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Portsmouth is a small town in the heart of America. We have an volunteer fire department and county sheriff. We provide and invoice monthly for the following services: water, sewer and solid waste.
Tuesday: City council meeting
When: Monday October 3, 2022 American Legion
Where: American Legion
As of May 1, 2022 Water Conservation has been lifted by Regional Water
Reminder: Burn pile is only for yard waste. No construction waste. Only to be used by people living inside the city limits (tax payers)
The city of Portsmouth supports fair housing practices. Call 712-743-2044 if you have any fair housing concerns
Please do not blow grass clipping and leaves into the street/gutters. This causes a safety issue (slippery) and a maintenance issue as it clogs the gutters. It is against the city ordinance to blow lawn debree into the street/gutters. Please be courteous.
There is a 5 ton weight limits on all streets except 2nd Street. This is a farm to market road.
Town of Portsmouth
Ordinance Amendment 9-2022
WHEREAS, the Town Council of the City of Portsmouth have considered the following ordinance changes:
4-1-5 Vicious Dog Fees:
First Offense: $250.00
Second Offense: $500.00
Third Offense: $500.00 and banished from the city limits
Added as nuisance and listed along with Dutch elm in Chapter 17 in trees
6-5-8 Water Rates
The first 1,000 gallons $50.00
For each additional 1,000 gallons $17.00 per thousand gallons
5% increase every fiscal year
6-13-5 Building Permit Fees:
Fee for each addition 1 million in construction cost will be an extra $100.00
WHEREAS, the public hearing of the concerning ordinance was held on September 12 and a second reading on October 3, 2022 at 7pm at the American Legion,