Sharilyn Knox lets name stand on ballot

Sharilyn Knox lets name stand on ballotMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen   Portage la Prairie Mayor Irvine Ferris warned when he declared his intention to seek re-election, a flood of candidate announcements would quickly follow. He was right, but the flood has so far only created a shallow pool to fish in to build the next council from. Following Ferris’s late…

Developer tax incentive passes first reading

Developer tax incentive passes first readingMickey Dumont for The Portage Citizen - With arguably unprecedented financial interest in Portage la Prairie due to major business investments, real estate developers are also taking interest in the City of Possibilities and want to know what, if any incentives exist for them to do business here. City of Portage la Prairie city Council April…

Editorial

EditorialNow’s the time to ask any and all questions Does anything raise more tax payer questions than a municipal budget? On April 23 the City of Portage la Prairie will present its Financial Plan (budget) at its regularly scheduled 6 p.m. council meeting up the 27 stairs to the council chambers. The city’s zero tax…

City presents 2018 budget

City presents 2018 budgetCity gets to zero in 2018 budget The Portage Citizen In 2017, Portage la Prairie city council delivered a budget under the rate of inflation. Last night council delivered a budget with a zero per cent tax increase that could see a decrease in your tax bill. “This is the first time in this council’s…