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ADDITIONAL SIGNS AT HIGH SCHOOL

Red stop sign with green tree background.
Photo by Will Porada on Unsplash

Additional traffic signs will be placed near Goshen High School to help with traffic flow.

A trial stop sign will be placed on the north-south alley south of Madison St., west of 10th and Monroe for southbound traffic.

The trial will be for one month, at which time the traffic commission will determine it it will be requested as a permanent sign.

NO PARKING: TULIP AT CLINTON

Parking is restricted on Tulip Boulevard at Clinton Avenue. The restriction will be on the west side of Tulip Boulevard for 50 feet south of Clinton.

The reasons for the restrictions were that cars parked near the intersection make it difficult for vehicles maneuvering at the intersection, and it is difficult for residents nearby to pull out of their driveway.

ROAD CLOSURE DURING SCHOOL DISMISSAL: FRANKLIN STREET

The Board of Works approved Monday the traffic Commission’s request to close Franklin Street, between 7th and 8th every school day during dismissal from 2:30 to 3 p.m, when school buses are being loaded.

As part of the approval, the school will be responsible for the placement of cones on either end of the closure to alert the traveling public.

WEEK OF DEC. 16 LAST FOR LEAF PICKUP

Monday, December 16 will start the last week of leaf collection for the Street Department.

Rake leaves into long piles on the grass next to the street or sidewalk beside the curb, not more than 6 feet from the curb. For the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists, if you must pile leaves on the sidewalk, please leave as wide a walking path as possible.

Leaves must be kept out of the street. Residents and property owners that have a storm drain in front of their property are asked to keep the drain area clear of leaves. This will help reduce the chances of water backing up on City streets. Bagged leaves will be collected, but it slows the city-wide collection down drastically. The leaf vac crew has to empty the bags out in order to vacuum up the leaves and they will leave the bags on the property.

Do not place leaves in the alley—they will not be removed. Do not put sticks, twigs and other trash into or on top of the leaf piles. These items can damage the vacuum equipment and force crews to pluck these items from the leaves—another time-consuming task.

Located at 20100 CR 19, the Goshen Environmental Center accepts brush and leaves, loose or in bags, at no charge to Goshen residents. The Environmental Center is open 52 weeks a year. Winter hours are in effect from Dec. 1st through March 31st with hours being Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Their number is number is 533-6200.

STRONG WINDS EXPECTED

The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for northern Indiana, including Elkhart County, from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Southwest winds will be 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles on north-south oriented roads.

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.

CITY STAFF, VOLUNTEERS PLANT FRUIT TREES FOR COMMUNITY ORCHARD

Volunteers from Goshen and surrounding communities spent Monday morning, Nov. 25, planting fruit trees to start a community orchard at Abshire Park, 1302 E. Lincoln Ave.

The planting was thanks, in part, to a $30,000 grant through the Arbor Day Foundation with corporate sponsorship from Enterprise Holdings Foundation.

The trees will bear a variety of fruits, from apples and pears to honeyberries and chestnuts. The plantings count toward the urban tree canopy goal of 45% by 2045 and the fruits, once grown, will be available for picking to anyone in the community.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION SEAT OPEN

The Goshen Economic Development Commission will have a seat open in 2020. The City Council will review applications and make an appointment to the Economic Development Commission for four years.

The Goshen Economic Development Commission deals with matters related to the City of Goshen’s financing of economic development or pollution control facilities under Indiana Code § 36-7-12.  The Commission is made up of three commissioners appointed by the Mayor.  One of the members is selected by the Mayor, one is nominated by the County Council, and one is nominated by the City Council. 

The city’s Economic Development Commission meets when needed. Notices with the date, time and location of a meeting are issued ahead of time to notify the public.

To apply to become a member, click here.

NOTE: The City Council cannot make an appointment until 28 days after this position open announcement was published.

THANKSGIVING DAY

All City of Goshen offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29, in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Trash collection services will be delayed by one day after Thursday, November 29.

NO INTERURBAN TROLLEY SERVICE NOV. 28, 2019

The Interurban Trolley fixed route service and the Interurban Trolley ADA Access service will not operate in Elkhart or Goshen on Thursday, November 28, 2019, due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Regular service will resume on Friday, November 29, 2019.

In addition, the Trolley Information offices and ADA Access Dispatch will be closed Thursday, November 28, as well as Friday, November 29, 2019. ADA Access riders should schedule transportation for Friday, November 29, Saturday, November 30, and Monday, December 2 before 4:00 PM (EST) on Wednesday, November 27.

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