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WINTER WEATHER STORMWATER TIP

The sleet and snow falling this morning have created icy conditions on our local roadways, sidewalks, and driveways. As you deal with these icy conditions please consider the impact salt and sand can have on the local environment, both plant life and water quality. Keep in mind these simple tips:

– Pre-treat pavement with a small amount of liquid deicer.

– Remove snow before it becomes ice or use a scraper or metal shovel to remove the ice.

– If the pavement is too cold (less than 15°F) rock salt will not work and alternatives like sand or birdseed for traction or other deicers like magnesium chloride or calcium chloride can be used.

– Use only the amount of salt and sand you need and sweep up any extra.

For more information visit https://bit.ly/winter-sand.

TODAY’S SNOW EVENT

City Street Department crews are working hard to clear the roadways in response to this morning’s weather event. We are asking for the community’s assistance and support in two ways as we continue our work:

  1. Use extra caution as many roadways may be more narrow than usual. There are many streets still lined with leaves along the curb line and the plows are unable to clear the snow to the curbs in these areas.
  2. Keep storm drains clear. Drains covered with leaves and now snow prevent water from entering and subsequently lead to standing water in the roadways. As temperatures drop again this evening, any standing water is likely to freeze causing additional hazards for tomorrow morning.

Winter weather has definitely arrived and we thank you in advance for helping us and using extra caution while clean up is underway.

NEW SERVICE ALLOWS RESIDENTS TO FIND BURIALS AT GOSHEN CEMETERIES

A screenshot of the Goshen Cemeteries GIS mapping system.

Goshen City Cemeteries is pleased to announce the debut of a new service to the public. Anyone can now use their computer or mobile device to locate a burial at Oakridge Cemetery.

The link can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Cemeteries page on the City website: goshenindiana.org/cemeteries. There is also a QR code posted on the Oakridge shop door that will take you straight to the web application. The service uses GIS technology and was created in partnership with the Goshen Engineering Department.

Director of Cemeteries, Burt Matteson comments “One thing we have really wanted to do is make burial information more available to the public. Right now people have to catch up with a sexton during business hours. We have been studying ways to do this and many of the options were costly or didn’t do exactly what we wanted. After talking with our own Engineering Department, we realized that the resources to do this were already here in the City. We at Cemeteries are grateful for the time Engineering personnel have invested in this project.”

A timeline is being developed to provide the same service for Violett and West Goshen cemeteries.

THANKSGIVING DAY

All City of Goshen offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23, in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Trash collection services will be delayed by one day after Thursday, November 22.

UPDATE: NINTH AND JEFFERSON

The ninth and Jefferson project is near completion. As a reminder, once ninth is opened back up it will be one way southbound only. Northbound traffic will not be allowed. It is expected the road will open up on Wednesday November 14th.
 
Additionally, Norfolk and Southern is currently working on upgrading the signal to add gates at the Jefferson Crossing. It is expected to remain closed until mid-December when they complete their work.

VETERANS DAY

All City of Goshen offices will be closed Monday, November 12, in observance of Veterans Day.

Trash collection services will NOT be delayed by one day the week of November 12.

ROAD CLOSURE: WEST WASHINGTON STREET

West Washington Street will be closed between North Third and North Second streets from Tuesday, November 6 to Thursday, November 8.

The City Water and Sewer Department will be installing a sewer manhole located at 210 W. Washington Street and another manhole in the alley west of 210. W. Washington. The work will require excavation of an 8 ft. deep trench

FREE PUBLIC TRANSIT FARES ON ELECTION DAY

The Interurban Trolley, serving the City of Elkhart and the City of Goshen will provide free public transit rides throughout the day on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2018, to help residents reach several polling sites.

The Interurban Trolley will operate during its normal hours; 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Route information can be obtained by calling: (574) 674-8894 (Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm, offices will be closed for the Election Day holiday) or at www.interurbantrolley.com.

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

Additionally, Uber and Lyft will offer free or discounted rides to polling places. Uber will be offering $10 off a single ride to the polls on Election Day on the most affordable Uber option available. Lyft is providing 50 percent off or up to $5 off rides across the country.

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)
  • Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 3300 Benham Ave, 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)• Northside Gym, 300 Lawrence St, Elkhart (on Blue Line)
  • Osolo Township Fire Station, 24936 Buddy St., Elkhart (on Blue Line)
  • FOP #52 – 1003 Industrial Parkway, Elkhart (on Orange Line)
  • AMBS, Lambright Center, 3003 Benham Ave, Elkhart (on Green Line)

Goshen Polling Locations

  • Maple City Chapel, 2015 Lincolnway E, Goshen (on Red Line)
  • Greencroft Goshen Community Center, 1820 Greencroft Blvd, Goshen (on Red Line)

Dunlap Polling Locations

  • Elkhart County Public Services Bldg., 4230 Elkhart Rd, Goshen (on Red Line)

Osceola Polling Locations

  • Osceola Town Hall, 850 Lincolnway West, Osceola (on Yellow Line)
  • United Steel Workers Local #12273, 56355 Ash Rd, Osceola (on Yellow Line)