The Newport City Council and staff pledge to provide and manage city services utilizing sustainable practices. To enhance the livability of Newport, we strongly encourage citizen participation through volunteerism on committees and task forces. We will maintain fiscal responsibility and encourage community partners and agencies to achieve economic and sustainable development.
Implement water conservation plan.
Complete water treatment plant by fall 2011.
Develop a contingency fund for water related emergency repairs and capital improvements.
Implement and/or keep current a SCADA system to critical infrastructure including water tanks, pump stations, and pressure sensing stations.
Continue construction on projects identified as Level 2 Priority Projects in the city’s Water System Master Plan.
Continue working with the Central Coast Water Council to develop a long range water supply source including further evaluation of Rocky Creek as a regional water source.
Create a committee or task force to evaluate and recommend options relating to treatment and collection issues.
Complete and adopt the city’s Wastewater Master Plan.
Continue efforts to locate and reduce sources of infiltration, inflow, and pollution.
Develop a contingency fund for capital wastewater related emergency repairs and capital improvements.
Adopt the Storm Drainage Master Plan.
Implement storm drainage utility fees based on improvements identified in the Storm Drainage Master Plan.
Create a committee or task force to evaluate and recommend options relating to storm drainage issues.
Evaluate and make recommendations to regionalizing an emergency 911 center.
Evaluate the installation of an emergency warning system for tsunamis and other emergencies.
|Fire and Rescue||
Develop a schedule and funding plan to replace fire and rescue equipment as existing equipment becomes unsafe or unusable.
Strengthen the working relationship between full-time and volunteer firefighters.
Increase the number of volunteer firefighters.
Explore a county-wide fire district and other cost-saving measures.
Create a public safety committee to evaluate adequate staffing levels that balances needs and resources and explores the creation of a county-wide law enforcement district.
Develop a schedule and funding plan to replace vehicles, equipment, and support systems as they become unsafe, inefficient, or unusable.
Continue community outreach to strengthen positive law enforcement presence within the community.
Strengthen working relationship with other law enforcement agencies within the region.
|Community Development (Planning and Building Permits)||
Develop a transition plan for building services.
Complete updates to the Newport Comprehensive Plan for which grant funds have been obtained, and secure additional funding to update the Plan in advance of periodic review.
Adopt needed revisions to the Newport Transportation System Plan.
Pursue the implementation of an acceptable alternative mobility standard.
Appoint a task force/committee to pursue revitalization of the Highway 101 corridor including the possible relocation of the National Guard Armory to the airport
Initiate updates to the city’s subdivision and zoning ordinances regarding storm water management and street vacation process.
Develop a user-friendly (one-stop shopping), predictable process for permitting and information services for developers.
Support efforts to obtain airline sustainability by conducting a marketing/passenger demand analysis; identifying cooperative partnerships for airline use/marketing; identifying alternative providers and options; and developing and implementing a marketing strategy.
Strengthen airport operations and maintenance by maintaining the Part 139 certification; identifying airside needs and developing opportunities; creating airside and landside operation plans and procedures; and identifying and creating airside rules and regulations.
Support increased aviation services by conducting a feasibility study; conducting a market study; identifying lines of business/ business opportunities; identifying service goals; identifying alternatives; and identifying strengths and weaknesses.
Update airport capital improvement needs by identifying AIP opportunities; creating an FAA approved CIP; addressing the Airport Layout Plan strengths and weaknesses; identifying master planning needs; setting long-term strategic plans; and identifying and creating non-FAA capital improvement plans.
Support airport partnerships in community economic development by identifying infrastructure weaknesses and needs; identifying business development needs; identifying business/corporate development opportunities; conducting a market study; creating a marketing plan and strategic goals; and identifying cooperative partnerships for economic development.
Develop airport guiding documents by reviewing and updating when necessary the strategic plan, rules and regulations, minimum standards, rates and fee policy, and development guidelines.
Develop a plan for interagency coordination on disbursement of emergency supplies in the event of a disaster.
Explore the creation of an airport district.
Install an RFID circulation/security system.
Pursue improvements to keep the library facility current.
Evaluate staffing, programming, facility, and IT needs to respond to the service demands of the customers and make recommendations to the Council on an annual basis.
Pursue efforts to ensure safety of library users and staff and minimize risks to city.
Develop and implement a strategy to install sidewalks where none currently exist.
Develop a city-wide bicycle and pedestrian path plan that includes identifying specific projects, funding alternatives and an improvement schedule that, in part, includes the completion of the Naterlin sidewalk project.
Initiate budgeted projects within the city and specifically those identified in the South Beach URA plan.
Develop and implement a flexible strategy to pave gravel streets.
Continue to support, and possibly expand, the Lincoln County Transit District’s city shuttle program.
Discuss and develop street clean-up program.
Continue support of wayfinding program.
|Parks and Recreation||
Continue to provide healthy recreational opportunities to the community.
Explore the concept of an “Adopt a Park” program for maintenance, clean-up and other park related needs.
Develop a 5-year plan for recreation facility upkeep and improvement needs.
Maintain and develop parks and city-owned properties within available resources.
Explore the option of contracting with private operators for operation of the recreation center and swimming pool.
Provide credit card and on-line payment options to customers of city services.
Enhance the city’s GIS mapping and document imaging capabilities.
Within available resources, keep the city current with technology.
Consider economic and social sustainability in all actions taken by the City of Newport.
Appoint a sustainability committee or task force.
Explore and evaluate modifications to the employee health insurance plans and co-pay options and to the employee pension plans.
Adopted by the City Council on March 1, 2010