Portage Trustee’s State of the Townshp Address

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Published on March 08, 2012 with No Comments

Brendan Clancy, Portage Township Trustee, presented his State of the Township address to a full house at the Senior Bonner Center recently.

The trustee began his address by honoring John P. Williams for his dedication to the community and his contributions to Portage Township.

 The 100-plus seniors in the audience cheered when Clancy reported that a second roadway from Central Avenue will be possible as well as continued improvements to the building and the expansion of day trips and programs.

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Other highlights included:

• Cemetery Management:

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• Parks & Recreation:

a. In 2011 established a parks and recreation department with a four- member board of directors

b. Creation of the Friends of Portage Township Foundation, Inc. to support maintenance and sustainability of township parks.

c. ADA Compliance:  Resolution 2012-01

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Two additional LMCP grants are pending for park development and improvements.  An Indiana Recycling Coalition grant was approved in 2011 and the township has reported over 444 pounds of materials have been recycled.

More grant funding development underway.

• Fire Department:

• Administrative Office:

a. Portage Township is the first township in the state going paperless in the next month. Will pay for itself in a couple years, reducing administrative expenses and environmental footprint.

b. Office saved $2400/annually by eliminating house cleaning service

c. Corrected past bill discrepancies, saving the township thousands of dollars

d. Improved client services:  office open through lunch hours

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f. Vehicle inventory report/internal audit of insurance policy saved taxpayers $3200/annually

g. Renegotiated past telephone contract saving township $5000/annually

h. Renegotiated trash removal contract saving township $1200/annually

i. Implementation of offsite data storage (office never had before)

j. Compliance with Porter County Records Retention Policy 

In closing, Clancy thanked those in the room for attending and for offering their support, and encouraged them to continue to offer input for the betterment of Portage Township.

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