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.
The City is currently accepting applications for the following positions:
The City Council is currently accepting applications for an opening on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall. The purpose of the Planning Commission is to provide professional support to ensure proper and legal interpretation and enforcement of the zoning ordinance. Make recommendations on planning and development matters, oversee and enforce the zoning, subdivisions and Comprehensive Plan. The vacancy runs through December 31, 2017.
If you are interested in serving on the Planning Commission, please submit a Letter of Interest to the City Council expressing reasons why you are interested in serving and include any special qualifications you may have for this position along with a volunteer application below. You may mail letters to Newport City Hall, 596 7th Avenue, Newport, MN. 55055, or drop letters off at City Hall. Letters of interest and applications will be accepted until Wednesday, July 13, 2016.
The individual selected for this position will fill in for the Library and Community Center Coordinator when they are not able to work. Hours will vary. The rate of pay for this position is $10/hour. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Click here to view a job description. Applications can be downloaded by clicking on the link below or picked up at City Hall, 596 7th Avenue, Newport, MN 55055.
The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 9th and the General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8th. Election Judges are the officials who staff the polling location and ensure that voter rights are protected on Election Days. The required qualifications for Election Judges are: minimum age of 18 years old, U.S. citizen, Minnesota resident, cannot have had your voting rights revoked, need to be able to read, write, and speak English, and complete a minimum 2 hour training. In addition to these minimum qualifications, Election Judges need to be able to communicate clearly with voters, enjoy helping others, be available to work long hours, and have attention to detail. The rate of pay for Election Judges is $10.00/hour. Election Judges are essential to our democracy. Serving as an Election Judge provides an opportunity to learn more about the election process and is a great service to our community. If you would like to serve as an Election Judge, please contact Renee Eisenbeisz, Assistant to the City Administrator, at (651) 459-5677 / firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Click here to view the application.
The City is currently looking for volunteers to work on weekday mornings or early afternoons at the Library and Community Center. Volunteers need to be 18 years or older. Individuals who are interested in volunteering should contact City Hall, at (651) 459-5677.