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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Labor Dept. provides guidelines for employment, wages during natural disaster and recovery

The U.S. Department of Labor has provided guidelines regarding employment and wages during natural disasters and recovery. Read it here.

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

City Waives Late Penalties for September

UTILITY LATE PENALTIES WAIVED Because many of our customers have suffered losses and incurred additional costs due to Harvey, the City is waiving late penalties on September utility bills. If your utility bill was not paid on the due date of September 1...Read on...
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Advice about hiring a contractor; list of registered contractors in Portland

As Portland begins to rebuild, the Coastal Bend Home Builders Association offers advice about hiring a reputable contractor. Read it here:  Topical Storm Harvey, Rebuild with Confidence

Not all contractors looking to do business in the Coastal Ben...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

City Temporarily Waives Exclusivity for Roll-Off Providers

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The City of Portland has temporarily suspended its exclusivity agreement with Republic Services as the sole provider of trash/debris roll-off containers. This will allow Portland residents and businesses to contract with their choice of provider for a rol...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

FEMA information and registration

Texas Registration Flyer English and Spanish_Page_1.jpg FEMA has just sent us information about how to apply for assistance through FEMA at DisasterAssistance.gov. To see what you'll need to apply, download the PDF. FEMA - Texas Registration Read on...
Posted on: August 27, 2017

PORTLAND REBUILDS

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the City of Portland is streamlining contractor registration and certain permitting processes to accelerate the rebuilding process.  Here is all the information you need to know… 

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

City Budget Summary

The City Council is considering its FY 2017-2018 budget and associated tax rate.  The City budget can be challenging to understand.  Here is a "Cliff Notes" version of the proposed budget and tax rate.  The full versio...Read on...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Portland recognized for achievement in financial reporting

Portland, Texas…The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has recognized the City of Portland with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. Presented annually, the award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. T...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Be prepared before a major storm strikes

It’s been 47 years since the last hurricane hit the Coastal Bend section of the Texas Gulf Coast, so most of the residents of Portland haven’t experienced the effects of a hurricane in this community. Being prepared well in advance of ...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2017

City begins mosquito control efforts

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The City of Portland is set to begin preventative measures to help control the mosquito population during mosquito season. We encourage residents to implement mosquito control efforts at their own homes as well.

Trained City Staff will be using chemical fo...Read on...