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PARK RESTROOMS CLOSED FOR THE COLD SEASON

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Goshen Parks and Recreation Department has closed a portion of the City Parks' restrooms that are not heated for the fall/winter season. The following is a list of facilities that will remain open throughout the season: Heated Restroom facilities: Abshire Cabin, 1302 E. Lincoln Ave.Shanklin... more

SATURDAY ROAD CLOSURE: EAST LINCOLN AVENUE

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Both lanes of East Lincoln Avenue will be closed east of Steury Avenue to Blackport Drive on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The closure will allow construction crews to install water main across the road at N. 20th, N. 21st, and N. 23rd Streets. The detour for westbound traffic will be Blackport... more

UPDATE FROM ELKHART COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Thursday, October 8, 2020

The following message is from the Elkhart County Health Department: Elkhart County is in the middle of a large, troubling spike in the number of Covid-19 cases. We have seen a steady increase in new cases since the middle of September, and there is no sign of a leveling off or a decrease in these... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, October 26, 2020, 2:00pm

To access a live streaming of this meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81519475010

Shade Tree Board

Monday, October 26, 2020, 7:00pm

Board of Zoning Appeals

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 4:00pm

To view the live stream of this meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89051557762

Environmental Resilience


Aaron Sawatsky Kingsley, Director of Environmental Resilience

     Rieth Interpretive Center
     
     410 W. Plymouth Ave.
     
     Goshen, IN 46526
     
     (574) 537-0986
   
     aaronkingsley@goshencity.com

 


The Goshen City Council passed Ordinance 5014, Establishing a Department of Environmental Resilience during a regular meeting September 3, 2019, and the department began functioning as such in January of 2020. The new department's work is to help promote and protect the public health, safety and general welfare of the community, to enhance and protect the environment, to promote economic development and to promote the planting, maintenance and removal of trees within the City of Goshen, according to Ord. 5014. 

Mayor Jeremy Stutsman, when recommending the creation of the new department, said: "For many years, Goshen has been a leading community, not because we have all the answers but because we are bold and have the foresight to take the long view. We now need to find additional ways to better our physical environment and make our budgets even more efficient."

Aaron Sawatsky-Kingsley, the City Forester, is the department head, and while he will continue to work on the City's urban forest, he also will help the City's other departments in accomplishing goals related to green efforts, data collection, education and efficiencies both environmental and financial. 

  • Read Mayor Stutsman's letter to the City Council about the creation of the Department of Environmental resilience here.
  • To see Ord. 5014, click here.

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