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October 9, 2019
Monthly Board Meeting Move to 10.23
Due to lack of board members in attendance and potential to lack of quorum, our October monthly meeting has been rescheduled from October 14 to October 23. Time is 7pm. Members of the public are invited as always to attend.
October 1, 2019
Rescue Truck Purchase
Portage Township is applying for a USDA - Rural Development grant to assist in the purchase of a new Hurontown Fire Dept. rescue vehicle. The truck purchase and funding will be discussed at the October 14, 2019 monthly meeting which will be at 7:00 P.M. at the Township office, located at 47240 Green Acres Road.
October 1, 2019
Dodgeville water off Wednesday to repair service line
Water service to 30 Dodgeville residents will be cut off at 9 a.m. Wednesday while a Department of Public Works crew repairs a service line. The crew will hang notices on the homes involved. Water service will be restored upon completion of the project. The township thanks everyone for their patience.
September 26, 2019
Hurontown water off at 10 a.m. to replace main water valve
Water will be shut off again today at 10 a.m. to some homes on James and Manitou streets in Hurontown so a main water valve can be replaced. The township appreciates everyone's patience. Water service will be restored as quickly as possible when the project is complete.
September 25, 2019
Emergency water shut-off in Hurontown
Some water customers on Manitou Street and those on James Street in Hurontown will be without water this afternoon until a main water valve leak is fixed. The township thanks all affected for their patience. Water service will be restored as soon as possible.
September 19, 2019
Cemetery Closure
The Township would like to request that all funerary objects and flowers be removed from all Forest Hills Cemetery lots by Tuesday, October 1, 2019 to expedite fall raking and cleanup.
July 18, 2019
New meter installation can cause water discoloration
Some residents have reported dirty water after their new digital water meters were installed. When a new meter is installed, the township recommends customers first run water from an outside spigot or a lower level faucet to avoid the dirt coming out of main fixtures, if possible.
In any event, running water for about 15 minutes should clear the water.
One customer recommended checking outside faucets and possible running toilets following the installation, as well.
July 1, 2019
2018 Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report
A water quality report which includes 2018 information from both the City of Houghton and Adams Township.

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May 14, 2019
Residential/Commercial Water & Sewer Rates
At the May 13, 2019 Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting Commercial/Business rate schedule for water and sewer was passed.

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April 8, 2019
Planning Commission 2019 Meeting Dates
The Planning Comm. generally meets at 7:00 PM at the Twp. Offices located on Green Acres Road.

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March 28, 2019
Water/Sewer and Initial Hook-Up Rates
As of April 01, 2019 this rate schedule applies.

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February 21, 2019
Ord. 147 - Prohibition of Rec. Marajuana
Ordinance 147, the Prohibition of Recreational Marijuana Establishments has had a first reading on Feb. 19, 2019. The second reading and proposed acceptance will occur at the Township Board of Trustees monthly meeting on March 11, 2019.

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February 21, 2019
2019 Board of Review Meetings
Here are the State approved, Portage Township Board of Review meeting dates for 2019.

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September 27, 2018
Amrnded Sewer & Water Ordinance #141
Most recent amended Sewer & Water Ordinance #141. Will have a second reading at Twp. Bd. Meeting held on October 8, 2018.

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July 18, 2018
Property Tax Payment/Explainations
Property taxes can be paid in person from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The Deputy-Treasurer will be present during those times to answer any explicit questions about your property tax bill.

If there is no questions concerning your tax bill - Payment can be made to the Twp. Staff Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M. or payment can be placed in the drop box after hours.
July 17, 2018
TWP Master Plan
The Master Plan was completed prior to the Township's Zoning Ordinance.

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July 16, 2018
Board of Review (B.O.R.) Position Vacancy
The B.O.R. meets three times a year in March, July and in December with the Twp. Assessor to address the publics various taxation issues, correct administrative errors, accept veterans disabilities, etc. To serve on this Board you must be a Township resident.

This is a hourly paid position. Knowledge of local taxation issues would be very beneficial.
June 21, 2018
Proposed Rental Ordinance
There has been the first reading of this proposed Rental Ordinance. It can be viewed in it's entirety during business hours; Monday thru Thursday 9:00 to 3:00 PM at the Township Office located on Green Acres Road, Houghton.

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November 13, 2017
Ord. 144 (Civil Infractions) & Ord. 111 (Junk) Final Adoption
After the first and Second reading both ordinances 111 (Open Storage of Junk) and 144 (Municipal Civil Infractions) were finally adopted at the November 13, 2017 Board of Trustees monthly meeting.

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August 2, 2017
Monthly Meeting Minutes Availability
Monthly Board Minutes are available in hard copy at the Township Office located at 47240 Green Acres Road during normal business hours Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 am thru 3:00 pm.
May 18, 2017
2017 - 2022 Recreation Plan
This 5 year plan was adopted by the Board of Trustees. It will be used for resource allocation and grant pursuance.

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July 26, 2016
Limited English Proficiency Plan
This plan is required by the Federal Government to assist English challenged individuals.

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