This past weekend, the City of Newport’s City Hall utility payment drop box was vandalized. The city is concerned that payments deposited in the drop box over the weekend may have been taken by the vandals.
The drop box was emptied by city staff on Friday at approximately 2:15 P.M. Some payments were recovered and the theft is under investigation by the Newport Police Department.
Any customers dropping payments in the utility drop box between July 10, after 2:00 P.M., and July 12th should contact the Finance Department at 541.574.0617. Central Lincoln PUD has graciously given the city permission to use its drop box until the city obtains a replacement drop box. Please use the Central Lincoln PUD drop box for City of Newport utility payments until the city’s drop box is replaced.
The City of Newport apologizes for any inconvenience.