Geist Conservancy District Formation Passes Another Major Milestone

Passage of Senate Bill 430 Paves the Way for an Operating Agreement with Citizens Energy, Institutes Tax Caps, User Fees Limits, and Removal of Eminent Domain March 5, 2020 – GEIST RESERVOIR, IN – Organizers for the Geist Conservancy District announced today the successful passage of SB 430 in the Indiana State Senate and House which amends the current Indiana …

Residents File Petition in Hamilton County to Create Geist Conservancy District

Media Contact: Tom Britt, 317-496-3599 tom@townepost.com Proposed Special Taxing District Will Have the Most Freeholders of Any Conservancy District in the State of Indiana. November 22, 2019 – Fishers, IN – Organizers representing freeholders from 40 neighborhoods around Geist Reservoir submitted a petition for the establishment of the Geist Conservancy. District to the Hamilton County Superior Court today accompanied by …

Fair Distribution of Financial Investment

Under the proposed Geist Conservancy District, all stakeholders that receive benefit from our area’s greatest resource share the financial investment necessary to preserve it equally: District homeowners, those with deeded or rental docks, and recreational users.  For homeowners in the District, their investment rate is based on the net assessed value of their home – just as property taxes are …

LARE Grant Funding

Historically, the Geist Lake Coalition has worked with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on various reservoir clean up and weed control projects through the State’s LARE (Lake & River Enhancement) grant program. According to Brian Hall, President of the Geist Lake Coalition, they have applied for and received moneys numerous times over the last 15 years for various …

Geist Conservancy Q&A

Watch Tom Britt and Cory Peter discuss new developments for the Conservancy District. Please support the Geist Conservancy District formation by signing up for updates when we have a new blog post and sign the petition if you have not already. Help us #SaveGeist. Thank you.

Why does Geist need a Conservancy District?

The Geist Reservoir area is one of the very few residential lake communities in Central Indiana. It is home to water enthusiasts who enjoy fishing, boating, water sports, and nature’s beauty. It has made Indianapolis’ Northeast side one of the most sought after real estate markets- for businesses and homeowners alike. The reservoir is one of the main reasons for …

Geist Conservancy Q&A with Mayor Scott Fadness

Watch Mayor Scott Fadness and members of the Geist Steering Committee discuss the Conservancy District. Please support the Geist Conservancy District formation by signing up for updates when we have a new blog post and sign the petition if you have not already. Help us #SaveGeist. Thank you.

Prop Drop Island

Prop Drop Island Geist

By: Ryan Kiely We have noticed on social media that there has been a lot of talk about “Prop Drop Island.” There have been several reports of boaters damaging their boat props or hulls due to underwater concrete slabs or old bridge structures in the shallow waters of Geist Reservoir. Unfortunately, these incidences do not just happen around the infamous …

Proposed Conservancy District

Above you can see the proposed Geist Conservancy District and the included surrounding neighborhoods. You can also download a higher resolution of the proposed Geist Conservancy District here in PDF format to share. Please support the Geist Conservancy District formation by signing up for updates when we have a new blog post and sign the petition if you have not …