South Portland Community Newsletter

Issue 218

This City of South Portland Community E-Newsletter includes information about City sponsored events, projects and special announcements from South Portland's non-profit community.    Sign up if you would like to receive the newsletter directly to your inbox.

For a schedule of all City Meetings, Public Hearings & Current Notices, please visit the City's website.

City-wide winter parking ban is in effect December 1, 2016 - April 1, 2017.  Public streets and sidewalks must be clear of vehicles each night from 12am-6am.

Community Block Development Grant (CBDG) applications are due January 23, 2017 by 4:00pm.  For more information, click here. 
There are so many events happening at the South Portland Public Library each month for all ages!  Check out the South Portland Public Library's website  to see current and upcoming events. 

The City of South Portland is holding a meet and greet on Wednesday, January 25th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the South Portland Community Center on Nelson Road. The event will be an opportunity for the community to meet the two finalists for the position of City Manager.
Residents will be able to learn more about the finalists’ experiences with municipal government.
Employment Opportunities

Looking for a career?  The City of South Portland is hiring for several positions.  View the current job openings and learn how to apply online here.  
AARP will be providing tax preparation assistance at City Hall on Mondays beginning February 6 through April 10.  Call (207) 776-6316 to make an appointment. 
Don't miss Winterfest 2017 on January 27 & 28! 
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School Board - District Four Vacancy

Libby Reynolds has resigned from the District Four Board of Education seat effective January 13, 2017.  Per the Charter, the City Council will appoint a resident from District Four to fill this seat.  The appointed District Four member will serve until the Inauguration the first Monday in December 2017 when the candidate who wins the District Four race in the November 2017 General Election is sworn in to fulfill the unexpired term ending December 2018.

If you are interested in being appointed to this seat please submit with your application, a letter of intent and a resume to the City Clerks’ Office by February 15, 2017. The appointee must meet qualifications to serve, which include being a registered voter of the City of South Portland and a resident of District Four and remaining an inhabitant of the city while in office. Appointees must also comply with all applicable policies outlined in the Master Policy Book of the South Portland School Department, including policy BCA: School Board Member Ethics - http://www.spsd.org/books/policyhandbook/bca-school-board-member-ethics

The Council will plan to interview candidates at a Special Workshop on February 22 and intends to appoint a member of the community to this seat at the regular February 22, 2017 Council Meeting immediately following the special workshop.

An application can be downloaded from the City website at http://www.southportland.org/our-city/board-and-committees/board-education/or you may call and request that one be mailed to you. If you have any questions please contact City Clerk, Emily Scully, at 767-7627.

Applications should be mailed to;

Attn: Emily Scully
       City Clerks’ Office
    25 Cottage Road
    South Portland, Maine 04106


Where is this?  (Continued from last issue!)  With the end of Tom Blake's term on the City Council, resident Russ Lunt has graciously taken up the charge of continuing the favorite "Where is this?" column.    Pictured here is a photo taken of the Sable Oaks Golf Course!  Congratulations to Sherre M, David S, Kate, Carla Y, Eric S, and Bob D who all guessed the correct answer!
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