Large Item Disposal Days Planned For Saturday, May 20th & Saturday, June 3rd

The City of Vincennes, in conjunction with Republic Services, is once again offering residents of Vincennes an opportunity to dispose of large, unwanted items at no charge.  Vincennes Mayor, Joe Yochum has announced TWO special “City-Wide Large Item Disposal Days”.   On Saturday, May 20th and Saturday, June 3rd, citizens of Vincennes may take their large, unwanted items to Republic Services at 2706 North Second Street.

From 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. on both Saturdays, Republic Services will accept items too large to place in trash bags at their Second Street location for FREE disposal.  Items that may be delivered to Republic Services include household furniture, mattresses, large toys, carpeting tied in three (3) foot bundles, and appliances not containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFSs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HCFCs) such as refrigerators and air conditioners.

Those items the City and Republic Services will not be able to accept include construction debris, building materials, tires, paint, liquid waste, electronics or hazardous waste.  Other items that also may not be taken to Republic Services are tires, Freon-containing or appliances that have contained Freon, batteries, free liquids including paint cans, oil jugs, chemical jugs, materials containing asbestos or E-waste.  Paint cans may be accepted if they have become solid waste.

Some form of photo identification is required which shows your address and to verify that you are a resident of Vincennes.  If you have questions or would like more information, please call Republic Services 812-882-1215 or the Vincennes Street & Sanitation Department at 812-885-2520.

CCMG Milling & Paving Operations to Begin Monday, April 24th

From the Office of the City Engineer:

Beginning on Monday, April 24th, crews with Milestone Contractors, LP will begin milling and paving operations in connection with the 2016 CCMG Project.  Preliminary plans are to begin milling operations on Main Street and then 7th Street.  Paving operations will begin on Peachtree Terrace, Marion Dr., Avondale Dr., Rose Rd. and Elberta Dr.  Paving will them move to Main Street and begin following the milling machine.

Roadways being milled will be minimally restricted and roadways being paved will be largely restricted.  The contractor will notify local residents and businesses by letter prior to milling and/or paving of their street.  Paving and milling operations will continue throughout all the roadways designated in the project.  Changes in schedule are subject to weather conditions.

Please avoid areas in which you observe these activities.  Your patience is appreciated in seeking alternate routes.

One More Chance to Apply for the Owner Occupied Rehab Program – April 26th, 1:00-7:00 pm

NEED HOME IMPROVEMENTS?

 GRANTS AVAILABLE TO ELIGIBLE HOMEOWNERS FOR ITEMS SUCH AS WINDOWS, ROOFING, HVAC, PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL, INSULATION, ETC.

The City of Vincennes will apply for Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation funds from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

The grant, if awarded, will provide rehabilitation on houses owned by low and moderate income persons living within the corporate limits of Vincennes.  The city is targeting 20% of the houses assisted towards the disabled.  The city will accept applications from any resident within the corporate limits.  You must own the house, be living in the house, contract sales are not eligible, and singlewide trailers are not eligible.  The property cannot be located in a 100 year floodplain.  The housing unit must be covered by homeowner’s insurance and property taxes must be current.

Assistance is based upon household size and income.  Please contact the Southern Indiana Development Commission at (812) 295-3707 for the income limits.

Applications to qualify for assistance will be taken on the following dates & location:

  1. APRIL 18, 2017 – 10:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. AT THE VINCENNES CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 201 VIGO STREET, VINCENNES
  1. APRIL 26, 2017 – 1:00 P.M. TO 7:00 P.M. AT THE VINCENNES CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 201 VIGO STREET, VINCENNES

The following information will be required for a complete application:  copy of recorded deed, proof of property insurance, 2016 State & Federal tax returns if applicable, & 2017 statement from Social Security and/or SSI income (if applicable).          

Railroad Crossing Maintenance on Three Additional Crossings Beginning April 27th

Beginning Thursday, April 27th, crews with CSX will again be closing railroad crossings for up to 5 days for routine maintenance.  The three crossings involved are all west of 6th Street and include State St., Manilla St. and Terre Haute Road.

Detour signage should be in place directing traffic to alternate routes.

 

Burkhart Insurance City Wide Clean Up Saturday, May 6th

Burkhart Insurance City Wide Clean Up

2017 Vincennes City Clean Up

 

Click the link above for information on how to sign up your group.

Four U.S. 41 Bridges in Vincennes Scheduled for Maintenance

KNOX COUNTY Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane restrictions for U.S. 41 south of Vincennes for bridge deck overlay projects.

Beginning on or around Wednesday April 12, crews with E & B Paving will begin restricting lanes just south of Vincennes on U.S. 41 to rehab four bridges. Work will be performed on bridges just south of the Willow Street interchange, just south of Industrial Park Boulevard, and just south of Elkhorn Road. During construction, U.S. 41 will be brought down to one lane in both directions. Construction is expected to last until late May, depending upon weather conditions.

Under the same contract around mid-May, crews will begin working on U.S. 50 west of U.S. 41 near Vincennes to perform a bridge deck overlay on bridges spanning Snap Creek.

During the project, lanes will be restricted around the clock. INDOT urges motorists to adhere to the work zone speed limit and stay alert near workers.

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.

Work continues on 6th Street from St. Clair to Wheatland Road

Various lanes on 6th Street from Wheatland Rd. to St. Clair Streets will be closed for pavement joint replacement, joint sealing, and crack sealing as a part of the 2016 Community Crossings Matching Grant program.

Access will be maintained, when possible, to business entrances along the roadway.  Alternate entrances may need to be used for short amounts of time.

Please remain vigilant for the next two weeks as work crews will be working near moving traffic.

Walk With A Doc Is Back In Gregg Park On Saturdays!

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The next Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be May 1st

The next Neighborhood Watch Meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 1st at City Hall, 201 Vigo Street at 7:00 p.m.  This meeting is held the first Monday of each month.

Lane Restrictions Resume on U.S. 41 just North of Vincennes for Bridge Removal

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KNOX COUNTY, IN – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for U.S. 41 for a bridge removal project just north of Vincennes.

Contractors began working on the multi-construction season project to remove two bridges over a set of abandoned railroad tracks last spring. The bridge in the southbound lanes was successfully removed. On or around Monday, April 3, they will begin to work to remove the bridge in the northbound lanes. Motorists will see two phases of restrictions. The first, phase will require the closure of the right lane for both north and southbound traffic. This phase is expected to last until the end of July.

As the project progresses, all traffic will be shifted via median crossover to the southbound lanes with an 11-foot width restriction. Substantial completion of the project is expected by the end of the year.

With the abandonment of the railroad tracks, the bridges are no longer needed. Removing the two bridges will save taxpayer dollars on inspections and maintenance, allowing INDOT to allocate those funds to other preventative maintenance and preservation projects.

INDOT urges motorists to obey the posted speed limit and limit distractions while driving in work zones.

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.