Trick or treat will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween as planned.
The designated Trick-or-Treat hours for Newport are on Halloween from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Trick-or-Treat hours are set as a rain or shine designated time frame. Newport has designated the same hours of 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Halloween for trick-or-treat for many years. These are the same times set by most other cities in Northern Kentucky. This information has been published well in advance and it would be difficult and confusing to notify everyone of a last minute change. We know that many residents came out to enjoy Monsters On Monmouth last Sunday afternoon and had a great time at this Newport Recreation sponsored event. That annual event was advertised several ways including the Newport Now newsletter that is mailed to residents and posted on the cable channel. We all wish the weather for Halloween had changed – as forecasts often do.
As of Thursday morning, no Northern Kentucky cities have changed their designated hours for trick-or-treat. Any last minute alternate would have left many confused or unhappy. Friday evening hours would have conflicted with rush hour traffic when parents may have already scheduled to leave work early Thursday. Friday hours would have also conflicted with several local high school football games that are well attended by many families. Switching to Saturday would have conflicted with many children’s sports, parents work schedules, etc. Choosing a last minute change to Sunday afternoon would have overlapped church events, youth sports, football, etc.
If the weather is too rainy or if there are storms on the evening of Halloween we hope you will keep your children safe and dry and find a way to celebrate at home – reading stories, playing games, acting out skits in your costumes, and, of course, enjoying some of the treats you had ready to pass out to trick-or-treaters!
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CITY PROPERTY TAXES DUE OCTOBER 31
City tax bills were mailed in late September. These bills include the property taxes levied by the City and by the Newport Board of Education. The bills are payable on or before October 31st and are considered delinquent if they are postmarked after that date. For your convenience, the City typically extends the Finance & Administration hours for the collection of tax payments during the last days of October.
Payments may also be made by mail but must be postmarked by October 31st. If the bills are paid after October 31st state law mandates a penalty of 10%, which is imposed immediately, and interest of 6% per year. These fees must be assessed even if you don’t receive the tax bill.The City makes every attempt to assure that the tax bills are delivered to the property owners in a timely manner. Each year, however, there are a few bills that are returned as undeliverable or that go to the wrong place due to property transfers during the year or mortgage company changes. In order to avoid the potential of being charged late fees, if you or your mortgage company do not receive a tax bill by October 10th please call the City Finance and Administration Department at 292-3660.
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THE PENGUINS ARE HERE!
A new swim team has been formed for area youth and their home pool will be the Newport Veterans' Memorial Pool.
- AGES 5-18
- Open to Newport as well as surrounding communities
- Summertime competitive swim & dive instruction
- Practice 4-5 days/week, competitions weekly
- Team membership includes Season Membership at Newport’s Veterans’ Memorial Pool
- Promotes individual achievement, teambuilding & community pride
- Meet the coach
- Need-based scholarships available
Learn all about the Newport Penguins at www.newportpenguins.org
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Home Buyer Assistance Program Information
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Bedbug Disposal Procedure
- Set item out on Rumpke’s pickup day
- Cut item so no one will pick it up
- Wrap in plastic and mark that there are bedbugs
Newport Citizen’s Advisory Council
The Newport Citizen’s Advisory Council (NCAC), an organization representing neighborhoods across Newport, are pleased to announce ‘friends’ group in Newport, had their initial kickoff on May 5th with a great turn out. The purpose of Friends of Newport is to bring together residents, workers, organizations and other enthusiastic supports of Newport. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life in the community through communication, activities and projects designed to foster pride and encourage positive development. Our hope is that Friends play an integral role in bolstering our community of Newport. Daily opportunities will arise for us to participate in the growth of our community. Our community will grow from our involvement as we actively take ownership of making Newport a friendly and vibrant city. We, in turn, will enjoy the fruits of these efforts. As stewards of a healthy community, we will coexist in a symbiotic relationship that pools resources and efforts. Questions? Ask Joyce – firstname.lastname@example.org For membership form click HERE.
City of Newport Blockwatch
The City of Newport has a Blockwatch program, information is located at the following location: http://newportblockwatch.com