THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT,
COUNTY OF LINCOLN, STATE OF OREGON
In the Matter of:
NIGHT CLOSURE (DUSK TO DAWN) OF
NE BIG CREEK ROAD ALONG CITY WATERSHED
WHEREAS, under Newport Municipal Code (NMC) 6.05.025 and ORS 810.010(3),
the Newport City Council is the road authority for highways, roads, streets, and alleys,
other than state highways, within the city limits of Newport; and
WHEREAS, under ORS 810.030, the City Council may restrict the operation of
vehicles on such highways, roads, streets, and alleys when necessary to protect the
interest and safety of the general public; and
WHEREAS, after considering the night closure (dusk to dawn) of NE Big Creek Road
along the city watershed, as defined in NMC 7.10.005, and conducting a public hearing
on the matter on November 1, 2021, the City Council has determined it is necessary to
impose the following restriction, as ordered below.:
The City of Newport orders as follows:
1. The section of NE Big Creek Road along the city watershed, as defined in NMC
7.10.005, will be closed from dusk to dawn to motor vehicles, except for access by
authorized personnel, and to allow residents (and guests) access to their homes on that
section of the road.
2. A gate will be used to restrict access to that section of the road from dusk to dawn,
as noted in section 1 above.
3. A sign will be posted at or near the gate informing the general public of the restriction.
4. This order will remain in effect for a period of five years per NMC 6.05.025(B), unless
withdrawn or extended by further order of the Newport City Council.
So ordered this 15th day of November, 2021.