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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

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.