Community Newsletter

Issue #315

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Public Meeting Agendas & Information
All City Board & Committee Agendas and Packet material, including City Council Meeting material, may now 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!
Do you need to report a pothole, traffic hazard, broken streetlight, file a general complaint, or other issue on city property? 
Click here to file a complaint or issue using the Citizen Request Portal
City Hall, Assessing, Library, Community Center, Transfer Station, and offices at the Planning & Development Building (829 Sawyer St) will be closed on Monday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Note: The new address of the Code/Planning Building (496 Ocean Street) is 829 Sawyer Street.
Where Can I Take My Dog? 
On June 7, the South Portland City Council passed an emergency ordinance that places a moratorium on evictions for certain situations, and caps rent increases during the moratorium period to no greater than 10%. This ordinance is now in effect through November 27, 2022.  Read More  
The City Council is seeking people to serve on a number of city committees, INCLUDING:
  • Comprehensive Plan Committee (resident must live in District 5)
  • Landcare Management Advisory Committee
  • Transit Advisory Committee (resident must live in District 5)
  • Board of Assessment Review (resident must live in District 2) 
There is a committee for everyone's interest and skillset!  If you are interested in applying, please click here for more information: https://onboard.southportland.org/
Apply Now
Join the South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce for special outdoor movie events:
  • Tuesday July 19, Bug Light Park – “The Croods: A New Age”
  • Tuesday July 26, Bug Light Park – "Space Jam: A New Legacy"
  • Tuesday Aug 2, Redbank Community Field – "Encanto"
Movies will start at sunset (around 8 PM). We highly recommend arriving earlier for parking and to claim your spot and get food. These events are FREE and no registration is required. Limited parking is available onsite. Near Bug Light, additional parking will be available at the Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) parking lot.

Join us for food and beverage and family fun! The South Portland Human Rights Commission will also be providing an educational component to the "Encanto" screening at Redbank.

In addition to South Portland Parks & Recreation, we'd like to thank our sponsors:

Northern Light Mercy Hospital
Texas Instruments
Pape Chevrolet
Gorrill Palmer
City of South Portland
AFC Urgent Care
Town and Country FCU
Global Partners
A message from the South Portland Conservation Commission
Photo Credit: Brendan Williams, South Portland resident
Photo Credit:  Russ Lunt, South Portland resident

We wish you all a happy and safe holiday weekend! 
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