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Goshen Expansion Moves Ahead for Lippert, Keystone RV

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The Goshen, Ind., City Council meeting this week centered around the Keystone RV Co. and Lippert Components expansion, for which an annexation into the city has previously been proposed.

The Goshen News reports that council members Tuesday approved a four-year fiscal plan for the annexation, along with a resolution to fund an internal loan to help pay for a water main project for the annexation area, along with approval to amend the boundaries of the city Southeast Economic Development Area to include the annexation.

The annexation property is located north of C.R. 40, south of Sourwood Drive, east of Corrie Drive and west of U.S. 33.

The intention of the fiscal plan is to show expenditures over a four-year period, which is required for any annexation project within the city, according to city staff. The purpose of the fiscal plan is to demonstrate the city can provide services to the annexed area, including police, fire and sewer.

Goshen police’s estimated annual cost to provide services to the annexation area based on three additional parcels is $1,350. Similarly, additional operating costs for fire and ambulance services for the same area is estimated to be $1,170. An additional $900 annually would be needed to provide administrative services by city departments to the annexed area.

City officals said the city will take on about $800,000 for the water main project. However, staff said actual expenses will be for the parts of the project outside the annexation area.

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