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ROAD UPDATE: 5 P.M. FRIDAY, FEB. 23, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

The following roads are still closed due to flooding: Denver Avenue between Lincoln Avenue and Pike Street Chicago Avenue between Lincoln Avenue and Pike Street All other roads that were closed due to flooding have been reopened to traffic. more

IMPORTANT

Friday, February 23, 2018

City Staff has been working non-stop not only to assess and manage the situation but also to ensure we do all we can to help bring State and Federal dollars to those who need them. Each property needs to contact the city so we can do a simple flood assessment. These assessments have to be done by... more

VOLUNTEERS

Friday, February 23, 2018

We are grateful for the outpouring from community members who immediately after the flood began calling the City asking how they can help. Maple City Chapel will be the central coordinator for volunteers. Whether you’re an individual, a family or an organization, please call Maple City Chapel at 533-0327. Maple... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, February 26, 2018, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, February 26, 2018, 7:00pm

Goshen Housing Authority Board meetings

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 7:00am

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     
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.