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TRICK OR TREAT

Trick or treat hours for the City of Goshen will be Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Trick or treat Main Street, an event organized by the Chamber of Commerce, will be Thursday, Oct. 31, from noon to 5 p.m., in downtown Goshen.

RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE: KERCHER ROAD

Norfolk Southern Railroad will close the Railroad crossing on Kercher Road between CR 31 & CR 33, due to a broken rail. They will close it around 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 and expect it to be reopened later that evening, unless delayed by the weather.

OCTOBER COMMUNITY CONVERSATION FOCUSES ON LEADERSHIP

The second community conversation hosted by the Community Relations Commission and Goshen Community Schools will take place Thursday, October 24 at Schrock Pavilion in Shanklin Park, 411 W. Plymouth Ave.

The conversation is titled How Goshen Grows: Balancing Power and Raising up Leaders.

This conversation will address leadership and power in the Goshen community. Participants will have the opportunity to speak into successful balances of power and how that is created, as well as look at challenges to equalized power. How does one access power and how does the community grow capacity and leadership to provide opportunities for shared power?

To RSVP for this event, click here or go to bit.ly/GrowGoshen

NO KAYAKING: ELKHART RIVER

Stormwater management staff reported a sanitary sewer overflow the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 10. The overflow made its way to a storm sewer connecting to a ditch, which in turn connects with the Elkhart River.

The City asks residents to not kayak or perform other water activities on the Elkhart River from the Goshen Dam north beginning Thursday evening, Oct. 10, until Monday, Oct. 14. Please do not use the canoe launch at Rogers Park in this period of time. Water activities are safe to be performed on the Millrace Canal.

NOTICE FOR REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS

TO PURCHASE 401, 405, 409, and 411 SOUTH THIRD STREET and 204 WEST MADISON, REAL ESTATE

The Goshen Redevelopment Commission is soliciting proposals to purchase 401, 405, 409, and 411 South Third Street and 204 West Madison Street, Goshen, Indiana.  Informational packages describing the requirements for the proposals may be obtained from Mark Brinson, Community Development Director, 204 E. Jefferson St., Ste 6, Goshen, IN 46528 (574-537-3824).

Written proposals must be submitted to Mark Brinson, Community Development Director, 204 E. Jefferson St., Ste. 6, Goshen, IN 46528 on or before 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.  The proposals will be opened at the Redevelopment Commission meeting at 3:00 Tuesday, September 10, 2019.  The meeting will be held at the Goshen Police & Court Building in the City Court Room/Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., Goshen. 

All proposals shall meet the requirements set forth in the solicitation.  A proposal submitted by a trust (as defined by IC 30-4-1-1(a)) must identify the beneficiary of the trust and settlor empowered to revoke or modify the trust.  The City reserves the right to waive (but is not required to waive) any inconsistency between any proposal submitted and the requirements contained in the solicitation.

ROAD CLOSURE: GREENE ROAD

Greene Road will be closed the week of October 14 to allow contractor C&E Excavating to work on utility taps for the new intermediate school.

The road will be reopened Friday, October 18. Traffic will be detoured to Plymouth to Indiana to Berkey.

ROAD CLOSURE: LOMBARDY DRIVE

Lombardy Drive will be closed to traffic between Caragana Drive and Kercher Road, from Friday, October 11, until the end of the day Tuesday, October 15.

The area will be graded and the subgrade treatment completed as part of the Kercher Road project. An asphalt layer base will be installed during the closure.

ROAD CLOSURE: CARTER ROAD

The 200 block of Carter Road will be closed from October 9 to October 31st to allow for drainage improvements.

Goshen’s stormwater management office is working with Kibby Excavating to improve the drainage swale on the 200 block of Carter Road. The contractor is planning to begin work on Wednesday, closing down the road to ensure the safety of the workers and residents.

Residents living along Carter Road will be able to come and go as there are two exits to S. Main Street (SR 15).