Category Archives: Public Notice

CSO NOTICE: CAPACITY OF WATER DETENTION AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT EXCEEDED

February 20, 2018

CSO Notice NPDES Permit No. IN0025755
Outfall No. 008

The City of Goshen is experiencing a lot of rainfall and snowmelt which is causing the wet weather detention facility to discharge. The wastewater treatment plants flow has exceeded the maximum design flow, sewers are surcharged and the wet weather detention facility is at full capacity. Rain is expected to continue throughout the day and into tomorrow (02/21/2018).

Indiana law (327 IAC 5-2.1) requires communities with combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to offer public notification when CSOs are discharging. The City of Goshen is one of Indiana’s communities with CSOs that are covered by the law. To comply, we offer our customers and other interested persons an alert notification via e-mail.

All of Goshen’s Combined Sewer Overflows are located on the Elkhart River at 705 Indiana Avenue and 1000 W. Wilden Avenue. The affected areas include:

From 705 Indiana Avenue downstream, including Ox Bow County Park and any areas bordering the Elkhart River.

CSOs may occur when the capacity of the wet weather detention facility and the wastewater treatment plant are exceeded, due to rainfall, snowmelt, total loss of power, etc. When this occurs, the excess storm water and sanitary sewage may discharge to the Elkhart River through combined sewer overflows. The greatest impacts of discharges from CSOs are associated with bacteria in the untreated sewage and in the storm water run-off. Bacteria levels in the river can rise for several days following a CSO discharge.

Clean waterways are a priority for the City of Goshen. The City is implementing many projects to improve our waterway and to reduce combined sewer overflows. These efforts include expanding and modernizing our wastewater treatment plant and improving the sewage collection system.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON GOSHEN SEWER UTILITY SCHEDULE OF RATES AND CHARGES

The Goshen Common Council will hold a public hearing at which users of the Goshen Sewer Utility, owners of property served or to be served by the Goshen Sewer Utility, and other interested persons may be heard concerning an ordinance to establish a schedule of rates and charges for services of the Goshen Sewer Utility. The hearing will be held on March 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the other business of the Common Council will allow, in the City Court Room/Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana.

Ordinance 4940 proposes the following modifications of the existing schedule of rates and charges. (Click here for the schedule of rates). 

Following adoption of the rate increases, users of the service outside Goshen’s corporate boundaries may be entitled to petition the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission under I.C. 8-1.5-3-8.3 to review and adjust the rates and charges imposed on them.

A complete copy of Ordinance 4940 is available for inspection during regular business hours at the Goshen Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, 202 South Fifth Street, Goshen or at the Goshen Water and Sewer Utility Billing Office, 203 South Fifth Street, Goshen.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON GOSHEN WATER UTILITY SCHEDULE OF RATES AND CHARGES

The Goshen Common Council will hold a public hearing at its regular meeting on March 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at which users of the Goshen Water Utility, owners of property served or to be served by the Goshen Water Utility, and other interested persons may be heard concerning an ordinance to establish a schedule of rates and charges for services of the Goshen Water Utility. The public hearing will be held in the City Court Room/Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana.

Ordinance 4939, which was introduced for consideration on February 6, 2018, proposes the following schedule of rates and charges to be effective upon passage of this ordinance. (Click here for the schedule of rates). 

Following adoption of the rate increases, users of the service outside Goshen’s corporate boundaries may be entitled to petition the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission under I.C. 8-1.5-3-8.3 to review and adjust the rates and charges imposed on them.

A complete copy of Ordinance 4939 is available for inspection during regular business hours at the Goshen Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, 202 South Fifth Street, Goshen or at the Goshen Water and Sewer Utility Billing Office, 203 South Fifth Street, Goshen.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING

Governing Body: Goshen Redevelopment Commission
Date and Time of Meeting: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
Place of Meeting: Goshen City Court Room/ Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5, the Goshen Redevelopment Commission will be holding a public meeting on January 30, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at the City Court Room/ Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A Petition for Annexation into the City of Goshen has been filed with the Goshen Common Council requesting the annexation of certain real estate located outside, but contiguous to the corporate limits of the City of Goshen. This area is identified as the “Lippert/D-ACT-Z Annexation Area”. The proposed annexation area consists of approximately three hundred thirty-three (333) acres of real estate and is generally located northeast of the railroad tracks, west of County Road 31 and on either side of College Avenue (CR 36). The Goshen Common Council will be conducting a public hearing concerning the Lippert/D-ACT-Z annexation. The public hearing will be held at the Common Council’s regular meeting on January 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Court Room/Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana. All interested members of the public are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to testify on the proposed annexation at the public hearing.

Goshen Park Board Meeting cancelled

The Goshen Parks and Recreation Department Board meeting scheduled for Monday, December 18, 2017, has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items.

The January, 2018 meeting will be held the 22nd due to Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observed on the 15th.

Goshen’s Park Board meets at Rieth Interpretive Center at 5:30pm.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Goshen City Council will conduct a public hearing at its regular meeting on December 5, 2017 at 7 p.m. to discuss an additional appropriation. The hearing will be held in the City Court Room/Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana. All interested members of the public are invited to attend.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING

Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5, the Goshen Redevelopment Commission will be holding a public meeting on December 5, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at the City Court Room/ Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5, the Economic Improvement District Board will hold a public meeting on December 7, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. at the Goshen City Annex Building Conference Room, 204 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana.