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NO INTERURBAN TROLLEY SERVICE ON SEPTEMBER 3RD, LABOR DAY

The Interurban Trolley fixed route service and the Interurban Trolley ADA Access service will not operate in Elkhart or Goshen on Monday, September 3, 2018, due to the Labor Day holiday.

Regular service will resume on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

ADA Access riders should schedule transportation for Tuesday, September 4, by Friday, August 31, 2018, at 4:00 PM (Eastern).

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

ROAD CLOSURE: WESTMOOR PARKWAY

The City of Goshen Water and Sewer Department will be replacing a sewer lateral to a property on the 1500 block of Westmoor Parkway. For the safety of the work crews and traffic, Westmoor Parkway will be closed to traffic beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, and reopening to traffic for the weekend, weather permitting.

PROPOSED ORDINANCE ON SMOKING, VAPING

The Goshen City Council will be presented “Proposed Ordinance 4960, Restrictions on smoking and use of e-cigarettes, vaping,” at their upcoming meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21 and will vote on it on FIRST READING.

**Click here to read Proposed Ordinance 4960**

The Council wants to hear from the public on the proposed ordinance. If you wish to share your opinion with them, please contact the council members (click here for their contact information), or plan to attend the Aug. 21 meeting to comment on the proposed ordinance.

The council will vote on the ordinance on SECOND and FINAL READING Tuesday, Sept. 4. All meetings are open to the public. The Goshen City Council meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Goshen City Courtroom, which is located inside the Police Station, at 111 E. Jefferson St.

ROAD REOPENING: MADISON STREET

Madison Street, between 10th and Monroe streets, is set to reopen today, Wednesday, August 15. Madison Street (formerly US 33) has been rebuilt and will be open to traffic that needs to drive through downtown.

Thank you to all residents for your patience while this project is being completed. For more road construction updates, follow us on our website, goshenindiana.org, or on Facebook at The City of Goshen, Indiana.

ROAD CLOSURE: DIERDORFF ROAD

Today Tuesday, August 14, NIPSCO will close Dierdorff Road directly south of the round-about at Keystone Drive to work on a minor gas leak. They anticipate the road to be closed for one day, but may require closure on Wednesday if something larger than they anticipated is found.

ROAD CLOSURE: 9TH STREET

South 9th Street will be closed from East Jefferson to the first alley north and south for the reconstruction of the roadway. The closure will extend last until October 8.

The railroad crossing on East Jefferson Street will be closed during the duration of the project and until Norfolk Southern has installed new signals and arms. A detour will be marked with signs to direct traffic around the project area. Goshen Communicty Schools and the affected residents have already been notified of the closure.

Notice of Adoption of Ordinances Annexing Real Estate into the City of Goshen and Notice of Remonstrance Process

The following Ordinances annexing real estate into the City of Goshen have been passed by Goshen Common Council on August 7, 2018 and approved and adopted by Mayor Jeremy Stutsman on August 9, 2018.  The Ordinances in their entirety are available for inspection during regular business hours at the Goshen Clerk-Treasurer’s Office located at 202 South Fifth Street, Goshen.

  • Ordinance 4947, County Road 28 Annexation. This annexation area consists of approximately 141 acres of real estate generally located both north and south of County Road 28, west of Old County Road 17 (Reliance Road), south of US 33, and east of County Road 15.
  • Ordinance 4948, The Gardens Sixth Annexation. This annexation area consists of approximately 7.33 acres of real estate generally located west of Mountain Ash Lane, south of Clinton Street, and east of Stephanie Street.
  • Ordinance 4949, Westoria Annexation. This annexation area consists of approximately 33.3 acres of real estate generally located both east and west County Road 19 (Greene Road), north of State Road 119, and south of Berkey Avenue.
  • Ordinance 4950, The Crossing Annexation. This annexation area consists of approximately 30.36 acres of real estate generally located south of State Road 119, west of Park Meadows Drive, and east of County Road 19.
  • Ordinance 4951, Clover Trails Annexation. This annexation area consists of approximately 47 acres of real estate generally located south of State Road 119, west of Mintcrest Drive, north of County Road 36, and east of County Road 19.
  • Ordinance 4952, Ridgewood Subdivision Annexation. This annexation area consists of approximately 22.8 acres of real estate generally located east of County Road 21 (Indiana Avenue), south of Galen Court, and north of Meadow Ridge Drive.
  • Ordinance 4953, Monroe Street Annexation. This annexation area consists of approximately 4.27 acres of real estate generally located both west and east of Hillcrest Drive and north of County Road 34 (Monroe Street).
  • Ordinance 4954, East Lincoln Avenue Annexation. This annexation area consists of approximately 12.85 acres of real estate generally located north of East Lincoln Avenue and east of North 23rd

Any owners of real property within any of the annexation areas who intend to remonstrate against a proposed annexation must complete and file remonstration petitions in compliance with Indiana Code 36-4-3.  The remonstrance petitions must be filed not later than ninety (90) days after the date this notice is published, and must be filed with the Elkhart County Auditor on or before November 15, 2018 to be valid.

A remonstrance petition may also be signed at the Goshen Building Department located at the Goshen Annex Building at 204 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding any observed holiday), beginning August 17, 2018 to November 15, 2018.  In addition, a remonstrance petition may be signed at the Goshen Annex Building located at 204 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, on the following dates and times:  September 1, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; September 15, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; September 18, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; September 25, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and September 27, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A remonstrance petition may only be filed by an owner of real property that:

(1)  is within the area to be annexed;

(2)  was not exempt from property taxes under Indiana Code 6-1.1-10 or any other state law for the immediately preceding year; and

(3)  is not subject to a valid waiver of remonstrance.

EAST PURL CLOSURE

The 300 Block of East Purl Street – between Sixth and Seventh Streets – will be closed from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, for the Historic Southside Neighborhood Association picnic.

KERCHER ROAD UPDATE

Starting Tuesday August 7, Rieth Riley will be removing the existing pavement on Kercher Road from the railroad tracks to Weymouth Boulevard. Kercher Road is already closed between the railroad and Weymouth for road construction.

Rieth Riley, the contractor, is also going door to door notifying the residents of the pavement removal.

POLICE, FIRE TRAINING AT MIDDLE SCHOOL FRIDAY

Our community has long thrived on strong partnerships and working together. On Friday, Aug. 3, the Goshen Fire and Police Departments will be conducting training drills at Goshen Middle School. The training is scheduled to begin at approximately 11 a.m. and will continue for most of the afternoon. Additional Officers and Fire personnel who are not participating in the training will remain on duty during this training and there will be no lapse in response to calls for service from Goshen residents and businesses.

Signs will be posted along the roadway to alert passersby that training is being conducted. Please spread the word, as we do not want any misperception of why first responders are at the school. GPD and GFD are constantly training to better serve our community. This will allow us to train further all while helping school staff see first-hand what might or could happen. It is my greatest hope that our community never has to utilize what is learned in exercises like this, but we will be prepared.

Thank you to everyone involved. Our kids come first!

Sincerely,
Mayor Jeremy Stutsman