July - September 2016 Newsletter
Calendar of Events
A Message from the Town
As we head into the busy season July 4th thru Labor Day, here are a few
reminders to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable time at Clear Lake:
1. Speed Limit - The speed limit on all roads within the town limits is 25 mph.
In many cases 25 mph is too fast for the narrow roads and when you add in
runners, walkers, bikers, etc. it becomes unsafe for all. Please reduce your
speed to adjust to the conditions.
2. Leash Law - The Town
of Clear Lake has a leash law. It is unlawful to allow dogs to run at large;
they must be on a leash at all times (including Kasota Island). Owners are also required to pick up waste
left by their pets. Dogs are not allowed at the County Park.
3. Parking - Parking on public streets and
right-of-ways is not permitted. The Town of Clear Lake has narrow roads that are
being shared by vehicles and pedestrians alike. Illegally parked vehicles create
a safety hazard and parking laws will be enforced.
Fireworks - Fireworks can only be used during certain times of year within the
town limits. They are permitted on Memorial Day Weekend, June 29th - July 9th, and Labor Day Weekend. They are prohibited any other time during the
year. Please be respectful of your neighbors.
(RVs) - The Town of Clear Lake has regulations regarding use of Recreational
Vehicles within the town limits. Please contact the Zoning Administrator if you
6. Golf Carts (Gators, Rangers etc.) - The
town ordinance requires any Golf Cart operating on public roads within the Town
Limits to have a permit issued by the Town Marshall. All operators must have a
valid driverís license. The Marshals are stepping up enforcement of this law.
4-wheelers and go-carts are not allowed on public streets. Indiana has
registration requirements for Mopeds and Scooters Ö please make sure youíre
7. Watercraft - Indiana Law requires the operator of
a watercraft 10 hp or greater to be at least 16 years old (15 years old and in
possession of a boaters permit issued by the DNR). This applies to boats as well
as personal watercraft. The Speed Limit inside the buoys (200 ft. from shore) is
Idle Speed and you must travel perpendicular to the shore. Be mindful of
fisherman, several close calls have been reported already this summer. Indiana
Law requires that a watercraft that is docked in Indiana waters longer than 30
days must be titled/registered in Indiana (out of state property owners must
register their watercrafts in Indiana).
If we all show respect to our
friends, neighbors, and visitors, Clear Lake will continue to be a special place
for us to enjoy.
Itís never too early to see if a project you are considering at the lake meets
the standards of the Townís Unified Development Ordinance. Generally, the town
requires an Improvement Location Permit (ILP) for decks, fences, sheds,
generators, concrete work,
new structures, and other projects involving modifications to existing
structures or driveways. Our Zoning Administator, Kenneth
Hughes, office hours are Thursdays from 1 pm to 4 pm or by appointment.
Kenneth can be contacted at 260.243.6701
Update Owners Contact Information
Please be sure to keep current your owner information by contacting Town Hall if you have moved or
other important phone numbers or information has changed. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Thank you
for your cooperation.
Town Hall Hours & Information
The Clear Lake Town Hall located at 111 Gecowets Drive in Clear Lake,
Indiana. Walk-in business hours are Noon to 4:00 PM on Monday through
Thursday or by appointment. The office Telephone Number is 260.495.9158.
A Dropoff Box is available for leaving payments
The Town of Clear Lake's Zoning Administrator is available on Thursdays from
1 PM to 4 PM. or by appointment. Appointments are encouraged even during
office hours. Appointments
can be made by calling Kenneth Hughes at 260.243.6701 (leave a message if
necessary) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This web site contains information about the Town of Clear Lake in Steuben
County, Indiana. Because changes can happen frequently, the contents of this
web site may be out-of-date or incomplete. Official records are only
available through the town's Clerk/Treasurer.