Vincennes Animal Shelter Partners with PetSmart Charities “Rescue Waggin” Program

Vincennes Animal Shelter is pleased to announce we have become a source shelter for PetSmart Charities’ “Rescue Waggin’” program. petSmart Charties started “Rescue Waggin’ “10 years ago and transport thousands of dogs annually from shelters that rescue more dogs than communities can re-home and transports the excess dogs to shelters around the country where new homes are abundant .

This partnership will allow Vincennes Animal Shelter get more dogs into adoptable homes quickly. We have a 47 kennel Capacity but typically house
around 60 or more dogs . This is a win for our community and a win for the homeless dogs.

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and our sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet

Second Street Project is Now Underway

 

The second street project has begun and will continue to be under construction until October.

Currently, a new waterline and water meters are being installed.  Storm sewer will be next.  This work will be performed under traffic with lane closures and temporary closures up to 1 block at a time.  Normal traffic flow will be restored at the end of each work day.

On or after April 6, 2nd Street will become a one-way street.  Half the road will be closed from Main to Hart for complete reconstruction including pavement, curbs, and sidewalk.  After this half is completed, traffic will be flipped to one-way the opposite direction while the other half is constructed.  No parking will be allowed on 2nd Street after April 6th.  Businesses and residents along 2nd Street can be accessed by parking at the nearest cross street and walking.

New signals will be installed at Main and Hart street intersections.  Everything inside the right-of-way will be reconstructed.  Lighting will also be added as a part of this project.

Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes.  For more information, please call City Engineer, John Sprague at 812-882-4357.

 

 

Street Banner Request & 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 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 proper 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.

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

 

Next Neighborhood Watch Meetings Monday, February 2nd

The Vincennes City Police Department invites all local residents to attend the monthly “Neighborhood Watch” meetings.  In an effort to reduce crime, the VPD conducts regular “Neighborhood Watch” meetings on the first Monday of each month in two different locations at two separate times.

Residents are encouraged to attend the “Neighborhood Watch” meetings at 5:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Jamestown Apartments.   Another opportunity to meet and express desires and concerns is during the 7:00 meeting on the same evening in the City Council Chambers of Vincennes City Hall, 201 Vigo Street.

City Police Chief Dusty Luking describes these meetings as excellent opportunities for Vincennes residents to get together as “Neighbors” to exchange experiences and ideas for the betterment of their communities.  With your help as extra “eyes and ears”, the Police Department welcomes information and input from all community citizens.

Chief Luking has appointed Officer Kody Waggoner as the “Vincennes Neighborhood Watch” Program Coordinator.  If you have any questions, please call the VPD Headquarters at 882-1630.

Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone Forms & Schedules

All Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone businesses that take advantage of at least one tax credit or exemption during the tax year, must file the EZB-R Registration form for Calendar Year, 2014 with the State Enterprise Zone Board.  This form is available in the UEZ office in the Vincennes City Hall, 201 Vigo Street and it must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2015.  After completion, the original copy should be provided to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC); a copy of this EZB_R form must also be provided to the Vincennes UEZ Office at 201 Vigo Street, and a copy should be kept for the business’ personal record.  An EZB-R Registration form must be filed each year for the appropriate calendar year in order to maintain active membership.

The UEZ for EZ-2, to claim an Enterprise Zone Investment Deduction, must be filed with the Knox County Auditor’s Office at the Knox County Courthouse between March 1 and May 10, 2015.  Business owners who have made a real property investment or have remodeled their businesses within the Zone may be eligible for a tax credit  on the increase in property value.

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 their employer; attached to the individual’s State Tax return, and submitted to the State of Indiana to support any claimed deduction of earned Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone income.

All forms are available now in the Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone Office in Vincennes City Hall, 201 Vigo Street.

Please call the Vincennes UEZ Office at 882-7285 for more information.

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 ofVincennes.  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 Pavillion 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.

______________________________                            ________

Printed name                                                                    Date

_____________________________

Signature

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.

______________________________            _______________

Printed name                                                                 Date

 

______________________________

Signature

Date event approved by Board of Works _______________________

City-Wide Gas Line Replacement is Underway

The Miller Pipeline company is conducting a Vectren Energy gas line replacement project throughout the City.  In order to facilitate the completion of this project, it is necessary to block parking off along various sides of streets at different intervals.

Traffic control is provided and attempts are being made to have this effect only one block at a time. It is estimated that a 3-month time-period will be needed to complete this project. For more information or clarification, please call City Engineer John Sprague at 882-4357.

Leaf Collection Update & Instructions

 ***Special Note: In the event that leaves in your neighborhood have not yet been collected, the Street & Sanitation Department reminds you that the leaf vacuum will be revisiting areas throughout the City as time, equipment availability and weather conditions permit until all areas have been serviced.

 Due to the uncertainty of exact days leaves will be able to be collected, residents are asked to have them ready to be picked up at any time.

 Please do not mix limbs or other objects with your leaves because this will plug up the intake hoses on the leaf vacuums. Piles of leaves with other objects included will not be picked up.

Residents may also choose to place leaves and other similar yard debris in bags, then call the Street Department’s office at 885-2520.

The city’s collection site on Old Terre Haute Road will be open 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for residents to dispose of their own yard debris, leaves, and limbs. People must empty their containers at the site and take those containers with them.

If anyone has any questions please contact the Street Department office at 885-2520 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays.