NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING UPON PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT AND UPON SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ROLL

Notice is hereby given that the City of Portland has determined to make the necessary public improvements described below and that the City Council of the City of Portland in accordance with the ordinances of the City and the applicable State Statutes will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, December 1st, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., or soon thereafter, at the Portland City Hall, 259 Kent St., Portland, MI for Special Assessment District 2014-A and will hear and consider objections to the noted special assessment district described.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

The City of Portland Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, December 8, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 259 Kent Street, Portland, Michigan, to consider a variance request from the minimum front setback requirement for the R-2 District (Sec. 42-132, (b)) and standards for projections into yards (Sec. 42-301, (c)) for the building located at 716 Union St.

 Interested parties are invited to attend and be heard.  The City Clerk will receive written comments until 4:00 p.m. December 8, 2014.  Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services for the Public Hearing may obtain a request for accommodations form at City Hall or call the ADA Coordinator at 517-647-3211.  A request for accommodations form must be received five days prior to the Public Hearing date of December 8, 2014.

  


CITY OF PORTLAND
DRAFT 2015 MASTER PLAN


Please click here to view the draft of the 2015 Master Plan.

FLOOD INSURANCE STUDY AND RATE MAPS

     The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently completed a re-evaluation of the flood hazards in the City of Portland and has issued revised Flood Rate Insurance Maps (FIRM) and a Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report that will become effective January 16, 2015.

     The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) as the official map of a community on which FEMA has delineated both the special hazard areas and the risk premium zones applicable to the community. These maps help protect citizens' lives and reduce property damage from flood dangers through analyzing the landscape to identify flood prone areas, so that citizens can make safe and informed decisions about their communities.

 

     A Flood Insurance Survey (FIS) is a compilation and presentation of flood risk data for specific watercourses, lakes, and coastal flood hazard areas within a community. When a flood study is completed for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the information and maps are assembled into an FIS. The FIS report contains detailed flood elevation data in flood profiles and data tables. Please click the links below to view the FIS, FIRM panels and a comparison map created by the City engineers. 

 

Flood Inusrance Study (FIS)

FIRM Panel No. 1

FIRM Panel No. 2

FIRM Panel No. 3

FIRM Panel No. 4

Portland Comparison Map

 


CITY OF PORTLAND WELLHEAD PROTECTION PLAN


Please click here to view the Wellhead Protection Program Plan - 2014 Renewal for the City of Portland.

PROTECTING YOUR HOME FROM LIGHTNING

Please click here for information on protecting your home and family from lightening.


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COOPERATION, COLLABORATION AND CONSOLIDATION OF SERVICES PLAN

Pursuant to and in compliance with Public Act 63 of 2011 Category 2 of the State of Michigan Economic Vitality Incentive Program the Cooperation, Collaboration and Consolidation of Services Plan is available here.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The City of Portland is committed to ensuring that the fundamental principles of equal opportunity are upheld in all decisions involving our employees and contractors/consultants, and to ensuring that our residents are afforded access to all programs and services. The City serves all of its residents, including minority populations, low-income populations, the elderly, persons with disabilities, and those who traverse the state of Michigan.  Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, is the overarching civil rights law which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin, in any program, service or activity that receives federal assistance.  Specifically, Title VI assures that, “No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal assistance.”   The City of Portland recognizes its responsibility to provide fairness and equity in all of its programs, services, and activities, and that it must abide by and enforce federal and state civil rights legislation and  has developed a Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan to assure that services, programs, and activities of the City are offered, conducted, and administered fairly, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability of the participants or beneficiaries of federally funded programs, services, or activities.   Click here for a copy of that Plan and the City’s complaint form.

 

City Income Tax and Streets

 

The City of Portland is one of 22 Michigan Cities that has an Income Tax. In Portland these funds are used for paving, curb and gutter, sidewalks, street lights, and related water and sewer infrastructure improvements.

  • For more information on the City Income Tax click here.

  • For more information on street improvements funded with income tax money in the City of Portland and results from the PASER study done on City street conditions please click here.

  • For answers to frequently asked questions such as how income tax funds are used and other miscellaneous income tax facts click here.

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