Notice is given that Ordinance 5171, Amending Ordinance Violations Bureau, was passed by the Goshen Common Council on November 13, 2023, and approved and adopted by Mayor Leichty. Ordinance 5171 describes and continues the operation of previously established City of Goshen Ordinance Violations Bureau;... more
Notice is given that Ordinance 5170, Regulation of Open Burning in the City of Goshen and Providing Penalties for Violations of Such Regulations, was passed by the Goshen Common Council on November 13, 2023, and approved and adopted by Mayor Leichty. Ordinance 5170 prohibits open burning in the... more
The City of Goshen, Elkhart County Emergency Management, Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network, Faith Mission, and Goshen Public Library have teamed up to provide a place of warmth for our residents this Winter at the Goshen Public Library during normal business hours. Please check on your friends,... more
For more information on this project and other road construction projects visit the City’s interactive Road Closure Map:bit.ly/GoshenRoadClosureMap.
NIPSCO Gas informed the City of Goshen of upcoming road work to install a new gas line that will be taking place on Berkey Avenue and S. Indiana Avenue starting next week on September 5 and going until October 27 (weather dependent). There are three phases to NIPSCO’s work and they are as follows:
Phase 1 – Lane Restrictions (only during the day) with Flaggers from September 5 – September 22 on Berkey Avenue (from Wheatland Drive to S. Indiana Avenue) and S. Indiana Avenue.
Phase 2 – Lane Restrictions (only during the day) with Flaggers from September 22 – October 6 on S. Indiana Avenue north and south of the intersection with Berkey Avenue.
Phase 3 – Lane Shift with 2-Way Traffice from October 6 – October 27 on S. Indiana Avenue at the intersection with W. Plymouth Avenue to just north of the entrance to the parking lot of First Baptist Church.
In this month’s newsletter, there are three articles:
Updating SOPs – The City is required to update standard operating procedures (SOPs) to comply with the City’s MS4 General Permit and is working with Wessler Engineering to accomplish this.
Pollywogging is a method of searching for freshwater mussels and as another National Water Quality Month comes to a close the importance of freshwater mussels to water quality is highlighted.
Find out the origins of the word “Stream” in the next installment of “Why are there so many words for waterways?”.
If you have concerns about stormwater drainage or water quality issues or have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact the Goshen Stormwater Department at email@example.com or 574-534-2201.
Garbage and recycling collection will experience a one-day delay during the week of September 4th to September 8th, 2023, due to the observance of the Labor Day holiday. Please ensure to set out your bins a day later than your usual schedule. Waste management services for garbage and recycling will resume regular pickup schedules thereafter.
Thursday, August 31st, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, NIPSCO will be turning off the power at the intersection of Weymouth Boulevard and E. Kercher Road to connect power to the new Dollar General store. NIPSCO will be providing traffic control during the duration of their work.
Over the next two weeks, the City of Goshen and its contractors will need to close sections of roadways to complete projects. Additionally, NIPSCO Gas will need to close several sections of roadways to relocate existing utilities and install new utilities. These road closures are weather-dependent and may shift as needed. Updates will be posted to the City’s interactive Road Closure Map.
The City of Goshen projects are:
A one-day closure for College Avenue between Brinkley Way East and County Road 31 on Wednesday, August 30th.
A three-day closure for N. Indiana Avenue between Wilden Avenue and the railroad tracks beginning on Tuesday, September 5th to the 7th. For more information on this asphalt project visit https://goshenindiana.org/asphalt-replacement-.
The NIPSCO Gas projects are :
A one-day lane restriction next to the County Courthouse Project on Reliance Road on Monday, August 28th (the road will be open but with flaggers to direct traffic).
A three-day road closure for Peddlers Village Road from Elkhart Road (US 33) to Reliance Road from Wednesday, August 28th to Friday, September 1st.
An overnight road closure for Reliance Road from Peddlers Village Road to Elkhart Road (US 33) from Tuesday, September 5th to the 6th.
The monthly brush pickup for August has been DELAYED a week due to construction on N. Indiana Avenue and will instead begin the week of September 5, 2023, after the Labor Day Holiday.
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 7:00 a.m. in the morning on the first day. 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 monthly brush pickup will begin on the week of July 31, 2023.
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.
On the morning of Friday, July 21st, a water main valve was inadvertently shut off during construction work on W Wilden Avenue. The water was immediately turned back on but until all necessary testing is completed and the water is deemed safe to drink a boil water order is in effect for the area of the 100, 200, & 300 Block of W Wilden Avenue between N 1st Street and N Main Street.SR 15 (see the MAP for more details) until further notice.
City water within the affected area should not be consumed by humans or pets without first following these boiling procedures:
Bring the water (even if it is filtered) to a full boil for at least five (5) minutes.
Cool and aerate the boiled water by pouring it through the air from one clean container to another or mixing rapidly with a clean utensil.
Aeration helps to reduce the flat taste caused by boiling.
Store cooled boiled water in clean and airtight containers.
Please discard all ice from ice-making machines that use city water and turn them off until the boil water order is lifted.
The water remains safe for bathing, laundry, and restroom facilities. Cleaning dishes with a dishwasher is acceptable if it has a sanitizing cycle (180 degrees F minimum final rinse temperature). Hand-washed dishes should be rinsed with boiled or bottled water.
Be careful to not swallow any water during bathing or showering and use bottled or boiled water for brushing your teeth.
For further information or to report specific service concerns, please call Ana Rios at the Goshen Water Department at 574-534-5306. Si usted necesita esta informacio n en espan ol por favor, po ngase en contacto con la oficina de agua y alcantarilla 574-534-5306.
The following information is an important announcement regarding the City of Goshen’s Lead-Safe Program and an explanation of the City employees involved in door-to-door surveys. For more information on this program please visit https://leadsafe-goshenindiana.hub.arcgis.com/.