Category Archives: Public Notice and Meeting Announcements

Under this category, public notices for various boards and committees are published.

Public Notice: South Wellfield Drive – Notice of Intent

The City of Goshen (204 E. Jefferson Street, Suite #1, Goshen, Indiana 46528) will be submitting a Notice of Intent (NOI) letter to notify the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) of their intent to comply with the requirements of the Indiana Construction Stormwater General Permit (CSGP) to discharge stormwater from construction and land disturbing activities associated with the construction of a drive for the testing of the future wells at the City of Goshen South Wellfield.

The project is located off the southeast corner where County Road 27 turns west, south of the intersection of Dierdorff Road (County Road 27) and Waterford Mills Parkway (County Road 40). Located in SW 1/4 of Section 35, Township 36 N, Range 6 East, in Elkhart Township, Elkhart County, Indiana.

Runoff from the project will soak into the underlying soil with an eventual release to the Elkhart River to the southwest.

Questions or comments regarding the project should be directed to Jason Kauffman, Stormwater Coordinator, by calling 574-534-2201 or sending an email to jasonkauffman@goshencity.com.

Boil Order: Middlebury Street and Cross Street

Starting at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 26, a water main valve was shut off to repair a water main break. A Boil Water Advisory has been issued for the following section of North Goshen: N 7th Street, N 8th Street, N 9th Street, Summit Street, Center Street, and Cross Street between Middlebury Street and Cross Street, for when the water comes back on.

It is recommended that all cooking and drinking water be brought to a complete boil for five minutes before using.  Please continue to boil all cooking and drinking water until a notification that it is no longer necessary.

We appreciate your cooperation during this time and will update you as necessary until the drinking water problem has been solved.  If you have any questions concerning the drinking water problem, please contact your water department at 574-534-5306 or waterseweroffice@goshencity.com.

More info on the boil order can be found below:

The Indiana Ave. Recycling Drop-off Facility will be closed Saturday, January 13 to Tuesday, January 16 due to anticipated weather.

The Indiana Ave. Recycling Drop-off Facility will be inaccessible from Saturday, January 13, to Tuesday, January 16, due to anticipated snow and wind. Please note that this site will not undergo servicing or plowing during this period. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

GOSHEN WATER UTILITY REMINDS RESIDENTS TO GUARD AGAINST FROZEN WATER LINES.

In past years the Water Utility issued a Freeze Warning asking for people to take the precaution of running a single faucet.  During a posted Freeze Warning, utility accounts were adjusted if the customer contacted the Utility Business Office.  Because current conditions do not warrant a Freeze Warning, utility billing account adjustments are not being offered.  To prevent disruption to service, the Utility will continue to monitor the depth of the local frost line and keep customers informed if further actions become necessary via local newspapers, Goshen’s web page, goshenindiana.org, and Facebook.

The Goshen Water Utility has determined that a Freeze Warning is currently unnecessary.  However, due to the predicted cold weather, the Utility suggests that residential and commercial Water Utility customers with water services and plumbing prone to freezing leave their water run in a small stream the size of a pencil lead.  Running water from within a home or business is less likely to freeze.

 Residents are encouraged to take further precautions against frozen or busted water lines by ensuring that exposed pipes are insulted and by eliminating sources of cold air near water lines.  Areas most vulnerable to freezing are basements, crawl spaces, unheated rooms, and water lines located in or along outside walls.  To lessen the risk for water lines along outside walls within cabinets, consider leaving the cabinet doors open.

For more information please reach out to Kent Holdren, Water Utility Superintendent (574).534.5701


To guard against frozen pipes, especially during cold weather, you can take several preventive measures:

  • Insulate Pipes: Insulate exposed pipes with pipe insulation sleeves or wrapping. Focus on pipes in attics, basements, crawl spaces, and exterior walls.
  • Seal Leaks: Seal any gaps or cracks in your home’s walls, windows, and foundation to prevent cold air from entering and reaching the pipes.
  • Keep a Constant Temperature: Maintain a consistent temperature in your home, especially during cold nights. Set your thermostat to a level that keeps the interior warm enough to prevent freezing.
  • Open Cabinet Doors: Allow warm air to circulate around pipes under sinks and vanities by keeping cabinet doors open during extremely cold weather.
  • Let Faucets Drip: When temperatures drop significantly, allow faucets to drip slightly. This helps relieve pressure in the pipes, reducing the risk of freezing.
  • Disconnect Outdoor Hoses: Disconnect and drain outdoor hoses, and shut off the outdoor water supply. This prevents water from freezing in the hose and extending into the pipes.
  • Add Heat Tape: Consider using electrical heat tape or cables on pipes that are prone to freezing. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation.
  • Keep Doors and Windows Closed: Ensure that doors and windows are closed tightly to minimize the entry of cold air into your home.
  • Inspect Insulation: Regularly check the insulation in your home, especially in attics and basements. Ensure that it is in good condition and replace any damaged insulation.

If you suspect that your pipes are already frozen, it’s crucial to act quickly to thaw them and prevent bursting. You can use a hairdryer, heat lamp, or hot towels to thaw the affected pipes. Avoid using open flames or any methods that could cause damage.

Trash services continue to operate on slide schedule for New Year’s Day

The City of Goshen reminds residents that trash and recycling services will be delayed one day next week due to New Year’s Day on Monday, January 1st, 2024. Normal trash service will resume on Monday, January 8. The trash schedule for the week of January 1 is below:

  • Residents with normal pickup on Monday will have service Tuesday, January 2.  
  • Residents with normal pickup on Tuesday will have service Wednesday, January 3.
  • Residents with normal pickup on Wednesday will have service Thursday, January 4.
  • Residents with normal pickup on Thursday will have service Friday, January 5.
  • Residents with normal pickup on Friday will have service Saturday, January 6.

For more information on trash collection visit goshenindiana.org/trash-collection.

Live Christmas tree pick-up begins in January

The Street Department will once again pick up live Christmas trees starting January 2, 2024, and will continue until Monday, February 2, 2024. 

Trees must be placed in front of homes by the curb, but not in the street or alley. Live trees must be free of ornaments, lights, and tinsel. Street department crews will make rounds throughout the City to collect trees. Do not place artificial trees or other decorations at the curb.

The trees will be chipped for composting at the Goshen Environmental Center. Live Christmas trees can also be taken to the Environmental Center at 20100 County Road 21 for disposal.

This program is weather-dependent, as the crews picking up the trees are the same ones who plow city streets.

For more information, contact the Goshen Street Department at 574.534.9711 or streets@goshencity.com.

All city offices closed on December 25, 26 and January 1

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our homes to yours! Remember that all City Offices will be closed on December 25, 26, and January 1 in observance of the holiday. City Hall will also be closed from December 27-29. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season filled with love and laughter with those who matter most.

Trash services delayed one day for Christmas holiday

The City of Goshen reminds residents that trash and recycling services will be delayed one day next week due to the Christmas holiday on Monday, December 25th. Trash service will continue to be delayed one day the week of January 1 due to New Year’s Day. Normal service will resume on Monday, January 8. The schedule for the week of December 25 is below:

  • Residents with normal pickup on Monday will have service Tuesday, December 26.
  • Residents with normal pickup on Tuesday will have service Wednesday, December 27.
  • Residents with normal pickup on Wednesday will have service Thursday, December 28
  • Residents with normal pickup on Thursday will have service Friday, December 29.
  • Residents with normal pickup on Friday will have service Saturday, December 30.

For more information on trash collection visit goshenindiana.org/trash-collection.

Friendly PSA: How to dispose of special waste during the holiday season

‘Tis the season full of cooking, gift wrapping, and new toys. With many households producing a little more waste in the coming weeks, we wanted to take some time and remind residents how they can properly dispose of some of the more unique kinds of waste that occur during the holidays.

Fats, Oils, and Grease (F.O.G.s), oh my!

Did you know that anything you dispose of through your kitchen sink makes it into the City’s sewer system? That’s one of the many reasons F.O.G.s should not be put down your kitchen sink. Not only will it cause problems for our municipal sewer system, but it can also clog up your household drains and pipes. Instead of sending F.O.G.s down the drain, below are a few alternative disposal options:

  • Pour F.O.G.s into a sturdy container and let harden. Dispose of it in a trash can. (Bonus points if the container is repurposed or recycled!).
  • Scrape hardened F.O.G.s straight into a trash can.
  • Use paper towels to soak up F.O.G.s from used dishes before washing.

Wrapping paper and ribbons galore

Before you put all your wrapping paper in the recycling bin, make sure to take a look at the design. Any paper that is glittery, metallic, or uses foil is likely not recyclable. If you’re not 100% sure, scrunch it into a ball. Does it stay scrunched? If yes, it can be recycled. If it flattens back out or unfolds, it likely can’t be recycled. Any tape, bows, or ribbon should be removed from the paper and thrown away before it hits the recycling bin.

I upgraded electronics; now what?

Did you get an upgraded electronic as a Christmas gift? If you’re getting rid of old electronics, make sure to recycle them properly. If you’re unsure where to recycle e-waste, check out the City’s household hazardous waste page for more info on local resources.