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City to host Electric Vehicle Expo

Thursday, September 23, 2021

The following is a message from the Michiana Area Council of Governments, in collaboration with South Shore Clean Cities, Inc. and the City of Goshen: The City of Goshen’s Department of Environmental Resilience is teaming up with the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) and South Shore... more

TOUCH-A-TRUCK EVENT CHANCE FOR COMMUNITY TO SEE CITY EQUIPMENT, MEET CITY STAFF

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Squad cars, fire trucks and plows, oh my! The City of Goshen invites residents to come downtown Saturday, Sept. 25, to interact with City vehicles and meet staff. The City of Goshen’s Touch-a-Truck event, to be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Main Street between Jefferson Street and Lincoln Avenue,... more

LAST BRUSH COLLECTION DELAYED

Thursday, September 23, 2021

The September brush pickup —and the last of the year—has been delayed to the first week of October, to allow the Street Department to finish its paving project. The Street Department has been paving roads on the north side of Goshen. The project must be completed before the fall weather fully... more

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Board of Zoning Appeals

Today, 4:00pm

To view a live stream of this meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89051557762 or call (312) 626-6799 or (929) 205-6099 and dial the meeting ID: 890 5155 7762.

LAST Brush pickup

Monday, October 4, 2021

FINAL scheduled brush pickup of the year. During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. More at goshenindiana.org/street-department

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Monday, October 4, 2021, 2:00pm

To join the webinar, please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81896230103 Or call: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 818 9623 0103 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

Reports and Studies

Goshen was incorporated in 1831, but it did not have a stormwater utility or stormwater utility funding until 174 years later when the utility was created by ordinance in 2005. When the stormwater utility came into being, Civil City transferred to the Stormwater Utility 85 miles of storm pipe, 2,358 catch basins, 507 inlet structures, and 6 stormwater treatment units. (We are sorry but some of the information on this page is outdated and will be updated when time allows. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.)

Numerous stormwater drainage concerns are reported to the Utility annually. Each stormwater drainage concern is evaluated and prioritized. There are currently more stormwater concerns than funding provides for. The annual revenue for the stormwater utility is approximately $538,000.  Of that funding, 1-percent is expended on programming, 16-percent is expended on professional services, 38-percent is expended on administration, and 45% is expended on infrastructure improvements. With available funding of approximately $200,000 per year for construction, large public works projects require multiple years of savings. At present, the stormwater utility has no outstanding bonds.

Audits:

  • October 2019 - Construction and Post-Construction Audit (MCM 4 & 5)

Stormwater projects being undertaken in 2020 (updates forthcoming):

         

  Project

  Funding Source

  Funding

  1.

                                                                                                                               

                                                                  

 

Stormwater projects with funding, being undertaken in coming years (updates forthcoming):

         

  Project

  Funding Source

  Funding

  1.

  North Side Neighborhood, Wilden Avenue Storm Sewer                                     

  State & Local                                          

Stormwater projects being planned for, but not yet funded:

         

  Project

  Funding Source

  Est. Funding  

  1.

  Wilson Ave. Storm Sewer, Phase 2 thru 4

  Local

 

  2.

 North Ninth Street Storm Sewer

  Local

 

  3.

 Alley 250 beside Goshen Theater

  Local

 

  4.

 Drainage Ditch Improvements at Abshire Park – Blackport Drive to Rock Run Creek

  Local

 

  5.

   Carter Road South Storm Sewer

  Local

 

  6.

 Kercher Road Retention Pond – Goshen Industrial Park Overflow

  State & Local

 

  7.

 West Goshen Stormwater Detention Impoundments

  No funding yet identified

 

Annual Stormwater Reports (currently available upon request)

  • 2014 Annual Report 
  • 2013 Annual Report to the Goshen City Council  

Elkhart River Fish Community Monitoring Reports

  • 2020 Fish Community Monitoring Report - During 2020, the Elkhart River Dam in downtown Elkhart was removed and resulted in 14 fish species swimming upriver. One example is the Logperch, which swam 18 miles upstream to Shanklin Park in Goshen, IN, in August 2020.

Wellington Ditch Study

2016 Wellington Ditch Study

Water Quality Data

2008-2016 Water Quality Data