Welcome to the Town of Trail Creek Website in 2020!          
Per the Street Commissioner, Chris Ott, a tentative date Of Monday, May 5th, 2020. has been decided for the beginning of spring clean-up (loose leaf pick-up) with the leaf machine. Spring clean-up will run for 2 weeks.With the continuing threat of Covid 19 we are limiting our street department to emergencies only. However, our street commissioner, Chris Ott will be doing a weekly drive through the town on Wednesday’s and he will go ahead and pick up leaves that have been put into paper yard waste bags.          
***ANOTHER UPDATE ON YARD WASTE*** I have some really GREAT news ! PER the Berrien County Landfill and Compost site the ban on yard waste pickup has been lifted for COMMERCIAL USE ONLY! This means because we are contracted with Lakeshore/Borden we will continue to receive yard waste pick up! ONCE AGAIN: WE WILL be resuming yard waste pick up next Monday, April 13th!!! Berrien County Landfill/Compost apologizes for any confusion or delay as they are trying to follows orders as well as keep residents safe! If you should have any questions, please contact Tyler at the compost site directly at 269 695 2500 x226. #stayhealthy          
Town of Trail Creek Indiana
Town of Trail Creek
211 Rainbow Trail
Trail Creek, IN, 46360
(219) 872-2422
Fax: (219) 878-1235

Town of Trail Creek Indiana

From The Town Hall

Due the on going concern of the corona virus, a decision has been made and the March 17th Town Hall Meeting will consist of 3 Board Members as well as the Clerk. The only business that will be conducted will be payment of the bills and the meeting will adjourn. All though it is open to the public, we ask that you please do not attend this 5 minute meeting. Thank you for your understanding and we should be back to a "normal" meeting agenda by April. If this were to change, we will keep this page updated.

La Porte County Government

Because we want to help our residents remain as healthy as possible, we are following the lead of LaPorte County officials, and asking that all business be handled via phone, email, or electronically (www.townoftrailcreek.com) as we take precautions as recommended. If you have specific questions, please call our offices Monday thru Friday from 8am to 2pm @ 219-872-2422 or send an email to trailcreek@sbcglobal.net before coming to the office.

Also, please read the following press release from the LaPorte County Commissioners’ office.

You will find a brief history of our community on this page. In addition, for our residents and visitors, there is a "General Information" button on this Home page which will provide you information about our Town along with other selections that will help keep you informed of our activities.

About Trail Creek

Often referred to as "Tree Lined Trail Creek", the town covers a wooded area of approximately 1.25 square miles with 900 homes and a population of 2,452. The town lies within portions of Michigan and Coolspring Townships.

The dividing line for these two townships is the center line of Coolspring Avenue, with Michigan Township to the North and Coolspring Township to the South. Day to day business is administered by a five person Town Council and a Clerk Treasurer who are all elected for terms of four years. In addition, the Town Council is responsible for appointing qualified residents to positions on auxiliary commissions and boards.

Town budgetary functions are paid through revenues derived from local property taxes, county and state shared taxes, shared riverboat proceeds from the City of Michigan City and some additional user fees. The town is a supporting member of various govenrmental and civic organizations, including the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT), Northwest Indiana Council of Towns and Small Cities (TASC), South Shore Clean Cities and Access La Porte County.

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