Traffic Commission


  • 9 am
  • 1st Thursday of every month
  • City Hall
    6070 Central Avenue
    Portage, IN, 46368
  • Phone: 219-764-5746

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.


  • Sandra McDaniel, Member
  • Captain Mark Monks, Member
  • Charles Mason, Member
  • Debbie Podgorski, Council
  • Randy Reeder, Member
  • City Engineer


  • Sonya Lindgren, Recording Secretary


It shall be the general duty of the traffic commission to:

  1. Conduct studies and investigations of traffic conditions, patterns, accidents, and problems
  2. Analyze such studies and investigations for the purpose of developing ways and means to improve traffic conditions
  3. Plan the operation of traffic on the streets and highways of this city
  4. Determine the installation and proper timing of traffic-control devices

It shall be the duty of the traffic commission to:

  1. Coordinate traffic activities
  2. Carry on educational activities in traffic matters
  3. Supervise the preparation and publication of traffic reports
  4. Receive complaints having to do with traffic matters
  5. Recommend to the common council and other city officials ways and means for improving traffic conditions, administration, and enforcement of traffic regulations

It shall be the duty of the traffic commission, with such aid as may be rendered by other members of the police department, to:

  1. Enforce the street traffic regulations of the city and the state
  2.  Make arrests for traffic violations
  3. Investigate accidents
  4. Cooperate with other officers in the city in the administration of the traffic laws and in developing ways and means to improve traffic conditions
  5. Carry out those duties especially imposed upon the commission by this chapter, the traffic ordinances of the city, and the state law


  • Traffic Commission Membership-1-year term, 5 Members: 
    • 1 appointed by Council
    • 4 by title