Runoff from Sloan Street and surrounding areas has frustrated Alton and Joan Willard for decades. On Monday evening they appeared before the Newport City council to ask the city to address the drainage problem once and for all.
The Newport City council has scheduled a special meeting for Monday at 6:30pm. Aldermen John Vincent and Denis Chenette along with Mayor Paul Monette will discuss the next step to take to replace Steven Vincent and Neil Morrissette who resigned from the council on Tuesday evening.
The Newport City council may hold a special meeting to discuss the two vacancies that occurred when aldermen Steven Vincent and Neil Morrissette submitted resignations on Tuesday evening. The move took Mayor Paul Monette off guard who was handed the letters of resignation.
Former alderman and long time planning commission member Denis Chenette has tossed his hat in the ring after a two year absence to run for the Newport City council. Incumbents Steven Vincent and Jacques Roberge will run for re-election.
The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a ten year permit for Newport City to remove aquatic weeds from the city dock area on Lake Memphremagog and create a long term maintenance plan.
Five Main Street parking spaces in Newport City will have to be removed to comply with Title 23 of the Vermont State Statutes. The parking spaces are located within 20 feet of a cross walk, which can obstruct views by pedestrians.