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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Council discusses city finances during meeting

  • The Newport City Council member received copies of the August City Financial Statements, August Airport Commission Financial Statements and 2011 Sewer Audit at their meeting Monday night.
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  • Mayor David Stewart advised the council to take a closer look, when reading the reports, at the expenditures in the different departments. "Were over in some things, a lot of these places, it's just that the equipment is getting old and were having to do a lot of work on them," said Stewart. "Most of the places that it's over is in equipment maintenance, just about in every department." The Mayor then asked the council review the statements and present any questions at the next City Council meeting or to call his office. "The bottom line is the balances look very well for this time of year," explained Stewart. In other business: - The Council voted and approved the following reappointments: • Robbie Hindman and Penn Stafford to the Newport Planning Commission with both terms expiring July 31, 2015. • Randy Ramsey to the Newport Airport Commission with the term expiring Sept. 30, 2017. • Virginia Metzger and Eddie Cooley to the Newport City Beautiful Commission with both terms expiring July 1, 2015.
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