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BRUSH TRAILER PROGRAM

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The brush trailer program this year will begin Monday, April 13 and will run through October 23. The trailer can be reserved for the removal of large amounts of brush.  If a homeowner is trimming his own bushes or trees, they can schedule a trailer to be dropped off to put their brush in. This... more

TESTING SITES AND THE CARES ACT

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The following is a message by the Elkhart County Health Department. Haga click aqui para ver el comunicado de prensa en español. Incident Command has been asked to share where testing sites are and if the person being tested would be charged for the test being processed. It is still required... more

CITY OFFICES CLOSED FRIDAY, APRIL 10

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

City offices will be closed Friday, April 10 after 1 p.m. If you need to speak with a City staff person, please call Friday before 1 p.m. or Monday, April 13. As a reminder, City buildings remain closed to the public and some staff may not be working due to measures taken by the City to help... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, April 13, 2020, 2:00pm

Redevelopment Commission

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 3:00pm

CANCELED–Community Relations Commission

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 7:00pm

Capital Plan & Reports

Goshen 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 (We are sorry but some of the information on this page is outdated and will be updated when time allows.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 $460,000.  Of that funding, 9-percent is expended on programming, 21-percent is expended on professional services, 27-percent is expended on administration, and 43% 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 2015:

         

  Project

  Funding Source

  Funding

  1.

  Goshen Industrial Park 48-inch Storm Sewer Around NIBCO

  Local

  $420,000  

  2.

  North 5th Street Storm Sewer

  Local

 

  3.

  Wilson Avenue Storm Sewer, Phase One (Canal Ditch to Wilson Avenue)  

  Local

 

  4.

  Dickerson Landing, Phase 5

  Local

 

  5.

  Goshen Dam Pond Dredging

  County, Local, & Private  

  Est. $2.0M  

  6.

  Horn Ditch, Two Stage

  County, Local, & Private

  $1.257M

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 Side Neighborhood, Wilden Avenue Storm Sewer

  State & Local

 

  3.

  North Ninth Street Storm Sewer

  Local

 

  4.

  Alley 250 beside Goshen Theater

  Local

 

  5.

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

  Local

 

  6.

  Carter Road South Storm Sewer

  Local

 

  7.

  Kercher Road Retention Pond – Goshen Industrial Park Overflow

  State & Local

 

  8.

  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  

Wellington Ditch Study

2016 Wellington Ditch Study

Water Quality Data

2008-2016 Water Quality Data