Agreement Reached with Marina Limited Partnership and Citizens Energy to Not Oppose Conservancy District Formation
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 all stakeholders in the proposed Geist Conservancy District. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the hearing will be held virtually.
After working with legislators to amend the Indiana Conservation Act in April that instituted tax caps, user fee limits, and removed eminent domain, organizers were able to reach an agreement in June with Citizens Energy and the Marina Limited Partnership to not oppose the Geist Conservancy District formation. Citizens Energy and the Marina Limited Partnership were the only two parties that had entered appearances with the courts.
“Now that we have the Indiana Conservation Act amended to address our stakeholders’ biggest concerns, including the concerns of Citizens Energy and Marina Limited Partnership, we have received several more petitions of support,” said Cory Peter, President of the Geist Lake Coalition which is funding the Geist Conservation District formation.