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Porter Community Cleanup Day is Tuesday, September 23
It's time to clean up our town and homes before harvest and the
inevitable winter arrives. Curbside pickup of approved items
will be provided in the early morning hours of September 23.
Leave items for disposal at the curb the evening of September
22. Recyclable items and appliances may be scheduled for pickup
with A to Z Recycling in Porter.
Looking for Folding Chairs?
The city of Porter has recently replaced the old steel folding
chairs at the Porter Hall and is selling our old chairs for
$1.00 each. If interested contact a member of the city council
or purchase chairs during the Porter Harvest Festival Flea
Market on Saturday, August 16 from 9:00 - 12:00. First come,
first serve and while supplies last only.
Porter Post Office to Remain Open Under Revised Office
Based on feedback provided by 75 Porter
citizens, the US Postal Service will be keeping the Porter Post
Office open, but with much shorter window hours than in the
past. Citizens indicated that under the 2 hour per day window
hour schedule, that 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM would be the ideal time
for the Post Office window to be open Monday through Friday and
10:15 AM to 11:30 AM on Saturday. The Post Office Lobby will
continue to remain open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for
patrons to pick up mail from PO Boxes and deposit outgoing mail
in the building.
Concerns were expressed about the pick-up time for outgoing mail
in our area. Under the Post Office's new schedule, all mail
leaving Porter and much of the surrounding area, departs at
approximately 1:00 PM daily. If a letter or parcel needs to go
out on a specific day, it is advised that you take it directly
to the Post Office by 1:00 PM that day to ensure that it goes
out on the truck. Letters picked up by route carries cannot be
guaranteed to make it to the Post Office by the mail departure
time and will likely go out with the following day's mail.
Postal Service representatives also
clarified concerns about how the Porter Post Office receives
credit for the mail that is handled and stamps sold. Only mail
received in the Porter Post Office and Delivered to the Porter
Post Office's PO Boxes is credited to the Porter Post Office.
Mail delivered street-side by route drivers is credited to the
Canby Post Office. For stamp sales, the current route driver has
been bringing stamp purchases to the Porter Post Office for
fulfillment when picked up within the City of Porter. All
stamps sold in the Porter Post Office, either through the window
or via PO Box are credited to the Porter Post Office, this is
also the case for any stamp orders addressed to the Porter Post
Office from anywhere. It was
also pointed out that stamps purchased online and delivered to
an address in the 56280 zip code are
now credited to the Porter Post Office as well.
Porter Community Hall Shadow Boxes Complete
New shadow boxes have been built in the Porter Community Hall
and will be used to display memorabilia from Porter's past. If you
have any items you wish to donate to the city to have displayed,
please contact any city council member. Original or high-quality
newspaper articles will be accepted.
Porter Community Hall Information
Check out the new area of our website with information about the
Porter Community Hall.
Porter Event Photos
Do you have photos of Harvest
Festival, the Porter Auction or other events? Email them to
caption descriptions and they will get posted to the Porter
Keeping The Community Informed Has Never Been Easier
Now it is even easier to pass the
word about events in Porter and the surrounding area. Simply
fill out the information form at the bottom of the all new
Community Events and Calendar
Page and submit your event. Your submission will be validated
and posted to the calendar promptly!
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