Advisory Plan Commission

Peter Byvoets
Erin Connelly
Mike Gorman
Richard Jercich
Bob Lemay -- Chairperson
Nick Meyer
Doug Wickstrom

The Advisory Plan Commission Meetings: 3rd Monday of every month at 7pm (Town Hall)

The Advisory Plan Commission is continuing to discuss the development of a shoreline protection ordinance. It is still in the draft stages among the Commission and input from engineering and legal subject matter experts is being reviewed. It is the intent of the Commission to publish a draft ordinance that will be made available to the public for comment and input prior to any public hearings.

Proposed Ordinance Revisions
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 ordinace will be posted shortly.

Earlier this year, the Long Beach Civic Association agreed to fund a new Town Entry Sign, which will be located along Karwick Rd., on the East Side, in front of the new Country Club Fence, just past the Hacienda entrance. Designer Stu Franzen came up with the original concept, which has been modified and Landmark Sign Group has been engaged as well. A draft design of the latest version can be found here: Long Beach Entry Sign 10-16-2017.pdf

As part of a long-term community improvement plan, demolition of the pump house structure was issued for public bid and a contractor was selected. Demolition work is expected to commence this fall. Meanwhile, a concept plan for the site has been considered and developed, but a final construction plan has not been decided.

An additional public feedback session will be held Saturday, October 28 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. CT in the Long Beach Community Center Gym.

Representatives from the Town and Global Engineering - the local firm who has partnered with the Town on this project - will present a timeline and details for the demolition as well as key milestones for future construction.

Links to two conceptual plans can be found here:

Documents pertaining to the environmental assessment that was conducted at the site as well as the specifications for the demolition of the Pump House structure may be found here:

The Town has applied for a $100,000 matching grant through from NOAA and the Indiana DNR’s Lake Michigan Coastal Grant program. Last week, the Town learned it passed through the pre-grant proposal step locally. Final construction plans will need to be submitted by mid-December. The Town will not learn whether it was accepted until mid-2018.

If you are unable to make the public feedback session, please send any questions or feedback to Councilman Nick Meyer at or call 219.313.0000 (cell).

Proposed Changes to Existing 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

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

APC Agenda 1-15-18.pdf


APC Minutes 12-18-17.pdf
APC Minutes 10-16-17.pdf
APC Minutes 9-18-17.pdf
APC minutes 8-21-17.pdf
APC Minutes 7-17-17.pdf
APC Minutes 6-19-17.pdf
APC Minutes 5-15-17.pdf
APC Minutes 4-17-17.pdf
APC Minutes 2-20-17.pdf
APC Minutes 1-16-17.pdf

APC Minutes 12-20-16.pdf
APC Minutes 11-21-16.pdf
APC Minutes 10-17-16.pdf
APC Agenda 9-19-16.pdf
APC Minutes 8-15-16.pdf
APC Minutes 7-18-16.pdf
APC Minutes 6-20-16.pdf
APC Minutes 6-7-16.pdf
APC Minutes 5-16-16.pdf
APC Minutes 4-18-16.pdf
APC Minutes 3-21-16.pdf
APC Minutes 2-15-16.pdf
APC Minutes Special Meeting 1-30-16 .pdf
APC Minutes 1-18-16.pdf
Minutes special APC 1-9-2016.pdf

2015 and Before
APC MINUTES 12-21-2015.pdf
MINUTES 11-16-2015.pdf
MINUTES 10-19-2015.pdf
MINUTES 8-17-2015.pdf
MINUTES 5-18-2015.pdf
MINUTES 2-16-2015.pdf
MINUTES 2-9-2015.pdf
MINUTES 1-19-2015.pdf
Minutes 12-15-2014.pdf
Minutes 11-5-2014.pdf
Minutes 9-5-14.pdf
Minutes 6-25-2014.pdf
Minutes 12-6-2012.pdf
Minutes July 12, 2012-1.pdf
Minutes 4-9-12.pdfLB PUMP BLDG DEMO SPECS_environmental reports - June 14 2017.pdf