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Community Newsletter

Issue #302

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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Current County Transmission LevelsHIGH

What does this mean?  The City of South Portland has adopted a policy based on guidance from CDC.  Effective September 2, 2021, all visitors and employees entering city facilities are required to wear face coverings regardless of vaccination status.  Public meetings are encouraged to be held remotely. 
For more information, visit www.southportland.org/covid
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 City Council meetings are currently being held remotely due to COVID-19.

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

Official Election Results from the November 2 Municipal Election have been posted to the City's website:  www.southportland.org 
The BILLING ADDRESS for the Finance Department has changed to:
PO BOX 9422
South Portland, ME 04116-9422

Please update any online banking/bill pay to the new address to avoid delays or returns on your tax payment.

The physical location of the Finance Department is still 25 Cottage Road (City Hall).   You may use the dropbox outside of City Hall to return your tax payments.
It's time to renew your dog's license for 2022!

Dog owners must license their dog each year.  Please show proof of your dog's current rabies vaccination.  (If your dog has a current rabies vaccination on file, we should already have that information.)  If your dog is spayed or neutered, the license fee is $6.00.  ($11.00 if your dog is not fixed.) 

You can purchase and renew your dog's license online and we'll mail you your dog's tags.  You can also come into the City Clerk's office at 25 Cottage Road to renew your dog's license, or renew via mail.  

The deadline to renew your dog's license is December 31 -- don't wait, do it today!
The City of South Portland’s Economic Development Committee (EDC) is seeking nominations for the City’s annual Business & Economic Development Awards. In the interest of public health and safety, we have decided to once again hold a virtual awards ceremony this year. The details of the virtual event will be announced soon.  All nominations are due by Tuesday, November 9, 2021.  Nominate a business today!
Public Works will begin curbside leaf collection on Monday, November 15, 2021. Leaves in compostable paper bags should be placed curbside by Sunday, November 14. Leaves may also be brought to the Transfer Facility in compostable paper bags or in bulk. (You could also use plastic trash bags for the purpose of transporting, but leaves MUST be emptied out of them and the plastic bags brought home to be reused or discarded.)
The City is looking for residents to serve on various 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.
Do you have an Electric Vehicle (EV)?  Click here for a map of publicly accessible EV Chargers in the City. Just type in "South Portland, Maine"! 
Community Events & News
Oriental Bittersweet: A Fatal Attraction
Do not be tempted to decorate with this beguiling but deadly vine!
Submitted By:  Cathy Chapman, Conservation Commission
  • In the top 10 of most invasive plants in Maine & the
  • US Birds eat the berries and disperse the seeds far & wide
  • The vines kill trees by girdling & toppling
  • The vines crowd out native plants essential to the environment
  • Remove by cutting, digging & smothering
  • Dispose in trash, never in compost
  • Replace with native plants
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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