Inclement Weather Updates 11-26-2014

Due to the winter storm today Wednesday November 26, 2014 the Borough Office will be CLOSED. If you need immediate assistance with a Borough matter you may contact:

Borough Council President Stephanie Steele at (610) 216-6716

Mayor Lance Prator at (570) 856-7368

Head of Streets Department Steve Knott at (570) 242-5578

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY–ALL vehicles must be removed from the Borough streets after 2″ of snowfall. Failure to comply will result in the vehicle being TOWED at the owner’s expense.

Landlords: It is your responsibility to inform your tenants of Borough notices.

By Order of the Portland Borough Council

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Leaf pick-up will be Monday November 17 and Tuesday November 18 2014. Please have leaves to the curb by early Monday morning November 17, leaf pick up will begin at 8am. Currently there is no set pick up schedule for the Borough streets, so make sure your leaves are curbside by Monday morning at 8am. We will pick up only one time per street. It is very important that you place LEAVES ONLY at your curb. We are happy to be able to provide the service to Borough residents’ but the equipment is rented/leased so we must respect that the leaf vac can only accommodate leaves. NO yard debris, if there is yard debris you may be subject to a fine.

Check back for more information. If a street schedule becomes available it will be posted.


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Congratulations Portland! Our newly revised/updated Borough Comprehensive Plan was nominated for an award. The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission recognized many different municipalities and organizations through out the Lehigh Valley on October 23, 2014 on outstanding achievements from comprehensive plans, open space and parks, revitalization programs, just to name a few. Portland WON!! for Best Community Plan 2014 along with RKR Hess & Associates who guided us through our revisions and updates. Thank you to all our Committee members and residents who also assisted throughout the 18 month process. The award pictured will be on display at the Portland Borough Hall, below Mayor Prator receives award.

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