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ROAD CLOSURE: WILDEN AVENUE

Wilden Avenue will be closed between Main Street (SR 15) to and including the intersection with 5th Street from Wednesday, Sept. 14, through November 11, to allow for work associated with the Wilden Avenue Reconstruction Project.

The detour route is Main Street to Oakridge Avenue to 6th Street.

ROAD CLOSURE: COLLEGE AVENUE

College Avenue will be closed east of Century Drive from Wednesday, September 14 through December 30 to allow for work associated with the site development and infrastructure improvements along east College Avenue.

The detour route is Lincolnway East (US 33), to Kercher Road (CR 38), to CR 33.

GOSHEN ENGINEERING TO HOST OPEN HOUSE FOR LINCOLN AVENUE CYCLE TRACK

The Goshen Engineering Department is hosting an open house to further collect feedback on the temporary cycle track along Lincoln Avenue.

The open house, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Goshen Public Library, will be a chance for residents to ask questions and give feedback based on their experience using the track or driving alongside it.

The City installed a demonstration Cycle Track lane along the south side of Lincoln Avenue between 5th and 8th streets in early May. The mentioned portion of Lincoln Avenue was reconfigured to include a two-way cycle track, two driving lanes, and two parking lanes on both sides of the road and a center turn lane.

In addition to the open house, the City created a survey to collect community input about the cycle track. Residents can take still take the survey by going to https://bit.ly/cycletracksurvey. Para tomar la encuesta en español, vaya a https://bit.ly/ciclovialincoln.

More information, including updates, diagrams and illustrations of the project can be found at goshenindiana.org/cycletrack. For any questions, residents can contact the Engineering Department at 574-534-2201 or via email at engineering@goshencity.com.

REMINDER: GOSHEN COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION POSITION OPEN

The City of Goshen appoints boards, commissions and committees, comprised of residents and City staff, to help advise on various policy issues. Some of the boards are designated by Indiana statute, while others are created in the interest of bettering our community.

Members of these boards and commissions are appointed by the mayor and City Council.

There is a position open for the following board or commission:

• Community Relations Commission: 1 position

To read about the CRC, go to https://goshenindiana.org/crc

To apply for any one of these boards and commissions, go to https://goshenindiana.org/boardapplication and fill out the application.

NOTE: The City Council will make the appointment at their September 19 meeting.

LABOR DAY

All City of Goshen offices will be closed Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day.

Borden Waste Away will not collect trash on Monday. Trash collection services will be delayed by one day after the holiday.

There is no Board of Works meeting scheduled for the week of September 5, due to the holiday.

GOSHEN TOUCH-A-TRUCK EVENT RETURNS TO SHANKLIN PARK

Touch-a-Truck returns to Shanklin Park this year on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The City of Goshen’s Touch-a-Truck event offers children the opportunity to touch, climb and explore the City’s equipment, trucks and other vehicles.

Some of the vehicles showcased will include an ambulance, police car, fire truck, snowplow, street sweeper, and Vactor truck, among others. Kids will have a chance to climb behind the wheel and perhaps even honk a horn or flip the lights.

A sensory-free time has been slotted for 9-10 a.m. for individuals with sensory impairments.

The event also will have staff representing most of the various City departments, to give a chance for the community meet and talk with them. Refreshments will be available while supplies last.

AUGUST BRUSH PICKUP

Brush pickup for the month of August begins Aug. 29, 2022.

During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. Please have your brush by the front curb, but not in the street, by that first day in the morning at 7 a.m. Brush will not be picked up in alleys. The piles of brush should be trash-free. Crews cannot access the piles if blocked by vehicles.

For information regarding Dial-A-Trailer and the Brush Trailer, go to goshenindiana.org/street-department.

The next and final summer brush pick up week will begin on September 26, 2022.

AMERICORPS POSITION WILL SERVE AT GOSHEN DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESILIENCE

Rieth Interpretive Center building

The City of Goshen’s Department of Environmental Resilience is recruiting individuals interested in serving in a new AmeriCorps program anticipated to launch in fall 2022.

The individual selected will work closely with the City to serve in the area of environmental sustainability. The AmeriCorps term runs from September 2022 to August 2023, but varying start times are available.

Member benefits include:

  • Living allowance of up to $22,000 for full-time members
  • Health insurance
  • Education Awards of up to $6,495

To read more about the program and to apply, go to https://www.cognitoforms.com/MACOG/AmeriCorpsAtMACOGFall2022InterestForm

CITY OF GOSHEN EXPANDS UTILITY BILL PAY OPTIONS

The City of Goshen is pleased to announce the launch of its new electronic billing and payment service through Invoice Cloud, offering customers greater flexibility to view and pay their utility bills.

The new service also enables customers to make a payment by phone 24/7 through an automated payment line or take advantage of the Pay by Text option to receive text message notifications and conveniently pay with a text message using their default payment method.

The easy-to-use payment portal provides customers with quick access to their account to view bills, check their balance and make payments with credit/debit card or electronic check.

Features include an “at a glance” dashboard, scheduling one-time or automatic payments, securely storing payment information, and receiving email and text (optional) reminders. Paperless billing will also be available. Creating an account is recommended to access all the features, however, it is not required to view and pay bills online.

Customers can make payments online or enroll in Pay by Text by going to the City of Goshen website, www.goshenindiana.org/utilitiesbilling. Customers also can make payments by calling 1-888-458-8868.

FINAL LISTENING SESSION FOR GOSHEN GROWTH PLAN IS AUGUST 23

The fourth and final listening session for collecting public input on the city’s growth strategy is this Tuesday, August 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Schrock Pavilion, Shanklin Park.

The City of Goshen is in the process of creating a growth strategy, and needs community input to determine general attitudes and perceptions about growth.

The purpose of a growth plan is to provide officials, residents and developers with a tool to drive development in an orderly manner that is consistent with community goals and values. The City is working with Abonmarche Consultants and the Indiana Communities Institute at Ball State University to create the growth strategy.

Residents may also provide input by taking a survey.

To take the survey, go to https://bit.ly/GoshenGrowthStrategy

Tome la encuesta en español: https://bit.ly/EstrategiadecrecimientodeGoshen