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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

City Offices closed for Memorial Day and trash operating on a slide schedule

Friday, May 24, 2024

All City Offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. Additionally, all trash and recycling services will be delayed by one day next week due to the holiday. Normal service will resume on Monday, June 3. The schedule for the week of May 27 is below: Residents... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Works

Thursday, May 30, 2024, 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.

Stormwater Studies

Stormwater drainage studies evaluate drainage concerns in depth and lay the foundation for future stormwater improvements.  Newer subdivisions and commercial developments (post-1990) will have independent drainage plans that demonstrate how a development’s drainage will be controlled.  Older subdivisions and older commercial developments (pre-1990), and properties located outside of a subdivision most likely have no drainage plan in place.  For these properties, drainage concerns are handled on a case by case basis.  Presently, the City does not have a comprehensive citywide stormwater master plan. To request access to a study, contact Jason Kauffman at jasonkauffman@goshencity.com.

Stormwater studies on file in the Goshen Engineering Department that can be reviewed upon request are:

1.   Century Drive Drainage System Capacity Study, 2005

  • Evaluates the capacity of the existing storm pipes and identifies what, if any, site development water can be directed to the public stormwater system.

2.   Goshen Industrial Park Stormwater Study, 2006

  • Evaluates the past flooding within the industrial park and provides recommendations to increase stormwater storage along with other improvements.

3.   Crescent Street Stormwater Study, 2008

  • Provided for the sizing for the Crescent Street roadway reconstruction while also allowing for future stormwater improvements on Seventh Street north of Crescent Street.

4.   Wilson Avenue Drainage Study, 2009

  • Evaluated the pipe sizing necessary to collect stormwater from Wilson Avenue between S.R. 119 and Lafayette Street and between the Mill Race Canal and S.R. 15.

5.   Chicago & Indiana Drainage Study, 2011

  • Evaluated the stormwater outfall pipe size for Chicago Avenue at Indiana Avenue. The service area extends south to Wilkinson and west to Riverside Boulevard.

6.   West Goshen Stormwater Study, 1981 & 2011

  • West Goshen has been plagued with flooding for years. Improvements have been made, but never to the level identified in the 1981 study. An updated study was completed in 2011, that staff is currently referencing as a guide for future drainage improvement projects.

7.   Former Western Rubber “Genesis” Drainage Study, 2014

  • The former Western Rubber facility located at Tenth Street and Plymouth Avenue, is being marketed as a redevelopment parcel. A study was performed by City of Goshen engineering staff to determine if there are offsite stormwater management options available that would allow full utilization of the property.