Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Local News

May 14, 2013

Goshen Board of Public Works members open water main project bids

GOSHEN —  Four bids were opened for the Monroe Street water main relocation at Rock Run Creek project for the Goshen Water Utility.

The project is for the proposed Monroe Street bike path construction and the Monroe Street bridge improvements.

During Monday’s Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety meeting, officials opened bids from the following companies: Niblock Excavating of Bristol, $63,078,30; HRP Construction Inc. of South Bend, $75,549.80; C & E Excavating of Elkhart, $72,576.80; and Selge Construction of Niles, Mich., $73,501.50.

In other action Monday, board members approved a request from Goshen Police Chief Wade Branson for the closure of the 100 block of East Jefferson Street Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. for a National Police Memorial Ceremony.

“We will only need road barricades for the Fifth Street end of Jefferson Street and the alleys in the 100 block of East Jefferson,” Branson said.

Danny Jones, Lincoln Avenue Cycling, was given approval from board members to use right of ways in Goshen for a Ride of Silence to be held Wednesday.

“This would be part of the National Ride of Silence that takes place to draw awareness to the fact that bicyclists have the right to travel the same roads as automobiles,” Jones said. “This is not a protest ride or race but will be treated as a memorial ride to remember those who have been hit and injured or killed over the years. The ride would take about an hour to complete. The main purpose is to call attention to cyclists’ rights to use the roads.”

In other business, board members approved the acceptance for a deed of dedication and warranty deed.

According to Shannon Marks, legal compliance administrator for the city, city officials are planning to extend Martin Avenue from its current termination point to the Meijer access road to provide easy access for area traffic to the light on U.S. 33.

“It is recommended that the Board of Public Works and Safety accept from Trinity Development Group, LLC the deed of dedication for the real estate to locate a lift station (at 4644 Elkhart Road),” Marks said, “and the warranty deed for a portion of the right of way needed for the Martin Avenue extension.”

Also approval was given by board members Monday for a post-construction plan by the developer of Keystone RV.

According to Dustin Sailor, utilities engineer for the city,  the developer of Keystone RV Plant No. 4, 2860 Hackberry Drive, and at Plant No. 17, 3313 Corrie Drive, submitted a sufficient post-construction plan affecting one or more acres of land at each plant.

In other business:

• The board approved the assignment from The Willows, LP and Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust for a purchase agreement of 13.5 acres of real estate near the Market Center. Wal-Mart has committed to fulfill the prior obligations of The Willows by constructing, at Wal-Mart’s expense, an east-west water main extension which would loop the city’s water services in that area.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • GN140424 Emma1 Pioneer Drama Troupe to perform 'Emma' Emma has a gift for getting people together — or so she thinks. Pride and matchmaking gone awry are key to Jane Austen’s “Emma,” which will be brought to theatrical life this weekend by the Pioneer Drama Troupe.

    April 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • Michigan Prisoner Escape Michigan murderer arraigned in prison escape that led to manhunt in Elkhart, LaGrange counties

    IONIA, Mich. — A convicted murderer who broke out of a western Michigan prison in February has been arraigned on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140423 Wakarusa Musical 3 'A Kid's Life' portrays sudden techno loss WAKARUSA — The young people of our present day society don’t remember ever having lived their lives without some element of electronic gadgetry becoming involved. For them, it would be difficult to fathom the possibility of a world “off the grid.” So the fourth- and fifth-grade students of Wakarusa Elementary School will offer a comedic and chaotic interpretation of such a dilemma with their upcoming musical “A Kid’s Life.”

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140423 stress relief 03 Furry pals help GC students with dog days of finals GOSHEN - Goshen College students took a break from preparing for final exams to hangout with some four-legged friends Monday afternoon.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140423 FF spring play_3547 Fairfield students to present Oscar Wilde classic BENTON — Fairfield’s musicals and plays have recently left their status as an extracurricular activity and come under the wing of the Performing Arts Department and under the direction of Andrew Muth.

    April 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • Sheriff Brad Rogers_0657 Sheriff travels to Nev. ranch in fed dispute Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers has weighed in on a controversy surrounding a Nevada rancher, and visited the scene of the struggle.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140209 snow storm 05 Elkhart, LaGrange counties denied FEMA aid GOSHEN — Elkhart and LaGrange counties were not among the 19 Indiana counties that had financial aid approved Tuesday by FEMA for a January winter storm.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prep Roundup BASEBALL Falcons garner road win The Fairfield Falcons posted a 5-4 victory Tuesday evening at Rochester. Dustin Everage (three innings), Andrew Bobeck (three) and Austin Christner (one) pitched for the winners. Everage struck out three to earn the

    April 23, 2014

  • Akela.jpg SLIDESHOW: Pets of the Week Available cats and dogs at the Humane Society of Elkhart County. These loving animals are looking for permanent homes.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN0423 BC IN Common Core Indiana panel approves new school standards

    A panel of Indiana business and education leaders were met with boos and jeers from attendees after they voted overwhelmingly Monday to support new math and English standards set to replace the Common Core in classrooms this fall.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Poll

There has been discussion at West Goshen Elementary School to require mandatory student uniforms in the future. How do you feel about the prospect of mandatory student uniforms in a public school environment?

I think it’s an excellent idea that is way overdue
I think it’s a bad idea and would be restrictive for students and parents.
     View Results
AP Video
SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Cubs Superfans Celebrate Wrigley's 100th Raw: Cattle Truck Overturns in Texas Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming Raw: Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala and Peru Alibaba IPO Could Be Largest Ever for Tech Firm FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers