Mayor Sue Lynch

Mayor Sue Lynch Sue Lynch is the Mayor of Portage, Indiana. Sue was elected in 2019 and is serving her first term as Mayor. About Sue Lynch Sue Lynch grew up in Wheeler, Indiana and is a lifelong resident of Porter County.

She has lived in Portage for the past 24 years. She is the widow of Jim Lynch, former Porter County Veteran Service Officer. She has three children, Andrea (Randy), John (Leanne) and Cathy (Danny), six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She attended Ivy Tech Community College, where she studied Communications and Indiana University, where she studied Environmental Science. Professional Life Sue served as the Executive Director of People Against Hazardous Landfill Sites (PAHLS) for 12 years. The organization opposed, and ultimately closed, the toxic Wheeler landfill. During that time, she was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Research Foundation in Washington, DC. In addition, Sue was also the Office Manager for Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville. Public Service In 2002, Sue was asked to serve her community and ran for Portage Township Advisory Board. She was re-elected to the position in 2006. Sue was elected to the Portage City Council in 2007, and was reelected in 2011 and 2015. As a City Councilmember, Sue has served as; • City Council President (2012-2015, 2019-Present) • Redevelopment Commission member (2012-2016) • Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction District (2008-Present) • Chairperson (2014-Present) • Portage Traffic Commission Chairperson (2016-2019) • Portage Licensing Board member (2018-2019) • Mayor’s Senior Advisory Committee (2012-Present) In addition to her role on the City Council, Sue was a member of the Portage Utility Service Board from March 2017 through 2018. While serving on the Board, Sue led the effort to craft the first budget in the Utility’s history, ensured projects were completed on time and within budget, and help to manage over $10 million in Utility bond projects. A Commitment to Veterans and Community Sue is a Life Member of the Vietnam Veterans Associates and a member of Vietnam Veterans Chapter 905, where she was the editor of the Vet Gazette for over 10 years. She is also a member of American Legion Post 502 Auxiliary and serves as the Post’s newsletter editor. She is a member of the Dunes Leathernecks Marine Corps Detachment 1056 and serves on the Porter County Veteran’s Panel. Sue is a Board Member of the Portage Township Live Entertainment Association and the Maestro Society. She is also a member of the Portage Historical Society and the Bonner Senior Center. She is a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Portage, where she serves as Outreach Coordinator and as a Shepherd. She also works with the Ladies Guild on various projects.

Operating as usual

10/23/2020
Portage Indiana Government Page

Portage Indiana Government Page

Mayor Sue Lynch provides an update on the City's Halloween festivities and her appointment of Randy Wilkening as Portage's next Fire Chief.

Portage Indiana Government Page
10/23/2020

Portage Indiana Government Page

For Immediate Release: October 23, 2020

Mayor Sue Lynch announces appointment of Randy Wilkening as new Fire Chief

Portage – Mayor Sue Lynch announced Friday that Captain Randy Wilkening, a 26-year veteran of the Portage Fire Department, will succeed outgoing Fire Chief Tim Sosby. Sosby, who’s retirement was announced earlier this year, will retire on Nov. 5.

“Following an extensive process, which included accepting applications, interviews with a three-person vetting committee, and final interviews with myself and City Attorney Dan Whitten, I am proud to announce that Captain Randy Wilkening will become Portage’s next Fire Chief,” Lynch said. “Randy’s experience and long career make him uniquely qualified for this position. Under Randy’s leadership, I am confident that the excellent service the men and women of the Portage Fire Department have come to be known for will continue to set an example for all departments in the state.”

Wilkening has had a long career as a firefighter and a paramedic. In his 26-year career, Wilkening has served as the Assistant Chief of Fire Operations, a Lieutenant, and an Engineer. He has served as the Chief of the South Haven Fire Department and was a member of the Portage SWAT Team for 19 years.

Wilkening has been a dedicated member of the Portage community. He has served on the Portage YMCA Board of Directors, coached youth baseball and basketball, serves on the Portage Park Foundation Board of Directors and is Board President-elect for 2021. He is also a member of the Portage American Legion and the Isaac Walton League. Randy, and his wife Robin, are active members of the Portage United Methodist Church.

Wilkening’s public swearing in ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. at Woodland Park.

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Portage Indiana Government Page
10/23/2020

Portage Indiana Government Page

For Immediate Release: October 23, 2020

Mayor Sue Lynch announces appointment of Randy Wilkening as new Fire Chief

Portage – Mayor Sue Lynch announced Friday that Captain Randy Wilkening, a 26-year veteran of the Portage Fire Department, will succeed outgoing Fire Chief Tim Sosby. Sosby, who’s retirement was announced earlier this year, will retire on Nov. 5.

“Following an extensive process, which included accepting applications, interviews with a three-person vetting committee, and final interviews with myself and City Attorney Dan Whitten, I am proud to announce that Captain Randy Wilkening will become Portage’s next Fire Chief,” Lynch said. “Randy’s experience and long career make him uniquely qualified for this position. Under Randy’s leadership, I am confident that the excellent service the men and women of the Portage Fire Department have come to be known for will continue to set an example for all departments in the state.”

Wilkening has had a long career as a firefighter and a paramedic. In his 26-year career, Wilkening has served as the Assistant Chief of Fire Operations, a Lieutenant, and an Engineer. He has served as the Chief of the South Haven Fire Department and was a member of the Portage SWAT Team for 19 years.

Wilkening has been a dedicated member of the Portage community. He has served on the Portage YMCA Board of Directors, coached youth baseball and basketball, serves on the Portage Park Foundation Board of Directors and is Board President-elect for 2021. He is also a member of the Portage American Legion and the Isaac Walton League. Randy, and his wife Robin, are active members of the Portage United Methodist Church.

Wilkening’s public swearing in ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. at Woodland Park.

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10/23/2020
Portage Police Department (Indiana)

Portage Police Department (Indiana)

Just wanted to send out a quick reminder. The telephone scams are still going on and probably will continue. Today we received three different calls about scams. Sadly, It's the same old story. Someone claims to be from the Social Security Office or NIPSCO and they demand payment in the form of a pre-paid gift card. If not the victim will receive some unpleasant outcome such as getting arrested of having their utilities shut off. The red flag in these situations is that no legitimate government agency or public utility would demand payment like this.

What we are happy to report is that none of our complainants today actually fell for these scams. Good job on staying vigilant and avoiding being taken advantage of!

Portage Indiana Government Page
10/21/2020

Portage Indiana Government Page

Calling all volunteers.
Saturday, Nov. 7 is the city's Annual Rake Day. Volunteers are needed to help rake leaves for our seniors in Portage.
If you or a group or organization are interested in lending a hand, please contact Amy Armstrong at the Portage Parks Department for more information at [email protected]
We appreciate your help in helping others in our community!

Portage Indiana Government Page
10/20/2020

Portage Indiana Government Page

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING - October 20, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution due to recent exposures to COVID within the City over the last two weeks and a spike in cases in Porter County, tonight's Special City Council meeting will be held virtually on Facebook and YouTube. This notice of a virtual meeting was sent to local media last week.

Per the Governor's executive order, virtual meetings may continue through November 1, 2020.

Thank you Portage Fire Department, you are awesome.
10/10/2020

Thank you Portage Fire Department, you are awesome.

Marine 1 on the scene of a 24ft boat fire. All occupants jumped in the water to safety and are on another boat that came to their aid.

Portage Indiana Government Page
10/08/2020

Portage Indiana Government Page

It looks like Portage residents are really getting into the Halloween spirit this year.
Entries for the first Light Up the Gourds! Home Halloween Decorating contest are coming in.
You don't want to miss out!
Residents who would like to enter their homes in the contest must send a photo of their home Halloween display, along with an address to [email protected] by Oct. 21.
We will post the photographs as well as the addresses of the homes on this page. Residents can drive by the homes and vote for their favorite via the Portage Event Partnership page by Oct. 31.
The winner of the special home Golden Pumpkin will be announced on Nov. 2. This is a chance to show off your Halloween decorating skills with the entire city.
If you have a neighbor or friend who decorates and you think should enter the contest, share this information with them.
Contact [email protected] for more information!

They are back....we are ready!
10/07/2020

They are back....we are ready!

Leaf Season is almost here. The following is our City Policy regarding leaf pickup. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

10/06/2020
Portage Police Department (Indiana)

A huge THANKYOU to our men and women in blue for all you do to keep us safe. We appreciate you.

September 2020 Recap - Police Incidents

Total Incidents - 2,728
Average Incidents / Day - 91


Types of Calls for Service

911 Hang up Check - 90
Alarms - 107
Assist Other Jurisdiction - 20
Assist to Fire / EMS - 78
Assist Social Services - 5
Auto Theft - 4
Battery - 12
Burglary - 6
Child Abuse - 3
Civil Incident - 46
Fights/ Disturbance - 169
Fraud - 29
Indecent Exposure - 2
Intoxicated / Disorderly - 7
Mental / Commitment - 17
Missing Person / Runaway - 10
Motor Vehicle Crash - 102
Out of Parental Control - 11
Overdose / Narcotics - 26
Property Damage - 3
Reckless Driving - 47
Robbery - 2
Sex Assault - 9
Suicide - 2
Suspicious Incident - 275
Theft / Shoplifting - 60
Threats / Harassment - 37
Trespass - 3
Vandalism / Damage - 15
Weapons Violations - 3
Well-Being Check - 93

Officers Assaulted - 2

You are simply the best Norma, where would I be without you.  I am blessed to have you having my back each and every day...
10/04/2020

You are simply the best Norma, where would I be without you. I am blessed to have you having my back each and every day and for keeping me leveled when things go berserk. Thank you for being you. ❤

Sunday Spotlight
Each Sunday we will feature a project going on within the city, happenings within a department or someone who works hard to provide services to the community. This Sunday we spotlight Norma Laboy and her job as executive administrative assistant to Mayor Sue Lynch.

When Norma Laboy answers the telephone in the mayor's office, she knows the person on the other end has a concern, issue or problem that's important.
The most important thing for her to do in her role as Mayor Sue Lynch's executive administrative assistant is to help the resident.
"Usually people just want an explanation about something. They just want some information," she said, adding she provides the answer they are seeking or directs them to the appropriate department for them to get the help they need.
"I like helping people resolve issues, even the small things," she said.
But, her job is more than answering the mayor's phone or keeping Lynch's calendar and ushering the mayor through a busy day.
She's often a sounding board for Lynch and others as they ask her what she thinks about an idea and sometimes she finds herself running interference to help move the city along.
"I'm her right hand to help her accomplish whatever she needs to do during regular days and not so regular days," said Laboy, adding she also represents the mayor at functions when Lynch can't attend herself.
A 1980 Portage High School graduate, Laboy began her career as a secretary at the former Gainer Bank. She took some time off to be a stay-at-home mom to her and husband Sam's now three grown children, and went back to work, part-time at Crisman Elementary School as a remediation assistant and recess aid.
While she said she loved working with the youngsters, she was itching to get back to office work.
"I really love office work. I want to be able to tend to someone and know it is meaningful," she said.
For a time she worked at the Portage Parks Department.
"The park was a creative outlet. It is a place of relaxation and recreation," she said, adding she worked on organizing events and marketing.
Then, former Mayor Olga Velazquez, who she met at Crisman, where both their children attended and they were both involved in the PTO, asked her to come aboard as her executive administrative assistant.
"I was in my element. I loved being behind a desk. I loved organizing things," she said.
When Velazquez left the mayor's office, Laboy went to work for the Portage Township Trustee's office, again helping people from assisting them in qualifying for energy assistance programs to helping the homeless find resources.
"I loved to see the reaction on people's faces when I could help them," she recalled.
Lynch tapped her again late last year to move back to City Hall as her executive administrative assistant and Laboy found herself back in her niche, being able to help people, being creative and working behind the scenes to help the city keep running.
"I like seeing their dedication, what is near and dear to them and being able to help them make that happen," she said of working for the two mayors.
"It is something that meant something. I don't like being up front and center, I like being in the background and helping in a meaningful way," she said.
Laboy said she also likes being creative and is working with the newly formed Portage Event Partnership, which is presently organizing city Halloween and Christmas events.

Be aware of scams.
10/03/2020

Be aware of scams.

We received reports of two different attempted scams this week.

In incident #1 a person went online to pay their City of Portage utility bill. Our victim did not know the web site so they googled the name to find it but instead found themselves on a scam website stating he owed $8,000. The victim tried to make a smaller payment and provided payment information but the scammers attempted to withdraw the full amount from his account. Thankfully the transaction was flagged as suspicious by the bank and declined. The correct site to use when making a payment to the Utility Service Board is https://www.portagein.gov/department/index.php?structureid=12

In incident #2 a resident received a call from a local number stating their Medicare card needed to be replaced with a new one and the caller asked for the victim's Medicare account number. Our victim did not provide the information and hung up so no harm came from the incident. Had the conversation continued we are certain the caller would have asked for further personal information such as date of birth and social security number. Medicare will not call you asking for personal information. Further information on Medicare fraud can be found at https://www.medicare.gov/forms-help-resources/identity-theft-protect-yourself

Portage Indiana Government Page
09/26/2020

Portage Indiana Government Page

It's fall and plans for Halloween in the City of Portage are in full swing. There will be some new activities as well as traditions we've all come to know and love.

Trick-or-treat hours will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. We know some are anxiously anticipating the annual event, while some will decline to participate. If you want to participate and give out candy, please turn on your porch lights. If you do not want to participate, please turn off your porch lights. Please be respectful of your neighbor's decision.

We have made the decision to cancel our annual Trunk or Treat event held each year at Founders Square due to concerns with COVID.
In its place, the newly formed Portage Event Partnership will host the inaugural Light Up the Gourds! Illuminated Pumpkin Trail. The drive-thru event will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23 and 24, along the Central Avenue entrance drive to the Bonner Senior Center. Admission will be free.
We are calling on business, individuals, groups, non-profits, schools and others to get imaginative and create Halloween scenes which will be placed along the trail. Entities can enter a scene, comprising 75 percent pumpkins or other seasonal gourds to be placed along the trail. The scenes must be lit. Please see the attached entry forms and flyers for additional details or call city hall, 219-762-5425 or email [email protected] for an entry form or more information. Additional information will be posted on the city's page and its website at portagein.gov
The winners will receive Golden Pumpkin awards for the best scenes in each category.
The goal of the Portage Event Partnership is to grow this event to become a signature activity of the city each Halloween season.

In conjunction, PEP will also host a Light Up the Gourds at Home Halloween residential decorating contest. Residents who would like to enter their homes in the contest must send a photo of their home Halloween display, along with an address to [email protected] by Oct. 21. We will post the photographs as well as the addresses of the homes on the new PEP page at facebook.com/portageeventpartnership/. Residents can drive by the homes and vote for their favorite via the PEP page by Oct. 31. The winner of the special home Golden Pumpkin will be announced on Nov. 2.
This is a chance to show off your Halloween decorating skills with the entire city.

Finally, the annual Haunted Hayride at Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road, is on! The annual event, sponsored by the Portage Park Department, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22, 23 and 24. Admission is $3 per person.
COVID precautions will be taken to make sure the annual event is safe. Participants will be required to wear masks and seating on the hay wagons will be limited to 20 people to allow for social distancing.
For more information on the Haunted Hayride, please contact the park department at 219-762-1675 or email [email protected]

We are truly blessed to have had Tim in so many capacities, and again as our Chief, for the past 31 years.  His presence...
09/20/2020

We are truly blessed to have had Tim in so many capacities, and again as our Chief, for the past 31 years. His presence and guidance have been immeasurable. He will be missed by all of us who knew him and worked with him.

Sunday Spotlight
Each Sunday we will feature a project going on within the city, happenings within a department or someone who works hard to provide services to the community. This Sunday, we talk to Portage Fire Chief Tim Sosby who will be retiring in November after 31 years of service to the city.

Portage Fire Chief Tim Sosby said he never set out to be in the fire service.
He was talked into it, he said, adding that talking led to him finding his passion to serve people.
After 31 years of service with the Portage Fire Department, Sosby, 58, will be retiring Nov. 5.
After high school, Sosby said he worked in his dad's hardware store, first in Munster, then in Cedar Lake.
Paul Zimmerman, a Cedar Lake police officer and director of the town's ambulance service encouraged Sosby to join the department.
"He stayed on me to be a volunteer. One day, he asked me and I said 'alright.' They sent me to EMS school and I fell in love with it," said Sosby.
"In my opinion, I don't think there is a better job," he said.
He left Cedar Lake and went to Fagan Miller, a private ambulance service. They sent him to paramedic school. He was hired by Portage in November 1989.
"Portage had a good reputation at the time and I think we still do," he said.
He became assistant chief of EMS in 1994 and served his first stint as chief from 2001 to 2006.
Then he stepped back and hopped back on a rig, serving the community and helping people on their worst days.
In 2014, he was named assistant chief of fire; in 2018 he became acting chief and last year he again took the top position in the department.
The changes in the fire/EMS service and the Portage department during Sosby's tenure are nearly too many to remember.
When he was hired, he was one of 8 paramedics. Now there are 51. The department itself has grown from 45 people working out of two stations to 62 working out of three stations.
One of the biggest changes was putting paramedics on the back of the engines. That allows the city to send paramedics to five calls at one time.
"For a community of 40,000, that's outstanding," he said.
Ambulances - now called Rescues - have changed. There's more technology, more equipment. Changes in policy and procedures have allowed paramedics to do more in what amounts to a mobile emergency room now than when Sosby started. That amounts to saving more lives, he said, especially when it comes to heart attack and stroke victims.
Firefighter safety has also moved to the forefront. They adopted carcinogen standard operating procedures when it was found firefighters have a greater risk of developing some sorts of cancer due to their exposure to toxins. Firefighters got a second set of gear, so they could wash the first set after a fire call and use wipes to remove as much grime and possible carcinogens as soon as possible.
They've added exhaust systems to the stations and promote self-contained breathing apparatus utilization more than ever before to improve the health of firefighters.
Sosby said he believes Portage has always been at the forefront of EMS service in the Region, often being the first department to adopt proven protocols to improve patient care.
Three years ago Sosby said he decided to retire. State pension requirements allowed him to stay that three additional years.
"It was just time. Firefighting is a young person's game," he said.
"I feel blessed and fortunate. Even in the most difficult times I've enjoyed the job," said Sosby, who will continue work to improve firefighter's lives through his part-time business Lakeshore CPR and Safety Training.
"I'm going to miss a lot. I've been fortunate to do a lot of things here. I'm going to miss being able to make change. I'm going to miss going out and helping people and I'm going to miss a lot of the people here. We have really great people here who are really good at their jobs," said Sosby.

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Meet Sue Lynch

Sue Lynch is the Mayor-Elect of Portage, Indiana.

Sue grew up in Wheeler, Indiana and is a lifelong resident of Porter County. She has lived in Portage for the past 23 years.

She is the widow of Jim Lynch, former Porter County Veteran Service Officer. She has three children, Andrea (Randy), John (Leanne) and Cathy (Danny), six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She attended Ivy Tech Community College, where she studied Communications and Indiana University, where she studied Environmental Science.

Professional Life

Sue served as the Executive Director of People Against Hazardous Landfill Sites (PAHLS) for 12 years. The organization opposed, and ultimately closed, the toxic Wheeler landfill. During that time, she was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Research Foundation in Washington, DC. In addition, Sue was also the Office Manager for Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville.

Public Service

In 2002, Sue was asked to serve her community and run for Portage Township Advisory Board. She was re-elected to the position in 2006.

Sue was elected to the Portage City Council in 2007, and was reelected in 2011 and 2015.

As a City Councilmember, Sue has served as;


  • City Council President (2012-2015, 2019-Present)

  • Redevelopment Commission member (2012-2016)

  • Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction District (2008-Present) Chairperson (2014-Present)

  • Portage Traffic Commission Chairperson (2016-Present)

  • Portage Licensing Board member (2018-2019)
  • In addition to her role on the City Council, Sue was a member of the Portage Utility Service Board from March 2017 to February 2019. While serving on the Board, Sue led the effort to craft the first budget in the Utility’s history, ensured projects were completed on time and within budget, and help to manage over $10 million in Utility bond projects.

    A Commitment to Veterans and Community

    Sue is a Life Member of the Vietnam Veterans Associates and a member of Vietnam Veterans Chapter 905, where she was the editor of the Vet Gazette for over 10 years. She is also a member of American Legion Post 502 Auxiliary and serves as the Post’s newsletter editor. She is a member of the Dunes Leathernecks Marine Corps Detachment 1056 and serves on the Porter County Veteran’s Panel.

    Sue is a Board Member of the Portage Township Live Entertainment Association and the Maestro Society. She is also a member of the Portage Historical Society and the Bonner Senior Center.

    She is a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Portage, where she serves as Outreach Coordinator and as a Shepherd. She also works with the Ladies Guild on various projects.


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    Who would be in charge of widening the railroad underpass to two lanes (instead of only one) on Samuelson Road between Central Avenue and Portage Avenue?
    I think this is a wise decision. I would like to acknowledge our great street department. They picked up the limbs and branches the day after I notified them. Thank you Nioma J Wiltermood Conn
    Good afternoon. I was just wondering about the status of repairing the water main break in Port Crossing Apartments.Thank You
    Whiting and Michigan City have closed their lakefront since overcrowding causing health hazard due to Covid 19. Is Portage taking any steps to protect It's citizens?
    Is there anything you can do for our Seniors? I'm happy for them still being able to have an in person ceremony, but without any of their family in attendance is just not the same. So many have looked forward to this moment for years and have earned the right to enjoy every bit of it. All the other schools are posting pictures of ceremonies last night with well over 250/500/750 in attendance. Please if anything, allow just parents, mandate masks, have us sign a waiver! These kids have lost so much this year, let them at least have this day! If there's any way you can change the School Board Decision, it would be greatly appreciated by many. Thank you.
    Mayor Lynch, is the city or township going to have cooling centers open for Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the high 90 degree temperatures that are expected in our area
    Madame Mayor, A motor cycle gang has taken over our neighborhood and has been allowed to continue to operate illegal motorcycles that have modified exhaust systems for the purpose making them louder. My meter registered their sound at 122 dBA. (Violation of Portage Code of Ordinance CHAPTER 42 Article II SEC 42-32 (a)) They rev these machines to unnecessary levels when accelerating rapidly through our streets, that may occur dozens of times a day, and even when slowing or stopped. (Also violation of same section 42-32 (b)) They rip through our streets at night (11:32 last night) and wake up the neighborhood. Dogs bark, cats run around our homes in a panic. Those with heart conditions and vertigo issues wake to chest pain and dizziness and that is just counting myself and two immediate neighbors. When speaking to an elderly neighbor he will hear them coming and grab onto whatever is close so he doesn’t fall over from the effect the unreasonably loud noise has on his condition. Portage Police refuse to take our calls on these people seriously from the first week they took over our block driving recklessly and threatening us with a firearm for asking them to be respectful to their neighbors. After roughly three years of calling Portage police on this matter, they have allowed them to not just keep these motorcycles (which is prohibited under Indiana Code 9-19-8-4.) but to continue the illegal operation of them in our neighborhood and our streets. The morale risk this created has greatly increased the problem as they are now above the law and our neighborhood has become increasingly unpleasant. Everyday there is talk about how dangerous this place has become and how much people miss Portage. You see, when this started there was a Portage Police Officer that lived across the street from these people and due to the reputation of Portage police allowing such behavior, they decided to put it to the test. What they found was they truly could do whatever they want and that law enforcement in our town don’t care about Portage enough to lift a finger to protect it. What I request is for action to be taken on matters such as this and that Portage Police are made aware of the negative impact that have on this town when they refuse to enforce basic laws and regulations and even encourage illegal activities. We have a right to the Portage we once called home and to have a law enforcement to protect it. As a personal note, I would like to make known that I moved away from Lake Station to Portage to escape people who practice behaviors such as this. To have peace and being able to live a life without the feeling of dread and anxiety was nice. For my own local law enforcement to invite it into our town and rob us of the peace we worked hard to protect is unacceptable.
    Hi Sue, just wondering if you were going to sponsor a hole in our golf outing? Portage Helping Hands
    These signs are located on Cooley and Sherwin and Brown and Sherwin.
    Mayor Lynch I just wanted your opinion on school resuming in August. Do you feel it will be safe. I am afraid the kids will not wear mask all day every day or sanitize their hands the way they should. I was also concerned about how they will handle the lunch situation. They cannot wear mask while eating. Do you know the virus situation in Portage township right now. I don't know if it is going down or rising. I am just a concerned Grandma. Our kids and grandkids are very precious to us so I know a lot of us are concerned. I would appreciate your input. Thank You.
    Mayor Susan Lynch. I hit a couple pot holes that need to be repaired. Going to Afforadable Suite of America. The there's the road going Starbucks and McDonald's there is two pot holes that are bad. I hit them a few times. Thank you.