Portland City Hall Plans Gradual Reopening of its Services


Mayor Kate Snyder Issuing Press Release With Plans to Gradually Reopen City Services.

The city has just announced that city hall will reopen to the public on Monday, June 22nd.  However, plans are underway to open Room 24 (in the basement) of city hall so the public can access city staff for certain transactions, like vehicle registration.

The Recreation Department is planning the logistics and possibility of holding a summer camp in a much different format.  The current thought is to host camps in July and August in five different sites.  Each site would have a cap of 45 children and adhere to State guidelines allowing less than 50 people together.

Property tax payments have been delayed until June 1st.  Revaluation notices have also been delayed.  Tennis and pickleball courts reopened on May 15th.

On June 1st, city hall will open to staff only.  Street closures and expanded out door dining starts on June 1st.  Parts of Dana, Exchange, Milk and Wharf will be closed to vehicular traffic starting on June 1st to accommodate the city’s plan to assist restaurants and retail businesses with outdoor sales.  Parking meters will be back in use as well as the purple city garbage bags as of June 1st.

In July and August:   Athletic fields and playgrounds will reopen on July 1st.  The Fourth of July Fireworks have been cancelled because of the size of the crowd and due to city budget concerns.   On July 14th, state primary election and school budget validation referendum will be held.

The above is all subject to change should it become necessary according to Mayor Kate Snyder.