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 Newport City Council is seeking applicants who are interested in serving on the Newport Park Board, Library Advisory Committee, and South Washington County Telecommunications Commission.
The Park Board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. The goal of the Park Board is to develop, preserve, and enhance parks, natural settings and outdoor spaces for recreation, education, and enjoyment of area citizens. The Newport Park Board collaborates with City Staff and Council, local businesses, volunteers, and other partners to achieve these goals. There is one vacancy for the Park Board and the term is January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2018
The Library Advisory Committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of each odd numbered month except for July at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The purpose of the Library Advisory Committee is to provide guidance and recommendations to the City Council for the Newport Library and Community Center. There is one vacancy for the Library Advisory Committee and the term is January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2017.
The South Washington County Telecommunications Commission is the cable television franchising authority for Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, and Grey Cloud Island Township. The joint powers agreement between the communities allows for two voting representatives, one city official and one Council appointee, along with one alternate. Each commission director is responsible for determining issues that need to be brought to the attention of their member city, as well as taking the necessary steps to communicate those issues. The Commission meets on the fourth Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Cottage Grove City Hall and the Commission's offices in Cottage Grove. The alternate position is vacant and the term is January 1 - December 31, 2016.
If you are a Newport resident and interested in any of these positions, 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. These positions will remain opened until filled, first round of review will take place December 9, 2015.
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.