Town of Portsmouth Iowa
Town of Portsmouth Iowa

Welcome to the Town of Portsmouth Iowa

 

We welcome you to Portsmouth’s website. This website seeks to inform its citizens and others about ongoing projects and events in Portsmouth.

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. 

Events in Portsmouth

 

Tuesday: City council meeting

 

When:  Tuesday (due to Holiday)January 3, 2023  American Legion

Time:  7pm

Where:  American Legion

 

 

Holiday Lighting Contest:  Winner - $100.00

 

 

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

 

  1. Animal at large

 

  1. Any animal found at large in violation of Sections 4-1-3 and 4-1-4 of this chapter shall be, fined $100 upon the first violation or, at the discretion of the Mayor, the owner may be served a summons to appear before a proper court to answer charges made thereunder.

 

  1. Any animal found at large in violation of Sections 4-1-3 and 4-1-4 of this chapter and who has already received the first penalty fine of $100, will receive a second fine in the amount of $200. This will be deemed the second offense, no matter how much time has passed since the first violation.

 

  1. Any animal found at large in violation of Sections 4-1-3 and 4-1-4 of this chapter and who has already received the second penalty fine of $200 will receive a third fine in the amount of $300. This will be deemed the third offense, no matter how much time has passed since the second violation.  Any further reoccurring violations of Sections 4-1-3 and 4-1-4 of this chapter will receive a fine in the amount of $400 for each violation thereafter, no matter how much time has passed in between each violation.

 

 

  1.  
  • Trees infected with Dutch Elm and Emerald Ash disease

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

 

6-5-10

 

  1. The minimum monthly charge for sanitary sewer service in Portsmouth shall be $18.48.  In addition, each contributor shall pay a user charge rate for operation, maintenance and replacement of $4.00 per 1,000 gallons of metered water billed during the period. 3% increase each fiscal year.

 

6-13-5 Building Permit Fees:

Range                                                   Fee

0-499.99                                                15.00

500.00-999.99                                        20.00

1,000.00-4999.99                                   30.00   

5,000.00-9999.99                                   50.00

10,000.00-19,999.99                               75.00

20,000.00-29,999.99                               100.00

30,000.00-39,999.99                               125.00

40,000.00-49,999.99                               150.00

50,000.00-74,999.99                               175.00

75,000.00-99.999.99                               200.00

100,000.00-199,999.99               250.00

200,000.00-299,999.99               300.00

300,000.00-399,999.99               350.00

400,000.00-499,999.99               400.00

500,000.00-599,999.99               450.00

600,000.00-699,999.99               500.00

700,000.00-799,999.99               550.00

800,000.00-899,999.99               600.00

900,000.00-999,999.99               650.00

1,000,000.00-1,999,999.99                     700.00

2,000,000.00-2,999,999.99                     800.00

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,

 



 

 

 

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