Category Archives: News & Events

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AMERICORPS POSITION WILL SERVE AT GOSHEN DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESILIENCE

Rieth Interpretive Center building

The City of Goshen’s Department of Environmental Resilience is recruiting individuals interested in serving in a new AmeriCorps program anticipated to launch in fall 2022.

The individual selected will work closely with the City to serve in the area of environmental sustainability. The AmeriCorps term runs from September 2022 to August 2023, but varying start times are available.

Member benefits include:

  • Living allowance of up to $22,000 for full-time members
  • Health insurance
  • Education Awards of up to $6,495

To read more about the program and to apply, go to https://www.cognitoforms.com/MACOG/AmeriCorpsAtMACOGFall2022InterestForm

CITY OF GOSHEN EXPANDS UTILITY BILL PAY OPTIONS

The City of Goshen is pleased to announce the launch of its new electronic billing and payment service through Invoice Cloud, offering customers greater flexibility to view and pay their utility bills.

The new service also enables customers to make a payment by phone 24/7 through an automated payment line or take advantage of the Pay by Text option to receive text message notifications and conveniently pay with a text message using their default payment method.

The easy-to-use payment portal provides customers with quick access to their account to view bills, check their balance and make payments with credit/debit card or electronic check.

Features include an “at a glance” dashboard, scheduling one-time or automatic payments, securely storing payment information, and receiving email and text (optional) reminders. Paperless billing will also be available. Creating an account is recommended to access all the features, however, it is not required to view and pay bills online.

Customers can make payments online or enroll in Pay by Text by going to the City of Goshen website, www.goshenindiana.org/utilitiesbilling. Customers also can make payments by calling 1-888-458-8868.

FINAL LISTENING SESSION FOR GOSHEN GROWTH PLAN IS AUGUST 23

The fourth and final listening session for collecting public input on the city’s growth strategy is this Tuesday, August 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Schrock Pavilion, Shanklin Park.

The City of Goshen is in the process of creating a growth strategy, and needs community input to determine general attitudes and perceptions about growth.

The purpose of a growth plan is to provide officials, residents and developers with a tool to drive development in an orderly manner that is consistent with community goals and values. The City is working with Abonmarche Consultants and the Indiana Communities Institute at Ball State University to create the growth strategy.

Residents may also provide input by taking a survey.

To take the survey, go to https://bit.ly/GoshenGrowthStrategy

Tome la encuesta en español: https://bit.ly/EstrategiadecrecimientodeGoshen

GOSHEN COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION POSITION OPEN

The City of Goshen appoints boards, commissions and committees, comprised of residents and City staff, to help advise on various policy issues. Some of the boards are designated by Indiana statute, while others are created in the interest of bettering our community.

Members of these boards and commissions are appointed by the mayor and City Council.

There is a position open for the following board or commission:

  • Community Relations Commission: 1 position

To read about the CRC, go to https://goshenindiana.org/crc

To apply for any one of these boards and commissions, go to https://goshenindiana.org/boardapplication and fill out the application.

NOTE: The City Council will make the appointment at their September 19 meeting.

CITY SEEKS COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN GROWTH PLAN

How do you see Goshen growing and developing in 10 or more years?

The City of Goshen is in the process of creating a growth strategy, and needs community input to determine general attitudes and perceptions about growth.

The purpose of a growth plan is to provide officials, residents and developers with a tool to drive development in an orderly manner that is consistent with community goals and values. The City is working with Abonmarche Consultants and the Indiana Communities Institute at Ball State University to create the growth strategy.

To take the survey, go to https://bit.ly/GoshenGrowthStrategy

Tome la encuesta en español: https://bit.ly/EstrategiadecrecimientodeGoshen

Listening sessions will be held the following dates:

• August 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave.

• August 17 at 8 a.m. in Schrock Pavilion at Shanklin Park, 411 W. Plymouth Ave.

• August 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the St. John Church gym, 109 W. Monroe St.

• August 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Schrock Pavilion at Shanklin Park, 411 W. Plymouth Ave.

ROAD CLOSURE: COLLEGE AVENUE

College Avenue is closed between 15th Street west to the railroad tracks to allow City contractor Niblock to mill and repave the road.

The closure will go through Aug. 12 and lane restrictions will continue through Aug. 23.

RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE

The railroad crossings at College Avenue (CR 36), east of Century Drive, and CR 31, south of College Avenue, are closed to allow Norfolk Southern to work on the tracks beginning Monday, Aug. 8. The closure will last for 1 to 3 days, according to Norfolk Southern.

LANE RESTRICTIONS

Go to https://bit.ly/3zK2qtk for an interactive map showing the affected roads. Road milling begins Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022 on the following roads:

• Berkey Avenue between S Greene Road and Dewey Avenue

Carter Road

• Fescue Court

• Logan Street between Lincoln Avenue and the tracks

• Sedgefield Way and Clover Trails Boulevard

• Westwood Road between Gra Roy Drive and Main Street

Travel will be restricted to 1 lane on the roads while work is being completed. Please avoid parking on these roads, so that work is not delayed. Notice will be given when repaving begins.