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Porterville Newsletter

SPRING 2019 EDITION

 

                                       SMEE HOMES, INC.

            NAMED OUTSTANDING BUSINESS HONOREE

                                         

    

    The City of Porterville is pleased to announce Smee Homes, Inc. as an Outstanding Business Honoree.

    Smee Homes, Inc. is a family owned and operated development company.

    Smee Homes, Inc. began as Smee Builders, Inc. and opened their doors in Porterville in 1979, founded by Gary Smee. They made their mark in the development industry building homes for families throughout Tulare County. Smee Homes, led by President Jason Moyes, has continued with developments in Visalia, Springville, Lindsay and Porterville. Currently, Smee Homes is building homes in multiple developments and on semi-custom lots in Tulare County.

     Smee Homes attributes the success they have had in Porterville to Porterville being a family-oriented community. Moyes stated, "Each home that Smee Homes builds is built to the highest standard and ultimately meets the wants and needs of our clients and that is due to the hard working employees at Smee Homes, Inc."

     They not only give back to the community by developing housing, but also participate in many charitable activities. Smee Homes sponsor several local youth recreational activities in the community such as basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, and rodeo. Smee Homes annually collects and donates sleeping bags and warm socks to Project Homeless Connect. They also partner with Melson Realty to collect and provide gifts for children for the Poplar Santa program. Smee Homes annually and work with Village of Hope International.

     When asked what distinguishes Smee Homes, Inc. from other development companies, Moyes stated, "We work hard to do our best and to provide the best experience and product for our clients."

     Jason Moyes stated that his favorite part of the business is that "With all the preparations and decisions to be made during the home building process, it can be an overwhelming and stressful time for the future homeowner. But when the home is complete and we hand the keys to the new homeowner and the look on their faces is of pure joy and excitement."

     When asked what the future holds for Smee Homes, the reply was simple, to continue to do what they do and do it well. Mr. Moyes stated that they "strive to provide an excellent product and maintain lasting relationships with our homebuyers: past, present and future."

     Congratulations to Smee Homes, Inc. for being recognized as a Porterville Outstanding Business Honoree.


       

                                         SWIM LESSONS!

     Help your child learn how to swim the right way, right from the beginning! Our structured classes are divided by age and skill level and taught by Red Cross certified instructors at the City Pool in Murry Park. Students will improve swimming skills, build confidence in the water and learn personal safety. Classes are availabel for all ages and abilities beginning with water babies and going all the way through competitive strokes.

Registration

May 1 - June 8

Online or at the Heritage Center, 256 E. Orange Ave.  8am-5:30pm.

June 11 - July 23

Register at the City Pool ONLY during normal pool hours.

Registration will be take on a first come, first served bases. Early registration is advised.

                                       

                               

                                                                 


               FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER PROGRAM

Would you like to know more about homeownership? the City of Porterville has a First Time Homebuyer Loan Program which can help with up to 35% of purchasing price. Please call Community Development at (559) 782-7460 to learn more.

                

 

HOUSING REHABILITATION AND PUBLIC UTILITIES          LOAN PROGRAM

    Do you need hlep with HOME REPAIRS to make your house a healthy and safe place to live? The City of Porterville has a loan program designed to help lower income homeowners make affordable home improvements, repairs, ADA ramps, and connections to City utilities. Due to limited funding, this will be on a first come, first serve basis. Please call Community Development at 559-782-7460 to see if you qualify.

 

                                   

                                          


WATER CONSERVATION/DROUGHT RESPONSE PHASE IV

Effective December1, 2018, the City of Porterville has moved to Phase IV of the City's Water Conservation Plan, which permits watering once a week based on property address and prohibits watering between the hours of 5 am to 10 pm and also prohibits watering on Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays.

Should you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the Field Services Division at 782-7514.

                         

                                          


                     BUSINESS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

          

Are you wanting to expand your business, but need additional  financing? The City of Porterville might be able to assist with a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Business Loan. The small businesses include ongoing and start-up private, for profit businesses that are classified as commercial, service, retail or industrial and must be located within the city of Porterville. For more information contact the Economic Development Division at (559) 784-7460.

 

                                      


                            2019 @ YOUR LIBRARY

 

            

                                          Join us this Summer for:

                               Summer Reading Program     Crafts

                               Summer Kickoff Carnival         Family Night

                               Lunch Program                       Paint Night

                               English/Bilingual Story Time   Gaming Club

                               Optimal Training                     Art Club

                               Puzzle Club                            Trivia Night

                               Teen Tuesday                        Computer Classes

                               Building Blocks Club               Library Cinema

                               Wii U Club                              LibFlix

                              Family Night                           BYOGame Day

                              Island Style Performance       George the Giant

 

For more information on these or any other programs contact the Porterville City Library at 784-0177


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