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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 2:49pm | Press Release

The Spock Memorial Dog Park is currently closed for grass re-seeding. It is hoped that the park will reopen at the beginning of May. Please keep checking the Facebook Page or this site for updates.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 2:14pm | Press Release

There will be a Land Reutilization Neighborhood Committee Meeting via Zoom Thursday April 15, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. Topic: Neighborhood Advisory Committee Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94527545887?pwed+M09MUEJWSGZGOHpQdnhpVExMW5Wdz09 Meeting ID: 945 2754 5887 Passcode: H3G7cZ

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 12:16pm | Press Release

SEASONAL WORKERS NEEDED Applications are being accepted until April 15th by the Portsmouth Public Service Department for seasonal workers. Workers will be assigned to various divisions within the Service department. Applications may be obtained at the Service department located at 55 Mary Ann Street, Portsmouth, Ohio or online at www.portsmouthoh.org under Applications. Questions may be answered by calling 740-354-7766. The City of Portsmouth is an equal opportunity employer.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 11:48am | Press Release

The City of Portsmouth will be accepting applications for a Pool Manager for the 2021 Summer season at the McKinley Pool. Applicants for Pool Manager should submit a record of past experience with the operation and maintenance of a municipal swimming pool. List past experience in overseeing lifeguards and their responsibilities toward the safety of pool customers. This is a working manager’s position. The Pool Manager will be expected to participate in all aspects of preparing the pool for summer, continued cleaning and up-keep for the pool during the season, and final closing at the seasons end. Manager will be responsible for collecting fees, keeping the books, and delivering daily proceeds to the City. Applicants for lifeguard must have a current up-to-date Certification for Lifeguard, Standard First-Aid and CPR/AED for Lifeguards. Past experience is not mandatory, but would be a plus. This position requires good people skills and be capable of getting along with all ages, especially children and teens. McKinley Pool is a drug free workplace and all employees are subject to drug testing. Applications can be obtained at the City Garage, 55 Mary Ann St....

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 11:31am | Press Release

The City of Portsmouth will be accepting applications for Lifeguards for the 2021 Summer season at the McKinley Pool. Applicants for lifeguard must have a current up-to-date Certification for Lifeguard, Standard First-Aid and CPR/AED for Lifeguards. Past experience is not mandatory, but would be a plus. This position requires good people skills and be capable of getting along with all ages, especially children and teens. McKinley Pool is a drug free workplace and all employees are subject to drug testing. Applications can be obtained at the City Garage, 55 Mary Ann St. Portsmouth, Ohio, or on the city’s website at: www.portsmouthoh.org under applications. Applications will be accepted thru April 15, 2021.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 11:00am | Press Release

There will be a meeting of the Cultural Affairs Committee on March 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Municipal Building at 728 2nd Street Portmouth, OH on the 2nd Floor. The meeting will follow the current open meetings regulations due to COVID-19 and will be live streamed via Facebook under Portsmouth City Government. Portsmouth Ohio. The city continues to follow the Governors orders and the meeting is closed to the public, however if you have a statement or concerns please email them before 3:00 pm on March 11th to City Clerk Diana Ratliff at [email protected] and it will be read during the meeting. Committee members will be required to wear masks.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 2:49pm | Press Release

All flowers need to be removed in Greenlawn Cemetery by Sunday March, 21st. Jack Tackett Public Service Director City of Portsmouth

Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 5:50pm | Press Release

The Leadership Team is made of of policy and decision makers. These individuals have the capability to change procedures when necessary and can make changes from the top. The Active Community Team is a cross-sector team of stakeholders who work collectively to: foster a learning environment that encourages an interdisciplinary approach to meeting the needs of children and families, reducing the siloing of services identify and respond to: gaps in the availability, accessibility, and alignment of services for children and families involved with the dependency court and child welfare systems. needed systems reforms and supportive community services needed in preventing child maltreatment Advocate for, facilitates access to, and participants in multidisciplinary trainings to enhance capacity to better meet child and family needs, including training on trauma-informed care and reflective practice. Install new policies/procedures at the local level that reinforce and sustain best practices across systems. Talking about the Active Community Team (ACT), this team will consist of a lot of individuals around our community. This team will not work directly with the families...

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 1:46pm | Press Release

NOTICE TO CITY OF PORTSMOUTH: Weeds behind any property are the responsibility of the owner or renter from the fence line to the alley. The City of Portsmouth Sanitation Department is experiencing problems with having a clear path to empty the trash cans and the city is asking for the cooperation of the property owners or renters to make sure that the area is clear. Be advised failure to comply could result in fees as described below, however that is something the city would like to avoid if at all possible. 941.20 WEEDS, GRASS, VINES, BRUSH AND SHRUBBERY; MAINTENANCE. (a) No person being the owner, occupant, lessee, tenant or agent of any property located within the City shall allow noxious or unsightly weeds or grass to grow to a height of six inches. Furthermore, no owner, occupant, lessee, tenant or agent shall allow the growth of any unkempt vines, brush, or shrubbery or tree limbs to grow onto any easement or right of way whose presence creates a nuisance or a health or safety concern. This includes prohibiting the discharge of grass clippings and debris onto City streets and alleyways while mowing. As used in this section, “property” also includes that portion...

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 12:52pm | Press Release

All contractors doing work in the City of Portsmouth need to register for 2021. Documents required: Current bond (original bond), Liability Insurance, Workers Comp Certificate, and any State Licenses. The fee is $100.00 per discipline.

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