Portage

A deer and a squirrel eat from bird feeders Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in Nashville, Tennesse.
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The City of Portage is trying to decide what to do about its deer problem. The Portage Environmental Board will hold a public meeting about the issue Thursday night at 7 p.m. in Portage City Hall. The meeting will include a presentation by a Kalamazoo Christian High School class.


"PORTAGE, MI - At least two Portage parks are slated for improvements this year. The new Eliason Nature Reserve will have its 1½-mile trail paved from Osterhout Avenue to Portage Industrial Drive and Lakeview and Schrier parks will be getting new playgrounds." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"PORTAGE, MI - Portage will spend $2.9 million of its $3.6 million in excess funds, but is still debating whether to use some of that money to set up a budget stabilization fund." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

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The City of Portage’s ballot this Tuesday includes a proposal that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

The proposal would amend Portage’s city charter. If it passes, people over 21 found with less than an ounce of marijuana on private property would get a pass as far as the city’s laws are concerned.

"PORTAGE, MI - Portage City Manager Larry Shaffer has received a raise and a bonus following a performance review by the Portage City Council. The council by a 6-1 vote Tuesday gave Shaffer a 2 percent increase, the same that most city employees received, boosting his pay to $132,600, and also granted a one-time meritorious bonus of $1,000." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

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