Community Newsletter

Issue #318

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There will be no City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 20.
Planning and Code Enforcement Offices will be closed on Monday, September 19. City staff will be participating in training these days so we can serve you better in the future.

The next City Council meeting will be on Tuesday, September 27, where the Council will have a third workshop on rent stabilization.
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New Program

 Learn more about Electrify Everything!

Upcoming Events

 Learn more about the Property Tax Stabilization Program. Scroll down to see more upcoming events at the Library.

Absentee ballots may now be requested! Click here to request your absentee ballot online. For more information, please visit: www.southportland.org/elections
  • In-person absentee voting will begin at City Hall once ballots arrive (around October 8)
  • Have you recently moved? Changed your name? Make sure you’re registered to vote! 
  • All polling places will be open on Election Day from 7:00am-8:00pm
Notice: The City of South Portland's presentation of information about candidate forums or debates is done solely for the purpose of making community members aware of these events. The City of South Portland does not make endorsements of any political candidates or causes. 

Learn more about this event. 
OCTOBER 22, 2022
Click here or call (207) 767-7635 for more info.
Learn more about these events.
The South Portland Land Trust will celebrate the opening of its newest recreational trail, the Clark's Pond Extension Trail, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, September 24 at 10 AM. The ribbon cutting, being held in conjunction with National Public Lands Day, will take place along a new portion of the trail, located between the Maine Air National Guard and the Irving station (along Western Avenue).
Learn more about this and more Land Trust events.

Coming Up at the Library

Wednesday, September 21st at 4PM: A Discussion of the new “Property Tax Stabilization for Senior Citizens Program” with Jim Thomas, City Assessor. Learn how seniors can freeze their property taxes at this informative event. Questions will be answered and all required paperwork will be provided.

Wednesday, September 28th at 6:30PM: A presentation by Colin Woodard, New York Times bestselling author of the new book The Lobster Coast: The past, present and future of coastal Maine. Books will be available for purchase.

Tuesday, October 25th at 6:30PM: The Maine Community Cookbook Vol. 2 authors Margaret Hathaway, Karl Schatz, and Don Lindgren are coming to discuss their new book. 

Thursday, October 20th at 6:30PM: Our first Author Talk of the year is taking place with Cape Elizabeth author Richard Cass. He will be discussing his new book The Last Altruist. Books will be available to purchase.

Sept. 20 (National Voter Registration Day!), Sept. 28 & Oct. 4, from 1 to 4 each day will be Voter Registration at the Main Library.
Learn more about these events.


The Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Fall Brochure is now available!
Learn more and view the brochure.
On August 22, 2022, the City of South Portland presented Red's Dairy Freeze with a Proclamation recognizing and celebrating its 70th anniversary.
This week we broke ground on the South Portland Skatepark! The park is expected to be completed by late November of this year.
Learn more about the South Portland Skatepark.

Conservation Corner

Submitted by Barbara Dee, Chair of the Conservation Commission
Hello, my name is Shara Drew and I'm very happy to serve as the City of South Portland's new Communications Officer!

I'd love to hear your feedback on our newsletter and other City communications, so feel free to send me a note any time at news@southportland.org.
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