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GAAG: Goshen Board of Public Works

Posted on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:29 p.m.

What: Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety and Stormwater

When: Monday, Feb. 18

Major action: Approved road closures of S.R. 15 and U.S. 33 for First Friday events on May 3 and 4 and Aug. 2 and 3.

Ÿ The roads will be closed in May for the annual bicycle race. Main Street will be closed from Madison Street to Lincoln Avenue, with lane restrictions on Lincoln from Main to Fifth Street and on South Fifth Street from Lincoln to Jefferson Street. The two roads will also be closed on the August dates for the First Fridays Sand Blast event.

Ÿ Main Street will be closed from Madison Street to Lincoln Avenue, with a detour route along Third Street and Lincoln Avenue.

Ÿ Washington Street, from Main to South Fifth Street, will also be closed for the Sand Blast.

Ÿ Also approved closing U.S. 33, S.R. 15 and S.R. 4 on July 21 from noon to 6 p.m. for the Elkhart County 4H Fair parade.

Ÿ U.S. 33 will be closed from Plymouth Avenue to Indiana Avenue. S.R. 15 will be closed from Plymouth to the Third Street overpass and S.R. 4 will be closed from Main to Fifth Street.

A detour route will be provided utilizing Plymouth Avenue, Indiana Avenue, Pike Street and Fifth Street.

Other action: Passed and adopted a public right-of-way memorial policy.

The policy states that the city may remove without notice any roadside or trailside memorial within the public right-of-way 90 days after a fatality.

It also states that the city may immediately remove without notice any roadside or trailside memorial within the right-of-way that is deemed a hazard to safety.

Ÿ Approved an agreement with the St. Joseph River Basin Commission to enhance and protect water quality of the St. Joe River Basin. The city will pay $2,000 from its water and sewer utilities to the Commission. The agreement runs from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.

Ÿ Approved an agreement with Government Fixed Asset Services, Inc. to assist the city with its financial reporting related to its capital assets.

The agreement is to cover the years of 2012 and 2013 for a fixed fee of $5,000 plus reimbursable expenses not to exceed $250.

Ÿ Established the interest rate for the 2013 sidewalk program at three percent per annum until default and 12 percent after default.