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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


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.