Porterdale city officials have drawn up an ordinance that would require owners of vacant lots to maintain them as if those lots were developed, a response to the overgrown condition of several lots in arrested development because of the housing crash.
Porterdale officials last week backed an application for a grant of up to $100,000 to build a trailhead and river access at the Yellow River, part of an ongoing city and county effort to develop a natural recreation center there.
Allen Memorial will host a fun-filled family day starting with a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast with Santa and then a Holiday Market on Dec. 10. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 -10 a.m. and pictures can be taken with Santa from 8:30 -11 a.m. Parents and family may be included in the picture. There will be movies and kids' crafts so that parents may shop the Holiday Craft Market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A hot soup lunch will be served from 11 - 2 p.m. Craft vendor space is available. For information ...
Porterdale voters tossed out two incumbent candidates and elected a neophyte to a vacant council seat in a change election Tuesday that hinged on debates over the budget and police department and on sharp divisions in the City Council.
Porterdale candidates and elected officials agree that the city's police department is short staffed, but disagree over whether to seek grants for an officer now or to wait for the economy to improve to hire.
Porterdale Mayor Bobby Hamby pointed to his work representing the city and pushing for the creation of a park along the Yellow River and a city development plan when making his case for another term in office.
Porterdale still needs investment in infrastructure and business development, though tough decisions need to be made to make that happen in an era of tight budgets, eight Porterdale candidates said Tuesday as they debated how best to move the city forward.