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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Monday, November 29, 2021

Governing Body: Goshen Economic Improvement District Board Date of Meeting: December 2, 2021 Time of Meeting: 7:30 a.m. Place of Meeting: Goshen City Annex Building Conference Room204 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code... more

Aviso Público

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

La Ciudad de Goshen está colaborando con ADEC, Inc. para desarrollar el Proyecto de Sendero Sensorial de Goshen para ayudar a conectar a las personas con discapacidades con los beneficios para la salud y las maravillas de la naturaleza. La subvención de Conexiones Comunitarias para Personas con Discapacidades... more

Public Notice

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The City of Goshen is partnering with ADEC, Inc. to develop the Goshen Sensory Trail Project to help connect individuals with disabilities to the health benefits and the wonders of nature. The Community Connections for People with Disabilities (CCPWD) grant is offered through the Indiana Office of... more

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Goshen Economic Improvement District meeting

Thursday, December 2, 2021, 7:30am

Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5, the Economic Improvement District Board will hold a public meeting on December 2, 2021 at 7:30 a.m. at the Goshen City Annex Building Conference Room, 204 East Jefferson Street, Goshen, Indiana.

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Monday, December 6, 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

City Council meeting

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 6:00pm

To view a live stream of this meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82505176109 or call (312) 626-6799 or (929) 205-6099 and dial the meeting ID: 825 0517 6109. To speak during the public meeting, the public should use the “raise hand” feature on meeting or dial *9 if calling on the telephone.

City of Goshen SolSmart Solar Statement

As Mayor of Goshen, I strongly support the use of solar and other forms of renewable energy in our community. To assist us in becoming more solar-friendly, I am pleased to announce the City of Goshen’s participation in the SolSmart designation process.

Goshen has long been recognized as a community that respects and protects the environment. Previously designated as a “Green Community of the Year” by the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, Goshen is committed to promoting a variety of sustainable practices throughout the community. This commitment is evidenced by the 2014 Comprehensive Plan which includes the following statement:

“Sustainable cities meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the needs of future generations. The City can play an important role in achieving greater sustainability and reducing pollution.”

The Comprehensive Plan includes many practices that can increase sustainability, including encouraging the use of renewable energy resources, such as solar power. With the help of the SolSmart team, we believe we can develop useful tools and strategies to significantly expand the use of solar energy by business, government and residents.

A number of privately owned solar projects have already been installed, with more in the planning stages. The City of Goshen is entering into NIPSCO’s Feed-In Tariff Program and within 12 months will be installing a 192 kW array at our municipal waste water treatment facility.  As a major hub for manufacturing, Goshen also has a unique opportunity to locate solar energy systems on the rooftops of industrial buildings. Several million square feet of rooftops could be used for solar applications. We just approved a $500,000 investment for an industrial rooftop installation and several others are in the planning stages.

In order to monitor progress in expanding solar capacity, we are committed to tracking the installation of new solar projects throughout the City.  Goshen is prepared to dedicate staff time to work with the SolSmart team to implement programs, policies and procedures that will expand the use of solar installations in our community. The contact person for Goshen’s SolSmart participation will be Becky Hershberger at Beckyhershberger@goshencity.com, 574-533-3579.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Stutsman
Mayor