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City of Newport
596 7th Avenue
Newport, MN 55055
Phone: (651) 459-5677
Fax: (651) 459-9883
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.
Due to the ground temperature rising, residents who were running their water 24-7 to prevent frozen water lines can stop doing so as of April 14, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall, at (651) 459-5677.
The Newport Compost and Brush Site is now open for the season. The hours of operation are Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All brush must be less than six inches in diameter and incurs a fee of $5 per cubic yard. Grass and leaves incur a fee of $5 per vehicle load. Please note, plastic bags are not accepted and must be emptied and retained. If you choose to bag yard and organic waste, compostable bags are accepted. This reduces processing costs and enhances the quality of the finished compost, as the amount of plastic being sent to the landfills is greatly reduced. You may also drop off loads of unbagged yard/organic waste.
The Library and Community Center will be hosting a pajama story time on Thursday, April 24 at 6:00 p.m.
Resource Recovery of Newport will once again be partnering with the City of Newport to sponsor the 2014 City-wide Spring Clean-Up, which will take place on Saturday, May 10th, 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. Attendants will be verifying Newport residency. Please bring along a from of identification, such as a driver’s license, indicating your current address.
A fee based on the size, weight, and type of load will be assessed. Below is a list of rates for accepted items:
Mattresses, box springs and furniture will be charged $20.09 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.
Stone Soup Thrift Shop's 6th Annual "Soup-er Bowl" will take place on Saturday, May 17th from 9am to 6:30 p.m. at Park Grove Bowl. The Stone “Soup-er Bowl" is a fun-filled day of bowling, eating and socializing. The Stone Soup Board members and volunteers will be there to make this a community event to remember! The Northern Tier Energy, Super Mom's and Super America are again the lead Platinum sponsors of this event. You do not have to be a sponsor to form a team. Teams will be formed and gather pledges. Each team participant will receive a free tee-shirt, bowling, shoe rental, great food, drinks, and FUN while bowling in this fundraising event. This year’s theme is “Alice in Wonderland”. There will again be costume contests with prizes for each of the five session. Come in costume and get in the mood for the event! Costumes are not required, just for more fun! Click here to view some information on forming a team and click here to view some information on sponsoring. Visit www.stonesoupthriftshop.org for more information.
Washington County has financial assistance available to help residents replace noncompliant septic systems. The Washington County SSTS Low Interest Loan Program utilizes state funds from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to offer loans ranging from 1.5-3%, to replace noncompliant septic systems. The county is partnering with the Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) to administer the program. There is also a small pot of grant funds to assist loan income households in cost sharing part of the cost of replacement, available while funds last. Visit http://www.co.washington.mn.us/septic (click on financial assistance) for more information or to obtain application and guidance materials.
The 2014 road spring weight restrictions, 3 tons per axel, for Newport roads are in place as of Friday, March 14, 2014. The weight restrictions will remain for at least eight weeks unless special circumstances dictate otherwise. For additional information or questions, please contact Public Works at (651) 459-2475.
Click here to view information on the 2014 Street Improvement Projects. This page will be updated periodically throughout 2014.
The City is now advertising for the 2014 Street Improvement Projects. Click on the link above to view the advertisement, plans, and specs for the project.
Several plots in Newport's Community Garden are available for the 2014 season! Click here for more information.
In 2011, the City dedicated the Newport Veterans Memorial in Pioneer Park. The Veterans Memorial consists of two elements, a flagpole and circular plaza made of brick pavers. The pavers are inscribed with the names of individuals, living and deceased, who served honorably in the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, National Guard and Coast Guard. The City installed the first round of bricks in the fall of 2013.
Bricks are available for sponsorship at City Hall for $75 and may be sponsored by individuals, family members, companies or groups. The City will order bricks twice a year to install. If you would like to sponsor a brick and have it installed during the summer of 2014, please submit an application to City Hall by April 30, 2014. For additional information, please contact Renee Helm, Executive Analyst, at (651) 459-5677.
The City is currently accepting applications for the following employment and volunteer opportunities:
Click here to view descriptions for the above opportunities.
Thu - May 01
Thu - May 08
Wed - May 14
Thu - May 15
Thu - May 22
Click on the link above to request a service, submit a concern or report a pothole.
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.