Portola City Council
Tom Cooley, Mayor
Phil Oels, Mayor Pro Tem
Pat Morton, Councilmember
Bill Powers, Councilmember
Stan Peiler, Councilmember
Monday through Friday
9 A.M. to 5 P.M.
(Closed all major holidays)
Portola City Hall
35 Third Ave Portola, CA 96122
P.O. Box 1225
Portola, CA 96122
Phone: (530) 832-4216
Fax: (530) 832-5418
The City of Portola, California invites you to consider leading the City as its next City Manager!
This position will remain open until filled.
Applications will be reviewed beginning April 1, 2019
Please include Job Application, Cover Letter & Resume when applying.
Please see below for more details.
Planning Commission Vacancy
Berms: We are sorry for this inconvenience, but in making as many roads passable as quickly as possible, there is no way to avoid berms. The City of Portola snowplow operators push the snow off the roadway in smooth, continuous passes and the snow ends up on the road shoulders, sometimes blocking driveways. To avoid double work, try to shovel snow from your driveway after a plow has been by and shovel the snow to the right of your driveway as you face the road.
Snow Removal Schedules: We receive calls every year suggesting we coordinate our plow schedules. The City of Portola municipal code states, “that when the snow depth reaches 4” we begin to plow”. This can depend on the severity of the storm. We might start when the road depth reaches 2” just to get a head start. Residents become very frustrated when they’ve spent a great deal of time and energy removing snow and berms from their driveway, only to have the plow pass by and berm their driveway immediately after they’ve finished clearing it.
We apologize for this inconvenience and typically the equipment plow operators try to turn the blade so we limit the amount of snow being pushed back into the driveway.
There are, however, many significant factors which can change the City of Portola snow removal schedules in an instant.
For example, law enforcement priorities may cause us to have to reschedule one or more of our plows in an emergency situation to conduct snow removal or traffic control; single or multiple vehicle accidents and/or vehicles stranded in the road force plow drivers to stop and turn around because they can’t pass an accident or stranded vehicles; high winds and/or heavy snow can create a zero visibility and impassible snow drifts which can slow or stop plow drivers entirely; and equipment breakdowns or chains breakage can force a plow to return to the shop for repairs.
During the winter season road crews work 24/7 to accommodate the snow removal needs of our community.
For any emergency please call 911.
However, for your convenience during storm events, the Operations Center at the Department of Public Works is manned through the day. Our phones are also monitored through the night by our crew leaders.
If you have a question or concern, we can be reached at (530) 832-6803
It is our goal to provide high quality service as quickly and thoroughly throughout our community as possible.
Railroad Days is Cancelled for 2019
It is with much sadness and regret that the City Council of the City of Portola must announce that Railroad Days is cancelled for the 2019 calendar year because despite numerous public and private solicitations by the City, no volunteer organizer has made itself known to the City or expressed an interest in leading the organization effort. The City thanks all of those countless volunteers and community members who made the Portola Railroad Days a success in the past.
Air Quality Information
After Hours Emergency
In the event you have a water or sewer emergency after City business hours please contact this number:
Fire and Emergency Services
Eastern Plumas Rural Fire Protection District
The City contracts with Eastern Plumas Rural Fire Protection District for
emergency medical and fire response calls. Please call the District at (530) 832-5626 if you have questions.
Contact 911 if you have an Emergency
For Information on burning yard debris please stop by City hall for a burn permit (free) and call the Burn Day number at (530) 832-4528
Portola is proud to be considered a train town
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