Portage city Council

Laurence Shaffer has committed to working for at least six months in Portage

Slight increase in millage included 2014-15 spending plan

Portage city council members want to make a decision at their May 13th meeting

City Manager Maurice Evans retired April 1st, Deputy Manager Brian Bowling stepped down April 4th

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Portage city officials say 17 people have applied to become the next acting city manager. The acting manager would fill the position until Portage finds a permanent manager, hopefully this fall according to Mayor Pro Tem Jim Pearson.

Pearson says council members tentatively plan to discuss the applications for acting manager at a special meeting April 21st. He adds that the council hopes to vote on a candidate in May and have that person start no later than June.