Vincennes Animal Shelter Valentine Luncheon

Join the Vincennes Animal Shelter for their annual Valentine Luncheon & Style Show Saturday, February 20th, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Green Auditorium.  Ticket price includes a delicious lunch and 2 style shows – one featuring styles by Scruples and the other featuring our own shelter pets “dolled up” by Bailey’s Pampered Pets.

There will be doorprizes and a silent auction that includes many great items donated by area merchants and other supporters of the Animal Shelter.  Also bring a bag of dog food for a chance to win a $100.00 gift card.

Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased at the Animal Shelter, City Hall/Mayor’s Office, Scruples, Vincennes Beauty College and Bailey’s Pampered Pets.

Next Neighborhood Watch Meetings…Monday, March 7th

The Vincennes City Police Department invites all local residents to attend the monthly “Neighborhood Watch” meetings.  In an effort to reduce crime, the VPD normally 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 next “Neighborhood Watch” meeting at 5:30 pm Monday, March 7th at Jamestown Apartments.  Another opportunity to meet and express desires and concerns is during the 7:00 meeting also that 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 Street Department Snow Removal

During a snow event the Vincennes Street Department will first concentrate on the designated snow routes* in each zone.  Hills, overpasses, and bridges are also considered a first priority.  After snow routes are cleared and passable for traffic, the street department will clear roads around schools and begin to make passes through neighborhoods.  (*See snow routes listed and additional information on the “Street & Sanitation Dept.”  section under the “Departments” tab.)   

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who clears sidewalks and driveways?

Both are the responsibility of residents and property owners. Residents should shovel snow into the yard if possible, not onto the street. Putting snow onto the street causes dangerously slippery conditions for both motorists and pedestrians. City crews try to avoid putting large piles of snow in front of driveways; however, this is not always possible.

Why do the snow plow operators plow my driveway shut?

It is impossible for the snow plow operator to plow the windrow from every driveway. Snow plows push snow, it is not a bucket with which you can pick up snow and deposit it elsewhere. To avoid having to double shovel, simply wait until after your street has been plowed to clear your driveway. If you must shovel before the snow plow gets to your street, shovel the snow to the passing side of your driveway (the left side when entering your driveway). The plow will be past your driveway when it hits the snow pile.

Other Helpful Tips

Do not park on snow routes during a snow event.

Please stay off the streets if you do not need to be on them. Traffic on the street increases the difficulty in plowing streets.

If you meet a snow plow on the street please pull to the side, giving it plenty of room to pass.

If you are following a snow plow please stay back a minimum of 75 feet.

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

 

 

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 _______________________

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.

 

Hillcrest Dog Park

The dog park is located at Hill Crest Park and how do I take my dog to it? You bring your dogs vet records to Vincennes Animal Shelter(1128 river road) to register for FREE! Dogs must have current DAPP, rabies and bordatella 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.

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 _______________________