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WHAT’S THE BUZZ? MOSQUITO PREVENTION IS WORTHWHILE!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Spring and summer bring mosquitoes. “How many” depends on how wet the season is. The City will continue its program of placing larvicide in catch basins, which are potential breeding sites. It is one of the most cost-effective measures the City can take. The City has not sprayed for mosquitoes... more

Free tickets to Freedom Fest no longer available at City Hall

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The free tickets Mayor Jeremy Stutsman and City Council had secured to America’s Freedom Fest —a day-long event of airshows and fireworks Saturday, July 1, to celebrate Independence Day—have all been picked up at City Hall. There are no more free tickets available at this time. Information for purchasing... more

Pike Street/US 33 Northern Connector Project: Pike and Main streets to be closed until fall

Monday, June 26, 2017

On Tuesday, June 27, Rieth-Riley Construction will open the newly constructed section of Pike Street from the Elkhart River bridge to Second Street and close Pike Street between Second Street and Main Street. Third Street will remain open to through traffic. Access to businesses and residences will... more

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America's Freedom Fest

Saturday, July 1, 2017, 8:00am

Celebrate Independence Day at the Goshen Municipal Airport with this day-long celebration. This event includes a runway run, a twilight airshow, and a fireworks display. SCHEDULE: 8 a.m. – 5k walk/run at runway, 3 p.m. – Main gates open, 5 p.m. – Pull a Bomber competition, 7 p.m. – Airshow, 10 p.m. – FREE - fireworks display

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, July 3, 2017, 2:00pm

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

City offices will be closed on this day.

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