City of Newport, MN

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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 even though it is within a 15 minute commute to St. Paul and Minneapolis. With a population of 3,675 (2019), Newport continues to encourage growth and development within the community.

Newport News & Announcements

Planning Services Request for Proposal

The City of Newport is seeking a qualified person or firm for professional planning services to the City. The City of Newport wishes to contract with an independent consulting firm or individual to provide planning services as the “City Planner.”  The City Planner’s work tasks focus on development, interpretation, and application of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, zoning ordinance, and subdivision ordinance in cooperation with the City staff, Planning Commission, and City Council.  The Planner may also work on other planning projects when requested by staff or the City Council. The City’s planning consultant works regularly with the City staff, consulting Engineer, Attorney, five-member Planning Commission, and five-member City Council. Proposals are due to the City no later than 3:00 PM on April 21, 2021. Questions regarding the RFP or for more information, please contact City Administrator Deb Hill at dhill@newportmn.com.

Request for Proposal

City Hall Closed and By Appointment

Due to COVID-19 cases in Washington County, the Newport City Hall will remained closed. Appointments to meet with City Hall Administrative Staff can be scheduled by calling 651-459-5677. Appointments can be scheduled between 8am and 6pm, Monday-Thursday. City Hall will be open for all other public meetings whcih may also be held in a hybrid mode.

Public Meeting Information

City Hall will be unlocked for all public meetings. Residents are welcome to attend public meetings in person. However, individuals who prefer to have greater social distancing can attend any meeting by clicking on the links below or calling 312-626-6799 and typing in the Meeting ID. Meeting Password: "Newport"

Heritage Preservation Commission (April 14) @ 5:00pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84761578987?pwd=NWRyWjA4Y3M3R1hZTzR0ZnJpZ0R2dz09

Meeting ID: 847 6157 8987

City Council (First Thursday of the Month) @ 5:30pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81555137620 Meeting ID: 815 5513 7620

Planning Commission (Second Tuesday of the Month) @ 5:30pm

(Including April 6, 2021)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85246335342 Meeting ID: 852 4633 5342

City Council (Third Thursday of the Month) @ 5:30pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83056687457 Meeting ID: 830 5668 7457

Park Board (Fourth Thursday of the Month) @ 5:00pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86110808241 Meeting ID: 861 1080 8241

COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health are closely monitoring the COVID-19 virus. More inforation is located on the Washington County Website, CDC Website, and Minnesota's Website.

Mayor Elliott has declared a State of Emergency for the City of Newport. a copy of his Proclamation can by found by Clicking Here.

Before Selling Your Home in Newport

Televise Sewer Main-No property connected to the City of Newport's sanitary sewer shall be sold unless the property sewer lateral has been inspected and is in compliance with City standards.  (City Code-Sec. 34.16, paragraph (7))

Pave Driveways-All parking areas and driveways that are unpaved or past serviceable life must be paved with ashaplt, concrete or other materials approved by the City prior to sale or title transfer.. (City Code-Sec. 36-161, paragraph (5))

Meter Reading-The City will read a water meter on the day of sale for $25 and provide a final bill.

Please call City Hall at (651) 459-5677 with any questions.

Open To Business

Open To Business through Washington County provides business advisors that can sit down with you to talk through your idea, help you refine the concept, and outline next steps to make it a reality.  It is a FREE service.  For information, visit www.opentobusinessmn.org or call Washington County at 612-789-8838.

 

 

 

 

 

Apr
22

Park Board
City Hall- 596 7th Ave

May
6

City Council Meeting
City Hall- 596 7th Ave

May
11

Planning Commission
City Hall- 596 7th Ave

Click on the links below to contact us.

  • Click here to request a service, submit a concern or report a pothole.
  • Click here to submit a code violation concern. Your concerns will be sent to selected City Staff and Code Enforcement Personnel. Your contact information is only used for official purposes and is kept confidential.
  • Click here to submit an odor complaint.

 

Click on the link above to pay your utility bill online and/or set up an account to have your utility bill emailed. You can also call 1-877-885-7968 to pay your utility bill. Please note that you will be charged $2.99 each time you pay online or by the phone.

    Water Quality Report

The City annually publishes the results of its monitoring of City drinking water in the Consumer Confidence Report.  This report is to inform consumers of the need to protect our water resources, as well as to heighten understanding of drinking water and the process involved in making drinking water safe Please click here to view the 2020 Consumer Confidence Report.