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HELP THE CITY OF GOSHEN DECORATE THE MIRTH TREE

Friday, December 9, 2022

This holiday season, we encourage you to take some time to get creative and help decorate the Mirth Tree! In an effort to reduce waste, the City of Goshen’s Department of Environment Resilience (GDER) wants to encourage you to see what you can create with only the things you can find or recycle.... more

Stormwater Partnership Surface Water Report on Annual Trends in Water Quality Published

Friday, December 9, 2022

The St. Joseph River Basin Commission has published a report analyzing over a decade of water quality data collected by the Elkhart County Health Department as part of the Greater Elkhart County Stormwater Partnership’s long-term surface water monitoring program. The report focuses on long-term... more

COMMUNITY INPUT MEETING

Friday, December 9, 2022

WHEN: Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.WHERE: Prairie View Elementary School Gym, 1730 Regent Street, Goshen Please plan to attend to learn more about the mixed-use development being proposed for this 170-acres of land on the south side of Goshen including: Types and quantities of... more

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Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Monday, December 12, 2022, 2:00pm

To join the webinar, please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81801258378 Or call: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 847 4800 4365 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

Community Relations Commission

Monday, December 12, 2022, 7:00pm

Redevelopment Commission

Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 3:00pm

Electoral District Redistricting

Indiana Code requires that all cities update the boundaries of their council districts every 10 years. The redistricting process must occur in the second year after a federal census is conducted. Districts must be contiguous, reasonably compact, and, as nearly as possible, be of equal population. The final decision on the boundaries of council districts is made by a majority vote of the City Council.

In January 2022, Mayor Jeremy Stutsman introduced Ordinance 5116 to the Goshen City Council to establish a Redistricting Advisory Commission. The purpose of the proposed Commission was to make recommendations to the Council regarding district boundaries. The structure of the Commission was designed to create an independent, objective and non-partisan process in drawing new council district maps.

The Redistricting Advisory Commission consists of five voting members and four non-voting members. The voting members are appointed be each council person representing a district with the two at-large council members serving on the Commission as non-voting members. The Goshen Mayor and City Attorney are also non-voting members.

Ordinance 5116 placed certain restrictions on the requirements to serve at voting members. These restrictions were designed to ensure that, to the extent possible, all voting members would be acting on behalf of the community at large in a non-partisan manner. The Committee conducted four public meetings in June and July of 2022 and unanimously voted to forward a preferred recommendation to the Council, with one alternate recommendation.  

The Redistricting Advisory Committee presented the final report to the City Council on July 18. The Council accepted the recommendation and then passed Ordinance 5131 on first reading. The ordinance includes the preferred option and an alternate. It is anticipated that a final selection will be made by the Council in August.

Read the PowerPoint presentation here.

Watch the July 18, 2022 Council meeting here.

To see Option 3, click here.

To see Option 4, click here.