Welcome to Long Beach



Set along the shores of Lake Michigan in a unique setting, Long Beach boasts its small town charm and access to the lake. Long Beach was originally established in the 1920's when it was predominately a summer getaway. With close proximity to Chicago, Michigan's Harbor Country and all that Indiana has to offer, Long Beach is a great community to raise a family, enjoy the seasons or just visit. Welcome.


CLERK-TREASURER HOURS: M-F, 8:30a-3p (Excluding Holidays)

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SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA FOR APRIL 24 COUNCIL MEETING AT 7PM TOWN HALL
special agenda.pdf
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RE-CYCLING DATES AND INFO.
Recycling service is managed and provided by LaPorte County Solid Waste. If they miss a pick-up, or for any recycling issues, please call them at 1-800-483-7700 to resolve the issue. 2017 Long Beach Recycling Dates.pdf
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Chapter 150 Building Code Amendments in State Format
CHAPTER 150 AMENDMENTS.pdf
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BEACH RULES:
BEACH RULES.pdf

NEWS


Drinking Water Tested Safe Following Chemical Spill
The following statement was released Thursday, April 13 from Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer, regarding the local water quality following the chemical spill at U.S. Steel in Portage.  The Town of Long Beach purchases its water for residents through Michigan City's Water Department: Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer would like to update the City of Michigan City residents and visitors in regards to concerns over the chemical spill at U.S. Steel in Portage, IN, the morning of April 11, 2017. 
From the afternoon of April 11 through the afternoon of April 12, the Michigan City Water Department tested the drinking water every 4 hours in response to concerns over any potential safety issues. The results from all of the samples tested revealed NO DETECTION of any chemical contamination to City of Michigan City drinking water. 
City of Michigan City officials have had correspondence with the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), the lead agency on this chemical spill, as well as IDEM (Indiana Department of Environmental Management) and will continue to work closely with those agencies to ensure the city’s safety. 
In addition, the Michigan City Water Department will continue periodic testing as the City continues to monitor the situation.


Proposed Beach Protection Ordinance
A proposal for an initial draft of a Beach Protection Ordinance has been made. It will be a topic of discussion at future APC meetings. The current version can be found here:
Proposed Beach Protection Ordinance 1.3.17.pdf


Proposed Changes to Existing Sign Ordinance
Proposed changes to the existing sign ordinance have been made. They will be discussed at future APC meetings. A current version can be found here: SIGN ORDINANCE REVISION 3-8-2017 .pdf


Delinquent Water Bill Changes
The shutoff policy for delinquent water bills has changed. You will be placed on the delinquent list after 30 days behind. If that occurs and you receive a letter, your current bill amount and your arrears will need to be paid. Questions, please call 219-879-9353.


Spring Leave Pickup - Mark Your Calendar
The Town’s Spring Leaf pickup is slated for Apri 24-28, 2017. Future details and reminders to come.

Amendments to the existing 30 Day Rental Ordinance, which prohibits rentals less than 30 days, have been approved. A current copy may be found here: 30-Day Rental Ordinance - APPROVED.pdf


Proposed Ordinance Revisions - Garbage Toters and Bins as of 3.6.17
All of us want Long Beach to look its best. The existing ordinance says that residents must not place their garbage/recycling bins curbside sooner than the evening before they're picked up, and they must pull them back by sundown of the day they're picked up. The visibility of garbage bins continues to be one of the top concerns raised by residents. The APC and Town Council are seeking your input in helping to adhere to this Town rule in a way that is fair to all. A revised draft of the existing ordinance can be found here (Revised Garbage Toter Ordinance - 4.16.17.pdf). Feedback can be submitted by attending a future APC meeting in-person or by emailing towncouncil@longbeachin.org.


Frozen Water Meter and Lines Policy
For tips on protecting your water lines against cold temperatures, what to do if you experience a frozen meter/lines, and the Town's policy, click the following link:
Frozen Meters and Water Lines Policy.pdf


Public Hearing on April 17, 2017 for Proposed Ordinance Revisions - Non-Conforming Structures
A public hearing/request for comments has been set for April 17, 2017 at 7 p.m. CST in Town Hall regarding proposed changes to the existing ordinance dealing with non-conforming structures. Today's ordinances prohibit you from making a structure/lot more non-conforming. But, they also prevent residents from making modifications to non-conforming structures - in some cases, resulting in reducing the level of being non-compliant. A proposal to modify the existing ordinance can be found here (Amendments to Nonconforming Uses and Structures Ordinace 154.125-154 Draft 2.1.17v2.pdf). Questions can be emailed to towncouncil@longbeachin.org.


Proposed Changes to Parking Ordinance
Proposed changes to the existing parking have been made. They will be discussed at future APC meetings. A current version can be found here: Revisions to Parking Ordinance 2-13-17.pdf


Stop 24 and Town Entry Improvement Design
Stu Franzen, of Planned Environmental Associates, was commissioned to produce a concept/design for Stop 24 as well as new entries to the Town at Karwick and Moore Road. A link to the plan can be found here - Long Beach Entry Sign and Stop 24 Improvement Design Concept - 10.21.16.pdf
Other recent work by Stu can be seen in Michigan City, Portage Lakefront, Friendship Botanic Gardens and more. For comments on the plan, or questions regarding the latest progress, please contact Nick Meyer at meyernick@hotmail.com


Public Hearing on April 17, 2017 for Proposed Ordinance Revisions - View Protection Standards
A public hearing/request for comments have been set for April 17, 207 at 7 p.m. CST in Town Hall regarding changes proposed to the existing View Protection Standards ordinance dealing with situations that occur when multiple lots are joined. A revised draft can be found here (Amendments to View Protection Ordinance Draft 2.16.17.pdf). The associated changes in the appendix table can be found here (DRAFT APPX A FOR VIEW PROTECTION 2-16-2017.pdf). Feedback can be submitted by attending a future APC meeting in-person or by emailing towncouncil@longbeachin.org.


Public Hearing on April 17, 2017 for Proposed Ordinance Revisions - Continuous Seawalls
Amendments have been proposed reading the existing ordinance that deals with seawall construction. A public hearing/request for comments has been set for April 17, 2017 at 7 p.m. CST in Town Hall regarding proposed changes. The current version of the amended ordinance can be found here: continuous seawall ord. 2-16-2017.pdf


Proposed Amendments to Building Code Chapters 150 and 154
Proposed changes have been made to the building codes, Chapter 150 and 154, largely based on reformatting the existing document into the preferred format of the State of Indiana, among other reference edits. They will be discussed at future APC meetings. Current versions can be found here: 3-16-2017 REPEAL CERTAIN ORD. 154 BUILDING TITLES DRAFT.pdfCHAPTER 150 AMENDMENTS 3-17-2017 draft.pdf


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