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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 council overrides mayor's veto of gay marriage resolution

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday voted to override Mayor James Snyder's pocket veto of a resolution regarding a proposed state constitutional amendment involving the definition of marriage.

March 05, 2014 5:11 pm

Some question Portage's second attempt at park bond

PORTAGE | Portage officials are taking a second try at floating a bond issue to benefit the parks department.

February 08, 2014 8:00 pm

Portage mayor, council in showdown over HJR3

PORTAGE | A proposed amendment to the state constitution likely will cause a showdown between the Portage City Council and Mayor James Snyder.

February 05, 2014 5:25 pm

Portage recycling improves, but still just 19.4%

PORTAGE | Residents here saw drastic changes in how their trash and recycling was picked up in the last year.

January 18, 2014 6:15 pm

Portage City Council votes down park bond issue

PORTAGE | The Portage City Council on Tuesday voted down the proposed $3.5 million park bond issue.

November 05, 2013 9:00 pm

Portage clerk-treasurer to host 'town hall' meeting

PORTAGE | Portage Clerk-Treasurer Chris Stidham is hosting what he hopes to be the first in a series of town hall meetings on Saturday.

October 16, 2013 6:15 pm

Portage council, mayor tussle over budget, investigation

PORTAGE | Democrat members of the Portage City Council and Mayor James Snyder tussled Tuesday night over the city's budgeting process and an ongoing investigation involving street department personnel.

September 03, 2013 8:45 pm
Mayor, council continue battle over hiring freeze

Mayor, council continue battle over hiring freeze

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder said he won't lift the hiring freeze he implemented despite objections from City Council members.

July 06, 2013 5:30 pm

Portage won't change ordinances to accomodate sheep

PORTAGE | The City Council's Ordinance Committee decided it wouldn't change a Portage ordinance to accommodate a resident wanting to keep sheep on a large parcel of land within the city.

May 18, 2013 12:00 am

Portage City Council approves vacation policy for department heads

PORTAGE | The Portage City Council on Tuesday approved 4-1 an ordinance amendment outlining vacation policy for department heads.

December 05, 2012 12:00 am

Portage eyes changing personnel policies for supervisors

PORTAGE | A change in city personnel policy four years ago has come back to bite officials as they wrangle over what to do about vacations for department supervisors.

November 28, 2012 5:45 pm

Portage's ethics ordinance faces revamp

PORTAGE | The city's ethics ordinance will get a full review by a separate, specially appointed committee.

November 27, 2012 8:00 pm

Panel studies Airport/Robbins intersection

PORTAGE | The city's Traffic Commission will conduct a warrant study on the intersection of Airport and Robbins roads to determine if a traffic control device is needed.

September 06, 2012 10:27 am

Portage council OKs firefighters pact

PORTAGE | The City Council narrowly approved a contract this week with Firefighters Local 3151.

July 04, 2012 7:00 pm

Council overrides mayoral vetoes

PORTAGE | The Portage City Council overrode two mayoral vetoes Tuesday night.

July 03, 2012 9:14 pm

Portage mayor vetoes collective bargaining ordinance

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder vetoed an ordinance Thursday giving Portage City Council members the authority to have a seat at the bargaining table.

June 21, 2012 5:45 pm

Mobile home trash issue remains unresolved

PORTAGE | The City Council Ordinance Committee again tried to tackle the issue of what to do with trash pick up in Portage mobile home parks.

June 20, 2012 9:30 pm
DOUG ROSS: Politicians don't belong in contract negotiations

DOUG ROSS: Politicians don't belong in contract negotiations

When the Portage City Council voted last week to inject council members into labor contract negotiations, it was a gutsy move. It was also misguided.

June 12, 2012 12:00 am

Change in Portage's garbage collection could come as early as September

PORTAGE | If things go well, the switch to an automated trash and recycling system could come as early as September.

May 27, 2012 9:15 pm
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