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City of Portsmouth Provides Notification That Methuen Construction Will Not Achieve the December 1 Milestone for Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility Work

November 22, 2019

Portsmouth, New Hampshire -- The City of Portsmouth Legal Department has notified the Environmental Protection Agency, the State of New Hampshire and the Conservation Law Foundation -- all of whom are parties to the Consent Decree that mandates the City’s upgrade of the Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility to secondary treatment-- that the General Contractor for the project, Methuen Construction, will not achieve the December 1, 2019 interim construction milestone to substantially complete the Biological Aerated Filter (BAF).  Substantial completio

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City Property Tax Rate Set at $14.86

November 12, 2019

PORTSMOUTH – The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration has approved the City’s 2019 tax rate for Fiscal Year 2020 of $14.86 per $1,000 of valuation.

City Manager John Bohenko said the 2019 tax rate dropped by $.98, or 6.2% from the prior year tax rate of $15.84, and $1.35, or 8.3% from the anticipated tax rate of $16.21 at the time the City Council adopted the FY20 annual budget.