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Norfolk Southern will close the several railroad crossings in Goshen in the coming weeks to make repairs and repave.

The following crossings will be closed between Wednesday, June 16, and Friday, June 25, 2021:

• East Lincoln Avenue
• Cottage Avenue
• Main Street
• 1st Street

The following crossings will be closed between June 21 and July 2:

• Greene Road
• County Road 13

Lastly, the crossing at Sunnyside Avenue (outside of Goshen city limits) will be closed between June 28 and July 7, 2021.


Location: East Reynolds St., east of US 33 (Lincolnway East)

On Tuesday May 25, 2021, the water main was shut off to repair a main; a boil order was issued. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires the Water Utility to issue a boil water order for the affected area. Residents in the affected areas were notified.

A first sample was taken Wednesday May 26, 2021. Per IDEM water sample quality did not pass. A second water sample was taken on Thursday May 27, 2021. Once two (2) consecutive water samples have been taken 24 hours apart and analyzed for the presence of bacteria and are found to be absent of bacteria, the boil order will be lifted possibly Saturday May 29, 2021. Notice of the boil order cancellation will be distributed via a customer flier to the affected areas. For further information or to report specific service concerns, please call Andrew at City of Goshen Engineering Department at 574-533-8622.

City water within the affected area should not be consumed without first following prescribed boiling procedures. The water remains safe for bathing, laundry, and restroom facilities. Cleaning dishes with a dishwasher is acceptable if it has a sanitizing cycle. Hand washed dishes should be rinsed with boiled or bottled water.


The Goshen Engineering Department will be holding a public meeting to discuss the Lincoln Avenue Cycle Track project Thursday, June 3 at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Goshen City Annex Building, 204 E. Jefferson St.

The City of Goshen is working on the restriping of Lincoln Avenue to facilitate better pedestrian movement. This project will provide an important connection in the City’s bicycle network while providing a connection between the Indiana Multi-Use Path, Millrace Trail, Maple City Greenway, and the Pumpkinvine Natural Trail.

To read a traffic study of Lincoln Avenue and a previous presentation of the project, go to:


Greene Road, between Plymouth and Berkey avenues, will be closed Tuesday, June 1 to Friday, June 11, to allow for milling and paving improvements.

The contractor, Niblock, will maintain open access for the Intermediate School and residents on Greene Road.


The monthly brush pickup will begin on the week of May 31, 2021.
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

The next summer brush pick up weeks will begin on the following days:
• June 28, 2021
• July 26, 2021
• August 30, 2021
• September 27, 2021


The outdoor water system at Violett draws water from the river through an old pump house.

Though staff do consistent maintenance and repairs, a pump has gone out. The Cemeteries staff is working with City utilities, but the full repairs will not be completed by Memorial Day.

If you are visiting and need access to water, please use the hand pump west of the cemetery maintenance building anytime.

The outdoor spigots are on through a temporary connection 7a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays while the staff is on the grounds.


All City of Goshen offices will be closed Monday, May 31 due to the Memorial Day holiday.

Garbage pickup will be delayed by one day the week of May 31. Trash will be collected starting on Tuesday, June 1, with a delay by one day.

Due to the holiday, the Goshen Board of Works Meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 1 at 2 p.m.

Clerk Treasurer, Mayor invite public to bike ride

To kick off National Bike to Work Week (May 17–23), Clerk Treasurer Adam Scharf and Mayor Jeremy Stutsman are inviting the public to a bike ride Friday, May 14 at 4:30 p.m.

Join the Clerk Treasurer, Mayor and City staff on the parking lot east of City Hall, 202 S. Fifth St. Some bike safety information will be shared by Patrol Officer Tom Fuller. The group will be led down several blocks around downtown before returning back to City Hall. The ride is free, open to any interested riders, and no advanced registration is necessary.

To learn more about National Bike to Work Week, go to


A blossoming tree, shite dogwood.
White Dogwood

As a Goshen resident you are invited to call and reserve a free bare-root tree in honor of Arbor Day.

The Arbor Day celebration is one of many activities that the City of Goshen’s Tree Board plans each year. The resident-based Tree Board was established over 20 years ago to promote the value of trees and encourage tree planting and preservation. This year the Tree Board will give away 300 trees to be planted on Goshen properties as a part of Arbor Day celebrations. You can request an American Hazelnut, White Dogwood, American Persimmon, American Sycamore, or a Tuliptree.

Trees provide many benefits to humans and to wildlife. Trees can add curb appeal and increase a property’s livability by lowering the summertime temperatures of homes, patios, driveways, and sidewalks. A large mature tree can absorb significant amounts of stormwater to help reduce localized flooding. Trees also provide food and habitat for birds and small wildlife.

If you have any questions, please contact us at the Department of Environmental Resilience, 574-534-0076 or