Category Archives: Public Notice and meeting announcements

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

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.

NOTICE OF MEETING

Governing Body: Goshen Community Relations Commission
Date of Meeting: October 14, 2020
Time of Meeting: 6:30 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), this is a notice that the Goshen Community Relations Commission will need to change the time and date of their monthly meeting to October 14, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., due to a scheduling conflict. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St. Goshen, IN

INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER

Monitoring and Reporting Requirements not met for:
Goshen Water Utility

Out water system recently failed to collect the required source/well water samples for E. Coli following a total coliform-positive routine distribution system sample collected on August 17, 2020. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and that we are doing to correct this situation.

Click here to read the full report.

NOTICE OF MEETING

Governing Body: Goshen Community Relations Commission

Date of Meeting: September 8, 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 Goshen Community Relations Commission will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers, 111 E. Jefferson St. Goshen, IN

NOTICE OF EXECUTIVE SESSION

Governing Body: Goshen Redevelopment Commission Executive Session

Date of Meeting: August 28, 2020

Time of Meeting: 2:00 p.m.

Place of Meeting: City Courtroom/Council Chambers, 111 East Jefferson, 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 Redevelopment Commission will meet in executive session for discussion of strategy with respect to the purchase or lease of real property. There will be no public portion of the meeting.

PUBLIC NOTICE: COUNCIL RETREAT

Governing Body: Goshen City Council
Date of Meeting: August 21, 2020
Time of Meeting: 2:00 p.m.
Place of Meeting: Schrock Pavilion, 411 West Plymouth Avenue, Goshen, IN

Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5, the Goshen City Council will hold a public meeting on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Schrock Pavilion, 411 West Plymouth Avenue, Goshen, Indiana.

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE 5049, AMENDING ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS BUREAU

Ordinance 5049, Amending Ordinance Violations Bureau, was passed by the Goshen Common Council on August 4, 2020, and approved and adopted by Mayor Stutsman on August 5, 2020.  Ordinance 5049 describes the City of Goshen Ordinance Violation Bureau, defines the City of Goshen ordinance violations subject to admission before the violations clerk, and establishes appropriate levels and amount of civil penalties to be imposed for and ordinance violation.  Ordinance 5049 is available for inspection in its entirety during regular business hours at the Goshen Clerk-Treasurer’s Office located at 202 South Fifth Street, Goshen, Indiana.

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE 5045, PROHIBITING COMMERCIAL VEHICLES ON MAIN STREET

Ordinance 5045, Prohibiting Commercial Vehicles on Main Street, was passed by the Goshen Common Council on July 7, 2020 and approved and adopted by Mayor Jeremy Stutsman on July 9, 2020.

Ordinance 5045 prohibits truck or commercial vehicles in excess of 20 feet (including truck and trailer) from operating on Main Street from Pike Street/US 33 to Madison Street except as necessary to make deliveries on Main Street in the prohibited area. Ordinance 5045 is available for inspection in its entirety during regular business hours at the Goshen Clerk-Treasurer’s Office located at 202 South Fifth Street, Goshen, Indiana.

JUNE BRUSH PICKUP

Due to the special brush pickup June 15, following the storm that brought down tree limbs through parts of the City, the Goshen Street Department’s regular end-of month brush pickup for June was pushed back to begin the week of July 6, 2020.

During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. Please have your brush by the front curb, but not in the street, by that first day in the morning at 7 a.m. Brush will not be picked up in alleys. The piles of brush should be trash-free. Crews cannot access the piles if blocked by vehicles.

For information regarding Dial-A-Trailer and the Brush Trailer, go to goshenindiana.org/street-department.

The next summer brush pick up weeks will begin on the following days:

  • July 27, 2020
  • August 31, 2020
  • September 28, 2020 — last brush pickup of the year