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FREE WORLD CUP LIVE STREAMING IN THE PARK

Mayor Jeremy Stutsman and the Goshen Parks & Recreation Department invite you for a day of soccer matches from 2018 FIFA World Cup streamed live at Shanklin Park Sunday, June 24. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to watch the three matches scheduled for the day on the monster screen in this FREE outdoor family-friendly event.

The Parks & Recreation Department will offer free popcorn throughout the event and will have free face painting of the fans’ favorite country flags from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A cash-only concession stand will be available to purchase snacks.

Here is the schedule for the Sunday soccer matches:

8 a.m.–England vs. Panama
11 a.m.–Japan vs. Senegal
2 p.m.–Poland vs. Colombia

JUNE BRUSH PICKUP BEGINS JUNE 25

Brush pickup for the month of June is next week. During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. Please have your brush by the front curb, but not in the street, by that Monday morning at 7:00 am. Brush will not be picked up in alleys and the piles should be trash free. Crews cannot access the piles if blocked by vehicles.

Please remember the Street Department DOES NOT collect grass clippings. Please do not pile them up on the curb with the rest of the brush.

If you have any questions, please contact the Street Department at 534-9711.

PAVING OF GREENE ROAD, LINCOLN AVENUE BEGINS TUESDAY

Rieth-Riley Construction will be milling, adjusting castings, and paving Lincoln Avenue between the Elkhart River bridge and Greene Road and Greene Road from Wilden Avenue to Berkey Avenue. Indiana Avenue’s castings will also be adjusted. The schedule for the crews’ work may change due to weather.

Work begins tomorrow Tuesday, June 19. This is what the scheduled work will be like:

Tuesday, June 19-Wednesday, June 20: Milling Lincoln Avenue from the Elkhart River bridge to Indiana Avenue. There will be flaggers to help direct traffic.

Thursday June, 21: Milling Lincoln Avenue from Indiana Avenue to Greene Road- this will be a one-day closure. The detour route will be Greene Road to Clinton Street to Indiana Avenue to Lincoln Avenue.

Friday, June 22: Milling Greene Road from Elkhart Road (US 33) to Clinton Street and Elkhart Road to Wilden Avenue. Greene Road will be closed in this section. The detour route will be Elkhart Road to Riverside Boulevard to Clinton Street to Greene Road. On Friday, the crews will also be paving Lincoln Avenue from Indiana Avenue to the Rock Run Creek Bridge inside lanes. A flagger will be onsite to direct traffic.

Saturday, June 23: Milling Greene Road from Clinton Street to Berkey Avenue. Greene Road will be closed in this section. The detour will be Clinton Street to Indiana Avenue to Berkey Avenue to Greene Road. Lincoln Avenue will be paved from Elkhart River Bridge to Indiana Avenue on the outside lanes. A flagger will be onsite.

Monday, June 25: Paving Lincoln Avenue from Indiana Avenue to Greene Road. Lincoln Avenue will be closed. The detour will be Indiana Avenue to Clinton Street to Greene Road

Tuesday, June 26: Paving Greene Road from Elkhart Road (US 33) to Wilden Avenue and Elkhart Road to Clinton Street. The detour will be Elkhart Road to Riverside Boulevard to Clinton Street

Wednesday, June 27: Paving Greene Road from Clinton Street to Berkey Avenue. The road will be closed. The detour will be Clinton Street to Indiana Avenue to Berkey Avenue to Greene Road. Castings will be Adjusted on Indiana Avenue

Thursday, June 28-Saturday, June 30: Striping will take place on Lincoln Avenue and Greene Road. There may be lane restrictions while the work is being completed. Castings on Lincoln Avenue and Greene Road will be adjusted while paving.

Follow the City of Goshen, Indiana on Facebook or the City website at goshenindiana.org for the latest updates.

GOSHEN SALVATION ARMY OPEN AS COOLING CENTER

The City of Goshen and the Goshen Salvation Army as a joint effort have designated the Salvation Army building as a cooling center today Monday, June 18, for anyone in need of shelter from the high temperatures.

The National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory for Elkhart County in effect until 8 p.m. Monday. Temperatures today are expected to rise to between 90 and 95 degrees this afternoon, with heat indices around 100 degrees for several hours. People exposed to full sunshine could experience heat indices several degrees higher.

Anyone in need of an air-conditioned room during the day may go to the Salvation Army, 1013 N. Main St., entering through the south entrance. The building will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. For any additional questions, the Salvation Army may be reached at 533-9584.

Mayor Jeremy Stutsman thanked Majors Sally and Tim Sell for opening the doors of the Salvation Army to the public in this time of need.

“I hope those in need use this great community resource,” he said. “I would also like to encourage the public look after each other. Please check on your neighbors and loved ones, especially the elderly, and take them to the shelter if they need it.”

Major Tim Sell too said he is hopeful word spreads in the community about the cooling center as a resource.

“We always want to meet needs whenever they present themselves in the community,” he said. “Being called upon by the City helps to get the word out to as many people in need as possible.”

The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which illnesses are possible. The public is advised to drink plenty of water, stay in an air-conditioned room and stay out of the sun. Check your local media channel or the National Weather Service for the latest updates on the weather.

GALLERY: NEW PATROL OFFICERS SWORN IN

Congratulations to the newest members of the Goshen Police Department, as well as the officers who received promotions during the Monday, June 11 Board of Works and Public Safety meeting.

Patrol Officer Ronnie Yoder was promoted to the rank of Detective. Probationary Patrol Officers Andrew Keim, Drew Wilson and Austin Evarage were promoted to Patrol Officers. And Jorden Beck, Gerardo Mejia, Manuel Torres, and Zachary Bechtel were hired as Goshen Police Reserve Patrol Officers.

HELP REPORT GYPSY MOTH INFESTATION

The Goshen City Forester began tracking a Gypsy Moth infestation on Hackett Road the first week of June. Gypsy Moth eats many different plants, but it is fond of oak. This infestation has defoliated two large white oaks along Hackett Road.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) pays close attention to this invasive insect, and has been notified. While staff from the DNR will be visiting the site on Hackett later this week, the City asks residents to help track and report other potential infestation sites.

To help you can:

  1. Learn about gypsy moth management, by clicking here.
  2. Download the Great Lakes Early Detection Network mobile app. Click here for links to the Apple Store and Google Play store. 
  3. Learn how to use the app to report signs and symptoms of the pest by clicking here. 

If you have any other questions or need to report an infestation, email aaronkingsley@goshencity.com or call 537.3850.

CLOSURE ON EIGHTH STREET EXTENDED

On April 16, 2018, Eighth Street was closed between Lincoln Avenue and Washington Street to install a water line. The closure was to extend until May 7, 2018. Due to some complications, a segment of the pipe was removed and replaced. The additional work required Eighth Street to remain closed until June 11, 2018.

Because the contractor is still working on restorations to Eighth Street, the closure has been extended to Monday, June 18, 2018.

Follow the City of Goshen on Facebook or our website, goshenindiana.org, for updates on this project.

BOTH LANES OF US 33 OVERPASS NOW OPEN

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) opened both lanes of the Lincolnway East (US 33) overpass to traffic Friday afternoon, June 8, 2018.

This means that drivers traveling south on US 33 may now take the overpass by continuing east on Pike Street.

Madison Street (Old US 33) is closed between 9th and Monroe streets for the contractor to rebuild. Local traffic can still drive south to Penguin Point and Taquería San Jose.

Please follow the traffic signage placed by INDOT and drive carefully as all drivers learn the new route. Follow the City of Goshen on Facebook or our website, goshenindiana.org, for updates on this project.