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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

Upcoming Events All »

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.

Stormwater Studies

Stormwater drainage studies evaluate drainage concerns in depth and lay the foundation for future stormwater improvements.  Newer subdivisions and commercial developments (post-1990) will have independent drainage plans that demonstrate how a development’s drainage will be controlled.  Older subdivisions and older commercial developments (pre-1990), and properties located outside of a subdivision most likely have no drainage plan in place.  For these properties, drainage concerns are handled on a case by case basis.  Presently, the City does not have a comprehensive citywide stormwater master plan. 

  

Stormwater studies on file in the Goshen Engineering Department that can be reviewed upon request are:

1.   Century Drive Drainage System Capacity Study, 2005

  • Evaluates the capacity of the existing storm pipes and identifies what, if any, site development water can be directed to the public stormwater system.

2.   Goshen Industrial Park Stormwater Study, 2006

  • Evaluates the past flooding within the industrial park and provides recommendations to increase stormwater storage along with other improvements.

3.   Crescent Street Stormwater Study, 2008

  • Provided for the sizing for the Crescent Street roadway reconstruction while also allowing for future stormwater improvements on Seventh Street north of Crescent Street.

4.   Wilson Avenue Drainage Study, 2009

  • Evaluated the pipe sizing necessary to collect stormwater from Wilson Avenue between S.R. 119 and Lafayette Street and between the Mill Race Canal and S.R. 15.

5.   Chicago & Indiana Drainage Study, 2011

  • Evaluated the stormwater outfall pipe size for Chicago Avenue at Indiana Avenue. The service area extends south to Wilkinson and west to Riverside Boulevard.

6.   West Goshen Stormwater Study, 1981 & 2011

  • West Goshen has been plagued with flooding for years. Improvements have been made, but never to the level identified in the 1981 study. An updated study was completed in 2011, that staff is currently referencing as a guide for future drainage improvement projects.

7.   Former Western Rubber “Genesis” Drainage Study, 2014

  • The former Western Rubber facility located at Tenth Street and Plymouth Avenue, is being marketed as a redevelopment parcel. A study was performed by City of Goshen engineering staff to determine if there are offsite stormwater management options available that would allow full utilization of the property.