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NEW PARKS & RECREATION OFFICE TO OPEN MONDAY

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The new office will be located at 524 E. Jackson St. across from the Water Tower Park along S. Ninth Street. The Goshen Parks & Recreation Department offices will now be located at 524 E. Jackson St., across from the Water Tower Park as of Monday, February 25. Parking is available across... more

GOSHEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Goshen Economic Development Commission ("Commission") will hold a public hearing at 2:30 p.m. on March 12, 2019, in the City Court Room/ Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana, regarding the issuance and funding of its Taxable Economic... more

CRC SEEKING DIALOGUE FACILITATOR

Monday, February 18, 2019

The Community Relations Commission and Goshen Community Schools are looking for a dialogue facilitator who can help coordinate a series of meetings or events that bring diverse groups of people together to have conversations and share food. Read the full request for proposals here. Those interested... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, February 25, 2019, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, February 25, 2019, 7:00pm

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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.

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.

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