STATEMENT FROM THE SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES COMMITTEE:
URGENCY & ACTION NOW
Updated September 8, 2021
Congratulations on being vaccinated! The CDC (and NH DHHS) considers you “fully vaccinated” once you are 14 days past your last shot. Here are some answers to questions frequently asked by those who have been fully vaccinated:
Schools Opening and City of Portsmouth Reminds Drivers to Watch for School Crossings
Two years ago, the Water/Stormwater Division of the Portsmouth Department of Public Works introduced “Blue, the Happy Fish” as a mascot for its efforts to educate the public about increasing their water use efficiency and protecting Portsmouth’s water resources. An annual series of messages encourages the public to “Think Blue” when it comes to lawn care, leaf collection, proper disposal of household hazardous waste and pet waste.
City Manager Karen Conard announces the City’s return to planning for the Portsmouth NH 400th celebration in 2023.
After the interruption of planning during the pandemic, “Portsmouth NH 400th” has a new organizational structure and non-profit status for tax-deductible fundraising and grant purposes.
Portsmouth neighborhoods will take to the parks and streets to celebrate National Night Out (NNO) on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 (rain date, August 10), from 5 to 8 pm. Founded in 1984, the nationwide National Night Out Against Crime celebrations on the same night nationwide are designed to strengthen and connect the community while fostering partnerships between residents and members of Police Departments.
With 90-degree heat forecast for the next several days, the City of Portsmouth has taken steps to offer locals some relief.
Given the public interest in the litigated matter -- City of Portsmouth v. 150 Greenleaf Avenue Realty Trust et al -- the City of Portsmouth reports that on June 23, 2021, the State of NH Board of Land and Tax Appeals (BTLA) rejected Mr. Boyle’s claims for over $2.4 million in damages and instead awarded total damages of $135,450 for temporary taking by eminent domain of Mr. Boyle's property.
Per New Hampshire law, all municipalities in the state must certify their lists of registered voters every ten years. The last time this was done in Portsmouth was 2010.
City Manager Karen Conard submitted a preliminary FY22 budget for the City in March, estimating $124,259,033 that included an unanticipated $1.65 million (20%) increase in the City’s required NH Retirement System contribution to the State. The final FY22 budget approved by the City Council at their June 7, 2021 meeting is $123,209,033, a 3.44% increase over FY21.