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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RE-CYCLING DATES
2016 Recycling Dates.pdf

Below is the Ad-Hoc Report on the topic of Fire Safety-Building Height
This report will be discussed at the Monday April 16 Advisory Plan Commission Meeeting
Ad Hoc Committiee report.pdf
Indiana State Fire Marshall Letter.pdf


BEACH RULES:
BEACH RULES.pdf

NEWS


Large Item Pick Up May 23 and June 6
Long Beach will provide two large item pick up dates on Monday, May 23 and Monday, June 6. Dispose of all unwanted items along with your regular Monday refuse on these 2 days. Everything must be at roadside by 6 a.m. for pick up. Tape glass to prevent shattering. Tie or bundle to 4 ft. lengths anything longer than 4 ft. (ie. carpet pieces, small amounts of construction debris up to 2 yds. total or small limbs). NOT Acceptable - paint, chemicals, appliances with freon, batteries, tires, concrete and leaves.


Proposed Building Ordinance Changes
Following more than a year of research, led by the Long Beach Fire Safety Committee, a comprehensive review of the Town’s current building height ordinance was conducted. The Indiana State Fire Marshall validated that the existing Town codes were “unreasonable” and “cause undue risk” to residents, firefighters and emergency responders (local and neighboring) and that a change was necessary. It has been proposed to revert back to the building ordinance similar to what was in place prior to 2003. The Advisory Plan Commission has scheduled a public hearing to solicit public input on June 7 at 7 p.m. CST in Long Beach Town Hall. Written comments may also be submitted via email to longbeachapc@gmail.com, or dropped off at Town Hall (Attn: APC Commission). A copy of the Fire Safety Committee Report is here: Fire Safety Committee Report.pdf
A copy of the proposed changes to the ordinance is here: Proposed Building Height Change.pdf


Groundwater Contamination Issue Update: June 8
On Wednesday, June 8 at 6 p.m. CST in the Long Beach Community Center Gym, a special meeting of the Town Council will be held to share with the community the latest updates regarding the monitoring of the molybdenum contamination of ground water spreading north from the Criterion Catalyst plant through the far western end of Long Beach and Beachwalk. Representatives of Cytec (the company that owns the property surrounding the plant and responsible for the monitoring), Jerry O'Callaghan from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and Michael Kuss from the Michigan City Sanitary District will be present.

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
Thanks to everyone who was participated in the March and April public meetings, and to the more than 450 people who returned the survey. McKenna and Associates (www.mcka.com) is in the process of compiling all of the input they’ve received from the survey and public visioning session. Individual responses will remain anonymous and results will not be filtered/altered. The next opportunity for public involvement will be at the June 20 Advisory Plan Commission meeting at 7 p.m. CST (Town Hall), where McKenna will provide an update. Future dates will be announced.


Firework Usage
Consumer fireworks are only allowed to be discharged on private property between 5 p.m. and two hours after sunset on June 29, June 30, July 1, July 2, July 3, July 5, July 6, July 7, July 8 and July 9; between 10 a.m. and midnight on July 4; and between 10 a.m. on December 31 and 1 a.m. on January 1. Fireworks are not permitted on Memorial Day weekend. There is a $100 fine for each offense. Please be respectful to neighbors and be safe!


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