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GOSHEN HIGH SCHOOL ELECTS JASON BARAHONA AS 2ND YOUTH ADVISER TO CITY COUNCIL

Goshen High School elected its new youth adviser during an election held Tuesday, May 23. Jason Barahona, who is now finishing his junior year, will be the youth adviser for the 2017-2018 school year.

State law allows mayors to appoint a person younger than 18 years of age to serve as an adviser to the council on matters concerning the youth. Mayor Jeremy Stutsman has instead encouraged Goshen High School to elect a student to represent them and all the younger constituents in the City.

Jason won by receiving 60 percent of the total votes cast in Tuesday’s election, over his fellow candidates, Anna Paetkau and Cade Fisher. On Wednesday morning, current youth adviser Jake Biller handed Jason his notes on everything he learned during his time with the council.

“It’s been a great experience for me,” Jake said about serving as a youth adviser. “I’ve learned a lot, I’ve made a lot of connections, and I’m grateful for the council, the mayor and the whole city for allowing me to be a part of city government, and just being in on the legislative process. It opened my eyes to what city government actually does.”

After graduating this spring, Jake will go to Ball State University, where he will pursue a degree in telecommunications.

Jason thanked the school and the city for getting students involved in local government, and commended Anna and Cade for running in the elections. Like Jake, Jason looks forward to learning more about local government.

“By becoming a youth adviser I can better understand what local government looks like and see what I can do in this position to improve my community or to involve more people who otherwise wouldn’t get involved,” he said.

Mayor Jeremy Stutsman thanked the candidates who ran for their dedication and for showing interest in participating in local government and said he is looking forward to working with Jason.

“It was great to spend the morning in the schools talking to the students and watching as they voted,” Mayor Stutsman said. “I am excited to see they have completed the process and I will be honored to appoint Jason as the 2nd Youth Adviser to the Goshen City Council.”

Notice of Boil Order: New Street

NOTE: The Boil Water Advisory issued on May 23, 2017 has been cancelled.  The order was for the area of: On New Street from Clinton to Pike streets. Samples have been taken; test results are satisfactory, it is no longer necessary to boil your water. Thank you for your patience and for water conservation measures you followed.  If you have any questions, please contact the Water & Sewer Department at 534.5306.

On Tuesday May 23, 2017, the water was shut off due to water main construction. A boil order is being issued. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires the Water Utility to issue a boil water order for the affected area of: On New Street from Clinton to Pike St.

Once two consecutive water samples have been taken 24 hours apart and analyzed for the presence of bacteria and are found to be absent of bacteria, the boil order will be lifted. Notice of the boil order cancellation will be distributed via a customer flier to the affected areas. For further information or to report specific service concerns, please call Mindy Kyle at the Goshen Water Department at 534-5306.

City water within the affected area should not be consumed without first following prescribed boiling procedures. The water remains safe for bathing, laundry, and restroom facilities. Cleaning dishes with a dishwasher is acceptable if it has a sanitizing cycle. Hand washed dishes should be rinsed with boiled or bottled water.

GOSHEN HIGH SCHOOL TO HOLD YOUTH ADVISER ELECTION DAY

Goshen High School will hold an election day on Tuesday, May 23 to determine the City of Goshen’s next youth adviser, who will work with the City Council during the 2017-2018 school year.

State law allows mayors to appoint a person younger than 18 years of age to serve as an adviser to the council on matters concerning the youth. Though an election is not required, Mayor Jeremy Stutsman said encouraging students to declare themselves as candidates and holding an election day would allow our younger constituents to immerse themselves and learn about the voting process.

In Goshen, GHS students elected Jake Biller (Class of 2017) as their first youth adviser in the fall of 2016. Since October, Jake has served as a non-voting member at the City Council.

Mayor Stutsman said not only was the election held at GHS a success, but also having Jake serve on the City Council added a new voice for the youth in our community.

“I have been very impressed with the perspectives Jake has added to our conversations,” he said. “Jake has done a great job as Goshen’s first Youth Adviser and I am looking forward to working with our next appointed adviser.”

This year there are three candidates vying for the youth adviser position: Cade Fisher, Jason Barahona and Anna Paetkau have declared their candidacy. They will be senior students at GHS next year.

During the election day, faculty from Goshen High School and staff from the Elkhart County clerk’s office will assist with setting up electronic voting kiosks and overseeing the election.

The new elected youth adviser will be announced by the end of the school day on May 23.

REMINDER: MAYOR’S ANNUAL BIKE RIDE IS THIS THURSDAY

Be sure you’re bicycle tires are inflated and your helmet free of winter dust! Thursday, May 18 is MAYOR JEREMY STUTSMAN’S ANNUAL BIKE RIDE.

Join us for a moderate 4.5 mile ride, leaving from the back of City Hall, 202 S. Fifth St., at 5:15 p.m. The ride was originally the brainchild of the Maple City Bicycle Advisory Committee to celebrate Bike-to-Work Week, which, this year, is May 15–19. The purpose of Bike-to-Work Week is to encourage people to leave their cars at home and try cycling instead.

The Ride is free, and no advanced registration is necessary.

MAPLE CITY BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES MAYOR’S RIDE

Ride with Mayor Jeremy Stutsman on Thursday, May 18 in his second annual Mayor’s Ride celebrating Goshen’s Bicycle-to-Work Week, May 15–19. The Maple City Bicycle Advisory Committee (MCBAC) is encouraging people in Goshen to consider the possibility of biking to work that week.

The Mayor’s Ride will start at 5:15 p.m. from the parking lot east of City Hall, 202 S. Fifth St., and end at The Chief. The Ride is free, open to any interested riders, and no advanced registration is necessary. If there is a threat of rain, a cancellation will be posted on the City’s Facebook page by 4:30 p.m.

“I am looking forward to a larger group of bicyclists joining me for the celebration ride. Recent rides have included less than fifty riders. The forecast is perfect and word about the enjoyable evening is spreading. It will be a joy to see individual bike enthusiasts riding alongside whole families of peddlers on this 4.5 mile route.” said Mayor Jeremy Stutsman.

The purpose of Bicycle-to-Work week is to encourage people to leave their cars at home for a week and try cycling instead. “For trips of less than two miles, it’s often faster to go by bicycle than by car in the city,” said Stutsman. “We hope people will ‘test the water’ of bicycle commuting next week and enjoy the exercise and not having to pay the high price of gas.”

The MCBAC is a partnership between dedicated residents and City employees to address bicycle-related issues covering recreation, commerce, transportation, parking, and safety.
The League of American Bicyclists is the national sponsor of Bike Month, Bike-to-Work Week, Bike-to-Work Day.

FAILING MANHOLE PROMPTS INTERSECTION RESTRICTION

The intersection of S. 7th and E. Washington streets is restricted due to a failing manhole. The Water Department had placed barricades around the manhole, allowing traffic to continue using the intersection with caution.

Weather permitting, work to replace the manhole structure will begin Monday, June 5 and should take about five days to complete. At that time, the intersection will be closed to traffic.

NOTICE OF BOIL ORDER: N. 2ND STREET

NOTE: The Boil Water Advisory issued on May 9, 2017 has been cancelled.  The order was for the area of: On N 2nd from W Wilkinson to Railroad Tracks.  Samples have been taken; test results are satisfactory, it is no longer necessary to boil your water. Thank you for your patience and for water conservation measures you followed.  If you have any questions, please contact the Water & Sewer Department at 534-5306.

On Tuesday May 9, 2017, the water was shut off due to water main construction. A boil order is being issued. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires the water utility to issue a boil water order for the affected area of: On N. 2nd Street from W. Wilkinson Street to railroad tracks.

Once two consecutive water samples have been taken 24 hours apart and analyzed for the presence of bacteria and are found to be absent of bacteria, the boil order will be lifted. Notice of the boil order cancellation will be distributed via a customer flier to the affected areas. For further information or to report specific service concerns, please call Mindy Kyle at the Goshen Water Department at 534.5306.

City water within the affected area should not be consumed without first following prescribed boiling procedures. The water remains safe for bathing, laundry, and restroom facilities. Cleaning dishes with a dishwasher is acceptable if it has a sanitizing cycle. Hand washed dishes should be rinsed with boiled or bottled water.

GOSHEN COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION TO HOST TASTE OF GOSHEN DURING FIRST FRIDAYS

Where: 110 E. Washington St.
When: Friday, May 5 from 5 to 8 p.m.

It’s that time of year again for the Community Relation Commission’s annual Taste of Goshen!

The Taste will take place on Washington Street between Main and 5th streets. Come early for the best food selection! Our menu includes Palestinian, Korean, Indonesian, Puerto Rican, Colombian, Salvadoran, and Ukrainian foods and drinks, along with Mexican nieves (ice cream)!

Click here to see the full menu for this year.

There is no admission fee for this event. You will be able to purchase tickets in $2 increments, which will then be used to purchase your food. Dishes and drinks are available for $2, $4, $6, and $8.

NOTICE OF BOIL ORDER: E. MONROE STREET (LIFTED)

NOTE: The Boil Water Advisory issued on May 3, 2017 has been cancelled.  The order was for the area of: On E Monroe from Logan St East to include Terrace Park across from Fair Grounds. Thank you for your patience and for water conservation measures you followed.  If you have any questions, please contact the Water & Sewer Department at 534-5306.

On Wednesday May 3, 2017, the water was shut off due to water main construction. A boil order is being issued. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires the Water Utility to issue a boil water order for the affected area of: E. Monroe Street, from Logan Street east to include Terrace Park across from Fair Grounds.

Once two consecutive water samples have been taken 24 hours apart and analyzed for the presence of bacteria and are found to be absent of bacteria, the boil order will be lifted. Notice of the boil order cancellation will be distributed via a customer flier to the affected areas. For further information or to report specific service concerns, please call Mindy Kyle at the Goshen Water Department at 534-5306.

City water within the affected area should not be consumed without first following prescribed boiling procedures. The water remains safe for bathing, laundry, and restroom facilities. Cleaning dishes with a dishwasher is acceptable if it has a sanitizing cycle. Hand washed dishes should be rinsed with boiled or bottled water.

NOTICE OF BOIL ORDER: N. 2ND STREET (LIFTED)

NOTE: The Boil Water Advisory issued on May 3, 2017 has been cancelled.  The order was for the area of: On N. 2nd from W Wilkinson to Railroad Tracks.  Samples have been taken; test results are satisfactory, it is no longer necessary to boil your water.Thank you for your patience and for water conservation measures you followed.  If you have any questions, please contact the Water & Sewer Department at 534-5306.

On Wednesday May 3, 2017, the water was shut off due to water main construction. A boil order is being issued. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires the Water Utility to issue a boil water order for the affected area of: N. 2nd Street from W. Wilkinson to the railroad tracks.

Once two consecutive water samples have been taken 24 hours apart and analyzed for the presence of bacteria and are found to be absent of bacteria, the boil order will be lifted. Notice of the boil order cancellation will be distributed via a customer flier to the affected areas. For further information or to report specific service concerns, please call Mindy Kyle at the Goshen Water Department at 534-5306.

City water within the affected area should not be consumed without first following prescribed boiling procedures. The water remains safe for bathing, laundry, and restroom facilities. Cleaning dishes with a dishwasher is acceptable if it has a sanitizing cycle. Hand washed dishes should be rinsed with boiled or bottled water.