News & Announcements
Posted December 1, 2022
Pay Rate: $15/hour Number of Hours/Week: 6 to 15 Schedule: Summer and Winter Tax Season Schedule: One week day required, two preferred for office hours at the township office 9am to 3pm during the ...
Posted November 16, 2022
The Township Planning Commission will conduct quarterly, in-person meetings, during calendar year 2023. They have been tentatively scheduled for : ...
Posted November 11, 2022
The Township Board of Trustees will conduct their normal monthly meeting in-person at 6:00 P.M. at the Township Office located on Green Acres Road. It can also be viewed via Zoom ...
Posted October 17, 2022
The township office will be closed today.
Posted October 11, 2022
The Charter Township of Portage needs a candidate to fill the seat of an alternate for the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The ZBA acts as an arbiter of disputes or questions on interpreting and ...
Posted October 2, 2022
Attention Voters: Ballots have not arrived, there is a delay with our supplier. We expect them on Wednesday October 5, 2022 and will begin processing absentee ballots.
Posted September 14, 2022
Our office is open until 3pm today, 9/14/22. Payments received in the drop box overnight will be gathered in the morning at 9am and marked with a 9/14/223 date without penalty.
Posted September 12, 2022
This month we received our annual request from the State of Michigan's Department of Treasury to upload the info from our assessment database relative to Principal Residence Exemptions (PRE's). ...
Posted September 1, 2022
The then Portage Township was founded in 1847 - The now Charter Township of Portage is 175 years old.
Posted August 17, 2022
There will be a Special Board Meeting at: 3:00 P.M. at the Township Office to review and accept the Deficit Reduction Plan for Forest Hill Cemetery.
Posted August 10, 2022
The 2021 EGLE Mandated annual Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report is now available.
Posted August 9, 2022
Due to construction on Green Acres Road, our township office is only accessible via parking in the mall parking lot and walking through a ditch, we have placed a temporary path through the ditch by ...
Posted July 25, 2022
The Township is updating it's Recreation Plan. To assist us in the update a short public survey is available to both residents and vistors to provide us with feedback concerning recreational ...
Posted July 9, 2022
Once again - this spring there was a huge influx of sump-pump water discharged from the Dodgeville/Hurontown communities during the months of April and May in to our sewer system. The treatment costs ...
Posted May 12, 2022
Prior to the USDA - Rural Development funded sewer construction on Green Acres Road and work done in Hurontown; there will be a pre-construction video taping of all the facilities in these areas. ...
Posted April 26, 2022
Following new federal regulation, the State of Michigan in 1998 enacted a requirement that Public water suppliers m ust now issue annual Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR) on their water systems. ...
Posted March 23, 2022
The Planning Commission (P.C.) will be coducting quarterly meetings this year. (See attached PDF for the Schedule)
Posted March 9, 2022
There is one vacancy on the Charter Township of Portage's Planning Commission. Presently, there are seven members; six citizen members and one Township Board member. The Planning Commission ...
Posted March 8, 2022
The Township Board will conduct "hybrid" zoom monthly meetings during calender year 2022. Hybrid zoom meetings simply means that the Trustees will be meeting in-person at the Twp. Office and the ...
Posted March 8, 2022
Notice: The board of Trustees has re-scheduled the March meeting to March 15, 2022 at 6 P.M. due scheduling conflicts The Board will "meet in-person" and the public is invited to ...
Posted March 7, 2022
Posted February 11, 2022
This letter was sent to the Mining Gazette in response to their recent article on sea planes and Charter Township of Portage, at the time of this post, it has not been published: "Portage Township ...
Posted February 5, 2022
Due to absencess on the Board of Trustees; the February hybrid meeting will be moved from the 14th to the 21st of February. It will occur once again at 6:00 P.M. est The Board will "meet ...
Posted January 28, 2022
On 1/27/2022 we mailed our request to the Houghton County Planning Commission to within 30 days review the township planning commission's recommendation to add seaplanes as a permitted use in zoning ...
Posted January 27, 2022
The Charter Township of Portage's Planning Commission meets quarterly. The last two meetings for 2022 are August 18th and October 13th at 7:00 P.M. at the Township Office located on Green Acres ...
Posted December 8, 2021
Winter tax bills have been mailed. If you are expeccting a bill and do not receive it by December 15, please email treasurer at charterportagetw dot org to get a copy re-sent via email or mail. ...
Posted July 8, 2021
The following attached PDF - describes where you can recycle certain items in the Copper Country.
Posted June 30, 2021
By Resolution Vote the Board of Trustees changed the water and sewer rates - they became effective October 1, 2020.
Posted June 9, 2021
Attention Voters: There will be an election on August 3, 2021 for a renewal for the Canal View (formally Houghton County Medical Care). All residents who are on the Absentee voter list have been sent ...
Posted December 15, 2020
At the November 9, 2020 Remote Zoom Twp. monthly board meeting, Ordinance 148 was read for the second time and was subsequently adopted. It will go into affect on January 1, 2021. See the attached ...
Posted July 1, 2020
For citizen review.
Posted July 1, 2020
Here is the latest Township Stormwater Runoff Ordinance that will be discussed at a a Planning Commission Public Hearing on July 16, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. via zoom remote software. (See Planning ...
Posted March 31, 2020
Here is some information about the newly passed Cares Act which has the Payroll Protection Program contained within it. Such entities as: eligible non-profits, independent contractors, small ...
Posted March 17, 2020
Here's the form for automatic payments for water/sewer and tax bills
Posted March 16, 2020
The Township has taken steps to limit both the public as well as staff possible exposure to the CoVid Virus. (see attached memo)
Posted November 5, 2019
Here is an excellent, informative web-site about battery recycling: https://store.intellaliftparts.com/c/battery-disposal-and-the-environment.html
Posted May 14, 2019
At the May 13, 2019 Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting Commercial/Business rate schedule for water and sewer was passed.
Posted March 28, 2019
As of April 01, 2019 this rate schedule applies.
Posted July 18, 2018
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 ...
Posted August 2, 2017
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.
Posted May 18, 2017
This 5 year plan was adopted by the Board of Trustees. It will be used for resource allocation and grant pursuance.
Posted July 26, 2016
This plan is required by the Federal Government to assist English challenged individuals.