Newport This Week

City Council Rubber Stamps Agenda

In the shortest Newport City Council meeting in years, eight minutes, the board unanimously approved everything on the Sept. 28 agenda without public comment, dissension or input during any of the scheduled hearings.

After a second public hearing, the council amended and approved $575,000 into an ongoing Waste Management Fund that had been discussed at some length two weeks prior. The city is also looking at new ways to curb excessive trash left by visitors in summer.

Upon second hearing, the council approved an entertainment license for Cabana, at 140 Broadway, the former home of the Salvation Café. There will be no music after 10 p.m., a condition that abutters asked for two weeks ago.

The council also approved a new entertainment license for Newport Harbor Island Resort, 1 Goat Island, from 5 to 11 p.m., Monday-Thursday, noon to 11 p.m. on Sunday, and noon to midnight Friday to Sunday preceding a Monday holiday.

The city recommended to the Coastal Resources Management Council a unanimous vote of non-objection to the application of Equity Investment Group, 32 Bayside Ave., to construct and maintain a residential boating facility.

Finally, the council awarded a bid to repair the Easton Pond Dam North Spillway, in the amount of $718,344, to SumCo Eco Contracting.

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