We couldn't be more excited to share this with you:
General Manager of the Michigan City Sanitary District Michael Kuss and his team have organized, yet another, phenomenal event as part of Coastal Awareness Month! Join us for the 2018 Conference on the Environment on June 8th at Blue Chip Casino Spa Blu Tower from 7:30 - 5pm to discuss regional environmental issues and plans. Find registration and the schedule of topics attached.

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Ohio Street Reconstruction Project

The City of Michigan City would like to announce that The Ohio Street Reconstruction Project, between Country Road 400 North and US Highway 20, is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 30, 2018. Traffic along that stretch of Ohio Street will be reduced to one lane, in the northbound direction with a posted detour for southbound traffic. All necessary measures will be taken to maintain access for local businesses and residents.

This project..., which is scheduled to be substantially completed by Friday, November 30, 2018, will include the installation of new utilities and storm sewers. Future notifications and updates will be announced as construction moves forward.

The City of Michigan City appreciates your patience during this project.

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Tree Seedlings Give Away

The Michigan City Tree Board, in partnership with NIPSCO/Arbormetrics, would like to announce that they will be giving away 600 tree seedlings at the Michigan City Farmer’s Market, located at the corner of Washington Street and 8th Street, on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The Farmer’s Market is open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and the seedling species given away will include: river birch, white pine, and several oak species. Tree seedlings will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.

In addition, a proclamation proclaiming May 5, 2018 as “Arbor Day” in Michigan City will be read.

Royal Road Closure for Railroad Crossing Repairs

Due to train track crossing repairs being performed by NICTD, the City of Michigan City is announcing that Royal Road will be closed beginning on Monday, April 23, 2018 through Friday, April 27, 2018.

Detour signs will be put in place. This closure is to allow for the replacement of the railroad rails within the crossing and to allow for the repaving of the crossing surface.


The City of Michigan City appreciates your patience during the repair process.

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A tour boat in Michigan City? Dig the Dunes had to get the scoop! We talked to Victor Tieri, the owner of Harbor Country Adventures, located in New Buffalo, MI. Harbor Country Adventures will be chartering the Emita II right out of Michigan City. Learn more, right here! When will the boat tours star...

Good Friday Schedules

The Refuse Department will be operating a regular schedule on Good Friday, Friday, March 30, 2018.

Michigan City Transit Department will be operating on a regular schedule on Good Friday, Friday, March 30, 2018.


In observance of Good Friday, City Hall and the following Central Service Departments will be closed on Friday, March 30, 2018.
These Central Service Departments include:

Central Services Office
Street Department

Normal hours of operation will resume on Monday, April 2, 2018.

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Michigan City Senior Center hosts annual Trash & Treasure Sale
Along with ‘Sticker Saturday’ on April 7, 2018

The Michigan City Senior Center will host their annual Trash & Treasure Sale on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 8:00am-1:00pm. In addition, The Parks & Recreation Department will have 2018 Parking stickers available at the Trash & Treasure sale from 8:00am-1:00pm as their annual ‘Sticker Saturday’ event.


The Trash & Treasure Sale is an indoor flea market with more than 40 tables of gently used items, collectibles and more. WEFM will broadcast live at the combined events from 9am-11:30am. The event is sponsored by Aperion Care/The Arbors of Michigan City. Parking sticker fees this year will be FREE for Civil City Residents, $23 for current Senior Center members who live outside the Civil City Limits, $25 for LaPorte County Residents, $40 for all other Indiana Residents, and $100 for Out of State residents. Anyone receiving a parking sticker MUST have a current vehicle registration card, the temporary 8 ½” x 11” paper registration will not be accepted.

Those that reside outside of the civil city limits, but own property within the civil city limits may also receive a free sticker provided they bring proof of the property they own within the civil city limits in addition to their current vehicle registration. Acceptable documents include tax bills, current utility bills with their name and the address of the property within the city limits.

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The Michigan City, Refuse Department will conduct its Annual Spring Clean-Up beginning on March 26, 2018. The Refuse Department requests that all residents separate the debris that is to be discarded into the following three (3) categories:


1. Brush, limbs, shrubs, yard waste, and unpainted concrete (no black-top rubble);
2. Rugs, lumber, furniture, mattress, and box-springs; and
3. Appliances and tires. Tires can be rimmed or un-rimmed, and appliances include items such as stoves, refrigerators, air conditions, water tanks, etc.

Please keep the above items separated as described above. Residents may place items on curbside or in the alleys, whichever is most convenient.

The City will be divided into three (3) Zones, with each zone having two (2) separate weeks when items can be placed out for the special Spring Clean-Up. Residents should place items out for pick-up on the same day as your normal refuse pick-up day, but only during the corresponding week for the Zone in which they reside.

Using the map provided you can determine when the Refuse Department will pick-up your Spring Clean-Up items. The pick-up weeks are:

ZONE 1: MARCH 26 - MARCH 30 and APRIL 16 - 20
ZONE 2: APRIL 2 - 6 and APRIL 23 - 27
ZONE 3: APRIL 9- 13 and APRIL 30 – MAY 4

Additionally, the Refuse Department wants to make you aware that Yard Waste/Compost pick-up will begin on May 7, 2018, and continue through
November 16, 2017. The Refuse Department will issue more information on the dates for yard waste and compost pick-up soon.

MARCH 26 – MARCH 30 and APRIL 16 - 20
Zone #1 is bounded by Lake Michigan on the north, Kieffer Road/400 N on the south,
Franklin Street on the east, and County Line Road on the west.

APRIL 2 - 6 and APRIL 23 - 27
Zone #2 is bounded by Michigan Boulevard on the north, Kieffer Road/400 N on the south, Roeske Avenue on the east, and Franklin Street on the west.

APRIL 9 - 13 and APRIL 30- MAY 4
Zone #3 is bounded by Lake Michigan and Shoreland Drive on the north,
Michigan Boulevard on the south and west, and Meer Road on the east.

Note: Residents should place Spring Clean-up items out for pick-up on the same day as your normal refuse pick-up day, but only during the corresponding week for the Zone in which they reside.

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Scammers Posing as Utility Personnel

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Replacement Window Workshop

The Michigan City Historic Review Board is hosting a Replacement Window Workshop with Marvin Windows and Doors to show the number of window options that are available when a home owner needs to replace an existing window. All residents are welcomed. No Charge.

The workshop is being held at the Michigan City Fire Department at 2510 East Michigan Boulevard. Parking is available in the rear parking lot off Broadway Street and enter through the rear en...trance.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Michigan City Fire Department
– 2510 East Michigan Boulevard – 6:00 P.M. CST

If you have any questions, please contact Aaron Borngraber – Associate Planner at
(219) 873-1419 Ext. 2036 or

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SWAT Team Training at Michigan City High School

As a proactive approach to the recent tragic school shootings, the Michigan City Police SWAT Team (Special Operation and Tactics), will take their monthly training to the Michigan City High School this Tuesday evening February 27th.

Corporal Jeff Piotrowski, Officers Dave Cooney and Steve Forker, commanders for our elite SWAT team, approached the administration and Michigan City Area Schools to receive permission to conduct thei...r Active Shooter “walk through” and “training” inside the grounds and building of the high school.
With this practice it will instill greater knowledge to our SWAT members of the layout of the building and inner and outer offices and classrooms.

Chief Mark Swistek states, “The more hands on style of training our officers are subjected to will hopefully insure we are preparing ourselves to protect not only the citizens of Michigan City but our children and their future”.

As the police will be present with numerous vehicles, personnel, and equipment at the high school during this exercise we want to instill to the public that this is just a training exercise and nothing more.
During this enhanced training there will be limited access to the school and parking areas.


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Join us this evening for Mayor's Night Out!

Michigan City Resident Updates to Mayor's Night Out

Today's the day, 6pm in the gymnasium at Edgewood Elementary School! Sit down with the Mayor and City Officials in one on one conversations about all things Michigan City! Questions? Call Abigale Thayer 219.873.4038

Presidents Day Schedules

In observance of Presidents Day, City Hall and the following Central Service Departments will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018.
These Departments include:


Street Department

Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

The Refuse Department and the Michigan City Transit Department will both be operating a regular schedule on Presidents Day, Monday, February 19, 2018.

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Snow Removal Parking Restrictions Lifted

Effective at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018, the parking restrictions set in place on Thursday, February 8, 2018 by the City of Michigan City, due to the snow removal conditions, will be lifted. Normal parking rules and regulations will be back in effect. Mayor Meer would like to thank the citizens for their help and cooperation during the snow removal process.