The Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) and South Bend Public Transportation Corporation (Transpo), through a Federal Transit Authority (FTA) grant, are conducting the CONNECT Transit Plan. CONNECT will study the Interurban Trolley and Transpo fixed routes transit systems that service South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart and Goshen in St. Joseph and Elkhart counties. ‚Äč

As extreme temperatures are approaching the area, the City of Mishawaka is asking homeowners to take preventative measures to help protect water pipes and meters from freezing.

Turn on both the hot and cold taps so that they produce the tiniest line of water trickling out of the tap. Leaving faucets slightly open so water barely trickles keeps the water moving through the pipes and helps to prevent freezing of both the water lines and meters.

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Career advancement possibilities are abundant within the Mishawaka Police Department. Uniform Road Patrol, Street Crimes, Neighborhood Enforcement, K-9, S.W.A.T., and Metro Homicide are just a few of the areas of opportunity. Civilian positions are available as well including Dispatch, Records, Crossing Guard, Grant Specialist, Chaplain and more. Mishawaka Police Department also offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package including competitive pay, clothing/equipment allowance, paid vacation and overtime, compensatory time accrual, health-dental-vision insurance and membership in the Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS).

Additional benefits information and a comprehensive list of both the sworn officer and civilian opportunities can be found on the Mishawaka Police Recruiting Opportunities and Benefits page.

Mishawaka residents are often unaware they are responsible for repairs to the water lines on their properties. Mishawaka Utilities are working with Service Line Warranties of America to make available to homeowners an OPTIONAL service repair plan. The program is run by Service Line Warranties of America and can be part of a financial planning strategy to prepare for emergency home repairs.

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Finally! After years of planning, construction, coordinating and moving, we are fully in our new City Hall building and it is fully functional -(ish)! It has been well received and I believe it will serve you well for decades to come. A lot has been communicated and promoted about the major revitalization of the downtown, including the new Mishawaka City Hall, the Skate Ribbon and plaza in development as well as development to the north, and all of the major developments throughout the city. However, our neighborhoods and their parks are central to a strong, vibrant community and central to the core of a healthy, habitable and growing Mishawaka. We try never to lose sight though, that its sometimes the seemingly small projects that make the most impact on people’s lives.

Our main strategy in Mishawaka is to focus on quality-of-life improvements. Mishawaka has always been at the forefront of investing in its services, infrastructure, and amenities such as quality parks. To that end, we are continually juggling projects big and small.

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