Category Archives: Meetings

CITY OF GOSHEN REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION AMENDED 2016 MEETING SCHEDULE

The 2016 regular meetings of the Goshen Redevelopment Commission will take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. through the month of May, 2016.

The 2016 regular meetings of the Goshen Redevelopment Commission will take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. from June, 2016 through December, 2016 as set forth below. The meetings will be held in the City Court Room/Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana.

January 12, 2016
February 9, 2016
March 8, 2016
April 12, 2016
May 10, 2016
June 14, 2016
July 12, 2016
August 9, 2016
September 13, 2016
October 11, 2016
November 8, 2016
December 13, 2016

All meetings of the Goshen Redevelopment Commission are open to the public with the exception of an executive session that may be held as authorized by Indiana Code §5-14-1.5-6.1.

Meetings in addition to those listed above may be scheduled as necessary, subject to public notice requirements.

UPDATING THE COUNTY-WIDE MULTI-HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN – PUBLIC MEETING MAY 12

Elkhart County, in cooperation with the towns of Bristol, Middlebury, Nappanee and Wakarusa, and the cities of Elkhart and Goshen, have prepared an update to the 2007 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan to address the risk and vulnerability of communities in the county which may be affected by known natural, technological and political hazards.

The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires communities to update their MHMP every five years in order to be eligible for any future mitigation funding through the State Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The intent of the MHMP is to plan for a disaster before it occurs in order to reduce the physical, social and economical impact of that disaster.

The draft Elkhart County MHMP Update will be presented at a public meeting Thursday May 12. It will be presented at 6:30 p.m. in the Correctional Facility Campus, Jail Training Room, 26861 CR 26, Elkhart. Topics covered during this public presentation will include: an overview of the planning requirements; a summary of the risk assessment and vulnerability analysis; and proposed mitigation projects for prevention, property protection, natural resource protection, emergency services, structural control projects and public information.

Following the public meeting, a hard copy document will be available at the Elkhart County EMA Office, 26861 CR 26, Elkhar and comments will be accepted through Friday, May 20. Submit comments to Jennifer Tobey at the Elkhart County Emergency Management Agency, (574) 891-2238 or jtobey@elkhartcounty.com

Everyone is encouraged to attend and participate in this informational session.

APRIL 26 PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING POSSIBLE CLOSURE OF THE JEFFERSON STREET RAILROAD CROSSING

Lincoln to Madison April 2016 Overall April 2016

As a part of the preparation for a Quiet Zone along the Norfolk Southern Railroad Marion Branch from CR 40 to Lincoln Avenue, each one of the railroad crossings require the installation of warning devices to improve the safety of the motorists at the crossing and/or closure of the crossing. Please join City officials to discuss the possible closure of Jefferson Street Railroad Crossing to vehicular traffic, and allowing a crossing to remain for bicyclists and pedestrians. The meeting will be held at the Jefferson Street Railroad Crossing on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30pm.

If you are unable to attend this meeting, please feel free to contact the Goshen Engineering Department at 534-2201 to request information and/or give us your concerns.

2016 City Council Retreat

The City Council Retreat for 2016 will be held Thursday, April 14, from 1pm – 5pm. The location for the retreat has been moved from Council Chambers to the Schrock Pavilion (411 W. Plymouth Avenue – Shanklin Park).

The retreat is an opportunity for the Council to be updated by city departments on projects and operations. There will be no public comment accepted but the community is invited to come hear about what’s happening and what is upcoming for 2016.