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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RECYCLING 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


BEACH RULES:
BEACH RULES.pdf

NEWS


Large Item Pickup June 5 and 12
Large item pickup in Long Beach will take place Monday, June 5 and June 12, 2017. Place large items at the curbside by 6 a.m. next to your garbage receptacle. Restricted items are appliances with freon, cement, televisions, household chemicals, paints, tires or batteries. Please bundle items such as wood, trim or carpeting, not to exceed 4ft in length. Tape all glass to keep from shattering. Questions, please contact the Clerk-Treasurer's office at 219-874-6616 or tolbt@comcast.net.


LBVFD VOTE OF CONFIDENCE
LBVFD Vote of Confidence and Appreciation.pdf


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 Shoreline 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:
SHORELINE Protection Overlay Zoning District 5-7-2017.pdf

Proposed 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

View Protection Standards---Proposed Amendments may be viewed on the Advisory Plan Commission page


30 Day Rental Ordinance - Approved Changes
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 5.10.17
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 toter ordinance 5_10_17.pdf
Feedback can be submitted by attending a future APC meeting in-person or by emailing 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


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:
CHAPTER 150 AMENDMENTS 3-17-2017 draft.pdf
REPEAL CERTAIN CHAPTERS 154 ZONING 3-17-2017.pdf

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