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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2016 Recycling Dates.pdf



1st Official Long Beach Historical Society Meeting - May 4
The Long Beach Historical Society invites you to celebrate in their first meeting as an official historical organization. The meeting is May 4, 6-7:15 p.m. CST in the Community Center gym. The event will include refreshments, fun activities, giveaways and viewing of a Long Beach video. Those who make a $20 donation will receive an official blue Long Beach Historical Society t-shirt (designed by Connie Kassal). All are welcome to attend and enjoy in this fun community event.

Great Job by Long Beach Police Department
Kudos to Chief Sulkowski and the Long Beach Police Department for their continued focus on ensuring public safety. Read about their recent success here: http://www.nwitimes.com/news/crime-and-court/michigan-city-home-trashed-...

Apply for Summer Camp Counselor Positions
Long Beach Summer Camp will accept applications for counselor positions for Summer 2016. Interviews will take place the first week in May. Contact Sarah Plooster at  longbeachsummercamp@gmail.com for applications and more information. 

Weekly House Rentals are Prohibited
As a reminder, house rentals in Long Beach for less than 30 days is prohibited. Fines and penalties will, and have, been assessed.

2016 Comprehensive Plan Update - April 16 Meeting
The first kick-off meeting to announce the 2016 Comprehensive Plan for residents was presented by McKenna and Associates (www.mcka.com) on Saturday, March 19. Here is the presentation - Comprehensive Plan Kick Off and Introduction Presentation 3.18.16.pdf. As we move forward, input and participation from all residents and property owners is essential, as the Comprehensive Plan will serve as an important guide for the future direction of the community. 

The next meeting for residents, a Visioning Session, will occur on Saturday, April 16 at 9 a.m. CST in the Community Center Gym. Again, this will not be the only opportunity to get involved in this multi-month process, which will include a survey and several opportunities for further public meetings. Find the latest information on the Town website or email longbeachapc@gmail.com.

Proposed Seasonal Fence Guidelines
At the March 11 Building Commission meeting it was decided to solicit resident input regarding seasonal snow and sand fencing both on the beach and around town. Citizens have expressed concern about the safety and appearance of these fences. Please send your comments regarding these proposals to lbplemay@gmail.com. The proposed guidelines may be found here: Proposed Seasonal Fence Guidelines March 2016.pdf

Proposed Lot Coverage Zoning Changes
A public hearing and opportunity for public comment was held during the March 21 Advisory Plan Commission meeting regarding proposed changes to Appendix A, Section 154.020 of the Zoning Codes that addresses lot coverage. Note, the proposed revisions do not alter the existing lot coverage percentage figures or building height minimums/maximums. It will be presented to the Town Council during its April 11 meeting for a final vote. Proposed Changes to Appendix A, Section 154.020.pdf
A brief explanation of the changes can be found here: LOT COVERAGE RATIONALE 3-3-16.pdf

Proposed Building Ordinance Changes
Following a 20+ month process, amendments were proposed to the Building Code Chapters 150 and 151 within the Long Beach Town Code. Public input was gathered and incorporated during the March Building Commission meeting. The revised version was passed by the Advisory Plan Commission following a public hearing on March 21. It will now be presented to the Town Council during its April 11 meeting for a final vote. Should it pass, it will need to be sent to the State of Indiana for final review and approval before it can ben enacted. A current copy of the newly drafted ordinances (changes indicated in red) can be found here. Proposed Building Code Changes

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