The City of Portage la Prairie has launched a new communications system that provides us with the ability to communicate with all residents on multiple platforms such as text, email, mobile phones, landline phones and social media.
The new service called “Connect-Portage” provides municipal staff with the ability to send out local information to people on their chosen communication service.
Aside from day to day communication, Connect-Portage is also integrated with Canada’s National Emergency Alerting System (Alert Ready) to send out automated emergency alert notifications to all registrants. In addition, “Connect-Portage” gives municipal staff the ability to send out Emergency Alerts providing direction on what to do in the event of severe weather events, tornados, train derailments and any other emergency that would require direction and/or support for our citizens.
But we need you to sign up! Sign up for Connect-Portage today by visiting our website at www.city-plap.com/main/communications.
Sign up for Connect-Portage before April 9th at 12:00 noon for the chance to WIN a Samsung Tablet or Google Home Mini!
The City of Portage la Prairie is also launching a mobile app to increase online engagement and information access. The “Portage la Prairie – City of Possibilities” App provides convenient access to local notices, alert messages, garbage routes, council minutes & agendas and more.
One key feature of the app is the ability to create a Service Request. This provides citizens of Portage la Prairie with a direct link of communication to city staff to report issues and request service within the city. Whether you want to report a pothole, an animal running at large, an illegally parked vehicle or report a downed tree, the ability to report this information is only as far away as your smart phone.
The Service Request feature, using Crowdsource Reporter public mapping applications, allows community members to be involved with the upkeep of Portage la Prairie by submitting problems or observations to city staff. Submissions by users are submitted electronically to the appropriate department who will investigate the issue.
The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play for free.
Apple Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/portage-la-prairie/id1311588310?mt=8
Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.all_net.Portage_City