Portage Government News

Porter County Board positions to be filled in December

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners' office has board positions that need to be filled in December.

October 28, 2014 12:00 am

Robbins Road extension plan put on hold

PORTAGE | The long talked about plan to extend Robbins Road west of Willowcreek Road has been put on hold again.

October 26, 2014 12:00 am

Portage commission OKs contract to raze warehouse

PORTAGE | Warehouse 57 will be coming down next year, making way for the next phase of the restoration of the southern development of Lakefront Park.

October 25, 2014 12:00 am

Bond issue proceeds despite warnings of cost

PORTAGE | Both the Redevelopment Authority and Redevelopment Commission took steps moving forward a bond issue Thursday, despite warnings of i…

October 23, 2014 5:26 pm

Portage parks projects moving forward

PORTAGE | Frequent visitors to Portage Park Department offices are going to have to change their routines.

October 22, 2014 10:05 am

Frisbee golf course volunteer developers issue concerns

PORTAGE | Volunteer developers of a disc golf course at Countryside Park are raising concerns about a trail being constructed at the park they…

October 20, 2014 7:45 pm

Portage board opens bid to repair sewage plant tank

PORTAGE | The Utility Services Board opened a single bid to repair an approximate 190,000-gallon clarifier tank at the treatment plant.

October 16, 2014 2:29 pm

Portage paving project nearing completion

PORTAGE | The city's massive paving project is winding down and officials believe contractors will complete most of the work before winter wea…

October 14, 2014 12:39 pm

Clancy, Thompson seek Portage Township Trustee seat

Clancy, Thompson seek Portage Township Trustee seat

PORTAGE | Both candidates for Portage Township Trustee say they have a passion for helping people, especially those in need.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Portage council approves lease agreement for proposed bond issue

PORTAGE | The City Council this week approved a lease agreement between the Redevelopment Commission and Redevelopment Authority bringing the …

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Portage council approves abatements to provide some 500 jobs

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved two tax abatements officials said will bring some 500 jobs to the city in the next three or four years.

October 07, 2014 6:41 pm

Porter County Park Board position to be filled in 2015

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council has a board position that needs to be filled in 2015.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am

Portage commission reconsiders 4-way stop at Airport and Robbins

PORTAGE | The city's Traffic Commission has a short time span to decide whether they want to make the intersection of Airport and Robbins road…

October 04, 2014 12:00 am

Solution eyed to help Portage Walgreens remain viable

PORTAGE | A solution may have been found to help out the Walgreens on the city's south side.

October 02, 2014 1:01 pm

Field assessors canvassing South Haven area

SOUTH HAVEN | Portage Township Assessor Millie Arocho wants to remind residents of the South Haven area that field assessors are currently can…

October 01, 2014 1:31 pm

FBI continues to request information from Portage officials

PORTAGE | Another Portage official has received a federal subpoena seeking information on city purchases.

October 01, 2014 12:54 pm

Portage receives COPS funding for three additional officers

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department will likely be boosting its numbers by three in the coming months.

September 30, 2014 1:11 pm

Portage BZA approves necessary variances for two proposed industries

PORTAGE | The Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday approved petitions for two recycling businesses to locate in the city.

September 29, 2014 8:00 pm

Redevelopment Commission approves Willowcreek/Southport roads project

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission awarded one contract for road improvements while putting another on hold.

September 26, 2014 6:45 pm

Portage commission moves forward with bonding for fire, police stations

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission on Thursday unanimously approved moving forward with the $7.35 million financial package to construct a…

September 25, 2014 7:15 pm

Two new industries eyeing Portage

PORTAGE | Two new industries, both in the recycling business, are eyeing Portage.

September 24, 2014 6:30 pm

Portage Township recognized as Township of the Year by state group

Portage Township recognized as Township of the Year by state group

PORTAGE | Portage Township was named the Township of the Year this week by the Indiana Township Association.

September 24, 2014 3:22 pm

Portage city officials can't find bond paper work needed for project

PORTAGE | The city was all ready to complete work in the Austin Hills subdivision left undone by the developer, but can't find a piece of pape…

September 23, 2014 11:05 am

Portage's downtown revitalization has been a long time in coming

Portage's downtown revitalization has been a long time in coming

PORTAGE | Efforts to revitalize - even create - a downtown in the city aren't new.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Related

Portage may have to become creative to fund projects

PORTAGE | With the funding for three major projects still up in the air, city officials may have to get creative.

September 15, 2014 6:30 pm

Portage council, commission take a close look at projects, financing

PORTAGE | The City Council and Redevelopment Commission took a close look at three projects Thursday night.

September 11, 2014 10:30 pm

Brentwood subdivision stormwater project to begin Oct. 1

PORTAGE | Contractors should begin mobilizing work on the Brentwood subdivision stormwater project on Oct. 1.

September 10, 2014 3:33 pm

Council, RDC to hold workshop on proposed $11.2 million bond issue

PORTAGE | There's little doubt that the city's police station could use an overhaul or that a new fire station along Central Avenue would be useful.

September 06, 2014 6:30 pm

Porter County Board position to be filled in September

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners' office has a board position that needs to be filled in October.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am

Portage takes first steps to lure company from Wisconsin

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved the initial idea of establishing a small economic revitalization area along Ind. 149 in Portage…

September 02, 2014 8:45 pm

Holladay Properties to market Portage property

PORTAGE | Holladay Properties will market city-owned property here.

September 01, 2014 7:00 pm

Lone bid open for Portage City Hall exterior project

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission opened the single bid this week to complete restoration of the exterior of City Hall.

September 01, 2014 5:04 pm

Commission seeking bids on Robbins Road project

PORTAGE | More than two years after it was proposed, the city's Redevelopment Commission will seek bids on a project aimed to improve traffic …

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Work connecting Portage Lakefront to South Shore nears completion

Work connecting Portage Lakefront to South Shore nears completion

PORTAGE | In just a couple of months, someone riding the South Shore will be able to stop at the Portage station and walk to Lake Michigan.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm

Porter County Board positions to be filled in October

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners' office has board positions that need to be filled in October.

August 22, 2014 12:00 am

Portage Township Assessor reminds residents of appeal process

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | The Portage Township Assessor’s Office would like to remind Portage Township residents that notice of assessments were mail…

August 12, 2014 12:00 am

Some Portage officials worried city getting too deep in debt

PORTAGE | Some city officials here are worried the city is getting itself too deep into debt.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Portage to seek school's approval for work along Willowcreek Road

PORTAGE | A project in the works for more than a dozen years to alleviate traffic congestion along Willowcreek Road is creeping forward.

August 07, 2014 11:00 am

Portage Mall improvement plan moves forward

PORTAGE | It appears improvements to the Portage Mall, financed by the city, are back on track.

August 06, 2014 1:34 pm

Portage Police Pension Board schedules special meeting

PORTAGE | The Police Pension Board has scheduled a special meeting for 9 a.m. Thursday to review a new police officer's application for the In…

August 06, 2014 12:00 am

Portage will burn excessive storm debris piles

PORTAGE | The city received a little good news recently.

August 05, 2014 8:30 pm

Annuity changes could have been worse

INDIANAPOLIS | The annuity options for retiring public employees, including teachers, may have been much worse if it wasn't for the interventi…

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Township looks to improve parks, senior center

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | Portage Township officials have plans -- big plans -- to improve its two parks and senior center.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Portage commission authorizes beginning steps of $10 million bond

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission this week authorized initiating what could be a $10 million tax increment financing bond.

July 26, 2014 12:00 am

Portage looking to purchase old Little League park

PORTAGE | The city is looking to purchase the old Portage Little League Park on Evergreen Avenue, but only if they can maintain it.

July 25, 2014 5:30 pm

Commission explores financing options for Portage Mall improvements

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission is continuing to explore options to finance improvements to Portage Mall property.

July 24, 2014 5:23 pm

Portage board pulls bonds to finish paving

PORTAGE | The Board of Works on Tuesday approved pulling a performance bond on a subdivision in order to partially fund paving the streets.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Secretary of State visits with Portage chamber crowd

Secretary of State visits with Portage chamber crowd

PORTAGE | Secretary of State Connie Lawson told Portage Chamber of Commerce members Thursday that one of the best parts of her job was traveli…

July 17, 2014 3:15 pm

Development could be picking up along Portage's U.S. 6 corridor

PORTAGE | Retail development could pick up along the city's U.S. 6 corridor.

July 15, 2014 5:00 pm

Splash pad, fire station, performance pavilion highlight downtown construction

Splash pad, fire station, performance pavilion highlight downtown construction

PORTAGE | In less than a year, two blocks within the city's downtown redevelopment area will look much different.

July 12, 2014 8:11 pm


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