A public meeting to discuss the construction of a world-class public
boat-launching facility in Michigan City will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 2, at City Hall in Michigan City, 100 E. Michigan Ave., the
Indiana Department of Natural Resources said.
The City of Michigan City, Indiana Department of Environmental Management
(IDEM), and DNR will host the meeting, while officials 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, DNR said. 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 and 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 12 p.m. on Nov. 19. Such comments can be directed to
Tony Sullivan, 100 N. Senate Ave., IGCS W041, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
Persons unable to attend the public meeting and who 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.