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A MESSAGE ABOUT THIS WEEK'S CONSTRUCTION

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Monday was the beginning of three road closures in close proximity to each other in the downtown Goshen area. The City Engineering Department had carefully coordinated the closures for the 100 block of South Main Street and the 200 and 300 block of West Lincoln Avenue between the various contracted... more

ROAD CLOSURE: MAIN STREET

Friday, June 14, 2019

Due to construction at the Goshen Theater, Main Street will be closed between Jefferson and Washington streets beginning Monday, June 17 for for about a week and a half. The detour will be Third Street, from Lincoln Avenue to Madison Street. more

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety will conduct a public hearing at its regular meeting on June 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m to determine whether the City of Goshen should sell the real estate at 1201 College Ave., Goshen, Indiana. The hearing will be held in the City Court Room/Council Chambers at... more

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Traffic Commission

Today, 4:30pm

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, June 24, 2019, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, June 24, 2019, 7:00pm

Storm Drain Art

The City of Goshen Stormwater Management Department decided to combine Goshen's love for art with stormwater and is happy to announce the 2018 Storm Drain Art Project. For more information on this project and to see pictures of the storm drain art murals visit StormDrainArt.org. Click here for a PDF brochure of the following information. 

For information on the 2016 Storm Drain Art Walk click here.

 

These students from Chandler Elementary School spent the afternoon learning about stormwater, storm drains, and the beautiful storm drain art along 5th Street in 2016. 

Storm Drains

Storm drains play an important role in our City. They keep our roads safe by draining rainwater and snowmelt and preventing flooding.

Many people do not know that most of our storm drains are connected directly to a local waterway (e.g. Rock Run Creek or the Elkhart River). This means everything dropped on the road can pollute our streams and river.

Potential pollutants like soil, trash, oil, grass clippings, and animal waste (e.g. dog poop) all impair the water and make it tough for fish and other wildlife to live. Some pollutants, like poop and oil, can become health hazards for people as well.