Category Archives: Public Notice and meeting announcements

Under this category, public notices for various boards and committees are published.

PURCHASE OF SINGLE AXLE DUMP TRUCK INVITATION

To read the full packet with instructions for bidding, click here.

The City of Goshen is soliciting sealed proposals for the purchase of Single Axle Dump Truck.

Specification Documents may be obtained from the Goshen Clerk-Treasurer’s Office at 202 South Fifth Street, Goshen, Indiana 46528 or the Goshen Legal Department at 204 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana 46528 (574-537-3816).

The City shall not be responsible for documents obtained from any other source.

A proposal must be submitted in accordance with the Instructions and all contractual terms and conditions that are included in the Specification Documents.

No bid security is required to be submitted for this solicitation.

Sealed proposals must be received by the Goshen Clerk-Treasurer’s Office at 202 South Fifth Street, Goshen, Indiana 46528 by 1:45 p.m. (local time) on April 5, 2021. All proposals received will be taken to the April 5, 2021 Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety meeting at 2:00 p.m. to be publicly opened and read aloud. The Board meeting will be held in the City Court Room/Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana.

In addition to cost, proposals will be evaluated based on whether the bidder is responsible, and if the bidder’s proposal is responsive.

NOTICE FOR REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS FOR CLEANING OF WELL #14 SCREEN, GRAVEL PACK, SURROUNDING FORMATION

The City of Goshen is soliciting sealed proposals for the Cleaning of Well #14 Screen, Gravel Pack, Surrounding Formation.

Specification Documents may be obtained from the Goshen Legal Department at 204 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana 46528 (574-537-3820). The City shall not be responsible for documents obtained from any other source.

A proposal must be submitted in accordance with the Instructions and all contractual terms and conditions that are included in the Specification Documents.

Sealed proposals must be received by the Goshen Legal Department, 204 East Jefferson Street, Suite 2, Goshen, Indiana 46528, no later than Friday, February 26, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. local Goshen time.

In addition to cost, proposals will be evaluated based on whether the proposed offeror is responsible, and if the offeror’s proposal is responsive.

Notice of Adoption

To the taxpayers of the City of Goshen, Indiana:  You are hereby notified that on January 19, 2021, the City of Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, pursuant to notice heretofore given, and under and by virtue of IC 6-1.1-41-1 et seq. and IC 36-9-15.5-1 et seq., duly adopted a plan whereby a Cumulative Capital Development Fund was established to provide for all uses as set out in IC 36-9-15.5-2.  The fund will be provided for by a property tax rate of Five Cents ($0.05) on each One Hundred Dollars ($100) of taxable real and personal property within the City of Goshen beginning in 2021 payable in 2022 and thereafter, continuing until reduced or rescinded.

Fifty (50) or more taxpayers in the City of Goshen who will be affected by the tax rate and corresponding levy may file a petition with the Elkhart County Auditor not later than noon thirty (30) days after the publication of this notice setting forth their objections to the proposed cumulative fund.  Upon the filing of the petition, the County Auditor shall immediately certify the same to the Department of Local Government Finance, at which point the Department of Local Government Finance will fix a date for and conduct a public hearing on the proposed cumulative fund before issuing its approval, disapproval, or modification thereof.

Dated this 20th day of January, 2021, Goshen Common Council.

NOTICE FOR REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS

TO PURCHASE REAL ESTATE LOCATED AT 2601 WOODLAND DRIVE

The Goshen Redevelopment Commission is soliciting proposals to purchase real estate located at 2601 Woodland Drive, Goshen, Indiana. Informational packages describing the requirements for the proposals may be obtained from Mark Brinson, Community Development Director, 204 E. Jefferson St., Ste 6, Goshen, IN 46528 (574-537-3824).

Written proposals must be submitted to Mark Brinson, Community Development Director, 204 E. Jefferson St., Ste. 6, Goshen, IN 46528 on or before 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. The proposals will be opened at the Redevelopment Commission meeting at 3:00 Tuesday, February 9, 2021. The meeting will be held at the Goshen Police & Court Building in the City Court Room/Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., Goshen.

All proposals shall meet the requirements set forth in the solicitation. A proposal submitted by a trust (as defined by IC 30-4-1-1(a)) must identify the beneficiary of the trust and settlor empowered to revoke or modify the trust. The City reserves the right to waive (but is not required to waive) any inconsistency between any proposal submitted and the requirements contained in the solicitation.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING


Governing Body: Goshen Economic Development Commission
Date and Time of Meeting: January 19, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. (or at the end of the Board of Public Works Meeting, whichever comes later)
Place of Meeting: City Court Room/Council Chambers, Goshen Police & Court Building,
111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana

Pursuant to the provisions of the Open-Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5, the Goshen Economic Development Commission will hold a public meeting on January 19, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. (or at the end of the Board of Public Works Meeting, whichever comes later) in the City Court Room/Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana.

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NOTICE OF MEETING

Governing Body: Goshen Community Relations Commission
Date of Meeting: January 11, 2021
Time of Meeting: 7 p.m. EDT
Place of Meeting: Online only—via Zoom

Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code § 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(2)(D), the Goshen Community Relations Commission will hold a public meeting on Monday, January 11 at 7 p.m. This public meeting will be physically closed, but open to the public through Zoom, which allows for public participation in the meeting through electronic means. In accordance with the City of Goshen Rules for Virtual Public Meetings, which may be viewed on the City’s web site at goshenindiana.org/city-council, the public may access this meeting online at us02web.zoom.us/j/87204396911 or by calling (312) 626-6799 or (929) 205-6099 and dialing the meeting/webinar ID: 872 0439 6911. To speak during the public meeting, the public should use the “raise hand” feature on meeting or dial *9 if calling on the telephone.

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposal to Establish the Annual Tax Rate for the City of Goshen Cumulative Capital Development Fund

The Goshen Common Council will hold a public hearing at its meeting on January 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at which City of Goshen taxpayers may be heard concerning a proposal to establish the annual tax rate for the Cumulative Capital Development Fund.  The hearing will be held in the City Court Room/Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen.

This public meeting will be physically closed, but open to the public through Zoom which allows for public participation in the meeting through electronic means.  In accordance with the City of Goshen Rules for Virtual Public Meetings which may be viewed on the City’s web site at goshenindiana.org/city-council, the public may access this meeting online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84124709579 or by calling +1 312 626 6799 (Chicago), +1 929 205 6099 (New York), or +1 301 715 8592 (Washington, DC).  The meeting/webinar ID is: 841 2470 9579.  To speak during the public hearing, the public should “Raise Hand” if accessing online or dial *9 if calling on the telephone.

The Cumulative Capital Development Fund as authorized under the provisions of Indiana Code §§ 6-1.1-41-1 et seq., Indiana Code §§ 36-9-15.5-1 et seq., and city ordinance, may be used for any or all the purposes specified by Indiana Code § 36-9-15.5-2.  The proposed tax will be levied on all taxable property within the City of Goshen and will not exceed Five Cents ($0.05) on each One Hundred Dollars ($100) of assessed valuation.  The proposed tax will be levied beginning with 2021 taxes payable in 2022.

Following the public hearing, the Common Council will consider a proposed ordinance to establish the annual tax rate for the Cumulative Capital Development Fund.  If the Common Council passes and adopts the proposed ordinance, the City of Goshen will publish a notice of adoption. 

At least fifty (50) City of Goshen taxpayers may file a petition with the Elkhart County Auditor not later than noon thirty (30) days after the publication of the notice of adoption stating their objections to the establishment of the annual tax rate for the Cumulative Capital Development Fund.  If a valid petition is filed, the Auditor shall immediately certify the petition to the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF), and the DLGF shall schedule a hearing on the petition.

The proposal to establish the annual tax rate for the Cumulative Capital Development Fund is subject to approval by the DLGF.

PUBLIC NOTICE: GOSHEN SENSORY TRAIL

The City of Goshen is partnering with ADEC, Inc. to propose the Goshen Sensory Trail Project to help connect individuals with disabilities to the health benefits and wonder of nature.

The Community Connections for People with Disabilities (CCPWD) grant is offered through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), in partnership with the Indiana Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS). The CCPWD grant opportunity is a Community Development Block Grant made available due to supplemental CDBG Coronavirus funds authorized under the CARES Act. OCRA has made $4.9 million in CDBG-CV funds available.

$200,000 is being requested. 100% of the funding for this project goes to serve adult persons with disabilities. The City and ADEC Inc. propose developing a GPS-enabled app accessed by a phone or tablet to connect users to nature in a fully immersible sensory trail experience. The app will locate and identify unique natural features, pinpoint interactive spaces where individuals can participate in the sensory experience, and provide opportunities where users can select to listen to music, poetry, or historical information.

The project also proposes to add online experiences including stationary live nature cameras to provide individuals who cannot participate on the trail with accessibility to the same mental health benefits of the sights and sounds of nature from their home.

The project is designed to benefit adult individuals with disabilities. No Displacement. The funding will be matched by approximately $10,000 in local in-kind support. ADEC, Inc. will provide local technical support for the project.

A virtual public meeting will be held on January 4, 10:00 am utilizing Zoom. Link to the meeting can be found on the City of Goshen calendar at https://goshenindiana.org/calendar. You can request special accommodations by calling 574-599-8621. Contact TheresaSailor@goshencity.com for more information.

NOTICE FOR REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALSNOTICE FOR REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS

The Goshen Redevelopment Commission is soliciting proposals to purchase real estate at the corner of Monroe Street and River Race Drive, Goshen, Indiana. Informational packages describing the requirements for the proposals may be obtained from Mark Brinson, Community Development Director, 204 E. Jefferson St., Ste 6, Goshen, IN 46528 (574-537-3824).

Written proposals must be submitted to Mark Brinson, Community Development Director, 204 E. Jefferson St., Ste. 6, Goshen, IN 46528 on or before 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. The proposals will be opened at the Redevelopment Commission meeting at 3:00 Tuesday, January 12, 2021. The meeting will be held at the Goshen Police & Court Building in the City Court Room/Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St., Goshen.

All proposals shall meet the requirements set forth in the solicitation. A proposal submitted by a trust (as defined by IC 30-4-1-1(a)) must identify the beneficiary of the trust and settlor empowered to revoke or modify the trust. The City reserves the right to waive (but is not required to waive) any inconsistency between any proposal submitted and the requirements contained in the solicitation.

NOTICE OF CHANGE TO REGULARLY SCHEDULED PUBLIC MEETING

Governing Body: Goshen Community Relations Commission
Date of Meeting: December 14, 2020
Time of Meeting: 7 p.m. EDT
Place of Meeting: City Courtroom/Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St. Goshen, IN

Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code § 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(2)(D), the meeting of the Goshen Community Relations Commission scheduled for Monday, December 14 at 7 p.m., has been canceled.

A notice will be sent out with information of the time, date and location of the January 2021 meeting.