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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


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: 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

The Crossing Drainage Updates and PCSMP

Public Meeting: The Crossing Subdivision Drainage Discussion

Public Meeting Details
     This public meeting took place Thursday, May 27th at 6:00pm. The recording is below. You can find contact information and the documents mentioned during the public meeting linked further down this page.


Contact Information
Jason Kauffman, City of Goshen Stormwater Coordinator

Becky Hutsell, Redevelopment Project Manager

Dustin Sailor, Director of Public Works

Tom DeMeester, Barak Group, LLC

Supporting Documents
Resident Letter
- Access a copy of the resident letter mailed to property owners within The Crossing subdivision inviting attendance at the public meeting. The letter gives a narrative background on the current condition of, and property owner responsibility for, the stormwater infrastructure in the subdivision. It also explains what topics will be covered during the May 27th meeting.

Post-Construction Stormwater Management Plan (PCSMP)The PCSMP was accepted and signed by the City of Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety and subsequently recorded with the Elkhart County Recorder's Office on December 28, 2007 (Instrument Number 2007-35326). The PCSMP includes a legal maintenance agreement for the post-construction stormwater measures (i.e. stormwater basins and swales, see map below) in The Crossing subdivision. This agreement remains enforceable against the properties within the subdivision. Please click the link above to access the signed agreement and review the requirements and obligations for property owners within The Crossing subdivision. The PCSMP incorporates the requirements of City Ordinance 4329 - Uniform Requirements for Post-Construction Stormwater Management. 

Help, what is a PCSMP!? - This guidance document walks property owners through the essential elements of a Post-Construction Stormwater Management Plan. This guidance information applies to PCSMPs across the City and does not include information specific to The Crossing subdivision.

Letter of Invitation from Barak Group, LLC to Join Homeowners' Association (HOA)Tom DeMeester of the Barak Group has written residents of The Crossing subdivision inviting them to join the HOA under formation in order to collectively tackle the requirements of the PCSMP. 

DRAFT - Barak Group, LLC Draft HOA Covenants for The Crossing Subdivision - Click on the link to view draft covenants for the HOA currently being established by the Barak Group, LLC who is developing some of the remaining subdivision lots in Phase One and are working on plans to fully develop the remaining undeveloped areas of The Crossing subdivision. 

Questions or comments can either be submitted to the Goshen Stormwater Department via or asked during the public meeting on May 27th at 6:00 pm. Any questions or comments submitted prior to the May 27th meeting date will be addressed during the meeting.

Map of The Crossing's current stormwater measures (measures not to scale). Click the image for a larger version of the map.


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