Welcome to Town of Michiana Shores

COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS

Please access the CDC website to get complete and up-to-date information on the coronavirus, get a list of symptoms, and see all the steps that you should take to protect yourself, your family, your pets and your home.

There are links at the right side of this page that will link you to the CDC,  as well as to the State of Indiana website for coronavirus information.

 

L.B.P.D. has sent out a memo regarding their services during the State mandated Stay At Home directive.

Please check the complete document on the Notices page above.

 

UPDATED NOTICES REGARDING ANNOUNCEMENTS BY FEDERAL, STATE AND COUNTY GOVERNMENTS

As notices are received by our offices, I am posting them on the Notices page of our website.  Please go there to read the complete documents. Please check that page for updates.

 

 
PLEASE NOTE: The Firehouse will be closed to the public as of March 18, 2020. Our Michiana Shores Volunteer Fire Department is working in concert with LaPorte County and the State of Indiana to be prepared to deal with COVID-19 emergencies.

  

 

The Clerk Treasurer's office will also be closed to the public.
The Clerk/Treasurer will be there as usual:
M, W, F,  2:30 to 5:30 PM.
HOWEVER, she and the Assistant Administrator can only be reached by telephone, e-mail, regular mail or drop box
(right side of entry door.) 

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AMTRAK NOTICE REGARDING TRACK REPAIRS

Between the hours of 9 p.m. and 8 a.m., Central Time, beginning Sunday night, March 22, through Friday morning, March 27, and again Sunday night, March 29, through Friday, morning April 3, Amtrak will be replacing rail along its railroad line between an area near Buffalo Street/U.S. 12 and Bell Avenue, near Ghost Isle Brewery, in New Buffalo and Karwick Road and U.S. 12 in Michigan City, through New Buffalo, Michiana Shores and Long Beach. Amtrak employees and contractors will work each night from approximately 10pm until 9am the following morning during this two-week period.  Work will begin near the east end of this zone and progress westward, with a new section under construction each night.  The work will involve heavy machinery that makes noise.

Upon completion of new rail being laid, Amtrak will replace the street crossing surfaces at Eagle Street and Whitaker Street in New Buffalo.  This work will involve crossing closures and will also take place at night.

Passenger train service to New Buffalo and Michigan City will not change because of this project. Customers should continue to use the Amtrak mobile app, Amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL for tickets and to check train status.

 

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 is looking for help in the following spots:

1. A new Plan Commission Recording Secretary (monthly meetings) 

2. The Park Board (monthly meetings March through October) needs more people and invites you to meetings. Meetings are 7:00 PM on the fourth Monday of the month, starting in March.

3. 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 website or come to the next meeting!

 

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.

The new officers and their positions are listed on the Town Council page of the website.  You will find contact information there, too.

 

TOWN PARK BOARD AND TOWN BOOSTER CLUB

The Park Board and the Booster Club will begin their regular meetings in March.

 We are still looking more members to join the Park Board!  It's only a half year commitment!!!

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.

 

  YARD CLEAN-UP

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.  

Thanks!

 

 The LaPorte Solid Waste District

 

Will host the next collection Saturday, May 16, 2020, at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds. We will post more information on the Town Services page.

 

However, they accept electronics, tires, appliances, items to be shredded, and Household Hazardous Waste items at their facility in LaPorte, right off Highway 2, near the LaPorte County Fairgrounds.

 

For more information, please click on the link to the LaPorte Solid Waste District on the "Community Links" tab at the left side of this page.

 

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.

Thank you. 

CELEBRATORY FIREWORKS

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.

Thank you!!!!

 

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. 


 


 

 


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