City Hall will be closed Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day, and will reopen Monday.
Watch Fourth of July Fireworks at Waterfront Park
The City will be hosting a fireworks display on Friday, July 4 at approximately 9:00 pm. The fireworks will be launched from a barge in Miller’s Bayou. Waterfront Park (8119 Old Post Road) will open at 5:00 pm on July 4th and is one of the best spots in the City to view the fireworks. We hope to see you there!
View City Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report was presented to City Council on June 10th. The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is a complete set of financial statements that is published each year in accordance with state law. The CAFR is presented in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) and is audited by Powell & Jones, the City’s firm of licensed certified public accountants. Visit the "Finance and Personnel" section of the City’s website under the "Departments" tab on the left-hand side of the homepage to view the report, or visit the following link: http://www.cityofportrichey.com/new/files/departments/finance/audit_ending_sep_2013.pdf.
To view the June 10th Council Meeting, including the report by Powell & Jones, visit the Public Meetings Portal in the top right-hand corner of the page and click the "7:30 PM CCM" link under June 10th, or visit the following link: http://publicmeetings.cityofportrichey.com/meeting.aspx?id=80. After playing the video, you can jump directly to the presentation of the report by clicking the "Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)" link below the video player.
City Grant Program Includes Irrigation Control Devices
Irrigation control devices have been added to the Paint-Up, Fix-Up Grant Program. The City provides matching fund assistance of 50% up to $2,000.00 to City property owners through this grant program. The grant includes the cost of the device and cost of installation by a licensed contractor. Residents can also install their own device and be reimbursed for the cost of the device and installation materials. The following devices are included in the program:
- Drip Irrigation/Micro Sprinkler Kit
- Rain sensor
- Moisture sensor
- Irrigation controller equipped with rain or moisture sensor
- Weather based irrigation controller
Please call the Administration Department at 816-1901 for more information.
Landscaping Work on Islands Completed
Landscaping maintenance improvements have been completed on the islands at U.S. 19 and Washington Street and at U.S. 19 and Grand Boulevard. The work completed by the Public Works Department included trimming trees and shrubbery, as well as landscaping mulch replacement.