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Stalled, sparred

Council tables RV ordinance, has heated discussion with mayor

Portland City Council held off on the second reading of a proposed recreational vehicle ordinance after hearing conflicting opinions from members of the public in attendance and verbally sparring with Mayor Jeff Westlake.

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Bids opened

Both offers for pump station come in above $13.5 million

Both offers came in at more than $13.5 million as Portland Board of Works on Thursday opened bids for a portion of the city’s work that is required as part of its agreed order Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

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Truck $ approved

Council OKs funding for second new trash truck in 2026

Portland City Council for the second consecutive meeting on Tuesday approved funding for the purchase of a new trash truck, though the actual transaction is still a couple of years down the road.

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Evaluating building

Portland Redevelopment Commission hires architect, engineer to look at structure set for demolition

Portland Redevelopment Commission on Friday morning approved contracts with Silver Creek Engineering and SEBREE Architects to evaluate the former Hunt’s Building.

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Wastewater project moves forward

Plant will be getting a new EQ basin and pump station

Portland Board of Works approved a letter of agreement with Jones and Henry Engineers of Fort Wayne for $1.05 million in construction services and a resident project representative for a new pump station and equalization (EQ) basin at the facility.

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Funds shifted to roof

Redevelopment commission allows grant for a different use

Portland Redevelopment Commission on Friday approved allowing LeeAnn Miller to shift the $30,000 grant it had previously approved for work on her downtown building renovation project to instead be used for the roof.

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Park board, Pee Wee are at odds

Dispute is over payment for concrete work at football field

Portland Park Board and Jay County Pee Wee Football had a verbal agreement to split the cost of concrete upgrades around Hines Inman Memorial Field at Portland Memorial Park.

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