Locations of Streets being Resurfaced this Week

All this week, milling and resurfacing will be in progress on the side streets along Hart Street between 15th Street and 3rd Street. The areas of 11th Street from Hart to Wabash Avenue and the intersection of 6th Street and College Avenue are also included in this effort.

Each block approaching Hart Street will be closed. Paving operations will begin on 5th Street and on the approaches to Eberwine Avenue. Work is expected to be completed by Friday October 24.

Striping operations will also be conducted on Hart Street, including the intersections at 6th Street, 7th Street and at 6th and College.

Residents are requested not to park on these streets until paving is completed and to use caution when driving in these areas. For more information or if you have any questions, please call City Engineer, John Sprague at 882-4357.

Suggested Halloween Trick-or-Treating Schedule

The Vincennes City Police Department has issued a suggested schedule for this year’s “Official” Trick-or-Treat activities. The VPD is suggesting “Trick-or-Treating” be done from 5:30 until 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31st and Saturday, November 1st.

These “Official” hours are merely a guideline; not a law or rule. The hours and days suggested are simply to provide citizens some idea as to when to expect trick or treaters in their neighborhoods. These are also guidelines of reasonable days and times for those participating to patronize only those residences that are welcoming visitors.

The VPD asks those citizens who would like to welcome trick or treaters to indicate so by illuminating an outside light on the suggested dates and during the suggested times. Trick or treaters are asked to respect those that are not participating as well by not visiting those residences that do not display lights.

Second Street Gas Line Replacement is Underway

The Miller Pipeline company is conducting 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.

Next Neighborhood Watch Meetings Monday, Nov. 3rd

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 Closed for Levee Project Work

Culbertson Boulevard is closed to allow construction work to be completed on the levee project. The road is closed from Main Street to Hart Street to vehicular traffic until further notice. The levee projects are weather dependent but are anticipated to take several weeks to completion. Anyone with questions can contact Hunter Pinnell at Vincennes Water Utilities- 812-882-7877.

Knox County Polling Places for Nov. 4th Primary Election

For any Knox County resident who has questions about their assigned polling place to cast their votes during the Primary Election on November 4th, the Knox County Voter Registration Office is happy to offer the following options:

(1) Log onto www.indianavoters.com and click on the “Find Polling Place” item at the top of the page

(2) Call the Knox County Voter Registration Office at 895-4927

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.

City Collection Site Schedule

The Vincennes Street & Sanitation Department announces that normal 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.

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 _______________________

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 _______________________