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NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

FOR RETROFITTING OF A TVI CAMERA TRUCK’S CRAWLER EQUIPMENT

Click here to review full RFP.

The City of Goshen has issued a Request for Proposals for the purchase and retrofitting of a TVI camera truck’s crawler equipment and Trade-in of current equipment. The complete Request for Proposals packet may be obtained from the Goshen Clerk-Treasurer’s Office at 202 S. Fifth Street, Goshen, IN 46528.

Sealed proposals must be received by the City of Goshen Legal Department, 204 E. Jefferson Street, Suite #2, Goshen, IN 46528 no later than 4:00 p.m. (local time) on March 25, 2022. The proposals will be opened on the due date. Proposals received by the City after the deadline described will not be accepted nor considered unless the vendor submitting a late proposal shows good cause for submitting a proposal after the deadline.

POST OFFICE DELAYS MAY AFFECT UTILITIES CUSTOMERS

It has come to the attention of Goshen Utilities the U.S. Postal Service is having issues with mail delivery. This delay in mail service is affecting some utility customers by causing their utility payment to be late.

For customers concerned about the timely delivery of their utility payment, Goshen Utilities offers payment options that include in-person payment at the Utility Business Office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays; a delivery payment box located in the alley north of the police department is available 24/7; customers also can pay through the online payment portal. An additional option is to set up automatic payment withdrawal from your bank account, which would make monthly withdrawals in a timely fashion.

Customers who have not received their anticipated bill in a timely manner are encouraged to call the Utilities Business Office at 574-533-9399 so you may be assisted with other payment options.

For those customers that have received a late fee due to the current postal service delay, Goshen Utilities will offer a late fee waiver for the months of January and February if they contact the Utility Business Office at 574-533-9399. To qualify for a late fee waiver, staff will need to verify the money order or check are dated before the due date.

For customers that have fallen behind in their utility payment, please contact the Utility Business Office to inquire about assistance programs.

WINDCHILL BRINGS SUBZERO TEMPS TO GOSHEN

Goshen is seeing the first cold snap of the season, with strong winds and subzero temperatures sweeping through today and tomorrow. The National Weather Service predicts wind gusts to increase up to 45 mph, with wind chill values of 0 to -15 degrees tonight and Thursday night. Please dress warmly and be careful if going outside.

Winds will cause traveling to become difficult, especially on North-South roadways. The NWS suggests taking in holiday decorations or other loose items outside today if possible.

A daytime warming shelter has been opened up at Maple City Chapel for the remainder of this week. This shelter will remain open today until 4 p.m. and daily through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Those needing a warm shelter after hours may request transportation to Faith Mission, which operates a low-barrier overnight warming shelter.

If you or someone you know is in need of shelter after hours, call 574-534-2300 to request transportation.

RECYCLING DROP OFF SITES REMOVED

Site at Goshen College
Site at Martin’s on Bashor

Due to rising costs to maintain recycling drop-off sites, Elkhart County Government has reduced the number of sites in the County to five. Only two now remain in Goshen: the site at Goshen College (located in the far south parking lot east side of SR 15) and the Martin’s Supermarket site on Bashor Road (located behind the store). The Martin’s site on Bashor Road will be replaced later this spring when a new site on Indiana Avenue just north of the railroad tracks is constructed.

Dykstra Street Reconstruction Construction Project Public Notice

The City of Goshen (202 S 5th Street Goshen, Indiana 46528) will be submitting a Notice of Intent to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, a minimum of 10 days from the date of this posting, indicating our intent to comply with the requirements of Section 3.7(a)(2) of the Construction Stormwater General Permit to discharge stormwater from construction and land disturbing activities associated with the reconstruction of Dykstra Street between S 22nd Street and S 29th Street.  Stormwater run-off from the project site will discharge to the wetland area to the south with the potential to flow to Rock Run Creek.  Questions or comments regarding this project should be directed to Jason Kauffman, Goshen Stormwater Department at jasonkauffman@goshencity.com or 574-537-3832.

INVITATION FOR BIDS: Purchase of Ambulance Box and 4X2 Chassis

The City of Goshen is soliciting sealed proposals for the purchase of an Ambulance Box and 4×2 Chassis. Specification Documents may be obtained from the Goshen Clerk-Treasurer’s Office at 202 South Fifth Street, Goshen, Indiana 46528. Sealed proposals must be received by the Goshen Clerk-Treasurer’s Office at 202 South Fifth Street, Goshen, Indiana 46528 by 1:45 p.m. (local time) on January 31, 2022. All proposals received will be taken to the January 31, 2022 Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety meeting at 2:00 p.m. to be publicly opened and read aloud. The Board meeting will be held in the City Court Room/Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana.

PARKS DEPARTMENT STARTS THE NEW YEAR WITH COMMUNITY WALKING PROGRAM

This January, meet other community members with shared goals and together take the first steps to a healthier lifestyle.

The City of Goshen’s Parks & Recreation Department has partnered with Goshen College and Medicine Reimagined DPC to create a local chapter of Walk with a Doc, a national program that combines creating a habit of walking with health education.

Through this program, all scheduled walks —the first Monday of each month—are free and open to the public; a registration will be required. All walks will start at 6 p.m. and they will be held at the Goshen College Recreation-Fitness Center January–March and Pringle Park, 1912 W. Lincoln Ave., April–December.

Each month, the walk will start with a short session in which participants will learn about a health topic from a healthcare provider; the rest of the hour is for participants to enjoy a healthy walk and fun conversation.

The program kicks off Monday, January 3, at Goshen College. Mayor Jeremy Stutsman, Parks & Recreation Superintendent Tanya Heyde and Recreational Supervisor Kimberlee Stephens will participate in the first walk.

To register, go to https://walkwithadoc.org/join-a-walk/locations/goshen-indiana/ and follow the instructions on the right-hand column under sign-up. For additional questions about the program or registration, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 534-2901.

WATER & SEWER RATES

On Nov. 16, 2021, the Goshen City Council approved changes to the Water and Sewer rates per Ordinances 5106 and 5107. The utility rate increases will take effect the first billing cycle of each year.

Click here to read Ord. 5106, Goshen Water Utility Schedule of Rates and Charges. This has the full description of changes to the water utility rates.

Click here to read Ord. 5107, Goshen Sewer Utility Schedule of Rates and Charges. This has the full description of changes to the sewer utility rates.

Water rates and charges:

Monthly water usage charge
Monthly water service charge

Sewer rates and charges:

Monthly sewer usage charge
Monthly sewer service charge

To view the full list of rate changes, go to https://goshenindiana.org/utilitiesbilling. For other questions, contact the Utilities Business Office at 533-9399 or via email at watersewer@goshencity.com.