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FALL 2022 HYDRANT FLUSHING

Click here for an interactive map of showing the hydrant flushing schedule.

Goshen Utilities will start the fall hydrant flushing program beginning Monday October 11th, 2021, through Friday October 15th, weather permitting.

From Monday, October 10 through Friday October 14, the Goshen Water & Sewer Department will be flushing during daylight hours from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the upper pressure zone, which is everything northeast of U.S. 33 and the Norfolk Southern tracks.

Also on Monday, October 10, they will start their nighttime flushing from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. between North Greene Road heading west to the city limits and between the Norfolk Southern tracks to the city limits south.

On Tuesday, October 11, they will start flushing from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. between Cottage Avenue and 10th Street between the Norfolk Southern tracks south to the city limits, and between Lincolnway East and the Norfolk Southern tracks heading east to the city limits.

On Wednesday October the 12, the Water & Sewer Department will start flushing from 9 p.m.to 6 a.m. between Pike Street and the city limits south and between North Greene Road and Cottage Avenue.

On Thursday October 13, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. they will be flushing between Norfolk Southern and the city limits to the south, between North Greene Road to the city limits to the west.

The Water & Sewer Department asks that you avoid doing laundry on the day the flushing is close to your home, due to the rust that is being removed from the water mains. If you do have a problem with your laundry, please call the Water & Sewer Department and they will have some special soap for you.

If you have any questions or concerns contact their office at 574-534-5306.

CITY OF GOSHEN TO HOST INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY EVENT

Goshen and its surrounding region has rich history as land of the Potawatomi and Miami nations. To honor Indigenous Peoples Day, the City of Goshen Community Relations Commission will provide an opportunity for residents of all ages to learn this history. 

The CRC will host an Indigenous Peoples Day event at the Goshen Theater Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 6–8 p.m.

Doors at the Theater open at 6 p.m. with activity and information tables and an informative program starting in the theater auditorium at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the community.

In the lobby, tables for the Goshen Public Library and the Goshen Historical Society will have reading materials and resources to learn about our local history.

A table led by members of the Miami Tribal Historic Preservation Office will teach the art of ribbon work to people of all ages. Rooting through Corn, a local organization, will have a table with information about adapting corn to our region amid a changing climate.

In the auditorium, presenters and tribal historic preservation officers Matthew Bussler and Diane Hunter will share some history of the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi and the Miami tribe in Indiana respectively.

Luke Gascho, former executive director of Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center and author of the book “Tilling Soil on Stolen Land,” will present on indigenous land use.

Zuleyja Prieto, co-founder of Rooting through Corn, will speak on the connection to heritage and community formed by observing indigenous principles while gardening. Finally, local musician Nayo Ulloa will close the evening with live music, playing a sampling of native Andean music.

“The speakers and tables we are showcasing are inspiring,” AJ Delgadillo, Community Relations Director, said of the presenters. “Each comes from a broad range of backgrounds and in their own way they’ll offer us an opportunity to learn, be in awe, and get a better idea of where we fit into history, geography, and hopefully even where we fit into our Goshen community.”

CITY OF GOSHEN 2022 TRICK-OR-TREAT HOURS

The City of Goshen’s 2022 suggested trick-or-treat hours are Saturday, October 29, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Trick-or-treaters:

• Please be respectful of the set trick-or-treat hours.

• Stop only at homes where the porch lights are on, and never go into a stranger’s home.

Treat givers and adults:

• If you do not wish to participate in the event, please turn off your porch lights.

• Motorists should drive slowly and be alert for pedestrians.

• Keep your driveway and porch lit whenever possible and clear your walkways of any tripping hazards if handing out treats.

SEPTEMBER BRUSH PICKUP

The last monthly brush collection of the year begins the week of Sept. 26, 2022.

During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. 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.

The City brush trailer program now runs throughout the year with weather permitting. The Goshen Street Department will determine what weather conditions warrant not sending a trailer out.

The trailer can be reserved for the removal of large amounts of brush. If a homeowner is trimming his own bushes or trees, they can schedule a trailer to be dropped off to put their brush in. This program is for the homeowner only and not to be used by private landscaping or tree-trimming professionals. This program is free of charge as long as there is only brush placed in the trailer.

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

BRIDGE CLOSURE: INDIANA AVENUE

The Indiana Bridge over the Elkhart River will be closed Tuesday, September 20, 2022 to all the Elkhart County highway to inspect it.

The inspection will require a lift which will require closing the bridge and is expected to be completed in one day.

Traffic will be diverted at Chicago Avenue and River Avenue.

ROAD CLOSURES: JOHNSTON STREET

Johnston Street will be closed just west of Woodbridge Ct, from September 19 to September 23, to install a new sewer tap for the Green Oaks Assisted Living site development.

Wilden Avenue is expected to re-open to traffic west of Main Street before the Johnston Street closure. In the event that West Wilden Avenue remains closed past Monday, September 19, the contractor will delay their requested closure to Sept. 26–Sept. 30, 2022.

Traffic will be detoured via Main Street to CR 26 to CR 21.

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.