Portage Township - Brendan Clancy, Trustee

Portage Township - Brendan Clancy, Trustee Serving Portage Township
Fire & EMS Services
Park & Rec
Senior Services
Township Assistance
Township Cemeteries
"Dedicated to improving the quality of life of all Portage Township residents."

Portage Township's Trustee office serves Portage Township in a variety of ways, including:
Community Services
Fire & EMS
Parks and Recreation
Senior Services
Township Assistance
and Township Cemetaries

The Trustee's office oversees the Bonner Senior Center, which provides a wealth of activities for seniors as well as nutrition and transportation help. Beautiful Haven Hollow Park and Field of Dreams Park provide Portage children of all ages a place for recreation. These parks are also host to many festivals and events throughout the year. The Blake, McCool, and James/Schrock Cemetaries serve as long standing historic sites of the beautiful town of Portage. Portage's Fire and EMS volunteers bravely keep our Township safe from harm. Visit Portage Township's Trustee office for assistance or more information during our office hours.

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The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Build, Learn, Grow initiative is making 50,000 scholarships avai...
05/12/2021

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Build, Learn, Grow initiative is making 50,000 scholarships available to help connect Hoosier children from working families to high-quality early education and out-of-school-time programs. The scholarships will be funded by more than $101 million provided to Indiana by the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, or CRRSA.
Through the Build, Learn, Grow scholarship fund, Hoosier families working in essential industries with qualifying incomes can receive scholarships for each child age 12 and younger toward their early care and education, summer learning or out-of-school care. Scholarships run from May through October 2021 and will cover 80% of the early care and education program’s tuition.
Information is available at www.BuildLearnGrow.org.
For families to qualify for Build, Learn, Grow scholarships, an adult in the household must work in an essential business (examples include health care, human services, retail, restaurant and food service, essential infrastructure, media, manufacturing and logistics, religious and charitable organizations and many others) and meet income eligibility guidelines as outlined here. Families will qualify for The Build, Learn, Grow scholarship with incomes of up to 250% of the federal poverty level. For a family of four, that equates to an annual income of about $66,000.
Qualifying families should complete the Build, Learn, Grow Scholarship Fund application and submit it to their early care and education provider. Families not currently connected to an early care and education program will be able to find a list of participating programs on the Build, Learn, Grow website as they enroll and become qualified. All providers who currently accept federal child care assistance are encouraged to enroll.

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Build, Learn, Grow initiative is making 50,000 scholarships available to help connect Hoosier children from working families to high-quality early education and out-of-school-time programs. The scholarships will be funded by more than $101 million provided to Indiana by the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, or CRRSA.
Through the Build, Learn, Grow scholarship fund, Hoosier families working in essential industries with qualifying incomes can receive scholarships for each child age 12 and younger toward their early care and education, summer learning or out-of-school care. Scholarships run from May through October 2021 and will cover 80% of the early care and education program’s tuition.
Information is available at www.BuildLearnGrow.org.
For families to qualify for Build, Learn, Grow scholarships, an adult in the household must work in an essential business (examples include health care, human services, retail, restaurant and food service, essential infrastructure, media, manufacturing and logistics, religious and charitable organizations and many others) and meet income eligibility guidelines as outlined here. Families will qualify for The Build, Learn, Grow scholarship with incomes of up to 250% of the federal poverty level. For a family of four, that equates to an annual income of about $66,000.
Qualifying families should complete the Build, Learn, Grow Scholarship Fund application and submit it to their early care and education provider. Families not currently connected to an early care and education program will be able to find a list of participating programs on the Build, Learn, Grow website as they enroll and become qualified. All providers who currently accept federal child care assistance are encouraged to enroll.

The next Portage Township Food Pantry distribution will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon), Thursday, May13 at the p...
05/12/2021

The next Portage Township Food Pantry distribution will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon), Thursday, May13 at the pantry, 3590 Willowcreek Road (adjacent to the North Porter County Government Center south of U.S. 6).
Distributions will be held each Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon).
Those in need of assistance must contact the Portage Township Trustee’s office at 219-762-1623 to apply for a referral to the food pantry.

Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning is now accepting applications from families who may be el...
05/11/2021

Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning is now accepting applications from families who may be eligible for grants for their children to receive free, high-quality, pre-kindergarten education through the On My Way Pre-K program for the 2021-2022 school year.
Information about the program and the link to apply can be found at OnMyWayPreK.org.
For the 2021-2022 school year, a child is eligible for an On My Way Pre-K voucher if they will be 4 years old by Aug. 1, 2021, and plan to start kindergarten in the 2022-2023 school year. An eligible child must live in a household with income below 127% of the federal poverty level and have parents or guardians who are working, going to school, attending job training or searching for employment.
A limited number of vouchers will be available for children who will be 4 years old by Aug. 1, 2021, live in a household with income up to 185% of the federal poverty level, and have either a parent/guardian who is working, attending job training or an educational program, looking for employment or a parent/guardian who receives Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits.
An online application called “Early Ed Connect” will serve as the application for both On My Way Pre-K and child care assistance provided in Indiana via the federal Child Care Development Fund or “CCDF.”
Families who receive a grant may use the grant at any approved On My Way Pre-K program throughout the state. Once the family has met eligibility requirements and has been awarded a grant for their child, they may choose from any of the approved On My Way Pre-K programs. Families can search approved providers at www.ChildCareFinder.IN.gov. Approved pre-K programs may be located in a public or private school, licensed child care center, licensed home or registered ministry as long as that program meets the quality requirements and is registered as an On My Way Pre-K Provider.
Families may choose from a program that is full-day or part day, as well as from programs that end with the school year or continue through the summer.
Families who need help finding an approved pre-K program can also call 800-299-1627 for assistance from an early learning referral specialist.

Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning is now accepting applications from families who may be eligible for grants for their children to receive free, high-quality, pre-kindergarten education through the On My Way Pre-K program for the 2021-2022 school year.
Information about the program and the link to apply can be found at OnMyWayPreK.org.
For the 2021-2022 school year, a child is eligible for an On My Way Pre-K voucher if they will be 4 years old by Aug. 1, 2021, and plan to start kindergarten in the 2022-2023 school year. An eligible child must live in a household with income below 127% of the federal poverty level and have parents or guardians who are working, going to school, attending job training or searching for employment.
A limited number of vouchers will be available for children who will be 4 years old by Aug. 1, 2021, live in a household with income up to 185% of the federal poverty level, and have either a parent/guardian who is working, attending job training or an educational program, looking for employment or a parent/guardian who receives Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits.
An online application called “Early Ed Connect” will serve as the application for both On My Way Pre-K and child care assistance provided in Indiana via the federal Child Care Development Fund or “CCDF.”
Families who receive a grant may use the grant at any approved On My Way Pre-K program throughout the state. Once the family has met eligibility requirements and has been awarded a grant for their child, they may choose from any of the approved On My Way Pre-K programs. Families can search approved providers at www.ChildCareFinder.IN.gov. Approved pre-K programs may be located in a public or private school, licensed child care center, licensed home or registered ministry as long as that program meets the quality requirements and is registered as an On My Way Pre-K Provider.
Families may choose from a program that is full-day or part day, as well as from programs that end with the school year or continue through the summer.
Families who need help finding an approved pre-K program can also call 800-299-1627 for assistance from an early learning referral specialist.

Friday, May 14 is the final day to submit applications for this year’s Energy Assistance Program. For more information, ...
05/11/2021

Friday, May 14 is the final day to submit applications for this year’s Energy Assistance Program. For more information, please visit our website at portagetrustee.org and click on Energy Assistance Program Application for additional qualifying information and an application. You may also stop by the Portage Township Trustee’s office, 3590 Willowcreek Road, Suite B, to pick up an application.
Applications MUST be returned to the trustee’s office by noon, Friday, May 14.

Friday, May 14 is the final day to submit applications for this year’s Energy Assistance Program. For more information, please visit our website at portagetrustee.org and click on Energy Assistance Program Application for additional qualifying information and an application. You may also stop by the Portage Township Trustee’s office, 3590 Willowcreek Road, Suite B, to pick up an application.
Applications MUST be returned to the trustee’s office by noon, Friday, May 14.

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana will hold a drive-thru Mobile Market on Thursday, May 13 at Portage High School.Pleas...
05/11/2021

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana will hold a drive-thru Mobile Market on Thursday, May 13 at Portage High School.
Please see their flyer for additional details.

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana will hold a drive-thru Mobile Market on Thursday, May 13 at Portage High School.
Please see their flyer for additional details.

Local employers are hiring. Here’s this week’s list of some of the local companies seeking employees.  Most jobs can be ...
05/10/2021

Local employers are hiring. Here’s this week’s list of some of the local companies seeking employees. Most jobs can be found on Indeed.com or you can apply through the company’s website or by contacting the company directly.
• Allen’s Lawn Care
• Portage Street and Sanitation Department
• Sammie L. Maletta Public Marina (seasonal)
• Midwest Family Federal Credit Union (loan officer)
• Indiana Pickling and Processing (entry labor)
• NorthShore Health Centers (COVID vaccinators)
• Northwest Health Porter (sup admissions)
• MCP USA (packer)
• Pedcor Management (property manager)
• Kona Ice (drivers, concession workers)
• Spendless Convenience (store manager)
• YUM Brands (cooks, customer service)
• Cargill (production worker)
• Domino’s Pizza (delivery driver)
• Proven Business Systems (sales representative)
• 1st Source Bank (teller)
• Indiana Upfitters (fabricator)
• Auto Zone (deliver driver)
• Ho***rs
• Bass Pro Shops (marine sales outfitter)
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana (league coordinator)
• Portage Township Schools (elementary secretary, director of food service, English teacher)
• Castle Subaru-Mitsubishi (auto detailer)
• Portage Parks Department (general labor, landscaping, concessions)
• Starbucks
• Luke Family of Brands (sales associate, bartender, server)
• Best Western (housekeeping assistant/inspector, front desk agents, night auditor)
• Recycling and Waste Reduction district of Porter county (compost site attendant, administrative assistant)
• Indiana Dunes Tourism (visitor center caretaker)
• Holladay Properties (landscape laborer, landscape supervisor, leasing consultant, maintenance technician, commercial property manager)
• Mopsters, Inc. (office cleaning)
• Moses Caregivers (senior care)
• Portage Township YMCA (child care, virtual learning assistant)
• Service Doctor Remodeling (refinisher, sprayers, assistant carpenters)
• Ma’s Li’l Champs (teachers)
• Fronius (general logistics, customer support specialist, technical support representative)
• JC Bocatas (cooks, cashiers)
• Portage Real Estate (secretary)
• Speedway
• Chipolte
• Panera Bread
• Pizza Hut
• McDonald’s
• Arby’s
• Subway
• KFC
• Taco Bell
• Wendys

Local employers are hiring. Here’s this week’s list of some of the local companies seeking employees. Most jobs can be found on Indeed.com or you can apply through the company’s website or by contacting the company directly.
• Allen’s Lawn Care
• Portage Street and Sanitation Department
• Sammie L. Maletta Public Marina (seasonal)
• Midwest Family Federal Credit Union (loan officer)
• Indiana Pickling and Processing (entry labor)
• NorthShore Health Centers (COVID vaccinators)
• Northwest Health Porter (sup admissions)
• MCP USA (packer)
• Pedcor Management (property manager)
• Kona Ice (drivers, concession workers)
• Spendless Convenience (store manager)
• YUM Brands (cooks, customer service)
• Cargill (production worker)
• Domino’s Pizza (delivery driver)
• Proven Business Systems (sales representative)
• 1st Source Bank (teller)
• Indiana Upfitters (fabricator)
• Auto Zone (deliver driver)
• Ho***rs
• Bass Pro Shops (marine sales outfitter)
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana (league coordinator)
• Portage Township Schools (elementary secretary, director of food service, English teacher)
• Castle Subaru-Mitsubishi (auto detailer)
• Portage Parks Department (general labor, landscaping, concessions)
• Starbucks
• Luke Family of Brands (sales associate, bartender, server)
• Best Western (housekeeping assistant/inspector, front desk agents, night auditor)
• Recycling and Waste Reduction district of Porter county (compost site attendant, administrative assistant)
• Indiana Dunes Tourism (visitor center caretaker)
• Holladay Properties (landscape laborer, landscape supervisor, leasing consultant, maintenance technician, commercial property manager)
• Mopsters, Inc. (office cleaning)
• Moses Caregivers (senior care)
• Portage Township YMCA (child care, virtual learning assistant)
• Service Doctor Remodeling (refinisher, sprayers, assistant carpenters)
• Ma’s Li’l Champs (teachers)
• Fronius (general logistics, customer support specialist, technical support representative)
• JC Bocatas (cooks, cashiers)
• Portage Real Estate (secretary)
• Speedway
• Chipolte
• Panera Bread
• Pizza Hut
• McDonald’s
• Arby’s
• Subway
• KFC
• Taco Bell
• Wendys

Put on those walking or running shoes and come out and join us for the new Portage Township Parks Walking/Running Club.A...
05/07/2021

Put on those walking or running shoes and come out and join us for the new Portage Township Parks Walking/Running Club.
An informational meeting will be held May 27.
Please see the flyer for additional details.

Put on those walking or running shoes and come out and join us for the new Portage Township Parks Walking/Running Club.
An informational meeting will be held May 27.
Please see the flyer for additional details.

June 3 is World Bike Day. Come out and join us at Haven Hollow Park for a celebration.Please see the flyer for all the d...
05/06/2021

June 3 is World Bike Day. Come out and join us at Haven Hollow Park for a celebration.
Please see the flyer for all the details.

June 3 is World Bike Day. Come out and join us at Haven Hollow Park for a celebration.
Please see the flyer for all the details.

The City of Portage has several openings for part-time seasonal work in its parks and marina. There is also a full-time ...
05/06/2021

The City of Portage has several openings for part-time seasonal work in its parks and marina. There is also a full-time position available at the street department.

The City of Portage has several job openings, for seasonal, part-time and full-time work.
The City's Parks Department is looking to hire part-time seasonal maintenance(general labor) employees with an hourly wage of $7.25 to $9; part-time seasonal maintenance (landscaping) with an hourly wage of $10 and part-time seasonal concessions workers for an hourly wage of $7.25 to $9.
Persons interested in the parks positions may apply by going to the city's website at: https://inportageparks.com/now-hiring/ and filling out an application which may be emailed to Parks Superintendent Lori Wilkie at [email protected] or dropping it off at the parks office, 2100 Willowcreek Road.
The Sammie L. Maletta Public Marina is also looking for part-time summer employees for an hourly rate of $8. Anyone interested in applying for a job at the marina may contact Harbor Master Barb Lusco at 219-763-6833, emailing [email protected] or stopping at the marina's office at 1200 Marina Way.
The Portage Streets and Sanitation Department also has an opening for a full-time employee.
Applicants for the street department position must be at least 18 years old; be a high school graduate or GED equivalent; have a valid driver's license and an active Class B CDL; must be able and willing to work in overtime situations, especially during times of uncompleted routes and all inclement weather conditions; must be able and willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions and be physically fit. The starting wage is $31,200 per year with benefits.
If interested, email your resume to [email protected] with the subject line of employment resume.

Portage Township Parks will begin offering Tai Chi in the Park on June 3.Please see the flyer for details and then come ...
05/06/2021

Portage Township Parks will begin offering Tai Chi in the Park on June 3.
Please see the flyer for details and then come out and join us for this excellent form of exercise and relaxation.

Portage Township Parks will begin offering Tai Chi in the Park on June 3.
Please see the flyer for details and then come out and join us for this excellent form of exercise and relaxation.

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3484 Airport Rd
Portage, IN
46368

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Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 12:00

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Portage Township's Trustee Office serves Portage Township in a variety of ways, including: Community Services Fire & EMS Parks and Recreation Senior Services Township Assistance Township Cemeteries The South Haven Volunteer Fire Department is the primary responder to emergencies in South Haven, as well as, mutual responder to the City of Portage.

Haven Hollow Park, Field of Dreams, Jim Lynch Park and Evergreen Fields provide Portage children of all ages a place for recreation. These parks are also host to many festivals and events throughout the year.

The Bonner Senior Center provides a wealth of activities for seniors as well as nutrition and transportation services. The Portage Township's Trustee serves township residents with temporary and emergency assistance for food, clothing, shelter and health and safety needs.

Blake, McCool, and James/Schrock Cemeteries are historic burial grounds. Many of Portage Township’s pioneering families can be traced to township cemeteries.

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Your 4-year-old child may be eligible for FREE pre-K programming at approved location's through Indiana’s On My Way Pre-K program. Registration is now open at ONMYWAYPREK.ORG. Fill out the easy-to-use online application and your 4-year-old could be on the way to a bright future. Apply today! If you have any questions, please call/text me at 219-384-8426
Can trustee put pressure on realtor to keep grass cut on house for sale in South Haven?
Good Morning: I am a senior citizen who uses the Bonner Center. I was told the Center would remain open if school openings were delayed. I tried to find out if the schools were closed/delayed today by going to the Portage Public Schools website. There was no information on their website at all about school cancellations except for a long policy statement about the cancellations. This vital information should be prominent on the schools website. It's a very simple thing to do, I did not find any information about the closing until I visited YOUR page.
The Bonner Senior Center is a wonderful resource for our Community. However, I would love to see hand sanitizer available for seniors upon entry to the Center. If Walmart and other local supermarkets can provide it, the town can as well. We all share items such as hand weights and even the Bingo items. Hand sanitizers would help protect our vulnerable Seniors, especially during Flu Season.
Brendan, is this correct?
Does South Haven have leaf & brush pick up ? If so, when ?
The IWLA Mobile Archery Clinics would love to be a part of your townships events this year. We love to attend family oriented events for the public's benefit. Please check us out at www.facebook.com/YMACwagon. We look forward to scheduling a clinic this year!
Please come out and enjoy our event on the 28th! It’s open to all ages and only costs 2$!
I wish Haven Hallow had drinking fountains!