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Newport City Councilors hosted a Special Council Meeting this evening on the City’s proposed FY2021 budget as well as an update from the City Manager on the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

This is a What’s Up broadcast. We’ll provide updates and a recap here throughout and following the meeting.

To view and/or participate in the official meeting, you can participate through Zoom, by clicking on the following link or by phone, by calling 1-833-548-0276 and enter the following Meeting ID: 983-3181-8984


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The following items of business, filed with the City Clerk under the Rules of the Council, will come before the Council during the meeting.

1.Proposed Budget FY 2021 (A copy is available on the city’s website)

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Council voted to receive.

a.Errata Sheet

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Council voted to receive.

b.FY21 Tax Impacts

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Council voted to receive.

c.Ordinance Appropriating Revenues (First Reading) – Continued from May 27, 2020

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Council voted to pass 4-3 as amended (Taylor, McLaughlin, Leonard nay)

d.Ordinance Amending Title 3, Personnel (First Reading)- Continued from May 27, 2020

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Council voted 5-2 (McLaughlin, Leonard nay)


2.Mask Wearing – S. Taylor

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Council voted 6-1 to approve (Leonard nay)

3.Communication from Colleen Burns Jermain, Superintendent of Schools, re:  Newport Public Schools approved budget for July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021

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Council voted 7-0 to receive the communication.

4.COVID 19 Status Update 

City Manager said summer camp will return on or about June 29th.

The Council adjourned at 8:58 pm.

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