NEWPORT CITY - For years, equitable and fair water and sewer rates have been a topic of discussion among Newport City residents, business owners, and the city council.
Council members who attended their meeting Monday evening voted unanimously to increase water rates by 3.3 percent. The water rates become affective Feb. 1. In dollars and cents, the increase is about a $1.70 per quarter. Sewer rates will remain the same as they are now.
NEWPORT CITY - The Newport City Council is considering upgrading the municipal building.
City Manager John Ward, Jr. told the council Monday evening that he and Newport Police Chief Seth DiSanto have been talking with local architect Mark Stewart. Ward said the â€śholding penâ€ť on the lower level of the municipal building is an invitation for problems for the city, because it doesnâ€™t meet current standards.