Portage Government News

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

Portage awards contracts for street paving

PORTAGE | It shouldn't be long before machines start grinding up asphalt and laying down fresh, smooth pavement in Portage.

July 08, 2014 6:00 pm

Hackers make attempt to steal Portage city funds

PORTAGE | Security measures put in place by Portage prevented hackers from stealing nearly $100,000 in city funds last week.

July 08, 2014 1:15 pm

Portage swears in 62nd firefighter

Portage swears in 62nd firefighter

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder swore in Portage's 62nd firefighter Tuesday.

July 08, 2014 12:51 pm

Portage Township Assessor employees begin inspections of all properties

PORTAGE | Employees from the Portage Township assessor’s office have begun physical inspections of all properties in Portage Township.

July 02, 2014 5:38 pm

Former steelworkers training center could transform into banquet facility

PORTAGE | For now, the former U.S. Steel Training Center will be buttoned up.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Portage streets to receive their stripes

PORTAGE | Drivers won't have any excuse for crossing the yellows lines later this summer.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Portage to conduct streetlight analysis

PORTAGE | The city will soon know the condition of every streetlight it owns in the city.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Banner program approved for Portage streets

PORTAGE | Central Avenue and the Founder's Square area will soon be getting a little dressed up.

June 27, 2014 6:45 pm

Commission approves demolishing two buildings

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission this week awarded two contracts for the building demolition.

June 27, 2014 9:10 am

Portage downtown project could be expanded

PORTAGE | Plans for redevelopment of the city's downtown took a bit of a turn Thursday.

June 26, 2014 6:18 pm

Portage's budget in 'good' shape after tax draw

PORTAGE | The city's financial situation is "good, not great" after officials received word of the spring tax draw.

June 25, 2014 6:30 pm

Portage street paving bids come in within budget

PORTAGE | Bids for some $4 million in street paving projects within the city came in under budget Tuesday.

June 24, 2014 12:53 pm

Portage warns groups holding tag days to follow the rules

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder said Tuesday he's not going to wait for a tragedy to happen.

June 24, 2014 12:15 pm

Portage Utility Board to make formal request to City Council for employee back pay

PORTAGE | The Utility Services Board will send a letter to the City Council asking for back pay for one of its employees.

June 11, 2014 5:20 pm

Governor appoints nine from region to state boards

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence recently appointed several Northwest Indiana residents to various state boards and commissions.

June 07, 2014 7:30 pm

Four Portage subdivisions will receive new signs

PORTAGE | Four subdivisions here will be getting new signs this summer.

June 06, 2014 6:52 pm

Traffic issues threatening to close U.S. 6 Walgreens

PORTAGE | Sales at the Walgreens on U.S. 6 and Willowcreek Road have continually declined to the point the store may have to close.

June 05, 2014 12:47 pm

Portage council approves federal COPs grant application

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved applying for a federal grant to put more cops on the street.

June 04, 2014 12:41 pm

Portage Mall project takes step forward

PORTAGE | A project to improve the Portage Mall and surrounding area took a step ahead Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 9:00 pm

Portage Mall improvements up to council, mayor

PORTAGE | Whether or not the city's Redevelopment Commission invests some $2.6 million in improvements in the Portage Mall could be determined…

June 01, 2014 12:00 am

Portage, water company to pay for Monnier Street paving

PORTAGE | The Board of Works on Tuesday approved paving half of Monnier Street between Stone and Mulberry avenues.

May 28, 2014 7:36 pm

Portage board to draw on bonds to complete development

PORTAGE | The Board of Works this week approved pulling bonds to complete work on the Sterling Creek Park development.

May 28, 2014 5:00 pm

Porter County Board positions to be filled in July

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

May 28, 2014 12:00 am

Portage puts storm-chasing contractors on final notice

PORTAGE | Out-of-the-area contractors who have descended on the city since a destructive storm May 11 were given a final notice Tuesday.

May 27, 2014 8:15 pm


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6070 W. Central Ave. Portage, IN 46368
(219) 762-5425

Police Department
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Fire Department
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