Trail Creek, Indiana
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 approximately 2,452. The town is divided within two townships, Michigan and Coolspring.
The dividing line for the two townships is the center line of Coolspring Avenue, with Michigan Township to the north and Coolspring Township to the south of the line.
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 governmental 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 LaPorte County.