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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The intersection of South 8th and East Douglas St. will be closed to through traffic from 8 a.m. Thursday, June 17 through the evening of Friday, June 18 to allow the City of Goshen Water and Sewer Department to replace a sewer manhole structure. more


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Norfolk Southern will close the several railroad crossings in Goshen in the coming weeks to make repairs and repave. The following crossings will be closed between Wednesday, June 16, and Friday, June 25, 2021: • East Lincoln Avenue• Cottage Avenue• Main Street• 1st Street The following... more


Monday, June 14, 2021

Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5 14 1.5 5, there will be a public presentation to the Goshen Redevelopment Commission, Goshen Common Council, Elkhart County Commissions and Elkhart County Council regarding Goshen’s Downtown River District Revitalization Plan on June... more

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Board of Zoning Appeals

Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 4:00pm

To view a live stream of this meeting, go to or call (312) 626-6799 or (929) 205-6099 and dial the meeting ID: 890 5155 7762. To speak during the public meeting, the public should use the “raise hand” feature on meeting or dial *9 if calling on the telephone.

Brush Collection

Monday, June 28, 2021

During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. More at

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Monday, June 28, 2021, 2:00pm

Please click the link below to join the webinar: Or Telephone: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 886 7769 8824 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 (We are sorry but some of the information on this page is outdated and will be updated when time allows.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.


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

Stormwater projects being undertaken in 2020 (updates forthcoming):



  Funding Source






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



  Funding Source



  North Side Neighborhood, Wilden Avenue Storm Sewer                                     

  State & Local                                          

Stormwater projects being planned for, but not yet funded:



  Funding Source

  Est. Funding  


  Wilson Ave. Storm Sewer, Phase 2 thru 4




 North Ninth Street Storm Sewer




 Alley 250 beside Goshen Theater




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




   Carter Road South Storm Sewer




 Kercher Road Retention Pond – Goshen Industrial Park Overflow

  State & Local



 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