Police: 269-469-1884- general inquiries non-emergency
For those with concerns about Septic Systems with homes that directly front the lake. The Berrien County Health department is actively monitoring our Village. At this time (02.10.2020) all homes along the lakefront shoreline are in compliance with the Health department. Mr. Nick Margaritis is our Environmental Health Manager with The Berrien County Health Department. His direct number is 269-927-5653. Please rely only on reliable sources like the Village Hall when reading information that might not be from a reliable source.
Bob Anderson, who worked with Rick Reitz chose to leave the employment of the Village.
Please welcome Josh Gondeck replacing Bob reporting to Rick.
Effective 1.1.2020 Ordinance 2019-04 requires all short term rentals in the Village of Michiana to be registered with the Village. See Rental registration on the tab to the left on the Village home page.
Your Village Council has decided to remain Neutral on a position until more "Modeling" is presented on the project. There are too many still open questions on the various options to form a final position. We will continue to monitor the work of the Alliance and its potential impact on our shoreline. Thank you for taking the time to weight in on this matter.
The New Buffalo Shoreline Alliance wants to announce the posting to YouTube of our fourth informational community meeting held at the New Buffalo High School August 31, 2019. We apologize for the delay. In our effort to be prudent with the funds you donate to us, we employ nonprofessionals to video our meetings. Sometime this creates issues. This year there were issues with the software used to record the meeting and uploading problems. The start of the meeting has been lost and we have been trying to recover it and the first five slides but have been unsuccessful. The good news is the first five slides talked about organizational issues, so the factual material of the presentation was preserved. Additionally, the Q&A from the audience was captured and that section runs longer that our actual presentation. We think that demonstrates widespread interest in our solution.
All Watercraft placed in a Village of Michiana rack or left overnight on the beach requires a Village of Michiana Watercraft sticker *. Stickers are available at the Village Hall. Watercraft permit fee: Residents $10.00 Non-Residents $20.00 only after July 5 and space permitting.
*Ordiance 2017-02. Revised 2019 due to space issues
No beach chairs are allowed to be left on the beach overnight, or chained to Village property. They will be removed.
Please note all Village ordiances and codes are now under the tab
CODIFIED ORDINANCES on this site and are current as of 1/1/16.
The site is very user friendy and you can key word search.
On Tuesday Feburary 25, 2020 at 10 am et the Village Council is meeting to approve spending on a Water System Reliability Plan for the Village water system. All interested parties are welcome to attend.
The Next Village Council meeting has been rescheduled for Friday :
March 13, 2020 ET 1 pm
The January and February meetings were canceled
The Agenda will be posted the week prior
A Water Board Meeting will follow the April 10,2020 Village Council Meeting in the Village Hall.
Effective January 1st 2015 - Contractors must register to work in the Village
The annual fee is $50 and this applies to;
All others such as: Landscapors, roofers, plumbers, painters, electricians and othe forms of property maintenance. All log of all registered contractors is keep on file at the Village Hall.
Application forms are avialable in the Village Hall.