GOSHEN — The Michiana Area Council of Governments, or MACOG, plans to conduct a traffic study on the southeast side of Goshen.
The Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety signed an agreement with MACOG on Monday, June 23, to collect traffic counts and other data from two intersections, Kercher Road and Dierdorff Road and C.R. 40 and Dierdorff Road.
For $2,000, MACOG will gather traffic information, turn movements, signal timing data, digital photography, accident data, GPS data and a geometric layout of each location.
- Courtney D. Snyder was promoted to paramedic sergeant and Scott A. Thomas was promoted to inspector at the Goshen Fire Department. Both new ranks were retroactively put into effect Friday, June 20.
- The board agreed to close the east and west Kercher Road approaches to U.S. 33 beginning Monday, June 30, to Friday, July 4, for intersection improvements. The intersection is typically congested during normal business days, but several factories in the area are shutting down production lines for the July 4 holiday. The board also granted a 35-day deadline extension for the project to be completed by Aug. 1.
- Norfolk Southern Railroad plans to reopen a crossing at Monroe Street by July 4.
- The board granted permission to the city to enter into an agreement with graphic design firm David George and Associates Inc. to create a new layout for the city’s comprehensive plan update. Work will be completed within three weeks of giving the company notice to proceed with the project. The contract is for $90 per hour, up to $1,800.
- The board approved an agreement for up to $2,890 for Abonmarche for a topographical survey for sanitary sewer reconstruction project on Herman Street.
- The city had water damage to computer equipment at the police department earlier this year. The city replaced a portable switch for a computer. The board declared the switch surplus property and agreed to sell it to Travelers Insurance for $675.
- The board approved a right-of-entry agreement with HIN Building Account allowing the city to enter the western part of the company’s property at 317, 319 and 321 S. Third St. to relocate utility poles for the River Race Drive reconstruction project.
- The board granted permission to allow about 55 city employees to take health and safety classes required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA. The classes will be July 15, July 17 and July 22. The cost for the classes is $4,950.