Lincoln Memorial Bridge Rehab Set to Resume October 3rd

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 19, 2016

Indiana Brown Bat Restriction Will be Lifted in October

KNOX COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a 180-day closure of the State Road 441 bridge over the Wabash River in Vincennes for rehabilitation.

Beginning on or around Oct. 3, Beaty Construction, Inc. will resume operations to complete a $3.2 million project to rehabilitate the historical bridge connecting Vincennes to Westport, Illinois. Work will include cleaning, joint sealing, façade repair and pavement overlay. This work was originally scheduled to take place in March, however, crews discovered the bridge was a roosting site for the endangered Indiana Brown Bat. Federal regulations restrict work that could potentially disturb the habitat of the Indiana Bat between April 1 and Oct. 1. During the restriction period, contractors were able to perform light activities including painting and cleaning operations.

The bridge closure is expected to last 180 calendar days, dependent upon weather conditions. During that time, motorists should use the official detour using Illinois 33, U.S. 50 and U.S. 41. The closure will be in place around the clock until the completion of the project. INDOT urges drivers to slow down and stay alert near crews.

About The Bridge

The Lincoln Memorial Bridge is a historical structure built to compliment the George Rogers Clark National Park in Vincennes. It was constructed in 1931 by Builder/Contractor Ferguson Construction of Rockford, Illinois and Engineering and design company Bennett, Parsons, and Frost of Chicago, Illinois.  In 1925, the Indiana legislature appropriated $2 million for a memorial to George Rogers Clark on the site of Fort Sackville in 1927, and the sponsors of the memorial urged that the new bridge harmonize with the memorial.

Stay Informed

Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at indot.carsprogram.org, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone.

Subscribe to receive text and email alerts about INDOT projects at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDOT/subscriber/new.

Follow @INDOTSouthwest on Twitter and at Facebook.com/INDOTVincennesDistrict.

 

Customer Service:

INDOT Southwest District

3650 South U.S. Highway 41

Vincennes, IN 47591

1-800-279-5758

swincommunications@indot.in.gov

 

 

Next Neighborhood Watch Meeting – Monday, October 3rd

The next Neighborhood Watch Meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 3rd at City Hall, 201 Vigo Street at 7:00 p.m.  This meeting is held the first Monday of each month and all residents are invited to attend.

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Vincennes Tree Board Taking Requests From Residents For Street Trees

The Vincennes Tree Board is excited to announce they are taking requests from residents for street trees to be planted on their property.  A street tree is planted in the city’s right of way – the space between the sidewalk and the curb.  Tree Board members will help residents choose an appropriate size and type of tree that will be best for their location.  To request a tree, please email: ryanlough@perkalawngardens.compaular@vincennes.org. or contact City Hall at 812-882-7285.

To report a problem with a tree that is located in the city’s right of way, use the contact information listed above. 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.

Change in Traffic Flow on Eberwine Near Tecumseh School Continues

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ENGINEER

Eberwine Ave. will begin a 90-day trial on Monday August 1st.  The one-way traffic flow on Eberwine Ave. from 1st Street to Day Street will be reversed and Day Street will become one-way from Eberwine Ave. to Jefferson Street.  The purpose of the reverse of traffic flow is to better and more safely accommodate the parent pick-up procedures at Tecumseh Elementary School.

Vincennes School officials will be briefing parents and students in the days leading up to the new school year.  Please be mindful of the new signage and drive cautiously when in this area.

Street Banner Request, Dimensions & Placement Policy

ACCORDING TO THE BOARD OF WORKS RESOLUTION 1-2015:

(1) Requests for each banner location…whether on North 2nd Street; College Avenue; Hart Street or Washington Avenue…are to be no longer than for a two-week time-period.

(2) Requests for these locations should occur no sooner than three months prior to the scheduled event.

(3) Requests for banners are subject to the Mayor’s office calendar availability and with the stipulation that proper insurance requirement is secured

(4) Requests to have banners hung will be secured at regular Board of Public Works and Safety meetings with requests secured on the Wednesday prior to the next regularly-scheduled meeting date.

Preferred dimensions of banners would be 3 feet high, between 15 and 20 feet wide, grommets on top & bottom with 2-foot centers, with wind-cuts.  A Certificate of Liability insurance must be provided at least 30 days prior to the hanging of a banner in the amount of $1 million coverage with the City of Vincennes listed as an Additional Insured.

It is the responsibility of the requesting group, organization or individual to deliver the banner at least one week in advance of the date granted by the Board of Works to the Vincennes Street & Sanitation Department, 1600 Bayou Street.  The banner must also be picked up at the Street Department location at the end of the granted period.

In the event of overlapping time-period requests, the Board of Works reserves the absolute right of designation.

For more information, please call the Mayor’s office at 882-7285.

 

City of Vincennes Recycling Program

CITY OF VINCENNES RECYCLING PROGRAM

The following rules are subject to change without notice as the demand for recyclables changes in the marketplace. They apply to the city’s curbside recycling program. Recycling is picked up Monday through Friday.  If your neighborhood pickup falls on a holiday, your recycling will be picked up the following week. Recycling materials may also be taken to Republic Services, 2706 N. 2nd Street.  Questions? Call the Street Department at 812-885-2520.

NEWSPRINT – Old newspapers are accepted, but they must be kept dry, as wet newsprint has no recycling value.

MAGAZINES – All magazines, hardback books, paperback books or telephone books are accepted.

JUNK MAIL OR OFFICE PAPER SUCH AS TYPING PAPER, COMPUTER PAPER OR ENVELOPES PLUS NEWSPAPER INSERTS ARE ACCEPTED.

GLASS – All must be rinsed clean

PLASTICS – All must be rinsed clean. We cannot accept plastic grocery bags or Styrofoam packing material.

TIN, STEEL and ALUMINUM CANS – All are accepted. They must be clean of all food, but labels may remain.

CARDBOARD – We accept corrugated cardboard and items made of paperboard, such as cereal boxes. Cellophane windows must be removed from boxes, as must any sort of liner. PIZZA BOXES AREN’T ACCEPTED due to contamination by sauce, grease, etc.

 

RULES UNIQUE TO CURBSIDE RECYCLING

TOTES – All recyclables MUST be placed curbside in the green totes available at the Vincennes City Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, 201 Vigo – cost is $5 each. Recyclables placed in boxes, bags or loose will not be picked up.

DEADLINE – All totes must be street side (never in alleys) by 7 a.m. on the appropriate day.

CARDBOARD – Must fit into the green Recycling tote.

 

It is not necessary to separate items.

Plastics bottles, cans, cardboard, junk mail, magazines & newspaper will be picked up all together.

 

Neighborhood Pickup Schedule:

Monday: Hart Street to Willow Street

Tuesday:  Hart Street to College Avenue

Wednesday: College Avenue to Weed Lane & North End Area

Thursday:  Kimmell Road to Franklin School

Friday: Eastgate Area

 

 

Hillcrest Dog Park

The dog park is located at Hillcrest Park and after completing just a few simple steps, you and your dog are ready to go!  First you must bring your dogs vet records to Vincennes Animal Shelter (1128 River Road) to register for FREE! Dogs must have current DAPP, rabies and bordetella vaccinations .

After your dog(s) are registered, you’ll receive a tag and the CODE to open the gate!

There are two fenced areas…one for large dogs (over 30 pounds) and one for small dogs (under 30 pounds).  The dog park will be opened from dawn to dusk. All of the rules for the dog park are on the registration form.

For more info call the Vincennes Animals Shelter at 812-882-8826 .  This dog park is sponsored by the Knox County Parks Department, the Vincennes Animal Shelter and The Vincennes City Parks Department.

Riverfront Pavilion Rental Agreement & Instructions

 

Vincennes Riverfront Pavilion

Rental Agreement

Name of event____________________________________

Date of event _________________  Arrival________ Departure________

Contact person____________________________________

Group/organization name __________________________

Address _________________________________________

Phone number (s) _________________________________

1) Reservations for the Vincennes Riverfront Pavilion must be made through the Mayor’s office.  Events at the Pavilion must be approved by the City Board of Works before the Mayor’s office staff will reserve the date and time.  The Board of Works meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 5 p.m. and the rental permission must be requested to be placed on the agenda by noon the Wednesday prior to the meeting.  Call 882-7285.

2) For events that are not open to the public and will last 6 hours or more (full day), there is a $200.00 rental fee with an additional $250.00 refundable damage deposit.  For events lasting less than 6 hours (1/2 day) the fee is $100.00 with a $150.00 refundable damage deposit. All checks should be made payable to the City of Vincennes. Rental fees and damage deposits are due no less than 30 days before the event or at the time of Board of Works approval if the event is within than 30 days.

3) A Certificate of Liability Insurance, with the City of Vincennes listed as additional insured, with a minimum of $1 Million ($1,000,000.00) in coverage, must be presented to the Mayor’s office 30 days prior to the event for the approval of the City’s insurance carrier.

4) The Board of Works reserves the right to refuse use of the Pavilion at their discretion.

5) All trash is the responsibility of the person or organization using the facility.  Trash must be removed from the Pavilion at the end of the event and disposed of properly.

6) Smoke effects, explosives, or pyrotechnics/fireworks are not permitted in the building.

7) Nothing may be attached to any part of the facility that would leave permanent damage such as nails or pins

8) Protected candles or oil lamps are permitted, however open fires (fire pit or chimineas) are strictly prohibited.

9) The garden and grounds of the Old State Bank are not included in the Pavilion rental.  To request use of those facilities, contact the State Historic Sites Office at 1-812-882-7472.

10) Any permits or licenses necessary for the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages are the responsibility of the person or group reserving the Pavilion.

11) Inspection of the Pavilion will be done at 7:30 a.m. the day following the event.  The damage deposit will be returned provided that the Pavilion and rest rooms are left in a clean and undamaged condition. If the picnic tables are moved for the event, they must be returned to the original location by the person, group or organization that is using the Pavilion.

12) If the condition of the Pavilion is such that the damage deposit will not be returned, the renter will be notified, by letter, of the reason why such action was taken.

13) The Pavilion is to be vacated by the stated departure time.  Please allow time for cleanup.  If departure time exceeds more than 30 minutes, the damage deposit will be forfeited.

14) If city staff is called out for assistance in any event other than a true emergency, before 7 a.m. or after 4 p.m. by any person, group or organization, a $50.00 per hour fee will be charged with a $50.00 minimum.

15) The city stage is not available for private use and must have the Mayor’s office written permission for use in any public event.

The undersigned, either individually or as an authorized representative of a group or organization does hereby acknowledge that he/she has read the above agreement and hereby agrees to the terms of said agreement.

 

Signature _________________________________

Printed name ______________________________

Date _________________

 

 

Date event approved by Board of Works _______________________

Old Gimbel Corner Use Agreement & Instructions

Old Gimbel Corner

Use Agreement

Name of event_______________________________________________________

Date of event ____________________  Arrival Time_______ Departure Time _______

Contact person______________________________________________________

Group/organization name ______________________________________________

Address ___________________________________________________________

Phone number (s) _______________________

 

1) Reservations for use of the Old Gimbel Corner must be made through the Mayor’s office. All events on the Old Gimbel Corner must be approved by the City Board of Works before the Mayor’s office staff will reserve the date and time. The Board of Works meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 5 p.m. and the request must be placed on the agenda by noon the Wednesday prior to the meeting.

2) For events that will last 6 hours or more (including set-up & take-down time), there is a $250.00 refundable damage deposit required. For events lasting less than 6 hours, (including set-up & take-down time) a $150.00 refundable damage deposit is required. All checks should be made payable to the City of Vincennes. Damage deposits are due no less than 30 days before the event or at the time of Board of Works approval if the event is within than 30 days.

3) A Certificate of Liability Insurance, with the City of Vincennes listed as additional insured, with a minimum of $1 Million ($1,000,000.00) in coverage, must be presented to the Mayor’s office 30 days prior to the event for the approval of the City’s insurance carrier.

4) The Board of Works reserves the right to refuse use of this property at their discretion.

5) All trash removal is the responsibility of the person or organization using the location. Trash must be removed from the Old Gimbel Corner at the end of the event and disposed of properly.

7) Smoke effects, explosives, or pyrotechnics/fireworks are prohibited on this property.

8) All materials and/or equipment desired to be placed on the Old Gimbel Corner property for any event must be made known to the Board of Works members at the time of the request.

10) Nothing may be attached to or placed on any part of this property that would cause permanent damage.

11) Protected candles or oil lamps are permitted, however open fires in fire pits or other structures are strictly prohibited.

12) Any permits or licenses necessary for the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages are the responsibility of the person or group reserving the Old Gimbel Corner.

13) Inspection of the Old Gimbel Corner will be done at 7:30 a.m. the day following the event. The damage deposit will be returned provided that this property is left in a clean and undamaged manner.

14) If the condition of the Old Gimbel Corner is such that the damage deposit will not be returned, the renter will be notified, by letter, of the reason why such action was taken.

15) The Old Gimbel Corner is to be vacated by the stated departure time. Please allow time for cleanup. If departure time exceeds more than 30 minutes, the damage deposit will be forfeited.

16) If city staff is called out for assistance in any event other than a true emergency, before 7 a.m. or after 4 p.m. by any person, group or organization, a $50.00 per hour fee will be charged with a $50.00 minimum.

The undersigned, either individually or as an authorized representative of a group or organization does hereby acknowledge that he/she has read the above agreement and hereby agrees to the terms of said agreement.

Signature  __________________________________

Printed name ________________________________

Date ____________________

 

 

Date event approved by Board of Works _______________________