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NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE 5049, AMENDING ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS BUREAU

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Ordinance 5049, Amending Ordinance Violations Bureau, was passed by the Goshen Common Council on August 4, 2020, and approved and adopted by Mayor Stutsman on August 5, 2020.  Ordinance 5049 describes the City of Goshen Ordinance Violation Bureau, defines the City of Goshen ordinance violations subject... more

ROAD CLOSURE: NORTH MAIN STREET

Thursday, August 6, 2020

North Main Street, just north of Rock Run Creek (south of the junction with Middleburu Street), is closed to traffic Thursday, August 6, 2020, to allow for work replacing a damaged sewer pipe. The section of North Main Street may remain closed through Friday morning if work cannot be completed... more

BRIDGE CLOSURE: MONROE STREET

Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Elkhart County Highway Department will close the bridge on Monroe Street at Rock Run Creek for maintenance, which will consist of sealing the concrete bridge deck. The work will take place Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, and is expected to be completed in one day. Traffic will be diverted at Logan... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, August 10, 2020, 2:00pm

To access a live streaming of this meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82013237905

Redevelopment Commission

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 3:00pm

To access the live stream of this meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88473622441

Community Relations Commission

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 7:00pm

To access the live streaming of this meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82047667254

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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