City of Newport
596 7th Avenue
Newport, MN 55055
Phone: (651) 459-5677
Fax: (651) 459-9883
The Newport City Council is seeking applicants who are interested in serving on the Newport Planning Commission, Park Board, Library Advisory Committee, or Heritage Preservation Commission. The terms for all of these are January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2017.
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. There are two to three vacancies for the Planning Commission.
The Park Board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 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.
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.
The Heritage Preservation Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each odd numbered month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The purpose of the Newport Heritage Preservation Commission is to provide guidance and recommendations for the preservation, protection and use of Historical and Archeological resources of significant properties within the City of Newport. There is one vacancy for the Heritage Preservation Commission.
If you are a Newport resident and interested in a position on any of the Commissions, Boards, or Committees, 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. 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 Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 5:00 P.M.
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.