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ROAD CLOSURE: COLLEGE AVENUE

Monday, August 8, 2022

College Avenue is closed between 15th Street west to the railroad tracks to allow City contractor Niblock to mill and repave the road. The closure will go through Aug. 12 and lane restrictions will continue through Aug. 23. more

RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE

Monday, August 8, 2022

The railroad crossings at College Avenue (CR 36), east of Century Drive, and CR 31, south of College Avenue, are closed to allow Norfolk Southern to work on the tracks beginning Monday, Aug. 8. The closure will last for 1 to 3 days, according to Norfolk Southern. more

LANE RESTRICTIONS

Monday, August 8, 2022

Go to https://bit.ly/3zK2qtk for an interactive map showing the affected roads. Road milling begins Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022 on the following roads: • Berkey Avenue between S Greene Road and Dewey Avenue • Carter Road • Fescue Court • Logan Street between Lincoln Avenue and the tracks •... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Monday, August 15, 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

Board of Aviation

Monday, August 15, 2022, 2:00pm

This meeting is in-person only.

Park Board

Monday, August 15, 2022, 4:30pm

To join the webinar, please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89736482570 Or call: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 897 3648 2570 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

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.