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NEW PARKS & RECREATION OFFICE TO OPEN MONDAY

The new office will be located at 524 E. Jackson St. across from the Water Tower Park along S. Ninth Street.

The Goshen Parks & Recreation Department offices will now be located at 524 E. Jackson St., across from the Water Tower Park as of Monday, February 25.

Parking is available across the street on the corner of Jackson and Ninth streets.

Department staff have been operating out of Rieth Interpretive Center and Schrock Pavilion after the February flood in 2018 affected the former main offices at 607 W. Plymouth Ave.

The last day they will be at Rieth Interpretive Center will be Friday, February 22. For any further inquiries, please contact the Parks & Recreation staff at 534.2901 or goshenparks@goshencity.com. Check out their Facebook page, facebook.com/GoshenParksRecreation for further updates.

GOSHEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Goshen Economic Development Commission (“Commission”) will hold a public hearing at 2:30 p.m. on March 12, 2019, in the City Court Room/ Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana, regarding the issuance and funding of its Taxable Economic Development Revenue Note, Series 2019 (“Series 2019 Note”) in an amount not to exceed Eight Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($850,000), to Goshen Theater, Inc. (“Borrower”). The proceeds of the Series 2019 Note will be loaned to the Borrower to finance a portion of certain proposed economic development facilities consisting of the renovation of the Goshen Theater, together with all necessary appurtenances, related improvements and equipment (“Project”), in or physically connected to the Consolidated River Race / US 33 Economic Development Area and to consider whether the issuance of the Series 2019 Note will have an adverse competitive effect on any similar facilities already constructed or operating in the City.

The Series 2019 Note will be issued by the City pursuant to IC 36-7-11. 9 and 36-7-12, and an ordinance adopted by the Common Council (“Ordinance”). The loan will be evidenced by the Series 2019 Note executed by the Borrower and as otherwise provided in the Loan Agreement, dated March 1, 2019 (“Loan Agreement”), between the City and the Borrower, the Trust Agreement, dated as of March 1, 2019 and the Ordinance.

Proceeds of the Series 2019 Note will be used to for the construction of a portion of the Project to be located generally at 216 South Main Street, Goshen, Indiana.

The public hearing is being held pursuant to IC 36-7-12-24. The public is invited to attend and comment on any of the matters herein noted. Written comments may also be submitted to the Secretary of the Commission until 5:00 p.m. on March 11 , 2019, by delivering such comments to the office of the Department of Redevelopment, 202 South 5th Street, Goshen, Indiana.

If the Commission shall find for itself and on behalf of the City, that the proposed financing will be of benefit to the health and welfare of the City and complies with the purposes and provisions of the Act, the Commission will adopt a resolution approving the proposed financing and the form of financing documents, including the Series 2019 Note in an amount not to exceed Eight Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($850,000) and shall transmit the resolution to the Council for consideration together with the form of the proposed ordinance to be recommended to the Council.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5, the Goshen Redevelopment commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the City Courtroom/Council Chambers, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana.

PUBLIC MEETING FOR 5-YEAR MASTER PLAN

The Goshen Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a public meeting Monday, February 18, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. to gather feedback from residents on the draft version of the 2019 – 2023 Parks Master Plan. This plan will serve to guide future park and recreation improvements and operations. The meeting will be held at the Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave.

Community members are invited to review the draft plan and provide feedback or comments at the public meeting. The draft Parks Master Plan is available for community members to view online at goshenindiana.org/parksmasterplan.

Printed copies are also available at the Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 West Plymouth Avenue.

NO WATER? CHECK YOUR PIPES

The Goshen Water & Sewer Department has been monitoring the frost depth continuously to determine whether to issue a freeze warning. Their most recent reading did not indicate a risk of the frost penetrating deep enough to affect the City’s water lines.

However, frozen water pipes are still a risk for many. Homeowners are encouraged to take further precautions by insuring that any exposed pipes are insulated, and by eliminating sources of cold air near water lines. Areas most vulnerable to freezing are basements, crawl spaces, unheated rooms and water lines located in outside walls.

If you do not have water in your home try the following:

  1. Locate the main line that supplies water to the house. This may be located in the basement or crawlspace.
  2. Determine whether the line runs along an exterior wall. Its exposure to cold may be the cause for the lack of water — the pipe may be frozen.
  3. Leave a faucet open in the kitchen or bathroom.
  4. Use a blow dryer on the “hot air” setting to blow hot air directly onto the pipe. It may take a minute or so for the ice to thaw. Check the faucet that was left open to see if there is water running. Do not use an open flame, as it could damage the pipe, pipe joints and could result in a fire.
  5. If the pipe thaws, leave water running in a small stream the size of a pencil lead, at a single cold-water faucet—running water is less likely to freeze.
  6. If, after several minutes, you still have no water, call the Water Department at 534.5306. Check the City of Goshen online and on its Facebook page for updates on freeze warnings.

NO TRASH COLLECTION WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY

Borden Waste-Away, Goshen’s contracted trash removal company, will not run on Wednesday or Thursday, Jan. 30 and 31.

Borden will resume their regular schedule with Friday’s pickups, and will collect trash for the missed days on Friday and Saturday. 

Residents whose pickup routes are Wednesday and Thursday are asked to place their trash cans out on Friday for collection. Keep in mind it may take until Saturday for Borden to get to everyone. 

On Monday, Borden will be back on track with regular scheduled pickups. 

For more information, please call Borden at 293.5001.

BOIL ORDER: LINCOLN AVENUE

A screenshot from Google Maps showing Lincoln Avenue. A red circle delineates the areas affected by the boil order.

A Boil Order has been issued for Lincoln Avenue, between Olive Street and Steury Avenue.

It is recommended that all cooking and drinking water be brought to a complete boil for five minutes before using. Please continue to boil all cooking and drinking water until we notify that is it no longer necessary.

Until the Water Department resolves the problem, they ask that you conserve water and only use what is necessary for household and personal needs.

If you have any questions concerning the issue, please contact the Water Department at 534-5306.

ROAD CLOSURE: LINCOLN AVENUE

Lincoln Avenue  is closed between Olive Street and Steury Avenue due to a water main break in the area. The road will be closed until further notice. Please use a detour to avoid the area.