South Portland Community Newsletter

Issue 219

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.
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.  
Saturday, February 4 - Free Home Energy Fair (South Portland Community Center, 10am-3pm)
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. 
Tax Preparation Aide

AARP will be providing tax preparation assistance in the Lower Level Conference Room at City Hall on Mondays from February 6 through April 10 (except February 20).  Call (207) 776-6316 to make an appointment.
 City looking forward to welcoming Scott Morelli as the next City Manager
The City Council will plan to formally appoint Mr. Morelli at the February 6, 2017 City Council Meeting.  Mr. Morelli's expected official start date is March 13.
A free Home Energy Fair will be held on February 4 at the South Portland Community Center from 10 am – 3 pm. Up to 25 exhibitors will help homeowners learn about options for energy efficiency, energy audits, rebate programs, solar energy, pellet boilers, heat pumps, insulation, green home design, and biofuels. Discounts on installations and energy audits will be provided as door prizes. Kids activities will be available.

New affordable technologies make it easy for home and business owners to reduce energy use, switch to clean sources and save money. Clean energy and efficiency also help South Portland meet its sustainability goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, one of today’s most pressing environmental needs.  FMI: www.greaterportlandsustainabilitycouncil.org
The City Council is currently accepting applications to fill the vacancy for the Board of Education District Four seat.   For more information and to apply, click here.

 Applications are due February 15 and candidates must be able to attend the interview on February 22.   For more information on the South Portland School Board, visit their website at www.spsd.org
Portland Water District to hold Special Election June 13, 2017 for Board of Trustee representative for Cape Elizabeth/South Portland

A special election has been called by the Portland Water District's Board of Trustees to fill a seat on the Board made vacant due to the recent passing of Portland Water District Trustee Wayne Ross. 

Those interested in running for election will need to take out nomination papers and collect signatures from residents in both Cape Elizabeth and South Portland.  Nomination paperwork for interested candidates will be available in South Portland on March 6, 2017 at the City Clerk's office.  For more information regarding qualifications of candidates, visit the Portland Water District Board of Trustees' website here.  More information regarding South Portland's nomination paperwork schedule and deadlines will be posted to the City Clerk's website soon. 
Where is this?   Resident Russ Lunt has graciously taken up the charge of continuing the favorite "Where is this?" column.    Can you guess the location of the image pictured here?  If you know, send your response to news@southportland.org!   Winners will be announced in the next issue when the answer is revealed. 
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The City of South Portland Community Newsletter is published by the City of South Portland.  It is a compilation of the best available information at the time of publication.  Events may be subject to change without notice in the time between publication of this e-newsletter and the actual event.  To send information to be considered for inclusion into this newsletter, send to news@southportland.org.
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