Two street closures were approved Monday by the Goshen City Board of Works and Public Safety.
The first involves 12th Street between Plymouth and Jackson streets and will begin Wednesday. It is expected to continue for up to three days.
The closure is needed to accommodate utility work, according to Kent Holdren, superintendent of Water and Sewer.
The other project involves the Wilden Avenue bridge over Rock Run Creek east of Indiana Avenue.
The bridge closing will begin June 6 and was arranged to coordinate with the end of school year to allow school bus drivers to continue to use the road. Work on the bridge is expected to continue for about two weeks.
The board also approved the hiring of a new firefighter. Jonathan Weishaupt was sworn in Monday and will begin as a probationary firefighter.
In other business, a water bill reduction was approved for the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. The fairgrounds sustained a broken water main that released water over nearly a two-month period late last year.
The board agreed to reduce the fairground’s sewer bill by $2,413.