Boards and Committees

Board of Public Works and Safety

The major functions of the Board of Public Works and Safety include anything concerning streets and other infrastructure of the city. They also approve event permits, contracts and other items city related. The Mayor and two appointees serve four-year terms on the board.

The Board meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 5:00 p.m. in the City Council chambers at City Hall.  Call 882-7285 to be placed on the agenda.

Procedure to appear before the Vincennes City Board of Public Works & Safety

(1) Please write a detailed letter explaining the reason for your request.  Please include as much specific information as possible such as the event, date, time, contact person(s), phone number(s), route & any other information you feel will be helpful in describing the request.

(2) If requesting a Handicapped Only parking, please submit a personal letter and a Doctor’s letter that explains the need for this type of sign.

(3) Mail this information to Vincennes City Board of Works, 201 Vigo Street . . . email it to paular@vincennes.org . . . or deliver it to the Mayor’s Office in person.

(4) Since the Board of Works meetings are normally at 5:00 p.m. on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month in the City Council Chambers in Vincennes City Hall, all information must be submitted no later than 5 business days prior to the meeting you wish to attend. (Earlier if possible).

(5) Because questions may arise concerning your request, it is necessary that the contact person and/or other representatives attend the meeting to provide answers.

(6) The request & the contact person’s name will be placed on the Board of Works agenda on the date of the meeting you wish to attend.  When your group and/or name is announced from the agenda during that meeting, you will be asked to come to the microphone and make your request verbally.

Board of Cemetery Regents

Four members serving four-year terms are appointed by the mayor to oversee the administration of city cemeteries. Board meetings are scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the City Cemetery Office on Willow Street.

Cemetery Superintendent: Danny Wilson 882-2705

Knox County Board of Health

Three members serving four-year terms are appointed by the mayor and the others are appointed by the County to oversee the public health issues in the city.  Call 882-8080.

Board of Zoning Appeals

Three members serving three-year terms of the five total members are appointed by the mayor and two are appointed by the City Council to oversee requests for variances to zoning ordinances. Meetings are conducted in the City Council Chambers at 201 Vigo Street in Vincennes City Hall.   Regularly-scheduled meetings are scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month. To be placed on Board of Zoning Appeals agenda, please call the City Inspector’s Office at 882-3338.

Vincennes Housing Authority Board

Board consists of five Mayor-appointed members serving four-year terms.

Historic Review Board

Five members serving three-year terms oversee maintenance of historic properties in the city. The members are appointed by the Mayor subject to the approval of the Common Council.  Meetings are conducted in the City Engineer’s Office in the Vincennes City Hall.  To be placed on the Historic Review Board meeting agenda, please call the City Inspector’s Office at 882-3338.

The Vincennes Historic Review Board meets the FIRST TUESDAY of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Historic Review Board Guidelines (download Word Doc)

Application for Certificate of Appropriateness

HISTORIC DISTRICT MAP

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Bi-State Airport Authority Board

Eight members supervise the Bi-State Airport between Vincennes and Lawrenceville, IL. The Mayors of Vincennes and Lawrenceville each make three appointments with six-year terms, while the Governors of Indiana and Illinois each appoint one member to serve indefinite terms.

Park and Recreation Board

Four members serving four-year terms are appointed by the Mayor to oversee the park and recreation programs in the city of Vincennes.  To be placed on the Park and Recreation Board meeting agenda, please call 882-1140.

Police Civil Service Merit Commission

Three members serve three-year terms and oversee personnel matters in the Vincennes police department. The members are appointed, one each, by the Mayor, City Council and the Police Department.

Redevelopment Commission

The Redevelopment Commission oversees the Tax Increment Finance district and meets on the third Thursday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in City Hall. Contact Paula Rupprecht at 882-7285 to be placed on the agenda.

Vincennes Tax Increment Finance Zone Map

Procedure to appear before the Vincennes Redevelopment Commission

(1) Please write a detailed letter explaining the reason for your request.  Please include as much specific information as possible such as the event, date, time, contact person(s), phone number(s), & any other information you feel will be helpful in describing the request.  (Plans, Schematics, etc.)

(2)   Mail this information to Vincennes Redevelopment Commission, 201 Vigo Street…email it to paular@vincennes.org… Or deliver it to the Mayor’s Office in person.

(3)   Since the Redevelopment Commission meetings are normally at 9:00 A.M. on the 3rd Thursday of each month in the City Council Chambers in Vincennes City Hall, all information must be submitted no later than 15 business days prior to the meeting you wish to attend. (Earlier if possible).

(4)   Because questions may arise concerning your request, it is necessary that the contact person and/or other representatives attend the meeting to provide answers.

(5)   The request & the contact person’s name will be placed on the Vincennes Redevelopment Commission agenda on the date of the meeting you wish to attend.  When your group and/or name is announced from the agenda during that meeting, you will be asked to come to the microphone and make your request verbally.

Tree Board

Five members serving three-year terms are appointed by the Mayor to oversee the use and protection of, and promotes the planting of trees in the city. The City Tree Board also serves as the City Landscape Review Commission.  The Tree Board meets at 5:30 on the first Tuesday evening of each month. To be placed on the Tree Board agenda, please call 882-2428.

To report a problem with a tree that is located in the city’s right of way – for example, between a city sidewalk and the street, please email: ryanlough@perkalawngardens.com or paular@vincennes.org.  Please include your name, address, phone number, location of tree, type of tree (if known) and problem with the tree: dead tree, fallen tree, tree with excessive dead limbs, lightning struck tree, heavily rotted tree, stump, or request a street tree.

Utility Services Board

Three members are appointed by the Mayor and two by the City Council to the Utility Services Board, which oversees the water, sewer and storm sewer systems in the city. The USB meets at 4:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, please call 882-7877.

Urban Enterprise Association Board

If an individual lives and works within the Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone, they may be eligible to receive a tax deduction on their individual state adjusted gross income. In order to apply for this tax credit, the UEZ Form IT-40QEC must be completed by the employer and attached to the individual’s state tax return to support any claimed deduction of earned enterprise zone income.

All current member businesses located within the Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone that take advantage of at least one tax credit or exemption during the tax year, are notified that the method of reporting this information for the calendar year 2016 will be different than in previous years.

According to Devin Hillsdon-Smith, Regulatory Affairs Liaison, Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), all EZB-R registration forms and EZB-E extension request forms must be submitted electronically at https://iedcportal.iedc.in.gov starting this year.  Those member businesses claiming a tax deduction and/or tax savings for the 2016 calendar year, are required to submit an EZB-R form no later than June 1, 2017.

The EZB-R form must be filed every year by businesses desiring to maintain their membership, or to register as a new member of the Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone.  Only those businesses with current membership status are eligible to apply for UEZ incentives.

If a UEZ member business requires additional time to complete the EZB-R form, that business must submit form EZB-E at https://iedcportal.iedc.in.gov to request an extension to the filing deadline.

The UEZ Form EZ-2, to claim an Enterprise Zone Investment Deduction, must be filed with Knox County Auditor’s office at the courthouse between March 1 and May 10. Business owners who have made a real property investment or remodeled their businesses within the zone may be eligible for a 10-year tax credit on the increase in property value.

Please call Vincennes UEZ Office at 886-3444 for more information.

The next meeting of the Vincennes Urban Enterprise Association Board of Directors is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, in the Vincennes City Hall Conference Room, 201 Vigo Street.

Procedure to request to be placed on the Vincennes Urban Enterprise Association Board of Directors meeting agenda

(1) Please write a detailed letter explaining the reason for your request.  Please include as much specific information as possible such as a description of the project, start & completion date, contact person(s), phone number(s), & any other information you feel will be helpful in describing the request.  Visual representation of the project is also required.

(2) Please mail this information to the Vincennes Urban Enterprise Association, 201 Vigo Street . . . email it to vinuea@vincennes.org . . . Or deliver it to the Mayor’s Office in person

(3) Since the Vincennes Urban Enterprise Association Board of Directors meetings are normally at 5:00 P.M. on the 2nd Tuesday of every other month in the Conference Room of Vincennes City Hall, all information must be submitted no later than 5 business days prior to the meeting you wish to attend. (Earlier if possible).

(4) Because questions may arise concerning your request, it is necessary that the contact person and/or other representatives attend the meeting to provide answers.

(5) The contact person’s name will be placed on the Vincennes Urban Enterprise Association Board of Directors meeting agenda on the date of the meeting you wish to attend.  When your group and/or name are announced from the agenda during that meeting, you will be given the opportunity to explain your reason for attending and to make your request verbally.

If you would like to be placed on the UEA Board Meeting agenda, please call 886-3444 at least 5 business days in advance of the next regularly-scheduled meeting.

If you have any questions regarding incentives or the UEA, please call 812-886-3444.

 

CITY OF VINCENNES URBAN ENTERPRISE ZONE

2ND STREET PAINT PROJECT INFORMATION

  • All funding will be offered on a reimbursement basis.
  • Applicants must be owners of the property on which the painting is to be done.
  • Applications can be obtained between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays in the UEZ Office in Vincennes City Hall, 201 Vigo Street, 812-882-7285
  • Copies of paid receipts and/or paid invoices must be submitted to the UEZ Office at 201 Vigo Street in Vincennes prior to reimbursement.
  • The completed project must be inspected by members of the Vincennes Urban Enterprise Association to verify the project was completed to be eligible for reimbursement.