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City of Newport
596 7th Avenue
Newport, MN 55055
Phone: (651) 459-5677
Fax: (651) 459-9883
Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Newport is primarily a residential community and its strength is the people who live within the city. Newport is a small river community with residential streets bordered by large trees, which wind their way along the river's edge and the blufflands. Newport's small town persona is retained within its people and its physical environment even though it is within a 15 minute commute to St. Paul and Minneapolis. With a population of 3,435, Newport continues to encourage growth and development within the community.
The City is beginning the update of one of its most important planning tools, the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive plan is updated every 10 years. It lays out the City’s plans for land use, housing, economic development, transportation, parks, trails, public facilities and utilities. The Draft Plan will be completed in late 2017. It will be reviewed by surrounding communities and other affected organizations, and then sent to the Metropolitan Council for approval. The approved plan must be adopted by the City Council by December 2018.
The Planning Commission and City Council are leading the update, with assistance from City staff and consultants. The Planning Commission and Council invite the public (residents, businesses, and others) to attend an open house meeting on February 28, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall to give their ideas and input about the City’s future for the plan. The meeting will include a brief presentation about the plan, and a discussion about goals and priorities for the City through 2040.
Click here for more information on the Comp Plan.
The City is accepting applications for Maintenance Operator, Maintenance Aid, Paid-on-Call Firefighters, summer seasonal positions and Library volunteers.
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Stone Soup's 9th Annual Soup-Er Bowl fundraiser will be on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Visit their website for more information.
The City has created an odor report form for individuals to fill out when they have an odor concern. Click here to submit an odor complaint. Click here to learn more information about an odor study that was recently completed.
The City is seeking nominations for the 2017 Betty Haugen Memorial Heritage Preservation Award. The Haugen Award is given annually during Preservation Month (May) to recognize the outstanding contributions of an individual or group to the preservation, protection, and use of Newport’s historical, architectural, and archaeological landmarks. The award honors the memory of Betty Ann Haugen, a longtime Newport resident and original member of the Newport Heritage Preservation who passed away on January 2, 2002.
To be eligible, a person, group or project must be located in or have a direct connection to Newport. A committee appointed by the chairperson of the Heritage Preservation Commission selects the award recipient. Past winners have included home and business owners, architects, and organizations for projects ranging from restoration of historic buildings to promotion of community-based heritage conservation initiatives.
Nominations should be submitted in writing and are due April 14, 2017. Letters should be addressed to the Heritage Preservation Commission at City Hall. For more information, please contact Robert Vogel, at (651) 498-3810 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Newport, in conjunction with Washington County and the Metropolitan Council, is offering rebates for residents and business owners to promote water conservation. This program includes rebates for Energy Star clothes washing machines, WaterSense labeled toilets and WaterSense labeled Irrigation Controllers purchased and installed by June 30, 2017.
The rebate is 50% of the cost of the item, up to a maximum of $100 for an Energy Star washer; $50 for each WaterSense labeled toilet (maximum of two toilets per property); and $100 for WaterSense labeled irrigation controllers.
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The MN DNR has adopted the rules for management of land use and natural resources in the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA). Click on the links below for more information on the recently adopted rules and MRCCA. Please contact Sherri Buss, City Planner, at (651) 292-4582 / email@example.com for more information or questions.
Tue - Feb 28
Thu - Mar 02
Thu - Mar 02
Wed - Mar 08
Thu - Mar 09
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