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BOARD OF WORKS–NOTICE OF SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5, the Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety will hold a special meeting on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. The public meeting will be held in the Court Room/Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111... more

BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN MEETINGS THIS WEEKEND

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The City of Elkhart, the City of Goshen, and the Michiana Area Council of Governments have received a grant from the Indiana State Department of Health to prepare a bicycle and pedestrian master plan. This initiative will help to coordinate planning activities for both cities to improve walking and... more

KERCHER ROAD AND SR 15 INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Elkhart County and the City of Goshen Engineering Departments have been working closely on the intersection improvement at Kercher Road and SR 15. The first phase of the intersection project is scheduled to begin April 24, 2017, with installation of a storm pipe across State Road 15. Traffic on... more

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Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Today, 4:00pm

Special meeting

Arbor Day celebration

Today, 4:45pm

More information at goshenarborday.com

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, May 1, 2017, 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