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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

Storm Drain Art

The City of Goshen Stormwater Management Department decided to combine Goshen's love for art with stormwater and is happy to announce the 2016 Storm Drain Art Walk. A 1.2 mile long route from the Goshen Public Library to the Goshen Farmers Market on Washington Street featuring eight murals created by 10 artists. For a map of the route click here.

More information on each artist, their painting, and where it is located can be found below by clicking on the artist(s) name(s).

Carrie Beachy     â€‹
Leah Borden       
Mark Daniels      
Josè Elizalde & Christina Elizalde     
Jairo Jimenez        
Jessica King          
Thavisak Mounsithiraj     
Brian Whirledge & Adrian Sharp     

These students from Chandler Elementary School spent the afternoon learning about stormwater, storm drains, and the beautiful storm drain art along 5th Street. 

Storm Drains

Storm drains play an important role in our City. They keep our roads safe by draining rain water and snow melt and preventing flooding.

Many people do not know that most of our storm drains are connected directly to a local waterway (e.g. Rock Run Creek or the Elkhart River). This means everything dropped on the road can pollute our streams and river.

Potential pollutants like soil, trash, oil, grass clippings,and poop all impair the water and make it tough for fish and other wildlife to live. Some pollutants, like poop and oil, can become health hazards for people as well.