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City of Newport
596 7th Avenue
Newport, MN 55055
Phone: (651) 459-5677
Fax: (651) 459-9883
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.
At the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, Mayor Geraghty named Susan Lindoo as the Volunteer of the Year for 2013. Ms. Lindoo has served on the Planning Commission since 2001, the Park Board from 2005 to 2010, and volunteers at the Annual Buckthorn Day and Community Garden. The City would like to thank Ms. Lindoo for volunteering with the City all these years!
The Library and Community Center will be hosting an eBook class for individuals to learn how to download an eBook onto their own iPad or tablet. The class will take place on Tuesday, December 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Several devices will be available to practice on but individuals are encouraged to bring their own as well.
Historical Preservationist Bob Vogel will be presenting "A Red Rock Christmas - 1849" at the Library and Community Center on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Mr. Vogel will be discussing how residents lived and celebrated in 1849.
It was recently announced that Sheryl Crow will be headlining the 15th Annual Canadian Pacific Holiday Train on Saturday, December 14, 2013. The event will kick-off with the opening of the North Pole Station at 4:00 p.m. and the concert will follow at 5:00 p.m. Sheryl Crow will be joined by award winning a capella group, Take 6. The CP Holiday Train will stop at Marshaling Yard, off of 95th Street, in Cottage Grove.
All proceeds and donations collected at the Cottage Grove stop go directly to the Friends in Need Food Shelf in St. Paul Park. If you would like to make a monetary donation, you may send a check payable to the Friends in Need Food Shelf to the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce at P.O. Box 16, Cottage Grove, MN 55016. If you would like to donate items, the Food Shelf is in need of toiletry items such as bar soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, dish soap, toilet paper, paper towels, or diapers. Since its inception in 1999, the Holiday Train has helped raise $7.4 million for local food banks. Last year, $115,000 was raised for the Friends in Need Food Shelf.
The Newport City Council is seeking applicants who are interested in serving on the Newport Planning Commission and Newport Heritage Preservation Commission. The terms for both Commissions will be January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2016.
The Planning Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall and discusses and advises the City Council in issues such as zoning ordinances and planning requests. There is one vacancy for the Planning Commission. The Heritage Preservation Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each odd numbered month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall and advises the City Council on all matters relating to historic preservation. There are two vacancies for the Heritage Preservation Commission.
If you are a Newport resident and interested in a position on either of the two Commissions, please submit a Letter of Interest and completed Volunteer Application to the City Council expressing reasons why you are interested in serving and include any special qualifications you may have for this position. You may mail the items to Newport City Hall, 596 7th Avenue, Newport, MN. 55055, or drop them off at City Hall. Items will be accepted until Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:00 P.M.
Annual dog licenses are now on sale at City Hall for $10. Newport residents must renew licenses for their dogs annually, and by January 31st of each year. Licenses purchased after this date will be subject to a fee of $20. A rabies vaccination certificate is required at the time of purchasing the dog license. Requiring a dog license helps to ensure that all dogs in the city are vaccinated for rabies and serves as a resourceful tool to police officers in returning your dog, should they pick him or her up from running at large in the city. Please contact Renee Helm, Executive Analyst, at (651) 459-5677 for more information.
The City Council approved a solicitor permit at its August 15, 2013 meeting for Lawrence Treakle who will be soliciting on behalf of Tennis Sanitation. Mr. Treakle's permit expires December 31, 2013.
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