Temporary Street Closing Announcements & Detour Information

 Vincennes City Engineer, John Sprague has announced the following street closing and detour information:

North 6th Street will be closed between Hart Street and Busseron Street for building demolition from Monday, April 21st thru Friday, April 25th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each of those 5 days. The detour routes vehicles to 7th Street.

For more information, please call the City Engineer’s office at 882-4357.

Volunteer Vincennes Week Set for April 27th thru May 3rd

Rawlin Kegley, Pastor of Student Ministries at the First Church of God in Vincennes, announces the week of Sunday, April 27th, through Saturday, May 3rd, is “Volunteer Vincennes” week.  Kegley says this will be a week of opportunity for the people of Vincennes to invest time and energy into different service projects to benefit the Vincennes community. 

This activity is designed to help city residents and non-profit organizations improve their quality of life and goals thru volunteer assistance from Vincennes University students, area church members, community organizations and other citizens.  Projects may consist of picking up trash, painting, mowing, small repairs, cooking, cleaning, and other needs that local residents and organizations may have but who are unable to do by themselves.

Volunteers are invited to a kickoff session at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, April 27th at the First Church of God, 1408 E. St. Clair Street or stop by the Church between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday; and from 9 a.m. til 3 p.m. on Saturday throughout that week.  All volunteers will be registered; assigned a project based on group size and skill set and given a free “Volunteer Vincennes” T-shirt.

 “Project Request” forms and “Volunteer Registration” forms may be picked up at the Church. For more information or to have any questions answered, please call Rawlin Kegley at 882-7550.

City-Wide Clean-Up to Assist Non-Profits Scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd

Burkhart Insurance Agency, the Vincennes Parks & Recreation Department and the Knox County Chamber of Commerce are conducting a “City-Wide Clean-Up” to help keep your community clean and to provide financial assistance for local non-profit clubs, churches and community organizations. 

This year’s event is from 9:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday, May 3rd and the deadline to sign up is Friday, April 25th.  A limit of 50 teams will be accepted and each group could earn $250.00 through a donation from Burkhart Insurance.

For more information on this year’s “City-Wide Clean-Up” campaign; to sign up for your team to participate, and to be assigned a designated clean-up location, please contact Burkhart Insurance by calling 882-3600 or stop the office at 16 North First Street in Vincennes.   Participation information and registration may also be obtained by calling the Knox County Chamber of Commerce at 882-6440.

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, 2013 with the State Enterprise Zone Board.  This form is available in the local UEZ office in the Vincennes City Hall at 201 Vigo Street and it must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2014.  After completion, the original copy should be sent to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC); a copy of the EZB-R Form must also be sent to the Vincennes UEA office at 201 Vigo Street, and a copy should be kept for the business’ personal records.  An EZB-R Registration Form must be filed each year for the appropriate calendar year in order to maintain membership.

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 prior to May 10, 2014. 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.

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

Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone Map:    

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

City Collection Site Schedule

The Vincennes Street & Sanitation Department announces that operating hours for the City Collection Site on Old Terre Haute Road, behind the Women’s Softball Complex, are from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday each week.  The Collection Site is also open from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30p.m. on Saturdays, but it is closed on Sundays.   

If weather conditions allow, and the area is not too muddy, these operating hours for the City Collection Site will be observed until further notice.  Please call the Vincennes Street & Sanitation Department at 885-2520, Extension 15 or 882-7285 for further information.

Recycling Materials Accepted by the City Street & Sanitation Department

Listed below are the recyclable materials that are accepted & collected by the Vincennes Street & Sanitation Department.  Also listed are some materials that will NOT be accepted or collected.

White Office Paper” :  Plain white paper…computer/blue bar paper…copy paper…printer paper ***Staples & color ink may also be included.

“Mixed Office Paper”:  Color paper…file folders…junk mail/envelopes…sticky notes.  SPECIAL NOTE…Gift wrap is NOT accepted!

 “Magazines & Catalogs”:  glossy paper…newspaper…phone books.

 “Cardboard & Paperboard” :  Corrugated & paperboard.  SPECIAL NOTE…Wax-coated boxes, milk or juice cartons, styrofoam or animal food bags are NOT accepted!

  “Aluminum Cans”:  Foil & pie pans…please rinse & flatten, if possible.

 “Steel Cans”:   Steel & bi-metal cans…metal lids from jars—Please RINSE all cans & jars, but labels do NOTneed to be removed.

 “Plastics #1 through #7”:  Milk & water jugs, soda bottles, etc.—labels do NOT need to be removed.  SPECIAL NOTE…motor oil bottles are NOT accepted.

 “Glass”:   Glass is accepted…please avoid BREAKING glass.

 SPECIAL NOTE:  Do not mix trash with recycling materials

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



Date event approved by Board of Works _______________________

Neighborhood Watch Meeting Dates, Times & Locations

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.

Culbertson Boulevard Temporarily Closed

In order to facilitate work on the “Floodwall Rehabilitation Project”, Culbertson Boulevard is now closed to vehicular traffic from Main Street to Hart Street.  This special project is expected to be done within a 1-to 2-month time frame and has caused Culbertson Boulevard to be closed.  Pedestrians utilizing that area are asked to use courtesy toward the workers and to use caution near their floodwall construction equipment.  For any questions pertaining to this “Floodwall Rehabilitation Project”, please call Hunter Pinnell at 882-7877.