Community Newsletter

Issue #312

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Public Meeting Agendas & Information
Starting January 31, all City Board & Committee Agendas and Packet material, including City Council Meeting material, may be found on BoardDocs. All packet material and agendas will be posted by 4:30pm on Friday the week prior to the scheduled meeting.  Bookmark this link!
Spring has sprung!  Thanks to resident Russ Lunt for sharing this beautiful photo taken outside of City Hall! 
The State Primary and School Budget Validation Referendum will occur on Tuesday, June 14, 2022All polling locations will be open from 7:00am until 8:00pm on election day. 
You can request your absentee ballot now, and it will be mailed to you.  If you have already requested your ballot, it will be mailed to you by May 18.  The last day to request an absentee ballot without special circumstances is June 9.  Voters looking to change party enrollment must do so by May 27. Click here for more important dates and election information! 
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Get yours at Municipal Services or City Hall by providing two forms of proof of residency (preferably your driver's license and vehicle's registration). See below for additional info:

New Residential stickers are orange and are valid until 12/31/23. Limit 2 per residence (the first one is free; the second is $5.)

New this year, property owners who do not reside in South Portland but are permitted to use the Transfer Facility for disposing of yard waste (no other use is permitted) from their South Portland properties will have their own (brown) sticker. Property owners must obtain a sticker by showing two forms of proof of property ownership, as well as your vehicle registration. 2022 Property owner stickers are valid until December 31, 2023.

Landscape contractors may use our facility for disposal of landscape debris (leaves, grass clippings and brush) from South Portland residential properties. A Contractor's permit must be obtained for an annual fee of $150. (Additional permits cost $20 per vehicle.) Contractors must show proof that the material they are disposing of is from a South Portland resident by providing the resident’s permit number. 2020 Stickers (blue) will expire on December 31, 2021. 2022 Landscape Contractor stickers (green) are now available from Municipal Services or City Hall, and are valid until December 31, 2022.
The City Council is seeking people to serve on a number of city committees. There is a committee for everyone's interest!  If you are interested in applying, please click here for more information: https://onboard.southportland.org/
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Friends BookShop, located in the lower level of South Portland Public Library, has reopened after a two-year closure due to Covid-19
Now open from  10am - 3pm   Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday
All books on sale and proceeds help
support many library programs!

Events & Event Permits
As warmer weather approaches, the City would like to remind residents and groups planning an event taking place on City property of the need to submit an Event Application. The application can be obtained at the City Clerk's office and needs to be completed and returned to the Clerks' office at least 30 days prior to the event date. 
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Short Term Residential Rentals & Registration
Short-Term Rentals (defined as hosted or non-hosted temporary rentals of less than 30 days) are required to be registered through the City Clerk's office. Non-Hosted Short-Term rentals are prohibited in residential zoning districts. Click here to read more and to apply to register your Short Term Rental online. Read More

The South Portland War Veterans Memorial Association, made up of the American Legion and VFW, will be hosting the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30, 2022 starting at 10:30am from the SMCC Parking Lot down Broadway, and ending at Mill Creek Park Veterans Monument for a brief service following the parade.  
A message from the South Portland Conservation Commission
Do you know about the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)? The program provides each eligible household a $30 discount per month on your internet plan. Eligibility is based on income or participation in SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, and other programs. Click on the link below to see if you qualify:
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