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City of Newport
596 7th Avenue
Newport, MN 55055
Phone: (651) 459-5677
Fax: (651) 459-9883

 

 

Welcome to Newport!

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.

Newport News & Announcements

Public Works Hydrant Flushing the Next Two Weeks

Public Works will be flushing hydrants the next two weeks. During this time you may experience low water pressure and / or dirty water. Please check before washing clothing. You can clear your water by running cold water only. Please watch for City personnel in your area. Also, be sure to warn your children and keep them away from work areas.

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Mayor Geraghty

Washington County District Court Judge Galler dismissed a lawsuit against Mayor Geraghty on April 8, 2015. The order states that adequate proof was not provided showing that Mayor Geraghty intentionally violated the open meeting law. Click here to view the complete order from Judge Galler.

Bike to School Day - May 6, 2015

On May 6, the streets in Newport and South Washington County will come alive with kids and family members who are participating in Bike to School Day.  This year, many District 833 schools will participate in this global event that is celebrated in over 40 countries. Family members, dogs, and neighbors also seem to enjoy the break from most morning routines and appreciate the physical activity and chance to connect with neighbors and friends. Check with Newport Elementary on Bike to School and possible physical activity options for bus riders.   

Bike and Walk to School events began as a way to recognize the simple benefits of walking and biking to school.  Over time, the events have become part of a Safe Routes to School movement that encompasses a broader mission of safer streets, environmental awareness, connected neighborhoods, and healthier communities.  At Newport Elementary and South Washington County Schools, not all children will ever be able to walk or bike to school, but we can each do our part to create safer and healthier school commutes.  If you would like to volunteer at Bike to School Day or learn more about the Safe Routes to School initiative, contact Jodi Witte @ jwitte@sowashco.k12.mn.us or call @ (651) 458-6216. 

Spring Clean-Up - May 9, 2015

Resource Recovery of Newport will once again host the 2015 City-wide Spring Clean-Up on Saturday, May 9th, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at 100 Red Rock Road in Newport. Residents will enter the facility from Red Rock Road which is located off of Maxwell Avenue, north of 494. Please bring along a form of identification, such as a driver’s license, indicating your current address for attendants to verify Newport residency.

A fee based on the size, weight, and type of load will be assessed. Below is a list of rates for accepted items:

  • Tires: Car - $5.00 Each, Truck - $6.00 Each
  • Tire Rims: Car - $7.00 Each, Truck - $8.00 Each
  • Appliances: Non-Freon - $13.00 Each, Freon - $17.00 Each
  • Electronics: Small - $17.00 Each, Large - $35.00 Each

Mattresses, box springs and furniture will be charged $19.76 each, which includes a flat fee of $13 plus State Tax and the County Environmental Charge. Mixed Municipal Solid Waste will be charged $65 per ton plus the State Tax and County Environmental Charge.

The following items will not be accepted: Hazardous wastes including acids, caustic materials, cleaning fluids, oils, explosives, oil based paints, animal carcasses, asbestos, ash, infectious wastes, radioactive waste, sludge of any kind, street sweepings, yard waste, and any other materials that the Counties or Resource Recovery considers to be toxic or dangerous. The City of Newport and Resource Recovery accept no responsibility for damage done to vehicles while they are unloaded.

Presentation in Honor of National Preservation Month - May 13th

In honor of National Preservation Month, Bob Vogel will be presenting at the Library and Community Center on Wednesday, May 13th at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Vogel's presentation will be “Before Zebulon Pike: First Impressions of the Newport Area, 1680-1805.”  The presentation will focus on the explorers who produced the earliest written accounts of the Upper Mississippi Valley.  Missionaries, fur traders, adventurers and soldiers probed the area for 200 years before the first settlers came to Newport, trying to see what kind of country the new land was.  Their impressions of the region’s native peoples and natural resources shaped the history that followed. The Preservation Month event is sponsored by the Heritage Preservation Commission. The program is free and open to all.

Summer Rec Program

School’s almost out! With that, the City of Newport’s Parks and Recreation Department is getting ready to kick off another summer of fun. The Summer Rec program for Newport youth is scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 9th and will run through Friday, August 7th, with no program activities scheduled for the week of June 29th. This year’s activities will be held at Pioneer Park. Preschool children, ages 3 to 5, will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. School-age children, ages 6 to 14, will meet from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Click here if you would like to enroll your child(ren) in the Summer Rec program. Please mail, drop off or email the form by June 8th. For more information, please contact Renee Eisenbeisz, Executive Analyst, at (651) 459-5677 / reisenbeisz@newportmn.com.

Community Garden - Plots Available

The City's Community Garden is located next to Fire Hall #2 on Glen Road and consists of 24 4' x 16' plots that can be rented out to Newport residents for $20 and a $20 deposit. There are several plots available for the 2015 season. Click here for more information.

Deadline Extended for the Films in 5 Festival

Films in 5 Festival Submissions are now being accepted for the film festival. Submissions are due July 31, 2015. Click here for more information.

Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area Review

The MN DNR has been working on draft rules for management of land use and natural resources in the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA) since June 2014. The DNR requested that local governments within the MRCCA provide comments on the draft rules. The City sent a letter to the DNR in September 2014 regarding the draft rules. Since September, the DNR has analyzed the comments and is currently wrapping up a final round of revisions. Click on the links below for more information on the draft rules and MRCCA. Please contact Sherri Buss, City Planner, at (651) 292-4582 / sherr.buss@tkda.com for more information or questions.

 

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Newport Event Calendar 

Thu - May 07
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Sat - May 09
Spring Clean-Up Day 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Wed - May 13
Heritage Preservation Commission @ 5:00 p.m.

Wed - May 13
Robert Vogel Presenting @ Library and Community Center @ 7:00 p.m.

Thu - May 14
Planning Commission @ 6:00 p.m.

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