Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Brush pickup for the month of June begins June 27, 2022. During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. Please have your brush by the front curb, but not in the street, by that first day in the morning at 7 a.m. Brush will... more
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Brush pickup for the month of June begins June 27, 2022. Following the storms that moved through Goshen June 13, the Street Department worked to clean up the roads from trees, limbs and debris in the most impacted areas of the city. Street Crews used the rest of the week to pick up the bulk of... more
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Commemorating the end of slavery, and renewing hope and commitment to a vibrant and flourishing future, the City of Goshen Community Relations Commission is hosting a Juneteenth Celebration at Shanklin Park (411 W. Plymouth Ave.) on Sunday, June 19 from 12 p.m.–4 p.m. The event will feature local... more
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Monday, July 4, 2022
All City Offices closed due to the holiday
Monday, July 4, 2022, 2:00pm
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The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has nearly completed the process to update stormwater regulations from a permit by Rule to a Master General Permit for construction sites and MS4 communities (communities and urbanized areas with populations greater than 10,000 persons are designated as MS4 communities). The new stormwater regulations will replace the existing Rule 5 and Rule 13 with two new permits called the Construction Stormwater General Permit (CSGP) and the MS4 General Permit.
These new General Permits will bring Indiana's stormwater regulations into alignment with the current federal stormwater regulations administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the National Pollutant Discharge and Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II program. Moving forward IDEM will be updating the stormwater General Permits every five years.
The new General Permits will be the first time stormwater regulations in Indiana have been updated since the implementation of the NPDES Phase II program in Indiana began and it will take some time for these new regulations to be understood. As the new General Permits are rolled out IDEM will be providing continued guidance on how MS4 communities are to implement the new regulations through a "transition" webpage, which includes links to the new General Permits and will provide guidance documents for implementation. Additionally, Christopher Burke Engineering has graciously provided two helpful documents for how MS4 communities should implement the new requirements in order to remain in compliance.
For new developments or projects that include redevelopment, the Indiana Stormwater Quality Manual is a key guidance document detailing best practices for erosion control. These practices are accepted by the State of Indiana and the City of Goshen. A link to this guidance document can be found by clicking here.
A building project has continued into the colder months (November to April) and some of the following items may not have been completed: vegetation and other landscaping has not yet been established or planted; the required street trees have not been planted; and the driveway, parking lot, and/or sidewalks have not been installed. If this is the case the property owner will need to enter into a Completion Agreement with the City of Goshen as stated in the Goshen Board of Works and Safety and Stormwater Resolution 2021-## (forthcoming). For more information, please read this guidance document (forthcoming).
To evaluate the stormwater impacts from development, the science of hydrology and hydraulics is involved. For those submitting drainage plans to the City of Goshen, the practices established in the Stormwater Drainage Manual published by the Purdue Research Foundation, West Lafayette, Indiana 47906, copyright 2008 should be used. A link to this guidance document can be found by clicking here.
Disturbance of 1-acre or more of non-agricultural land requires the property owner to develop a SWPPP and permit the land-disturbing activities. Guidance and forms associated with Elkhart County Soil and Water Conservation District’s (SWCD) plan review process can be found on the Elkhart County Stormwater Partnership’s website or by clicking here.