Due to the recent storm damage the City will be providing an additional brush pick-up next week. To efficiently pick up all of the storm debris we will still require manageable piles, 6’ max length and to have the brush parallel to the street. The brush will need to be out by 7 a.m. June 19th and will be picked up throughout the week. Crews are out and working hard to clean up storm damage as quickly as possible. Safety issues are being addressed first and then general cleanup.
There will be No Parking on East Cook Street from Adams to Hamilton Street starting at 6 a.m. on Thursday, June 15th until 4 p.m. on Friday, June 16th. Barricades and traffic barrels will be setup to allow traffic to flow in both directions as manholes are repaired.
The City of Portage performs compliance monitoring of its drinking water in accordance with DNR requirements. This data is summarized annually in a Consumer Confidence Report. Bill paying consumers receive the report via a direct mailing. For non-bill paying consumers, copies of the report are available at the Water Department located at 135 Northridge Drive, Portage, Wisconsin. Questions or concerns regarding the report should be directed to Aaron Jahncke, Director of Public Works, City Engineer at 608/742-2176.
Portage was ranked one of the best places in the U.S. for first time homebuyers based on a nationwide ranking by LendEDU. The rankings for this report were developed using licensed data from Experian and Onboard Informatics. Over 30,000 U.S. towns were analyzed for a variety of parameters deemed important for first time homebuyers.
Out of 30,000 locations, Portage ranked #397 out of 30,000 U.S. Cities. In Wisconsin, Portage ranked 9th following
- Wisconsin Rapids 60, 2. Richland Center 136, 3. Marinette 185, 4. Two Rivers 196, 5. WI Dells 325, 6. Neenah 360, 7. Fond du Lac 361 8. Sheboygan Falls 364, 9. Portage 397
The full report and methodology can be found here: https://lendedu.com/blog/best-cities-first-time-homebuyers/
The new Innovation Champions Group, offering entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups support, resources, mentoring and other assistance, will be hold its next event on Wednesday, May 17, 5:30pm, at the Portage VFW Post, 215 W. Collins.
The networking event is free of charge will feature a presentation by Jeff Liegel and Chad Stevenson, S&L Group of Culver’s Restaurants, on the success story of their Culver’s franchise operation.
Sponsored by City of Portage Business Development/Planning, Columbia County Economic Development Corp and Two Rivers Coffee.
The Portage Water Utility will be conducting its annual spring flushing of the distribution system beginning April 23rd and continuing approximately through May 20th. Flushing will be done between the hours of 12:00 AM and 8:00 AM. If you notice discoloration of your water which persists after the flushing, please contact our office at 608/742-4727.
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PORTAGE WATER UTILITY