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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.

 

 

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

City Council Seeking Applicants for City Council Vacancy and Other Various Positions

The City Council is seeking applicants who are interested in serving on the City Council, Planning Commission, Park Board, Library Advisory Committee, Heritage Preservation Commission, and South Washington County Telecommunications Commission. Letters of interest and applications are due by December 19, 2016.

Additionally, the City is accepting applications for a fill-in Library and Community Center Coordinator, Paid-on-Call Firefighters, and Library volunteers.

Click here for more information.

Open House for Outgoing Mayor Geraghty and Councilmember Ingemann

The City of Newport would like to invite all residents and business owners to an open house on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. to recognize outgoing Mayor Tim Geraghty and Councilmember Tom Ingemann. The open house will be at City Hall, 596 7th Avenue, Newport, MN 55055. Mayor Geraghty has served on the City Council a total of 33 years. He was a Councilmember from 1984 - 1993 and 2001 - 2008 and Mayor from 1994 - 2000 and 2009 - 2016. Councilmember Ingemann has served on the City Council a total of 13 years, from 1994 - 1998 and 2009 - 2016.

2017 Dog Licenses Now on Sale

2017 dog licenses are now on sale for $10. Licenses purchased through January 31, 2016 will be $10 per license. The fee will increase to $20 per license after this date. Newport residents must renew licenses for their dogs annually. An updated 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.

Additionally, any household that has four or more dogs or cats must obtain a kennel license. A kennel license is approved by the City Council and expires December 31 of each year. The fee for a kennel license is $50.

Please contact Renee Eisenbeisz at (651) 459-5677 / reisenbeisz@newportmn.com for more information.

Library and Community Center Events

  • Adult Coloring - Come and enjoy some adult coloring on the first Wednesday of each month at the Library and Community Center.
  • Holiday Movie Night - Come and enjoy a holiday movie and make some candy cane mice on Thursday, December 15th at 5:30 p.m.
  • Craft Program - Come and make some cute mice out of Heshey's kisses on Thursday, December 22nd between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.

5K for Good in the Hood

Click here to view a flyer on an Ugly Christmas Sweater 5k that will be held on December 4th. All proceeds will go to Good in the Hood, a local organization that provides food subsidies for students at eight local schools.

Controlled Deer Hunt in Loveland Park and Bailey School Forest

Since 2013, the Metro Bowhunters Resource Base (MBRB) have been conducting a controlled hunt in Loveland Park and Bailey School Forest after October 15th of each year. This will be the third year that the MBRB will conduct their hunt. They will be hunting in both parks December 3-4 and December 10-11. During this time, the parks will be closed to the public.

Holiday Train - December 9, 2016

The CP Holiday Train is returning to Cottage Grove on Friday, December 9, 2016. The brightly lit train will arrive at approximately 5:45 p.m. with a trainload of fun and entertainment. It will stop on West Point Douglas Road just south of the 80th St. Bridge / Belden Crossing. All cash and personal care items collected at the “Cottage Grove Stop” go directly to the local Friends in Need Food Shelf; serving the residents of Cottage Grove, Grey Cloud Island, Newport and St. Paul Park. Their goal is to raise $90,000 this year.

If you are unable to attend the event and would still like to donate to the Friends in Need Food Shelf, please send checks payable to the Friends in Need Food Shelf, P.O. Box 6, Cottage Grove, MN 55016, and please write “Holiday Train”, on the memo line.

Click here to view information on two fundraisers for the event.

Article on Proposed Developments in Business Journal

Click here to view an article that was in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal last week regarding proposed developments throughout Newport. The article highlights the apartment complex along Maxwell Avenue, the two office/warehouses along Hastings Avenue that received conditional use permits, and the mixed-use development along 7th Avenue.

Odor Mitigation Study and Odor Complaint Form

The Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy Board (R&E Board) is currently conducting an odor mitigation study related to the Recycling & Energy Center (R&E Center).  As part of the study, 14 monitoring points were strategically selected around the R&E Center and the City of Newport.  Over an 8 week period, trained consultants physically went out to each of the locations once a week, under various weather conditions and gathered baseline odor testing data.  The odor testing data is currently under review.

Additionally, the R&E Board is monitoring complaints received through the South St. Paul Odor Complaint Form. Newport residents are encouraged to fill out the online form 24/7 or call (651) 554-3220 M-F, 8:00 a..m.-4:30 p.m., when noticing a strong odor in Newport. When you fill out the form or call, it is helpful to have the following information:

  • Date and time that you noticed the odor
  • Where the odor is noticeable
  • Description of the odor
  • Your assessment of the odor strength on a scale of 0-10
  • Wind direction

Click here to review a progress report on the study provided to the R&E Board Facility Committee on August 25, 2016.

Water Conservation Rebate Program

The City of Newport, in conjunction with Washington County and the Metropolitan Council, is offering rebates for residents and business owners to promote water conservation. This program includes rebates for Energy Star clothes washing machines, WaterSense labeled toilets and WaterSense labeled Irrigation Controllers purchased and installed in 2016.

The rebate is 50% of the cost of the item, up to a maximum of $100 for an Energy Star washer; $50 for each WaterSense labeled toilet (maximum of two toilets per property); and $100 for WaterSense labeled irrigation controllers.

Click here to learn more about the program.

 

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Newport Event Calendar 

Wed - Dec 07
Open House for Outgoing Mayor Geraghty and Councilmember Ingemann @ 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Thu - Dec 08
Planning Commission @ 5:30 p.m.

Thu - Dec 15
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Mon - Dec 26
City Offices Closed due to Holiday

Thu - Jan 05
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

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Click on the link above to pay your utility bill online. You can also call 1-877-885-7968 to pay your utility bill. Please note that you will be charged a fee of $2.99 each time you pay online or by the phone.