The City of Portsmouth and Redgate/Kane Still Unable to Reach Agreement by the General Services Administration DeadlineMarch 31, 2023
At a Special Meeting of the City Council today at 12:00 pm in City Hall, City Attorney Susan Morrell reported that the City of Portsmouth and Redgate/Kane, also known as SoBow Square, LLC, still have not reached an agreement on a number of critical issues needed to move forward with plans to redevelop the Thomas J. McIntyre Federal Building by the March 31, 2023 extension deadline set by the General Services Administration (GSA).
Portsmouth City Council to Hold Special Meeting on McIntyre Project on Saturday, March 11, 2023March 10, 2023
The Portsmouth City Council has scheduled a Special Meeting on the McIntyre Project for Saturday, March 11, 2023.
It is anticipated that the City Council will enter into a Non-Public Session from 3 to 4 pm. A Public Session will be held at 4 pm.
Portsmouth City Council Increases Income for Elderly and Disabled Exemptions: Deadline to File is April 15, 2023March 5, 2023
The City Council recently voted to increase the income limits for both the elderly and disabled exemptions. Income limits will increase from $46,124 to $50,137 for single taxpayers and from $63,108 to $68,598 for married couples. Total assets for both exemptions will remain at $500,000 whether single or married.
Islington Street Corridor Reconstruction Project Resumes in April with Phase 2A -- Public Meeting on March 8, 2023March 4, 2023
Construction on the Islington Street Corridor Reconstruction Project is tentatively scheduled to resume in mid April. A Public Pre-Construction Meeting is planned for March 8, 2023 at 6 PM in City Hall Conference Room A.
City to Start Reviewing Applications for Outdoor Cafes Starting March 01, 2023March 3, 2023
The City has announced that staff will start reviewing and renewing applications for the 2023 outdoor dining season starting May 01, 2023.
Department of Public Works Provides Update on Mechanic Street Pump Station RepairFebruary 23, 2023
The City of Portsmouth’s Mechanic Street Pump Station experienced an equipment failure in January that left only one of the station’s three pumps operational. The pump station continues to operate and passes the required flows to the Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility. In order to ensure redundancy and manage high flow events, the City mobilized two temporary engine-driven backup pumps in the Pump Station’s parking lot.
City of Portsmouth Receives Nearly $50,000 in “Moose Plate” Grants for Wetlands Conservation and Preservation of Historic Cemeteries and DocumentsFebruary 21, 2023
In the past four months, the City of Portsmouth has accepted three grants from the New Hampshire State Library: a $9,682 grant for the preservation of historic City documents and to rebuild the wall around Point of Graves Burial Ground (the City’s oldest cemetery), $20,000 for delineating wetlands within the City limits, and a third $20,000 for preservation work on the wall facing North Mill Pond in North Cemetery.
DPW Water Division Provides Pease & Portsmouth Drinking Water System 2022 Year in ReviewFebruary 13, 2023
Portsmouth Recreation Department Invites Public to Make Valentines for "Tree of Love"February 2, 2023
The City has "left the lights on" the holiday tree in Market Square and, with Valentine’s Day approaching on February 14, is inviting residents to help transform the holiday tree by decorating the "Tree of Love."
Sherburne School Neighborhood MeetingJanuary 27, 2023
TUES JAN 31 AT 6 PM AT SHERBURNE SCHOOL (35 Sherburne Rd.) – In person, informal discussion with neighbors, City Council and Portsmouth Housing Authority about the possible future use of the Sherburne School property after the relocation of the Ro