Lane Restrictions on Kimmel Road

Kimmell Road, between Hart Street and Ford Road is scheduled to be under lane restrictions all this week for a storm sewer trench repair. 

Restrictions are expected to be lifted by on Friday, October 3rd.  For more information or if you have questions, please call City Engineer John Sprague at 882-4357.

Temporary, Periodic & Partial Street Closings

All this week, 6th Street will be closed during daytime hours between College Avenue and St. Clair Street for travel lane reconstruction on 6th Street.

There will be lane restrictions during evening hours. Construction at 6th Street and College Avenue is expected to be completed by Friday, October 3rd.  Drivers are encouraged to use St. Clair to Washington Avenue as a detour.

Please use caution when in these areas and thank you for your patience. For more information, please contact City Engineer, John Sprague at 882-4357.

 

Knox County United Way “Days of Caring” This Week

The Knox County United Way “Day of Caring” event will be bigger and better than ever this year! Instead of only ONE day, United Way Agencies and other non-profit community organizations will reap the benefit of a THREE-day extravaganza!

The “Day of Caring” campaign kicks off at 4:00 this Wednesday afternoon, October 1st in the Vincennes Riverfront Pavilion. This is a time where all “Day of Caring” VOLUNTEERS will be able to pick up their T-Shirts and work assignments. From 4:00 until 7:30 this Wednesday afternoon, October 1st, Mike Chappell has volunteered his time and musical talents and with live entertainment in the Riverfront Pavilion.

The famous “Bobe-B-Q” will be available for your culinary enjoyment and the regular Wednesday Farmers Market vendors will also be on hand with a great variety of produce, flowers and other locally-grown offerings.

All Knox County United Way “Day of Caring” VOLUNTEERS and community individuals stopping by the United Way display will also be eligible to register to win an electric recliner given away that evening made possible by this year’s Knox County United Way Campaign Chairman, Greg Risley.

From 4:00 until 7:00 this Thursday evening, October 2nd, the second “Day of Caring” this year will allow VOLUNTEERS to collect non-perishable food items, baby care items, personal care items and monetary donations in Vincennes at the Dollar General Store on North 6th Street; at the Save-A-Lot Store on South 15th Street; at the Jay C Food Store on Washington Avenue, and at Wal-Mart in the Kimmel Plaza Shopping Center. These same items will be collected during the same 3-hour time-period at the Dollar General Store in Bicknell.

The third “Day of Caring” will take place from 8 this Friday morning, October 3rd until 4 in the afternoon at all the same locations previously mentioned. All items and monetary donations collected will be distributed to the North Knox Social Ministries; the Vincennes Food Pantry; the Salvation Army; the St. Vincent De-Paul Store, and to the B.A.B.E. (Beds And Britches, Etc.) organization. In addition, volunteer projects will be carried out at: PACE Head Start in Vincennes and Bicknell, Generations, Knox County Public Library, and the YMCA. The YMCA is also the location for the annual “Day of Caring Chili Luncheon” from 11 that Friday morning until 1:30 that afternoon.

You still have time to VOLUNTEER and to be part of this exciting opportunity to help your local community. VOLUNTEERS are still needed and are asked to register at least 3 days prior to the “Day of Caring” kickoff event which is this Wednesday, October 1st. On-line registration may be done by logging onto www.unitedwayofknoxcounty.org /doc. VOLUNTEER registration may also be done with a call to 882-3624 or with an email to agoff@unitedwayofknoxcounty.org.

Second Street Gas Line Replacement To Begin Soon

The Miller Pipeline company is anticipating the start of a Vectren Energy gas line replacement project from Seminary to Main Street on North Second Street. In order to facilitate this project, it is necessary to block parking off along the southeast side of Second Street to allow northbound traffic to use this driving route.

This will permit southbound traffic on Second Street to be routed down the existing northbound lane. 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-week time-period will be needed to complete this project.

Knox County Fall Festival Coming Soon

The 2014 “Knox County Fall Festival” is scheduled for Saturday, October 11th at the Fairgrounds on Highway 67 in Bicknell. Everyone is invited to enjoy a full day of fun for the whole family that includes arts, crafts, food and free entertainment.

This year’s “Knox County Fall Festival” will feature 4-wheelers, hunting apparel and lots of other special activities. A new addition at this year’s event is the “Man Cave”…and the Knox County Motosports group will be racing on this Saturday evening.

Make plans now to attend the 2014 “Knox County Fall Festival” on Saturday, October 11th at the Fairgrounds in Bicknell. For vendor reservation information, please contact Patsy Guerrettaz by calling 812-885-6440.

Section of Oliphant Drive Closed Temporarily

The section of Oliphant Drive between Chicago Avenue and Niblack Boulevard is closed until late September to allow the floodwall opening to be repaired as part of the levee project.

Next Neighborhood Watch Meetings Monday, October 6th

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.

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 _______________________

Historic Vincennes Farmer’s Market Twice a Week in the Vincennes Riverfront Pavilion

You are invited to enjoy the Vincennes Historic Farmers Market on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings now through October 29th at the Riverfront Pavilion between First & Second Streets on Busseron.

Every Saturday from 8:00am until 1:00pm, the Farmer’s Market will offer freshly-picked produce from local farmers; vendors with artisan breads; fresh-cut flowers and “General Store” specialty items.

From 4:00 until 7:30 every Wednesday evening, the Farmer’s Market continues with entertainment, cooking demonstrations and much more! For more information please contact 812.882.5162.