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Note: This article has been changed to reflect the accurate time for the Board of Works meeting November 12.

The Monday, November 11 Board of Works meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 12 at 2 p.m., due to the Veterans’ Day holiday. the meeting will be held at the city court building, 111 E. Jefferson St.


Join us in celebrating the grand opening of the 9th Street Corridor Bike and Pedestrian Trail Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, 11 a.m., at Water Tower Park. Refreshments will be provided, and a brief ceremony with a project overview and acknowledgements will be held, followed by a community bike ride.

In case of inclement weather: The ceremony will be held at the Parks & Recreation offices, 524 E. Jackson St. on the same date and time. The bike ride will be canceled.


The following press release was published by the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG). Read the full press release here.

The Interurban Trolley, serving the City of Elkhart and the City of Goshen will provide free public transit rides on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5, 2019, to help residents reach several polling sites. The Interurban Trolley will operate during its normal hours; 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM, although the Interurban Trolley information office will be closed for the Election Day Holiday. Route information can be obtained by calling: (574) 674-8894 or at

In addition, free rides will also be provided by Transpo, but only on the buses that operate on the Yellow Line. Regular fares will be charged on all other Transpo routes.

Interurban Trolley Access Riders who have ADA cards may ride free to any destination on Election Day, as a comparable service benefit.

The following polling locations are served by the Interurban Trolley:

Elkhart Polling Locations:

  • St James AME Church, 122 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr, Elkhart (on Green/Red/Orange Line)
  • River of Life Community Church, 2626 Prairie St, Elkhart (on Green/Orange Line)
  • New Vision of Life Church, 400 W. Mishawaka Rd, Elkhart (on Green Line)
  • Calvary United Methodist Church, 2222 W Indiana Ave, Elkhart (on Green Line)
  • Tolson Center, 1320 Benham Ave, Elkhart (on Red Line)
  • North Side Gym, 300 Lawrence St, Elkhart (on Blue Line)
  • Osolo Township Fire Station, 24936 Buddy St., Elkhart, IN 46514 (on Blue Line)
  • FOP #52, 1003 Industrial Parkway, Elkhart, IN 46516 (on Orange Line)

Goshen Polling Locations:

  • Maple City Chapel, 2015 Lincolnway E, Goshen (on Red Line)
  • Greencroft Goshen Community Center, 1721 Greencroft Blvd, Goshen (on Red Line)
  • Dunlap Polling Locations
  • Elkhart County Public Services Bldg., 4230 Elkhart Rd, Goshen (on Red Line)


The Elkhart County Fairgrounds and contractor Beer and Slabaugh will be extending a water main across Monroe Street by Gate 3 at the fairgrounds.

This will require a road closure on Monroe Street starting Monday, Oct. 28 and until Monday, Nov. 8, 2019.

Detour for eastbound traffic will be Monroe to Blackport Drive to Lincoln Avenue (SR 4) to CR 29 to Monroe.


Trick or treat hours for the City of Goshen will be Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Trick or treat Main Street, an event organized by the Chamber of Commerce, will be Thursday, Oct. 31, from noon to 5 p.m., in downtown Goshen.


Norfolk Southern Railroad will close the Railroad crossing on Kercher Road between CR 31 & CR 33, due to a broken rail. They will close it around 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 and expect it to be reopened later that evening, unless delayed by the weather.


The second community conversation hosted by the Community Relations Commission and Goshen Community Schools will take place Thursday, October 24 at Schrock Pavilion in Shanklin Park, 411 W. Plymouth Ave.

The conversation is titled How Goshen Grows: Balancing Power and Raising up Leaders.

This conversation will address leadership and power in the Goshen community. Participants will have the opportunity to speak into successful balances of power and how that is created, as well as look at challenges to equalized power. How does one access power and how does the community grow capacity and leadership to provide opportunities for shared power?

To RSVP for this event, click here or go to


Stormwater management staff reported a sanitary sewer overflow the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 10. The overflow made its way to a storm sewer connecting to a ditch, which in turn connects with the Elkhart River.

The City asks residents to not kayak or perform other water activities on the Elkhart River from the Goshen Dam north beginning Thursday evening, Oct. 10, until Monday, Oct. 14. Please do not use the canoe launch at Rogers Park in this period of time. Water activities are safe to be performed on the Millrace Canal.