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Board Members

 
     
 

Trustees are voted in for four year terms. They must be registered voters residing within Charter Portage Township.

Peggy Anderson
46384 Green Acres Road
Houghton, MI 49931
Phone Number: (906) 482 - 8217

John Ollila
18567 Elsie Road
Atlantic Mine, MI 49905
Phone Number: (906) 482 - 5345

Bill Bingham
47083 Green Acres Road
Houghton, MI 49931
Phone Number: (906) 482 - 6639

William Fink
22083 Royalwood
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 482 - 4632

 
     
 

Board of Trustees Meeting Dates & Minutes

 
     
 
Meeting Date
       
Regular Meeting December 11, 2017 (Mon)
Regular Meeting November 13, 2017 (Mon)
Regular Meeting October 9, 2017 (Mon) Agenda
Special Meeting October 2, 2017 (Mon) Agenda

Review Clerk Vacancy
Special Meeting September 20, 2017 (Wed) Agenda

Discuss Clerical Vacancy
Regular Meeting September 11, 2017 (Mon) Agenda
Special Meeting August 22, 2017 (Tue) Agenda

Discuss Mid-Year Budget and Clerk's Vacancy
Regular Meeting August 14, 2017 (Mon) Agenda
Regular Meeting July 10, 2017 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Special Meeting June 26, 2017 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

Address Clerk and Deputy Clerk Vacancies.
Regular Meeting June 12, 2017 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

Meeting will be held at the Doelle Senior Center at 7:00 P.M.
Regular Meeting May 8, 2017 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Special Meeting May 4, 2017 (Thu) Agenda Minutes

Civil Infractions and Rental Ord. Reviews at 3:00 PM
Regular Meeting April 10, 2017 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting March 13, 2017 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting February 13, 2017 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting January 9, 2017 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting December 12, 2016 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Special Meeting November 30, 2016 (Wed) Agenda Minutes

Review 2016 & 2017 Budgets
Regular Meeting November 14, 2016 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Special Meeting October 25, 2016 (Tue) Agenda Minutes

3:00pm
Regular Meeting October 10, 2016 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting September 12, 2016 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting August 8, 2016 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting July 11, 2016 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Special Meeting June 15, 2016 (Wed) Agenda Minutes

Discuss Green Acres Road Sewer Project Funding
Regular Meeting June 13, 2016 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

Will Meet at the Doelle Senior Center
Special Meeting May 10, 2016 (Tue) Agenda Minutes

Review Portage Water and Portage Sewer Rates based on USDA - R.D. comments and the 2015 TWP audit.
Regular Meeting May 9, 2016 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting April 11, 2016 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Special Meeting April 11, 2016 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

Review Clerk Applicants
Work Session March 21, 2016 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting March 14, 2016 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting February 8, 2016 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting January 11, 2016 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Public Hearing December 28, 2015 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

Public 2016 Budget Hearing at 10:00 A.M.
Regular Meeting December 14, 2015 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Special Meeting November 25, 2015 (Wed) Agenda Minutes

Discuss CMI health Ins. cancellation and BCBS Quaotes
Regular Meeting November 9, 2015 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Work Session October 28, 2015 (Wed) Agenda Minutes

A 2016 budget workshop will occur on Weds. Oct. 28 at 3:00 PM at the Twp. Office located on Green Acres Road.
Regular Meeting October 12, 2015 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Special Meeting October 12, 2015 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

Discuss Rural Development Joint Application progress
Special Meeting September 30, 2015 (Wed) Agenda Minutes

Decide on the Concrete contractual issues for the Dodgeville Ice Rink.
Regular Meeting September 14, 2015 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting August 10, 2015 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting July 13, 2015 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Special Meeting June 18, 2015 (Thu) Agenda Minutes

Will Discuss the Hourly Extension for Valley View Quarry and Conflict of Interest Criteria. The meeting will occur at 3:00PM @ the Twp. Office.
Regular Meeting June 8, 2015 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

Meeting Location - Doelle Senior Citizen Center - Pelkie, MI
Regular Meeting May 11, 2015 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting April 13, 2015 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting March 9, 2015 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting February 9, 2015 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting January 12, 2015 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Special Meeting December 18, 2014 (Thu) Agenda Minutes

Review Rate Schedule for Ord. 141
Special Meeting December 11, 2014 (Thu) Agenda Minutes

A Public hearing and a Special Board meeting will be held to review and accept the 2015 Budget at 4:00 PM.
Regular Meeting December 8, 2014 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

The regular monthly Board of Trustees meeting will be held at 7:00 pm at the Township Office located on Green Acres Road.
Work Session December 8, 2014 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

At 6:30PM just before the monthly meeting the Board will review and adjust the 2014 calender year budget.
Work Session November 20, 2014 (Thu) Agenda Minutes

Review 2015 Budget
Work Session November 12, 2014 (Wed) Agenda Minutes

Review 2015 Budget
Regular Meeting November 10, 2014 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

The regular monthly Board of Trustees meeting will be held at 7:00 pm at the Township Office located on Green Acres Road.
Regular Meeting October 13, 2014 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

The regular Board of Trustees meeting will be held at 7:00 pm at the Doelle Senior Center in Tapiola.
Special Meeting September 30, 2014 (Tue) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting September 8, 2014 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

The regular monthly Board of Trustees meeting will be held at 7:00 pm at the Township Office located on Green Acres Road.
Special Meeting August 19, 2014 (Tue) Agenda Minutes

To Consider Pavement Purchase over Replaced Culvert on Green Acres Road.
Regular Meeting August 11, 2014 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

The regular monthly Board of Trustees meeting will be held at 7:00 pm at the Township Office located on Green Acres Road.
Regular Meeting July 14, 2014 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

The regular monthly Board of Trustees meeting will be held at 7:00 pm at the Township Office located on Green Acres Road.
Special Meeting June 16, 2014 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

Need to OK a directional drilling quote - water line repair.
Regular Meeting June 9, 2014 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

The regular monthly Board of Trustees meeting will be held at 7:00 pm at the Township Office located on Green Acres Road.
Special Meeting May 19, 2014 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Special Meeting May 15, 2014 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting May 12, 2014 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

The regular monthly Board of Trustees meeting will be held at 7:00 pm at the Doelle Seniors Center located in Tapiola.
Regular Meeting April 14, 2014 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Special Meeting March 31, 2014 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

DNR Passport Grant
Regular Meeting March 10, 2014 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting February 10, 2014 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting January 13, 2014 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Budget January 13, 2014 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting December 9, 2013 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Budget December 9, 2013 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting November 11, 2013 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Special Meeting October 29, 2013 (Tue) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting October 14, 2013 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Special Meeting September 19, 2013 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting September 9, 2013 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting August 12, 2013 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting July 8, 2013 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting June 10, 2013 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting May 13, 2013 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting April 1, 2013 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting March 11, 2013 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Special Meeting February 18, 2013 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting January 14, 2013 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
       
 
     
 

Board of Review Meeting Dates & Minutes

 
     
 
Meeting Date
Regular Meeting July 17, 2017 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Work Session March 23, 2017 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting March 16, 2017 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting March 13, 2017 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Organizational Meeting March 7, 2017 (Tue) Agenda Minutes

Organizational meeting for 2017
Special Meeting March 6, 2017 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

Pre-Board of Review Assessor Meeting
Special Meeting December 21, 2016 (Wed) Agenda Minutes

Review late Veteran's Exemptions
Regular Meeting December 12, 2016 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

Review Errors and Ommissions
Regular Meeting August 23, 2016 (Tue) Agenda Minutes

Review Jon Julien's front boundary line setback from the Portage.
Regular Meeting July 18, 2016 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Work Session March 24, 2016 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting March 15, 2016 (Tue) Agenda Minutes

Meeting is scheduled for 3:00PM to 9:00PM at the Township Office
Regular Meeting March 14, 2016 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

Meeting is scheduled for: 10:00AM to 4:00PM at Township Office
Organizational Meeting March 9, 2016 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting December 14, 2015 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

The 10:00 AM B.O.R. at the Township Office will Review Clerical errors and accept applications for PRE and Veterans Exemptions.
Organizational Meeting March 3, 2015 (Tue) Agenda Minutes
       
 
     
 

Planning Commission Meeting Dates & Minutes

 
     
 
Meeting Date
       
Regular Meeting October 4, 2017 (Wed) Agenda

Will Review Three Zoning Manual Update Recommendations to the Board of Trustees
Regular Meeting August 31, 2017 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting July 13, 2017 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting May 31, 2017 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting April 13, 2017 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting January 19, 2017 (Thu) Agenda Minutes

Review Civil Infractions and Rental Ordinances
Special Meeting November 30, 2016 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting October 6, 2016 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting September 8, 2016 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting July 6, 2016 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting June 9, 2016 (Thu) Agenda Minutes

Review Houghton Motor Sports Site Plan
Regular Meeting May 5, 2016 (Thu) Agenda Minutes

Will Review Range Bank Site Plans
Regular Meeting March 3, 2016 (Thu) Agenda Minutes

Rental Ordinance Discussion
Regular Meeting January 27, 2016 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting November 24, 2015 (Tue) Agenda Minutes

Will discuss rentals and their ramifications within the TWP
Regular Meeting October 8, 2015 (Thu) Agenda Minutes

Discussion/Presentation by Amy Zawada - Rental Inspector, City of Houghton
Work Session September 23, 2015 (Wed) Agenda Minutes

This 7:00 PM Meeting will be held at the TWP Offices and it will begin the discussion concerning the changing/upgrading of the TWP's Rental guidelines/ ordinance.
Special Meeting August 19, 2015 (Wed) Agenda Minutes

At 5:30 PM at the Township Office the Planning Commission will conduct a special meeting to review both the zoning manual and the accompanying zoning district map.
Special Meeting August 12, 2015 (Wed) Agenda Minutes

This is a Public hearing for the updated Zoning Manual and the accompanying Digitized Zoning District Map.
Regular Meeting June 17, 2015 (Wed) Agenda Minutes

Review Zoning Manual and Map
Regular Meeting May 28, 2015 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Work Session May 6, 2015 (Wed) Agenda Minutes

Public Informational Meeting concerning the proposed, new "Mixed Use" zoning district
Regular Meeting April 22, 2015 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting March 25, 2015 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting February 4, 2015 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Special Meeting January 7, 2015 (Wed) Agenda Minutes

Continue review of Zoning Manual
Regular Meeting December 3, 2014 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting November 12, 2014 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting November 5, 2014 (Wed) Agenda Minutes

Zoning Map Review
Regular Meeting October 1, 2014 (Wed) Agenda Minutes

Zoning Manual Review
Regular Meeting September 3, 2014 (Wed) Agenda Minutes

Zoning Manual Review
Regular Meeting August 6, 2014 (Wed) Agenda Minutes

Zoning Manual Review
Regular Meeting July 2, 2014 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Special Meeting May 8, 2014 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Special Meeting May 1, 2014 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting January 8, 2014 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting October 23, 2013 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting July 22, 2013 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting May 22, 2013 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting January 8, 2013 (Tue) Agenda Minutes
       
 
     
 

Sewer & Water Meeting Committee Dates & Minutes

 
     
 
Meeting Date
       
Regular Meeting August 9, 2017 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting June 20, 2017 (Tue) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting June 6, 2017 (Tue) Agenda Minutes

Review Water Meter Reading Automation
Regular Meeting May 10, 2017 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting May 18, 2016 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting May 10, 2016 (Tue) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting February 1, 2016 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting December 7, 2015 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

Joint USDA project application progress
Regular Meeting November 5, 2015 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting October 5, 2015 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

Will meet with Chris Holmes from UPEA concerning rate schedule increase ordinance semantics.
Regular Meeting March 17, 2015 (Tue) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting October 29, 2014 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting September 22, 2014 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting August 4, 2014 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting July 8, 2014 (Tue) Agenda Minutes
Special Meeting July 7, 2014 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

Joint meeting with both the City of Houghton's and Portage Township's Sewer and Water Committees.
Regular Meeting May 27, 2014 (Tue) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting May 15, 2014 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting May 2, 2014 (Fri) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting April 3, 2014 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting March 19, 2014 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting October 1, 2013 (Tue) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting July 23, 2013 (Tue) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting June 25, 2013 (Tue) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting June 4, 2013 (Tue) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting April 29, 2013 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting December 19, 2012 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting September 12, 2012 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting July 12, 2012 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
       
 
     
 

Personnel & Insurance Committee Meeting Dates & Minutes

 
     
 
Meeting Date
       
Regular Meeting July 19, 2017 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting March 8, 2017 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting February 21, 2017 (Tue) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting September 29, 2016 (Thu) Agenda Minutes

Need to Hire a Limited Term Cemetery Grounds Keeper
Regular Meeting July 26, 2016 (Tue) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting April 4, 2016 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

Cont. work on Ord. No. 134
Regular Meeting November 19, 2015 (Thu) Agenda Minutes

Review Ord. 134 - Dangerous Buildings
Regular Meeting October 12, 2015 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting October 8, 2015 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting September 23, 2015 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting May 19, 2015 (Tue) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting April 27, 2015 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting November 22, 2014 (Sat) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting October 28, 2014 (Tue) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting October 2, 2014 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting September 25, 2014 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting September 16, 2014 (Tue) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting March 18, 2014 (Tue) Agenda Minutes

DPW Meeting
Regular Meeting February 26, 2014 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting January 23, 2014 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting January 16, 2014 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
       
 
     
 

Cemetery Committee Meeting Dates & Minutes

 
     
 
Meeting Date
       
Regular Meeting April 23, 2015 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting March 18, 2015 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting July 21, 2014 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting May 2, 2013 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting March 30, 2012 (Fri) Agenda Minutes
       
 
     
     
 

Recreation Committee Meeting Dates & Minutes

 
     
 
Meeting Date
       
Regular Meeting January 12, 2017 (Thu) Agenda Minutes

Discuss Rec. Plan and Soccer Fields.
Regular Meeting September 29, 2016 (Thu) Agenda Minutes

Review Rec. Survey
Regular Meeting April 14, 2016 (Thu) Agenda Minutes

To consider 21/22 Laser Tag request
Regular Meeting March 2, 2016 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting February 16, 2016 (Tue) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting February 9, 2016 (Tue) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting February 2, 2016 (Tue) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting January 11, 2016 (Mon) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting January 8, 2014 (Wed) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting December 5, 2013 (Thu) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting November 4, 2013 (Mon) Agenda Minutes

The grant for the Chassell to Houghton Trail will be discussed and public input will be sought.
       
 
     
 

Elections Committee Meeting Dates & Minutes

 
     
 
Meeting Date
       
       
 
 

Zoning Board of Appeals

 
     
 
Meeting Date
Regular Meeting August 10, 2017 (Thu) Agenda Minutes

Review Erva lakeshore & boundary off-sets.
Public Hearing January 24, 2017 (Tue) Agenda Minutes

Review Kirkkish Side Yard Setback Variance Request
Regular Meeting June 16, 2016 (Thu) Agenda Minutes

To Review David Strong Variance Request
Public Hearing April 19, 2016 (Tue) Agenda Minutes

Will review the new Range Bank lot offsets.
Public Hearing September 30, 2015 (Wed) Agenda Minutes

Sergeyev side yard off-set variance request for a new garage construction will be considered at the Sept. 30, 2015 ZBA meeting at the Twp Office at 12:00 noon. Public comments can be submitted to Twp. office until C.O.B. on the 29th.
Regular Meeting October 21, 2014 (Tue) Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting May 16, 2014 (Fri) Agenda Minutes
       
 
     
     
     
 
 
   
 
 
 

Township Office Closure

Proposed Municipal Civil Infractions Ordinance #144

Township Clerk Vacancy

Monthly Meeting Minutes Availability

Twp. Audit for Calendar Year 2016
 

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