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PAVING OF GREENE ROAD, LINCOLN AVENUE BEGINS TUESDAY

Monday, June 18, 2018

Rieth-Riley Construction will be milling, adjusting castings, and paving Lincoln Avenue between the Elkhart River bridge and Greene Road and Greene Road from Wilden Avenue to Berkey Avenue. Indiana Avenue’s castings will also be adjusted. The schedule for the crews’ work may change due to weather. Work... more

GOSHEN SALVATION ARMY OPEN AS COOLING CENTER

Monday, June 18, 2018

The City of Goshen and the Goshen Salvation Army as a joint effort have designated the Salvation Army building as a cooling center today Monday, June 18, for anyone in need of shelter from the high temperatures. The National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory for Elkhart County in effect until... more

GALLERY: NEW PATROL OFFICERS SWORN IN

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Congratulations to the newest members of the Goshen Police Department, as well as the officers who received promotions during the Monday, June 11 Board of Works and Public Safety meeting. Patrol Officer Ronnie Yoder was promoted to the rank of Detective. Probationary Patrol Officers Andrew Keim, Drew... more

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City Council meeting

Today, 7:00pm

Summer brush pickup

Monday, June 25, 2018

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 Monday morning at 7:00 am. Brush will not be picked up in alleys and the piles should be trash free. Crews cannot access the piles if blocked by vehicles.

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, June 25, 2018, 2:00pm

Capital Plan & Reports

Goshen incorporated in 1831, but it did not have a stormwater utility or stormwater utility funding until 174 years later when the utility was created by ordinance in 2005. When the stormwater utility came into being, Civil City transferred to the Stormwater Utility 85 miles of storm pipe, 2,358 catch basins, 507 inlet structures, and 6 stormwater treatment units.

Numerous stormwater drainage concerns are reported to the Utility annually. Each stormwater drainage concern is evaluated and prioritized. There are currently more stormwater concerns than funding provides for. The annual revenue for the stormwater utility is approximately $460,000.  Of that funding, 9-percent is expended on programming, 21-percent is expended on professional services, 27-percent is expended on administration, and 43% is expended on infrastructure improvements. With available funding of approximately $200,000 per year for construction, large public works projects require multiple years of savings. At present, the stormwater utility has no outstanding bonds.

Stormwater projects being undertaken in 2015:

         

  Project

  Funding Source

  Funding

  1.

  Goshen Industrial Park 48-inch Storm Sewer Around NIBCO

  Local

  $420,000  

  2.

  North 5th Street Storm Sewer

  Local

 

  3.

  Wilson Avenue Storm Sewer, Phase One (Canal Ditch to Wilson Avenue)  

  Local

 

  4.

  Dickerson Landing, Phase 5

  Local

 

  5.

  Goshen Dam Pond Dredging

  County, Local, & Private  

  Est. $2.0M  

  6.

  Horn Ditch, Two Stage

  County, Local, & Private

  $1.257M

Stormwater projects being planned for, but not yet funded:

         

  Project

  Funding Source

  Est. Funding  

  1.

  Wilson Ave. Storm Sewer, Phase 2 thru 4

  Local

 

  2.

  North Side Neighborhood, Wilden Avenue Storm Sewer

  State & Local

 

  3.

  North Ninth Street Storm Sewer

  Local

 

  4.

  Alley 250 beside Goshen Theater

  Local

 

  5.

  Drainage Ditch Improvements at Abshire Park – Blackport Drive to Rock Run Creek  

  Local

 

  6.

  Carter Road South Storm Sewer

  Local

 

  7.

  Kercher Road Retention Pond – Goshen Industrial Park Overflow

  State & Local

 

  8.

  West Goshen Stormwater Detention Impoundments

  No funding yet identified  

 

Annual Stormwater Reports (currently available upon request)

  • 2014 Annual Report 
  • 2013 Annual Report to the Goshen City Council  

Wellington Ditch Study

2016 Wellington Ditch Study

Water Quality Data

2008-2016 Water Quality Data