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2021 ARBOR DAY

Thursday, April 22, 2021

White Dogwood As a Goshen resident you are invited to call and reserve a free bare-root tree in honor of Arbor Day. The Arbor Day celebration is one of many activities that the City of Goshen’s Tree Board plans each year. The resident-based Tree Board was established over 20 years ago to promote... more

2021 Beautify Goshen Week

Thursday, April 22, 2021

In conjunction with the Goshen Chamber of Commerce’s “Beautify Goshen” Week, the Goshen Street Department will be making additional disposal services available to assist city residents in their “Beautify Goshen” tasks. This free service is offered only during the first full week in May... more

2021 SPRING BRUSH AND LEAF COLLECTION

Thursday, April 22, 2021

The Goshen Street Department will begin its spring brush and leaf collection on April 26th and it will run until May 8th.During this first collection the street department will pick up both leaves and brush. Please have the brush and leaves out before the start date to ensure pick up. Because... more

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Spring brush and leaf collection

Monday, April 26, 2021

During this first collection we will pick up both leaves and brush. Please have the brush and leaves out before the start date to ensure pick up.

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Monday, April 26, 2021, 2:00pm

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88677698824 Or Telephone: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 886 7769 8824 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

Shade Tree Board

Monday, April 26, 2021, 7:00pm

Housing Authority

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

The Goshen Common Council passed Resolution 2019-21 on June 4, 2019, a preliminary resolution stating its intent to dissolve the Housing Authority for the City of Goshen, Indiana.  At the Common Council’s regular public meeting on December 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., the Council will consider an ordinance and a plan for the dissolution of the Goshen Housing Authority.  The public will be given the opportunity to testify and comment upon the proposed dissolution of the Goshen Housing Authority at the meeting.  The meeting will be held in the City Court Room/Council Chambers at the Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street, Goshen.

To view a copy of Resolution 2019-21, click here. 

PLAN OF PROPOSED DISSOLUTION FOR THE HOUSING AUTHORITY

BACKGROUND

On or about November 4, 1987, the Goshen Common Council established a Housing Authority for the City of Goshen, Indiana (“Goshen Housing Authority”) by Resolution 87-15, as amended by Resolution 2001-35 and by Resolution 2013-50.  As early as 2009, the Goshen Housing Authority experienced financial difficulties and incurred substantial debt that resulted in the Goshen Housing Authority entering a partnership with the Warsaw Housing Authority for the management of the Goshen Housing Authority; the voluntary transfer of Goshen Housing Authority Housing Choice Vouchers to the City of Warsaw Housing Authority; the sale of all assets of the Goshen Housing Authority; and the payment of all remaining Goshen Housing Authority funds to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“H.U.D.”) in partial satisfaction of debts it owed to H.U.D.

The Board of Commissioners of the Goshen Housing Authority met on November 27, 2018, and voted to commence the process of dissolving the Housing Authority, including transferring to H.U.D. all remaining HAP funds ($89,104), and the remaining administrative and business activity funds ($37,367.96).  No funds remain with the Goshen Housing Authority and all programs previously run by the Goshen Housing Authority have been transferred to the City of Warsaw Housing Authority.

Under the process specified in I.C. § 36-1-8-17.7, the Goshen Common Council will consider adopting an ordinance that would dissolve the Goshen Housing Authority at a public meeting on December 3, 2019.

Plan

The Goshen Common Council proposes the following Plan for the dissolution of the Goshen Housing Authority:

  1. The effective date of the dissolution of the Goshen Housing Authority shall be December 31, 2019.
  2. The Goshen Housing Authority owns no assets.  The last remaining real property was sold October 1, 2018, and all remaining funds held by the Goshen Housing Authority were mailed to H.U.D. on November 30, 2018.
  3. In February 2017, H.U.D. made demand on the Goshen Housing Authority for repayment of the sum of $1,012,245.00.  While the Goshen Housing Authority does not admit to owing the total amount demanded by H.U.D., the Goshen Housing Authority continues to owe to H.U.D. a substantial portion of the amount demanded by H.U.D.  Because the Goshen Housing Authority is its own municipal corporation, and because no assets remain with the Goshen Housing Authority, the remaining obligations claimed by H.U.D. to be owed will remain unpaid.
  4. All services that the Goshen Housing Authority previously performed have been transferred to the Warsaw Housing Authority, who is currently performing such services.

To view a copy of this plan, click here