A public meeting to discuss building a world-class public boat-launching facility in Michigan City will be held Nov. 2 at City Hall in Michigan City.
The City of Michigan City, Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host the meeting, which runs from 2 to 4 p.m., at 100 E. Michigan Ave. Michigan City consultants, Michigan City Port Authority, IDEM, and DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife personnel will be on hand to address questions and concerns.
The City of Michigan City and the Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) have entered into an agreement allowing the City of Michigan City to develop and build the project. In addition to local funding, federal funds from the Boating Infrastructure Grant program and the Sport Fish Restoration program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would be used.
The facility would be built on NIPSCO property that abuts Trail Creek and would be accessed directly from Wabash Street. The project includes building road access to the new boat ramp, providing parking for boat trailers, and adding a fish-cleaning station, sidewalks and light poles to create a promenade, as well as adding transient boat slips.
Public comments will be accepted during the meeting. Written comments will be accepted through noon on Nov. 19. Such comments can be directed to Tony Sullivan, 100 N. Senate Ave., IGCS W041, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
Individuals who are unable to attend the public meeting and would like more information about the project should contact Tony Sullivan at asullivan@idem.IN.gov, (800) 451-6027, ext. 3-6663, or (317) 233-6663.
Amy Hartsock, Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), (317) 233-4927.