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Newport commissions need members
Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

The city of Newport is seeking interested residents to serve on its Planning Commission and Heritage Preservation Commission.

There is one vacant seat on the Planning Commission and two vacant seats on the Heritage Preservation Commission.

Both commission terms are from Jan. 1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2016.

The Planning Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The role of the commission is to discuss and advise the City Council on issues relating to zoning ordinances and planning requests.

The Heritage Preservation Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each odd numbered month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The role of the commission is to discuss all matters relating to historic preservation.

Newport residents interested in either positions are encouraged to submit a letter of interest to the City Council expressing so, including any special qualifications. Letters can be addressed to the Newport City Hall, 596 7th Avenue, or dropped off at City Hall. Letters will be accepted until 5 p.m., Thursday Dec. 19.

Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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