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NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

FOR RETROFITTING OF A TVI CAMERA TRUCK'S CRAWLER EQUIPMENT Click here to review full RFP. The City of Goshen has issued a Request for Proposals for the purchase and retrofitting of a TVI camera truck’s crawler equipment and Trade-in of current equipment. The complete Request for Proposals packet... more

POST OFFICE DELAYS MAY AFFECT UTILITIES CUSTOMERS

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

It has come to the attention of Goshen Utilities the U.S. Postal Service is having issues with mail delivery. This delay in mail service is affecting some utility customers by causing their utility payment to be late. For customers concerned about the timely delivery of their utility payment,... more

WINDCHILL BRINGS SUBZERO TEMPS TO GOSHEN

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Goshen is seeing the first cold snap of the season, with strong winds and subzero temperatures sweeping through today and tomorrow. The National Weather Service predicts wind gusts to increase up to 45 mph, with wind chill values of 0 to -15 degrees tonight and Thursday night. Please dress warmly... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Monday, January 24, 2022, 2:00pm

To join the webinar, please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84748004365 Or call: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 847 4800 4365 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

Board of Aviation

Monday, January 24, 2022, 2:00pm

This meeting is in-person only.

Shade Tree Board

Monday, January 24, 2022, 7:00pm

This meeting is in-person only.

Important Resources

Indiana's Stormwater Regulations Transition Process (2021-2022)

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.

Indiana Stormwater Quality Manual

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.

Completion Agreement 

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).

Stormwater Drainage Manual

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.

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

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.