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WATER TO BE SHUT OFF ON LINCOLN AVENUE

Water will be shut off On Lincoln Avenue From 6th to 8th streets Monday, April 23 from noon to 5 p.m. due to Construction on US 33, where staff is installing a new water main. A Boil Water Advisory is issued when water comes back on.

In Consultation with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, it has been determined that the water customers should boil their drinking water.

It is recommended that all cooking and drinking water be brought to a complete boil for five minutes before using. Please continue to boil all cooking and drinking water until we notify you that it is no longer necessary.

Until we resolve this drinking water problem, we are also asking that you conserve water and only use what is necessary for household and personal needs.

We appreciate your cooperation during this time and will update you as necessary until the drinking water problem has been solved. If you have any questions concerning the drinking water problem, please contact you water department at 534-5306.

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Ordinance to Amend the Uses of the Economic Improvement Fund for the Goshen Downtown Economic Improvement District

The Goshen Common Council will hold a public hearing in which all owners of real estate within the Goshen Downtown Economic Improvement District and other interested persons will
be heard concerning an ordinance to amend the uses of the economic improvement fund. The
proposed ordinance amends Ordinance 4062 to permit the Goshen Downtown Economic
Improvement Board to use the economic improvement funds to pay wages to permit the
employment of individuals to carry out Board approved projects. The public hearing will be held
at the Common Council’s regular meeting on May 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Court
Room/Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street,
Goshen.

EIGHTH STREET TO BE CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION

In connection with the US 33 Northern Connector project, S. Eighth Street will be closed between Washington Street and Lincoln Avenue on Monday, April 16, 2018. The contractor also will be setting up a lane shift on Lincoln Avenue just west of the railroad tracks to allow for the construction of the water main.

The closure is anticipated to extend through May 7, but the Goshen Engineering Department will send other updates as they come up.

The contractor will also close Eleventh Street at Jefferson Street from April 16 until the week of June 4.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Governing Body: Goshen Dam Pond Dredging Advisory Board

Date and Time of Meeting: Monday, April 16, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Place of Meeting: Goshen City Hall Conference Room
202 South Fifth Street
Goshen, Indiana

Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5, the
Goshen Dam Pond Dredging Advisory Board will hold a public meeting on Monday,
April 16, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. The public meeting will be held in the conference room
of Goshen City Hall, 202 South Fifth Street, Goshen, Indiana.

City receives $25,000 from United Way of Elkhart County for Flood Recovery Fund

On Wednesday, April 11, the City of Goshen received a donation of $25,000 from United Way of Elkhart County for the Flood Restoration Grant Program, bringing the total amount of money raised by the community so far to $52,485.

The City will match these funds for a total of $104,970, and plans to match the next $47,515 that is donated.

“I want to thank all individuals, groups and businesses who have donated, for their generosity and their concern for others,” Mayor Jeremy Stutsman said. “And thank you, United Way of Elkhart County, for everything you do to build our communities.”

The program was created to assist homeowners recovering from the February 2018 flood. It’s being funded by generous donations from the community through the Goshen 2018 Flood Recovery Fund donation line. The City Council agreed to match up to $100,000 in donations with City funds.

So far, the City has helped a dozen homeowners who applied for a grant. With guidance from LaCasa, Inc., these homeowners have been able to replace or repair their furnaces and water heaters; some have purchased new sump pumps or dehumidifiers. Others have been able to repair their concrete floors.

If you wish to help by donating, go to goshenindiana.org/flood-recovery-fund and click on the donate button, or make a check to the Goshen 2018 Flood Recovery Fund and mail or drop it off at Goshen City Hall, 202 S. 5th St., or at any Interra Credit Union Branch.

Notice of Public Hearing for the Kibby Excavating Annexation into the City of Goshen

A Petition for Annexation into the City of Goshen has been filed with the Goshen Common Council requesting the annexation of certain real estate located outside, but contiguous to the corporate limits of the City of Goshen. This area is identified as the “Kibby Excavating Annexation Area” and consists of approximately six (6) acres of real estate generally located north of Woodfield Road (County Road 40), east of Corrie Drive, south of Hackberry Drive, and west of US 33. The Goshen Common Council will conduct a public hearing on the Kibby Excavating Annexation at its regular meeting on May 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the City Court Room/Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen. All interested members of the public are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to testify on the proposed annexation at the public hearing.

Notice of Public Hearing for the Keystone RV Annexation into the City of Goshen

A Petition for Annexation into the City of Goshen has been filed with the Goshen Common Council requesting the annexation of certain real estate located outside, but contiguous to the corporate limits of the City of Goshen. This area is identified as the “Keystone RV Annexation Area” and consists of approximately 32 acres of real estate generally located north of Woodfield Road (County Road 40), east of Corrie Drive, south of Skyview Road, and west of US 33. The Goshen Common Council will conduct a public hearing on the Keystone RV Annexation at its regular meeting on May 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the City Court Room/Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen. All interested members of the public are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to testify on the proposed annexation at the
public hearing.

RIETH RILEY TO START UP WORK ON US 33 NORTH CONNECTOR

On Monday, April 9, Rieth Riley will start construction again on the US 33 connector route. This year, construction will be primarily located at the US 33, Madison and Monroe Street location, near the high school where the new roadway will connect at Monroe Street. For the first phase this year, traffic will be shifted on Madison near the high school, but no closures or detours will take place. Phase 2 of this year will direct northbound traffic onto the new US 33 road while southbound will continue to use the existing Main to Madison route. Phase 3 of construction this year will move both northbound and southbound traffic to the new US 33 road while the existing Madison Street gets reconstructed and tied in.

As the project progresses, the City will be issuing future notices. For the most up-to-date information, check out the City’s website: www.goshenindiana.org, and sign up for the automatic email notices of construction updates, or like the Facebook page of The City of Goshen, Indiana. Project updates can also be found on the INDOT Northeast Facebook and Twitter.

Kercher Road to be closed April 9

On Monday, April 9, 2018, Rieth-Riley Construction will close Kercher Road (CR 38) between the railroad tracks and Weymouth Boulevard. Weymouth Boulevard and Kercher Road will remain open during this phase. Kercher Road is expected to reopen mid-November this year.

Several of the utility companies have already begun relocating their facilities for the construction of the new roadway.

As the project progresses, the City will be issuing future notices. For the most up-to-date information, check out the City’s website, goshenindiana.org, to sign up for automatic email notices of construction updates, and like the Facebook page: The City of Goshen, Indiana. 

CITY STAFF RECEIVES TRAINING

Today, City Hall and Utilities staff took training on how to use a defibrillator and a fire extinguisher, to be better prepared in case of an emergency. A big thanks to the Goshen Fire Department for the training!