BE A PART OF THE TOWN IN 2020
The new year of the Town Council of the Town of Michiana Shores has begun. The elected officers want to make sure that you all know that there will be many opportunities for you to join the elected council members, and the Town, in all the jobs and concerns and events of the Town. To volunteer for committees and projects.
Your participation in the monthly Town Council Meetings is always encouraged. Your opinions and ideas are very important, but they must be expressed to the Council! If you cannot be at the meetings, watch on Access LaPorte County, channel 97, or look for Access LaPorte County on YouTube.
The Town will be looking for help in the following spots:
1. A new Plan Commission Recording Secretary (monthly meetings)
2. The BZA (quarterly meetings) might need new members.
3. The Park Board (monthly meetings March through October) invites to meetings. Meetings are 7:00 PM on the fourth Monday of the month, starting in March.
4. The Park Booster Club (monthly meetings March through October.) Everyone can be a part of the Booster Club and your thoughts and ideas are very valuable! Make sure you come! Meetings are at 6:30 on the fourth Monday of the month, starting in March.
PLEASE consider joining in somewhere!
(Contact the Town via the Town's contact form)
Come to the next Town meeting, which will take place February 11, 7:00 PM.
Town Council Positions were determined at the first meeting of the Town Council
The members of the Town Council held nominations and elections for office at the first Town Council meeting which took place January 14th.
Daina Dumbrys - Town Council President
Michael Martinez - Town Council Vice President, Plan Commission member
Pam Dubie - Town Council Member, Plan Commissioner member
Mike Lancioni - Town Council Member, Plan Commission member
Richard Young - Town Council Member
TOWN PARK BOARD AND TOWN BOOSTER CLUB
The Park Board and the Booster Club will begin their regular meetings in March.
These meetings take place the fourth Monday of the month, March through October. So, the first meeting will take place March 23, 2020. Everyone is welcome to join in to help determine what you might like to have happening in the Parks, what might beautify the parks and nature trail and so on.
PRESENTATION ON THE BEACHES AND EROSION
We are hoping hoping to have a presentation done by the A.C.E. (Army Corps of Engineers) and a hydrologist from Michigan. This would take place on a weekday, as those are the ONLY times possible. We will let you all know as soon as we get a firm commitment for a date. Probably a Friday afternoon, just as for the Grant meetings. Thanks once again to Jeanne Paxton for working on this together.
Please recall that burning leaves is NOT permitted.
(This is a violation for which you will be fined. There is a danger of fire spreading, and we do not want to add more debris to the air. All of us will be better for it!)
Do not place leaves onto the roads, just at the edges of your property if you are waiting for a leaf pick-up. (There is no current Town-wide leaf pick-up, but that is being planned. Past programs were not effective.)
And a reminder: please DO NOT dump any leaves, or ANY OTHER DEBRIS, on property that is not your own.
TOWN of MICHIANA SHORES EMAIL DATABASE
If you are interested in receiving email updates about emergency announcements, Town events and special news for the Town of Michiana Shores, please complete the contact form that is reached by clicking on the email "letter" at the bottom of the page. We have over 340 residences in Town, but not everyone has added their emails. Thank you to those who have!
We DO NOT send out unnecessary emails, nor do we share emails or email addresses that we have with outside individuals or organizations. In fact, we try to ascertain that the individual who has provided an email address actually has a property here in Michiana Shores.
Please be considerate of the community when you are getting ready to purchase fireworks for all your celebrations. the State of Indiana actual imposes rules about the use of fireworks.
Note rules regarding use of fireworks in the Town of Michiana Shores. These are posted in the tab about news. Fireworks are fun, but they can be dangerous, and they are terribly frightening to those who have served on active duty, and to the pets and wildlife in this area.
CURBING YOUR DOGS:
ALL DOGS MUST BE ON LEASH.
Please let your guests and/or renters know that it’s necessary to clean up after pets. We may be "out in the country" but your pets aren't wild! No one wants to get out of their car, or go to water their plantings, or get their mail and paper, and then have to watch out for dog waste. EVERYONE'S co-operation is very much appreciated!
THANK YOU !!!
REMEMBER TO APPLY FOR PERMITS FOR ALL OF YOUR CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS!!!!!
Please refer to the Building Ordinances AND check in at the office or with the Building Commissioner regarding the necessary permits for any work you are contemplating in and around your homes.