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MAYOR STUTSMAN REQUESTS TABLING OF REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION DISCUSSION ON SIVAN PROJECT

Mayor Jeremy Stutsman has requested the Goshen Redevelopment Commission to table discussion on Resolution 73-2017 (Approve Agreement with Scott Sivan for Development of River Art) at the Dec. 12 regular meeting to January 9, 2018, citing the following reasons:

  1. Elkhart County is currently under a Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service of Northern Indiana. This project has many of our businesses and residents intrigued to see what will be decided and what will happen. The Mayor feels it is appropriate to do what we can to ensure that the community of Goshen can be part of this discussion. The weather could affect the ability of those residents being able to get to the meeting to express their opinions and ideas.
  2. After meeting with the City’s Legal Staff, the mayor believes there are still unanswered questions between the developer and the City.
  3. Community Development Director Mark Brinson is off sick today and he has been an integral part of both negotiations of this project and discussions with other developers in the area.
  4. Scott Sivan is not in a hurry to get this passed, he believes in our community and this project and is willing to wait until January.
  5. LaCasa would like to have things settled so they know how to plan their next steps. After the Mayor spoke with Larry Gautsche he said he would rather the commission vote but said he understands the mayor’s reasoning for asking for this to be tabled.

The Mayor would like to thank the community for its attention to these matters. Please note this is a request by the Mayor, and the Redevelopment Commission is not obligated to table any agenda items. Discussion about tabling Resolution 73-2017 will take place at the regular Redevelopment Commission meeting today, Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. To see the full Redevelopment Commission meeting agenda, click here. 

Mayor Stutsman will post an update if the commission decides not to table Resolution 73-2017.

SNOW REMOVAL: SIDEWALKS AND STREETS

NOTE: This information first appeared in the Winter/Fall 2017 edition of the MapleCityNow. To read the MapleCityNow online, click here.

A white Christmas usually means we have to go outside in the cold to clear a path. And a large portion of the cleanup duty falls on City staff!

The Goshen Street Department has the primary responsibility for snow removal within Goshen’s city limits.

To ensure a safe flow of traffic and to aid the Street Department with its snow-removal efforts, the Mayor may need to declare a snow emergency. During snow emergencies, special parking restrictions and trash-collection provisions may be enacted.

The snow emergency and any special instructions will be announced through local television, radio or news services during and after the snowfall. You also can check goshenindiana.org and sign up for notices from the City of Goshen. Notices are posted on the website under the “News and Updates” page and are automatically emailed to residents who have signed up to receive them on the day they are posted.

While the Street Department is primarily responsible for roads, it’s up to residents to keep their sidewalks clear of snow. Park Department and Street Department workers make sure to clean all city trails, often moving onto sidewalks to help clean them as well.

Mayor Stutsman, Council members and staff are working to create a plan to clear more sidewalks, but City workers can’t clear them all. It’s important to clear sidewalks to create safe paths, especially for students who walk to school. We can all work together to keep those sidewalks clean and clear!

ROAD CLOSURE: S. EIGHTH STREET

S. Eighth Street, from Waverly Avenue to Kenwood Place, will be closed to through traffic beginning Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 8 a.m. for the Street Department to install a 6″ sewer tap to a property on the 1600 block of S. Eighth Street.
The road will be closed for four days, and will reopen for the weekend.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Goshen City Council will conduct a public hearing at its regular meeting on December 5, 2017 at 7 p.m. to discuss an additional appropriation. The hearing will be held in the City Court Room/Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana. All interested members of the public are invited to attend.

REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION TO VIEW PRESENTATION ON NEW DEVELOPMENT

A presentation about a new development near the Millrace Canal will be given at a special Redevelopment Commission meeting Tuesday, Dec. 5. The new development project is called River Art and would be located along S Third Street near downtown Goshen. The project would also include the construction of a new park and the redevelopment of the north half of the Hawks Building. For a full summary of the project, please click here. 

The special Redevelopment Commission meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St. and is open to the public.

BOIL ORDER LIFTED: BROOKSIDE MANOR

The Boil Water Advisory issued on November 29, 2017 has been cancelled. The order was for: All of Brookside Manor. Samples have been taken; test results are satisfactory, it is no longer necessary to boil your water.

Thank you for your patience and for water conservation measures you followed. If you have any questions, please contact the Water & Sewer Department at 534-5306.

BOIL ORDER – BROOKSIDE MANOR

NOTE: The boil order has been extended to all homes in Brookside Manor. 

On Wednesday November 29, 2017, the water main was shut off to repair a main break; a boil order is being issued when water comes back on. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires the Water Utility to issue a boil water order for the affected area

Once two (2) consecutive water samples have been taken 24 hours apart and analyzed for the presence of bacteria and are found to be absent of bacteria, the boil order will be lifted. Notice of the boil order cancellation will be distributed via a customer flier to the affected areas. For further information or to report specific service concerns, please call Mindy Kyle at the Goshen Water Department at 534-5306.

City water within the affected area should not be consumed without first following prescribed boiling procedures. The water remains safe for bathing, laundry, and restroom facilities. Cleaning dishes with a dishwasher is acceptable if it has a sanitizing cycle. Hand washed dishes should be rinsed with boiled or bottled water.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING

Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5, the Goshen Redevelopment Commission will be holding a public meeting on December 5, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at the City Court Room/ Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5, the Economic Improvement District Board will hold a public meeting on December 7, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. at the Goshen City Annex Building Conference Room, 204 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana.

NO INTERURBAN TROLLEY SERVICE ON THANKSGIVING DAY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017

The Interurban Trolley fixed route service and the Interurban Trolley ADA Access service will not operate in Elkhart or Goshen on Thursday, November 23, 2017, due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Regular service will resume on Friday, November 24, 2017.

In addition, the ADA Access Dispatch and Trolley Information offices will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2017.

ADA Access riders should schedule transportation for Friday, Saturday, and Monday; November 24 through November 27, by Wednesday, November 22 at 2:00 PM (EST).

Transit information can be obtained by calling the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) at (574) 674-8894 or at www.interurbantrolley.com.