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Government at a glance: Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety and Stormwater

Donation of Hawks building to LaCasa finalized.
Posted on June 18, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on June 18, 2013 at 12:53 p.m.

What: Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety and Stormwater

When: Monday, June 17

Major action:

Agreed to the modified agreement with LaCasa Inc. for the purchase of the Hawks building.

The donation was already approved by the Redevelopment Commission, which the board finalized with its decision Monday.

In return for the donation, the city relieves itself of any maintenance and repair costs that may arise. LaCasa has agreed to contribute $84,000 to the construction of a parking lot that was previously the sole responsibility of the city.

Other actions:

Ÿ Promoted probationary Pvt. Brian Wogoman to private first class upon the completion of his probationary period with the Goshen Fire Department.

Wogoman’s probationary year will be complete Tuesday, June 18, and his promotion is effective Wednesday, June 19.

Ÿ Granted the Goshen Police Department’s request to close the subdivision of Larimer Greens and condos to parking on July 7 for the Celebrate America event and fireworks.

The subdivision will include all city streets in the area but not including Berkey Avenue, Greene Road, Plymouth Avenue and Indiana Avenue.

Parking will be allowed on one side of the street but not the other, as to be determined by the street department.

Ÿ Granted LifePoint Church’s request to close the alley behind the church from Plymouth Avenue to Fairfield Avenue from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily Monday, June 17, through Friday, June 21.

The church is holding a day camp for children this week.

Ÿ Granted St. Mark’s United Methodist Church’s request to close the alley between Middlebury Street and its parking lot from 7:30 a.m. until approximately noon on Saturday, June 22 and 29, as well as July 13.

The church will be using a scissor lift to paint the side of the building along the alley.

Ÿ Amended an agreement with Doug Perry to provide services to the city’s utilities on an as-needed basis.

Originally, the agreement stated Perry’s work was not to exceed 150 hours in any calendar year, but having already reached that total, the city wished to move 2014’s allowable hours and compensation into the current year.

Ÿ The engineering department announced that the traffic signal at College Avenue and Greencroft Boulevard will be working on a timer during the week of Monday, June 24. Michiana Construction will be installing new loops on Greencroft Boulevard where Greencroft Communities is doing construction.

Ÿ Announced the appointments of Rebecca Gascho to a four-year term on the Goshen Housing Authority, Rob Rademaker to a three-year term on the Community Relations Commission, Bryce Gast to complete the three-year term on the CRC at the resignation of Richard Aguirre and Goshen Fire Chief Danny Sink to a new four-year term on the Elkhart County Public Safety Communications Committee.

Ÿ Accepted the revised plat for Century Industrial Park subdivision phase VII.




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