Located in Chautauqua County, New York along the shores of Lake Erie and rising 1000
feet to the Chautauqua Escarpment, Portland remains a rural township. Outside of the Village of Brocton, the
Town is largely dominated by farmlands, woods and low density residential land uses, and its
defining features are the many vineyards dotting the landscape.
TOWN OF PORTLAND
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Portland, New York, Chautauqua County will hold a public hearing on the 29th day of September 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town of Portland Fire Hall, 6481 West Main Street, Route 20, Portland, New York on proposed Local Law No. 2 of 2020, “A LOCAL LAW AMENDING THE WIND ENERGY FACILITIES LAW”, which would amend the Town’s regulations in several ways including to prohibit commercial wind turbines on the lake plain and to modify setback and noise requirements.
Due to COVID-19 crisis, the public may participate in the public hearing in any of the following ways: (1) by e-mailing a statement to the Town Board at email@example.com; e-mails must be received by 3:00 p.m. on day of public hearing; (2) statements may be sent by mail to the Town Clerk, 87 W. Main Street, Brocton, NY 14716; (3) in person, with mask and social distancing required. All statements received by e-mail or mail will be put into the record of the hearing.
A complete copy of the proposed Local Law 02-2020 may be viewed at the Portland Town Hall Clerk’s Office, 87 W. Main Street, Brocton during regular business hours or on the Town’s website townofportland.org.
By order of the Town Board,
Portland Town Clerk
LOCAL LAW NO. 2 OF 2020
Portland is conducting court sessions. Social distancing and masks are required. Only the defendant is allowed in the building.
You may call 716-792-9614 EXT 1 with any questions.
Town of Portland Status Update COVID-19:
As you are all aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the way business is being conducted in our Country. Like everyone we are adapting to what health officials are communicating and recommending. Our first and foremost concern as a Town Board is the health and safety of our residents and employees.
Until the Coronavirus threat passes, the Town Hall is open on a limited basis. Out of abundance of caution, we are encouraging business to be done by appointment, mail or placed in the drop box by the front door of the building. If you have to come into the Town Hall a face mask is required.
All Town Court sessions have been suspended until further notice. Offenders will be notified by the courts when they are to appear next.
If you require assistance, please contact the appropriate office at the numbers listed below:
Town Hall phone number 716-792-9614
Court-vehicle and traffic Ext. 1
Town Clerk Ext. 2
Assessor Ext. 3
Building/Code Ext. 4
Supervisor Ext. 5
Tax Collector Ext. 6
Dog Control Ext. 7
Highway Depart. 716-792-9106 cell 716-672-9106
We thank you and appreciate your support and will continue to regularly communicate and update our website.
Chautauqua County Department of Health
CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
DHS-Department of Homeland Security:
Annual Update Document
Letter from Portland Supervisor
With the daily changing of the COVID-19 situation we are asking for the Town of Portland Residents returning to your summer homes for everyone to be on a voluntary precautionary quarantine for 15 days of home confinement. Grocery stores are doing home delivery’s or outside pick-ups. We would stress the importance of these precautionary guidelines for any social gatherings, this will help decrease the spread of the CORONA VIRUS.
PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING:
To report any social gatherings or businesses that should not be operation you can report to a task force at: 1-833-789-0470. Fines from $500.00 to $1,000.00.
Stay positive and with everyone working together we will get thru this.
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) federal disaster loan program has been approved for all counties in NYS and is available for applications. Low-interest loans for working capital are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private non-profit organizations suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout New York State.
Information on the program, how to apply, and a webinar can be found on ESD’s website located here: https://esd.ny.gov/resource-guide-covid-19-sba-disaster-loans.
The Zoning Board has an opening, please send letter of interest to the Town Clerk, 87 W. Main St. Brocton 14716
Lake Erie Watershed Protection Brochure
2019 Town Budget
Portland Comprehensive Plan (pdf 54mb)
Tax Collection on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
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