Geist Conservancy District Throws Red Challenge Flag in Hamilton County Courts

On the heels of the January 4, 2021 ruling by Hamilton County Courts to dismiss the Amended Petition, attorneys for the Geist Conservancy District today filed a Motion to Correct Errors to overturn this ruling. Outlined in the motion are four critical errors that the petitioners argue need to be corrected. 1.      It was error for the Court to conclude, through …

Judge Denies Amended Petitions

Today, the Hamilton County Superior Court ruled that because the law establishing reservoir conservancy districts in Indiana was not passed until 2020, the signatures gathered relating to our original petition were not valid with respect to the petition as amended in 2020.  Thus, the Court dismissed the amended petition. In doing so, the Court ruled that the work to reach …

Virtual Petition Hearing Recap

Our Geist Conservancy District Steering Committee would like to thank all of our supporters and legal team for attending this morning’s petition hearing. The purpose of the hearing was for the court to determine if our petition met the statutory requirements and, if so determined by the judge, refer it on to the Natural Resources Commission (“NRC”) to establish the …

Geist Conservancy Public Hearing

The Geist Conservancy District has mailed out a Public Notice of the December 11, 2020 hearing. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the courts have asked us to organize this virtual hearing. The purpose of the hearing is to determine whether the petition meets the statutory requirements and can therefore be referred to the Natural Resources Commission for further proceedings. The hearing …

Initial Hearing Date Set for Geist Conservancy District

Agreement Reached with Marina Limited Partnership and Citizens Energy to Not Oppose Conservancy District Formation August 25, 2020 – GEIST RESERVOIR, IN – Hamilton County Courts issued an order setting the initial hearing date for the Geist Conservancy District formation on December 11, 2020 at 9:00 am. A written notice will be issued within 45 days of the hearing to …

Geist Annual July 4th Fireworks Show Canceled

Fishers, Ind. – Today, City of Fishers officials announced the cancelation of the July 4th Geist fireworks show due to coronavirus and public health concerns. The City of Fishers reminds residents to practice safe deployment of fireworks for residential or private use. The following is recommended from the National Safety Council: Never allow young children to handle fireworks Never use …

Annual July 4th Fireworks Show at Geist Announces Blast Location

Fireworks to be shot from floating barge just south of previous “Blast on the Bridge” events June 15, 2020 – GEIST RESERVOIR, IN – City of Fishers officials announced that the blast location of this year’s July 4th fireworks show will be from a floating barge just south of the small island in the Geist Marina. Due to social distancing …

Annual July 4th Fireworks Show at Geist Still “On” – Moving to South End of Reservoir

Geist Lake Coalition relinquishes the annual fireworks show to the City of Fishers as part of plan to pave the way for the Geist Conservancy District. GEIST RESERVOIR, IN – City of Fishers officials and the Geist Lake Coalition board of directors announced today changes to the annual “Geist Blast on the Bridge” fireworks show at Geist Reservoir scheduled for July 4th. Due to social distancing guidelines, the fireworks …

Boating Hazards

As boating season kicks into high gear, the Geist Lake Coalition wishes everyone a fun and safe summer. We have experienced a considerable amount of rain in the past week, leading to large amounts of debris making their way into the reservoir. Some hazards are visible while others hide below the surface. Please be vigilant when boating, especially on this …

2020 Lake Treatment Program

Here are a few updates we’d like to pass along from the Geist Lake Coalition board and the Geist Conservancy District Steering Committee. We hope to be communicating with you more often on legal updates and our lake treatment program in coming months. If you have neighbors not receiving our email communications, please “forward” to them and invite them to sign-up at GeistConservancy.com. …