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The city is presently in the process of installing a new telephone system. The process is causing some glitches this mor...
04/22/2021

The city is presently in the process of installing a new telephone system. The process is causing some glitches this morning.
We are asking for your patience if you are attempting to call offices within city hall.
Please call 219-762-5425 this morning to reach any office within city hall. Please include the 219 area code when dialing.
We apologize for any inconvenience this is causing residents or businesses this morning.

The city is presently in the process of installing a new telephone system. The process is causing some glitches this morning.
We are asking for your patience if you are attempting to call offices within city hall.
Please call 219-762-5425 this morning to reach any office within city hall. Please include the 219 area code when dialing.
We apologize for any inconvenience this is causing residents or businesses this morning.

Meijer on U.S. 6 in Portage is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic tomorrow, Thursday, April 22.Clinic hours are 9 am ...
04/21/2021

Meijer on U.S. 6 in Portage is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic tomorrow, Thursday, April 22.
Clinic hours are 9 am to 5 pm, and patients must CALL a local Meijer pharmacy to SCHEDULE an APPOINTMENT before coming in Thursday. Please do not just walk in Thursday without speaking to the pharmacy first. Anyone 16 years or older is eligible for vaccination. Anyone under 18 years old will have to bring their parent or guardian for consent on the day of the clinic.
Please see their flyer for further details.

Meijer on U.S. 6 in Portage is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic tomorrow, Thursday, April 22.
Clinic hours are 9 am to 5 pm, and patients must CALL a local Meijer pharmacy to SCHEDULE an APPOINTMENT before coming in Thursday. Please do not just walk in Thursday without speaking to the pharmacy first. Anyone 16 years or older is eligible for vaccination. Anyone under 18 years old will have to bring their parent or guardian for consent on the day of the clinic.
Please see their flyer for further details.

Looking for something for your children to do this summer? Check out the Portage Parks Department's series of summer cam...
04/21/2021

Looking for something for your children to do this summer? Check out the Portage Parks Department's series of summer camps.

04/20/2021

Please be aware.

Here's a heads up about lane restrictions which began today on the Ind. 249 bridge over I-94.
04/19/2021

Here's a heads up about lane restrictions which began today on the Ind. 249 bridge over I-94.

LANE CLOSURES - State Road 249 over I-94 in Porter County

The State Road 249 bridge over I-80/94 will be reduced to one lane in each direction starting Monday, April 19 through mid-July, 2021 for a bridge deck overlay and preventative maintenance.

During phase one, the inside left passing lanes northbound and southbound will be closed, and the outside right driving lanes will be closed during phase two. A bridge deck overlay is a protective treatment done to extend the life of a bridge deck. Learn more about this treatment on our page here: https://www.facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest/posts/2128327817300604

Just a reminder: The citywide Cleanup to Green Up event is this coming Saturday, April 24.If you haven't signed up to he...
04/19/2021

Just a reminder: The citywide Cleanup to Green Up event is this coming Saturday, April 24.
If you haven't signed up to help spruce up the city for spring, please see the attached flyer and donate a couple of hours.
Thanks!

Just a reminder: The citywide Cleanup to Green Up event is this coming Saturday, April 24.
If you haven't signed up to help spruce up the city for spring, please see the attached flyer and donate a couple of hours.
Thanks!

Each Sunday we will feature a project going on within the city, happenings within a department or someone who works hard...
04/18/2021

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 week we take a look at the city's rain barrel program.

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers; but did you know that rain showers can be harvested to water those flowers throughout the year?
Or to water your lawn, wash your car or rinse off your muddy boots?
Collecting rain in a rain barrel can save residents some 1,300 gallons of water during the peak water months. That, in turn, helps save residents money and helps the environment. One inch of rain falling on 1,000 square feet of roof can yield 600 gallons of free water for a variety of uses.
The City of Portage, through its MS4 Stormwater Program through the city's Utility-Field Forces Department, will begin its annual sale of 55-gallon rain barrels to residents tomorrow, Monday, April 19.
Residents may purchase one rain barrel per household for $25 each. Additional rain barrels will cost $54. Only 135 rain barrels are available at the discounted rate.
Collecting and reusing rainwater helps reduce stormwater pollution, conserves water supply resources and is better for plants and flowers.
Please see the attached flyer and form for more information on the advantages of using rain barrels and how to order rain barrels which will be available for pick up on May 19. Also attached are an order form and instructions on how to properly install a rain barrel system.
Questions on the program can be directed to the City of Portage Utility Service MS4 Program at 219-763-2986 or by email to [email protected]

Planning for Portage's Fourth of July celebration is well underway.Save the date - Saturday, July 3 and join us for the ...
04/15/2021

Planning for Portage's Fourth of July celebration is well underway.
Save the date - Saturday, July 3 and join us for the traditional parade, festival and fireworks.
This year we are going to celebrate the Heroes Among Us - the frontline workers who continued to work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic despite its risks and obstacles.
If anyone is interested in helping plan or volunteer to work during the celebration, please come join the Portage Events Partnership (PEP) at its next meeting at 4 p.m., Monday, April 19 at Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road.
There will be additional information and details to come. Please continue to watch the city's page for more information on the celebration.

Planning for Portage's Fourth of July celebration is well underway.
Save the date - Saturday, July 3 and join us for the traditional parade, festival and fireworks.
This year we are going to celebrate the Heroes Among Us - the frontline workers who continued to work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic despite its risks and obstacles.
If anyone is interested in helping plan or volunteer to work during the celebration, please come join the Portage Events Partnership (PEP) at its next meeting at 4 p.m., Monday, April 19 at Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road.
There will be additional information and details to come. Please continue to watch the city's page for more information on the celebration.

Portage American Legion Post 260 is hosting  a COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, April 28 at t...
04/14/2021

Portage American Legion Post 260 is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, April 28 at the post, 5675 Mulberry Ave.
Representatives of Regional Health Systems of East Chicago will be administering the Moderna vaccine.
The second shot in the two-shot process will be administered on May 26.
The clinic is open to anyone age 18 and older.
Anyone interested in receiving the vaccination at the post must call Bernadette Esparza at 219-448-1628 to register by providing their name, date of birth and telephone number.
There will be a limit of 100 vaccinations available.

The deadline to sponsor a Hometown Heroes banner is fast approaching. Those who want to participate and sponsor a banner...
04/13/2021

The deadline to sponsor a Hometown Heroes banner is fast approaching. Those who want to participate and sponsor a banner have until Thursday, April 15 to let us know.
The Hometown Heroes Appreciation Banner program is a new effort by the city to recognize veterans or those currently serving our country.
The program will include full-colored banners, measuring 30 inches by 63 inches, displayed along Central Avenue and in and around Founders Square. The banners will feature a photograph of the veteran along with a bit of information, including the branch of the military in which he or she served; years served; rank and any other relevant information.
The banners will be hung from the light poles for both Memorial Day and Veterans Day and will be maintained by the city for reuse each year.
Because of the limited number of light poles available, there will be a limit of 90 banners sold this year. It is the city's hope that the program will grow as space becomes available.
The cost of the banners is $50 each and there is a limit of two per family.
Anyone interested in sponsoring a banner may print the flyer and registration form attached to this post. The completed registration form, with a check payable to the City of Portage (with Hometown Heroes written in the memo line), should be sent to Portage City Hall, atten. Norma Laboy, 6070 Central Ave., Portage, IN 46368.
The photos, with the service person's name in the subject line, should be sent to [email protected]
The deadline to submit the registration form, payment and the photo is April 15.
Additional registration forms are available at City Hall.

With spring comes cleaning, no matter if its your home or your city.The City of Portage, Greater Portage Chamber of Comm...
04/12/2021

With spring comes cleaning, no matter if its your home or your city.

The City of Portage, Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce and Portage Economic Development Corporation and Portage Parks Department are partnering in this year's Cleanup to Green Up Day, Saturday, April 24.

We're asking businesses and residents alike to show their pride in our community and in their own property by spending April 24 sprucing up their own properties, including picking up trash, planting some flowers and making the city look more welcoming to our visitors and potential job providers.

We want the Portage Pride to shine through to anyone who may pass through the city, stop for a visit or be looking for a new home, be it residential or for their business.

If your company, organization, or you as an individual, are interested in adopting a road and helping make our city stay clean throughout the summer months please contact the Portage Chamber of Commerce at
219-762-3300 or the Portage Economic Development Corporation at 219-762-9761 to sign up.

If you'd like to lend a hand to clean up our parks during volunteer park clean up days, contact Amy Armstrong at 219-762-1675.

With spring comes cleaning, no matter if its your home or your city.

The City of Portage, Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce and Portage Economic Development Corporation and Portage Parks Department are partnering in this year's Cleanup to Green Up Day, Saturday, April 24.

We're asking businesses and residents alike to show their pride in our community and in their own property by spending April 24 sprucing up their own properties, including picking up trash, planting some flowers and making the city look more welcoming to our visitors and potential job providers.

We want the Portage Pride to shine through to anyone who may pass through the city, stop for a visit or be looking for a new home, be it residential or for their business.

If your company, organization, or you as an individual, are interested in adopting a road and helping make our city stay clean throughout the summer months please contact the Portage Chamber of Commerce at
219-762-3300 or the Portage Economic Development Corporation at 219-762-9761 to sign up.

If you'd like to lend a hand to clean up our parks during volunteer park clean up days, contact Amy Armstrong at 219-762-1675.

Each Sunday we will feature a project going on within the city, happenings within a department or someone who works hard...
04/11/2021

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 week the Woodland Park Dog Park is featured.

Spring has sprung and it's not only two-legged creatures that are itching to get out, run around and enjoy the warming temperatures and sunshine. Our canine friends love to get out and about as well and there's no better place for them to run and have fun than the Woodland Park Dog Park located on the southeast side of Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road.
The park, which contains several obstacles and activities for our fur babies to enjoy, is open from sunrise to sunset each day. The park is divided into areas for small dogs (about 35 pounds or less) and for large dogs (more than 35 pounds).
The park is maintained by the Portage Parks and Recreation Department.
There are some rules regarding the use of the park.
Every dog must display current dog tags and have current vaccinations. Animal control and parks personnel routinely check these tags.
You may only bring two dogs to the park at the time and remain inside of the enclosure with them. Children under the age of 13 are not allowed at the park unless accompanied by an adult.
All dogs must remain on their leashes until safely inside the park. All dogs must respond to voice commands. If they do no respond to voice commands, they must stay on their leashes while inside of the park.
Aggressive dogs are not allowed and once a dog shows aggression towards another dog within the park, must be removed immediately.
Choke, spike and prong or pinch collars are strictly prohibited inside the park.
No food, human or dog, is allowed inside the park. Training treats are permitted. No smoking, alcohol or drugs are allowed at the park.
No dog toys are allowed at the park.
Owners must clean up their dogs' feces using provided plastic bags and placed in provided receptacles.
Owners must wear shoes at all times. No one is allowed barefoot within the park.
Do not bring your dog if it has any contagious disease.
Owners are responsible for any damage or injury caused by their dog.
No female dogs in heat are allowed in the park.
We ask that all dog park users abide by the rules to make the experience of using the park safe and pleasant for both our doggie friends and their owners.
For more information on the dog park, call the parks department at 219-762-1675 or visit its page at https://www.facebook.com/WoodlandParkDogPark

Portage police are looking for your help.
04/08/2021

Portage police are looking for your help.

The Indiana Department of Health is opening a mass vaccination clinic at Gary’s Roosevelt Park tomorrow and there are pl...
04/06/2021

The Indiana Department of Health is opening a mass vaccination clinic at Gary’s Roosevelt Park tomorrow and there are plenty of appointments available. Hoosiers can go to ourshot.in.gov or call 211 to schedule.

The clinic will operate from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning April 7 through June 2. The first three weeks will provide first doses of Pfizer vaccine. The second three weeks will provide second doses of Pfizer. The single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be offered the final two weeks of the clinic. Appointments for the final weeks with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be added in the coming days.

The fixed site in Gary will be able to administer up to 2,000 vaccinations per day. In addition, the mobile units will be deployed to nine counties across northern Indiana during the eight-week period. Two mobile units will be deployed at a time, and each can administer up to 500 vaccinations a day.

The Gary clinic will be a drive-thru operation but will have a walk-up option for individuals who arrive by bus or other means of transportation. The drive-thru entrance is located at 2145 Harrison St., Gary. The walk-up entrance can be accessed at 730 W. 25th Ave.

The Indiana Department of Health is opening a mass vaccination clinic at Gary’s Roosevelt Park tomorrow and there are plenty of appointments available. Hoosiers can go to ourshot.in.gov or call 211 to schedule.

The clinic will operate from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning April 7 through June 2. The first three weeks will provide first doses of Pfizer vaccine. The second three weeks will provide second doses of Pfizer. The single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be offered the final two weeks of the clinic. Appointments for the final weeks with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be added in the coming days.

The fixed site in Gary will be able to administer up to 2,000 vaccinations per day. In addition, the mobile units will be deployed to nine counties across northern Indiana during the eight-week period. Two mobile units will be deployed at a time, and each can administer up to 500 vaccinations a day.

The Gary clinic will be a drive-thru operation but will have a walk-up option for individuals who arrive by bus or other means of transportation. The drive-thru entrance is located at 2145 Harrison St., Gary. The walk-up entrance can be accessed at 730 W. 25th Ave.

Just a reminder that Mayor Sue Lynch has extended the mask mandate until May 1.While Gov. Eric Holcomb lifted the statew...
04/06/2021

Just a reminder that Mayor Sue Lynch has extended the mask mandate until May 1.
While Gov. Eric Holcomb lifted the statewide mandate effective today, he left authority with local municipalities to authorize restrictions for their communities.
Citing an uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases in Porter County and that only 23 percent of Portage residents have been fully vaccinated, Mayor Lynch is encouraging residents to continue to wear masks while in public, continue to socially distance and continue to wash their hands.

Just a reminder that Mayor Sue Lynch has extended the mask mandate until May 1.
While Gov. Eric Holcomb lifted the statewide mandate effective today, he left authority with local municipalities to authorize restrictions for their communities.
Citing an uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases in Porter County and that only 23 percent of Portage residents have been fully vaccinated, Mayor Lynch is encouraging residents to continue to wear masks while in public, continue to socially distance and continue to wash their hands.

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6070 Central Ave
Portage, IN
46368

General information

The City of Portage Indiana is a City of Pride. Mayor: Sue Lynch Clerk Treasurer: Nina Rivas The City currently has 7 City Council Members including: Council At-Large: Debbie Podgorski Council At-Large: Ferdinand Alvarez First District: Gina Giese-Hurst Second District: Patrick Clem Third District: Scott Williams Fourth District: Brian Gulley Fifth District: Collin Czilli

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Mask policy getting lifted by governor but not Portage just show poorly ran ran politics the differences between republican ran and democratic ran city democratic do nothing Portage needs a republican mayor again
Who do I contact to remove an abandoned vehicle on my street?
Any news on a warming shelter, making a post for Panoramanow which goes on the National syndicate NewsBreak.
Just have a quick question, due to the snow will there be garbage pick up tomorrow? Normally we have pick up on Monday but need to know if we are still on a normal schedule due to the snow?
What time can i legally plow my snow as resident in my nieghborhood
I needed information on how to stop spam phone calls calling to land lines in portage? My mother is getting so many that she has unplugged her landline. 
Can someone please post where and when people should register for the COVID-19 vaccine?
Does code red mean everything closes
City of Portage why am I still waiting for the city to remove 2 cars from my park that we're tagged over 2 months ago?
I have some household batteries I need to recycle. Can I still bring them to City Hall?
Question... Is the City of Portage/Portage City Hall endorsing/allowing this event (allowing Trump supporters to use the disguise event as Back The Blue/Support first responders) to park/use their parking lot and sell their merch as stated on the events page?
Thank you to the City of Portage Building Department for looking out for their citizens against fraudulent contractors - especially roofing contractors - Words alone cannot convey our sincerest gratitude. Your building inspector is outstanding - thank you