toledo High School teacher, Peter Vince, and students, Casey Baker and Bridget Towns.
Bain discussed time limits for public comment, and asked that comments be made in the spirit of helpfulness, and related to agenda items. He added that disruptive and confrontational behaviors would not be tolerated.
The consent calendar consisted of the following items:
A. Approval of the City Council minutes from the work session and regular meeting of September 8, 2009, and the executive session of September 16, 2009;
Listing of claims paid for August 2009;
Police and Fire Department monthly reports for August 2009;
OLCC license approval for Bier One for a change of ownership.
MOTION was made by Patrick, seconded by Bertuleit, to approve the consent calendar as presented. The motion carried in a voice vote. McConnell reported that he did not attend the evening meeting of September 8, and Kilbride noted that he had not attended the executive session of September 16. Neither voted on the approval of the minutes of the noted meetings.
COUNCILOR’S REPORTS AND COMMENTS
Obteshka reported on a recent meeting of the Senior Center Advisory Board. He noted that the Center will be using energy efficient lighting, purchasing a new Wii system, karaoke machine, and a public address system. Center renovation is in progress.
Obteshka reported that the Library Foundation book sale is scheduled for Saturday at the Farmer’s Market.