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TRASH PICKUP UPDATE

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Borden Waste-Away did not work on their Wednesday route because of the weather and the City's state of emergency. They will adhere to the state of emergency Thursday, Feb. 22 as well and will be waiting on an update from the City at noon on whether the state of emergency will be lifted. As soon as... more

FOR GOSHEN CITY EMPLOYEES

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The State of Emergency Declaration (only essential travel allowed on city streets) will be at least through noon tomorrow, Thursday, February 22. A decision about ending it then, or carrying it longer, will be made by 9:30 a.m. Thursday—and an update email will also be sent by then. Please handle offices tomorrow... more

MESSAGE FROM MAYOR ON STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARATION

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Dear Residents, The last 36 hours has been different from what Goshen has ever experienced. In March of 1982 the Elkhart River hit its highest point at 11.89 feet. As of now the Elkhart River is at 12.4 feet in Goshen with a projection of 13.2 feet before this is over. The City of Goshen has closed... 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

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.