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.

Mission: Dedicated to improving the quality of life of all Portage Township residents.

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The next Portage Township Food Pantry distribution will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon), Thursday, Aug. 27 at the...
08/26/2020

The next Portage Township Food Pantry distribution will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon), Thursday, Aug. 27 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.

Need some laundry soap? Want to support one of our local schools? Here you go!
08/25/2020

Need some laundry soap? Want to support one of our local schools? Here you go!

Support our Saylor Elementary School students through the Saylor PSO Laundry Soap Fundraiser. Order by Sept. 14 by contacting a Saylor Elementary family or calling the school at (219)763-8040. See the flyer below for more information. #PortageProud

Congratulations to Portage Township Parks and Recreation Superintendent Taylor O'Neal Long for passing her Certified  Pa...
08/25/2020

Congratulations to Portage Township Parks and Recreation Superintendent Taylor O'Neal Long for passing her Certified Park and Recreation Professional examination last week. This certification is a national certification issued by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).
The Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification is the national standard for all parks and recreation professionals who want to be at the forefront of their profession. Attaining the CPRP designation shows that you have met education and experience qualifications, and illustrates your commitment to the profession as well as your knowledge and understanding of key concepts within parks and recreation.
Taylor was also recently elected New and Young Professional Chair for the Indiana Park and Recreation Association (IRPA) 2021 Board of Directors.

If there is a knock on your door, it might be a census taker.The U.S. Census Bureau has begun following up with househol...
08/21/2020

If there is a knock on your door, it might be a census taker.
The U.S. Census Bureau has begun following up with households nationwide that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. Based on the current self-response rate of 63.3%, the Census Bureau estimates it will need to visit about 56 million addresses to collect responses in person. Up to 500,000 census takers across the country will go door to door to assist people in responding to the 2020 Census.
Census takers began following up with households on July 16 in a limited number of areas and added additional areas each week thereafter. Starting Aug. 9, all remaining offices began following up with households nationwide. Census takers have completed training on social distancing and safety protocols, will follow local public health guidelines, and will be required to wear a face mask when conducting follow-up visits.
Census takers can be easily identified by a valid government ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date on the badge. To confirm a census taker’s identity, the public may contact their regional census center to speak with a Census Bureau representative.
It is important to complete this year's census to make sure we get our fair share of more than $600 billion in federal funds distributed to communities each year.
If you haven't filled out your census, you can also go online or call the bureau. For more information, visit 2020census.gov

New jobs hiring list!  Most jobs can be found on Indeed.com
08/20/2020

New jobs hiring list! Most jobs can be found on Indeed.com

The next Portage Township Food Pantry distribution will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon), Thursday, Aug. 20 at the...
08/19/2020

The next Portage Township Food Pantry distribution will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon), Thursday, Aug. 20 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.

Portage Township - Brendan Clancy, Trustee
08/18/2020

Portage Township - Brendan Clancy, Trustee

The Portage Township Autism Action Coalition, led by Portage Township Trustee Brendan Clancy, would like to give a big THANK YOU to Aqua Indiana and ITR Concession Co. LLC for their recent donations to the coalition's autism project.
Josh Halon, supervisor of Aqua Indiana in South Haven, recently presented a $1,000 check to Portage Township Trustee Brendan Clancy and Portage Township Community Outreach and Communications Coordinator Joyce Russell for the project.
ITR Concession Co. LLC also contributed $500 towards the project.
The coalition consists of the Portage Township Trustee, Porter County Sheriff's Department, Portage Police Department, Ogden Dunes Police Department, South Haven Fire Department, Portage Fire Department, Ogden Dunes Fire Department, Portage Township Schools and Porter County Central Communications.
The funds will be used to purchase sensory kits for every police and fire vehicle which serves Portage Township, along with Portage Township Schools and other agencies which serve children.
The project is also developing training curriculum for first responders and will launch an emergency identification bracelet program for youngsters on the autism spectrum and their caregivers.
For more information on the project, or to make a donation, please see the attached flyer.
Thanks again Aqua Indiana and ITR Concession Co. LLC for donating to this important project.

It is time for Thank You Tuesday and that means it's time to give a shout out to those who have supported the Portage To...
08/18/2020

It is time for Thank You Tuesday and that means it's time to give a shout out to those who have supported the Portage Township Food Pantry.
Be you individuals, organizations and businesses who answered the call in response to COVID-19 and help their neighbors by contributing to the Portage Township Food Pantry, thank you!
When Portage Township Trustee Brendan Clancy put out the call to help, you all responded. We wish to thank you for everything you’ve done, from the donation of food to cash, you’ve all helped feed our neighbors. No donation was too small. Every donation was appreciated.
We will be recognizing those who have contributed over the last several months to the Portage Township Food Pantry during Thank You Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please check our page each Tuesday and Thursday morning in the coming weeks as we recognize those who stepped up and helped during this difficult time.
The food pantry continues to welcome your support. Those who wish to donate may do so by sending monetary donations to: Portage Township Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1582, Portage, IN 46368 or drop off food items at the pantry, 3590 Willowcreek Road.
Today, thank yous go to:
- Lori Baker
- Sandi Stokes
- Tom and Sandra Christman
- May Trucking
- Lisa and Jim Sabo
- Trina Lewis
- Willowcreek Middle School
- Shellie Deperio
- Jacque Hemphill
- Whole Foods
- Pam Boswell
- Chris and Tiffany Dahlin
- Terry Jarosak
- Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church
- Ogden Dunes Women's Club
- Pankowski Family
- Ronald J. Pavlinac Jr.

The Portage Township YMCA has a produce box give away this evening. Please see their post for details.
08/14/2020

The Portage Township YMCA has a produce box give away this evening. Please see their post for details.

Good Afternoon Portage! We have 65 produce boxes to pass out this evening. Please come by the south side of the building between 5&6PM and we will load a box into your trunk and provide your children with supper.

The Portage Township Autism Action Coalition, led by Portage Township Trustee Brendan Clancy, would like to give a big T...
08/14/2020

The Portage Township Autism Action Coalition, led by Portage Township Trustee Brendan Clancy, would like to give a big THANK YOU to Aqua Indiana and ITR Concession Co. LLC for their recent donations to the coalition's autism project.
Josh Halon, supervisor of Aqua Indiana in South Haven, recently presented a $1,000 check to Portage Township Trustee Brendan Clancy and Portage Township Community Outreach and Communications Coordinator Joyce Russell for the project.
ITR Concession Co. LLC also contributed $500 towards the project.
The coalition consists of the Portage Township Trustee, Porter County Sheriff's Department, Portage Police Department, Ogden Dunes Police Department, South Haven Fire Department, Portage Fire Department, Ogden Dunes Fire Department, Portage Township Schools and Porter County Central Communications.
The funds will be used to purchase sensory kits for every police and fire vehicle which serves Portage Township, along with Portage Township Schools and other agencies which serve children.
The project is also developing training curriculum for first responders and will launch an emergency identification bracelet program for youngsters on the autism spectrum and their caregivers.
For more information on the project, or to make a donation, please see the attached flyer.
Thanks again Aqua Indiana and ITR Concession Co. LLC for donating to this important project.

08/14/2020

As of this morning, there are still approximately 200 Portage Township customers without power.
Outage Update
7:00 a.m. CT, August 14, 2020 (Next Update, August 14 at Noon CT)
Nearly 98% of the estimated 95,000 homes and businesses have been restored. Our focus remains on restoring 3,300 customers without power as quickly and safely as possible. NIPSCO crews are being supported by several hundred additional area and out-of-state crews in this large-scale restoration effort.

More than 3,000 individual repairs across our service area need to be addressed - especially in our hardest hit areas such as Hammond and Gary - including the removal of trees from lines and replacement of broken poles and equipment.

For your safety, if you see a NIPSCO crew or line workers from one of our assisting utilities in your area, please do not approach them. We enjoy talking with customers, but these employees are working around dangerous equipment and conditions. They have established safe work zones and are also practicing social distancing to protect themselves and the communities from the spread of COVID-19.

The following list includes the time estimates, based on current information that would complete all customer restoration work in these communities. As we continue to make progress, we’ll update these estimates as needed.

ESTIMATED TIMES OF RESTORATION BY COMMUNITY:

(IMPORTANT NOTE: Estimates below are when NIPSCO expects a majority of the remaining customers to be restored. There may be individual cases that extend beyond the times provided.)

Cedar Lake – Saturday, Noon CT
Crown Point – Friday, Noon CT
Dyer – Saturday, Noon CT
East Chicago – Saturday, 6 a.m. CT
Gary – Saturday, 11:59 p.m. CT
Griffith – Saturday, 6 a.m. CT
Hammond – Saturday, 11:59 p.m. CT
Highland – Saturday, 6 a.m. CT
Hobart – Friday, 11:59 p.m. CT
Lowell – Friday, Noon CT
Munster – Saturday, 11:59 p.m. CT
North Webster – Saturday, 7 a.m. CT
Portage – Saturday, 11:59 p.m. CT
Schererville – Saturday, 6 a.m. CT
Valparaiso – Friday, 6 a.m. CT
Whiting – Saturday 6 a.m. CT

We continue to recommend customers make the plans necessary to keep themselves and their families safe during this time frame.

New Hiring List-Most jobs can be found on Indeed.com
08/13/2020

New Hiring List-Most jobs can be found on Indeed.com

It is Thursday morning and that means it's time to give a shout out to those who have supported the Portage Township Foo...
08/13/2020

It is Thursday morning and that means it's time to give a shout out to those who have supported the Portage Township Food Pantry.
Be you individuals, organizations and businesses who answered the call in response to COVID-19 and help their neighbors by contributing to the Portage Township Food Pantry, thank you!
When Portage Township Trustee Brendan Clancy put out the call to help, you all responded. We wish to thank you for everything you’ve done, from the donation of food to cash, you’ve all helped feed our neighbors. No donation was too small. Every donation was appreciated.
We will be recognizing those who have contributed over the last several months to the Portage Township Food Pantry during Thank You Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please check our page each Tuesday and Thursday morning in the coming weeks as we recognize those who stepped up and helped during this difficult time.
The food pantry continues to welcome your support. Those who wish to donate may do so by sending monetary donations to: Portage Township Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1582, Portage, IN 46368 or drop off food items at the pantry, 3590 Willowcreek Road.
Today, thank yous go to:
- Audrey and Matthew Tchoukaleff
- James and Marjory Finnegan
- Benevity Community Impact Fund
- U.S. Steel Corp.
- In memory of Judy/Susie Kluesner
- Juliana Thewis
- Julie Harrje
- Charles and Victoria Mason
- Eunice Dearing
- Anthony and Vicki Deleon
- Maria and Michael Stein
- Gary Germann
- Tim and Cindy Schuler
- Mike and Linda Roque
- Bonner Senior Center garden
- Ogden Dunes Garden/Jim Bianconti
- Portage Community Garden

Brendan Clancy, Portage Township Trustee announced the Bonner Senior Center will be open for cooling and internet servic...
08/12/2020

Brendan Clancy, Portage Township Trustee announced the Bonner Senior Center will be open for cooling and internet service beginning Thursday, Aug. 13 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day until power is restored to Portage Township residents.
“In addition to dealing with COVID-19, and families settling back into virtual school, our residents have now been met with the new challenges of power outages after Monday’s wind storm. We are here to help Portage Township residents weather the storm”, said Clancy.
The center, 5800 Lexington Ave., Portage, will serve as a cooling center and families will have access to the internet for school needs, power to charge phones, etc. Minors 16 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult and everyone is required to wear a mask and socially distance.
The Portage Township Food Pantry, 3590 Willowcreek Road, will be open daily, to help Portage Township families who have lost food due to the power outage. Distribution will take place daily from noon to 3 p.m. until power is restored. Families are encouraged to bring a cooler for perishable items.
Other locations within the township with internet service for Portage Township Schools students are Portage Township School Corporation and Woodland Park. The Portage Township School Corporation has free internet access outside of all their schools and Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road, also has internet access available. Masks and social distancing are required at Woodland Park. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact the Portage Township Trustee’s office at 219-762-1623 or portagetrustee.org and facebook.com/portagetownship.

Portage Township School Corporation
08/12/2020

Portage Township School Corporation

If you need Wi-Fi access following this week's storm, there are options available.

All PTS schools offer sidewalk-to-sidewalk Wi-Fi access. Park in the lots, bring your chairs, and practice social distancing while you complete your work.

Woodland Park is open to provide Wi-Fi access to those who need it. Visitors must wear masks and practice social distancing. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This is available on a first come, first served basis.

Please use these option in lieu on visiting the Portage Police Station at this time. The PTS and Woodland Park options are move conducive to a healthy environment, and we want to ensure our city police officers remain healthy as well.

#PortageProud

The next Portage Township Food Pantry distribution will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon), Thursday, Aug. 13 at the...
08/12/2020

The next Portage Township Food Pantry distribution will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon), Thursday, Aug. 13 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.

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana will hold a Mobile Market   tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Real Life Church.Please ...
08/11/2020

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana will hold a Mobile Market tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Real Life Church.
Please see the flyer for details.

It is time for Thank You Tuesday and that means it's time to give a shout out to those who have supported the Portage To...
08/11/2020

It is time for Thank You Tuesday and that means it's time to give a shout out to those who have supported the Portage Township Food Pantry.
Be you individuals, organizations and businesses who answered the call in response to COVID-19 and help their neighbors by contributing to the Portage Township Food Pantry, thank you!
When Portage Township Trustee Brendan Clancy put out the call to help, you all responded. We wish to thank you for everything you’ve done, from the donation of food to cash, you’ve all helped feed our neighbors. No donation was too small. Every donation was appreciated.
We will be recognizing those who have contributed over the last several months to the Portage Township Food Pantry during Thank You Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please check our page each Tuesday and Thursday morning in the coming weeks as we recognize those who stepped up and helped during this difficult time.
The food pantry continues to welcome your support. Those who wish to donate may do so by sending monetary donations to: Portage Township Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1582, Portage, IN 46368 or drop off food items at the pantry, 3590 Willowcreek Road.
Today, thank yous go to:
- Deborah and William Cantrell
- Brenda Anton
- Patricia and Nicole Gass
- Gerald and Nicole Fitzgerald
- Kurt and Bobbie Knutsen
- Deborah Warner
- Porter County Council
- Michelle Falk
- Portage Resale Shop
- Horizon Bank
- Dolly Riley
- Dennis Norman
- Phyllis Strain
- Melissa Gilbert
- William and Carol Jones
- Richard Hall
- Brad Hughes
- Madeline and Lawrence Friday
- Norman and Patricia Soucy

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3484 Airport Rd
Portage, IN
46368

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

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(219) 762-1623

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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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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!