Category Archives: News & Events

Updates, messages and other announcements are posted under this category with the intent to notify residents. Posts under this category are emailed in a newsletter at the end of the day.

REMINDER: JUNE BRUSH COLLECTION

Brush pickup for the month of June begins June 27, 2022.

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 first day in the morning at 7 a.m. Brush will not be picked up in alleys. The piles of brush should be trash-free. Crews cannot access the piles if blocked by vehicles.

For information regarding Dial-A-Trailer and the Brush Trailer, go to goshenindiana.org/street-department.

The next summer brush pick up weeks will begin on the following days:

  • July 25, 2022
  • August 29, 2022
  • September 26, 2022 — last brush pickup of the year

JUNE BRUSH PICKUP

Brush pickup for the month of June begins June 27, 2022.

Following the storms that moved through Goshen June 13, the Street Department worked to clean up the roads from trees, limbs and debris in the most impacted areas of the city. Street Crews used the rest of the week to pick up the bulk of the storm damage.

Due to the prompt cleanup and the Street Department’s current paving schedule, it was determined that a special brush collection outside of the scheduled monthly pickups was not necessary.

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 first day in the morning at 7 a.m. Brush will not be picked up in alleys. The piles of brush should be trash-free. Crews cannot access the piles if blocked by vehicles.

For information regarding Dial-A-Trailer and the Brush Trailer, go to goshenindiana.org/street-department.

The next summer brush pick up weeks will begin on the following days:

  • July 25, 2022
  • August 29, 2022
  • September 26, 2022 — last brush pickup of the year

CITY JUNETEENTH EVENT TO CELEBRATE FREEDOM FOR ALL

Commemorating the end of slavery, and renewing hope and commitment to a vibrant and flourishing future, the City of Goshen Community Relations Commission is hosting a Juneteenth Celebration at Shanklin Park (411 W. Plymouth Ave.) on Sunday, June 19 from 12 p.m.–4 p.m.

The event will feature local and regional artisans, performers, and food vendors. The main purpose is to celebrate, learn, and connect with others.

Beyond vendor tables we will also have a number of educational opportunities. Goshen Public Library will be printing library cards, community members will host Conversations on Reparations, and the Department of Environmental Resilience will share information about urban forestry.

La Casa will host a free 2-hour public workshop on personal finance from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Come for the learning, stay for the party!

Juneteenth National Independence Day commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. In 2021, it became an observed federal holiday after a majority approval by the US House of Representatives and unanimous approval from the US Senate. The City of Goshen adopted Juneteenth as a local holiday the same year.

City of Goshen Community Relations Director AJ Delgadillo said a community-wide celebration showcasing local performers, artisans, and food vendors reminds us of how much richer our community is when everyone is empowered to succeed.

“I’m excited for the celebration on Sunday, but I’m also excited to see local artisans step into the spotlight,” he said.

As a holiday, Juneteenth isn’t just a time to celebrate, but also a time for reflecting and acting. The observation of Juneteenth includes empowering our neighbors to build their own opportunities, grow their own wealth, and bring everyone to the table.

“As a community we can say we’re welcoming but it means a lot more when we have a way to recognize the contributions of our neighbors—especially our historically excluded neighbors,” Delgadillo said. “It’s worth our time to say ‘I’m glad for all my neighbors and I’m excited to build the future of our community together.’”

JUNETEENTH: CITY OFFICES CLOSED

All City offices will be closed Monday, June 20, in observance of Juneteenth. The Board of Works meeting—regularly scheduled on Mondays, has been canceled for the week.

Trash collection will NOT be affected by the holiday this week.

CITY OF GOSHEN ANNOUNCES ARP GRANT RECIPIENTS

The City of Goshen is awarding over $400,000 in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to local nonprofit organizations in an effort to support their work in the community’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The continued provision of services and resources provided by local nonprofit organizations is vital to the community’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the negative health consequences of the pandemic and general well-being of the community.

A total of 19 organizations applied for a grant. A review committee comprised of two City Council members, staff, and community representatives awarded part or full sums of all 19 requested grants.

The following organizations will receive the grants after July 2022 and will have until Dec. 31, 2024 to use the funds:

  • ADEC, Inc., ADEC Summer Camp, $25,000
  • Center for Healing and Hope, Food Security with Dignity and Natural Helpers program, $25,000
  • Elkhart County Clubhouse, Home repairs for accessibility and safety, $19,704
  • Bashor Children’s Home, Benevolent Care Services and Safe Place Community training, $25,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart County, Summer Camp Food Support, $3,500
  • Bushelcraft, Fresh Food for Families in Goshen’s Food Desert, $5,000
  • Child and Parent Services, Family Resource Center Navigator, $10,000
  • Council on Aging of Elkhart County, Access to Healthcare, $25,000
  • Food Bank of Northern Indiana, Mobile Food Distributions, $20,000
  • Goshen Christian Montessori School, Expanding high quality child care options, $5,000
  • Goshen Community Schools, Field Trip funding, $40,000
  • Goshen Health, Weekend Backpack Meal Program, $24,960
  • Goshen Interfaith, Homeless Shelter relocation, $20,000
  • Goshen Maple City Kiwanis, Tools-4-Schools program, $10,000
  • Goshen Select Soccer Club, Capital projects for field development, $75,000
  • Horizon Education Alliance, Positive Parenting Program, $20,000
  • Maple City Health Care Center, COVID Vaccination for Goshen, $25,000
  • Ryan’s Place, Children’s Grief Support programs, $20,000
  • ULEAD, Kindness Week Events, $11,500

The City of Goshen was allocated $6.6 million in ARP funds with the intended use of responding to public health emergency with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic or its negative economic impacts on the community, responding to workers performing essential work during the pandemic and to make necessary investments in water, sewer or broadband infrastructure. For more information about the ARP Fund Plan or the grant program, go to www.goshenindiana.org/arp.

Notice of Public Meeting

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
Governing Body:

Goshen Economic Development Commission

Date and Time of Meeting:

June 16, 2022 at 10:30 am

Place of Meeting:

Goshen City Hall
City Hall Conference Room
202 South 5th Street
Goshen, Indiana 46528


Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5, the Goshen Economic Development Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 10:30 am in the City Hall Conference Room at the Goshen City Hall Building at 202 South 5th Street, Goshen, Indiana.


ROAD CLOSURE: CHICAGO AVENUE

The City of Goshen Water & Sewer Department will be repairing a sewer main on Chicago Avenue.

The work will require excavation of the road, with a trench that will be approximately 8 feet in depth. For the safety of the work crews and the public, the Water & Sewer Department will close Chicago Avenue to through traffic, between Wilkinson and Denver streets, on Tuesday, June 14, starting 8 a.m., and reopening for traffic on Friday morning, June 17.

For more updates on road closures this summer, follow the City of Goshen on Facebook at facebook.com/CityOfGoshen or look for updates at goshenindiana.org/blog.

BRIDGE CLOSURE: PLYMOUTH AVENUE (SR 119)

The following message is from the Indiana Department of Transportation:

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces the closure of State Road 119 between State Road 19 and State Road 15.

Crews will begin replacing the bridge over the Elkhart River on or after June 20, with work expected to last until the end of November. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.

During the closure, Drivers should use the posted detour of S.R. 19, U.S. 20, U.S. 33 and S.R. 15, or seek an alternate route. The trail that runs adjacent to the worksite will remain open for use during construction. Access to Shanklin Park will also remain open.

INDOT reminds drivers to slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free when travelling in and around all work zones.

Stay Informed:

Motorists in Northeast Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions, and traffic alerts any time via:

COOLING SHELTER OFFERED AT GOSHEN PUBLIC LIBRARY

With dangerously hot weather moving in through Elkhart County this week, the City of Goshen is asking residents to be mindful and take action to protect themselves, their loved ones and their neighbors.

The National Weather Service (NWS), reports an excessive heat watch from Tuesday Afternoon through Wednesday evening, with heat index values up to 110 possible.

Extreme heat and humidity will increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

In talking with the Goshen Public Library, the City of Goshen has designated the library, 601 S. Purl Street, a cooling center during these times of extreme weather. The library hours for the remainder of this week are:

  • Tuesday 1–8 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10–8 p.m.
  • Thursday 10–8 p.m.
  • Friday 10–6 p.m.

The NWS recommends being prepared to drink plenty of fluids and staying in an air-conditioned room or out of the sun if possible. Additionally, Mayor Jeremy Stutsman asked residents to look after one another.

“Please check on your friends, family, neighbors, the homeless and the elderly during this time of extreme heat,” he said. “If you know of anyone in need of assistance, don’t hesitate to call for help.”

If you need assistance checking in on someone, please contact Officer James Ballard at 574-536-1790. Please call 911 if you have an emergency.

POP UP WATER PARK

Don’t miss the fun next Saturday, June 18, starting at 11am!

Grab your family, friends, lawn chairs, bathing suits, and towels for an awesome family day! Activities include 8 water slides to choose from, Ron’s River Dogs $, Ice-Cream on Wheels $, music and fun!

Wrist bands are $10 per person and can be purchased ahead of time at our administrative office, online with wrist band pick up the day of the event, or purchased at the event!

For more information and to purchase tickets please click the link below or call our administrative office at 574-534-2901

Click here to register.