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ANNUAL FIDLER POND FISHING DERBY RETURNS FOR ANOTHER YEAR

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The Goshen Parks and Recreation Department will once again hold its annual Fidler Pond's Fantastic Fishing Derby for kids on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fidler Pond Park, 1424 Lincolnway East. Awards will be given to participants ages 3-17 for the first fish caught, the smallest... more

City of Goshen to begin next phase of water service line inventory

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

On behalf of the City of Goshen Water Utility, the State of Indiana has contracted with Abonmarche Consultants to excavate potholes, small holes 1 to 2 feet in diameter, to uncover and verify the pipe material of water service lines at selected residences and commercial properties throughout the City.   The... more

Road Closure at 412 & 414 N. Riverside St. between Division St and Wilkinson St. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

  The City of Goshen Water and Sewer Department will be installing a sewer tap at 412 & 414 N. Riverside St. between Division St and Wilkinson St. The work will require excavation of the road, with a trench that will be approximately 14 feet in depth.  For the safety of the work crews and... more

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Board of Works

Today, 4:00pm

To join the webinar please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88469251269

Park Board Meeting

Monday, June 3, 2024, 4:00pm

Public may join in person or virtually by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89736482570

Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Thursday, June 6, 2024, 7:45am

The regular meetings of the Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District Board will take place on the first Thursday of each month, excepting July, as set forth in the schedule below. The meetings will be held in the conference room located in Goshen City Hall at 202 South 5th Street, Goshen, Indiana. All meetings of the Goshen Downtown Economic Improvement District Board are open to the public with the exception of an executive session that may be held as authorized by Indiana Code §5-14-1.5-6.1. The Board may schedule meetings in addition to those listed above as necessary, subject to public notice requirements.

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.