Appointments Still Required for Planning, Inspections and Assessing Departments
As the NH Department of Health and Human Services continues to report declines in cases, hospitalizations and positivity rates of COVID-19, and as more of the local population becomes fully vaccinated, the City Manager and City Health Officer have determined that City Hall walk-in services can be made available again. Appointments will no longer be required, as of Monday, May 24.
With plans to reopen the Peirce Island Outdoor Pool on June 21, 2021, the City is making additional preparations to allow for summer recreational activities on the island.
The City of Portsmouth Department of Public Works will dedicate the new Pease Water Treatment Facility located at 97 Grafton Drive in Portsmouth on Tuesday May 4, 2021 at 10:30 am.
The McIntyre Subcommittee has received the final sketches from Principle Group that will be presented and discussed at a Special City Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 4 at 7 pm (via Zoom). These enhanced sketches (including the one featured here) incorporate feedback received from hundreds of residents who participated in the April 20 McIntyre Final Draft Forum and the Zoom “office hours” Principle Group hosted on April 21.
The Arbor Day Foundation has again named Portsmouth a Tree City USA and has awarded the Tree Growth Award to the City’s Department of Public Works parks and Greenery Division, led by arborists Corin Hallowell and Charles Baxter, along with the City's Trees and Greenery Committee.
As the City continues to monitor COVID-19 infection rates and the Governor’s guidelines covering assembly in indoor recreational spaces, plans are underway to make it possible to open the Indoor Pool in the early fall.
Portsmouth DPW is hosting a public input meeting via Zoom on Thursday, May 6, 2021 to discuss what residents would like to see in the sidewalk and roadway reconstruction plan for the Fleet Street Area Reconstruction Project. For Zoom registration instructions, click here.
The City of Portsmouth has just received notification that on March 26, ParkMobile, the app available to those who park in Portsmouth, became aware of a security breach in March linked to a vulnerability in ParkMobile's designers' software. In response, ParkMobile immediately launched an investigation with the assistance of a leading cybersecurity firm to address the incident. ParkMobile eliminated the third-party vulnerability, and continues to monitor their security and systems.
At the City Manager’s direction, the Recreation Department and DPW have worked with City Health Officer Kim McNamara to make several adjustments to the Peirce Island Outdoor Pool and bathhouse facility to allow the pool to open, by reservation, for the summer season, June 21 through August 20, 2021. The pool will be open from 11 am to 6 pm, seven days a week.
The City of Portsmouth has completed the sale of $30,514,594 in 20-year general obligation bonds to fund approved projects for General, Water and Sewer Fund projects, with bond premiums of $2,588,094.