Category Archives: Public Notice and meeting announcements

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

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.

To access online streaming of the meeting go to:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85286688450?pwd=amNZMTVGVktEMWd6OFdaeWVpK0hYdz09
Passcode: 333405
Or iPhone one-tap :
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Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833
Webinar ID: 852 8668 8450
Passcode: 333405
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k3JTL9Qsu

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.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Governing Body: Goshen Common Council
Date and Time of Meeting: Monday, December 7, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
Place of Meeting: Virtual Webinar via Zoom Software
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87149766078
Or Telephone:
+1 301 715 8592 or
+1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 871 4976 6078

Dial *9 to “raise hand” to make a public comment during the meeting.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5, the Goshen Common Council will hold a public meeting at the above time and place.

Due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency this public meeting will be held as a virtual meeting pursuant to Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-04, 20-09, and 20-47 as well as guidance from the Public Access Counselor Luke Britt, and in accordance with Mayor Stutsman’s Executive Order 2020-1 and the attached rules for virtual meetings (Click to view).

NOTICE OF MEETING

Governing Body: Goshen Community Relations Commission

Date of Meeting: November 9, 2020

Time of Meeting: 7 p.m. EST

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 Goshen Community Relations Commission will hold a public meeting on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St. Goshen, IN

PUBLIC NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF COMMENT

CITY OF GOSHEN, INDIANA
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
NPDES PERMIT NO: IN0025755
POLLUTANT MINIMIZATION PROGRAM PLAN (PMPP)
STREAMLINE MERCURY VARIANCE APPLICATION

The City of Goshen Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), 1000 W. Wilden Ave., Goshen, Indiana, submits for public comment, the Pollutant Minimization Program Plan (PMPP) as part of its Streamlined Mercury Variance Application, as required by 327 IAC 5-3.5-9(c).

The City of Goshen WWTP is a Class III, 5.0 million gallons per day (MGD) Activated Sludge Treatment Plant which discharges an average of 3.0 MGD to the Elkhart River which flows to the St. Joseph River which flows to Lake Michigan.

The City of Goshen WWTP is submitting a Streamlined Mercury Variance Application to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to provide statutory relief from the Water Quality Based Effluent Limits (WQBEL) for mercury. As part of this application, a PMPP was developed to implement controls to help reduce mercury loadings into the WWTP.

The proposed PMPP provides methods to identify sources of mercury entering the City’s sewer collection system. The PMPP includes mercury-bearing equipment and chemicals, evaluation of potential mercury sources, planned activities to address mercury-bearing sources and public education.

The proposed PMPP is available for review and comment in accordance with 327 IAC 5-3.5-9(c). The Wastewater Utility will receive written comments regarding the PMPP for 30 days after the first day of publication in the Goshen News. The final PMPP will include comments when submitting to IDEM as part of the variance request.

A draft copy of the PMPP is made available for viewing at the following locations:

City of Goshen Clerk Treasurer’s Office
292 S. 5th St.
Goshen, IN 46528
City of Goshen Wastewater Treatment Plant
1000 W. Wilden Ave.
Goshen, IN 46528
Goshen Public Library
601 S. 5th St.
Goshen, IN 46526

Also available on the City’s website at: http://www.goshenindiana.org/wastewater

All comments are to be submitted in writing or by email to:

PMPP
Jim Kerezman
1000 W. Wilden Ave.
Goshen, IN 46528
wastewater@goshencity.com (include PMPP in the subject line)

SATURDAY ROAD CLOSURE: EAST LINCOLN AVENUE

Both lanes of East Lincoln Avenue will be closed east of Steury Avenue to Blackport Drive on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The closure will allow construction crews to install water main across the road at N. 20th, N. 21st, and N. 23rd Streets.

The detour for westbound traffic will be Blackport Drive, Monroe Street, and Logan Street. The intersections at 22nd Street and S. 21st Street and access to businesses and residences will remain open to local traffic only.