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Monday, October 26, 2020 - 1:38pm | Press Release

2020 Leaf Pickup Schedule The Portsmouth Public Service Department will be starting its annual leaf pickup on October 26, 2020. The entire City will be covered twice in six weeks according to the following schedule. Citizens are asked to rake their leaves in the street next to the curb at least one day ahead of the schedule. Please rake leaves separately from brush or other objects and if you have bagged leaves place them where you place your garbage, but separate from the garbage. Residents are asked to move their cars on the day of their scheduled leaf pickup. Especially, if your street is narrow (EXAMPLE: 1100 Block & 1200 Block 22nd Street). Leaves that are under cars WILL NOT be picked up until the next scheduled day. If you are using a landscaping company to collect your leaves or hire someone to rake them, then they are responsible for removing the leaves from your property. Thank you for your cooperation in this endeavor. The dates are tentative, because we may be delayed by the weather, quantity of leaves, or equipment failure.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 1:58pm | Press Release

* Creation of a DORA in Downtown Portsmouth, mostly along Second Street and Chillicothe Street. * The DORA would ease or make more accessible outdoor dining in front of liquor permit holding establishment. It would allow such establishments to service in front of their establishments during certain hours. Creation of the DORA and subsequent amendment of the City's Outdoor Dining Policy would relieve these establishments of current requirements for fencing around a dining area. Signage, sanitation and safety requirements would be established by a permit. * The Portsmouth DORA would provide the ability during permitted Special Events for individuals to walk around the DORA boundaries with an alcoholic beverage purchased from a liquor permit holding establishment. This authority-subject to issuance of individual permits would be limited, initially, to the events listed (see attached application). Signage, sanitation and safety requirements would be established by permit for each Special Event.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 11:58am | Press Release

All grants made under the Program are being made with the intention to provide immediate funding to small businesses to reimburse the costs of business interruption caused by required closures, to assist with the payment of costs where the business faces uncertainty as to its ability to pay due to the pandemic, to keep as many small businesses in Portsmouth operating, and to retain as many jobs for Portsmouth City residents as possible in light of the severe economic hardships brought by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 3:35pm | Press Release

SCRAP TIRE COLLECTION DAY SPONSERED BY: PORTSMOUTH MUNICIPAL COURT & CITY OF PORTSMOUTH SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 - 8 A.M. – NOON 807 WASHINGTON STREET (OLD ADELPHIA BUILDING) MUST SHOW PROOF OF CITY RESIDENCE

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 11:34am | Press Release

The Department of Public Utilities will be flushing fire hydrants in the city beginning Thursday, September 10th thru Thursday October 15, 2020. During periods of flushing, customers may experience loss of water/low pressure/colored water for a period of time. When flushing is completed, customers should notice an improvement in their water service.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 12:43pm | Press Release

The City of Portsmouth is urging property and home owners to keep their yards mowed, trees and bushes trimmed and alleys cleaned up. It has come to our attention that the alleys are being forgotten when mowing or trimming. See the below city requirements for the upkeep of property as well as the penalty if not followed.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 12:08pm | Press Release

City Owned Properties for Sale - the parcel that do not have a price listed have not been appraised. If you are interested in one of the properties, please contact Andy Gedeon at: 740-353-5153 Ext 8910

Friday, July 17, 2020 - 4:21pm | Press Release

Mckinley Pool is closed for the season as the Lifeguards have left to prepare for school.

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 10:45am | Press Release

City Council will meet on Monday August 10, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the Shawnee State University Center and will continue to be closed to the public.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 7:33am | Press Release

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