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South Portland Community Newsletter

Issue 295

This City of South Portland Community E-Newsletter includes information about City sponsored events, projects and special announcements from South Portland's non-profit community.    Sign up if you would like to receive the newsletter directly to your inbox.
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Employment Opportunities

Looking for a career?  The City of South Portland is hiring for several positions.  View the current job openings and learn how to apply online here.  
Click here for a schedule of construction projects happening in the City
For a schedule of all City Meetings, Events, Public Hearings & Current Notices, please visit the City Calendar on the City's website.
All public meetings, including City Council meetings, will be resuming in person starting 7/31.

To register to receive Emergency Notification Alerts related to your neighborhood, follow this link:  http://www.southportland.org/departments/police-department/code-red/

The City is looking for residents to serve on Boards & Committees. 
Residents are encouraged to fill out an application online or in person at the City Clerk's office located at City Hall during normal business hours.   You can read more about the City's boards and committees on the City's website here
Real Estate Property Revaluation
Property assessments have been posted to the Assessor's page.  Notices have recently been sent regarding property assessments, and tax bills will be mailed soon. 

The City has posted FAQs about the City's revaluation process, links to look up your assessed property value, and get answers about tax exemption and assistance programs.  Read more at http://www.southportland.org/reval or call the Assessor's Office at (207) 767-7604 for more information.
Nomination petition papers for offices of City Councilor (District 3 & District 4) and Board of Education (District 3, District 4, District 5) will be available starting Monday, July 26, 2021 at the City Clerk’s office, and must be filed by Friday, September 3. Election Day is November 2, 2021.  Thinking about running for public office?  Read More
Community Events & News
Mark your calendars for the Southern Maine Community College boat parade in celebration of SMCC's 75th anniversary

Sunday, July 11, 2021 | 11:00am
 This is a fun, family event that will be led by SMCC President Joe Cassidy in his Seaswirl Striper powerboat. Professor Dan Abbott will bring up the rear of the parade in his Maritime Skiff powerboat. Participants will gather at 10:30 a.m. in the waters between Spring Point Lighthouse and nearby Buoy 1, and the parade is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. The boats will proceed slowly to the south along the SMCC shoreline toward Willard Beach.
If you are interested in taking part, or would like more information, please email smccboatparade@smccme.edu
Join the South Portland Public Library as we bring back storytime on location at Bug Light Park in South Portland. Destination Storytime will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. starting on June 15th and running for the foreseeable future as our outside program space will be out of commission this summer due to construction.
Destination Storytime will be meeting near the Liberty Ship in Bug Light Park and will include stories and songs. All ages are welcome, and we will have storytime blankets available to sit on but you are more than welcome to bring your own.

Thanks to our friends at South Portland Parks and Recreation are helping us take storytime on the road.

For more information, or if you have any questions about Destination Storytime, call Youth Services at 767-7660 x3 or visit SouthPortlandLibrary.com.

All Events and Times are Subject to Change 
Please visit our
Facebook Page for updates.

Wednesday, July 14th
Summer Concert Series @ Mill Creek Park, 6:30pm - Maine Marimba Ensemble

Tuesday, July 20th
Summer Movie Series @ Bug Light Park, 8:30pm
Wednesday, July 21
Summer Concert Series @ Mill Creek Park, 6:30pm - Studio Two: A Beatles Tribute

Friday, July 23rd
Summer Movie Series @ Bug Light Park, 8:30pm
Wednesday, July 28th
Summer Concert Series @ Mill Creek Park, 6:30pm - Down East Soul Coalition
Tuesday, August 3rd
National Night Out @ Redbank Community Center, 5:30pm -7:30pm
Saturday, August 14th
Art in the Park @ Mill Creek Park, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday, September 8th
Bug Light Park Fall Classic Car Show @ Bug Light Park, 4:30pm – Sunset
(Rain Date 9/11)
For questions on events, contact Robert Carter at rcarter@southportland.org.
The City of South Portland Community Newsletter is published by the City of South Portland.  It is a compilation of the best available information at the time of publication.  Events may be subject to change without notice in the time between publication of this e-newsletter and the actual event.  To send information to be considered for inclusion into this newsletter, send to news@southportland.org.
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