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City Council

  • Portland West End residents remain unhappy about proposed zoning amendment

    PORTLAND — A hotly debated proposed zoning change along the western waterfront went before the City Council for the first time Monday evening, paving the way for a council vote on Feb. 22. The proposed changes would transform most of the area of 113 to 201 West Commercial St. from a ...

  • Budget passes 1st test at Bath council

    BATH — The City Council gave initial approval Wednesday to a $14.2 million municipal budget for fiscal 2010. Final passage is expected on Wednesday, June 24. While next year's budget is smaller than the current $18.2 million budget, Finance Director/Tax Collector Juli...

  • Service monument, Comp Plan to be funded in South Portland's capital improvement budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A monument honoring military service members planned for Mill Creek Park and citywide comprehensive planning efforts would would get a total $50,000 in city funding under the proposed $7.9 million capital improvements budget for fiscal 2010. Environmental protect...

  • South Portland nearly balks at Jetport zone change

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday night almost killed a zone change needed by the Portland International Jetport to make federally mandated safety and environmental upgrades. Opposition to the proposal was based on airport noise associated with an 1,100-foot expansio...

  • Portland schools to consider $137K in budget cuts

    PORTLAND — The School Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 28, to decide how to reduce next year's proposed budget by more than $137,000. The district was asked by the City Council's finance subcommittee April 14 to further reduce its $91.4 million budget, which eliminates 17 jo...

  • Plan would offer recycling to 11 South Portland condo, apartment complexes

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council at a workshop Monday night reviewed a plan that would restore recycling services to 11 condominium and apartment complexes that had the service before it was privatized. The plan, however, does nothing to expand recycling to more than 800 other c...

  • $5.83M school bond headed to South Portland voters

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to put a $5.83 million school renovation bond on the June ballot. The council also gave initial approval to a ballot question for a $3 million bond to repair the Long Creek pump station, a project that is currently b...

  • South Portland council cautious about Jetport zone change

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council gave initial approval to zone changes that would allow the Portland International Jetport to expand its runways and build an aircraft de-icing pad. But rather than simply forwarding the proposal to the next business meeting, the request will be d...

  • City Council to discuss expanding recycling

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday will discuss ways to expand the city's curbside recycling program to include 1,100 apartment and condominium units throughout the city. City officials encourage the public to attend and voice their opinions of the options to be presente...

  • Portland council pushes green design rules

    Councilors spar over formula business delay PORTLAND — The City Council approved a measure Monday that will require new or renovated buildings that either belong to the city or are somehow funded by the city to get green building certification. The city's Green ...