The City of Elkhart, the City of Goshen, and the Michiana Area Council of Governments have received a grant from the Indiana State Department of Health to prepare a bicycle and pedestrian master plan. This initiative will help to coordinate planning activities for both cities to improve walking and bicycling in the region.
The public is encouraged to share their thoughts in person and online during this project which will run through June 30, 2017. All interested parties are encouraged to participate in informal public meetings which will be setting up at two locations on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Join us at the Goshen Farmer’s Market (212 W Washington St #1, Goshen, IN) on Saturday, April29 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and the Elkhart Environmental Center (1717 E. Lusher Ave., Elkhart, IN) on Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. You are invited share your initial thoughts and review research that has been conducted to date.
This year Goshen’s Town Meeting will be held the last week of January. Residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Mayor Jeremy Stutsman says, “I invite and encourage residents to attend the annual Town Meeting. I am looking forward to speaking with residents and listening to their concerns, as well as sharing pertinent information with them. Residents’ input is vital if we’re to move forward in ways that are positive and that enhance community values.”
The meeting will begin with a short presentation, recapping the first year of Mayor Stutsman’s first term in office. A time for questions and answers will be included. The two presentations will be similar, but presented on different days to allow opportunity for the most number of residents to attend. Meeting details are:
Monday, January 23 at 10 a.m.
Greencroft Community Center, Jennings Auditorium
1820 Greencroft Blvd.
Tuesday, January 24 at 6 p.m.
Goshen Public Library, Auditorium
601 S. Fifth St.
If you have any questions contact City Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 533.8621.
The Goshen Dam Dredging Advisory Board will have a meeting open to the public on Friday, December 9th at 11 a.m.
The meeting will be held in the Goshen Municipal Annex Building Conference Room, 204 E. Jefferson St, Goshen, IN 46528.
The November Community Relations Commission meeting has been rescheduled from it’s regular meeting time of Tuesday, Nov. 8, to Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in City Hall.
The CRC regularly meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
A public meeting has been scheduled to discuss the Keystone expansion and proposed utility improvements along County Road 40 and U.S. 33.
Representatives from the City of Goshen, Keystone RV and JPR Engineering & Surveying will be hosting the meeting.
You can also find a project corridor map on the Goshen City website at www.goshenindiana.org under News & Updates.
Where: Prairie View Elementary School – Large Instruction Room, 1730 Regent Street, Goshen
When: Thursday, November 3, at 6 p.m.
Please feel free to contact the Goshen Engineering Department at 534-2201 with any questions or concerns.
Governing Body: Goshen Redevelopment Commission
Date and Time of Meeting: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Place of Meeting: Annex Conference Room, City of Goshen Annex Building, 204 E. Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana 46528
Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5 14 1.5 5, the Goshen Redevelopment Commission will be holding a public meeting on September 27, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Annex Conference Room at the City of Goshen Annex Building, 204 E. Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana.
Due to the lack of a quorum, the Board of Public Works & Safety has been rescheduled to Tuesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers, 111 East Jefferson Street from Friday, September 2 at 11 a.m.
The regular meeting schedule will resume on Monday, September 12.
Mayor Jeremy Stutsman announced that US. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials will be returning to Goshen to meet with residents about the removal of asbestos at the former Johnson Controls site, 1302 E. Monroe St.
“The EPA has been extremely proactive in dealing with the contamination found at this site” said Mayor Stutsman. “We have asked them to keep the community informed about the clean-up process and they have agreed to hold an open house to answer questions. The goal for the open house is to be completely transparent so the public is fully informed about clean-up activities.
EPA Open House
Date: Wednesday, August 17
Time: 3–7 p.m.
Where: Schrock Pavilion, Shanklin Park (411 W. Plymouth Ave.)
Mayor Stutsman contacted the EPA in February of this year, as soon he became aware of environmental tests indicating the presence of asbestos. “I asked the EPA to take immediate steps to secure the site and protect our residents from asbestos exposure. We are very appreciative of the work the EPA is doing to keep our community safe”, commented Mayor Stutsman.
The property is owned by TOCON Holdings, LLC. The company purchased the former Johnson Controls manufacturing facility and demolished a number of manufacturing buildings. Environmental concerns surfaced when an independent environmental report revealed the presence of asbestos contamination in the demolition debris left on the site by a contractor hired by TOCON Holdings. Subsequent testing from the EPA confirmed the contamination, leading to emergency measures by the EPA to secure the site and prevent asbestos exposure.
The next step in the process will be to remove the contaminated debris from the site and safely dispose of the materials. EPA contractors are expected to be on-site beginning August 25 and will complete the work in approximately twelve weeks.
The City Council meeting scheduled for July 5, 2016 has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. The next Council meeting is scheduled for July 19, 2016.
Due to a scheduling glitch with Vibrant Communities: Summit on the Future, the June 7, 2016, Common Council meeting will begin at 8:00 p.m. instead of 7:00 p.m. at 111 W. Jefferson Street, City Court/Common Council Room.
The June 21 Common Council meeting will start at the regular time of 7:00 p.m.